Cheryl DeSantis, Chief People Officer of SmileDirectClub


Cheryl DeSantis is Chief People Officer at SmileDirectClub, the pioneer of doctor-directed, remote clear aligner therapy. With more than 20 years of experience in strategic people and organizational development, Cheryl enables the growth of the business through its team members, striving to maintain SmileDirectClub’s strong company culture through values-based leadership. Cheryl has global oversight of talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, team member relations and engagement, HR information systems, and learning and development for SmileDirectClub’s business across the globe. She also leads the expansion of SmileDirectClub’s international internal organizational structure and framework.

Before joining SmileDirectClub, Cheryl acted as Vice President of People and Organization at Mars Petcare, leading enterprise-wide Human Resources programs and policies serving 4,000 employees across the globe. Through her 10+ years of work at Mars, she led benefits and global HR communications, corporate HR initiatives, and long-term people and organizational strategy for several divisions of the business.

Throughout her career, Cheryl has held positions across many different industries, including manufacturing, telecommunications, professional services, e-commerce, and consulting. Prior to working in the HR field, Cheryl worked in advertising and communications. Cheryl lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her three daughters. For more information, please follow Cheryl on LinkedIn

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