Mike Palladino joined Perspective as a Partner in 2018. At Perspective, he specializes in advising life sciences and healthcare organizations on human capital strategies and organizational effectiveness. Mike has over 20 years of progressive experience in guiding, leading and developing high-performing global human resources, legal and other organizations. He spent eight years at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, where he built and led the employment law and litigation functions, and then served as Senior Vice President & Head of Global Human Resources. In his capacity leading Human Resources at Vertex, Mike oversaw all global aspects of talent acquisition, retention, performance management, diversity, compensation, benefits, HR information systems, leadership, talent development and employee relations related to an international workforce of over 2,300 employees in 19 countries.
In addition to his in-house counsel experience, Mike has over 10 years’ experience as an employment and labor attorney in private law practice. He provided counseling, representation in litigation and training to Fortune 500 companies, senior executives, emerging/growing companies, non-profits, small businesses and human resources departments ranging in size from single-person to large and complex. Previously, he designed and delivered training and organizational development solutions to state and federal agencies at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute.
Mike earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School.