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In the wake of unprecedented times, organizations are witnessing a new evolution in how people choose and engage in work. Employers are feeling the impact of the “Great Resignation” as it relates to employee turnover and the lack of progression in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts is a big reason why. In fact, according to Bain & Company, 50% of all employees say they would consider switching jobs to work for a company with a more built-out DE&I strategy or greater pay equity. This presents continued opportunities for DE&I and human resources practitioners to drive the case for DE&I in business operations, particularly when attracting and retaining great talent.

To examine how companies are leveraging their DE&I efforts, Hunt Scanlon Media is convening hundreds diversity, equity & inclusion leaders, business transformation experts, chief talent officers, heads of HR, and executive recruiters at The Harvard Club of New York on October 26, 2022 to explore how DE&I is changing the talent landscape.



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Rob Adams


Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Karthik Venkataraman


Karthik Venkataraman Partner – Bain & Company

Across industries, geographies and demographics, most workers have one thing in common: they don’t feel included at work. Many companies today pursue diversity by itself as a priceless asset, failing to recognize they cannot embrace the full value of diversity without fostering a truly inclusive work culture for everyone. New research from Bain & Company shows inclusive workplaces have a greater ability to innovate and challenge the status quo as well as increased employee satisfaction and retention. Yet, organizations across industries prove to be struggling to effectively foster a true feeling of belonging. In this session, Bain partner Karthik Venkataraman offers insights on how organizations can build a focused strategy for inclusion to help their employees thrive.



Moderator: Pamela Culpepper
Kerryann Benjamin

Fireside Chat: Addressing the Key Issues Impacting DE&I Talent Today

Moderator: Pamela Culpepper Managing Partner – Hanold Associates Kerryann Benjamin Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Talent Development – KKR & Co.

As with most major business sectors, the private equity sector is continually grappling with issues that are impacting how diversity, equity and inclusion are being addressed and implemented within an expanding and increasingly diverse workforce. In the following “fireside chat” the chief  diversity officer and head of talent development at one of the most prestigious PE firms will talk about the challenges she faces in developing a first-rate DEI program. Kerryann Benjamin will discuss the impact of what is commonly termed, “the great resignation,” and how that is affecting talent development plans at her company. She will also address what appropriate DEI governance should look like and will provide her views on how engaging talent in an active way increases retention rates.




Networking Break

Moderator: Laurie Ryan

Creating a Culture Built on DE&I to Attract & Retain Talent

Moderator: Laurie Ryan Managing Partner – Prais + Barnette

Diversity, equity, and inclusion must be integral to every organization’s culture. First and foremost, improving DE&I is the right thing to do, but it’s also essential for organizations that want to compete in today’s talent marketplace. Three quarters of job seekers and employees say a diverse workforce is important when evaluating companies and job offers. Nearly a third wouldn’t apply if there were a lack of diversity, and the percentage is even higher for Black (41%) and LGBTQIA+ (41%) people. Everyone wants DE&I in the workplace, but many organizations still have much work to do. The following panel comprised of leading executive search consultants and senior-level corporate diversity professionals discuss and debate why a culture of diversity impacts their recruitment efforts and how this successful effort helps to keep this talent in place.

Brian Blake
Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion
National Hockey League

Mikeisha Anderson Jones
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Milbank, LLP

Lisa Moore
Head of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Clinton Browning
Partner & Head of Dreamscape
Daversa Partners



Paige C. Scott

Gender Diversity – Key to Success Every Leader in Business Should Know

Paige C. Scott Senior Partner and Leader of the Asset Management Practice – Kingsley Gate Partners

Organizations with more gender-inclusive leadership perform significantly better than those that are not. It is more than demonstrated that diverse work environments are innovative, collaborative, committed and transparent. With diversity, equity, and inclusion at the top of the agenda for leaders today, the time is now for more women to make their move into the C-suite and boardroom. Building more gender-diverse organizations is a big challenge for most companies. There is no single recipe, but there are tools that can help speed up the process. Paige Scott, a senior partner at Kingsley Gate Partners, will share the survey results that highlight the management skills, motivators and culture within which women leaders thrive. She will also spotlight the stories of these leading women executives, including valuable advice for all aspiring leaders.




