HRO Today Forum EMEA 2017
Steph Ahrens
EMEA Head of Talent Acquisition
Morgan Stanley
In her role as Head of Talent Acquisition, Steph partners with senior HR and business leaders to define, build and drive the Talent Acquisition sourcing strategy and agenda for the region. She leads and manages the firm’s regional experienced hire and campus recruiting team delivering a first class, high touch end to end talent acquisition service for all permanent hires – from entry level to MD. She is also globally responsible for Campus Recruiting and Program Management on a global scale, co-heading the effort with someone in North America. Steph graduated from University of Exeter in 1999, having studied Modern Languages. She started her career at JPMorgan and also worked at Credit Suisse prior to joining Morgan Stanley.
James Anderson
Peachy Mondays
A serial innovator and entrepreneur with a mission to help businesses find better ways to create truly engaging workplaces, James specialises in Infoviz (Information Visualisation), Product design, UI & UX design & Analytics. He has founded 4 technology businesses since 1995, including Verisim, a VC backed simulation software company which built a strong international blue chip client base, won several innovation awards, and was a regional finalist for E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year 2004. This was followed by Visual Insight, a sales analytics and forecasting product with accreditation, which he sold prior to founding Peachy Mondays.
Kevin Blair
VP, Global Talent Acquisition
Kevin has spent his entire career in recruitment, talent acquisition and talent branding.  He has extensive global experience, building and re-building teams and processes to drive effective delivery across all regions and in many organisational structures.  Kevin has led the delivery and attraction of talent in EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific/Japan regions, managing high-performance delivery teams and driving enhanced experiences for clients, stakeholders, partners and candidates.  He recently joined tech giant IBM as the first subject-matter expert appointed to lead IBM's international talent acquisition organization at this level.  Kevin is tasked with attracting the new generation of IBM'ers in this hugely competitive space.  With 650+ recruiters and over 40,000 hires per year, the scale of the challenge is significant.  In the role he recently left as global talent acquisition leader at Cisco Systems, Kevin was responsible for all of Cisco’s hiring outside of North America across all functions.  During his last two years in the role, he also took over the hiring of engineering talent for the U.S. region.  Prior to joining Cisco, Kevin lead recruiting in EMEAR and sales engineering hiring globally for, taking them through their most accelerated period of international growth and achieving 100% year-over-year growth in headcount for each of the years he was there.  Previously, Kevin led revenue-generating hiring within Oracle, covering over 70 countries during an aggressive transformation, acquisition and growth period.  Prior to entering the technology space, Kevin held several senior positions in search/recruitment consulting organisations.  Kevin also spends time working with start-up technology, recruitment and talent services companies that are trying to evolve the way organisations attract and manage talent. 
Debbie Bolla
Editorial Director
HRO Today
Debbie Bolla has been covering the latest in human capital management trends for the last seven years. As editorial director and editor-in-chief of HRO Today magazine, Ms. Bolla is responsible for the voice, design, and development of editorial and event content. She frequently speaks and leads panel discussions at industry events. She joined SharedXpertise in 2009 as associate editor, then re-envisioned the magazine’s digital presence as online editor, and now is at the helm of all editorial products.
Andrew Brown
Strategic Global RPO Manager
As Lumesse’ Strategic RPO Manager, Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in the Talent Management technology space. Supporting a global base of outsourcing partners, Andrew has keenly observed a shift in the technology landscape driven by ever changing recruitment demands. He is passionate about supporting his partners, ensuring they have all the tools they need to continue innovating and evolving their services.
Jonathan Brown
Managing Director, EMEA Talent Acquisition Solutions
Korn Ferry Futurestep
Jonathan Brown is Managing Director, EMEA Talent Acquisition Solutions, based in the firm’s London office. Jonathan is responsible for Futurestep’s RPO, Projects and Consulting Services & Operations across EMEA, including all onsite teams and Talent Delivery Centres. Prior to this role Mr. Brown was VP, Global Solutions with a focus on ensuring the design, implementation and continuous improvement (CI) of best-practice Talent Acquisition solutions on a global basis. He was also responsible for Futurestep’s Talent Acquisition Advisory Consulting team, which provides clients with diagnostic, benchmarking and consulting services. During this time Jonathan designed and implemented a number of global and regional RPO solutions, as well as rolled out the CI initiative globally. Mr. Brown’s first role with Futurestep in 2011, was EMEA RPO Operations Director where he was responsible for operational performance in key Futurestep EMEA clients.
Elliot Clark
CEO, SharedXpertise, Publisher HRO Today Global
Elliot Clark is CEO of SharedXpertise, owners of CR, HRO, FAO magazines, conferences and online properties. As COO of Kenexa, a leading HR outsourcing provider, Clark helped take the company public and served as the company’s chief compliance officer and de-facto CRO. Clark holds a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Antonio Climent
VP Human Resources EMEAA
Laureate International Universities
As Vice President of Human Resources for the EMEAA Region, Antonio Climent provides HR strategic and operational support to the senior management and HR teams to ensure the organization achieves its goals in 15 countries.
Mojca Domiter
Corporate HR Executive Director
Atlantic Grupa
Mojca Domiter has graduated Psychology at the University of Rijeka and completed Executive MBA studies at Cotrugli Business School in Zagreb. During her career she received a number of additional trainings in leadership and management. She has rich experience in the field of human resource management, particularly in segments such as employee development, reward systems, selection, strategic planning, talent management and change management. Mrs. Domiter achieved exceptional resultsin terms of rapid growth and organizational change. She gained her experience in multiple industries, from telecom, pharmaceutical and FMCG, and in the last six years in the group responsible for the HRM function that covers the international markets with a focus on the SEE and the CIS region.
Jo-Ann Feely
Sector Managing Director, Investment Banking
Alexander Mann Solutions
With over 20 years’ experience in talent acquisition and management, Jo-Ann is a global board director for Alexander Mann Solutions, with responsibility for the Investment Banking sector. Jo-Ann is a passionate supporter of the global Irish business community and an advocate to ensure women fulfill their potential in their careers and broader lives. She is deeply involved in how organisations can increase competitive advantage and shareholder value through talent acquisition and management. As a board director, Jo-Ann is directly involved in the strategic planning and leadership of Alexander Mann Solutions to build and manage strategic relationships by sector with current and potential clients across the globe. Previously, she worked in the US and Europe as a corporate talent acquisition professional for Marchfirst (formerly Whittman-Hart) - a global branding, technology and strategy consulting firm.
Kelly Gaffney Oleszkiewicz
RPO Program Manager
Kelly Gaffney is an RPO Program Manager at LinkedIn. Kelly partners with RPO providers and their corporate clients to execute on complex global talent acquisition strategies. As a founding member of the RPO Program at LinkedIn, Kelly also works internally to ensure LinkedIn solutions align with the unique needs of the RPO industry.

