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Stephanie Franklin

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Stephanie Franklin

Stephanie’s Leadership

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Stephanie Franklin is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Vertex. She oversees all global aspects of human resources, including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Global Organization & Leadership Development, HR Business Partners, Engagement and Diversity & Inclusion. 

Prior to joining Vertex in August of 2017, Stephanie was SVP, Global Human Resources at Nuance Communications where she was responsible for the HR Business Partner & Global HR Operations functions, Talent & Organizational Development and M&A. Before Nuance, Stephanie was the Vice President of Talent & Integrated HR Solutions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and spent twelve years at Procter & Gamble. 

Stephanie is a business-focused, results oriented executive with over 20 years of experience in diverse industries and geographies who invests in designing & implementing successful HR strategies that enable organizations to achieve their unique potential. She is a leader in the community as Board Member and President of the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF), and serves as Board Chair of the Boston-Manchester March of Dimes. Stephanie was also co-founder & leader of the Procter & Gamble Boston Women’s Network, a senior mentor for the Women Unlimited Leadership Development Program, and Vice Chair of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay Healthy Childhood Development Initiative. 

Stephanie holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Western Kentucky University. She worked there as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communications prior to moving into the field of Human Resources.

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