True Talent Advisory Welcomes Seasoned Leader John Foster as Chief People Officer

PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 7, 2018 – True Talent Advisory, the global platform for innovative human capital products and services, announced the addition of John Foster as Chief People Officer. Prior to joining True Talent Advisory, John founded Gamut Labs to advise start-ups on talent and culture and to help them scale successfully. John has worked with dozens of innovative companies including Earnest, Sonos, Razer, Riot Games, Facebook and Gensler.

Prior to Gamut Labs, John led global HR at Hulu. As CHRO, he helped Hulu grow from $100M to $1B annual revenue in less than 5 years. He was also the CHRO at IDEO, serving over 500 people in nine locations around the world. John’s broad experience in leading learning and development includes roles such as Chief Learning Officer at Mercury Interactive, Head of Worldwide Organization Development at Levi Strauss, and VP of Learning and Development at both Fidelity Investments and Citibank. He is recognized as an expert in leadership, team building, communication and company culture.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join True Talent Advisory and serve this amazing team. The opportunity to support our continued growth as a full service talent platform makes me feel like I’ve increased my professional impact exponentially,” said John Foster, CPO of True Talent Advisory.

John will work across the True Talent Advisory portfolio of companies to design and develop talent processes that cultivate and support team members with their professional growth. His work will incubate leading edge talent management practices and advance True Talent Advisory’s comprehensive offerings, bringing new ideas and tools to clients.

“We’re doing what we advise our clients to do, investing in what is most important in your organization–the people. We’re excited about what John’s strategic vision, broad experience and passion will bring as we continue to grow,” said Brad Stadler, co-CEO of True Talent Advisory.

John earned a MEd in Experiential Learning from Colorado State University and holds a dual BA in Psychology and Communications from Miami University.

About True Talent Advisory
True Talent Advisory is a global portfolio of innovative human capital products and services. With offices in North America, EMEA and APAC, the firm is comprised of several subsidiaries: executive search firm True Search; leadership development products and services firm Synthesis; talent relationship management software provider Thrive, and Foundation Talent, recruitment services below the executive level. Please visit for more information.

Hannah Weinstock-Gallagher

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