Deirdre C. Drake
Deirdre Drake is Managing Director and Chief HR Officer of BMO Capital Markets
In this role, Deirdre
is responsible for the creation of human capital strategies and operational priorities for the Capital Markets business.
drives HR strategic planning and metrics for all components of the Investment and Corporate Banking and Trading Products platforms.
A native of Michigan, Deirdre
was appointed to the role in May 2012.
Deirdre joined BMO in 2006 as the Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Head of Human Resources, US.
In that role, Deirdre
had HR governance oversight for US operations as well as responsibility for the creation of human capital strategy for in-country mergers and acquisitions.
brings over 24 years of experience and leadership in Human Resources from Fortune 500 organizations.
Deirdre holds a Master's of Business Administration from St. Joseph's University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
In addition to her involvement with the LGBT community, Deirdre has served on the Board of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and was Co-Chair of their 2012 Heroes Breakfast.
is a recipient of the Corporate Woman of Achievement Award from the National Association of Women Business
Owners (NAWBO) Chicago Chapter
, the largest in the nation.