Case Competition Judges

We are pleased to announce this year’s competition judges from Deloitte Consulting and HP, Inc.:


Clay Whitaker

Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Clay Whitaker is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice based in Dallas, TX. A graduate of Texas A&M and Kellogg School of Management, Clay has spent nearly a decade at Deloitte, primarily in the Life Sciences industry where he has extensive experience leading sales and marketing projects for pharmaceutical clients. Before joining Deloitte, Clay was a partner in the Human Performance practice at Accenture, managing large-scale strategic change, mergers and acquisitions, CRM technology rollouts, and organizational design.


Nicolina Marzicola

Global Head of HR Operations, HP Inc.

Nicolina Marzicola is the Global Head of HR Operations for HP Inc.  She recently returned to the US from Singapore, where she was the Regional Head of HR for the Asia Pacific & Japan region.  Nicolina started her HP career in 1997 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, as HP Canada’s first staffing manager.  She continued to accelerate her development through various HR positions in Canada, landing as the Technology Services Canada Country HR leader before relocating to HP’s office in California.

Throughout her 22 years with HP, Nicolina has held a variety of HR leadership roles including:

  • Regional Head of HR, Asia Pacific & Japan
  • HR VP, Customer Support and Solutions
  • HR VP, Finance and the Office of the General Counsel
  • HR Director, Sales Operations organization
  • Global HR Manager for the Procter & Gamble account (where she started the “Manager on Loan” program)
  • Director of Global Functions Talent Management
  • HR Manager of Customer Operations and Marketing

Nicolina earned a B.A in Psychology and Post Graduate in Business from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.

She is currently based in Palo Alto.