KPMG LLP names Darren Burton vice chair, human resources
Mr. Burton has more than 20 years of experience leading HR programs and strategies for large employee-focused organizations and has a proven track record of achievements, particularly in areas such as talent management, employee engagement and performance development.
He joins KPMG from Raytheon Company, where he most recently served as vice president, human resources and security for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services Company.
While at Raytheon, Mr. Burton also served as vice president of corporate human resources and enterprise human resources operations, where he oversaw corporate human resources, labor relations, talent acquisition, human resources mergers and acquisitions and workforce planning.
Prior to that he was vice president of human resources and security at Raytheon Missile Systems, leading the business through a three-year transformation that focused on organizational effectiveness, talent management and leadership development.
Prior to Raytheon, Mr. Burton also held senior HR positions at Williams Lea, a global provider of business process outsourcing services; IBM; the Campbell Soup Company and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company.
Mr. Burton holds a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the State University of New York.
He succeeds Bruce Pfau, who is retiring from the vice chair role after 12 years and joining the firm’s Advisory practice in a senior consulting role.