Jeff WellsteadPartner, Strategy & Leadership – Digital People

Jeff Wellstead is part of a multi-disciplinary team of strategy, execution and growth experts.

  • End-to-end or specific needs. Our team is structured to provide the exact skills you need
  • A ‘think + do’ approach. With expertise, methods, and networks to rapidly deliver tangible business benefits
  • A collaborative, pragmatic, and flexible culture. Sharing insights and expertise to bring the best to our clients

Jeff leads the Digital People practice which addresses every aspect of digital transformation where people are affected. Including organisational design, HCM technologies, HR transformation, digital leadership, agile ways of working, workforce analytics and digital culture.

With over 25 years of HR leadership experience building effective HCM strategies to attract, recruit, retain and engage superior talent, Jeff provides a fresh and unique approach to employing highly collaborative, lean work methodologies, combined with powerfully transforming technologies.

His career has spanned equally across globally recognised investment banking, consulting services and innovative, fast-growth technology companies, headquartered both here in the UK and America.

An accomplished transformational HR digital business leader with proven expertise in:

  • Talent strategy development and alignment to corporate objectives
  • HR digital transformation – end-to-end, engaging with buyers and vendors, and ensuring effective implementation and adoption
  • Workforce analytics and measurement – creating 3 dimensional models to assess program effectiveness and drive business adaptation
  • Change & transformation management

Jeff is a graduate of Cornell University, a charter participant of the Academy of Digital Business Leaders (ADBL) career diploma program, a certified business coach for the UK’s Growth Accelerator & Innovation program and a member of Tech London Advocates.

Key achievements include:

  • A senior leader with a proven record of enabling and delivering successful workforce and talent transformation, innovation and change in corporate and SME growth environments
  • Led global organisational restructuring and transformation efforts for 500 IT professionals in 30 countries
  • Built HR and talent strategies from scratch for investment banking, high tech and online gaming companies
  • Reduced recruitment and attraction costs by £400k annually, increased productivity and engagement metrics by 60%, and reduced attrition by 8% down to 5% overall annually at three tech companies here in the UK

I have not had a better partner in a major transformation before like Jeff. He has a service mindset helping drive customer satisfaction levels from an initial 33% to 85% and higher ongoing. He is geared with a great commercial perspective and innovative spirit. I would enjoy working again with Jeff if at all possible
Patrick Moroney, Global SVP – Technology Transformation, Kantar IT Partnership
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