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Denise Caleb is a Consulting Partner with Grahall. A true transformational and operational visionary, who has developed strategy, implemented the way forward and executed “lasting results” with a geographically dispersed workforce while serving in multiple executive roles. She has proven success with managing sizable teams within startup and mid-range corporations-to-large global entities with a focus on strategic operational alignment, workforce planning effectiveness, and human capital management.
Dr. Caleb has a unique set of executive skills and strategic operational expertise that spans over 25 years in the HR and DEI space. Dr. Caleb has served on 6 executive teams and has demonstrated proven success with managing sizeable teams from startup and mid-range corporations to large global entities, with a laser focus on strategic operational alignment, operational effectiveness, and human capital management. During her career, Dr. Caleb has worked for three Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies: Ford Motor Credit the financial arm of Ford Motor Company, EDMC Argosy University under the Goldman Sachs umbrella, and Walgreens, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. She served as the most senior leader within one of the leading 80 location academic health systems in the country as recognized by U.S. News & World Report. When working at The University of Kansas Health System, in addition to HR, she was responsible for employee health, occupational health and urgent care with over 30k clinic visits per year, along with the administration of the flu clinic for over 10k employees and served on the Health System DEI Committee.
An authentic leader, she communicates in a straightforward yet respectful way and cares deeply about her teams. Denise has a unique way of turning chaos into key business opportunities, in an organized, strategic, relationship-driven manner. A competitive, compassionate, principle-centered leader, she enjoys driving a high performance work culture by aligning employee’s strengths with business objectives to attract, develop, engage and retain top talent.
Following a career journey that has taken her from consulting to talent acquisition, higher education, retail pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Today, she leads Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Denise holds an Ed.D. in organizational leadership and a M.Ed. in education, with a concentration in organizational change, performance and human resource development and a B.S. in speech communication. She earned her Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School (HBS) and her D&I Certification from Cornell University.