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Dessau is also the driving force behind the website ‘The 3 Minute Mentor’ which provides simple, easy to follow career guidance in easy to follow three minute videos. The website is followed by thousands of subscribers from all over the world and has been turned in a book titled Become a 21st Century Executive – Breaking Away from the Pack. Previously, as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of AMD, he was responsible for the company’s global marketing, image and campaign strategies. At Sun Microsystems, Dessau was Senior Vice President of Storage Marketing and Senior Vice President of Alliances and Licensing. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer of StorageTek and spent 19 years at IBM. While at IBM, Dessau managed the worldwide launch of IBM eServer zSeries and headed up marketing programs for the S/390 brand. As part of the Corporate Marketing Team, he led the marketing strategy behind e-business and the transition to On Demand Business. Nigel was born and educated in Nottingham, England and lives with his wife in Boston.
Aaron Brodniak is a consultant with over 18 years of experience working with craft breweries to develop strategic plans, human resource development plans, and standard operating procedures. He has held management positions at regional breweries and brewpubs and is an instructor on business plans for Oregon State University’s Professional and Continuing Education program. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Portland State University and a Master’s in Management from American Public University.
As a professional coach, I have been fortunate to work with talent in a variety of contexts (currently with Mandarin Consulting and in my 14-year-old private practice) to address and resolve career-effectiveness issues. Along with experience at Barnard, NYU and Hofstra University, I have 19 years' of executive search expertise and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Marketing and Strategy. I also received a Professional Coaching Verification from Baruch College, focusing on coaching executives. I can be reached at [email protected]
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego. I work with children, families, and individual adults. I recently published a children's picture story book, "Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children." I completed my B.A. from Vassar College and my Ph.D. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Amanda Rosenblatt is a writer for Federal Home Loan Centers & VA Home Loan Centers in San Diego CA. She is also an award winning journalist, film maker and podcaster who has been featured online and in paper publications for the past decade. She has been niche writing about pop culture consumerism since 2012 and also works in social media management.
Angela Hills is the Executive Vice President of Cielo (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House), the world’s leading global talent acquisition and management partner. Angela is a leading authority on innovative talent acquisition and management solutions that help clients address their most complex workforce challenges.
Ben Egan is a consultant specialising in communications strategies at UK-based HR consultancy and bespoke technology firm ETS. ETS are experts in employee engagement, development and performance appraisal working with major global businesses including PepsiCo, Tesco and Vodafone.
Beth Doladee is senior assessment and development consultant with The Vaya Group. She has more than five years HR industry consulting experience.
Greg Pacini, MS, LPC, CGP, has a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Group Psychotherapist with 35 years experience. He has led over 3500 group therapy sessions. Greg served for nine years as vice-president and program director of The Wellness Community of Greater St. Louis, a non-for-profit organization serving cancer survivors, and those who love and care for them. Greg is currently in private practice, offering individual, couples and group counseling.
Chris Arringdale is the Co-Founder and President of Reviewsnap, an online performance appraisal software that allows you to customize performance management, competencies, rating scales and review periods. Reviewsnap serves more than 1,200 customers worldwide including, Penske Racing, CubeSmart, PrimeSource and Nonprofit HR Solutions.
Carol Anderson is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, speaker and consultant on aligning the workforce to business strategy. With over 35 years of executive leadership, she brings a unique lens and proven methodologies to help CEOs demand performance from HR and to develop the capability of HR to deliver business results by aligning the workforce to the strategy. Carol founded Anderson Performance Partners, LLC, to bring together organizational leaders to unite all aspects of the business - CEO’s, CFO’s and HR executives – to build, implement and evaluate a workforce alignment strategy. She is the author of “Repurpose HR: Moving from cost center to business accelerator” published by the Society for Human Resource Management in June 2015 which provides a practical RoadMap for human resource professionals to lead the process of aligning the workforce to the business strategy, and deliver results. She can be reached at [email protected]
Charles Newton is a Human Resources and Recruitment strategist who aims to make sure tasks are strategic and strategy can be converted to tasks. In this regard his personal mission is to motivate, innovate, and achieve in talent management. He shares this passion via the website/blog The Middle Ground and the associated social media accounts.
Chad Langford is the Business Development Manager and a founding partner at Stepframe. Specializing in advertising, recruiting and online communication, Chad has over 13 years of experience in the development and implementation of digital applications and promotions for both internal and external audiences. Chad and Stepframe have completed projects from some of the largest corporations in the world such as HP, Honeywell, Expedia, Microsoft, Starbucks and T-Mobile. Prior to founding Stepframe in 2002, Chad spent five years as an Aviation Operations Specialist in the United States Army.
