DK Bartley

Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition

Dentsu Aegis Network

As a speaker and facilitator, DK Bartley, has been very effective inspiring audiences and promoting the human capital business case for Diversity & Inclusion for both big and small corporations. He previously ran the global consulting firm Diversity Talent International (DTI) and managed a roster of clients that included Polo Ralph Lauren, Mercedes-Benz, Huawei Technologies, and Group M. As a “Train-the-Trainer” and Executive Recruiter for Talent Acquisition and Diversity Recruiting, he has been very successful in making this often-uncomfortable topic, of D&I comfortable and welcoming. Most notably he is known for successfully unmasking unconscious bias and providing relatable examples that disseminate the many taboos about the topic and as a result illustrate how Diversity and Inclusion becomes an asset, and not a liability.


In his current role as the Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition for Dentsu Aegis, the fifth largest Media & Advertising holding company globally, he manages the recruitment strategy and Center of Excellence for all 26 brands in the Americas and is currently building the Dentsu Aegis Network collaborative D&I partnerships initiative, redefining the way the network of companies finds and curates talent. 


He holds a Master Degree in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology, A Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook, and a Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion Management from Cornell University ILR.