Christopher Rotolo is Vice President of Global Talent Management and Organization Development for PepsiCo, where his team is responsible for the global core talent management and people processes including the company’s organizational health survey, performance management, leadership development and feedback, career development tools, and team effectiveness. Prior to this role, Christopher led the design of PepsiCo’s high potential assessment and identification processes.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Christopher headed the Leadership Strategy and Research team within IBM where he was responsible for developing IBM’s strategy for internal leadership assessment and development. Christopher’s other experiences include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hay Group and running his own consulting firm.
Christopher earned his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a member of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and past-president of Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology. He is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and has authored a variety of articles and book chapters on leadership, culture, and assessment. He and his co-authors were recently awarded the Elliot Jaques Memorial Best Paper of the Year Award from the Consulting Psychology Journal for their submission “How are top companies designing and managing their high-potential programs?” Lastly, Christopher is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches Human Resource Selection and Organizational Climate and Culture.