Christine is the Chief Revenue Officer of Click Boarding, LLC, a company that offers employee onboarding software and solutions. She is responsible for the sales, marketing and business development strategies. Leveraging her 18+ years of experience in the Human Capital Management space, Christine drives company growth through strategic partner relationships as well new customer acquisitions across the small to large enterprise markets.
Derek joined Traitify in early 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. An experienced and seasoned technology veteran, Derek founded Vurv Technology in 1996, pioneering his way from client-server apps to web apps to cloud apps to platforms and all the pieces in between. He served as CEO of Vurv until Taleo (Oracle) Corporation’s acquisition of the company in 2008. Immediately before joining Traitify, Derek invested and assisted in the growth of several entrepreneurial start-up companies, including Cliqset and Talagy.
Paul White, Ph.D., is a psychologist, speaker, consultant and trainer who “makes work relationships work”. He is co-author of the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, along with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the NY Times #1 best-selling, the 5 Love Languages, as well as Rising Above a Toxic Workplace, and Sync or Swim (a fable about working together effectively as a team). For more information, go to www.appreciationatwork.com .
Dig This is the creation of Ed Mumm, resulting from his personal experience with the excavation of his home site in Steamboat Springs. Ed serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Dig This. A New Zealand native, Ed has been a business owner for over 20 years in various businesses. In 2011 Ed was named a Top 25 Newsmaker by Engineering News Record for the Dig This concept and business model.
Ellie Filler, senior client partner & managing partner of Korn Ferry's Human Resources Practice EMEA, a single source for leadership and talent consulting services, has nearly 15 years experience in global executive search. She has had significant experience in international executive assignments and within the Human Resources space. As a functional area thought leader, she is frequently published on the topic of human resources and has made several presentations at global conferences. The book entitled “Chief Human Resources Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resources Leaders” was published with the dual contribution of Ellie Filler and Dave Ulrich
Eric Feinberg is the Senior Director, Product Strategy at Answers. Eric works with product, delivery, sales and marketing teams to ensure Answers brings innovation and operational excellence to its offerings. Since joining ForeSee in 2004, he has contributed to the organization’s strategic growth, particularly providing leadership around mobile solutions. Eric is an elected board member of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) and an adjunct professor of mobile marketing at the University of California, Irvine Extension. Previously, he worked as a web analyst, multichannel strategy consultant, usability specialist and focus group moderator. Eric is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Fred Stawitz, a national award-winning educator and writer, is the author of the inventive new book on employee engagement Don’t Run Naked Through The Office! He has developed effective training programs for the American space shuttle program as well as Shell’s natural gas pipeline and headed up the development of online technical training for one of America’s largest pipeline companies. He has been the featured guest on several television news/talk shows including CNN Headline News – Local Edition in Southern California and a PBS local affiliate special in Pennsylvania, has chaired national HR and HSE conferences, and was quoted in a special Congressional Quarterly Report.
Mal Poulin is Senior Director of Product Strategy at ANCILE Solutions. He has more than 30 years of experience in educational management, ranging from single-site supervision to global business development and support.
Guillaume Noirtin is Principal Consultant, leading the Talent Acquisition Advisory business across EMEA. Based in the Firm’s London office, Guillaume’s focus is ensuring the design and delivery of best-practice Talent Acquisition consulting solutions across the region. Guillaume has over 11 years experience in international Business Consulting and Executive Search. Before joining Futurestep in 2014, he spent four years as an Account Director at Armstrong Craven where he worked with key international clients in the Engineering, Energy, Professional Services and Technology sectors. Supporting them in the definition of their strategic needs for information and talent, Guillaume took responsibility for the strategic management, growth and profitability of major client accounts such as Microsoft France and Babcock International. Prior to Armstrong Craven, Guillaume worked in Executive Search and Research, focusing on the Professional services and Energy sectors, and ran senior executive level assignments across the world. Throughout his career, Guillaume has worked on a large number of Talent Acquisition and Consulting projects across EMEA and Asia Pacific, for global businesses including GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, EBay, WSP, Atkins, BP, Babcock, Barclays, Toll Group and WPP. Guillaume holds a degree in International Business and Languages from Huddersfield University and, in addition to his native French, speaks fluent English, conversational Spanish and basic Italian.
