Joe Garcia, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Talent Management, The Home Depot

Dr. Joe Garcia is the Sr. Director of Talent Management at The Home Depot.  In this capacity, he manages the Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Planning, and Executive Development functions.  Dr. Garcia has over 22 years of business experience in retail, medical equipment, life science, and management consulting
Prior to joining the Home Depot, he worked an Associate of Lominger, A Korn/Ferry Company.  Before that, he was Vice President of Human Resources for Altea Therapeutics, a leading player in the transdermal drug delivery space. 
Dr. Garcia has extensive international experience. He has consulted with multinationals in Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean and has lead major selection and organization development projects in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil.  He is fluent is Spanish and English. Dr. Garcia is a frequent presenter at national conferences speaking about his work in the areas of selection and leadership development. 
Additionally, he teaches courses in human resource management, organizational behavior, and cross-cultural human relations for the State of Florida university system and the University of Miami.
Dr. Garcia holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Miami. He conducted his doctoral studies at the University of Miami and The Fielding Institute, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in human and organizational development.

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