Deadrick Baker


Deadrick (D.D.) is an experienced executive and business consultant who brings more than 20 years of experience to the Stanton Chase Nashville team. He specializes in helping companies identify, develop and optimize executive talent, and improve operational performance through the implementation of organizational development, change management and cultural development programs. D.D. started his career as a Motor Transportation and Logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he developed his passion for linking business strategy to effective human resources and people strategies. He gained extensive executive leadership experience, serving in a variety of executive level HR and operational roles at multiple Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, energy services, financial services, insurance, publishing, and technology industries, including Motorola, Pfizer, AOL/Time Warner, CIGNA, MassMutual, Pacific Life and Health Essentials. D.D. excels at driving strong operational performance by equipping executive leaders to increase their effectiveness with team members, peers, and leaders.

While at Health Essentials, as part of a succession planning and high potential talent identification program, D.D. developed new leadership competencies and established an executive assessment and coaching process for the top 200 leaders, resulting in 5% improvement in employee satisfaction. A trusted advisor to senior leaders, D.D. focuses on building high functioning teams through competency-based coaching and team building programs, utilizing both individual and team assessment tools. D.D.’s approach to talent management and succession planning, as well as his expertise in compensation and benefits, employee relations, executive coaching, leadership development and training initiatives, enable him to help companies achieve their strategic goals through improved organizational effectiveness and talent optimization. D.D. attended the United States Naval Academy, where he played football, and Excelsior College, and obtained a degree in Mathematics.