HR West 2018 proudly offers more than 80 concurrent sessions conducted by one 100 speakers, all for recertification credit toward your SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR, and California certifications. Session tracks include Communicate & Relate, Compensation & Benefits, Culture, Employee Relations, Engagement & Retention, HR Strategy & Leadership, Law & Legislation, Recruiting, Talent Development & Talent Management. You’ll find everything you need to get over the hurdles you’re facing.


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Aaron Schmookler, CoFounder, The Yes Works


Aaron Schmookler had his first article on creativity and innovation published at the age of eleven, when the editor of a parenting magazine noticed his innovative mindset and asked him to write about taking inspiration for play wherever you can find it. The inspired mindset that got him noticed as a child still motivates and […]


Adam Utley, CoFounder, The Yes Works


Adam Utley, as a co-founder of The Yes Works, has turned his decade of improvisation experience into helping businesses solve the problems they think can’t be solved. Since graduating from Pacific Lutheran University in 2004, Adam has found that no matter what the setting, a regular practice of improvisation gives people the confidence to synthesize […]


Al Adamsen, Founder & Executive Director, Talent Strategy Institute


Al Adamsen is the Founder & Executive Director of the Talent Strategy Institute. He’s one of the few who’s led a workforce planning & analytics function within a Fortune 500 company (Gap Inc.), served as a leader with an analytics vendor (Infohrm, now SAP/SuccessFactors), and also as a talent analytics consultant/advisor (with EY, Kenexa, and […]

November 7, 2017


Allison West,Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP Principal, Employment Practices Specialists


Allison West, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has a simple approach to employment practices: be proactive. An employment attorney by background, Allison uses her legal skills coupled with sound human resources practices to provide companies with proactive risk management solutions for preventing and resolving employment claims. Allison specializes in delivering and customizing interactive management training on topics […]

November 13, 2017


Amy Dufrane, CEO, HRCI


Amy Dufrane is CEO of the HR Certification Institute, where she focuses on developing collaborative long-term partnerships with individuals and organizations looking to create and deliver change around human resources. Before joining HRCI, she spent more than 25 years in leading human resources functions with organizations including the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, The Optical Society, […]

November 7, 2017


Angela Antony, Founder & CEO, Scoutible


Angela K. Antony is changing the way businesses do hiring. Antony is founder and CEO of Scoutible, a game-based hiring platform. Scoutible uses immersive mobile games and sophisticated machine learning to pinpoint perfect-fit candidates for jobs. Prior to Scoutible, Antony worked at the White House and spent 9 years at Harvard studying psychology, law, and […]

November 13, 2017


Ann Tardy, CEO, LifeMoxie Mentoring & Leadership


As a former Silicon Valley corporate attorney and a current CEO, Ann knows people from many dynamics. Working alongside some of the best and brightest lawyers, entrepreneurs, VCs, and business owners, Ann incorporated companies, negotiated mergers, managed venture-backed financings, and held the hands of many anxious CEOs, and loved it. She then started her own […]

November 7, 2017


Anne Whiting, Senior Consultant, 3D Group


Anne Whiting brings two decades of consulting and business experience to 3D Group. Anne has worked in a variety of industries including consumer packaged goods, aerospace manufacturing, professional services, high-tech and health care. Anne values a strong partnership with her client organizations and has a passion for helping organizations to design and develop their talent […]


Ashley Dittmar, Master Trainer, VitalSmarts


A marketing professional and organizational behavior expert, Ashley Dittmar brings energy and adaptability to every presentation. For the past 10 years, Ashley has taught life-changing skills to both high-ranking executives at companies like Harley-Davidson and CNA Insurance, to everyday people working nine-to-five. Her unique and energetic approach ensures that attendees have a holistic and fun […]

November 13, 2017


Bianca McCann, Chief Human Resources Officer, BetterWorks


Bianca McCann is a champion in the field of Human Resources. Her experience as the VP of Human Resources at SAP helped them reach unparalleled success. She is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at BetterWorks where she works daily to improve the HR systems within the company. Bianca currently serves on the board of […]


Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates


Bonnie Hagemann is the CEO of Executive Development Associates, a boutique consulting firm specializing in top-of-the-house executive development and the development of high potentials into senior leaders. Hagemann has over 16 years of experience successfully leading consulting firms through times of rapid growth, acquisitions, economic downturn, and downsizing. Hagemann leads biennial industry research on Trends […]

November 6, 2017


Brian Nagatani, Partner, Hixson Nagatani LLP


Mr. Nagatani has an active counseling and litigation practice. He provides preventive counseling to employers on a number of employment-related issues including terminations, hiring, and leaves of absence. Over the years, Mr. Nagatani has defended court lawsuits involving numerous claims including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, fraud, and breach of contract. He also has experience defending […]

November 9, 2017


Brittany Flanagan, VP of People Operations, Pill Pack


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November 30, 2017


Bruce Calvin, President , Calvin Associates, Inc.


