Doniel Sutton

Doniel is a proven, values-driven leader who brings nearly two decades of industry expertise to PayPal’s leadership team. She joined PayPal in 2011 as a Senior Director of Human Resources focusing on strategies to improve management and leadership capabilities, and on creating a culture of integration and collaboration through the development and implementation of HR processes aligned to business priorities. Her role expanded to include some of PayPal’s largest functions, including Global Product & Engineering, when named Vice President of People in 2015.
Prior to PayPal, Doniel worked as VP of Global Human Resources for Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services. In addition to leading the global HR function, she served as an executive coach to senior business leaders and was an executive sponsor for PRERS Diversity Affinity organization, Black Leadership Forum, providing mentorship to mid-level managers. Before this, Doniel spent more than eight years in senior leadership HR roles with Bank of America and five years with Honeywell International as part of their accelerated rotational leadership development program called Pathways.
Doniel was named one of Savoy Magazine’s Top Influential Women in Corporate America in 2016 and one of Black Enterprise's Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America in 2018. She was most recently recognized as The American Business Awards' Human Resources Executive of the Year, Bronze Stevie Award recipient. Her strong track record of accomplishments extends beyond her professional scope of work. In addition to her contributions as an active HR thought leader and her volunteer work with various affinity groups championing women and minorities, she currently serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Council & National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Orange County Chapter, and is working to evolve PayPal’s diversity and inclusion programs, with a focus on establishing the company’s first Black and Hispanic affinity groups.
Doniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master’s of Business Administration in Human Resource Management, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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