Luncheon Reception

Christine Greybe

C-Level DE&I Hiring: Lack of Diversity at the Top

Christine Greybe President, Leadership Consulting – DHR Global

In 1972 when Katharine Graham became the first non-white male to lead a Fortune 500 company there was hope that a new wave of diverse talent would populate the most senior ranks of corporate America. While progress has been made in the last 50 years, diversity in the C-Suite is still significantly lagging. According to Korn Ferry, big corporations often recruit from colleges with marquee names—where money and connections help gain entry—and from within companies already on the Fortune 500 list. Even though they tend to look in all the same places for talent, according to Gartner, the No. 1 reason HR managers gave for the lack of diversity in executive roles was “not having enough diverse leadership talent in the pipeline.” In this panel discussion leading corporate diversity executives and executive search consultants will discuss the reasons for this continued void at the senior-most levels and how this log-jam can be broken in the future.

Tracy McMillan
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
BroadView Talent Partners

Ruben Moreno
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Rock Search

Laura Agharkar
Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Culture

Allison Dubrow

Wendy Murphy
Managing Partner & Global Practice Leader
ZRG Partners

Dominic Levesque
Randstad Business Professionals & Tatum US

Singleton Beato

Staying the Course to Move from Intention to Impact

Singleton Beato Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer – McCann Worldgroup

The majority of companies, and those who lead them, have the best intentions when it comes to improving DE&I. In fact, since 2020 the number of public commitments made by CEOs in this regard have been astonishing. The public demand for greater equity and inclusion in every sector provided significant tailwinds for Diversity leaders across the board. Now, 2 years later, concerns abound that many of those very loud declarations to prioritize DE&I have fallen short of delivering sustainable change or moving the equity and inclusion agenda from intent to impact. And, as business leaders face the challenges of a “post-covid” world and a deeply disrupted economy, the energy needed to drive the DE&I agenda forward can start to wane. Singleton Beato will discuss these issues and how she and her team at McCann Worldgroup are tackling them to ensure the DE&I strategy and mission continues to influence and impact enterprise-wide change.




Networking Break

Aileen Alexander


Aileen Alexander Chief Executive Officer – Diversified Search Group

In today’s workplace, it is increasingly understood that diverse teams drive greater innovation, transformation, and growth. In this presentation, Aileen Alexander, the only female CEO among the nation’s top 10 Executive Search firms, will share Diversified Search Group’s differentiated journey, key market issues driving DEI in the work environments today, and the important social, economic, and global impacts for leadership. Aileen will discuss how executive search firms must lead the way in diversity and continue to impact the conversation about equity at the board level and across the C-suite. Building upon the firm’s founding vision, Aileen will discuss the paradigm shifts that are taking place and the factors driving them. This includes changing mindsets and a greater openness to differences. It encompasses recruiting, retaining, and cultivating inclusive leaders from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.



Susan K. Reid

Driving Meaningful Change Through Cumulative DE&I Actions

Susan K. Reid Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion – Morgan Stanley

Diversity, equity and inclusion has become an important part of most companies corporate and talent agenda. But are our efforts driving the change needed? Has the focus on corporate responsibility overshadowed individual responsibility? How do we ensure that we as leaders are taking the steps necessary to drive change? In this “back to the basics” discussion, Susan Reid, the global head of diversity and inclusion at Morgan Stanley, will explore how we as individuals can help drive meaningful change through our daily actions, and how the cumulative effect of individual actions can drive meaningful and long-lasting change. Ms. Reid will also discuss how DE&I initiatives disseminate to all layers of a company including to those managers who navigate policies that impact the entire organization.



Rob Adams


Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media

Cocktail Reception

In the wake of unprecedented times, organizations are witnessing a new evolution in how people choose and engage in work. Employers are feeling the impact of the “Great Resignation” as it relates to employee turnover and the lack of progression in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts is a big reason why. In fact, according to Bain & Company, 50% of all employees say they would consider switching jobs to work for a company with a more built-out DE&I strategy or greater pay equity. This presents continued opportunities for DE&I and human resources practitioners to drive the case for DE&I in business operations, particularly when attracting and retaining great talent.

To examine how diversity, equity and inclusion is changing the talent landscape, Hunt Scanlon Media is convening hundreds of leading diversity, HR, talent and executive search professionals at our groundbreaking conference on DE&I talent on October 26, 2022 at the Harvard Club in NYC.