Kelly has been with LinkedIn for over 5 years and provides a valuable perspective on how organizations can leverage the expansive network and workforce data to win the war for talent. Having partnered with small businesses to global enterprise organizations, she has advised clients on to hire, market, and sell using the power of social media.

Outside of the office, Kelly is a barre fitness instructor and enjoys staying active. She currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband.
Oscar González
Human Resources Director
Azkoyen Group

Oscar leads the definition and effective implementation of organizational and human resources management methodologies and best practices and policies that help to attract, keep and develop talent in Azkoyen Group, contributing to the company’s success and business results. Within this multinational company, he leads strategies in change management, leverages diversity, and seeks synergies within the Group to develop a team-building approach that motivates, commits and aligns employees to corporate goals. Oscar has worked in HR for 16 years and has consistently sought commitment from senior management to develop employees and managers to better the business and create an enjoyable work environment.

Leatham Green
Director - People and Change
Peter Hart CRP
Chief Executive Officer
As Rideau’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter has brought over 40 years of recognition strategy and thought leadership to the human capital landscape. As a recognition pioneer, Peter spearheads the vision of integrating recognition as a definable, measurable process that makes an impact on employee engagement, retention and performance. As an artist, Peter channels all of the emotions and natural resources in his surroundings. His art is an actualization of a state of being.
Tim Jones
Global Head of RPO and Partner Consultancy
Tim has worked with outsourcing customers of Lumesse for the past 11 years. He’s a recruitment technology Geek - enjoying the satisfaction customers receive when they bring order to complexity and automate previously labour intensive services. Previously working in corporate recruiting setting up shared services teams Tim now works with Lumesse’s RPO and MSP customers to ensure that Lumesse technology is well deployed and meeting its ROI. He lives and works in the UK.
Oz Kemal
Managing Director, UK & Ireland

Since joining the Agile·1 team in 2012, Oz Kemal has played an important role in the company’s growth in the UK & Ireland. Joining as Account Director for the CH2M Hill contingent labour programme, Oz was instrumental in managing projects across EMEA. His success led to him to lead all the company’s client relationships as Client Services Director, before taking his current position as Agile·1’s Managing Director for UK and Ireland. In his current role, Oz oversees all the company’s operations in the region including business development and programme management.  Oz majored in marketing with European business law at the University of Hertfordshire. His professional certifications included CIMA, CIPS (Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) and he is a Six Sigma specialist.

Julian Ladd
Global Head of Sales and Account Management
Julian Ladd is Global Head of Sales and Account Management at WCN. Having joined in May 2016, he brings a wealth of knowledge in sales leadership and human capital management having worked at businesses such as Monster, Right Management and G4S. Hailing from the small market town of Godalming, Julian is married with two sons and when not leading the WCN sales team excels as an endurance athlete who revels in Ironman contests and was a Marathon des Sables finisher. 

He is an experienced leader of high performing customer facing teams and is responsible for contributing to the firm’s overall business growth strategy, overseeing business partnerships and sales, and increasing offerings to both existing and new clients. Julian’s recruitment expertise goes back 14 years when he worked in the HR team at a high street retailer and he has spent all but two of the intervening years working in recruitment and outplacement.
Ms. Joanne Marshall
Director of HR & OD
University of Bradford
Joanne Marshall was appointed as Director of Human Resources and OD at the University of Bradford in December 2013. She oversees the University’s Human Resources, Organisational Development and Health, Safety and Wellbeing Services and is passionate about people. Her aim is to provide first class, supportive and innovative professional leadership, expertise and services to help drive delivery of the University’s mission, objectives and business plan. Joanne has worked in Human Resources within both the private and public sectors, for over 18 years and is originally from a nursing background, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to support Bradford in its transformation agenda. In 2009, Joanne was awarded NHS HR Director of the year Award for role model/contribution to the profession. Previously the Director of Organisational Culture Development at NHS England, she developed and lead on a number of national OD programmes aimed at creating and supporting a new culture in order to sustain the achievement of the national priorities and objectives of NHS England. Prior to this she was the Executive Director of Workforce & OD Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust where her portfolio included, Strategic HR, Organisational Development, Learning & Development, Communications & Engagement and Corporate Services. Joanne also led the equality & diversity agenda as both Director of Human Resources & OD at Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Director of Workforce & OD at Lancashire Care FT. During her time at Lancashire Care, the Trust became a Beacon site as an Equality & Diversity partner in the NHS and won an award for its work on E&D in 2012. In May 2015 the University HR Team won the 2015 National UHR (University’s Human Resources) Award for ‘Exceptional HR’ and the service is also a finalist in the 2015 CIPD HR Team of the Year (Public Sector) – the results of which will be known in September 2015. She is also currently the Vice president for HPMA (Healthcare People Management Association), a school governor and the Director of a local drama group for children aged 8 – 18. Joanne is married and lives on a working farm with her husband and two children.
Brad Miller
Global Account Manager
Brad Miller is a Global Account Manager at LinkedIn. Brad executes the go-to-market sales strategy which encompasses all of LinkedIn’s solutions, including sales, marketing, talent acquisition, data and employee engagement. He is responsible for LinkedIn’s largest customers globally and works with executives to interact with LinkedIn’s 600M+ members at scale.

