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In the wake of COVID-19, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose. And for good reason: building sustainable cultures in the long run will attract, engage, and retain talent – and give organizations with strong cultures a key competitive edge.

To examine how companies are leveraging culture, Hunt Scanlon Media is convening 500 corporate culture leaders, business transformation experts, DE&I leaders, chief talent officers, heads of HR, and executive recruiters at The Plaza Hotel of New York on March 16, 2022 to explore the link between culture, value and growth.



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Rob Adams


Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Carolyn Taylor

Cracking your Culture Code to Unlock Business Performance Improvement

Carolyn Taylor Founder & Executive Chair – Walking the Talk

Carolyn Taylor, founder and executive chair at Walking the Talk, is a pioneer in the field of culture. She has personally been involved in over 200 culture change journeys as an advisor to senior executives and culture transformation leaders. Her firm’s methodology has created powerful corporate culture transformations that have left organizations with lasting leadership and culture management capabilities. In this keynote presentation, Carolyn will share her knowledge on how to structure culture change initiatives in ways which produce results faster. She will crack your culture code and reveal how executives can overcome concerns that culture is too intangible to merit the investment it requires.



Introduction by: Christine Greybe
Sue Lam, Ph.D.


Introduction by: Christine Greybe President, Leadership Consulting – DHR Global Sue Lam, Ph.D. Global Head of People Insights, Strategy & Culture – The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company has been on a culture change journey. It is one of the most important global transformations the company has considered in its 135-year history. The transition will allow Coca-Cola to emerge stronger after massive organizational change – and it requires a significant culture change that focuses on psychological safety, collaboration, digital literacy, a growth mindset, and results orientation. In this special presentation, Sue Lam, Ph.D. – global head of people insights, strategy & culture at The Coca-Cola Company – will reveal how the organization is adapting and transforming its culture to prioritize the right business challenges and work collaboratively across regions to scale great solutions. She will show how Coca-Cola is leveraging data and evidence from its analytics projects to change and build its people strategy to help guide its culture change journey.




Networking Break

Moderator: Val Lopez

How DE&I is Impacting Corporate Culture

Moderator: Val Lopez Partner – Hanold Associates

In today’s fast changing business world, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is often misunderstood and many corporate attempts to improve DE&I are falling short. But the reality is, when DE&I is made a priority, every facet of the business benefits, including the bottom line. Simply put, companies that value DE&I are stronger than those that don’t. In the following panel discussion, five leading talent, DE&I, and culture professionals representing some of the most prominent brands in global business will examine what DE&I is and how to implement culture strategies that link culture to value and growth.

KeyAnna Schmiedl
Global Head of DEI and Culture & Values 

Stuart Kaplan
Director, Culture Transformation
Google Cloud

Craig DeWald
Chief Learning Officer
Ford Motor Company

Donna Hicks-Mitchell
Vice President – Employee Engagement & Culture, Global Diversity & Inclusion

Cynara Charles-Pierre
SVP, Culture and Communications 
The New York Times



Introduction by: Liz Gulliver
Nancy Harrington Jones

The Rise of The Chief Culture Officer

Introduction by: Liz Gulliver Co-Founder – Kunik Nancy Harrington Jones Chief Culture & Conduct Officer for the Americas – Societe Generale

It is no coincidence that the chief culture officer role is growing in importance as more organizations place culture at the center of their talent management programs. In the following presentation, Nancy Harrington Jones outlines why the chief culture officer role is now a central C-suite position, often reporting directly to the CEO. Nancy will outline how she works closely with senior leaders to build an environment where all stakeholders are valued and employees can find purpose and build meaningful, long-term careers.




Luncheon Reception

Rose Gailey

Aligning Strategy and Culture for Impact and Success

Rose Gailey Managing Partner – Heidrick & Struggles

As companies navigate the many ongoing changes to work and office life, leaders are honing their culture-shaping efforts in unique ways to help their organizations thrive in a very different world. Rose Gailey, a hybrid work and organizational culture expert and partner at Heidrick & Struggles, will discuss how organizations can build on their purpose and values to align strategy and culture for enduring impact and success. With over 20 years’ experience, Rose will offer insights into what companies with thriving cultures do differently and how leaders can navigate through the constantly changing work environment, while strengthening their corporate culture to accelerate impact and enhance the overall health and competitiveness of their companies.



Moderator: Louis Montgomery

Building New Cultures Through Strategic Talent Acquisition

Moderator: Louis Montgomery Partner, Practice Leader Human Resources and Diversity Officers – JM Search

As executive search consultants know better than anyone else, the success of any recruitment strategy starts with a deep understanding of a client company’s culture. In this panel presentation, prominent recruiting leaders discuss how they are helping their clients’ strategic hiring plans advance their corporate cultures.

Tonya Muse
Partner, U.S. Association, Corporate Affairs & Non-Profit Practices
Odgers Berndtson

Deb Taft
Chief Executive Officer

Constance Kassouf

Denielle Pemberton-Heard
Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer
Diversified Search Group

Kelli Vukelic
Chief Executive Officer

Darcie Murray
Senior Vice President, Head of the Americas
Mercuri Urval


Networking Break

Introduction by: Angela Navarro
Kate Morican

Leveraging the Power of Culture

Introduction by: Angela Navarro CEO and Managing Partner – Catalyte Leadership Acceleration Kate Morican Global Leader for Change Services – Deloitte

Organizations around the world are rethinking how work and workforces are being designed and deployed. This includes new talent models that engage employees and create meaningful careers across an extended ecosystem. In this presentation, Deloitte’s global leader for change services, Kate Morican, will offer a global perspective on why we need to look at culture more holistically than we have in the past. She will discuss how organizations can leverage culture to increase collaboration, innovation, compliance, and ultimately customer satisfaction. 



Recipient: Karen S. Lynch, Chief Executive Officer – CVS Health

"Excellence in Culture" Award Ceremony

Recipient: Karen S. Lynch, Chief Executive Officer – CVS Health Presented by: Christopher W. Hunt, President – Hunt Scanlon Media
Moderator: LTG (R) R.L.
Karen S. Lynch

Fireside Chat: Great Company Culture Starts at the Top

Moderator: LTG (R) R.L. "Van" Van Antwerp Vice Chairman – Teamalytics Karen S. Lynch Chief Executive Officer – CVS Health

In her acceptance presentation, which will be structured in a fireside chat format, Ms. Lynch will discuss how senior leadership clearly sets the tone for company culture. And no senior leader is more responsible for driving and implementing culture than its CEO, who understands that consistent words and actions, aligned with the corporate story and strategy, are consistently on display. CEOs that fully embrace culture are driven by a unique set of values centered on clear goals. Culture-minded CEOs understand that fostering growth and opportunity and embracing diversity and inclusion create an organization that denotes, “we are all this this together.” In this free flowing discussion which will also include interaction with the audience, the CEO of one of the largest U.S. companies will discuss how she works tirelessly on building a purpose-driven organization through a culture that creates passion, excitement and togetherness among its 300,000 employee workforce.