‘How Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is Changing the Talent Landscape’ will include leaders from across the field, including: Aileen Alexander, chief executive officer at Diversified Search Group; Pamela Culpepper, managing partner at Hanold Associates; Kerryann Benjamin, chief diversity officer and head of talent development at KKR & Co.; Laurie Ryan, managing director at Prais + Barnette; Brian Blake, senior director – diversity & inclusion at The National Hockey League (NHL); Mikeisha Anderson Jones, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Milbank; Lisa Moore, head of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion at Guardian; Clinton Browning, partner and head of Dreamscape at Daversa Partners; Paige C. Scott, senior partner and leader of the asset management practice at Kingsley Gate Partners; Singleton Beato, global chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer at McCann Worldgroup; Christine Greybe, president – leadership consulting at DHR Global; Tracy McMillan, chief executive officer & managing partner at BroadView Talent Partners; Ruben Moreno, chief executive officer at Blue Rock Search; Laura Agharkar, global head of diversity, equity & culture at Nasdaq; Allison Dubrow, partner at Caldwell; Wendy Murphy, managing partner & global practice leader at ZRG Partners; Dominic Levesque, president of Randstad Business Professionals & Tatum US; Karthik Venkataraman, partner at Bain & Company; Susan K. Reid, global head of diversity and inclusion at Morgan Stanley and others.

Join our exclusive network of hundreds of DE&I leaders, CHROs, chief talent officers and executive recruiters on October 26, 2022 at the prestigious Harvard Club of New York. Our thought-provoking presentations and Q&A sessions exploring DE&I today is a must-attend event. Our formal sessions will include continental breakfast, a mid-morning networking break, a delicious main course and post-event cocktail reception.

The Harvard Club of New York
35 West 44th Street, NY 10036

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after August 1, 2022 will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)


Laura Agharkar, Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Culture – Nasdaq

Laura Agharkar leads Nasdaq’s global diversity, equity and culture team, responsible for a strategy that encompasses 39 countries spread throughout the globe. By appreciating each employees’ individual strengths combined with driving a culture of belonging for all employees, Laura helps to power Nasdaq’s talent engine.

Prior to leading the DEC team, Laura managed Nasdaq’s talent and culture team, and similar roles at Global Pharmaceutical, Ferring, and Samsung Electronics America.

Aileen Alexander, Chief Executive Officer – Diversified Search Group

Aileen K. Alexander is the chief executive officer of Diversified Search Group, the largest woman-founded executive search firm in the world. Her responsibilities include oversight and management of the company. She previously served as vice chair, leading the firm’s global corporate practice. Aileen is a global board member of AltoPartners, a leading international alliance of executive search firms, with Diversified Search Group as the exclusive U.S. partner.

Based in Philadelphia, Aileen is a recognized leader in the executive search and talent management industry, having led C-suite and board level searches from large, global corporations to high growth entrepreneurial companies. She leverages her expertise in technology, cybersecurity, risk management, leadership, and succession planning to enable clients to achieve their purpose and strategic priorities. Alexander is committed to ensuring client service that is creative, nimble, responsive, and centered on people first and building diverse teams that drive innovation, growth, and inclusive cultures.

Prior to joining DSG, Alexander was a managing partner at Korn Ferry where she co-launched and co-led the firm’s global cybersecurity practice. She had leadership responsibilities for Philadelphia and was also a member of the technology officers and aerospace and defense practices. She entered the industry with Heidrick & Struggles, in their Washington, DC office.

Before embarking on her career in executive search, Aileen worked in international security and defense policy at the Department of Defense and U.S. House of Representatives. She is also a military veteran, having served as a captain in the U.S. Army.

Aileen is a member of the CEO Council of Growth at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. She also sits on the board of her alma mater, Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland, PA.

Singleton Beato, Global EVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer – McCann Worldgroup

Singleton Beato was promoted to the role of global EVP, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, McCann Worldgroup, in 2021. Singleton reports to Bill Kolb, CEO of McCann Worldgroup, ensuring that the agency network take an aggressive approach to driving forward our mission to promote systemic and structural change that results in all our employees, as well as our clients, and the consumers our clients serve, all feel seen, heard, represented and respected, both in the workplace and the marketplace.

Singleton joined McCann Worldgroup in the global position of chief diversity & engagement officer in 2017. In this role, she is responsible for designing and leading strategic workforce diversity and engagement solutions that drive business performance and innovation across MWG agencies.

