Canetta Reid - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Canetta Reid

Canetta Reid

SVP and Chief People Officer


Canetta has a proven track record of driving efficiencies, supporting growth, and building winning, inclusive cultures in corporate environments of all sizes. A change agent and strategic thought leader with a “people first” philosophy, she delivers realistic and innovative solutions that anticipate the changing needs of today’s workforce. Canetta has over twenty years of experience driving transformative change and implementing continuous improvement initiatives through human resources, legal and compliance roles in Fortune 1 to 200 public companies, private companies, and private equity-backed companies. Her experience spans various industries, including retail, oil & gas, produce, manufacturing, and CPG. Through each new experience and position, Canetta has been able to leverage her strong work ethic, thought leadership, and analytical abilities (including her love of puzzles) to drive significant results on behalf of organizations. Canetta has a reputation as a trusted advisor who works comfortably across organizational boundaries to influence at multiple levels. She quickly gains the credibility and respect of executives by challenging them courageously and effectively. Canetta is also a skilled arbitrator and mediator with a wide range of subject matter expertise based on her years of private practice and in-house litigation experience. An effective facilitator, she mediates all types of disputes, including contract, insurance claims, and employment matters. Additionally, with her unique blend of HR and Legal Compliance experience, Canetta is a frequent presenter and panelist on HR Compliance, Employment Law and DE&I topics.

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