Background: Xiomara Padamsee is a partner with Bellwether Education Partners in the Talent Services and Strategic Advising practice areas. She has over 15 years of experience in education reform and human capital work. Her clients have included organizations such as Blue Engine, City Year, and Envision Schools Charter Management Organization.
Before joining Bellwether in 2014, Xiomara was a manager with Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital group — Organizational Transformation and Talent practice — where she provided seven years of strategic advising to private consumer and industrial products and retail companies on challenges related to the talent “hire to retire” employee life cycle, transformational strategic change efforts, working cross-culturally, and staff and leadership development.
Earlier in her career, Xiomara worked for Teach For America as a corps member teaching bilingual elementary school in the South Bronx, as a program director working with Newark, Paterson, and Jersey City school districts, and as a vice president of staffing and organizational development. In this last role with Teach For America, she built the organization’s first Human Assets team to shift from an administrative compliance focus to a strategic talent focus, fueling a four-fold national expansion in five years with increased staff diversity, satisfaction, and effectiveness.
Xiomara holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in human service studies and U.S. Latino studies from Cornell University. She lives in Pittsburgh with her partner and three-year-old daughter.