Singleton was previously executive VP, diversity strategy and talent development at the 4A’s, where she developed and led strategic initiatives to advance the talent leadership and diversity agenda across the advertising, media and communications industry.

While at the 4A’s, Singleton was called upon by top agency executives to provide leadership, partnership, guidance and support in the design and application of best practices in diversity and talent development that increase organizational capacity and growth. Her accomplishments include the design and development of The Face Of Talent symposium as well as industry’s only national Talent Leadership Conference, Talent@2030 along with the transformation of the industry’s legacy Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and the renowned 4A’s Foundation.

Singleton has over 20 years of experience as an accomplished human resources executive and is recognized for her success driving large scale people and organizational change initiatives across a wide range of industries, having held talent leadership roles at J. Walter Thompson, Crunch Fitness International, and Bloomberg L.P.

Kerryann Benjamin, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Talent Development – KKR & Co.

Kerryann Benjamin joined KKR in 2021 as chief diversity officer and head of talent development. Prior to joining KKR, Kerryann was head of human capital management for the consumer and wealth management business at Goldman Sachs & Co., where she spent nineteen years in various roles across the business and human capital management. Prior to that, she was head of firm wide programming and digital learning for the learning and engagement function.

Brian Blake, Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion – National Hockey League

Brian Blake is the National Hockey League’s first senior director of diversity and inclusion. In this capacity, Brian is building a more robust employee engagement strategy across the league and leads efforts in advising NHL Clubs on best practices in recruitment, culture and growth strategies with diverse audiences.

Previously, Brian was the founding principal of learning & leadership development at Blake Solutions, a management consultancy that provided innovative employee engagement strategies to private industry and government. Brian’s practice area was particularly focused on learning solutions and initiatives related to diversity and inclusion – how to adopt an inclusive mindset, understanding unconscious bias, and how to leverage our differences as an asset.

Prior to Blake Solutions, Brian served as Senior consultant of learning & organizational development and diversity & inclusion at Turner (now Warner Media). In this capacity, Brian provided thought leadership and advisory services to senior executives across the New York region, including advertising sales, CNN, and TruTV. Here he focused on organizational transformation, team effectiveness, leadership and management development, as well as cultural strategy development. Brian helped Turner “re-energize” their efforts around diversity and inclusion – from hiring efforts, to mentorship and internship programs, to marketing and advertising for multicultural audiences.

Clinton Browning, Partner & Head of Dreamscape – Daversa Partners

Clint Browning is responsible for leading Daversa’s business unit, Dreamscape, which is dedicated to ensuring there is Black representation on the boards and executive teams of the most important companies and investing firms in technology. Knowing that Black executives have largely not been afforded the same opportunities in tech startups and venture capital, Dreamscape and the rest of the Daversa team considered ways the firm could uniquely and effectively make an impact on this urgent issue. The result was Dreamscape, which connects well-established members of startups and venture capital firms that are looking for executives or board directors with accomplished, proven and board-ready Black talent. Its early partners include mission driven companies such as Brex, Robinhood, AppLovin, and venture capital firms such as Venrock and Greylock Partners.

Clint’s 25+ year career in search started at Korn Ferry where he helped develop and scale their diversity practice on a global scale. In addition, Clint is an entrepreneur, a builder, and an advocate – having founded two boutique search firms dedicated to placing diverse talent.

Pamela Culpepper, Managing Partner – Hanold Associates

Pamela Culpepper is managing partner of the leadership advisory practice at Hanold Associates where she focuses on leadership development, diversity and human sustainability strategies. She has extensive experience in coaching and advising C-level executives, senior level functional leaders and human resources leaders to drive business results and outcomes while achieving maximum personal and professional success. Pamela serves as a trusted advisor and counsel to CEOs and boards of directors on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion. Pamela is a board director for Prada S.p.A, where she joined the board of directors in 2022, making history as the first Black woman to serve on Prada’s board in their 109-year history.

Before joining Hanold Associates, Pamela co-founded Have Her Back, LLC., a female-owned and led culture consultancy focused on advancing equity for all. Before Have Her Back, she served as the chief HR officer at Cboe Global Markets, Inc., one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, where she was a key advisor to the executive team and board of directors on all matters related to talent, including Cboe’s M&A activities. Prior to Cboe, she was the chief people officer for Golin. Pamela held progressive leadership roles within PepsiCo for over 14 years, including serving as the chief global diversity and inclusion officer; vice president, HR for Quaker Foods and Snacks; vice president, HR for PepsiCo’s beverages supply chain and vice president, talent management and diversity for Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade. Before PepsiCo, she held progressive roles with McKesson Corporation, Clorox and Wells Fargo.

