The OKR Podcast

Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO

How OKRs helped give the GHX team the clarity to stay focused on value to customers: A conversation with Ryan Padilla

Ryan Padilla, Head of Global Planning at GHX, discusses the organization's experience with implementing the OKR practice and how OKRs helped give the GHX team the clarity to stay focused on value to customers.

About Ryan Padilla
Ryan is Executive Director, Strategic Transformation and Enterprise Planning at GHX. In this role he is focused on accelerating growth and customer value by directing the execution and governance of global strategic priorities. He also leads the quarterly OKR planning program to drive a results-centric culture by improving alignment, clarity and accountability across the organization. He is an accomplished leader with 20 years of consulting and industry experience solving challenges in corporate strategy and business process optimization. In his glory days, Ryan was a competitive runner and cyclist, but now gets his exercise by chasing around his identical twin daughters.

About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on outcome mindset and tapping into ambition.

Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.

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