Vice President of Global Human Resources
Patricia (Patty) Hamm oversees our global Human Resources (HR) function. In this role, Hamm is charged with driving strategic change across Imation’s team and culture, focused on supporting the company’s business imperatives through HR strategies, including high-performance organizational development, leadership development, and career planning.
Hamm has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the human resources and marketing field. Prior to joining Imation, she was executive vice president of human capital and learning at Petters Group Worldwide, LLC, in Minnetonka, Minn. From 1984 to 1994, Hamm held human resources and marketing management positions at First Bank System (now U.S. Bancorp), and from 1995 to 1999 at medical companies Aequitron Medical, Inc., Nellcor Puritan Bennett, and Mallinckrodt Corporation, where she managed numerous acquisition and integration focused activities. From 1999 to 2001, she was vice president of human resources at Net Perceptions, a leading supplier of real-time personalization solutions. From 2001 to 2002, Hamm was vice president of human resources at Fingerhut, Inc (now Bluestem Brands), a home shopping retailer offering private-label and brand-name merchandise. Fingerhut was purchased by Petters Group Worldwide LLC, where she was named to the executive vice president position in 2003.
Hamm holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the College of Saint Benedict, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a board member for the Human Resources Executive Forum and provides project support to Women Venture’s Human Resource Committee.