Meet Eileen Fernandes
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Eileen Fernandes is a Deloitte Consulting Principal and the National Leader for Human Capital’s Merger & Acquisition services. She has experience in all areas of people management and human resources strategy development and implementation for organizations undergoing a change of ownership. Eileen also assists clients with the strategic development and delivery of integrated communications to internal and external audiences.
Eileen is also the West Region Human Capital leader for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry. She is a graduate of San Jose State University with a B.A. in Public Relations. She has more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate and consulting arenas. She began her career with various positions in Public Relations and Marketing, and ventured into Human Resources where she was the Director of Employee Benefits for a global apparel manufacturer. She was a Principal at a creative services agency focusing on branding and employee communications.
Eileen joined Deloitte in 1997 to lead the West Region Communications Consulting practice in Human Capital. She became a Principal in 1999 and led the National Strategic Change practice. She has held various national leadership positions.
Eileen’s professional affiliations include: World at Work and the International Association of Business Communicators. She is a frequent speaker and author of articles on the topics of people challenges in Mergers & Acquisitions and establishing global, strategic communications programs.
My Latest Thinking
In today’s competitive global and technology-driven atmosphere, the bulk of a company’s value often resides in the minds of its people. If these intellectual assets aren’t properly retained, the company’s competitive advantage is compromised. Over $45 billion in proprietary information is lost yearly, according to surveys of Fortune 1000 companies conducted by the American Society of Industrial Security.
My Areas of Specialization
- People management
- Human resources strategy development and implementation for organizations undergoing a change of ownership
- Strategic development and delivery of integrated communications to internal and external audiences
- Human Capital’s Merger & Acquisition services
- Technology, Media and Telecommunications