DK BartleyDK Bartley

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s

Mr. Bartley’s career has been effectively characterized as a subject matter expert for Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Acquisition. As a speaker and facilitator, DK Bartley has been very effective inspiring global audiences related to “Best-in-Class” Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion practices for both big and small corporations.

He is currently CDO - Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s, the global credit rating and financial services company. He is keenly responsible for Moody’s acceleration of D&I as a business imperative and the international Diversity and Inclusion strategy for its internal and external framework.


DK was previously Senior Vice President & Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Dentsu Aegis, where he advanced D&I through multicultural partnerships with some of Dentsu’s largest clients and partners, such as Microsoft, American Express, Facebook, and LVMH. He successfully managed and reengineered the Dentsu Americas talent acquisition team and created a Center of Excellence that transformed the employee value proposition, leading Dentsu Aegis to become an employer of choice. He has also functioned as Chief Talent Officer for the global consulting firm Diversity Talent International (DTI), with a roster of clients that included some of the world’s most influential brands, Polo Ralph Lauren, Mercedes-Benz, Colgate-Palmolive, Huawei Technologies, and WPP. 

He is a Board Member of the AAF, The American Advertising Federation and ACT-SO the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics of mind competition.

Mr. Bartley is Certified in Diversity & Inclusion Management from Cornell University ILR, holds a master’s degree in communications from the New York Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook.