EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Jim Weidner is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Versiti. We have been very fortunate to have Jim has part of the team since May in a consultant role. During that time, he has quickly built broad based credibility across the organization, while leading important work in Organizational Design, Talent Calibration, and Succession Planning.
Jim will be focused on ensuring that our evolution toward One Versiti is enabled by an effective talent strategy. He will be responsible for driving key human capital strategies including Leadership and Organizational Development, Employee Engagement, Cultural Transformation, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards and Succession Planning.
Jim has over 25 years of experience in organizational, team, and employee development with a variety of companies and within multiple industries. His most recent appointment was as Vice President, Human Resources with Baxalta, a spinoff of Baxter International, where he led a European re-organizational effort for the $2B+ Immunology business and developed innovative employee engagement strategies to drive employee retention and manage operational risk.
Jim received his B.S. degree in marketing from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania. He and his wife Rosie are enjoying the city life in Milwaukee. He has two grown children, Lexie (26) and Mark (24). Prior to living in Milwaukee, Jim worked and lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He most recently moved to Illinois in 2002 and raised the kids with mid-west values. Jim enjoys playing golf and tennis and is an avid Philadelphia sports fan.