Rob Adams


Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media

Cocktail Reception

In the wake of COVID-19, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose. And for good reason: building sustainable cultures in the long run will attract, engage, and retain talent – and give organizations with strong cultures a key competitive edge.

To examine how companies are leveraging culture, Hunt Scanlon Media is convening 500 corporate culture leaders, business transformation experts, DE&I leaders, chief talent officers, heads of HR, and executive recruiters at The Plaza Hotel of New York on March 16, 2022 to explore the link between culture, value and growth.

‘Linking Culture to Value and Growth’ will include leaders from across the field, including: Carolyn Taylor, founder and executive chair at Walking the Talk; Christine Greybe, president – leadership consulting at DHR Global; Sue Lam, Ph.D., global head of people insights, strategy & culture at The Coca-Cola Company; Val Lopez, partner at Hanold Associates; KeyAnna Schmiedl, global head of DEI and culture & values at Wayfair; Stuart Kaplan, director of culture transformation at Google Cloud; Craig DeWald, chief learning officer at Ford Motor Company; Donna Hicks-Mitchell, vice president – employee engagement & culture, global diversity & inclusion at Citi; Cynara Charles-Pierre, SVP of culture and communications at The New York Times; Liz Gulliver, co-founder of Kunik; Nancy Harrington Jones, chief culture & conduct officer for the Americas at Societe Generale; Rose Gailey, managing partner at Heidrick & Struggles; Louis Montgomery, partner and practice leader human resources and diversity officers at JM Search; Tonya Muse, partner at Odgers Berndtson; Deb Taft, chief executive officer at Lindauer; Constance Kassouf, partner at Caldwell; Denielle Pemberton-Heard, managing director and chief legal officer at Diversified Search Group; Kelli Vukelic, chief executive officer at N2Growth; Darcie Murray, senior vice president & head of the Americas at Mercuri Urval; Angela Navarro, CEO and managing partner at Catalyte Leadership Acceleration; Kate Morican, global leader for change services at Deloitte; LTG (R) R.L. “Van” Van Antwerp, vice chairman of Teamalytics; Karen S. Lynch, chief executive officer at CVS Health and others.

Join our exclusive network of 500+ culture transformation leaders, CHROs, chief talent officers and executive recruiters on March 16, 2022 at the prestigious Plaza Hotel of New York. Our thought-provoking presentations and Q&A sessions exploring corporate culture today is a must-attend event. Our formal sessions will include continental breakfast, a mid-morning networking break, a pre-lunch champagne reception and a delicious main course.

The Plaza Hotel of New York
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South – New York, NY 10022

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after December 15, 2021 will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)


Cynara Charles-Pierre, Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications – The New York Times

Cynara Charles-Pierre is the senior vice president of culture and communications at The New York Times. She’s the first person to serve in the role and leads a team that partners with leaders across the company to create and nurture an environment where employees feel valued and excited by the Times’ mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world. Her remit includes executive communications, employee engagement and storytelling, and internal communications supporting newsroom and business operations, total rewards, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

A change champion with the eye of a designer, Cynara is known for her warm, empathetic and collaborative style, built on a foundation of trust and proven expertise. Before The Times, Cynara led employee communication programs at TD Bank, JetBlue Airways, HBO, News Corporation and has worked for other content-driven and mission-centric organizations. Her accomplishments include bringing new levels of excellence and inclusivity to The Times’ internal communications, transforming the JetBlue intranet to revolutionize employee communications there, and building tight and talented teams who consistently deliver strategic, innovative and high-impact outcomes. A theater geek at heart, Cynara is board president for Strike Anywhere, a nonprofit interdisciplinary performance ensemble in New York City.

Craig DeWald, Chief Learning Officer – Ford Motor Company

In January 2021, Craig DeWald joined Ford Motor Co. as chief learning officer, leading the corporate learning team and the organization excellence team.

A graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in industrial/organizational psychology, Craig spent 26 years with American Express with 19 years in human resources. He held positions as HR business partner, director of management and leadership development, vice president of organization effectiveness and chief learning officer.

Leaving American Express in 2013, Craig pursued his entrepreneurial spirit and opened two successful restaurants in Miami. In 2017 through 2020, Craig returned to human resources, consulting with Microsoft’s Global Learning and Development team supporting Manager Reimagined, a significant change and culture project.

Rose Gailey, Managing Partner – Heidrick & Struggles

Rose Gailey is a partner at Heidrick & Struggles and the global managing partner of Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company. She brings expertise in organizational culture and transformation to Heidrick Consulting’s value proposition to accelerate performance through break through leadership and thriving cultures.

Rose’s experience spans more than twenty-five years, beginning her first tenure with Senn Delaney in 1995. Most recently, she worked with a strategy execution firm as the practice lead for their organizational development services. There, she led leadership development and organizational design initiatives in a variety of industries, drawing on deep expertise in culture and facilitation to help leaders strengthen alignment and accelerate strategy execution. Returning to Senn Delaney as part of Heidrick Consulting, she brings her expertise to aligning strategy, structure and culture to drive high performance. Given the importance of the shadow of the leader in shaping cultures, her background in counseling and organizational psychology is foundational to developing strong leadership shadows.

Christine Greybe, President, Leadership Consulting – DHR Global

Christine Greybe joined DHR in 2004 as the managing director of Asia-Pacific and has held roles of increasing corporate responsibility, including as a member of the board of directors, president and head of global. Her services include assessment and coaching, succession planning, team effectiveness, onboarding and DE&I.

During a key period of growth for the firm, Christine led the expansion of DHR’s brand globally, opening offices in Australia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, and supported growth into Europe and LATAM. More recently, she has been a part of the acquisition team providing strategic direction for international operations.

Christine has been quoted in business media including Bloomberg TV, CCTV, China Business News, CNBC Asia, Nikkei Financial Daily, Reuters, Shanghai Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.

Liz Gulliver, Co-Founder – Kunik

Liz Gulliver is the cofounder of Kunik. Liz built Kunik to help companies create the type of culture she craved and couldn’t find; an empathetic & growth minded workplace that nurtures development.

