Commvault, a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, announced that it has named Martha Delehanty as its new chief people officer (CPO). Reporting directly to Sanjay Mirchandani, Commvault’s president and CEO, Delehanty will use her deep understanding of global talent trends and needs to expand Commvault’s employee recruitment, retention, and professional development capabilities.
Delehanty joins Commvault at a time of unprecedented global change, as COVID-19 impacts businesses and people around the world. As CPO, Delehanty is helping to guide Commvault’s employees though the personal and professional aspects of navigating life during a global pandemic, in addition to leading the company’s efforts to gather, retain, and develop its diverse, innovative team of talented professionals.
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“We at Commvault are committed to helping our employees, customers and partners manage the COVID-19 crisis,” said Mirchandani. “Having global accountably for many aspects of human resources at Verizon, Martha combines a broad set of skills with the ability to think creatively about talent processes. With Martha now responsible for every aspect of Commvault’s teams worldwide, we are better positioned than ever to ready our customers to take on their greatest data challenges and grow our business around the world.”
Delehanty brings to Commvault decades of human resources experience in progressively more senior roles at Verizon. Most recently as senior vice president, human resources at Verizon, she developed and implemented human resource policies and strategies for more than 100,000 employees working across all of Verizon’s customer segments.
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“To ensure Commvault has the talent it needs to continue to simplify, innovate, and execute, my focus will be to ‘get ’em, build ’em and keep ’em,‘” said Delehanty. “I look forward to realizing this goal by strengthening the link between our human resources plans and our business outcomes. At the same time, I will be working to guide and coach our team members so that, whatever their background or role at Commvault, they are confident that it is a place where they can build a fantastic, life-changing career—even during this pandemic.”
Delehanty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Mount Holyoke College and a Master in Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas. She has been a powerful advocate for young women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), helping drive participation in programs like Girls Who Code, Black Girls Code Built By Girls, and WiTNY (Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York). She currently serves on the board of trustees for 180 Turning Lives Around, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence.
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