Bonnie Hagemann is the CEO of Executive Development Associates. EDA is a boutique consulting firm known around the world for its C-Suite capabilities in executive education, executive coaching, executive assessment and high potential development. In addition to leading the firm, Bonnie is an executive coach to Fortune 500 senior leaders as well as a speaker and a published author. To date, Hagemann has provided coaching for over 225 leaders in primarily large organizations including 8 organizational presidents. The majority of her coaching clients receive a promotion, a better position and/or an increase in salary during or upon completion of the coaching process. She has delivered over 300 presentations and speeches on • influential leadership, • trends in executive development, • choosing and developing high potentials, • generational differences, • building cohesive teams, • effective communication, • working through conflict, and • understanding behavior. She has 32 published works including a book on the shifting workforce demographics and their impact on leadership called Decades of Differences. She leads research initiatives and publishes results in the areas of Trends in Executive Development, Executive Coaching and High Potential Development. She is also called upon as a subject matter expert for the media, including Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Career Builder, US Business Review, Human Resource Executive Magazine, Talent Management Magazine, US News and World Report, Investor’s Business Daily and many more.
Dr. Jack Singer is a professional speaker, trainer and practicing psychologist. He coaches HR professionals, sales teams and financial advisers to build resilience to the inevitable stressors inherent in their careers and he teaches professionals to “develop and maintain the mindset of a champion!”
Jamie Gadette is Lead Content Strategist at JobDash.com, a forward-thinking startup developing software to help job seekers and career services professionals achieve their employment goals. She is also a versatile freelance writer contributing to a variety of print and digital publications, including music, arts, and career-focused magazines, blogs and websites.
Jeremy Roche is president and CEO of FinancialForce.com, the leading cloud ERP provider built on the Salesforce1 Platform. He has been the driving force behind the creation of FinancialForce.com since its launch in 2009. Prior to launching FinancialForce.com, Jeremy was instrumental in the success and global expansion of CODA, a UK-headquartered public company specializing in enterprise accounting applications. In 2008, Jeremy led CODA through its acquisition by UNIT4 and its successful integration with its new parent, creating one of Europe's top 10 software vendors.
John Hoover, PhD, is a Senior Vice President at Partners International in New York City where he reports directly to Founder and CEO, Amy Friedman. John is a New York Times best-selling author, a former writer/producer of marketing projects at The Disney Company, and a Divisional General Manager for electronic publishing at McGraw-Hill. He has commercially published more than a dozen books on leadership and organizational behavior (some decidedly satirical) from Amacom, Barnes & Noble Press, Career Press, HarperCollins, John Wiley and Sons, McGraw-Hill, and Saint Martin’s Press, which have been collectively published in two dozen languages. John is a veteran executive coach, certified by the International Coach Federation and is a coaching supervisor, certified by the Coaching Supervision Academy. Along the way to his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, he became a Marriage & Family Therapy intern, licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Hoover is a thought leader and serves as a thinking partner to Human Resources and Organization Development executives to develop global organizational leadership and talent development strategies that align what individuals do best with what their organizations need most. Dr. Hoover co-created the Contextual Coaching™ framework at Partners International and teaches a new graduate certificate program he developed called “Managing the Coaching Function in Organizations” through Fielding Graduate University.
J.P. Medved is a Content Editor at Capterra, where he focuses on writing about talent management software. Capterra is a privately held technology and online media company focused on bringing together buyers and sellers of software. Follow him on Twitter at @rizzleJPizzle.
Karen Miller is SVP, People at GrubHub, where she is responsible for defining and executing the company’s people and HR strategies. Karen has more than 15 years of experience in organization development, including talent management, employee engagement, performance improvement, communication, facilitation, coaching and cultural transformation. She has a MA from Columbia University in organizational psychology.
Kim Shepherd joined Decision Toolbox as CEO in 2000. Today, she leads the 100% virtual organization by providing recruitment solutions, and focusing on the company’s growth strategy, through the development of partnerships and alliances and as an active member of the Los Angeles and Orange County human resources community. As a recognized thought leader by HR organizations nationwide, Kim regularly speaks on topics such as recruitment best practices, recruitment process outsourcing and virtual business. Kim authored The Bite Me School of Management, a book journaling her business journey, in which she shares her common sense solutions to business challenges. Kim is the recipient of the 2013 National Association of Women Business Owners Innovator of the Year Award and the 2014 Enterprising Women magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year Award. She is an active philanthropist, serving as the board chair for Working Wardrobes, and is a member of Impact Giving. Follow Kim on Twitter @KimShepherd_DT. For more information, visit www.dtoolbox.com.
