Hunt Scanlon Media’sSilver Linings: Reimagining How We Attract, Build, Retain & Engage our Workforce After 2020

May 11th - 12:00pm EDT

A company’s productivity, profitability, and long-term success is closely linked to not just headcount, but the right headcount. This is why the war for top talent has been a battle for years – long before a pandemic. Yet, strategies for winning the war for talent today look considerably different than they did prior to 2020 and many of today’s conversations amongst business leaders are about why. 

We invite you to join JM Search along with a diverse panel of C-level executives on May 11th for an engaging webinar discussion about the unique opportunities and silver linings that have surfaced following the events of 2020. During the webinar, our speakers will share why they have re-evaluated their business and supporting talent strategies in recent years, and how this reassessment has been a catalyst for reimagining how we attract, build, retain, and engage our workforce today. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Silver linings of the pandemic that are serving as a catalyst for organizational and cultural change
  • How a greater emphasis on connectivity by job seekers and employers is influencing talent strategies
  • The role that company culture and shared values play in both recruitment and retention strategies
  • How the roles of c-suite leaders have evolved to meet the new priorities/demands of today’s workforce

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


Louis Montgomery Jr.

JM Search

Louis Montgomery specializes in the placement of senior HR and DE&I leaders and their teams. Louis helps organizations add diversity to their ranks: 75% of his placements have been women and 50% have been people of color. As a former HR and DE&I practitioner, Louis understands what it takes to be successful in this demanding field. His deep experience as an executive search consultant have honed his skills as a top assessor of talent. His background includes recruiting experience across numerous sectors, including private equity-backed companies and publicly-traded firms across consumer goods, financial services, industrial, government contracting, higher education, trade associations and non-profits.

Phil Menzel

JM Search

Phil Menzel brings nearly thirty years of human capital experience to JM Search. Having been the top Human Resources executive for multiple multi-billion dollar businesses, Phil has recruited and led search committees for countless key executive hires, which enables him to view a search need through the lens of his clients. He leverages his decades of experience in corporate management to help clients strategically evaluate their short- and long-term executive leadership needs and ultimately build the best possible management teams.

Mary Beth DeNooyer

Chief Human Resources Officer
Keurig Dr Pepper

Mary Beth DeNooyer is Chief Human Resources Officer for Keurig Dr Pepper.  With nearly 25 years of human resources experience, she joined the Company in July 2019 from Pinnacle Foods, where she was Chief Human Resources Officer following its Initial Public Offering.  Prior to Pinnacle Foods, Mary Beth served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Hillshire Brands and, before then, held key HR roles at Sara Lee, The Pepsi Bottling Group and General Mills.

Mary Beth holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Jacinta Carter

Executive Vice President of Human Resources, People & Culture

Jacinta Carter has served as Swisher’s Executive Vice President – Human Resources, People & Culture since January 2022.  Jacinta is a values-driven, results focused human resources leader who delivers solutions that help companies realize the full potential of one of their most valuable assets – their people.  Jacinta has a proven track record of creating inclusive and collaborative cultures that inspire business growth and strong customer satisfaction by empowering and motivating employees to continue to grow and to bring their best to the job. 

Prior to joining Swisher International, Jacinta most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Atrium Hospitality. In her role as SVP, HR Jacinta was a key member of the executive leadership team that was responsible for growing the company from a small start-up in 2015 into an industry leader. Jacinta led the creation and development of Atrium’s overall human resources strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, organizational design, compensation & benefits, cultural development, HR operations and technology solutions. 

Daryl Gormley

Chief Executive Officer

Daryl Gormley serves as Chief Executive Officer for Aquamar – the leading manufacturer and producer of the highest quality and sustainable surimi products in styles that meet the needs of foodservice, retailers, value-added processors, and consumers. In his role, Gormley oversees the strategic direction for the premium Surimi business delivering on commitments to the shareholders and investors. Gormley has also played a significant role in developing Aquamar’s brand heritage and building a company rooted in exceptional customer service, collaboration and producing results.

Kathy Gardner

VP, Head of People of Operations
Palladium Equity Partners

Kathy Gardner is an accomplished Human Capital change agent who drives value creation to establish successful operational leadership and organizational structures.  On a national and global scale, Kathy has a proven track record of innovative talent agendas, retention strategies, succession planning, performance management, and executive development by building scalable and sustainable business operations. By helping organizations position themselves for long-term growth it unleashes the potential of people.  Kathy is currently the Head of People Operations for Palladium Equity Partners, a private equity firm with a special focus on founder and family-owned businesses.  Palladium has invested over $3.0 billion of capital in 38 platform investments and 163 add-on acquisitions in consumer, services, industrials, and healthcare.  Previously Kathy ran North America Operations for Bridgepoint, a leading private asset growth investor specializing in private equity and private debt with over €37bn of assets under management.  Kathy started the US team for Bridgepoint in 2015, growing two offices and leading the HR, talent, finance and business operations for the USA.

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