Joan C. Brunelle

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Brunelle is Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer at Bessemer Trust. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic focus of HR advisory and analytics, succession planning, learning and development, compensation, and benefits to attract, retain, and develop top talent. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Bessemer, Joan was Vice President at OppenheimerFunds, Inc., responsible for Human Resources in the Institutional and the Investment Management Divisions. Before that, she was Vice President at Deutsche Bank, responsible for human resources integration. Prior to relocating to the U.S., Joan led Deutsche Bank’s Canadian HR group.

She serves on the Board of Directors for The Valley Hospital, and, as a Trustee, serves on several committees.

Joan earned a B.A. in English from Queen’s University, Canada. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and holds an executive coaching certification from Baruch College.