Unleashing the Power of Digital

IMPACT 2017 | May 22-25 | Hollywood, Florida

Speakers

Senior talent, learning and HR executives will join analysts and executives from Bersin by Deloitte at IMPACT 2017. Executive speakers and panelists are carefully selected by Bersin analysts, who know them to be market leaders and innovators. You can learn much from their experiences, perspectives and real-world advice. We are adding new presenters to the agenda, so please check back for the most complete list of presenters and panelists.

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Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin

Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Josh Bersin founded Bersin in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. He is responsible for Bersin by Deloitte's long-term strategy and market eminence. Bersin is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted on talent management topics in key media, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, on BBC Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. He is a popular blogger for Forbes.com and has been a columnist since 2007 for Chief Learning Officer magazine. Bersin spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies at companies including DigitalThink (now Convergys), Arista Knowledge Systems, Sybase, and IBM. Bersin's education includes a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Cherie Bescript

Cherie Bescript

Lead Advisor, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources, Client Excellence, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Cherie Bescript is a Senior Consultant on the Member Advisory team. She brings more than 20 years of experience in Human Capital, with a focus on career development, talent management, training, assessments and talent acquisition. Bescript is a thought partner and advisor to the HR professionals at member organizations to address their talent priorities. Prior experience includes work in outplacement at DBM delivering coaching, training and facilitation to client organizations, advising on development and talent management strategies for during transition. In addition, Bescript has held both training and business consulting roles focused on technology and professional development training with Kaiser Permanente and KPIT. Bescript received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an M.A. in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University.

Ben Carroll

Ben Carroll

Senior Research Analyst, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ben Carroll is a Senior Research Analyst, conducting research as an extension of Bersin by Deloitte's Benchmarking and Analytics practices. He oversees the implementation of Bersin by Deloitte's national and international benchmarking initiatives, and performs back-end analysis to help clients drive value within their organizations. Prior to joining Deloitte, Carroll was the Senior Lead of Research and Analytics at the Epitome Group, a boutique strategy consultancy in Chicago, focused on both quantitative and qualitative research across a variety of verticals. In particular, his research centered on deriving concise, digestible narratives from large sets of data. Carroll has worked in the field of research for nearly a decade, and holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago.

Madhura Chakrabarti, Ph.D.

Madhura Chakrabarti, Ph.D.

People Analytics Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Madhura Chakrabarti, Ph.D., leads the People Analytics research practice at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Previous to joining Bersin by Deloitte, she worked for Dell Inc. in Austin, Texas. At Dell, Madhura led the annual global engagement survey for 110,000 employees; culture assessments for mergers and acquisitions; and several people analytics studies. Subsequently, she also served as the Organizational Development (OD) Strategist for Global Operations and Client Solutions, the largest business unit where she led and supported multiple talent management initiatives for the business. Prior to Dell, Madhura worked for Ford Motor Company and Aon Hewitt where her work focused on design and statistical validation of pre-employment assessments used for hiring. Madhura regularly presents at international conferences like SIOP. Her work has been published in Journal of Business and Psychology, and Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work. Madhura has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Delhi, India, and a Master of Arts degree and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University, Michigan.

Kris d'Ambrosio

Kris d'Ambrosio

Manager and Lead Advisor, Learning and Career, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kris d'Ambrosio is a Senior Consultant on the Member Advisory team. She brings more than 15 years of experience in talent management, with a focus on learning and development, leadership development, and learning culture. d'Ambrosio collaborates with members on their strategic goals and advises on ways in which to apply leading practices within their organization. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, d'Ambrosio spent six years in higher-education, then switched to a corporate setting where for about 10 years she held various roles in the learning function for large and mid-size companies. Since 2010 she has worked with global organizations of all sizes as a consultant and advisor in talent management. d'Ambrosio lives and works in Rhode Island where she received her B.A. and a master's in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the University of Rhode Island.

Andrea Derler

Andrea Derler, Ph.D.

Leadership and Succession Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Andrea Derler, Ph.D., leads the Leadership & Succession Management research practice for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She brings international work experience as leadership trainer and coach and a solid academic background to this role. Prior to joining Bersin, she collaborated closely with organizations in the United States as well as Europe in order to pursue practice-oriented leadership research. Andrea studied international management, organizational culture and integral leadership and facilitated leadership development efforts in a variety of industries. Andrea holds a doctoral degree in Economics (Leadership & Organization), and a master's degree in Philosophy. Her work about leaders' Ideal Employee recently received wide-spread media attention in Europe and was published in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal.

Julie Duda

Julie Duda

Manager, Member Advisory, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Julie Duda is a Manager on the Member Advisory team. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in various areas, particularly learning, leadership development, talent management, and talent acquisition. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Julie worked at Jo-Ann Stores, where she led several key initiatives, including the selection and implementation of the organization's first LMS and the design and roll-out of an enterprise-wide orientation and onboarding initiative. Julie spent her first years at Bersin assisting our members to achieve higher levels of impact as a member of the Consulting function, leading projects involving systems selection, program assessment, and strategy development. In her current role, Julie works with members as a thought partner; providing diagnostics, insights into strengths and opportunities and recommendations for growth. She provides research-based guidance with the goal of helping our members solve talent challenges, execute on human capital initiatives and drive high-impact in their organization.

