Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress and author. She has appeared in many acclaimed films such as Halloween, Trading Places, BAFTA Best Supporting Actress, True Lies, Golden Globe Best Actress, Freaky Friday and A Fish Called Wanda. Last year she reprised her role as Laurie Strode in the blockbuster 40th anniversary Halloween which broke records including the biggest opening for a movie starring a woman over 55.
She has appeared on television in the series Anything But Love, Golden Globe, The Heidi Chronicles and Nicholas’ Gift, Emmy Nomination, NCIS, New Girl and Scream Queens which earned her a seventh Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy.
She is the author of 12 Bestselling Children’s Books. Me, Myselfie and I was published in 2018 by MacMillan.
She is a recovering alcoholic/addict and is an advocate for children, animals and the environment and has proudly served on the Boards of CASA and CHLA. She is an outspoken activist, an amateur photographer and apparently invented Instagram.
Jamie has been married to Christopher Guest for 35 years and they have two adult children, Annie and Tom.
College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Professor and Chair
Ayanna Howard, Ph.D.
College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Ayanna Howard, Ph.D., is the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also holds a faculty appointment in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Professor Howard’s career focus is on intelligent technologies that must adapt to and function within a human-centered world. Her work, which encompasses advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), assistive technologies and robotics, has resulted in more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in a number of projects – from healthcare robots in the home to AI-powered STEM applications for children with diverse learning needs.
To date, her unique accomplishments have been highlighted through a number of awards and articles, including highlights in USA Today, Upscale, and TIME magazine, as well as being recognized as one of the 23 most powerful women engineers in the world by Business Insider. In 2013, she founded Zyrobotics, which is currently licensing technology derived from her research and has released its first suite of STEM educational products to engage children of all abilities.
Prior to Georgia Tech, Professor Howard was a senior robotics researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has also served as the associate director of research for the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, chair of the robotics Ph.D. program, and the associate chair for Faculty Development in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Professor Howard received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University, and her master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup and Professor of Business Psychology at Columbia
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He is the Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, co-founder of Deeper Signals and Metaprofiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at both University College London, and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems. Dr. Tomas has published 9 books and over 130 scientific papers (h index 58), making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation.
Jason Averbook, a global keynote speaker, industry analyst, co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, has launched his latest book: The Ultimate Guide to a Digital Workforce Experience ~ Leap for a Purpose.
Jason looks to broaden executive mindset to rethink how to better design and deliver employee services that exceed the expectations of the workforce and the needs of the business. Leapgen is an emerging growth management consulting firm dedicated to raising the potential of HR and IT leadership as they strive to innovate their organization’s digital workforce experience.
Prior to co-founding Leapgen, Jason also co-founded Knowledge Infusion LLC in 2005 until 2012 when the company was sold to Appirio. After the acquisition was complete he served as the Chief Innovation Officer, where he was responsible for Appirio's human capital management line's groundbreaking vision and strategy. He held the position of CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) from 2014 through 2016. Prior to founding Knowledge Infusion, he served as Senior Director of PeopleSoft Global Product Marketing at PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for the marketing including packaging and positioning for PeopleSoft’s flagship product line. Prior to PeopleSoft, he served as Director of Organizational Readiness at Ceridian Corporation, an HR and payroll outsourcing company.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the HR and technology industry working with leading companies around the world to help them transform their HR organizations into strategic partners. He has served as a Director of International Association for Human Resource Information Management, Inc.
Cited in numerous publications such as BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal an industry thought leader in the HCM space, he has delivered keynote presentations for events worldwide including UNLEASH global conferences (formerly HR Technology World in Amsterdam, London, Paris, and America), The Conference Board, Society of HR Management in the US and India, People Matters Conference in India, LEHRN, IHRIM Atlanta, and LRP Publications run events including HR Technology US, Singapore, and China as well as more than 300 other large group presentations for HR and technology audiences.
He currently is acknowledged as one of the top 3 thought leaders globally on the future of work and listed in the top 100 leaders globally influencing the future of work and the HR function. His previous book, HR From Now to Next was published in 2014 and is used in over 19 universities around the world today. Jason holds a BA and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Bloomington Jefferson in 1987.
As Chief Technology Officer, Loren Larsen is responsible for guiding HireVue’s product direction through the product management, user experience, and engineering teams. Larsen is an award-winning technology veteran with more than 20 years of engineering and research experience. Prior to joining HireVue, Larsen led the development of innovative mobile device applications and video relay services for the deaf as director of Engineering and Mobile Products at Sorenson Communications. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Engineering at Move Networks – where he was responsible for development of the Move online HD video player, which was deployed to over 50 million users – and as Chief Software Architect at World Wide Packets where he architected carrier-grade ethernet platforms.
Larsen was previously co-founder and board member for Pepun.com, which enables independent filmmakers to market and monetize their films online. He has earned both a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Clemson University and the University of Utah, respectively.
Kevin Parker is the CEO Chairman of the Board of HireVue. Previously, he was a Co-Founder and Senior Operating Principal of Bridge Growth Partners. He also serves as Chairman of Salient CRGT, a Bridge Growth Partners portfolio company. He is a recognized corporate leader in the technology industry, particularly in the information solutions and software sectors.
Parker most recently served as CEO of Deltek, a leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions. He was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" at the 2012 Ernst and Young Awards for the software services division. Before joining Deltek, Parker was CFO and later Co-President of PeopleSoft, a leading provider of management software technology, in the years prior to its acquisition by Oracle. He previously held senior management positions at Aspect Communication, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Standard Microsystems and Toshiba America. Earlier in his career, he was with the accounting firm Price Waterhouse. Parker is a Director and Chairman of the Board of Aptos, Inc., a current board member of Intermedia.net, Inc. and Plex Systems, and a former board member of Camber Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Clarkson University, where he received his B.S. degree in accounting.
Associate Director, Early Career Leadership Development Programs
Lisa is a driven and enthusiastic Talent leader at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) based in Farmington CT. UTC serves customers in the commercial aerospace, defense and building industries and ranks among the world’s most respected and innovative companies. With brands such as Pratt & Whitney, Collins Aerospace, Otis and Carrier, UTC companies employ more than 200,000 people around the world and achieved ~$66 billion in net sales in 2018.
Lisa is responsible for UTC’s elite early career Leadership Development Programs which enable the company to attract, develop and retain emerging leaders for its various functions. Having started her career at UTC in the Operations Leadership Program and having had the opportunity to work at the company’s various businesses over the years, she is passionate about the products UTC offers and believes that talent acquisition and development are key to continuing to innovate and to bring best in class products to the market.
Lisa is excited to share some of the learnings and best practices UTC has put in place as part of their HireVue deployment.
Ash Spencer started working in the Cruise Industry in 2007 as a Navigation Cadet. After realizing his true calling and passion for people, he quickly changed gears and charted a course for a career in Human Resources. After a brief stint as a People Manager for the McDonald’s group in the UK, Ash returned to sea in 2011 as a Training Manager onboard a Carnival FunShip. He has since climbed the ladder at Carnival, working as a Shipboard HR Director, Manager of Employee Experience and has recently started working in his current role of Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition. Ash has also started work towards pursuing his MBA, with a view of attending Manchester University in the fall. Ash is a keen traveler, who has been fortunate to visit 78 countries!
Based in London, Kate is a Talent Acquisition Project Specialist for Equinix. Equinix,Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures.
Kate started her HR career in banking before moving into the tech sector and now manages recruitment focused projects and platforms for a diverse global Talent Acquisition function. She is passionate about leveraging technology to transform recruiting, and was a key contributor in a global ATS roll out and implementation of HireVue digital interviewing at Equinix.
Senior Manager, Military & Diversity Sourcing Strategy
With over 20 years of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, and Diversity & Inclusion experience, Donna is passionate about the candidate experience and builds world class solutions that ensure diverse populations are represented at all levels of corporate structures. With strategic focus areas of women in leadership, women in technology, military, LGBTQ, individuals with disabilities, and multicultural communities Donna and her team work diligently to remove barriers to employment, and ensure the long term success of diverse candidates post-hire.
Born and raised in Bermuda, James completed his education in Canada, with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Economy) from McGill University and a Masters of Management & Professional Accounting from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. James is a CPA, CA and has worked internationally in a variety of roles.
James started his professional career in the Assurance practice for PwC Bermuda and then Toronto, where he specialized in the entertainment and media industry. He joined PwC's Human Capital team as a Manager, spending time in both campus and experienced hire talent acquisition before leading the global mobility function for PwC Canada.
James followed his passion for the entertainment and media industry, working as the Senior Manager of Financial Operations at CBC News for two years before moving to Australia to rejoin PwC. In Australia he had a variety of roles within sales and marketing, where he led the firm's proposals team as well as the client and market experience team.
James re-joined PwC Toronto in 2017 as the Resourcing & Recruitment Leader for PwC Canada. In this role he works with executive leadership on workforce planning strategies while leading five national Human Capital teams (campus and experienced hire talent acquisition, third party labor, global mobility and resource management). His passions for talent acquisition center around employer brand, candidate experience, technology and diversity and inclusion.
Jared Bazzell currently serves as the Manager, Talent Acquisition at CDW, a leading Fortune 200 multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the US, Canada and UK. CDW’s fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces and workspaces of more than 250,000 companies, from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates.
In this role, Jared is responsible for CDW’s international go-to market talent acquisition strategy, and strategic initiatives to drive an enhanced experience, productivity and efficiency. Furthermore Jared is responsible for CDW’s job applicant privacy and data collection polices to help maintain compliance in today’s ever-changing privacy and legal environment. Jared is versed in optimizing process related to Lean Six Sigma methodology and holds his Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.
Outside of CDW, Jared is on the HR Policy Association’s Recruiting Software Initiative Review Board to help understand the latest hiring and recruiting software solutions integrating artificial intelligence for the largest employers doing business in the United States and globally. Find him here on LinkedIn.
Kelsey Price is a Recruiter for Spring Venture Group assisting in massive year over year growth while staying focused in employee retention and overall satisfaction. Spring Venture Group is a leader in Medicare Supplement Insurance, headquartered in Kansas City, and continues to be one of the fastest growing companies in the city. Our company values are Authenticity, Accountability and Innovation and as a talent acquisition team, we strive to implement these values in all steps of the hiring process. Kelsey has a true passion for the candidate experience and pushing the boundaries on how to redesign the interviewing process for benefit of both the candidate and company.
Wendy began her career in Talent Acquisition 18 years ago holding many roles including recruiting for a variety of areas and leading employment brand until ultimately moving into an TA Operations role for the past 5 years. In 2018 she joined Takeda Pharmaceuticals based in Cambridge, MA as a Global TA Operations Manager where she focuses on driving innovation and efficiencies in their Global TA process which includes managing existing tools and technologies to ensure global adoption and optimized performance as well as identifying new opportunities to ensure a best in class process at Takeda. Takeda is a patient-focused, values-based, R&D driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to people worldwide.
Stephen is a passionate Talent Acquisition Leader who has led teams hiring talent for companies ranging in size from Fortune 50 to startups, encompassing technology, consulting, manufacturing, and telecommunications. Stephen is currently responsible for global Talent Acquisition at Ultimate Software, where he ensures the candidate and hiring manager experience exemplifies Ultimate’s “People First” culture.
Stephen began his career at Ultimate five years ago when he was brought in to design and execute the recruiting strategy for the new Rising Stars program. He built a team for the program that has produced more than 650 graduates and a 94 percent retention rate and won a global “Excellence in Practice” Association for Talent Development award in 2016.
Stephen leads a team that recruits for Ultimate’s Corporate and Services organization, covering North America and Europe. His team’s results include a Time to Fill of 23 days, Hiring Manager Satisfaction Score of 4.8 out of 5 and a Candidate NPS Score of 87 percent. In 2018, he secured HireVue to ensure Ultimate Software can continue to scale and meet high hiring demands.
Stephen is originally from New Hampshire and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College. He has lived in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston and now resides in Fort Lauderdale with his husband Woody, also an Ultimate employee, two sons, Austin and Anthony, and their dog Auggie.
Stephen’s known for his passion for anything he does, and his boundless energy. On top of a full schedule at work and family, he’s found at the gym regularly in his Zumba class, lifting weights or losing racquetball games to his husband.
Partner, London, Heidrick Consulting
Global Centre of Excellence Lead for Leadership Assessment, Development & Coaching
Heidrick & Struggles
Sharon is a Partner and the Global Head of Leadership Assessment, Development and Coaching with Heidrick Consulting, based in London. With over 20 years experience as a leadership consultant and executive coach with a deep understanding of behavioural complexity in organizational systems, Sharon has designed and managed some of our largest global leadership performance programmes, combining her depth of knowledge in behavioural sciences with her commercial background to help leaders shape the organisations they lead and accelerate performance. Sharon works closely with Heidrick’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, as well as CEO succession and acceleration programmes across all sectors.
Following a successful career in the engineering sector, primarily focused on process re-engineering, Sharon’s passion for performance through people as well as process motivated her to re-train in behavioral sciences. She was then invited to lead the learning and development function for retail in a prestigious automotive organization, achieving recognition as the global leader in sales and leadership development.
Sharon then set up and ran a successful behavioral change consultancy for 12 years, working with FTS100 as well as PE and some SME clients in pharmaceuticals, finance, technology, automotive, health and government, designing award winning development initiatives. She is proud to say that many of those clients are now clients of Heidrick, having transitioned via Co Company and the subsequent acquisition of same into Heidrick early in 2016.
Sharon holds an MSc in Executive Coaching and a post-graduate degree in Advanced Organisational Development supervision from Ashridge Business School. Sharon is a Master Practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming, a certified Team Accelerator Practitioner and holds diplomas in behavioural sciences and performance coaching. She is certified in a neuroscience based psychometric tool, proprietary Heidrick assessment tools and is a certified Hogan assessor.
Sharon continues to contribute to the field of coaching and leadership development and has been a research board member for the EMCC as well as providing pro-bono coaching for the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF). She is currently supporting the largest global empirical research project on the impact of coaching on performance conducted to date on behalf of the Harvard Medical School.
With over 18 years of strategic talent acquisition experience Sherri leads Keurig Dr Pepper’s National Field Recruiting team supporting positions in approximately 150 Direct Store Delivery locations coast to coast and approximately 25 Supply Chain Manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada. Sherri has built her career at Keurig Dr Pepper from a small regional recruiting team to the cross-functional multi-national TA team filling 8,000+ positions annually. Sherri prides herself on a leadership philosophy grounded in striving for excellence while serving others and this commitment to servant leadership coupled with her dedication to exceptional results has helped catapult herself and her team to unparalleled success in today’s competitive employment market. Throughout her career Sherri has committed herself to an agile mindset constantly challenging the status quo and innovating the recruiting process at every opportunity.
Sherri has leveraged her business acumen to lead projects focused on front line labor strategy, turnover reduction, compensation analysis, recruiter-driven hiring, all with the intention of positioning Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) as one of America’s top employers. Her commitment to delivering results through attracting and retaining top talent across all levels of KDP’s 26,000 strong employee base is obvious to those that know her. Sherri’s colleagues know her best for her willingness to collaborate, educate, and influence to be sure KDP maintains a competitive edge in today’s culture of rapid change. At Keurig Dr Pepper, we’re building on our rich heritage to create the beverage company of the future. We have a family of brands with the ability to satisfy every consumer need, anytime and anywhere – hot or cold, at home or on-the-go, at work or at play. And we employ a passionate, high-performing team that strives to lean forward to seize opportunities for sustainable, long-term growth.
Stephanie found her passion for Talent Acquisition in third party agency recruiting while leading a team for a Fortune 500 Staffing Firm. In 2017 she joined Keurig Dr Pepper (then Dr Pepper Snapple Group) bringing her excitement for recruiting and customer-centric focus to their field recruiting team. Currently Stephanie leads a team of recruiters focused on open positions across Keurig Dr Pepper’s (KDP) Direct Store Delivery network of approximately 150 branch locations coast to coast. Striving for best-in-class recruiting delivery, while keeping candidate experience at the forefront, continues to be a top priority for Stephanie and her team as Keurig Dr Pepper works to position themselves as an employer of choice in today’s candidate driven market.
Clemens Aichholzer is the Sr. VP of Game-Based Assessments at HireVue. Clemens is responsible for expanding HireVue’s assessment capabilities by combining game technology with machine learning and cognitive neuroscience. His vision is to create next generation hiring tools that are highly engaging and candidate-centric as well as data-driven and scientifically valid.
Clemens was previously the founder and CEO of London-based startup MindX, which was acquired by HireVue in May, 2018. MindX was a predictive hiring and talent analytics platform integrating gamification, big data, and psychometrics with the objective to improve talent identification and selection whilst reducing bias. Prior to founding MindX, Clemens was an investor and financial advisor with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Lombard Odier in London and Geneva. Clemens has earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA in Commerce from Vienna University of Economics.
Marci Sigmund is the Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Caleres. For the past 10+ years, Marci has lead Caleres’ employment brand, talent attraction, candidate experience and recruitment strategy for all divisions including Famous Footwear’s 1,000 retail locations and Caleres’ brand portfolio including: Allen Edmonds, Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl’s, Sam Edelman, Vince, Via Spiga, LifeStride, Ryka, and others.
Susan started her career working at a startup which gave her the opportunity to explore all areas of Human Resources, but she recognized very early her passion for HR technology and innovation. This passion led Susan into a career that has allowed her to focus on transforming and implementing HR technology in large global organizations. She has held speaking engagements discussing HR’s role in mergers and acquisitions and has extensive experience transforming HR focusing on talent technology. Susan knows what it takes to drive strategy and change and she is passionate about implementing innovative solutions. Susan joined The Estée Lauder Companies in 2014 and leads the Global Talent Technology team.
Prior to joining Deloitte Canada, a leading global professional services firm, Georgia spent 13 years building her career in the recruitment agency field. She began her career in a boutique firm where she provided IT staffing solutions across various industries. This experience allowed her to develop strong relationships and networking skills, feeding her interest in recruitment. Her experience led her to focus and elaborate her skillset in the corporate environment. In 2010, Georgia began her career at Deloitte Canada in the Consulting practice where she focused on finding technology and human capital talent. She then moved into a lead role managing relationships with business and oversaw a team of recruiters. Currently, as a Senior Manager, she leads a strong team of recruitment professionals, oversees operations and strategy for experienced hire recruitment.
Georgia has taken her passion for coaching and mentoring and is proud to have made it her career. The dynamic and learning culture at Deloitte has enabled Georgia and her team to work with inventive tools. During her tenure at Deloitte, Georgia has developed innovative recruitment strategies, as well as rolled out efficiencies and automation such as HireVue and CodeVue.
Georgia’s passion and focus is the continuous development of her team, putting into action recruitment strategies and ensuring Deloitte continues to evolve as an inclusive employer.
Vice President, Director
Talent Programs and Accessibility
Joshua Stewart is a Vice President and Director of Talent Programs and Accessibility. A PNC employee for 16 years, Joshua maintains oversight for firm-wide campus recruiting, intern programs, development programs, K-12 talent partnerships, diversity recruiting and the enterprise accessibility strategy.
Prior to his current role, Joshua was a senior manager on the Leadership and Executive Development team, the corporate Diversity and Inclusion team and held various roles within PNC Bank’s Consumer Lending business. As a former project manager for Consumer Lending, Joshua managed key consumer lending initiatives including the acquisitions/integrations of Mercantile Bank, Sterling Bank and National City bank as well as other key product/service implementations.
Recognized by the Out for Work organization as an influential ‘out’ professional in corporate America, Joshua served as the founding President of PNC Proud the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Employee Business Resource Group at PNC Bank.
Joshua sits on the board of directors for the Consortium for Public Education, serves as a volunteer for PNC’s Grow Up Great program, actively supports several organizations that serve Pittsburgh’s LGBT community and sits on the HIV/AIDS procurement panel for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
Joshua earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences and holds a certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University. (CCDP/AP)
Shelton Banks is a sales development leader turned social reformer passionate about bringing diversity to tech by helping overlooked talent find opportunity. He is CEO of re:work training, a 501(c)3 organization on a mission to reshape hiring trends for underserved communities by providing sales and business development training.
Beginning his career in consumer banking, Shelton's love of innovating sales process and relationship building helped him quickly climb corporate ranks. While climbing, he quickly noticed how social inequality is linked to racial inequality, gender inequality, and wealth inequality. Hired by re:work training in early 2018, Shelton now uses over 10 years of experience in sales and leadership to empower those affected by social disparities to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results as business/sales development representatives for tech organizations. re:work training has a placement rate of almost 90% with an average increase in salary of 185% from $14,800 average incoming with educational backgrounds from high-school dropouts to Graduate Degree with over $2.3 million dollars in salary going back into underserved communities.
Erin Kap is a HR Talent Acquisition Portfolio Manager who helps Intermountain Healthcare to attract, hire, and retain top talent for the non-profit, Utah-based healthcare organization. Erin is passionate about the candidate and the recruiter experience; and finding new ways to make an existing technology work for you.
Prior to accepting her leadership role, Erin spent six years working in Human Resources / Talent Acquisition for Intermountain Healthcare and Duke University Health System; and 4 years managing an outdoor retail store.
Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in professional Sales from Weber State University and will complete her Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University Law School this December.
From the start of his career, Hayden has had a drive and passion for early talent and has been fortunate enough to turn that into a career. Now serving as the Head of University Relations for the Kraft Heinz Company, Hayden has the pleasure of working with over 150 of the top collegiate undergrads and MBAs from elite programs around the country. Hayden and his team are in charge of the identification, growth, and development of these talented individuals and support their immersion into the Kraft Heinz organization.
Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Hayden spent 7 years with Bridgestone Americas in Columbia, SC, Atlanta, and Nashville, holding various roles in the People space including as an HR Business Partner, Manager of Campus Talent, and Recruiting, Development, and Retention Manager.
Like the students Hayden now works to develop, he started his career with Bridgestone in 2011, working in one of the 2,200 Firestone Complete Auto Care Stores as an intern. A South Carolina native, Hayden earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Resources Management from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business.
Dr. Nathan Mondragon is Chief IO Psychologist at HireVue and responsible for building, researching, and maintaining the AI-driven assessment product. In this role the IO Psychology team at HireVue work side-by-side with the Data Science team to create and deliver AI-based video and game assessments. Nathan has over 20 years of extensive experience in the HCM space and is a recognized expert in the blending of IO Psychology tools with technology to deliver seamless integrated recruitment, hiring, and development solutions. In 1996, Nathan helped lead the creation and delivery of the first ever online selection assessment, in 2004 built from ground up the first integrated assessment solution within an enterprise-wide ATS (Taleo), and in 2015 as part of HireVue delivered the first ever AI-driven pre-hire assessment solution. He has over 50 manuscripts, presentations, and workshops on IO Psychology and technology solutions, has been quoted or featured in over 30 popular press articles, and has been interviewed on NPR, BBC, and Bloomberg about the future of Recruiting and Assessment. He has held leadership positions with Aon, SHL, DDI, Dell, Taleo, and Oracle. Nathan received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University.
Tracy Powell-Rudy, Director of Corporate Engagement, is responsible for managing Integrate Autism Employment Advisors relationships with Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to her work with Integrate, Ms. Powell-Rudy spent six years in retained executive search as VP of a premier global search firm. Earlier in her career Ms. Powell-Rudy managed the Northeast IT organization for a fortune 100 corporation. Ms. Powell-Rudy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Manhattanville College and has a Masters in Telecommunications Management from NYU Polytechnic University. She is the parent of a young adult daughter with Asperger Syndrome
President and Founder of Integrate Autism Employment Advisors
Integrate Autism Employment Advisors
Marcia Scheiner is the President and Founder of Integrate Autism Employment Advisors (“Integrate”) and the author of “An Employer’s Guide to Managing Professionals on the Autism Spectrum” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017). Prior to founding Integrate in 2010, Ms. Scheiner held senior management positions at Zurich Financial Services, Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome.
Chris Trask is a Technical Recruiter at Nordstrom, based out of Seattle, WA. Nordstrom is a high fashion retailer and known as one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” since 1998. Born and raised in Tacoma, WA; Chris began his career with Nordstrom in 2009 as a part time job, while on summer break from studies at Oregon State University. While in school he studied New Media Communication and sang full time in an all male A cappella group.
Returning to the company after college graduation in 2012, he lead and supported multiple teams on the retail sales floor as a “shoe dog”, before moving into Talent Acquisition at the corporate headquarters. Since then he has helped to transform the retail store recruiting model, lead recruiting efforts for the Canadian immersion of the retailer, and then took on his most recent role in the Tech space to help re-energize the Tech Recruiting program as Nordstrom made their presence known in the Seattle Tech market. Nordstrom prides itself on 5 core values; Customer Obsessed, Owners at Heart, Curious and Ever Changing, Here to Win, and the most recent addition in honor of the late company Co-President, Blake Nordstrom; Extend Yourself.
Chris found success in his career early on by striving for the three E’s; Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Excellence. He enjoys finding innovative solutions to way we recruit, the processes we follow, and the assessments we use. Optimization is at the forefront of his mind. In his free time, he enjoys travel, live entertainment, spending time with his nieces; Piper and Penny, and the occasional get down on the karaoke stage. He is thrilled to be representing Nordstrom on the HireVue Horizon stage this year!
Co-Leader, Global Privacy & Data Security, Winston & Strawn LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP
Sheryl Falk concentrates her practice in data security, cyber and other internal investigations, trade secret litigation, and complex commercial litigation. Sheryl has significant experience helping clients protect data, from developing data security and trade secret protection procedures to responding to data security incidents and investigating trade secret theft claims. In her data security practice, she counsels clients on how to identify and mitigate business and legal risks arising out of these incidents.
Sheryl is an experienced litigator known for extracting the truth in each of her cases. As a Certified Computer Examiner, Sheryl uses her knowledge and background to provide invaluable assistance to clients in connection with data security issues and the theft of trade secrets and confidential information.
Recently, she was on the successful Winston team that secured a $24.5 million jury verdict for a post-tension company in federal court in Houston, Texas. Sheryl led the forensic investigation in this case that recovered key evidence and uncovered the defendants’ destruction of evidence.
Because data protection and privacy issues have far-reaching implications, Sheryl’s cross-disciplinary practice enables her to assist clients on a variety of legal issues, including:
Counseling clients through the data breach response process and running data breach investigations
Advising clients on international data protection and cross- border data transfers
Providing in-house analysis based on technical background during data breach
Investigating and litigating regulatory inquiries arising out of data security incidents
Directing internal investigations of the theft of trade secrets;
developing privacy compliance programs and trade secret protocols
Counseling clients on privacy and data protection considerations of internet of things, cloud, and third-party data outsourcing.
Rodney has spent over 30 years designing and delivering talent solutions to help companies build global, scalable and sustainable talent at the right time and right place. He has provided human resources and talent acquisition leadership, vision, and innovation and transformation to some of the world’s largest and most visible companies for over 20 years.
His senior executive experience includes roles as Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Molex LLC, Global Talent Acquisition at Bristol-Myers Squibb, VP of Global Recruitment at Hilton Worldwide, VP of Global Talent Acquisition at BlackBerry, VP of Global Talent Acquisition at Coca-Cola Enterprises, VP of Talent Acquisition & Talent Management at Life Technologies and other organizations.Rodney has the unique ability to help companies transform their talent systems to compete and disrupt their competition.
With a global perspective and past experience with both recruitment and HR, Rodney has produced millions of dollars in cost savings, increased productivity in high volume and high growth environments, championed Six Sigma Black Belt projects and provided training to thousands in addition to hiring hundreds of thousands.
Manager, Talent Attraction Technology and Operations
Grant Thornton Canada
Krista Lamkey is the Manager, Talent Attraction Technology & Operations at Grant Thornton LLP Canada. She is passionate about implementing and optimizing recruitment technologies, business processes and always learning what’s new in the world of recruiting. She started her career 12 years ago configuring and leading the implementation of various Applicant Tracking systems for clients across Healthcare and Retail. At Grant Thornton, in addition to owning the recruitment technology and managing a team of recruiters, Krista’s technical proficiency has expanded to include people analytics. Her expertise has produced award winning work in campus recruiting, employer brand and candidate experience. She is passionate about connecting with her clients, colleagues and communities and truly lives her purple loud and proud every single day!
Steve Holmes currently leads TA technology strategy and operations for Koch Industries Talent Solutions capability. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries is the second largest private company in America. With over 120,000 employees, located in 60 countries, Koch Industries operates a diverse set of businesses and industries across the world.
Steve began his Talent Acquisition journey as an agency recruiter, focusing on the scientific industry. After several years recruiting all types of scientific roles across the Southeastern US, Steve moved to Koch as a corporate recruiter. For the last 12 years at Koch and its subsidiaries, Steve has had the opportunity to develop a variety of recruiting programs, supporting domestic and international projects, talent development, training and technology. In 2016 he moved into recruiting support for Koch’s largest US subsidiary, Georgia Pacific, where he expanded his work in TA technology and strategy. Today Steve supports a variety of enterprise initiatives in technology, recruiting operations and strategy.
Fiona is a trusted HR and Retail Operations leader who partners with cross functional business leaders to conceptualize and understand front line retail. Fiona has a passion for brilliant instore execution and building employment branding and culture to inspire teams to deliver to customers every day.
Fiona is currently the Retail Programs Lead at Caltex Australia, responsible for setting the instore retail execution plan & standards, retail training and store communications & engagement. Caltex is an iconic Australian company that sources, imports, refines and distributes fuel and lubricants, with over 6,000 employees. Caltex’s retail network has recently undergone significant transformation whereby all franchisee retail sites will transition to company operations by the end of 2020. As a result of this, the total number of retail employees has grown from 1,000 to over 5,000 over the past 24 months and will continue to grow.
Fiona lead the implementation of the HireVue platform to enhance the Caltex recruitment process, all at a time of rapid growth and demand for large numbers of frontline employees. This platform has enabled Caltex to review over 120,000 candidates over 2.5 years while delivering talent to the business without compromising the candidate experience.
Fiona has over 20 years’ experience across Retail, Petrol & Convenience, Quick Service Restaurant and Financial industries and worked for companies such as BP Australia and Woolworth Liquor.
Finalist in the David Ulrich HR Leader Award 2017 and Winner of the LinkedIn Conscious Business Leadership Award 2016 – Ashley is not your typical HR Executive.
Ashley has had three equally rewarding careers – stacking shelves in numerous departments at a supermarket but never making it to a register, realising he didn’t enjoy law but became a partner anyway because that’s what you’re supposed to do when your parents decide you should go to college whilst your overseas enjoying your schoolies break and finally joining the General where he was part a management team that rebuilt and broadened the appeal of an iconic Australian brand with consumers and potential employees alike whilst simultaneously dismantling its legacy business and helping the employees impacted by this technological and industry wide disruption transition to new employers.
Having joined General Motors’ Australian operations Holden in 2005, initially as part of the legal team it wasn’t long before he was enticed to get his hands dirty. In 2007 Ashley ditched the suit and joined the HR team as HR Manager Assembly Operations in Adelaide. In 2009 at the height of the Global Financial Crisis Ashley was appointed to the role of Director – Manufacturing & Labour Relations where he negotiated the One Shift Two Crew Half pay arrangement which sustained the operations at a time when export production was cancelled overnight.
In 2012 Ashley returned to Melbourne to take up the position of Vice President Human Resources and in 2014 he joined the Holden Board. Last year Ashley crossed the Pacific to become Director – Global Talent Acquisition at General Motors based in Detroit. As head of recruiting he has been an active and vocal positive disruptor across the business and believes that supporting flexibility increases inclusion, supports diversity and improves overall engagement and teamwork whilst empowers people to be their best.
Prior to joining Holden Ashley was a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in their Workplace Relations Practice. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Law and Arts (Hons).
As VP of Product, Ricky Simmons is responsible for guiding HireVue’s product direction through the product management and design teams in concert with the CTO and engineering teams. Simmons has more than 12 years of product and design experience. Prior to joining HireVue, Simmons led product initiatives at Sorenson Communications for innovative applications for the Deaf, including the first mobile video relay app in the world. Throughout his career, he has been focused on delivering customer value and improving access through innovative technology solutions. Simmons earned an MBA from the the University of Utah.
Jenny is the Director of Customer Success for the EMEA region, where the team enables HireVue’s growing international customer base to achieve the best value and ROI from the HireVue solutions and their recruitment and assessment processes.
Jenny has extensive experience delivering and managing HR Tech, SaaS solutions and transforming talent agendas. She joined HireVue from BP where she managed the ongoing product development, deployment and global operations of all SaaS based talent acquisition technology across the organization.
Danielle Colvin is a Director of Customer Success in the West region and has been with HireVue for over three years. Danielle is passionate about Customer Success because it allows her to work with a diverse set of amazing customers and follow their journey with HireVue from implementation to proving value with the solution.
Prior to working at HireVue Danielle worked in Human Resource Management for 10+ years in the mining and financial industry. Danielle earned an MSHR from Utah State University. In her spare time, Danielle loves to learn through reading and podcasts and enjoys being creative and active by painting, yoga, traveling and hiking.
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