Integrating work and life is a never-ending challenge, made harder by the rapid pace of change. Kunik is a new type of support system — one that grows with you and supports your people as humans rather than just employees.

Kunik partners with employers to build workplace cultures that work from anywhere, for everyone. In an age of tech and app everything, they have gone back to the basics. The firm focuses on getting your people to talk with each other. They partner with your L+D, DEI, HR, and experience teams to custom build live, expert led, group programs to meet your needs. 

How companies care for their people is core to success. Culture will be the biggest differentiator in the workplace. Kunik wants to help you do it right. 

Donna Hicks-Mitchell, Vice President Employee Engagement & Culture, Global Diversity & Inclusion – Citi

When leaders want to break diversity silos, and drive engagement & innovation through collaboration and teamwork, they call Donna Hicks-Mitchell. As a pre-eminent retention strategist and emerging voice on diversity, equity and inclusion, Donna serves as global VP of DEI for Citi. She has contributed her voice to executive roundtables, corporate keynotes, leadership training and executive 1:1 coaching for top companies across the globe.

A noted keynote speaker, Donna frequently shares her insights on business podcasts, virtual keynote summits and executive roundtables. She has been requested to speak on topics ranging from onboarding, retention roadmapping, diversity and inclusion, leadership development for women and executive presence for companies such as Ford Motor Company, American Express, Citi, Google, Black Enterprise, Florida State’s Attorney General’s Office and Statefarm.

Nancy Harrington Jones, Chief Culture & Conduct Officer for the Americas – Societe Generale

Nancy is currently managing director – chief culture & conduct officer for Société Générale Americas, overseeing the management and implementation of the culture & conduct program which is a strategic priority for SG. The primary objective of the program is to secure safe, sound and profitable businesses that will inspire long-lasting, confident relationships with our clients, peers and employees. This is being accomplished by promoting and enforcing the behaviors that embody the Group’s values and by making culture & conduct principles the cornerstone of the way we operate our business day-to-day.

The 2021 recipient of the Markets Media U.S. Women in Finance Excellence in Corporate Culture Award, Nancy was the chief human resources officer SG Americas from 2007 through May 2016. Prior to that she was the global director of human resources for information technology, based in Paris. She spent several years with the information technology division in various management positions, in addition to working for the CFO and managing the internal technology audit team.

Stuart Kaplan, Director of Culture Transformation – Google Cloud

Stuart Kaplan is an expert at the intersection of strategy and people. He has two and half decades of experience in organization development, leadership effectiveness, and strategy consulting.

Stuart currently leads Google Cloud’s global culture transformation initiative. Prior to this role, Stuart led organization development and leadership work in the Office of the CEO as well as in many of Google’s core businesses, including Search, Maps, and YouTube. He started his Google career as head of business leadership recruiting.

Before joining to Google, Stuart served as both a business leader and consultant at Accenture and Korn Ferry.

Constance Kassouf, Partner – Caldwell

Constance Kassouf is a partner in the New York office and a member of the financial services practice. With more than 25 years of experience in financial services both as an investment banker and as a search consultant, Constance has developed a high level of credibility in the market.​

She has a long-standing reputation for successfully working with major global clients as a human capital advisor and search consultant, and maintains active relationships with business leaders and top performers promoting a dynamic approach to every project and candidate.​

Constance joined Caldwell from Kassouf Partners, a boutique firm she founded in 2010. She was previously a partner at CTPartners, where she was a leader in the investment banking and private equity practice, as well as a member of the operating committee. Prior to CT Partners, she was a senior partner at Heidrick & Struggles and Westwood Partners. ​

Constance began her career with investment banking roles at Drexel Burnham Lambert as an analyst. After earning her MBA, she continued her investment banking career at Chemical Bank, now JPM and Credit Suisse.​

Sue Lam, Global Head of People Insights, Strategy & Culture – The Coca-Cola Company

Sue Lam, Ph.D. is the global head of people insights, strategy & culture at The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). Reporting to the CHRO, she is responsible for leading the center of excellence and shaping the future of TCCC’s workforce by developing and executing the company’s long-term people, analytics, and engagement strategy.

Sue works closely with the leadership team to develop and lead global culture and change management efforts on the company’s journey to emerge stronger as a networked, agile organization. Additionally, Sue drives the creation and implementation of the people analytics vision and strategy. She is developing HR’s capabilities in using data and evidence to support more effective decision making to ensure the business delivers on its promises to shareholders and the communities in which it operates.

Prior to joining the company, Sue was the global head of HR diagnostics for Shell, based in Houston, Texas. In her role, she managed a global center of excellence in HR strategy, learning and organizational effectiveness. Sue was responsible for the overall development and execution of the company’s assessment and analytics strategy to accelerate the change in people and their business with the goal of creating more and cleaner energy solutions.

Throughout her career, Sue has held additional roles with various organizations, including APQC, where she led HR and human capital management projects with a focus on best practices, benchmarking, organizational surveys, strategy formulation and development, and thought leadership. Sue has also held leadership roles with other organizations, including Psychology Beyond Borders and University of California at Irvine.

Val Lopez, Partner – Hanold Associates

Val Lopez is a partner with Hanold Associates where she specializes in recruiting executive level HR and diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) leaders. She has over a decade of experience in rapid-growth, private equity-backed SaaS businesses, specializing in M&A integrations and change management. She is especially strong in translating strategy to action, particularly with respect to managing change initiatives and designing and implementing DEI programs.

Prior to joining Hanold Associates, Val was global head of employee engagement & inclusion/VP of DEI at Cision, where she stood up Cision’s first DEI function. She was responsible for providing vision and leadership to Cision’s DEI strategy across the global organization.

Val is a seasoned guest speaker in the DEI space and has had the pleasure of speaking on a variety of panels and fireside chats. In 2019, she was recognized with a Power50 award by the Illinois Diversity Council.

Karen S. Lynch, Chief Executive Officer – CVS Health

Karen S. Lynch is president and chief executive officer of CVS Health, a Fortune 4 diversified health services company. Karen leads more than 300,000 colleagues who are passionate about transforming health care to be simpler, more convenient and more personalized.

Under Karen’s leadership, CVS Health touches the lives of more than 100 million people each year through its unique combination of assets, including more than 9,900 pharmacies and over 1,000 MinuteClinic and HealthHUB locations. CVS Health also serves an estimated 34 million people through its health insurance products and services. CVS Health continues to play a leading role in the national response to COVID-19 through testing solutions and vaccine administration across the country.

