Yvette C. Burton, Ph.D.
As Chief People Innovation Officer, Dr. Yvette Burton drives business strategy through the power of data and people. In her role, she leads the company’s world-class, high-performing workforce and supports our growth and innovation capabilities, as well as advancing inclusion and diversity efforts through engagement with our global communities and markets.
As Professor of Practice Emeritus, Yvette designed and launched Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies Master of Science program in Human Capital Management. She currently serves as the Designer and Lead Faculty for New York University’s School of Professional Studies Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Business Certification Program.
Yvette is a recognized expert and has provided testimony for the Senate’s Department of Homeland Security’s efforts on the Federal adoption of Domestic Partnership Benefits for the Federal workforce and served as a policy consultant for the White House U.S. Foreign Policy mission. She is also a partner at Deed Partners, a venture capital investment firm for non-traditional fintech start-ups. Yvette was selected for Crain's New York inaugural list of Notable LGBTQ Leaders and Executives in 2020.
She holds a B.A. in psychology and minor in sociology from the State University of New York at Stonybrook, a M.A. in Human Development from the Fielding Graduate Institute, as well as a M.A. in Criminal Justice and Procedural Law from City University of New York at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Yvette received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Fielding Graduate Institute and completed the Advance Management Program in the Wharton Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania.