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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Andrew Bartlow

Vice President of Human Resources

Colony Starwood Homes


MHRIR, 2010
BA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996

Career Highlights

  • 20+ years of experience providing HR leadership across multiple industries for global Fortune 100 companies as well as high-growth start-ups
  • Currently the head of Human Resources for Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE: SFR), supporting its scale-up from <$150M to $600M+ in annual revenues and the creation of a new subsector within the REIT industry
  • Previously served as the HR lead for global mergers & acquisitions at Apollo Education Group
  • Previously served as the lead HR Business Partner for Retail & Small Business Banking at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) with ~5,000 employees across 20 status
  • Previously served as the global head of Total Rewards & Talent Management for Diamond Foods (now Snyder-Lance)
  • Previously served as the head of recruitment Retail Mortgage Lending at Washington Mutual (now JPMorgan Chase), leading a team which hired 2,000+ team members annually
  • Early career experience within the HR functions of Pepsi and General Electric
  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and certified Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Co-Founder of Wachovia Volunteers West Coast chapter and former Co-President of Wells Fargo Volunteers chapter in the Bay Area, supporting ~30,000 team members
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the BizWorld Foundation