Kathy Marshall serves as director of quality and training at leading nationwide 100 percent virtual recruiting firm Decision Toolbox. With more than 10 years of industry experience, she oversees all aspects of employee training and quality services. Kathy holds master’s degrees in strategy and economics, as well as leadership from New York Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s in public relations and advertising from Southern Methodist University. She may be contacted at [email protected] Kathy holds master’s degrees in strategy and economics, as well as leadership from New York Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s in public relations and advertising from Southern Methodist University. She may be contacted at [email protected]
With a background in social work and 2 decades of experience as a union worker, Laura MacLeod created From The Inside Out Project with all levels of employment in mind to assist in maintaining a harmonious workplace. She is an adjunct professor in graduate studies at the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work and leads training sessions for social work professionals at The Coalition for Behavioral Health and Institute for Community Living in New York City and speaks on conflict resolution, problem solving, and listening skills at conferences across the country.
Linda Holbeche is Director of The Holbeche Partnership, a development consulting company, Co-Director and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Progressive Leadership at London Metropolitan University, and Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London’s Business School. She is the author of The Agile Organization (Kogan Page), Engaged (Jossey-Bass), The High Performance Organization (Routledge), Reaping the Benefits of Mergers and Acquisitions (Routledge), and co-author of Organization Development (Kogan Page).
Lou Solomon is the CEO and Founder of Interact, a communications consultancy that helps business leaders and their teams build authenticity, make connections, earn trust, and build influence. She is the author of the book, “Say Something Real” and is working on a new book focuses on building trust, influence, and charisma, set for release later this year. Lou is also an adjunct faculty member at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. Learn more at www.interactauthentically.com
Luke is a digital marketing executive from London who writes about the intersection between people, business and technology.
Maradene Wills lives in Toronto, Canada. She worked for McKinsey & Company for nearly 18 years in strategic human analytics, knowledge management, and technology development.
Martina Scheuring Martucci is an expert in recruitment and is passionate about connecting the right people with the right opportunities. She holds an M.Ed in Policy Planning and Evaluation from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Human Resources, Training & Development from LaRoche College.
Matt Pierce is customer engagement manager at TechSmith Corp., a software company that provides practical business and academic solutions that change how people communicate and collaborate across devices. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Education’s Department of Instructional Systems Technology, Matt has 10 years-experience working in learning and development with a focus on visual instruction. He has directly managed the training and user assistance teams for TechSmith, and has also run its visual communication web show, The Forge, interviewing guests from around the world discussing the use of visuals, video, and technology in education, training, marketing and more. Teach him something @piercemr.
Nicole Dominique Le Maire, CEO of Human Resources Global Limited, New To HR & The Female Leader. Nicole, is a well known International HR Consultant & Career Coach/Mentor, blogger, writer, speaker and true global work life adventurer, she has spent the last 17 years working both internationally and locally. Her business: New To HR, looks to close the gap which exists within Human Resources globally and is designed specifically to offer guidance, support and development opportunities to new entrants (young and old), encouraging talented and able individuals to develop to their full potential and become the next generation of MDs, CEOs and industry leaders.
Nancy L. Parks, Ph.D. founded HRPartnersplus, specializing in customized recruiter sales skill training. She has over 40 years of experience in business and education -- including 10 years in sales and sales training at a Fortune 500 company. She believes in learning -- not education, and that learning agility is a key, competitive advantage. She also believes in "pull" instead of "push" with regard to learning content, and in giving learners a "compass" instead of a "map". HRPartnersplus customized training has resulted in an average of 91% increase in selling skills as well as solid productivity gains (getting better information in less time).
My experiences over the past 25-30 years in recruitment have given me a good understanding of people, business, E-business and human talent related issues in various environments. I have a passion for people and (recruitment) technology. Today I am with Maddle (The Netherlands), my own 'perfect match' with unique reliable and scaleable (SaaS) Mobile Recruitment Solutions.
Peter W. Hart is Chief Executive Officer of Rideau Recognition Solutions, a global leader in employee rewards and recognition programs designed to motivate and increase engagement and productivity across the workforce. The new book, "People Artists: Drawing Out the Best In Others At Work" will be released in September 2015. It will be available on Amazon and through other major booksellers.
Said Boskovic joined Crown in May 2013 as global immigration director. His experience with an immigration law firm and leading accounting firm included the management of immigration cases in more than 75 countries for dozens of Fortune 1000 and other companies over the past 10 years. In his work in global mobility in Europe and the US, he established processes and systems to move employees to specific destinations, and also set up training programs for HR and managers to help improve the efficiency and quality of global transfers. He worked closely with program leaders in Immigration, Compensation, Global Benefits, Legal, Tax and Finance to develop, enhance and implement policies and procedures in order to most effectively structure the international assignment. As global director of immigration services, Said is responsible for defining the strategic direction of Crown’s immigration services in partnership with senior management, to develop best practices while ensuring the delivery of high quality immigration services to Crown’s clients. His experience moving employees into all of the key destination cities of the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and diversified legal and human resources background, effective communication skills and commitment to excellence all make Said a major asset to the Crown team. Said received his Bachelor of Science degree in International Trade and Economics from the University of Split in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He earned his Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) certification from the Employee Relocation Council (ERC) in 2008. Said is multi-lingual, being fluent in English, German and Croatian/Serbian, and conversant in Swedish.
