Sammy Duff

Sammy Duff

VP, Human Resources


Capital One

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Learned a lot about adaptability and mentorship as a child of divorced parents.
Worked for a professor in college that lead to a lot of insights about myself and opportunities.
Worked for two great companies who were/are known for the HR departments.
Found a growth company that fit my values, and allowed me to have a life outside of work.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dalls
Bachelor
Economics, General
Southern Methodist University
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
Southern Methodist University

Career

VP, Human Resources

I help develop our leaders and other talented associates.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Technology
Working with Others

Day to Day

Spending time with my team talking about their lives and work, and working with them to figure out better ways to support and serve the teams, leaders, and future leaders of our company. Developing programs and tools to build a great place for great talent, and to foster our culture of collaboration, innovation, excellence, and doing the right thing.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Empathy, analytical problem solving, collaboration and working in teams, communication, willingness to adapt and be open to change and feedback.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Look for opportunities on campus or via internships to do HR related work (e.g. recruiting, training or development programs, etc). Work with a professor who teaches HR related topics (e.g. Organizational Behavior). Work in teams as much as possible.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Economics, General
undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"HR is not for men... go into sales or marketing."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student
Divorce