Destiny ThompsonChief People Officer
Ms. Thompson is responsible for leading Verano's overall people strategy, which includes workforce planning, talent management, learning and development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, acquisitions and integration and overall employee engagement to support the future growth of the company.
Ms. Thompson has over 20 years of human resources experience in professional and financial services firms. Her expertise is leading and transforming companies in various industries through their next evolution of supercharged growth, building and scaling the People function to align to the overall business long-term strategy and revenue goals while also maintaining a People First philosophy and culture through continual innovation and change. She has experience in various industries, including technology, higher education, life sciences and financial services.
Prior to joining Verano, Ms. Thompson served as the Chief Human Resource Officer at Stout, an investment banking and financial services firm where she served on the executive team leading Stout's people strategy as well as 15 years at Huron Consulting Group leading and scaling many businesses globally for transformative growth.
Ms. Thompson is a member of Chief, a private network of C-level women that share and cross-pollinate ideas across many industries, and also serves on the Expert Council for Hacking HR, leading and contributing to conversations about the future of Human Resources and the evolving workforce. She received her bachelor's in English literature at Purdue University.