Bruce L. Calvin, J.D., is the President of Calvin Associates, Inc. – a global corporate advisory firm that works with CEOs, CFOs and executives who need support with organizational integration and intervention matters with a clear focus on enhancing overall individual and team professional development. Mr. Calvin’s background and core experience lie in driving team […]

November 13, 2017


Catherine Mattice,SPHR, SHRM-SCP International Speaker, Author & Consultant, Civility Partners


Catherine M. Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Chevron, the American Red Cross, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a […]

November 7, 2017


Chris Dyer, CEO, PeopleG2


Chris Dyer founded PeopleG2 in 2001 with a singular goal to make his vision for excellence in human capital due diligence services a reality. A recognized authority on human capital intelligence processes and best practices, he understands the complex challenges inherent to talent management decisions. Forbes shared Chris’ insight with readers in the article, “The […]

November 9, 2017


Chris Forman, CEO & Founder, Appcast


Chris Forman is the CEO and founder of Appcast Inc. He previously served as CEO of StartWire (which he founded), CEO of AIRS, and Chief Development Officer of The Right Thing. Chris has worked in the recruiting industry for 20 years, developing smart recruiting tools that have helped hire millions of people around the globe. […]

November 13, 2017


Chris Powell, CEO, Talmetrix


Chris Powell is the Chief Executive Officer of Talmetrix, an employee feedback and insights solution that helps organizations better attract and retain talent to achieve business goals through a combination of software, content, data, and advisory support. Prior to joining Talmetrix, Chris was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Scripps Networks Interactive, a global media […]


Christine Cave, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director and Employment Attorney, Employers Legal Resource Center


Christine Cave, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is Director and Employment Attorney at Employers Legal Resource Center in Oklahoma City. Her experience includes business ownership, a volunteer on many local and national non-profit boards, lecturing and teaching on business and litigation-related topics, and representing businesses and management in lawsuits. She has served as the Chairperson of the […]

November 6, 2017


Christine Long,Esq. Partner, Berliner Cohen LLP


Ms. Long maintains a diverse litigation practice in employment, hospitality, business litigation and real estate. Ms. Long is the Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group and Hospitality Practice Group. Ms. Long’s employment and hospitality litigation practice includes handling wage and hour class claims, claims of employment discrimination, ADA compliance, wrongful termination, and breach of […]

November 7, 2017


Christine Miller, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation


Christine has over 12 years of progressively responsible experience in employee relations, policy development and implementation, coaching & counseling, system implementation, recruiting, training, and benefit administration. In her current role at the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, she leads the staffing, onboarding and development programs for the foundation, as well as provides strategic business partner […]

November 9, 2017


Christine Silver, Owner, Silver Business Solutions


Before founding her speaking and coaching business in 2005, Christine practiced Human Resources management for twelve years. Over the past decade, she has trained and coached over two thousand leaders in leadership practices, communicating constructively, implementing performance management practices, and solving people issues. Christine has a Bachelors degree from San Jose State University, a certificate […]

November 5, 2017


Christopher Kurtz, CEO, PeerThru, LLC


Christopher Kurtz is the Founder and Principal Consultant at PeerThru, an independent consultancy the uses the power of analytics and the insight from Glassdoor to improve people’s lives through communication, culture, and productivity at work. Chris is a Langevin Certified Trainer with over 20 years of experience leading high-performing teams both domestically and abroad. He […]

November 7, 2017


Christy Largent, Owner, Christy Largent Motivational Speaker


Christy Largent is an engagement expert and professional speaker. She has a diverse background having worked both in the US and internationally. Christy has a degree in communications and political science from Liberty University, and has done extensive research in the fields of personal development, communication skills and mindset. Her first career was as a […]

November 5, 2017


Dana Barbato,SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CEO/Founder, InvestiPro


Dana Barbato has spent over 25 years working to tame the chaos in the human side of human resources. With a strong belief in respectful employee relations, strong leadership and consistent practices, she has proven in her HR roles that accountability=trust=engagement. These beliefs caused Dana to step out of her HR career and create InvestiPro, […]