Stacia Sherman Garr

Stacia Sherman Garr

Vice President, and Talent and Workforce Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Stacia Sherman Garr leads Talent Management research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and is also responsible for Bersin's research on leadership, succession, and HR practices. She has more than a decade of experience writing research and advising a wide variety of clients. She has published widely on a variety of topics, including talent strategy, integrated talent management, performance management, career management, employee engagement, employee recognition, workforce planning, and diversity and inclusion. Stacia is a frequent speaker at conferences and on webcasts. Her work has been featured in The Economist and The New York Times as well as trade publications, such as Talent Management and CLO magazines. Prior to joining Bersin, Stacia worked as a senior analyst for the Corporate Executive Board, serving as both a research analyst and an instructional designer. She was also an adjunct history professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Stacia holds a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She also has a master's degree from the London School of Economics and bachelors' degrees in History and Political Science from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

Chris Howard

Chris Howard

Managing Director, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Chris Howard co-founded Bersin & Associates, now Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Currently, Chris is a Director at Bersin by Deloitte and heads research operations including publishing, research infrastructure, and project management. Previously, Chris held roles as head of product development and head of research. He led the effort to develop the BersinInsights platform and other technology products. Chris was also instrumental in creating the research development processes at Bersin by Deloitte. He has an extensive background in learning and enterprise systems technology and has provided research and consulting services in the deployment of learning systems to many organizations. Earlier in his career, Chris held positions in product development and management for several industry-leading learning technology products including those from Adobe, IBM, and Convergys. He helped direct the product strategy and development for key systems in the early days of the enterprise learning systems marketplace. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Houston.

Dani Johnson

Dani Johnson

Vice President and Learning and Development Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dani Johnson leads Learning and Development research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She has spent the majority of her career writing about, conducting research in, designing, and consulting on human capital practices. Dani led the Human Resource Competency Study with the University of Michigan and six other professional organizations around the world, which resulted in her coauthoring the book, HR Competencies: Mastery at the Intersection of People and Business. Some of her other ideas can be found in publications such as HR Magazine, Employment Relations Today, and The Human Factor. Dani holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

David Mallon

David Mallon

Head of Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

David Mallon leads the Bersin Research team ' setting strategy, ensuring efficiency and quality in outputs, driving continuous innovation, and coordinating research and eminence efforts across Deloitte Consulting LLP's Human Capital Consulting practice. He is a recognized thought leader, frequent speaker, and accomplished writer in HR, learning, and talent, bringing more than 20 years of related experience. Previously he was the steward for Bersin by Deloitte's Learning and Development research practice and is the primary force behind our work in learning cultures, High-Impact Learning Organization maturity, and learning technology. He also was integral to our High-Impact HR research, and his perspectives on evolving HR operating models and related capabilities are in high demand by major organizations around the world. He is an author and core team member for Deloitte's annual Global Human Capital Trends study. Before joining Bersin, David led the consulting practice for a major LMS provider. Prior to that, he held learning and organization development-related positions with EarthLink, where he was responsible for overall learning strategy for its global call center organization. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Emory University and a Master of Science degree in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology with focuses on computer-aided distance learning and on storytelling in digital environments.

Christa Manning

Christa Manning

Vice President and HR Solution Provider Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Christa Manning leads technology and service provider research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. In this role, she helps businesses align their workforce support strategies with the right third-party software and service partners and governance models to deliver functional capabilities and employee experiences that support productivity, engagement, and workforce efficiency. She also helps solution providers map their capabilities and go-to-market activities with solution buyers' and users' critical needs. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Christa served as an independent market research practitioner following five years' leading market research and applied business intelligence consulting for American Express Global Business Travel. She also led spend management technology research at the Aberdeen Group and human capital management software and systems implementation research at AMR Research (acquired by Gartner Group). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, incorporating studies at University College, University of London, and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts. She has also completed executive coursework on business metrics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Mike

Jeff Mike

Vice President and Human Resources Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Jeff Mike leads HR Operations and Service Delivery research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. He integrates rigorous research approaches with his extensive experience leading HR functions to engage diverse practitioners and to generate actionable knowledge. Jeff has built the capability of Business HR teams through hands-on collaboration with business leaders and innovative development activities for staff. He has transformed talent acquisition teams from process-oriented specialists into strategic partners in competitive and complex global talent markets. Jeff also teaches HR to business people and business to HR people, formally at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and informally in organizations through his boundary spanning, consultative approach to problem solving and capacity building. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Jeff was head of Human Capital at IMPAQ International and a faculty member in Human Resources Development at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Washington and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University. He currently is working on his doctoral dissertation in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University.

Denise Moulton

Denise Moulton

Mid-market HR and Talent Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Denise Moulton leads mid-market HR and Talent research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She brings extensive professional experience across the HR suite, focusing on talent acquisition, talent management, human resources administration and field operations. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Denise was a senior talent acquisition leader at Hasbro, Inc. where she provided end-to-end recruitment management for both the global and commercial business units, and helped establish the organization's first Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence. In that role, she led the development of talent acquisition strategies and drove reinvention across onboarding programs, employment branding initiatives and candidate experience. She worked closely with key business leaders in the development of unique talent programs and led a cross-functional campus recruitment and ambassador program. Denise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Rhode Island and has completed coursework toward a Master's Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from the University of Rhode Island.