Karen has over three decades of experience in the health care industry. Prior to becoming chief executive officer, she was executive vice president at CVS Health and president of Aetna, responsible for driving strategy to deliver consumer-focused, high-value health care.

Before joining CVS Health, Karen held executive positions at Cigna and Magellan Health Services, where she served as president. She began her career with Ernst & Young as a certified public accountant (CPA).

In 2021, she was included on Forbes’ inaugural “50 over 50” list. She was recognized by Forbes as one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2020 and included on Business Insider’s Top 100 People Transforming Business list in 2019. For the past five years (2016 to 2020), she was named to Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Karen serves on the board of U.S. Bancorp and is Chair of its Audit Committee. She is a trustee of The Bushnell Performing Arts Center and a member of the Global 50 and the Boston College Women’s Council. Karen also serves as a member of the Business Roundtable.

Louis Montgomery, Partner and Practice Leader Human Resources and Diversity Officers – JM Search

Louis Montgomery Jr. leads the human resources and diversity officer practice at JM Search. Louis specializes in the placement of human resource leaders, their teams and diversity officers.

He joined JM Search from Korn Ferry where he led the firm’s human resources and diversity officer practice. He has placed human resource leaders and diversity officers in a variety of sectors, including private equity, industrial, consumer, healthcare, life sciences, higher education and associations. 

Prior to moving into executive search, Louis had more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner and diversity officer with several major Fortune 100 firms including, IBM, Celanese Corporation, Frito Lay, Kraft Foods, Altria, AES and Serco North America.   

Louis is an author and thought leader in human resources and diversity & inclusion.  Some of his publications include: A Years Worth of Inspiration, and several thought leadership articles including HR Goes to SchoolStarbucks Battle Against BiasGolden Talent and “Next Generation Diversity Officers,” a research study on the leadership competencies of diversity officers. He has been quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Human Resources Executive, Black Enterprise and American Banker. 

Kate Morican, Global Leader for Change Services – Deloitte

Kate Morican is the global leader for change services at Deloitte with over 25 years’ experience working with both private and public sector organizations on people strategies in support of business transformation. Kate serves as an advisor to the C-suite to address culture, complex change, organization design, new ways of working and leadership development to achieve business outcomes.

Kate has been an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion leading multiple initiatives in Canada including Deloitte’s collaboration with Export Development Canada and the University of Ottawa to establish a global MBA DE&I case competition six years ago.

In her career, Kate has served multinational organizations across multiple industries in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America including clients such as Bayer, Philips Lighting, Circle K, Air Canada, Canada Post, TD Canada Trust and the Government of Canada.

Prior to Deloitte, Kate worked at National Defence in Canada on management renewal and culture transformation.

Darcie Murray, Senior Vice President and Head of the Americas – Mercuri Urval

Based in Houston, Darcie Murray serves as senior vice president & head of the Americas for Mercuri Urval. Darcie conducts C-suite and senior executive level engagements and advises clients on disciplined hiring and human capital issues.

Her experience spans across multiple sectors including professional advisory services, industrial, financial services & life sciences and healthcare and she has a passion around diversity, equity & inclusion.

Darcie is responsible for the growth of the business in the United States, and across the Americas for Mercuri Urval, as well as further developing the import and export business for the firm. Her responsibilities include client engagement and service, search execution, talent acquisition for Mercuri Urval in the Americas and professional development.

Prior to this, Darcie was the senior managing partner for a boutique executive search and leadership advisory firm. Before stepping into that role, she spent 14 years with a mid-level international executive firm as an equity partner, COO & head of North America. She began her executive search career whilst living in Prague, and spent more than a decade in Europe, which provided her a deep exposure and invaluable insights to cultures and business needs across more than 50 countries globally. Darcie considers herself a true global citizen and enjoys sharing those perspectives with her clients.

Prior to entering executive search, Darcie worked within the professional advisory services industry for eight years in Houston, Texas in the functional areas of administration, university recruiting, marketing, event coordination, employee relations, training, and project management. During her career, Darcie has provided leadership advisory and executive search services to clients across all sectors globally.

Tonya Muse, Partner, U.S Association, Corporate Affairs & Non-Profit Practices – Odgers Berndtson

Tonya Muse is a partner in the U.S. association, corporate affairs & non-profit practices of Odgers Berndtson in Washington, a global executive search firm, who works with clients to recruit and develop executives for leadership roles in government affairs, corporate affairs, public affairs, and the association and non-profit sectors. In her practice she is driving diversity and equity in the workplace.

Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Tonya served as the executive director of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), a position that she held for six years overseeing the leadership, direction, and management of more than 250 trade association members.  She engaged CMA members on manufacturing policy priorities to broaden and advance the NAM’s advocacy efforts.

Prior to the NAM, Tonya spent three years as director of membership for the Girl Scout Council of the nation’s capital, with a membership of more than 90,000 girl and adult volunteers. Before that, she spent 17 years with the Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA) serving as the senior vice president overseeing the day-to-day operations of the association, as well as the executive director of the EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications, where she was responsible for fundraising and developing programs to support the foundation’s mission.

Angela Navarro, CEO and Managing Partner – Catalyte Leadership Acceleration

Angela Navarro is the CEO and managing partner at Catalyte Leadership Acceleration, a Beecher Reagan Company. Angela has dedicated her entire career to accelerating performance – of leaders, clients, and firms. She has a true passion for maximizing the potential of executive talent to drive measurable improvements, including greater return on human capital investments, significant practice growth, and increased diversity.

Angela previously served as the president & COO of Beecher Reagan, joining directly from the management consulting industry. Prior to Beecher Reagan, she served as senior vice president of global operations at North Highland Worldwide Consulting, a global consulting firm. As global SVP, Angela oversaw operations including workforce solutions, talent attraction, resource deployment, and business development.

Prior to North Highland, Angela spent 20 years within the professional staffing and search industries, earning a strong and consistent legacy of developing internal teams and external alliances to stimulate and deliver year-over-year growth and profitability. She has a proven track record in strategic planning and sustainable continuous improvement.

Denielle Pemberton-Heard, Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer – Diversified Search Group

Denielle Pemberton-Heard is chief legal officer and managing director of Diversified Search Group where she directs commercial transactions and manages a portfolio of executive level and legal counsel searches across multiple sectors. As an advisor to Pod Networks, a P/E backed operator of STEMconnector she remains committed to increasing the number of STEM-ready workers in the global talent pool supporting leaders across 200 organizations.

Denielle joined Diversified following fifteen years as group counsel, programming and business affairs at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the nation’s largest non-commercial media enterprise where she directed transactional work on behalf of PBS and its 300 plus member stations, and led negotiations, ensured broadcast standards and grant compliance for PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and collaborated with on-air talent, program funders and the PBS Foundation. Before joining PBS, she served as group counsel for Thales, Inc., a French-owned defense contractor, as vice president, legal and business affairs at Time Life (TWX) and in-house positions at Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA).

Denielle began her law career in private practice as a commercial real estate attorney with Connecticut’s Wiggin and Dana, and was subsequently associated with the New York firm of Cowan Liebowitz and Latman, where she focused on intellectual property litigation and portfolio management. She has published scholarly works in the area of copyright and trademark law and has experience in compliance and board governance matters.

A past regional judge for president Obama’s presidential commission on White House fellowships, Denielle is committed to emerging leaders, talent pipeline development, community service and corporate social responsibility initiatives. She has also served as a trustee of the Toy Industry of America Foundation; on the advisory committee of DCVLP (DC Volunteer Lawyers Program to end domestic violence) and on the board of governors of the Case Western School of Law. Denielle is a past member of the professional faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, where she lectured on business law.

KeyAnna Schmiedl, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Culture & Values – Wayfair

KeyAnna Schmiedl serves as the global head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and culture & values at Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. An avid learner and dot connector, KeyAnna loves to create solutions and discussions that center Org design and DEI as tools for supporting authenticity and empathy. At Wayfair, she applies a breadth of experience to provide innovative and collaborative solutions, such as inclusive competency modeling and activating senior leaders as advocates and proponents in a culture of learning, inclusivity, and results.

KeyAnna believes that highlighting the need to move from “careful” to “thoughtful” conversations in the workplace is key to the success of an evolved workplace culture overall, prioritizing a sense of belonging alongside results. Bridging the gap between differences is vital for any successful endeavor and ensuring leaders and employees have the tools necessary to do just that is the goal of her work.

Prior to joining Wayfair, KeyAnna served as head of diversity and inclusion at Santander Bank, N.A. and led DEI practices for IBIS Consulting Group. She also held roles at Partners Healthcare and Harvard University.

Deb Taft, Chief Executive Officer – Lindauer

Deb Taft is CEO of Lindauer, a premier executive search and talent firm serving the nonprofit profession. An innovative leader, she has held prior executive roles in the education, health/academic medicine, and voluntary sectors. Deb’s expertise includes governance, leadership strategy, organizational growth, management, and talent recruitment. development and retention.

A respected speaker and facilitator, Deb serves on the editorial board of Giving USA, the boards of the Giving Institute and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA), and recently completed her service and leadership of the board of directors for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) foundation in Washington, DC. Deb continues to advance inclusion and equity in nonprofit leadership including through her service on the steering committee for Allies in Action for Women of Color in Philanthropy (WOC) and through various appointed leadership roles for the Giving Institute, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, ESEMA, and HRC. Deb was a founding team member of City Year, which today has youth service teams in more than 31 regions across the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.

Carolyn Taylor, Founder & Executive Chair – Walking the Talk

Carolyn Taylor is one of the world’s foremost experts in organizational culture change and the executive chair of Walking the Talk. During her 30 years in the field, Carolyn has run workshops with 50,000 leaders, worked alongside 200 culture change journeys, consulted on 15 mergers & acquisitions, coached 60 CEOs and worked in 35 countries. She can certainly advise on what works and what doesn’t in terms of changing culture.

Born in London, Carolyn spent some years in Australia where she pioneered work in leadership, values and culture through her company, Corporate Vision. The firm was in the BRW 100 fastest growing Australian companies five years in a row, and her achievements led her to being a finalist Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in 1998, and Australian Business Woman’s Hall of Fame in the same year. The company provided organizational development services to most of the major companies in Australia and the UK. Her clients included the CEOs of Telstra, NAB, Westpac, Wyeth and Rio Tinto.

In 2005, Carolyn joined a global consulting firm as an academic board member, where she Introduced a culture practice, and worked with executives in some of the world’s leading companies to build the cultures they required and ensure that they themselves were walking their talk. She was global sales and marketing partner during a period of 300% growth and led several of the largest culture change projects in which the company was involved. Her clients included Henri de Castries, CEO of AXA; Roberto Setubal, president of Itau Unibanco Bank in Brazil; Sheryl Sandberg, the executive responsible for the monetization of Google and COO of Facebook; and Mark Begor, EGM GE Money.

In 2009, driven by a vision to promote her culture management methodologies to a much larger group of internal and external culture advocates, she co-founded Walking the Talk to build an integrated culture management system – diagnostic, planning and training tools – to enable companies to capitalize on their culture and to build internal capability. With hubs in Europe, Australia and Latin America, Walking the Talk’s mission is to make culture do-able, so that more and more organizations can do extraordinary things because of the behaviors and mindsets of their people. Carolyn has worked deeply in recent years with Sanofi, Vale, Novartis, BT, and Dubai Airports to help them achieve their culture goals.

In 2021 Walking the Talk was acquired by executive search firm ZRG, who, together with Walking the Talk, have been able to build unique ways of using recruitment as a lever for accelerating culture change.

Carolyn is known for her ability to demonstrate links between strategy, culture and leadership behavior, facilitating events with teams that are insightful, profound, fun and provocative. She is forever touched by the courage and openness her clients show as they strive to explore the relationship between their behavior and how it leads to a culture which either supports or detracts from the performance of their organization.

LTG (R) R.L. "Van" Van Antwerp

Lieutenant General (Ret.) R.L. “Van” VanAntwerp, retired from the Army in 2011 after 39 years of service and most recently served as chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). He was the senior military officer overseeing a $40+ billion program, including most of the Nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction on 250 Army and Air Force installations worldwide. As the USACE commanding general, he was responsible for over 37,000 employees who provided engineering, project management, construction, and operation and maintenance support in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

Van is currently the vice chairman of the Flippen Group, a Texas-based leadership and organizational development company that specializes in talent assessment, development, and alignment. He works with a wide range of clients in education, corporate, government, sports, and not-for-profit sectors providing executive development consulting, coaching and leadership keynotes.

In addition, Van is past chairman of the board of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, board director at USAA, Calibre, Cardno GS, and on several advisory boards for non-profits. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a registered professional engineer.

Yves Van Durme, Global Organization Transformation Leader – Deloitte

Yves Van Durme is the global organization transformation leader and a partner in the North & South Europe consulting practice of Deloitte. He has been leading the firm’s strategic change team on a journey to change ‘Change.’ Yves is specialized in cultural transformation, leadership & organizational development, and (data-driven) people strategy, and has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant, project manager and program developer for human capital projects for multiple European, Japanese, American, and Belgian multinationals.

