Carlos Valdes-Dapena

Carlos Valdes-Dapena

Carlos is an organization development professional with a focus on unlocking organizational performance through leadership and collaboration. Since 2000, he has worked for Mars, Incorporated, a global consumer packaged goods company with over 77,000 employees and known for such brands as M&M’s, Wrigley’s Gum, Uncle Ben’s and Greenies pet treats. Carlos has worked on a variety of global OD projects for Mars. Most notably, he led the research and development of the Mars Framework for High Performance Collaboration (HPC) which has been adopted for use by Mars, globally. HPC was awarded Mars’s global “Make the Difference” award for innovation in 2013 and won accolades when presented at the 2014 OD Network conference in Philadelphia.

Before joining Mars, Carlos worked for IBM as an internal OD consultant and senior leadership coach supporting CEO Lou Gerstner’s executive team members. Prior to IBM, he served as an external consultant and trainer with DDI, an HR consulting and training firm based in Bridgeville, PA.

In addition to his work in OD, Carlos is certified and active as a yoga instructor. He holds an MFA from Florida State University, the MSOD from American University and a BA from the University of Miami, FL. He and his wife Janet have two children, Molly and George, ages 24 and 17 respectively.

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