Camille Price

Camille Price

Senior Manager, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Camille Price is responsible for the design and development of the performance support materials that make Bersin research more actionable and applied. She also spends several months of the year in India supervising content development activities. Price has been involved in training product development for over 25 years and has delivered more than one hundred projects for a wide variety of US and international corporate, government and military organizations. She has particular experience in training needs assessment, leadership development, and simulation design, holding four US Patents in simulator technology. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Price held senior product development positions with Zenger Folkman, Applied Simulation Technologies and Allen Communication. She holds a B.A. in Education from The University of New Mexico and an M.A. in Organizational Communication from The University of Wyoming.

Eunyun Park

Eunyun Park, Ph.D.

Manager, Research Methods and Data Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Eunyun Park leads Bersin by Deloitte's research methods. She has 20 years of experience in research design and methods in corporate, nonprofit and academic settings. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Park worked as an international management consultant, executive coach and R&D leader in the U.S. and Korea. A developer of people, metrics and organizations - her clients included top executives of startups to Fortune 500 companies, and the suite of diagnostics she created became a cornerstone for major transformation initiatives with numerous client companies worldwide. Park is a recovering sociologist with a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Christina Rasieleski

Christina Rasieleski

Lead Advisory Manager - Talent Management & Leadership, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Christina Rasieleski is a Manager on the Member Advisory team and the Lead Advisor for Talent Management and Leadership. She brings more than 15 years of experience in talent management, with a focus on leadership development, succession planning, performance management, career development and mentoring. She works with members as a thought partner; providing diagnostics, insights into strengths and opportunities and recommendations for growth with the goal of helping them build high impact human capital programs. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Rasieleski worked with Hasbro, Inc. and led the transformation of its performance management process and organizational change management efforts. She was instrumental in the development of career and mentoring programs and led the organization's Great Place to Work efforts. Prior to Hasbro, Rasieleski held several positions in HR and global leadership development at Textron, Inc. She received a B.A. in Management from St. Mary's College of California and a M.A. in HR Management from National University.

Keather Snyder

Keather Snyder

Vice President, Sales, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Keather Snyder leads the Bersin by Deloitte sales organization. Snyder brings more than 25 years of experience in the Human Capital industry. She was most recently Vice President of Inside Sales and Channel Distribution Management at AchieveGlobal, where she spent close to 20 years in a variety of positions including sales leadership, sales, consulting and learning & development. Prior to AchieveGlobal she served as program manager at RMS Technologies. She began her career as a learning practitioner, providing customer support and training at Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Snyder holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing/Advertising and a minor in German studies from Ferris State University. She did post graduate studies toward a completion of an M.B.A. in International Business at Baldwin-Wallace University.

Barbara Steel

Barbara Steel

Head of Member Advisory Services, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

As Head of Member Advisory Services, Barbara Steel leads a team of highly experienced professionals that advise clients on their key talent challenges and provide research-based insights, thought leadership and talent-related solutions by leveraging Bersin by Deloitte research and years of practitioner experience. Steel specializes in the Leadership and Learning practice areas. She is a published author and co-wrote the business book, How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths. With more than 25 years in HR and talent, Steel consulted with numerous Fortune 500 organizations in the HR, learning and talent management disciplines and held several executive positions including Senior Vice President of Leadership Effectiveness. Steel currently attends Benedictine University's executive Ph.D. program specializing in Leadership. She holds a B.B.A. in Management Science from Loyola University and a M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Executive Speakers and Panelists

Amy Alexy

Amy Alexy

Vice President, Global Talent, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Alexy is responsible for is responsible for Goodyear's global talent strategy development, alignment and execution. The global talent function includes talent acquisition, learning and leadership development, organization effectiveness, change management and sales capability. Prior to assuming this position, Alexy was the director of learning and talent development for North America. In this role, she and her team were responsible for talent management, learning and development, sales training and HRIS for the North America business unit.


Prior to joining Goodyear in 2011, Alexy was the director of global talent management for Diebold Nixdorf. She has an M.B.A. from Kent State University and a B.A. from Walsh University.

Weston Belkot

Weston Belkot

Director of Learning and Development, Pushpay

An educator by training and marketer by profession, Belkot switched into the world of HR in 2016. He leads Pushpay's L&D efforts by implementing many of the same strategies and tactics used during his career as director of marketing for two organizations with workforces that had high percentages of millenial employees. His responsibilities at Pushpay focus on building a proactive development culture, aligning company-wide initiatives, and increasing leaders' effectiveness.


Belkot has a B.A. from Furman University and an M.Ed. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Nicole Brender

Nicole Brender à Brandis, SPHR

Specialist Master, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 25 years of human resources and consulting experience, Brender à Brandis focuses on complex, global talent acquisition transformation projects and building talent acquisition organizations from the ground up to become award winning leaders within the field. She has successfully led organizations in IT, high tech, engineering, and healthcare through strategic transformation journeys. She has also worked on large HR technology transformations, to help organizations develop high-impact business HR capabilities.


Prior to joining Deloitte, Brender à Brandis was responsible for talent acquisition at the University of Colorado Health and CH2M. She also worked at Aeon Hewitt and Sun Microsystems.

Florcie Calixte

Florcie Calixte

Director, Talent Management, Mastercard

Calixte is responsible for developing and implementing the next generation of performance management and talent planning solutions at Mastercard. Over the past nine years, she has held a variety of roles focusing on HR operations, campus programs, and organizational design. She also served as an HR business partner for several lines of business at Mastercard.

