Hunt Scanlon Media’sPrivate Equity Returns: Connecting Talent to Value

April 5th - 11:00am ET

As the world changes, so too does “value” change. What consumers willingly paid for yesterday becomes passé overnight. What they will willingly pay for tomorrow just as quickly becomes today’s business imperative.

To keep up with these value shifts, senior leaders move financial capital at lightning speed from points of lower return to points of higher return. Obviously, they also need to assemble the right talent at these “value hotspots” if their companies are to win. The problem? The traditional tools of HR are fixated on the talent side of the equation to the exclusion of the value. They can’t connect talent to value fast enough or dynamically enough.

Join Michael Barriere and Shefali Salwan on April 5th for’ interactive webinar supported by Hunt Scanlon Media. The session will focus on ‘Connecting Talent to Value’, a process designed to rapidly deliver business value by mobilizing the roles and talent that have the greatest impact on returns. Michael and Shefali will share real-world examples of the Talent to Value process applied in a PE context.

Topics in the 5-step process include:

  • Illuminate the Value Agenda – What value is the company creating? What work has to be done to deliver all that value?
  • Identify the Critical Roles – Which roles will enable value? Which roles will execute the work?
  • Begin Connecting Roles & Talent – What are the Jobs to be Done™ for the role? What evidence is required to assess the Role•Talent match?
  • Sequence the Transformation – What risks are inherent in the design of the role and the talent match? What is the value-at-risk for the whole company?
  • Mobilize the Returns – Which talent interventions have the greatest positive impact on the value agenda? What will be the ripple effects of the role interventions we are considering?


Michael Barriere

Senior Partner

Michael comes to CEO Works after leading McKinsey’s global platform for linking talent to value. For five years, he oversaw the alignment of top teams with the value agenda, the identification of critical roles, and the filling of those roles with best fit talent at over 50 companies spanning retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and financial services.

Previously, while Chief Talent Officer for Walmart, Michael coached and advised high-potential executives and accelerated the development of the top 100 NextGen leaders, enabling the enterprise’s business strategy while effectively improving the slate of “ready now” candidates for the top 50 critical roles. As CHRO at Alcoa, he developed and applied predictive analytics that linked the compensation of executives to employee engagement, diversity, workplace safety, and sustainability goals. As Senior VP of HR at New York Life Insurance, he prepared the company for entering into more complex business markets by designing and implementing a talent assessment and planning process that closed key gaps in the top 100 critical roles.

Shefali Salwan


Shefali has 25 years of experience in cross-cultural and global talent management, leadership development and assessments, and diversity and inclusion. She has coached and advised C-suite leaders in multinational companies across five continents.

Shefali’s conversations with C-suite leaders go beyond traditional HR concerns to cover creating value for the organization as a whole. Her involvement as an investor in various HR technology startups and as a board member for Knolskape, a developer of digital training platforms driven by machine learning, adds a unique dimension to her understanding of leading-edge human capital practices.

Shefali holds an MBA in HR and is a Certified Executive Coach (Academy of Executive Coaching), and a Professional Certified Coach (ICF). She is also certified in multiple assessment tools (including Hogan, MBTI, StandOut), ontological coaching (Newfield Network), and accredited in a range of psychometric tools.

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