Steve Scheier is the CEO and Founder of Scheier+Group, and author of Do More Good. Better. Using the Power of Decision Clarity™ to Mobilize the Power of Your Nonprofit Team.
Scott Engler specializes in helping LinkedIn users learn how to optimize their professional profile for Career Transition and Personal Branding. In 2013, he published his first book "The Job Inner-View," where he utilized his diverse expertise, training in Behavioral Intervention , and Masters degree in Counseling. The book integrates individual case studies, interviews with hiring managers, modern day job search strategies , and combines qualitative and quantitative research to provide readers with a contemporary approach to find work that aligns with their individual passion.
While selling other companies software solutions, Sean worked with Michael Warden to design over a dozen applications for different organizations and industries over the years. Sean now focuses on the vision for the company, business development, and continues involvement in the software design of Cyber Recruiter, applicant tracking system and Cyber Train, learning management system. Want to see what Visibility Software has to offer? Take a demo now: http://visibilitysoftware.com/ Like what you see? Click here to subscribe to the Visibility Software blog: http://info.visibilitysoftware.com/blog Tweet me at @VisSoft
Stephen Balzac is an expert on leadership and organizational development. A consultant, author, and professional speaker, he is president of 7 Steps Ahead, an organizational development firm focused on helping businesses get unstuck. Steve is the author of “The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development,” published by McGraw-Hill, and a contributing author to volume one of “Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play.” Steve’s latest book, “Organizational Psychology for Managers,” sold out at Amazon.com two days after it was released. For more information, or to sign up for Steve’s monthly newsletter, visit www.7stepsahead.com.
Steve Chang, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Solutions. Chang oversees the strategic direction and expansion of RMG Network’s intelligent digital signage solutions. His focus is to introduce new visual communications solutions that drive tangible value for customers across a variety of markets. To learn more, visit: http://www.rmgnetworks.com/
Stuart Hearn runs Clear Review, a performance management software company which aims to help businesses to improve their performance management. Check whether your company's performance management is up to scratch with Stuart’s handy performance management guide. You can visit his company's site at http://www.clearreview.com/
Sue Marks is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cielo, the world’s leading global talent acquisition and management partner. Widely recognized as one of the pioneers of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), her visionary thinking, creative problem solving and ability to motivate and inspire people are the foundation of Cielo’s corporate culture and client partnerships.
Ted Devine is the CEO of insureon, the leading online provider of small business insurance. Prior to joining insureon, Devine held senior leadership positions at Aon Corporation and McKinsey & Company. He lives with his family in Chicago.
Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, consumer analytics, and talent management. He is a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Vice President of Research and Innovation at Hogan Assessments, Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and has previously taught at New York University and the London School of Economics. Dr Tomas has published 8 books and over 120 scientific papers (h index 38), making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation.
Monica Wofford, CSP is a leadership development expert and author of Make Difficult People Disappear and Contagious Leadership. Her training firm develops leaders through coaching, consulting, live and online training. For more information, go to www.ContagiousCompanies.com or call 1.-866-382-0121
David has more than 20 years' global enterprise software experience and has held CEO positions in 6 companies which have ranged in size from mid-market to start-up and has built highly successful international management teams across the world. He has also been Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director on more than 10 boards.
Yaakov Smith, a first class honours graduate of Oxford University, has almost twenty years’ experience developing and designing software. He is the owner and founding director of Logican Solutions, a UK-based company that supplies business management software and consultancy to streamline processes and increase productivity.
Yaakov Smith, a first class honours graduate of Oxford University, has almost twenty years’ experience developing and designing software. He is the owner and founding director of Logican Solutions, a UK-based company that supplies business management software and consultancy to streamline processes and increase productivity.
Yolanda Lee Conyers is Vice President of Global HR Operations and Chief Diversity Officer for technology giant Lenovo, one of China’s first global brands and the world’s number-one personal computer-maker. In this role, she has developed industry-leading expertise in navigating across boundaries to create a company culture built to last. In addition to founding the first-ever diversity office for a company of Chinese heritage, she has transformed Lenovo’s day-to-day human resources operations by ensuring consistency of processes, systems and data for a complex global company with employees in more than 60 nations.