Calixte has more than 15 years of work experience in HR specifically in change management, performance management, organizational design and analytics. She holds a masters degree in leadership and strategic management from Manhattanville College and bachelors in business administration from the University at Buffalo.

Dean Carter

Dean Carter

Vice President, Human Resources and Shared Services, Patagonia, Inc.

An officer reporting directly to the company's CEO, Carter serves to further Patagonia's unique business model proving that companies can "Do Well and Do Good," as well as to preserve and grow the unconventional values outlined in Founder Yvon Chouinard's best-selling book, Let My People Go Surfing.


Prior to joining Patagonia, Dean served as chief human resources officer for Sears Holdings Corporation and for Fossil, Inc. He also held a variety of management roles for Pier 1 Imports, Pearle Vision and Procter & Gamble. Carter's perspectives on the future of human capital management have been featured in The Economist, NBC Nightly News, NPR Morning Edition, and The Wall Street Journal.


Dean has a B.S. in organizational communication from The University of Texas at Austin and has served as a Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Workforce Science Fellow. Dean also serves as an independent director on the board of directors for Chicago-based Griffith Foods as well as Yoi Corp., a Los Angeles-based HR technology platform.

Lisa Ciampolillo

Lisa Ciampolillo

Director, Global Talent Development, Hasbro, Inc.

Ciampolillo is responsible for the global talent and leadership development strategy, programs and practices at Hasbro, Inc. She has been a leader in the learning and development field for nearly 25 years. Ciampolillo has led Hasbro's innovative approaches to management and leadership development including Hasbro's Management Academy, a comprehensive global program addressing the needs of a multigenerational workforce, and Hasbro's formal mentor program.


Ciampolillo received a B.A. in elementary education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master of science degree in training and development from Lesley University.

Bill Cleary

Bill Cleary

Senior Manager, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Based on 16 years of consulting experience, Cleary's work involves complex global HR transformation projects with extensive experience focused on talent acquisition.


He focuses on helping clients build capability within the talent acquisition function through the development of a fit-for-purpose operating model that leverages technology. This work includes leading global organizations through talent acquisition transformations involving process design, sizing, organizational design, technology implementation, benchmarking and maturity model analysis. Cleary works with clients across financial services, life sciences, consumer products, and high tech sectors.


Cleary graduated from Susquehanna University with a B.A. in human resources management. He is a Certified Global Professional in Human Resources and a graduate of the executive M.B.A. program at Villanova University.

Alyson Daichendt

Alyson Daichendt

Managing Director, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Daichendt has deep expertise leading global organization and people efforts across a variety of industries, including retail, consumer packaged goods, and resources. For Deloitte, she is focused on building high-performance businesses that drive growth and optimization through development of organization strategies that help her clients realize business objectives. She specializes in culture, organization design, capabilities definition, leadership development and talent management and leads Deloitte's U.S. culture and engagement practices.


Daichendt has a B.A. in English and psychology from Clemson University and an M.A. in counseling psychology from Towson University.

Kate Day

Kate Day

Vice President, Workforce Enablement Global Technology and Operations, MetLife, Inc.

Day has more than 28 years of international management experience in the business of technology. Her expertise focuses on changing the way people learn how to do their jobs in a digital world and building new organizations, implementing change management practices and expanding lines of business in technical and operations environments. She has been a guest speaker at international conferences in Europe, Canada and the United States.


At MetLife, Day leverages her background to build and implement programs and tools that increase the productivity of the technical workforce. In 2014, she and her team launched MetLife Technical University (MTU) to develop early-in-career talent. In 2016, she began a new initiative to migrate MTU to a digital platform (WE Connect), which provides a dramatically different kind of experience for how employees learn to do their jobs. To support both MTU program engagement and tools deployment, Kate created a Digital Transformation Index that provides tangible end-user and business impact metrics.


Day has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Jen Fisher

Jen Fisher

National Managing Director for Well-being, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Fisher drives the strategy and innovation around work-life, health, and wellness to empower Deloitte's people to perform at their best in both their professional and personal lives. She has led the development of the business case for investing in well-being at Deloitte and created a holistic and inclusive framework to meet the diverse well-being needs of Deloitte's people.


Previously, Fisher served as chief of staff for the CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP and as a director in Deloitte's market development organization. From 2007 until 2011, she was a senior manager and primary support for the firm's managing partner of operations. She joined the firm as a marketing manager for the Southeast region AERS function and life sciences and healthcare industry. In this role she provided marketing leadership and facilitation for the firm's strategic client targeting program that contributed to new contracts with major accounts. Prior to joining Deloitte, Jen worked in marketing at one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in southern Florida.

Debra France, Ph.D.

Debra France, Ph.D.

Leadership and Innovator Development, W.L. Gore & Associates

Since its founding in 1958, W.L. Gore has operated as a low-hierarchy, lattice organization to optimize innovation. France researches Gore's organic processes and designs these principles into learning experiences, leadership practices, and organizational processes. For more than two decades she has led design teams that provide learning analysis and support for leaders, technologists and innovators. Prior to joining Gore, France was the learning leader for SEMATECH, the semiconductor manufacturing research consortium. She also led executive and management development at Dell Computer.


France earned her doctorate from Columbia University in leadership and organizational learning with a dissertation study on cultural practices that support innovation. Her current research focus is on preparing individuals and organizations for the augmented workplace.

