Exterro recruits Paul Valentino as first chief people officer

Exterro chief people officerData risk management software solutions provider Exterro has appointed Paul Valentino as its first chief people officer, effective this month.

Valentino will report directly to chief executive officer Bobby Balachandran. In the newly created position, he will be responsible for attracting and retaining top talent, implementing leadership and capabilities development, and integrating change management. He will additionally help to foster an environment anchored in honesty, transparency, feedback, mentoring and coaching, while empowering teams to excel in their endeavors.

He will focus on the alignment of corporate culture and values. His core competencies include strategic HR business partnering, performance management, global HR, talent acquisition and management, global mergers and acquisitions, employee relations, organisational development and training, and implementation of HR best practices, including the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion values across the organisation.

With more than three decades of leadership experience, Valentino most recently held the role of chief product officer at Proofpoint for six years. His prior executive HR roles have been at Velodyne Lidar, Rambus, Juniper Networks and Synopsys.

Valentino said: “I’m honored and thrilled to join Exterro at such an exciting and pivotal time. All of the businesses I have chosen to work for have had the same things in common: the right place, the right time, the right industry, and the right leadership, and Exterro is no different. I look forward to working closely with Exterro’s leadership team to drive deeper employee engagement and enhance the performance culture across the organisation.”

Balachandran added: “Paul has earned a reputation for providing exceptional leadership to companies and their workforces as they navigate dramatic changes and scale rapidly in a dynamic business environment. His multifaceted expertise in global mergers, staffing, compensation programs, and organisational development perfectly aligns with our vision for sustained growth and employee-centric excellence. His appointment underscores our commitment to creating a workplace culture where every individual thrives.”