Patel Buford is the Chief People Officer for OppLoans, a consumer financial
lending platform. In this role, she is responsible for setting the
HR foundation by designing the longer-term vision, mission, and brand for Human
Resources and delivering world-class people programs & practices that shape
the culture and fuel the next stages of business growth. Her
team’s mission to the hire the best talent and empower them to do their best
to OppLoans in
January of 2019, Karishma was the Vice President of Talent Management at Groupon where she owned Global Talent
Development and Talent Acquisition with a team across 15 countries. Previous
to this role, Karishma also owned Diversity and Inclusion at Groupon where she
was responsible for leading initiatives to promote workforce diversity and to
build an inclusive culture.
joining Groupon in January 2016, Karishma was Head of Talent Management for BAE
Systems Inc. – a global defense firm with 35,000 employees. From 2007 to 2011,
she was a Senior Consultant with PDI Ninth House, a leadership solutions
consulting firm. And prior to 2007, she worked extensively with physician and
academic faculty leaders in healthcare and educational settings as an executive
received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia
and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional
Psychology. She completed her fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania
Health System and mini-MBA certification from St. Thomas University, Opus
College of Business, in Minnesota.
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