Diane Gherson

Diane Gherson

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, IBM

In her role as IBM's senior HR executive, Gherson works to accelerate IBM's transformation through leadership, differentiated talent models, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Under her leadership, IBM has instituted ground-breaking solutions for optimizing global workforce outcomes through talent analytics and data, with special emphasis on predictive analytics as a cornerstone of how IBM manages human resources.


In her 13 years with IBM, Gherson has had extensive experience leading organizational transformations. During her tenure as vice president of talent, she integrated IBM's talent functions to deliver faster end-to-end solutions in the areas of skills, careers, succession, performance management, attraction and retention. During this time, IBM was named #1 in Fortune magazine's Global Top Company for Leaders study. Her other roles have included leading human resources for IBM Global Business Services, where she drove large scale growth in the consulting and applications management business. She also served as vice president of compensation and benefits.


Gherson was named as one of the 2015 "Fifteen Most Powerful Women in HR" by HR Executive. Her 2015 essay, "HR Disrupted: The Next Agenda for Transformation and Delivering Value," was featured in the anthology The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders. In 2013, Gherson was awarded a U.S. patent in the field of predictive analytics. She serves on the board of directors of both the HR Policy Association and the American Health Policy Institute.


She earned a bachelor of arts with honors from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

Catie Harriss

Catie Harriss

Group Product Manager, Human Resources, Intuit

Harriss is currently responsible for innovating Intuit's leadership and management development strategies. Most recently, she created Assessing for Awesome, Intuit's approach for hiring top talent. Before moving into HR, Catie led innovations for TurboTax in the areas of government strategy, new user experiences, and ways to automatically and securely retrieve financial information for taxpayers. She also was a product manager and design strategist for Hewlett Packard's digital imaging and inkjet printing businesses.


Harriss holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from University of California, San Diego.

Mark Hickenbottom

Mark Hickenbottom

Director, Regional HR Operations, CSL Behring

Hickenbottom directs and leads CSL's regional operations center supporting more than 10,000 employees in the Americas. He provides vision, leadership, planning, project coordination and management for the development of a cost-effective department while concurrently facilitating efficient operations to meet current and future business needs within the HR organization. Prior to joining CSL Behring, Hickenbottom had a 16-year career with HP, during which he held multiple roles in HR operations and led Hewlett Packard Enterprise's global HR BPO practice. During his career, he has been involved in several key global initiatives, including multiple HR transformations and the establishment of HP's global HR shared service centers.


Hickenbottom has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Emmanuel College in Boston.

Henry Huang

Henry Huang

Finance and Operations Manager, Aetna University, Aetna

Huang manages various leadership and business programs including the general manager, business acumen and healthcare simulations programs. He focuses on providing innovative solutions by creating strategies with an outside in perspective and exposure across industries. His business immersion and social intrapreneurship initiatives help leaders drive change and gain better insight into customers and their communities as they become more effective leaders.


Huang is also responsible for developing the strategy and financial infrastructure for Aetna University. He manages the leadership consulting, budget and vendor management functions, including finding new learning solutions to engage employees.


Huang has been with Aetna since 2002 and held various roles in auditing and project management before joining HR in 2013. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Connecticut.

Gary Johnsen

Gary Johnsen

Gary Johnsen, Specialist Leader and U.S. National Deputy for HR Transformation Strategy, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Gary Johnsen is a senior leader who specializes in helping complex organizations design and deploy innovative HR strategies, operating models, HR customer experiences and the enabling processes, tools and capabilities that build the bridge between business and HR. With his 28 years of experience, Johnsen leads Deloitte's HR transformation strategy practice as the national deputy member of the team that researched and created Deloitte's High-Impact HR operating model, regularly writes articles on HR, frequently presents at HR trade conferences, curates a global HR strategy thought leadership repository and blog, and regularly contributes to Deloitte's HR Dbriefs webcasts. His focused areas of specialization include HR strategy, operating models, organization design with specialty in business HR and communities of expertise, HR customer experience optimization, talent and HR technology strategy. Johnsen has a master's degree in psychology from the University of St. Mary and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. He is a licensed psychologist, specializing in industrial organizational psychology and a black belt in Six Sigma.

Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson

Chief Learning Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deborah Johnson is responsible for driving measurable business impact by designing, aligning, and ensuring execution of Deloitte Consulting LLP's overall learning and development activities for the organization's 35,000 employees across the United States, India, and Mexico. She was also instrumental in defining and driving efforts to share curriculum and faculty across Deloitte's global network of member firms. Prior to joining the talent development team, Johnson held leadership roles in Deloitte's Women's Initiative and served as a human resources specialist. She also was a strategy and operations consultant for eight years, specializing in customer and channel strategy. Johnson holds dual bachelor degrees in economics and dramatic literature from New York University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Mike Jordan

Mike Jordan

Global Head of Talent and Learning, HP Inc.

Jordan joined HP Inc. in 2014 and has worked to transform the company's approach to learning and development. For more than 20 years, he has worked with companies to transform their approaches to development, leadership and culture. From the Colorado tech startup, DigitalGlobe, that Jordan helped scale and take public, to larger organizations such as Verizon, Shell and Sony, he has partnered with leaders to define and refine the way they think about their people. He has consulted and worked with global companies of all sizes and across the functions of learning and development, HR business partner and channel management.


Jordan has a B.A. in English literature from the University of Arizona.

Elizabeth Knuppel

Elizabeth Knuppel

Chief Human Resources Officer, Vertafore

Knuppel is responsible for leading Vertafore's human resources organization, which serves Vertafore's 1,500 employees. Her responsibilities span talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, corporate communications and facilities; she also is a member of Vertafore's executive team. With more than a decade of experience as an executive and general manager, Knuppel aligns HR strategy to organizational needs using an innovative, business-focused approach. Her specialties include culture building, talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards strategy and change management.


She received her B.S. in finance and business administration from the University of Missouri and her M.B.A. from Duke University. She also is a graduate of the Compensation Committee Program at Harvard Business School.

Michael Lopez

Michael Lopez

Head of HR and Communications, GAP Inc., Athleta

Lopez presently leads human resources and communications for Athleta, a division of Gap Inc. Since 2015, he has provided strategic leadership and direction of Athleta's talent and communications strategy -- positioning the brand to quickly scale and capitalize on growth opportunities in the performance apparel market. Athleta has more than 3,000 employees and the brand's apparel is available at its 135+ retail stores across the country, through its catalog, and online. Prior to joining Athleta, Lopez held senior HR leadership roles at organizations such as Starbucks, Joie De Vivre Hospitality and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.


Lopez has a B.S. in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco.

Larry McAlister

Larry McAlister

Vice President, Global Talent Management, Equinix, Inc.

McAlister leads the talent acquisition, talent management, and culture and values initiatives at Equinix, the world's largest data center company. He recently guided the organization through a complete performance management re-design and is defining and refining talent initiatives with a focus on authenticity, efficiencies and an all-around better experience for all stakeholders. In his years at Equinix, McAlister has codified the company culture to lead the successful launch of the Magic of Equinix, increased hiring volume with a 2.0 approach, and replaced traditional performance ratings with quarterly conversations and a focus on impact, values and a growth mindset.


Prior to joining Equinix, McAlister led HR transformation efforts at Glu Mobile, TIBCO Software and Philips Electronics. He has a B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Danielle McMahan

Danielle McMahan

Vice President, Global Talent Management, American Express Global Business Travel

McMahan leads the talent strategy for American Express Global Business Travel. Her responsibilities include talent acquisition, succession, leadership development, enterprise learning, and diversity. Previously, she served as senior director of talent management for ADP; she also led human resources for ADP's small business services unit. Prior to joining ADP, McMahan was senior vice president of leadership development for Citigroup.


She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Barnard College and a master's degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University.

RJ Milnor

RJ Milnor

Manager of Planning, Analytics, and Reporting, Chevron Corporation

As head of talent analytics, Milno leads a team that helps support and inform Chevron's business strategy through data-driven workforce insights. Milnor has global responsibility for talent analytics, strategic workforce planning, employee surveys, and metrics governance.


Prior to joining Chevron, Milnor held leadership roles at Equifax, Citrix Systems and CEB. He began his career as an investment banker with Citigroup in New York.


Milnor's writing has been published in several national periodicals and was recently featured in the book Optimizing Your Greatest Asset - Your People. He holds master's degrees in international relations and international finance from The Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies and a bachelor's degree in international studies from Rhodes College.

Christopher R. Mohr, Ph.D. and R.D.

Christopher R. Mohr, Ph.D. and R.D.

Performance Coach, Johnson and Johnson Human Performance Institute

Mohr is an internationally recognized nutrition expert and one of the most sought-after dietitians in the country. He previously was the consulting sports nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals. Mohr is also a nutrition spokesperson and consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including General Mills, Barilla, and Gatorade.


Mohr has bachelor and master of science degrees in nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a registered dietitian.

Frank Møllerop

Frank Møllerop

CEO, Questback

Møllerop oversees Questback and its enterprise feedback management solutions. The company currently has more than 5,000 customers.


Prior to joining Questback, Møllerop was a senior executive at SAS, the global leader in business analytics. Under his leadership, SAS received the prestigious "Great Place to Work" award; simultaneously, Møllerop was named IT executive of the year and received the Rosing Award. Møllerop also was a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers with an expertise in analytics, business intelligence and innovative technology, transforming insight into business results.


He holds a master's degree from the BI Norwegian School of Management.

Frances Roy

Frances Roy, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer, Ascension

Roy oversees talent management and development and serves as the principal strategist and architect for developing and implementing strategies and frameworks across Ascension for the "Talent Stewardship Life Cycle." Her responsibilities include learning and development, associate engagement, organizational effectiveness, performance management, succession planning, strategic initiatives consulting, and strategic workforce planning and development.


Prior to joining Ascension, Roy was vice president of leadership development for the Hospital Corporation of America. She served as an independent consultant for HCA for more than 20 years before joining the company as an employee.


Roy has a bachelor's degree in sociology and business and master's doctorate degrees in counseling and organizational consulting from Vanderbilt University. She sits on the board of the Nashville YWCA.

Barry Murphy

Barry Murphy

Global Learning Lead, Airbnb

Murphy, who joined Airbnb in 2015, sees his role as equal parts psychologist, technologist, educator, researcher and designer. In his work, he is constantly seeking to improve the learning experience and meet the learners where they are at. Murphy is also passionate about the evolution of the learning profession to meet the changing nature of the world of work and the demands of businesses and employees.


Prior to joining Airbnb, Murphy held learning leadership roles at PayPal, Service Source, Schering Plough, Dell, and EY. He has a bachelor of business studies degree from Dublin City University and a master of science degree in organizational psychology from Birkbeck, University of London.

Isabel Naidoo

Isabel Naidoo

Senior Vice President of Talent, FIS

Naidoo is responsible for the talent centers of excellence at FIS, the world's largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. The centers span global learning, talent and succession management, talent acquisition, data analytics, diversity and inclusion, and employee engagement. Naidoo has a background in change management and has led the development and execution of people strategies across the globe. Prior to joining FIS, she held a variety of consulting roles for Capco and Accenture.


Naidoo has lived and worked all over the world and speaks three European languages fluently. She holds degrees from the International School of Hamburg and the University of Bristol.

Bill Pelster

Bill Pelster

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 25 years of industry and consulting experience, Pelster is the senior partner advisor for Bersin by Deloitte research and products practice and a senior advisor to Deloitte's integrated talent management practice. He has recently led, supported or authored key talent research pieces including Talent 2020, Human Capital Trends, and The Leadership Premium.


In his previous role as Deloitte's chief learning officer, Pelster was responsible for the total development experience of Deloitte professionals to include learning, leadership, high-potentials, and career/life fit. Additionally, he was one of the key architects of Deloitte University.


His work has been featured in CLO magazine, Wall Street Journal, SHRM, and Forbes.com; he has spoken at numerous conferences including the Wharton Leadership Conference and MASIE Conference for Learning.

Lynda S. Phenix

Lynda S. Phenix

Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Phenix has more than 20 years of consulting experience working with a variety of clients in the areas of compensation analysis, pay program design and job architecture design and implementation. She serves a variety of industry sectors including diversified financial services, life sciences, healthcare, media and high technology.


Phenix's primary focus has been on broad-based rewards program design, job architecture, and performance management. She also works with clients through the rewards planning, integration, and design phases of mergers and acquisitions. Her recent job architecture experience has included leading the development of an integrated approach to job architecture and pay structure for a large U.S. healthcare system that included managing the complexities of growth through M&A activity. She is currently leading a research project on collecting best practices in job architecture.


She holds degrees from both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.

Dominic Price

Dominic Price

Head of Research and Work Futurist, Atlassian

In his current role, Price's responsibilities span five global R&D centers, and he works to help Atlassian scale efficiently and effectively while keeping its eye on the future. He helped pioneer the company's Team Playbook and has personally run hundreds of sessions with work teams globally.


Before joining Atlassian, he was general manager of program management for a global gaming company and a director for Deloitte providing assurance and consulting services across the areas of project management, product management, IT systems and change management.


Price has a B.A. in accounting from the University of Sheffield and an M.B.A. from the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales. He also has a diploma from the Institute of Chartered Accountancy for England and Wales.

Stephen Redwood

Stephen Redwood

Principal, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLC

Redwood is one of Deloitte's leaders in the area of employee engagement and specializes in helping leaders and organizations successfully navigate large impact business events such as acquisitions through organization redesign, culture and behavioral change, and leadership alignment. He has more than 25 years of consulting experience and has supported clients across a wide range of sectors, including consumer products, manufacturing and life sciences.


Redwood holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Lancaster Univeristy and a postgraduate diploma in personnel management from University of Westminster. He is also a chartered member of the UK Institute of Personnel and Development, a certified executive coach, and an honorary research fellow at the University of Texas in Dallas.

Paul Saffo

Paul Saffo

Futurist

Saffo is a Silicon Valley-based forecaster with three decades experience helping corporate and governmental clients understand and respond to the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. His essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Foreign Policy, Wired, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, New York Times, and Washington Post.


Saffo teaches at Stanford where he is a consulting associate professor in the School of Engineering. He also chairs future studies at Singularity University. Saffo is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.

Larry Sanford

Larry Sanford

Head of Global Talent Acquisition and Enablement, Coupa Software

Sanford is responsible for leading a global talent acquisition and enablement team at Coupa Software, the cloud platform for business spend. Sanford plays a pivotal role in accelerating Coupa's growth by acquiring top talent, creating a world-class candidate experience, building an employer brand and on boarding talent around the globe. Sanford is recognized as a thought leader in the talent industry and is backed by more than 20 years of collective experience in sales, finance, business operations, and customer care at well-known high-technology companies such as Yahoo!, Oracle, IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

Brigid Schulte

Brigid Schulte

Director, The Better Life Lab, New America

Schulte is the founding director of The Better Life Lab at the nonpartisan think tank, New America, which uses data, storytelling and policy analysis to show how work-life, work redesign, gender equity and updated social policies are key to excellence, productivity and innovation at work, as well as a full, authentic and meaningful life for everyone.


She is the author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time, which was recognized as a notable nonfiction book by the Washington Post and NPR and won the Virginia Library Association's literary nonfiction award.


Schulte was a staff writer for the Washington Post from 1999 to 2015 and a national correspondent for Knight-Ridder's Washington bureau from 1993 to 1999. She has a B.A. from the University of Portland and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

Erin L.D. Seaverson, MPH

Erin L.D. Seaverson, MPH

Senior Director, Research and Evaluation, Health Management Solutions, StayWell

Seaverson is responsible for spearheading StayWell's health and well-being research agenda. She serves as research consultant and principle investigator for several strategic initiatives, program evaluations and outcomes studies. Seaverson has published numerous peer-reviewed, scientific research studies benefiting the field of health management.


Seaverson has more than 17 years of public and population health experience. She has participated in several industry research workgroups and has held research roles with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She received a B.A. in exercise and health science from Alma College and a M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts.

Sheila C. Sever, CCP

Sheila C. Sever, CCP

Senior Manager, Compensation Strategies, Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 20 years of consulting and corporate experience, Sever advises clients on all aspects of their compensation programs from assessments through full program design. Her expertise includes leading complex projects to develop competitive compensation philosophies and strategies, design job architecture, salary structures, incentive programs, review regulatory compliance and optimize technology implementations. She has authored articles published in WorldatWork's workspan magazine and WorldatWork Journal, she is a recipient of WorldatWork's Lifetime Achievement Award, and she frequently speaks locally and nationally on compensation and human capital topics.


Server is a member of the Houston Compensation and Benefits Association and WorldatWork. She holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce in business education and is a Certified Compensation Professional.

Joanne Stephane

Joanne Stephane

Senior Manager and Business HR Offering Leader, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 21 years of human capital consulting experience, Stephane works with C-suite executives to reimagine the way they define, design, and deliver HR and talent services and programs to drive organizational performance through their people. She leads end-to-end, global HR transformation programs to achieve sustainable results. She also writes and speaks on a variety of HR topics, most recently on the role of business HR in Deloitte's High-Impact HR Operating Model.


Stephane focuses on the healthcare provider sector and has also worked with Fortune 500 organizations in life sciences and consumer products sectors.


She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and a masters of business administration degree in management from New York University Stern School of Business.

Gregory A. Stoskopf

Gregory A. Stoskopf

Managing Director, U.S. Compensation Practice Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Stoskopf's consulting expertise is focused on the design and implementation of strategic broad-based performance and reward systems, including talent and total reward strategies designed to enhance the attraction and retention of critical talent segments. He has more than 25 years of experience in compensation, performance management and human resources. His clients represent a broad range of industries including media, telecommunications, health care, financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, consumer products, professional services, government and nonprofits.


Stoskopf frequently writes and speaks on topics such as talent management, compensation, performance management, and total rewards. He is a member of the New York Compensation Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and WorldatWork. He holds a bachelor's degree from Baker University and a master of arts degree in organizational psychology from the University of Kansas. He is also a Certified Compensation Professional.

Rebecca Trotsky

Rebecca Trotsky

Director, Global Talent Management and Leadership Development, Ingersoll Rand

In her current role, Trotsky leads enterprise talent management programs plus employee engagement, leadership assessment and development, executive recruiting, and early talent programs for Ingersoll Rand, a $12 billion global diversified industrial manufacturing company. She has almost 20 years of HR experience with organizations such as Honeywell, Nissan North America and KONE, a global elevator and escalator company based in Finland. Her 10 years with KONE included a rewarding three-year overseas assignment in France, leading the HR function for EMEA.


Trotsky holds a master of human resources degree from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

Nicola Vogel

Nicola Vogel

Senior Director Human Resources, Danfoss Corporation

In her current role, Vogel provides HR leadership expertise across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific. With more than 17 years of international consulting experience, she is a trusted advisor to executive teams. Her work includes directing and delivering major projects and programs in the areas such as effective feedback culture, fostering organizational innovation and agility, harnessing effective communications channels, and enabling the networked leader.


Prior to coming to Danfoss, Vogel held HR leadership roles for the SAS Institute and AT&T Corporation. She holds a master's degree in business and organizational psychology from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of arts degree from Furman University.

Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner

Senior Vice President, People Operations, Evernote

Wagner has spent nearly 20 years working with and leading progressive people-related functions at companies such as AOL, Extreme Networks, Ooyala and now Evernote. Over her career, she has worn every "HR hat" and firmly believes that understanding the company's business and the culture of its people is a bare minimum to building an engaged workforce.


Wagner has a master's degree in human resource management from Webster University in Vienna and a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Louis University.

Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Founder and CEO, BetterCompany

In 2013, Williams founded BetterCompany, an organization dedicated to helping people find happiness and success in their careers. Williams is a serial entrepreneur and an investor in more than 30 start ups. He also has held executive roles for GiveMeaning and the Parkinson Society of British Columbia.

Kee Meng Yeo

Kee Meng Yeo

Vice President, Enterprise Talent Development, Amway

Yeo's responsibilities span performance management, leadership succession and development, global mobility, organizational learning, including the Amway University, Learning Center and Career Resources Center. His team also oversees the global employee culture and engagement survey, as well as enterprise diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining Amway in 2008, Yeo held previous leadership positions at Unilever and Johnson & Johnson, as well as with Pharmacia, Monsanto and Dow Chemicals. At Johnson & Johnson, he conceptualized and established the company's first virtual corporate university with an emphasis on global collaborative learning.


He has co-authored numerous papers in peer reviewed journals, including The Patterns of Successful Dialogue and Cultural Transcendence as Strategic Advantage and most recently in the Sloan-C's Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. He has also written Measuring Organizational Learning: Going Beyond Measuring Individual Training Programs and Global Succession Management: Moving Beyond Another Replacement Planning HR Bureaucracy.


Yeo serves on the advisory boards of the Stevens Institute's WebCampus as well as the Maine School of Business at Davenport University. He is also on the editorial board of Training Industry Quarterly.

Please note: Non-Deloitte IMPACT speaker biographies have been provided by the individual speakers.

IMPACT 2017 | May 22-25 | Hollywood, Florida