Based on his experience coaching high performance sports teams, he has an affinity for leadership and organizational development. Previously, Yves was the business unit director ‘Talent Management’ for Hudson BNL where he was involved with HR strategy, competency and performance management, career counseling, assessments, management development, organization and change.

Kelli Vukelic, Chief Executive Officer – N2Growth

Kelli Vukelic is the chief executive officer of N2Growth and is responsible for the firm’s global executive search and leadership advisory services.

Kelli is an industry veteran, having spent her entire career in executive search. She brings over 20 years of experience to every team and client interaction—melding strategy with executive search, leadership development, and organizational psychology. Her areas of expertise include talent operations and strategy, and C-suite executive recruitment, mainly but not exclusively in technology organizations. Her experience in these areas spans across geographies and organizations of varying sizes. Her passion is purpose-driven leadership, where individuals and organizations can realize purpose alignment to drive impact, including greater personal fulfillment while accelerating organizational performance.

Prior to assuming her current responsibilities, Kelli served as chief operating officer of N2Growth, leading both business and sales operations for the firm and driving the innovations required to establish the future of executive search. Before joining N2Growth, she held several roles of increasing responsibility at Korn Ferry over her 20-year tenure culminating in an executive leadership role in the firm’s global technology practice.


Premier Sponsors

Deloitte Consulting LLP is one of the world’s largest business consultancies and a leader in human capital consulting. As companies face the transition to the future of work, Deloitte helps them design and implement practical and integrated solutions to meet industry and sector-specific challenges. By leveraging rapid advances in digital, robotics, and cognitive and AI technologies, along with organization and workforce transformation, Deloitte empowers—and enables—organizations to rethink how work and workforces are designed and deployed. This includes new talent models that encompass digital labor, gig workers, and crowd to accelerate growth while creating meaningful careers for employees in the enterprise and across the extended ecosystem. For more information, visit www2.deloitte.com.

Walking the Talk is a world leader in enhancing performance results by aligning culture with strategy.

The firm’s proven methodology creates powerful corporate culture transformations that leave organizations with lasting culture leadership and culture management capability.

Walking the Talk works with you to identify the business challenges you face and what’s causing them at the culture level to determine the solution most suited to your specific requirements. Your cultural needs are unique. Walking the Talk thinks your solutions should be too.

Walking the Talk provides end-to-end bespoke culture solutions, as well as stand-alone products and services to accelerate your culture transformation and achieve your business imperative. For more information, visit www.walkingthetalk.com.

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Daversa Partners is technology’s go-to specialty firm that builds the executive teams for growth and venture-backed companies. The firm’s global footprint spans 2 continents and 8 offices, giving their high- performance teams visibility into the entirety of the market. The firm is dedicated to developing meaningful relationships with entrepreneurs, executives, and investors across consumer and enterprise businesses.

Daversa Partners believes that the most successful companies achieve major breakthroughs by acquiring extraordinary talent. These people are hard to find and even harder to recruit, they are material impact executives; the firm only recruits these people. This is what sets them apart…and this is what makes Daversa the search partner of choice. For more information, visit www.daversapartners.com.

Platinum Sponsor

Teamalytics uses behavioral analytics and coaching to eliminate the counterproductive behaviors on your team so you can hit your goals, have Fun, and earn more.

For more than 25 years, Teamalytics has collected and analyzed behavioral data from more than 500,000 people in many of the largest and most respected organizations in the world.

The firm’s executive coaches are successful, senior-level leaders with first-hand experience leading their own teams through our processes in the context of the military, championship sports teams, and many of the largest, most respected companies in the world. Fore more information, visit www.teamalytics.com.

Lanyard Sponsor

Diversified Search Group (DSG) is the largest woman-founded executive search firm in the world and is a new model in the industry with a combination of specialty firms: Diversified Search, BioQuest, Koya Partners, Grant Cooper, and Storbeck Search. With their collective resources and expertise, the combined firms have deep and broad industry knowledge with unparalleled access to expansive candidate networks. The firms collaborate across sectors to access diverse talent whose values align with their clients’ purpose, producing among the best rates in the industry for placements of women and people of color, repeat clients, and candidate retention. Headquartered in Philadelphia, DSG operates in over a dozen cities across the country and worldwide as the official U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the international alliance of executive search firms with 63 offices in 36 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.diversifiedsearch.com.

Breakfast Sponsor

JM Search is a premier retained executive search firm and trusted advisor to CEOs, investors and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing and delivering high-performance leaders and transformational leadership teams. 

JM Search clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors.  

With national reach and local market depth, the firm’s partner-led approach enables JM Search to deliver exceptional leaders who enhance organizational performance and drive shareholder value. For more information, visit www.jmsearch.com.

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Heidrick & Struggles is the premier provider of senior-level executive search, culture shaping, and leadership consulting services. The firm serves more than 70 percent of the Fortune 1000, with clients in virtually every industry and sector throughout the globe.

Across all the firm’s offerings, they employ data-driven methodologies honed over decades of engagements with the world’s leading organizations. The firm’s insights enable clients to find the world’s best leaders, build diverse, inclusive cultures, and transform their teams to achieve new levels of performance. For more information, visit www.heidrick.com.

Gold Sponsors

At Caldwell, they believe talent transforms. As a leading provider of executive talent, the firm enables their clients to thrive and succeed by helping them identify, recruit and retain their best people. The firm’s reputation – nearly 50 years in the making – has been built on transformative searches across functions and geographies at the very highest levels of management and operations. They leverage their skills and networks to also provide agile talent solutions in the form of flexible and on-demand advisory services for companies looking for support in strategy and operations.

With offices and partners across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to their clients. For more information, visit www.caldwellpartners.com.

Catalyte is a leadership acceleration and advisory firm. The firm is focused on maximizing the potential of executive talent. It brings together science and data with deep leadership understanding to drive growth and performance improvements that you can actually measure.

The firm sparks measurable performance acceleration in leaders and teams. The professional services and private equity firms Catalyte works with protects their investments in top talent and drives sustainable practice growth.

Catalyte’s proprietary Verity Leadership Assessment™ is at the core of everything they do. Powered by Hogan Assessments, Verity™ is the only assessment built specifically for professional services executives. The firm’s clients leverage deep insight and data from Verity™ to benchmark top talent, accelerate leadership performance, and build more diverse and resilient teams.

Catalyte makes a material impact for the clients it serves. Their people have shaped the path and impact of high-level consulting and leadership talent for decades. Catalyte’s insights and algorithms are the product of more than 20 years of consistent results and real-world application. For more information, visit www.catalyteleadership.com.

