Maribeth Bearfield

Chief Human Resources Officer
Maribeth Bearfield at Bright Horizons
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As a highly experienced CHRO of one of the FORTUNE top 100 Great Places to Work, and FORTUNE Best Workplaces for Diversity, Maribeth Bearfield has been a thought leader and sought-after spokesperson on a wide array of human resources and company culture-related topics.

Maribeth represents Bright Horizons and leadership in human resources practices and the services delivered to external audiences. She drives thought leadership within the HR industry and supports growth efforts among clients and prospects. She also represents Bright Horizons at the highest levels with industry associations, boards and conferences, and is a key spokesperson on the value of the services provided to employers and their workforces.

Prior to joining Bright Horizons, Maribeth was the CHRO at Kaseya Corporation and Hanover Insurance where she was responsible for all HR functions. She was also the Chief Talent Officer at State Street, responsible for the global talent management function, including talent acquisition and development. During her tenure at State Street, she lived and worked in London for three years, serving as the senior HR business partner responsible for all of their European locations. Her decades of experience in human resources have also included work with Cisco Systems, Oracle and GTE/Verizon.

Early in her career, Maribeth was a high school principal, counselor, and teacher. She holds a Master of Education and Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

Maribeth and her husband, Gary, have three daughters and a grandson.

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University of North Carolina

Masters of Education

Stetson University

BS Business Administration

For all that has been, I say thank you. For all that is to be, I say YES!
Maribeth loves people and spent the majority of her career in human resources because she truly loves working with others. But when she’s not working, she loves to play golf (poorly) and tennis, travel, read, and listen to all kinds of music all day long.
Maribeth Bearfield, Chief Human Resources Officer of Bright Horizons conducting a marching band

Education Today: Working and Learning in Healthcare

In 2020, we celebrated over 11,000 workers in the healthcare industry who returned to school and took the opportunity to educate themselves further to help others through our EdAssist program. Bright Horizons CHRO Maribeth Bearfield shares some of the highlights and stories of their achievement.


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Three HR leaders discussing strategies for a post-COVID workplace

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