Vito J. Stellato, Ph.D.


Vito J. Stellato, Ph.D. is a senior human resources executive providing services in executive coaching, assessment and development, HR strategic planning, change management and interim HR management.

Vito has over thirty-five years of experience in human resources and general management. He has been the senior HR executive for operations that were opening, expanding and repositioning in three industries: hospitality, specialty engineering and oil & gas. Vito has a passion for helping companies build talent that is committed to manufacturing quality products and delivering outstanding customer service.

Most recently, Vito was the HR Business Partner for John Crane Production Solutions, an oil field services company that is a division of John Crane. Vito was also the Vice President of Global Talent Management for John Crane, a subsidiary of the Smiths Group. In this role he was responsible for executive development and succession planning in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Vito held the same role for Smiths Detection, another subsidiary of Smiths, which also included being a member of the project team that implemented a global Enterprise Resource Planning system.

Prior to joining Smiths, Vito had over twenty years experience in the hospitality industry for national brands such as Holiday Inns, Embassy Suites, Harrah’s and La Quinta Inns. He has been the Vice President of Human Resources for Embassy Suites Hotels, Harrah’s New Orleans, Harrah’s Las Vegas, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for La Quinta Inns and Prime Hospitality.

During his time in hospitality, Vito was also an adjunct professor for the Fairleigh Dickinson University International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Vito received his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from the George Washington University and his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hamilton College. His certifications include Myers Briggs Type Indicator, SHL Personality and Ability instruments, Strong Interest Inventory, and he is a certified DDI trainer.