Hunt Scanlon Media’sThe Impact of Data & Deglobalization on Executive Search

October 19th - 12pm EST

Join Kennon Kincaid, COO of Odgers Berndtson US, and Melissa Swift, US Transformation Leader at Mercer, on October 19th for an interactive webinar supported by Hunt Scanlon Media. The session will focus on changing attitudes towards data and how organizations have been responding to an increasingly deglobalized world with the help of data. 

This a great opportunity to hear firsthand from some of the key players in our industry. They will share valuable insights into global trends, how these trends impact the operations and talent management strategies of executive search firms, and how data can help respond to quick shifts in our current economic environment. 

We will be joined by Cameron Ireland, former CEO of global data company BoardEx.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Deglobalization: concerns, considerations, and opportunities—How are clients mitigating risk, leveraging their unique strengths, and restructuring in an increasingly deglobalized world?
  • Size of the search firm database—Is it an advantage or a disadvantage to have a larger database? 
  • Impact of public databases such as LinkedIn—What is the role of social media in searches? 
  • Using data to ask the right questions—How can we use data insights to create the opportunity to lead more accurately than ever before?
  • Data ownership—Who stores and captures data during the search process and who owns that data?
  • Data sharing and security—What data is impacted by data privacy regulation? 
  • Opportunities⁠—How can data, analytics, and insights address the organizational challenges of deglobalization?

There will be an opportunity for audience members to put their questions to panel members and join the conversation. 


Kennon Kincaid

Chief Operating Officer
Odgers Berndtson US

As Chief Operating Officer, Kennon Kincaid is responsible for all people, processes and operations of the U.S. division of the world’s sixth largest executive search firm. He, together with the CEO, leads the U.S. organization’s growth strategy and he is Co-Head of brand extensions Berwick Partners and Odgers Interim.

Prior to joining Odgers, Kennon spent over a decade building teams and advancing international relationships as a U.S. diplomat across Europe, Africa, and the Asia Pacific before joining Rocket Lab, a cutting-edge aerospace company and launch service provider. At Rocket Lab he established and then led the international business development, security operations, and international government relations functions.

Kennon speaks French and has a Bachelor of International Studies (with honors) from Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

Melissa Swift

US Transformation Leader

Melissa Swift partners with clients to help them bring their workforces to a different and better future. Her work leverages data analytics, a healthy dose of pragmatism, and a humanist view of the workplace to create extraordinary outcomes for organizations. A fast-moving world requires changes to the work we do, shifts in the skills and behaviors required to do that work, and fundamental re-sets on many different ways of working, Melissa has led multidisciplinary teams that help make these changes happen. She has been featured as one of “20 digital transformation leaders to follow on Twitter in 2020.”

Cameron Ireland

Former Chief Executive Officer

Cameron Ireland is a highly experienced senior executive with an extensive global background demonstrating leadership in significant strategic, commercial, and operating roles within SaaS technology and data solutions specialising in Financial Services, Professional Services, Legal, Executive Search, and other associated sectors. Proven ability in driving revenue growth, effective P&L Management, company growth through innovation and strategic partnerships while significantly increasing client connectivity via relationship management. These skills have been developed and tested through multiple periods of transformational change including taking a business from start-up to two successful acquisitions by a U.S. Quoted Company, and a U.K. FTSE 250 Company.

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