Always connected. DHR Global is one of the largest retained executive search firms in the world, spanning 22 countries.

For more than 30 years, DHR has been a leading provider of executive search, leadership consulting and emerging leader search solutions, with more than 50 wholly-owned locations around the globe. The firm’s renowned consultants deliver unparalleled senior-level executive search and talent advisory services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of its select client base.

DHR’s executive talent expertise includes more than 20 industry and functional areas, including advanced technology, financial services, private equity, human resources, industrial, consumer & retail and sports.

To DHR, value is a simple proposition summed up in three words. Reach delivers talent solutions that are smart in your world. Resourcefulness brings creativity, flexibility and agility tailored to you. And lasting relationships are at the heart of all they do.

The firm’s emerging leader search services are delivered through Jobplex, a DHR company. For more information, visit www.dhrglobal.com.

Diversified Search Group (DSG) is the largest woman-founded executive search firm in the world and is a new model in the industry with a combination of specialty firms: Diversified Search, BioQuest, Koya Partners, Grant Cooper, and Storbeck Search. With their collective resources and expertise, the combined firms have deep and broad industry knowledge with unparalleled access to expansive candidate networks. The firms collaborate across sectors to access diverse talent whose values align with their clients’ purpose, producing among the best rates in the industry for placements of women and people of color, repeat clients, and candidate retention. Headquartered in Philadelphia, DSG operates in over a dozen cities across the country and worldwide as the official U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the international alliance of executive search firms with 63 offices in 36 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.diversifiedsearch.com.

Hanold Associates is a retained HR executive search firm focused on recruiting human resources officers and diversity & inclusion leaders. The firm understands the importance of talent and culture inside an organization and builds people-first organizations every day, one leader at a time. Although its client list is diverse, across industries, geographies and business scenarios, culture is at the core of everything they do. The firm is shaping organizations while changing the landscape of the human capital space through distinctive leadership.

Some of Hanold’s more recent top HR searches include those for Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, the National Football League, Patagonia, REI, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Heinz, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Silicon Valley Bank, T. Rowe Price, Wikimedia, Cargill, CNA Financial, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW and Nike, among others. For more information, visit www.hanold-associates.com.

The True platform is a global suite of products and services driving the intelligence behind talent management. True consists of five business units: True Search, Thrive, Synthesis, AboveBoard and True Equity.

True Search’s climate tech practice serves to create a greener, more sustainable future through supporting the growth of climate technology. This incredible, mission-driven team partners with companies in climate technology and sustainability. The firm knows that together it can make an even bigger impact. For more information, please visit www.trueplatform.com.

Jensen Partners is a global advisory, corporate development and executive search firm that leverages its extensive relationships in the institutional asset allocator and alternative asset manager community to identify and place leading capital-raising and investment candidates. By utilizing a customized, scientific approach, proprietary 360° Investor Referencing™ methodology and advanced behavioral analytics, the firm assists its clients in raising capital by identifying and securing the ideal human capital For more information, visit www.jensen-partners.com.

Meet Kunik, your culture development partner. Kunik helps you build a thriving culture by fueling your workplace with community and conversation.

How the firm works has changed. Work and life are now permanently intertwined. In response, employees are demanding that you recognize this change and value them as people, not just employees. This requires a culture that both supports individuals and fosters a sense of collective belonging across teams, the organization, and your mission.

Kunik helps you build a culture that thrives outside the cubicle and lives wherever your people are. Its programs, called Kunik Conversations, bring your people together by facilitating discussions with vetted experts on the issues your people are passionate about and the challenges your business is facing. Whether it’s empathetic leadership, developing your associates, hacking hybrid, beating burnout, or supporting ERGs, Kunik works with our proprietary network of thought leaders to customize solutions that solve your real, life, business issues. Consider Kunik your “thought and get stuff done partner.” Their team frees up your bandwidth and fulfills your vision of building a workplace where everyone feels seen, valued, and heard.

Together, Kunik makes work more human. For more information, visit www.getkunik.com.

Lindauer is proud to be one of the world’s leading retained executive search firms focused on nonprofits, recognized by clients, candidates, and peers in Forbes Best Executive Search Firms and in Women of Color in Philanthropy’s Top 10 Search Firms for Women of Color, and placed on Hunt Scanlon’s Top 50 Executive Search Firms, HR/Recruiting Diversity Power 65, Top 60 Nonprofit Recruiters, Top 40 Higher Education Firms, and Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms lists. Since its founding more than 25 years ago, Lindauer has grown into a global firm serving education, health, arts, policy, foundation, and charity organizations across the United States and on four continents.

Lindauer consultants and team members are known for bringing rigor, candor, integrity, dedication, and a spirit of collaboration and commitment to our search and talent engagements. Long known as fierce advocates for inclusion, equity, and diversity, Lindauer remains a trusted partner, convener, thought leader, and driver of innovation and systemic transformation across the nonprofit sector. Fortunate to work with the world’s leading institutions, and renowned for its historic expertise in fundraising and advancement, the firm today offers a wide range of talent management, leadership, and search services. To learn more about Lindauer, visit www.lindauerglobal.com.

Mercuri Urval is a modern, agile and capable leadership acquisition and advisory firm – working without boundaries in person and online, worldwide. A true pioneer in leader employment, development and business advisory.

“How can we make sure we have the right people in place to deliver the best possible results?”

Mercuri Urval was founded more than 50 years ago to answer this simple but important question that leaders face.

Every day since, the firm has developed and refined its methods, so you can be confident in their expert’s advice. As pioneers in predicting the impact of people’s capabilities and personality on business results, Mercuri Urval has always placed high importance on executive search and professional recruitment. Over the years the firm has developed a proven track record in assessment for selection and for development purposes.

Today, Mercuri Urval works with more than 3,000 clients – across all sectors – in over 60 countries every year. As the firm has grown, its services have expanded to include a range of talent & leadership advisory services, built to meet clients’ needs to strengthen their people’s performance.

Extraordinary results. It’s all about people™. For more information, visit www.mercuriurval.com.

N2Growth is a top executive search and professional services firm with more than 50 locations across the Americas, Europe, MENA, and APAC. N2Growth is known for its “next practices”​ approach in helping clients unlock value within their talent ecosystem of talent acquisition, strategy, and optimization. N2Growth is consistently ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 15 executive search firms globally. For more information, visit www.n2growth.com.

Odgers Berndtson is a global executive search, interim management, talent assessment and leadership development firm. They have the scale, reach and experience to serve all major markets but we remain lean, flexible and innovative.