In addition to currently serving on the board of directors of Prada S.p.A., Pamela is a former board trustee of VSO International, based in the United Kingdom, and Navy Pier, Chicago.

Allison Dubrow, Partner – Caldwell

Allison Dubrow is a partner in Caldwell’s financial services and insurance practices, focusing on the recruitment of senior business and functional leaders across the C-suite and boardroom in the insurance industry including property & casualty and life insurance carriers, as well as brokers and other industry-related service providers.

With more than a decade of executive search experience, Alison has worked on more than 200 client engagements, spanning a wide range of firms and functions. Along with placing senior business leaders, her functional work has included sales and marketing executives, chief financial officers, chief investment officers and chief risk officers. She partners with Fortune 100 and 500 corporations as well as private operators and private equity portfolio companies across the U.S. and abroad.

Allison has written and spoken about the merits of increasing diversity in the insurance industry. It has become a passion for her personally and professionally.

Allison joined Caldwell from Spencer Stuart, where she was a key member of the financial services and insurance practices. Prior to her career in executive search, she worked in asset management marketing at M.D. Sass, in equity research at Sanford Bernstein, and in private equity at Easton Hunt Capital Partners.

Christine Greybe, President, Leadership Consulting – DHR Global

President of DHR Leadership Consulting, Christine leads a global team of experts who help organizations identify and develop executives who are ready to take on high-stakes, high-pressure and high-complexity decisions. As an executive search consultant, she helps public and private companies recruit leaders across the C-suite and board and for key functional roles.

Christine 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.

Mikeisha Anderson Jones, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer – Milbank, LLP

Mikeisha Anderson Jones, Esq. (she/her) is the global chief diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer of Milbank LLP. She leads the firm’s global DEI strategy working closely with offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia on the unique challenges and opportunities in each region.

Mikeisha previously served as vice president of global inclusion & diversity at American Express. Earlier in her career, she held various general counsel roles in-house, was an associate at Reed Smith LLP and Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and clerked for the Hon. John J. Hughes, USMJ for the District of New Jersey.

She is a frequent speaker on career development and inclusion and has received accolades for her professional accomplishments including as Women of Color Magazine’s Women in Finance Diversity Champion, Face2Face Africa’s 30 Black Stars, and the National Diversity Council’s Top 100 Diversity Officers.

Dominic Levesque, President – Randstad Business Professionals & Tatum US

Dominic Levesque leads Tatum US and the office professionals business of Randstad USA. An influential leader in the field of human capital with more than 15 years’ experience, Dom’s first instinct is to push boundaries, challenge the status quo and advance new ways of thinking. He is a frequent conference speaker, the author of the book “The Wav Model” and a recognized thought leader on all things human capital, from HR strategy to emerging trends shaping the future of work.

Tracy McMillan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner – BroadView Talent Partners

Tracy McMillan has over 25 years of experience providing executive search, retention solutions and leadership advisory services to clients. He has developed a strong focus within the affordable housing, non-profit, and middle-market sectors, and established a track record of well-placed, long-tenured C-Suite executives.

Prior to starting BroadView Talent Partners (formerly HCGA Consulting Partners) in 2015, Tracy served as the VP of global talent acquisition for the NBA. Previously, he spent five years as a managing director at The Diversified Search Group, a Top 10 global executive search firm. Past experience also includes founding, leading, and managing The McMillan Group, a Philadelphia area-based retained executive search firm that served clients of distinction across all functional areas and industries. Tracy began his executive search career with Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. in Chicago and later joined LaMonte Owens, Inc. where he served as senior vice president.

Tracy’s passion lies in delivering a positive experience for both client and candidate, treating each with professionalism and respect. His ability to truly listen allows him to deliver solutions tailored to their unique needs. As a result, his clients achieve long-term business success as well as an enhanced workplace culture driven by diversity, equity and inclusion. Tracy regularly leads and advises boards and on various topics, including executive search, leadership assessment, succession planning, talent management, executive compensation and retention strategies. A dynamic keynote speaker and presenter, he frequently speaks on these topics at conferences and organizations nationwide.

