Mardelle W. Peña
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Virtus Investment Partners
Mardelle Peña is executive vice president, human resources at Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. She is responsible for developing human resources strategy and implementing critical policies, processes and programs in areas such as talent and performance management, training and development, diversity, and compensation and benefit plans. She also supports the activities of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, and is a member of the company's senior management team.
Ms. Peña joined Virtus in 2010 from the Hartford Financial Services Group, where she was vice president of human resources supporting property and casualty insurance business segments. Prior to joining Hartford Financial in 2001, she was senior vice president and chief human resources officer at ADVO, a direct marketing company. She started with ADVO as the regional HR manager in Houston and Dallas. She began her career with a Houston-based high-end specialty retail store.
Ms. Peña graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in industrial psychology and personnel management, and later earned a master's degree in human resources management from Houston Baptist University.