November 13, 2017


David Baldwin, President, Leadership Insight Group LLC


David has delivered proven ROI leadership development work resulting in financial business success for Fortune 500 companies to more than 10,000 executive participants. He is certified in over 100 psychometric self-report and 360 assessment instruments, online/F2F experiential simulations, and has delivered over 400 leadership and team interventions to non-profits along with 2/3 of the Fortune […]

November 5, 2017


David Knapp, Metro Market Manager, Robert Half


David Knapp is a Metro Market Manager for Robert Half, overseeing operations for the San Francisco Bay Area HR Services division. David joined Robert Half as a Recruiting Manager for the Robert Half Technology team in 1999. He has an extensive background in advertising, derived from his 10 years working for a large, Bay Area […]

November 13, 2017


David Kovacovich, Director, BI Worldwide


Dave Kovacovich has been a presenter with NCHRA since 2012. For 10 years he has consulted organizations (large and small) across Northern California on their Human Capital Management strategy. Dave is on the SHRM Social Media team, writes HR-related columns for various blogs and attends HR conferences across the US. Dave has helped implement over […]


David Swanson,SHRM-SCP, SPHR Author, DavidSwansonHR


David Swanson has over 30 years of human resources management experience. He currently provides consulting services to the high-tech industry on using data and analytics to measure bottom line business impact of strategic HR programs. He was most recently the executive vice president of human resources for SAP SuccessFactors partnering with the company’s sales organization […]


Deborah Birndorf, Attorney, Birndorf Law Offices, APC


Debbie Birndorf Zeiler has been practicing law for more than 20 years, including 10 years at major law firms. She represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including defense of harassment and discrimination claims, wage claims, wage and hour class actions, disability claims, and misappropriation of trade secrets. She also drafts and reviews employment […]

November 7, 2017


Denise LaForte, Partner, North America Leader HR Transformation , Mercer


Denise LaForte, Partner, North America Leader HR Transformation, has over 30 years of broad based consulting experience in Human Resources with deep expertise in leading HR transformation initiatives and improving the Human Resources function. She has significant experience coaching Chief Human Resource Officers and HR Leadership teams through HR transformation initiatives. Ms. LaForte has worked […]


Dianna Wilusz,SPHR; SHRM-SCP; MBA CEO / Founder, The Pendolino Group


Since launching The Pendolino Group in 2009, Dianna and her team have served over 500 clients across many industries and internationally in the areas of compensation, leadership development, recruiting, talent management, human resources information systems, and executive management practices. With a focus on developing leadership capabilities in organizations and individuals, The Pendolino Group, under Dianna’s […]

November 6, 2017


Doug Lawrence, President, TalentC – People Services Inc.


Doug Lawrence is the founder of TalentC, a human resources solution provider focused on effective mentoring. Doug is an International Certified Mentor Practitioner (ICMP) and an International Certified Mentor Facilitator (ICMF). He has over 30 years of mentoring and leadership experience in federal, provincial and private sector environments and is recognized as a thought leader […]

November 13, 2017


Douglas Farmer, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, PC


Douglas A Farmer is a shareholder in the San Francisco office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, one of the nation’s largest management side labor and employment law firms. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude. For more than […]

November 5, 2017


Ed Newman, Chief Evangelist, Phenom People


Ed Newman, Chief Evangelist at Phenom People, is a well-known thought leader in the HR field. With more than 25 years of experience in the talent acquisition and management industry, Newman has worked with many Fortune 500 companies on the design, development and implementation of highly effective talent strategies, processes, operating models and technology infrastructure. […]

November 7, 2017


Edie Goldberg,Ph.D. President & CEO, E. L. Goldberg & Associates


Edie Goldberg, PhD, is the Principal of E.L. Goldberg & Associates in Menlo Park, California. She has specialized in talent management and organization effectiveness for more than 25 years. Her practice is focused on designing HR processes to attract, engage, develop and retain employees. Goldberg has published and presented at numerous conferences on the future […]

November 13, 2017


Eric Knudsen, Senior Analyst, Namely


Eric Knudsen is the Senior Analyst and People Analytics lead on the People Operations team at Namely, the all-in-one HR software platform for mid-sized companies. Prior to Namely, he contributed to data and analytics work in industries like higher education, aviation, and now technology. His current work focuses on leveraging people data spanning the full […]


Fred Whittlesey, Founder and President, Compensation Venture Group, SPC – a Certified B Corporation


Fred Whittlesey is the Founder, President, and Principal Consultant of Compensation Venture Group, SPC (CVG), a consulting firm specializing in compensation strategy, executive compensation, incentive compensation, equity-based compensation, and employee pay. Fred is recognized by corporations, major professional organizations, universities, media, and colleagues around the world as a compensation expert and thought leader. His ideas […]


Galen Emanuele, President, Shift Yes


International speaker Galen Emanuele works with teams and organizations around the globe, including Fortune 500 companies such as Shell and Microsoft, creating a radical shift in how people interact and communicate in business. Galen’s captivating programs teach teams how to apply the improv concept of “Yes, And” to improve communication, performance, and create an intentional […]

November 7, 2017


George Elfond, CEO, Rallyware


George Elfond is the CEO of Rallyware. He has been instrumental in helping companies like Samsung, Mary Kay, Recruit, and others in driving their business goals by empowering the workforces through the use of HR technologies. His accomplishments and thought leadership on the role of AI and ML in developing smart HR strategies has led […]

November 5, 2017


Gina Roccanova, Principal, Meyers Nave


Gina chairs the Labor & Employment Practice and has over 20 years of experience in labor negotiations and grievance arbitrations, labor and employment law counseling, and employment law litigation and mediation.  She handles labor and employment matters for clients in the education, healthcare, retail, museum, hospitality, marketing, and technology sectors, among others.  She has special […]

November 7, 2017


Gregg Ward, CEO, The Gregg Ward Group


Gregg Ward is the CEO of the consulting and training firm, the Gregg Ward Group, with over 25 years of professional experience helping clients in North America and Western Europe manage business challenges in the areas of Respectful Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, and Organizational Development. Gregg’s new best-selling business book, The Respectful Leader: seven […]

November 13, 2017


Holly Burkett, PhD, SPHR, CPT, Senior Organization Development Consultant, University of California Davis


Holly Burkett, PhD, SPHR is a Senior Organizational Development Consultant with University of California Davis. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a trusted business advisor helping diverse organizations improve the sustainable impact of strategic HRD initiatives focused upon culture change, leadership development, and performance improvement. An accomplished talent builder, Holly was recently honored […]


Imo Udom, Co-founder & CEO, Wepow


Imo Udom is the co-founder and CEO of Wepow, a video interviewing company. Prior to Wepow, Udom held a number of posts at Lockheed Martin including Deputy Lead Systems Engineer and Proposal Manager where he managed a diverse team and evaluated project success. Udom received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and his M.S. in Systems […]

November 7, 2017


James McDonald,SPHR, SHRM-SCP Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP


James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP is managing partner of the Irvine, California office of the national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP. Jim has practiced labor and employment law representing management for more than 30 years. He is author of California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published by the Society […]

November 13, 2017


Jamie Gilpin, Chief Marketing Officer & Workforce Trends Analyst, Envoy


Jamie Gilpin, a veteran to the HR technology industry, brings over 15 years of sales, marketing, and branding experience to Envoy. As CMO, she plays a key role in driving a powerful brand for Envoy that represents its dedication to providing education, support, unparalleled value and a better experience for both businesses and employees navigating […]


Jane Kow, Founder, HR Law Consultants.com


For over 20 years, Jane Kow has practiced employment law and provided human resources consulting services for employers of all sizes and industries to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local workplace laws. Jane Kow received her B.S. from Cornell University in 1984 and J.D. from NYU School of Law in 1993. She taught Employment […]

November 7, 2017


Jannene Litchfield,SPHR, SHRM-SCP President Chief Human Resources Officer, Litchfield Human Resources Management


Jannene has over 20 years of experience in human resources leadership, employee development, and coaching. As a developer of leaders, she creates and delivers custom supervisory, management and leadership training for world-class organizations in state and federal government, non-profit, and the private sector. Prior to consulting, she gained valuable experience as the Vice President of […]


Jason Patent, Ph.D., Director, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, UC Berkeley


Jason D. Patent, Ph.D., is Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership at U.C. Berkeley. With over two decades of experience in training and facilitation, Jason delivers high-quality intercultural consulting and training to individuals and teams across a variety of sectors. Jason has served as American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and […]


Jeanine DeBacker, Partner, McPharlin Sprinkles & Thomas LLP


Jeanine DeBacker is a litigator who uses her courtroom experience to help employers prevent lawsuits through well-crafted policies, staff training and informal dispute resolution. Jeanine counsels businesses and public agencies on human resources, employment and employee benefit issues. Her practice focuses on representing employers in all areas of employment and benefits law, including wage and […]

November 6, 2017


Jeff Carr, COO, Zenefits


Jeff Carr leads Zenefits’ go-to-market functions including sales, service, support, channels, alliances and growth organizations. Jeff is a technology veteran with an extensive Cloud HCM background and more than 20 years experience leading a variety of venture-backed startups and successful public companies. Prior to Zenefits, he was CEO at PeopleFluent; President of Saba; COO at […]

November 5, 2017


Jennifer Shaw, President, Shaw Law Group, PC


Jennifer Shaw provides regular advice and counsel on workplace issues to various private and public-sector employers throughout the country. Named by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in California every year since 2009, Jennifer is a frequent speaker on employment law topics, and has been a guest on CNN and […]

November 13, 2017



John Halloran, CEO, Mobile Health


Asked by top-tier businesses to develop pragmatic population well-being solutions to their real-life healthcare challenges, John Halloran, CEO of Mobile Health, founded the Palo Alto-based company in 2012. By leveraging the mobile devices consumers already use daily, Mobile Health delivers healthcare cost management capabilities to employers and their healthcare advisors, and engages employees through personalized […]


Kaleana Markley, Wellbeing Director, Sequoia Consulting Group


Kaleana Markley runs the Health & Well-being Department at Sequoia Consulting Group, evaluating and rolling out programs, strategic perks, and employee engagement strategies for high-growth and high-profile tech companies in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and New York City. With a Masters in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and a background in Recruitment and Human Resources, Kaleana’s […]

November 7, 2017


Karim Bishay, Principal, Living Orgs


Karim Bishay is an industry leading consultant in the areas of Holacracy and building Adaptive Organizations. Karim holds two Master’s degrees in pastoral counseling and business. He is also the proud graduate and former leader of the Interchange Counseling Institute. Most recently Karim worked with Dev Bootcamp as the Head of Admissions, Engineering Empathy curriculum […]

November 13, 2017


Keith Friede, MA Area Vice President, Talent & Organization Development, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


Keith is an Area Vice President, Talent & Organization Development for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., providing strategic consulting, organization development expertise and thought leadership to client organizations. Keith is a frequent presenter at national and regional professional conferences throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in 2003, Keith was president […]

November 7, 2017


Kelli Dragovich, SVP of People, Hired


Kelli Dragovich leads the team responsible for enabling Hired to rapidly grow and scale effectively. She is passionate about building a diverse, inclusive, and productive environment for Hired’s growing global workforce, and has spent nearly two decades in people operations and HR at leading tech companies. Prior to Hired, Kelli was a Vice President of […]


Kevin Grossman, President, Global Programs, Talent Board


Kevin W. Grossman is President of Global Programs for Talent Board, responsible for all aspects of the Candidate Experience Awards benchmark research program and other Talent Board activities worldwide. He also produces and hosts multiple world of work podcasts including The CandEs Shop Talk, Reach West Radio and WorkingTech. As a long-time HR and recruiting […]

November 5, 2017


Klint Kendrick,SPHR, SHRM-SCP Director – HR Mergers & Acquisitions, Oracle


Dr. Kendrick has worked in human resources for two decades, with experience in areas related to global expansion, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, workforce planning, recruitment, retention, diversity, and leadership development. His comments have been featured in the New York Post and his academic work appears in the second issue of EEO-Insights, a refereed journal for […]

November 13, 2017


L. David Kingsley, Senior Vice President, Global HR Strategy and Operations, Salesforce


David Kingsley, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources Strategy and Operations, Salesforce, is an experienced organizational effectiveness executive. He leads a global team of 100 professionals in 14 offices around the world in HR strategy, analytics, program management, HR information technology, HR shared services, and employee relations – serving the 30,000 employees of Salesforce across […]


Larry Jacobson, Chief Retirement Navigator, Buoy Coaching


When it comes to overcoming tough challenges, award-winning author and speaker Larry Jacobson hasn’t just been around the block; he’s been around the world. A California native, circumnavigator and adventurer, Larry Jacobson is an avid sailor with over 50,000 blue water miles under his keel. Author of the six-time award-winning memoir of his six-year circumnavigation, […]


Lauraine Bifulco, President/CEO, Vantaggio HR


Two themes define Lauraine Bifulco’s diverse career: a passion for a job well done and a zest for learning. When she founded Vantaggio HR in 1994, Lauraine combined her rare talent in understanding what a client needs and her gift of business foresight to create a company that services the HR and management consulting needs. […]


Lauren Aguilar,PhD Partner, Forshay Inc.


Lauren Aguilar, PhD, is a leading expert on diversity and inclusion. Lauren specializes in translating the science of diversity into actionable strategies that organizations and teams can use to foster more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Lauren’s superpower is using a data-driven, yet human centered, approach to diversity and inclusion. Her research on diversity, team dynamics, […]

November 5, 2017


Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, Assistant Director, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, UC Berkeley


Lauren Moloney-Egnatios is the Assistant Director and Intercultural Trainer in the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership at UC Berkeley. With over a decade of experience in the U.S. and abroad, developing and managing training programs, consulting, and conducting research, Lauren designs and delivers high impact intercultural training and coaching engagements to individuals and teams across […]

November 19, 2017


Liliana Salazar,Esq Chief Compliance Officer, West Region, HUB International


As Chief Compliance Officer for the Western Region for HUB International Limited, Liliana is responsible for addressing employers’ health and welfare responsibilities under federal and state laws and city ordinances. She works closely with HUB’s service teams and clients to develop short- and long-term strategies that will allow clients to remain in compliance while addressing […]

November 6, 2017


Linda Thompson, President, L2T Leadership Development


As an executive coach and leadership consultant, Linda Thompson draws on more than 20 years of experience as a corporate vice president and director of human resources. In her consulting practice, L2T Leadership Development (http://l2tlead.com), Linda gives her clients the feedback they need to increase their effectiveness, leverage their strengths, and build self-awareness in how […]

November 13, 2017


Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer, Digi-Me


Lindsay Stanton is Chief Client Officer for Digi-Me, a Video Technology Company for talent acquisition that helps organizations add a new dimension to their job and employment brand messaging. In her time with the company, Lindsay has facilitated relationships with 19 partners, providing an effective and innovative solution to the largest global employers, including USG […]

November 7, 2017


Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR


Over sixteen years ago, Lisa set out to build a market where one didn’t exist. She founded Nonprofit HR, the only human resources firm in the country that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector. Today, her thriving company is helping many of the world’s most prominent nonprofit organizations get ahead through smart human resources strategies, […]

November 6, 2017


Lorna Borenstein, CEO and Founder, Grokker


Lorna Borenstein is an internet veteran who began her career launching eBay Canada out of her guestroom with a newborn in tow. After over 20 stressful years in high-profile roles at eBay, HP, Yahoo!, and Move, it was time for a change. With a holistic approach and a commitment to put herself first, Lorna transformed […]

November 13, 2017


Margaret Graziano, CERS CEO, KeenAlignment


Magi Graziano, CEO of KeenAlignment, is a leading talent management expert, keynote speaker, and author of The Wealth of Talent, with over 20 years of real-world, hands-on experience in hiring strategy and talent development. She brings neuroscience to hiring, learning and development, and employee engagement. A pioneer in her field, she has developed a talent […]

November 7, 2017


Marina Galatro,PHRca, SHRM-CP Sr. HR Consultant, Willis Towers Watson


Marina Galatro has more than 20 years of HR experience and provides consultation, best practice guidance and strategic support to companies on a variety of topics such as: compensation, employment law compliance, HR management, leave of absence, paid time off, performance management, policy and procedure development, total rewards, and training and development. California leave laws […]


Mary Wang, Partner, Hixson Nagatani LLP


Ms. Wang is a seasoned advisor and litigator. In her counseling practice, Ms. Wang has advised Fortune 500 companies and small employers on a variety of employment and labor laws, including wage and hour issues, terminations and reductions in force, leaves of absence, performance management, harassment, retaliation, personnel handbooks and policies, workplace investigations, trade secrets, […]


Maureen Berkner Boyt, Founder & Head Moxie, The Moxie Exchange


Maureen is the Founder of The Moxie Exchange Movement, a training and mentoring organization for companies who want to develop, promote and retain women, and create inclusive workplaces. She’s been an advisor and executive coach to leaders of the nation’s fastest growing companies, has held leadership positions in several large corporations and is the founder […]

November 13, 2017


Max Armbruster, CEO, Talkpush


Max Armbruster is the founder and CEO of Talkpush, the leading messaging recruitment platform. Max is a serial entrepreneur, and has sold his last three companies, most recently a recruitment SaaS company. Max has 17 years of international experience in the US, Europe and Asia, and has held strategic roles at SAP, CNET Networks and […]

November 5, 2017


Max Dubroff,SHRM-SCP, SPHR Consultant, Einfluss


Max Dubroff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has HR experience that includes teaching, consulting, as a business partner and as a director. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, having specialized in security, law enforcement, and anti-terrorism. He is the former Chairman of a non-profit board and a former Commissioner. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in […]

November 6, 2017


Michael Muldoon, Director of Marketing and Events, Vita Companies


Clear, concise, and delightful messaging is what Mike strives for with every email, webinar, video, social media post and custom client communication. His unique background in the U.S. military, local law enforcement, and event production, along with over five years as a property and casualty insurance broker, lends Mike a fresh perspective on what it […]

November 13, 2017


Miriam Connaughton, Principal, Ernst & Young, LLP


Miriam has 23 years experience in consulting, working across a range of industries. Her consulting roots are in change management and organizational transformation. Over the decades Miriam has expanded her experience into HR strategy, mergers and acquisitions, employee engagement and more. She passionately believes that people are truly an organization’s competitive advantage – evermore so […]

November 5, 2017


Natalie Baumgartner,PhD Chief Workforce Scientist, Achievers


A renowned speaker and thought leader on engagement, culture and organizational transformation, Natalie Baumgartner, Chief Workforce Scientist for Achievers, is an expert in understanding how employee engagement and values alignment can drive strategic business outcomes. She has spent her career advising senior leaders from companies of all sizes – from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms […]


Nick Sanchez, Chief People Officer, Namely


Nick Sanchez is Chief People Officer at Namely. His prior roles include VP of People Ops at LendingHome, Senior Director of HR at Trulia, and Senior HR Business Partner at LinkedIn. Nick received his Bachelor of Science in economics from UCLA and his MBA at Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and […]

November 13, 2017


Ragu Bhargava, CEO, Global Upside


Ragu is the Chief Executive Officer for Global Upside, which helps companies with human resource, payroll, compliance, and accounting challenges in 100+ countries. He has led Global Upside for over a decade where he doubled the company’s revenue, headcount and global presence. Ragu is an expert on international HR and Finance and has helped clients […]


Rob Catalano, Co-Founder, WorkTango


Rob Catalano is passionate about helping companies succeed by leveraging technology to make employees successful. With his unique experience in HR Technology as a founding employee at Achievers, Rob co-founded WorkTango, software that helps give employees a voice and companies actionable insight. He has recently been named as a 2017 Top Global Employee Engagement Influencer, […]


Robert Delange, President, The Wiseman Group


Rob DeLange is the President of Career Climb Consulting, LLC and a Master Practitioner at The Wiseman Group. Rob uses his deep multiplier experience to coach executives and conduct leadership workshops around the world. He has worked with startup firms, mid-sized companies, and many businesses across the Fortune 500 spectrum, including AT&T, LG Electronics, Roche, […]


Russ Elliot,SPHR Founder, Chief Consultant, Conscious Culture Group


Russ Elliot is the founder of the Conscious Culture Group, a consulting and executive coaching company committed to linking culture to business performance by creating widespread ownership for shaping the culture and the business. Russ has been bringing his expertise in HR and coaching to organizations across the country for over 30 years. His work […]

November 7, 2017


Sarah Maxwell, Head of Global Immigration, Envoy


Sarah Maxwell, a licensed attorney, is the head of global immigration at Envoy. Her experience includes handling corporate and employment-based immigration law, particularly in developing and executing global immigration policies for Fortune 500 companies. Sarah has counseled multinational corporations on the movement of personnel across the globe and facilitated the assignment of expatriates to the […]

November 13, 2017


Scott Flicker, Partner, Deloitte


Scott relocated to San Jose, CA after co-leading the Deloitte China National Global Employer Services (GES) practice, where in addition to serving clients from nine offices, he was the Asia Pacific Immigration and International Human Resources co-sourcing leader. Prior to his China role, he co-led the Tokyo Human Capital practice for Arthur Andersen and before […]

November 7, 2017


Shane Yount, President, Competitive Solutions, Inc


Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized author, speaker and President of Competitive Solutions, Inc., an international Business Transformation consulting firm, which pioneered the acclaimed organizational development system known as Process Based Leadership – A business transformation methodology designed to create a sustainable culture of clarity, connectivity, and consistency through the use of non-negotiable business […]

November 13, 2017


Shari Yocum, Principal, Ernst & Young, LLP


Shari Yocum is a Principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s People Advisory Services Practice. With more than 20 years of experience, Shari has successfully advised global companies on complex mergers & acquisitions, large corporate change initiatives, and HR transformations. Shari is often cited in industry publications on Human Resources Strategy and Post-Merger Integration issues. She […]

November 5, 2017


Sinead Borgersen, Senior Mgr, HR Business Partner, CPO HR, Veritas Technologies LLC


Sinead Borgersen is aligned to several GM’s as their main trusted HR Business Partner – advising them and enabling them to get what they need to get done, as quickly as possible globally. A very hands-on HR partner, Sinead works with the business on the long-term strategy to get them where they need to be, […]

November 13, 2017


Spencer Wilson, Senior Associate, Meyers Nave


Spencer Wilson is a Senior Associate in the Meyers Nave Labor and Employment Practice Group, where he draws from broad experience in complex civil public interest matters to counsel and litigate on behalf of his clients. Spencer has worked at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts on issues including employment and […]

November 9, 2017


Stephen Hirschfeld, Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer


Steve is a founding partner and co-managing partner of Hirschfeld Kraemer, based in San Francisco. He is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest provider of employment law solutions. Steve has specialized in labor and employment law for more than 30 years. His clients range from Fortune […]

November 7, 2017


Sunil Bagai, CEO, Crowdstaffing and Zenith Talent


Sunil Bagai, CEO, Zenith Talent, is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is transforming the way world-class companies think about and acquire talent. Blending vision, technology and business skills honed in the most innovative corporate environments (including IBM, EMC, and Symantec), he has created a new model for recruitment, which is being tapped successfully by large […]

November 5, 2017


Susan Bishop, Esq., Partner, Berliner Cohen, LLP


Ms. Bishop’s litigation practice includes working with management of public and private corporations and nonprofit organizations on issues, including employee relations, personnel policies, wage and hour matters, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. She represents clients before State and Federal Courts, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Labor Commissioner, […]

October 2, 2015


Taylor Smith, Co-founder and CEO, Blueboard


Taylor is a seasoned HR Tech entrepreneur passionate about all things people, engagement and culture. As Co-founder and CEO of Blueboard, a San Francisco-based employee rewards and recognition company, Taylor enables organizations worldwide to recognize their top employees in a more meaningful way, through curated experiences as rewards. Beyond his role as CEO, Taylor leads […]

November 5, 2017


Therese Gedda, Founder & CEO, 30minMBA


Therese Gedda is the Founder and CEO of 30minMBA. Besides running the award-winning company, she is a seasoned international keynote speaker on topics including the entrepreneurial mindset, business culture, and entrepreneurship. For over 15 years, she has inspired tens of thousands of people all over the world. At the age of 17, Therese started her […]

November 6, 2017


Tiffiney Fort, HR Acquisitions Integration Lead, Cisco


Tiffiney Fort has been an HR integration lead for Cisco for 7 years and has over 25 years of HR, project management and change management experience. She has lead over 62 US and international onboarding projects for small and large acquisitions and is passionate about helping employees and companies through the integration process. Prior to […]

November 5, 2017


Toni Thompson, VP, People & Talent, The Muse


As VP of The Muse’s People Team, Toni gets to attract, develop, and inspire people every day. She began her career in the brand research and client services disciplines at Campbell Mithun and Millward Brown before finding her calling in HR & Talent Management. Toni spent five years at McCann Erickson NY creating and managing […]

November 7, 2017


Tory Martinez, Senior Director, Talent Development, BioMarin Pharmaceutical


With an emphasis in the biotechnology sector and 20 years of broad HR experience, Tory currently leads BioMarin’s Talent Development initiatives. In her 10+ years at BioMarin, she has held successively responsible positions playing a key role in BioMarin’s growth from 250 to 2,500 employees in multiple Bay Area locations as well as supporting their […]


Wendy Scott, SVP CHRO, Varian Medical Systems (ret.)


Wendy Scott retired as SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer of Varian Medical Systems in the fall of 2017, a position she held for 13 years. During her tenure, Varian, a medical capital equipment, software and services company, more than doubled to a company of 6500 employees with operations in over 30 countries and revenues in […]

November 13, 2017


Whitney Martin, President & Measurement Strategist, ProActive Consulting


As a measurement strategist, Whitney’s passion and expertise lies in the field of surveys and assessments. A self-professed data nerd, Whitney has a Master’s Degree in the area of Human Resources Measurement and Evaluation and has conducted extensive research on the predictive validity of various hiring assessment strategies. Whitney has been a highly rated speaker […]


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