Lisa Moore, Head of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Guardian

Lisa Moore is head of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (J.E.D.I.) at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading the company’s efforts to prioritize competitive-differentiating cultural and business initiatives that help Guardian unleash what’s possible for its colleagues, consumers, and communities. As the leader for Guardian’s J.E.D.I. journey, Lisa advocates the importance of stretching mindsets and changing behaviors to ensure Guardian’s workplace reflects the world around us.

Serving as a senior team member within the insurance, textile, point-of-purchase display, oil and refining, and consumer products industries, Lisa has excelled at leading large cultural, inclusion, consumer experience, change management, supply chain operations, and business process optimization efforts. Prior to joining Guardian, Lisa held leadership roles across multiple disciplines at Humana, Pepsi, and British Petroleum, and was a leading consultant on cultural transformation at BMW, Wells Fargo, and Lowe’s.

She has been recognized in the Raleigh News and Observer and several other publications for her contributions in successfully implementing major cultural and process changes, positively impacting organizations.

Ruben Moreno, Chief Executive Officer – Blue Rock Search

Ruben Moreno is a founding member of Blue Rock Search and leads the Blue Rock HR executive search practice specializing in the identification, assessment, recruitment, and onboarding of chief HR officers and their teams. As a subject matter expert and highly specialized executive recruiter, Ruben has been dedicated to partnering with his clients to identify, assess, and recruit the best human resources leadership talent available for over 15 years. He has helped place hundreds of HR professionals and built deep relationships within the HR executive community across multiple industry verticals. His clients consider him a trusted partner who takes the time to understand their business and add value beyond executive search.

Ruben also has extensive experience in the design and implementation of recruiting systems, processes, and tools and has worked directly with multiple clients to develop and implement “fit for purpose” talent solutions. Sample work in this area includes: execution of a talent availability study of five targeted US cities; working with a North American TA leader to build out organizational/staffing plans; providing interim global staffing leadership for a high-growth client; and working abroad as the on-the-ground HR/TA integration resource for a global acquisition.

Prior to entering the world of executive search, Ruben held multiple senior-level HR leadership roles for several well-known Fortune 500 organizations.

Wendy Murphy, Managing Partner & Global Practice Leader – ZRG Partners

Wendy Murphy joined ZRG Partners in June of 2018, and she leads the global human resources officers practice. Wendy was previously a managing partner at RSR Partners for seven years where she founded, built, and lead the firm’s human capital practice. Prior to RSR Partners, Wendy led the global human resources officers practice at Heidrick & Struggles for six of her ten years at HSII.

Wendy has been involved in executive search and management consulting for over 25 years and has personally completed hundreds of senior-level executive searches. Prior to executive search, Wendy was a consultant with ODI, a global management consulting and training company. At ODI, she was part of the Asia Pacific start-up team living in Asia, where her focus was on assessing executive leadership teams coupled with ensuring their efficiency and effectiveness in leading and driving strategy.

Wendy is active in multiple industry associations, trained in several different assessment methodologies, and frequently speaks on the subject of “Talent as a Competitive Advantage”. She actively follows technological and social trends affecting the future of the workforce and her client organizations.

Susan K. Reid, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion – Morgan Stanley

Susan Reid is a managing director and global head of diversity and inclusion and the Institute for Inclusion at Morgan Stanley, and is a member of the firm’s management committee. Susan works closely with the firm’s leaders in the design of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy with emphasis on hiring, retention, development and advancement of key talent.

Susan has 25 years of human resource experience across a broad range of industries including financial services, telecommunications and higher education. Susan joined Morgan Stanley in 2008 as a human resource business partner supporting the investment management division. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Susan held a number of roles at various companies, including human resource business partner, and head of campus recruiting and diversity at Marsh and McLennan Companies, head of campus and diversity recruiting at Bell Atlantic, head of recruiting at RR Donnelley’s financial services division and head of employment at New York University. Prior to transitioning to human resources, Susan was an assistant director in student services at New York University where she developed and led programs to retain and advance academically gifted students of color.

Susan serves on the boards of the Morgan Stanley Foundation, Storefront Academy Charter Schools, iMentor New York City’s Advisory Board, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.