Being a challenger is at the heart of the firm’s cultural DNA. They have a track record of anticipating their client’s needs and challenging the status quo.

The firm’s clients come from every shape and size of organization, from start-ups to multinational corporations, and span the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, with expertise in business, government, academic and public life. All of the firm’s clients understand the value of finding the right person for the right job at the right time – and in the right way. For more information, visit www.odgersberndtson.com.

Exhibitor Sponsors

Alioth is the new standard for building exceptional teams and culture in the life sciences industry. We help our clients align talent with culture and culture with strategy. Whether you’re developing world-changing drugs or ushering in the next agrarian revolution, a data-informed understanding of your organizational culture is key. It’s the only way to build lasting teams that can make the impossible possible. That’s why we have created Alioth Exploration, an AI-powered culture diagnostics platform. It gives you the insights needed to create the right culture for your organization — one that will attract and retain the transformational leaders who will help you create what’s next. For more information, visit www.alioth.co.

Humantelligence accurately measures culture at every level of an organization, from individuals and teams to overall corporate culture. HT has the quickest, most comprehensive self-assessment that measures behaviors, motivators, and work energizers so that leaders have the culture and talent intelligence needed to measure, manage, and hire for culture, optimize collaboration, and build, engaged high-performing teams across the organization. To learn more, visit humantelligence.com.

Invenias by Bullhorn is a leading software platform trusted by professionals responsible for executive search. More than 1,000 search firms, private equity companies and in-house executive search teams worldwide rely on the Invenias cloud-based platform to transform the productivity of their search operations. Customers range from single users, to boutique firms and large multinational organizations.

Invenias believes the ability to capture and leverage high value talent intelligence is central to building a successful strategic hiring capability. The firm drives productivity, best practice and compliance across assignment delivery, client relationship management and business operations.

Invenias was acquired by Bullhorn in July 2018 and operates within the Bullhorn family. Invenias serves thousands of users in over sixty countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.invenias.com.

Pointr is an employee experience app that deepens interpersonal relationships, the determinant factor on engagement and retention. A network of valuable personal insights shared by colleagues for colleagues, bridging life and work. The emotional intelligence of an organization is being put to test given the competition for high-output employees. Equip every leader and manager with instant, relationship-centric data to build trust at scale. Highest-performing companies in consumer, tech and financial services utilize Pointr to activate culture in action. See how easy it is to get started at pointr.co.

Networking Sponsors

Hire Heroes USA empowers service members, veterans and their spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. As the nation’s leading veteran employment organization, Hire Heroes USA offers personalized one-on-one coaching, professionally revised resumes, mentoring, workshops, a job board, career fairs and more, to tens of thousands of job-seeking veterans annually. The firm is their partner in success.  Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence. Prioritizing transparency, Hire Heroes USA earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the GuideStar Platinum Seal. Funded exclusively through public donations and private grants, Hire Heroes USA provides its services at no cost to clients.

For more information about the firm’s mission, services and how to get involved as a corporate partner, employer, donor or volunteer, please visit www.hireheroesusa.org.

Let’s face it – the Mad Men era of executive search is over.

The thought of homogenous gray suits doling out industry expertise is kind of silly in today’s market. Yet for the most part, that’s how big search continues to operate. Don’t get us wrong—we love a great suit as much as anyone. But in this case, it’s more about what the suit represents: rigidity, formality, a dash of pretention, and a pretty low ratio of effort-to-price-tag.

Prais + Barnette thinks its partners—clients and candidates alike—deserve better.

So the firm took their 25+ years of experience in global executive search, married it with some serious operating experience, aligned it all with a commitment to do good by other people, and got — Prais+Barnette. The firm delivers a new kind of executive search and human capital advisory experience. One that is grounded in long-term client relationships and close client/partner collaboration. One that is organically centered on diversity and inclusion. One that rejects arrogance and embraces conversation. An evolved experience that is uniquely equipped to meet the dynamic needs of today’s modern workplace.

The workplace has evolved. Shouldn’t your talent partner evolve with it? For more information, visit www.praisbarnette.com.

THRUUE is an expert strategy and culture consultancy that helps leaders set their strategy and shift their culture to grow, achieve greater impact, and thrive. Founded in 2012, THRUUE serves clients in commercial and nonprofit sectors from its Washington, DC headquarter office. THRUUE’s work is rooted in a fundamental belief that strategy and culture are inextricably intertwined. The best strategy will fail without a culture that has the organizational behaviors to drive it. Likewise, the most engaged and dynamic organizational cultures will quickly become rudderless without clarity on a future vision, and a path to get there. For more information, visit www.thruue.com.

Pinnacle Sponsors

Tempting Talent is a leading staffing and executive search partner to growing staffing and executive search businesses in America. Tempting Talent operates solely in niche specialist revenue-generating talent at all levels within four key core markets: financial & professional services, life sciences & healthcare and technology & engineering. After operating in the USA for three years they have placed over 130 professionals within the executive industry including 32 that previously generated $1m+ / year in their role. Founder Jack Saxton has global experience in the industry having partnered with some of the world’s fastest growing staffing & executive search firms in over 10 countries. Backed by the industry’s leading venture capital firm, Tempting Ventures, Tempting Talent are based in offices in London and New York. For more information, visit www.temptingtalent.com.

The Tolan Group (TTG) is a top Hunt Scanlon executive search firm with market expertise in the healthcare sector including healthcare tech, healthcare services, behavioral health, substance abuse recovery (SUD), digital health, healthcare software and services and revenue cycle. The firm works closely with private equity firms and their portfolio companies to place talent from the director level to all C-Suite openings. TTG is uniquely qualified to engage in the search for senior level leadership roles, senior management, and individual contributors.

TTG’s search solution and process are in-depth and proven. The firm completes 98% of its engagements successfully and their business model is very unique.

TTG in headquartered in St Augustine, FL with remote offices in Tampa, Orlando, Appleton WI, Philadelphia PA, Atlanta, GA, Chicago IL, Austin TX and Charlotte, NC. The firm was formed in 2005 and serves nearly 200 clients across the United States. Fore more information, visit www.thetolangroup.com.

Cancellation Policy

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after December 15, 2021 will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)


Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming conference, Linking Culture to Value and Growth,’ to be held on March 16, 2022 at the Plaza Hotel of New York. The full-day event will begin at 7:30am with continental breakfast, a mid-day luncheon along with a full day of very exciting presentations by top professionals in the sector.

We invite you to come learn how the business community is exploring the link between culture and value and growth.