As Vice President of Global Human Resources at Visa, Bill Ingham sets the talent strategy for employees worldwide, giving him a broad view of the industry’s transformation. He discusses Visa as both a financial services and a technology company, the battle against cash, how he hires, and the challenge of becoming an authentic leader.
Prior to Visa, Ingham led international HR for the Banana Republic brand at Gap Inc. Before joining Gap, he spent eight years with the Clorox Company, where he led people and talent strategies for a multibillion-dollar global business unit.
Earlier in his career, Ingham was with PeopleSoft, where he built the strategy for the company’s Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing (HRBPO) division in addition to leading a global staffing team which hired as many as 4,000 people per year. He started his career at Oracle as the company’s first compensation analyst.
As a co-author of The Rise of HR, which has been distributed to over two million HR professionals, Ingham is a frequent speaker at business and talent conferences. He is also active in diversity and inclusion efforts, particularly those dedicated to gender equality.
Ingham attended the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in Ontario, Canada and Evangel University in Springfield, MO, and holds degrees in communications and psychology.