Laurie Ryan, Managing Partner – Prais + Barnette

Laurie Ryan is a managing partner and CMO at Prais + Barnette. She is a marketing veteran with an extensive history creating and managing brands, products, and the businesses they drive. A creative business strategist with over 20 years of leadership experience, Laurie has held senior marketing and strategy positions at companies like Samsung Mobile, Motorola, and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She has extensive experience in brand strategy, channel sales and marketing, and product development and launch across industries ranging from telecom and technology to QSR and CPG.

Paige C. Scott, Senior Partner and Leader of the Asset Management Practice – Kingsley Gate Partners

Paige C. Scott is a senior partner and leader of the asset management practice with Kingsley Gate Partners. She was most recently managing director and head of the U.S. asset management practice and member of the U.S. executive committee of a global financial services retained search firm. Over a career that spans two decades in executive search, Paige played a leading role in the build-out of Sextant Search Partners’ U.S. asset management practice and served as a senior client partner with Korn/Ferry International’s asset management practice. She infuses this experience with our state of the art scientific, cloud-based tools to assess candidates, ensuring that executives placed with our clients reflect a holistic and ideal fit.

Paige has placed investment professionals spanning CEO’s, CIO’s, PM’s, senior analysts (multiple asset classes), heads of distribution across institutional, retirement, sub-advisory and intermediary channels, strategic & digital marketing experts, and solutions and product experts in North America. When using its Synchronous Fit® framework, she utilizes relevant data from hundreds of these searches to ensure a successful, long term outcome. She is considered a thought leader on topics such as compensation structure and design and is a regular speaker at the European Institutional Investor Institute, The Global Fixed Income Forum and the European Institute.

Karthik Venkataraman, Partner – Bain & Company

Karthik Venkataraman is a leader in Bain’s Travel & Leisure and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practices, based in Washington, D.C. He is also an expert in our Change Management and Implementation and Organization practices.

Karthik has more than 15 years of industry and consulting experience and previously worked in our London and Singapore offices.

He is a deep expert in Travel & Leisure, has previously led Bain’s Airline Practice in the Americas, and has previous experience in Hospitality, Cruises, Theme Parks.

Karthik focuses on ESG and Organization, and is a leader in the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, having led the firm’s own DE&I transformation. He is also a leader in the firm’s Asians@Bain affinity group.

He also leads transformational projects in Bain’s Higher Education Practice, and cares deeply about Economic Development, spearheading many of the firm’s Social Impact efforts in impact investing, financial inclusion and workforce development.

Prior to joining Bain in 2007, he worked in the technology space at SAP.

Karthik earned an MBA from the Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. He also earned an MA in international studies with distinction from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in history with high honors from Princeton University.


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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.

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 58 offices in 37 countries, the firm works alongside its clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. Bain & Company complements its tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. For more information, visit www.bain.com.

Platinum Sponsor

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.

Diamond Sponsor

Founded in 2015, BroadView Talent Partners is a national executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership in affordable housing agencies, non-profit organizations and associations, as well as middle market companies. The firm provides clients with an unmatched national network, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and record of long-tenured placements. For more information, visit www.broadviewtalent.com.

Breakfast Sponsor

Prais+Barnette is a female-owned, retained executive search firm and talent consultancy servicing fashion, retail, technology, and hospitality brands in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

One of the fastest growing firms in the search industry, Prais+Barnette is built upon one simple philosophy: Ego is the enemy of great work.

With an optimized search process that allows for more meaningful up-front discovery and earlier client calibration, along with senior partners that espouse both empathy and authenticity, the firm has cultivated an experience that rejects arrogance and embraces conversation, drives collaboration and creativity, and ultimately delivers more thoughtful, uniquely relevant, talent solutions. For more information, visit www.praisbarnette.com.

Luncheon Sponsor

Redefine. Rewrite. Reimagine. Executive Search Experience.

The world does not need more search firms. What is needs is a radical shift in the approach to executive search. The current process employed by search firms worldwide has remained largely unchanged since 1956! At Kingsley Gate Partners, they are challenging that norm and revolutionizing the industry. The successful execution of this notion is the single most significant reason for the firm’s historical growth.

Clients, yesterday, today and tomorrow, care about two things—getting the search right (getting it accurate) and getting it done fast (increased velocity).

Better Search Experience
Kingsley Gate Partners is a global partnership of client-centered executive search consultants providing exceptional service through our differentiated relationships, innovative processes and proprietary technology. Its Synchronous Fit® framework uses our platforms and features infused with expert human insight to solve complex human capital challenges focusing on what is most important to the firm’s clients — accuracy, velocity, transparency and accountability.

Better Client Experience
Kingsley Gate Partners has made the weekly status call a redundant exercise. ClientSuite, the firm’s mobile client portal, ensures full transparency and live feedback at a granular level on the stack-ranked candidates – in the palm of your hand!

Better Candidate Experience
Kingsley Gate’s candidates have a lifetime engagement with the firm through its dedicated mobile portal, CandidateSuite.

For more information, visit www.kingsleygate.com.

Lanyard Sponsor

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.

Gold Sponsors

Blue Rock Search is a minority-owned, MBE certified executive search firm, an SRA network member, a Hunt Scanlon Top 10 global recruiting firm, and one of the Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65. The firm specializes in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of executives across four distinct practice areas: human resources, franchise, customer experience, and higher education.

Blue Rock Search’s founding partners are respected and trusted thought leaders with more than 50 years of combined experience in their respective practice areas. Additionally, systems, processes, and tools are designed to flex to fit clients’ unique needs and reflect the firm’s philosophy of built-to-last relationships.

Over the years, Blue Rock Search has grown enormously from the three-person team that opened our doors. The firm currently has offices in Sarasota, Knoxville, and Cleveland, as well as recruiters working virtually, providing recruiting and staffing services for clients of all sizes in the United States, and globally. For more information, visit www.bluerocksearch.com.

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.

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.

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.

Tatum by Randstad provides on-demand C-suite executives and senior-level professionals to help companies manage critical initiatives in accounting, finance, technology, compliance and transactions. The firm partners with clients to address challenges arising at any stage of the business life cycle, and frequently serve as trusted advisers to the office of the CFO or CIO.

Providing senior-level interim and project consultants in addition to highly regarded executive search services, Tatum’s experts help you address complex issues not easily solved from within the organization. Backed by its global parent company Randstad and a national footprint of offices in key markets, Tatum is ready to mobilize locally anywhere in the country. For more information, visit www.tatum-us.com.

Since 1999, ZRG’s data-driven approach to executive and professional search has been changing the way clients think about how to find top talent.

Today, ZRG is one of the fastest growing firms in the search industry and provides a full suite of executive, middle management, project, and interim search solutions globally through its offices in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. It’s time to stop searching and start building with ZRG. For more information, visit www.zrgpartners.com.

Exhibitor Sponsors

Altrata leverages the combined data sets and innovative, customizable delivery channels available from our five dynamic products, some you are familiar with, and some that may be new to you:

  • Enterprise solutions for enhancing your CRM data and fueling better business development and relationship mapping with RelSci 
  • Access to the world’s wealthiest individuals with insight into their interests, passions, investing, spending, and donation history with Wealth-X  
  • Advanced audience segmentation and modeling on wealthy individuals in the US with WealthEngine 
  • Highly detailed executive intelligence to close bigger deals faster with Boardroom Insiders 
  • Executive talent research solutions to help you find tomorrow’s leaders with BoardEx 

This multitude of intelligence provides insight into the experience, interests, and networks of the people who will have the biggest impact on our clients’ success.

As the firm continues to grow, the Altrata team is focused on the future of its products and scaling the business. The firm is currently in the process of bringing together 5 separate data sets into a single Altrata data set, further enhancing the profiles of the people and companies maintained by its global team of 400 researchers.

Altrata has set an ambitious agenda to deliver a solution that offers customizable delivery and analytical options for clients. The firm will continue to grow to support these strategic initiatives and look forward to providing key updates along the way. For more information, visit www.altrata.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.

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.

MalinHughes specializes in helping clients navigate the market in banking/financial services, healthcare services, information technology and industrial services with over 30 years of relevant, industry experience.

The MalinHughes leadership team has over 50 years of combined experience providing human capital solutions to its valued clients. Collectively, the firm continues to develop innovative solutions and technologies that positively impact its clients’ business while adding significant value to their corporate culture. For more information, visit www.malinhughes.com.

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.

Cancellation Policy

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled after August 1, 2022 will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)


Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming conference, How Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is Changing the Talent Landscape,’ to be held on October 26, 2022 at the Harvard Club 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.