Brad brings 14 years of expertise in using workforce data to help organizations sell, market, and acquire top talent. He leverages an in-depth understanding of hiring trends and workforce behavior to effectively meet client needs and deliver results. He has served in a variety of other global sales roles during his 14-year tenure in the recruitment industry.

Brad is a USAF veteran and avid flyer, holding a commercial pilot’s license with multiple ratings from the FAA. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and coaching their son’s soccer team. Brad holds a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from The University of Illinois – Champaign.
Draza Zachary Misko
Global VP and Executive Director
HRO Today Services and Technology Association
Zachary has experience working with Fortune 500 clients throughout the world to develop and implement innovative talent management and HR solutions within a company. Zachary currently manages a global association of HR and Workforce Executives in the US, EMEA and APAC regions. Prior to joining SharedXpertise in 2014, Zachary held both Provider and Practitioner roles in Human Resources. Zachary was a global Vice President at KellyOCG, managed Human Resource functions at a world-wide leader in Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Promega Corp, Madison, WI, and was employed as the Sr. Training Manager for Lands’ End, Dodgeville, WI.
Jo Mosley
HR Director
The Salvation Army UK
As HR Director at The Salvation Army, Jo is responsible for the 4,500 employees who support the vital work of the army delivering services to people across the UK from homelessness and older peoples services to anti human trafficking, and the mission services of the 1000 Salvation Army officers and 700 churches. Jo became Director in May and is currently building a people strategy for the organisation and is looking at innovative work around upskilling and empowering of managers, a pay and grading review, end to end process mapping, recruitment and onboarding to the ethos and values of the army and improved engagement. Jo is also continuing her drive to embed diversity and inclusion across the organisation.
Jan Mueller
Managing Director, Talent Acquisition Solutions, EMEA
Korn Ferry Futurestep
Jan Mueller is Futurestep’s Managing Director, Talent Acquisition Solutions for the EMEA region. A member of Korn Ferry’s global leadership team, he has a joint responsibility for the overall business, as well as for driving growth and expansion in the region. With over 18 years’ experience in international recruitment, Mr. Mueller has held a number of managerial positions for leading HR consulting and talent acquisition companies. His expertise spans executive search, strategic talent acquisition and outsourcing. Before moving into large-scale recruitment solutions, he lead the Executive Search business for a German talent acquisition boutique, delivering strategic assignments for Technology and Industry clients. Mr. Mueller was also Country Manager Germany for an international HR services group. Mr. Mueller has built and managed large-scale recruitment solutions across EMEA for some of the biggest global IT firms and works with clients regarding their recruitment needs across all sectors. Building on the understanding of how talent strategy aligns to the business strategy, he works with clients to develop tailored solutions, providing ongoing support to help meet their business objectives. A fluent German and English speaker, Mr. Mueller holds a Diploma in Sociology from Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.
Seb O'Connell
Managing Director, Europe & APAC
Managing Director of Europe and Asia Pacific and a member of the Cielo Global Executive Team, Seb O’Connell challenges the accepted norms of RPO and plays a key role in shaping the strategic direction of this global RPO leader. He is passionate about truly understanding the roots of the challenges facing Talent Acquisition - and also the ambitions of his clients. His analytical approach has resulted in his status as Cielo’s Global Executive Team sponsor of Total Talent Acquisition. 

Seb’s enthusiasm for rapid and robust transformational change is evidenced within his own organisation as under his leadership Cielo has opened additional offices in Budapest, Singapore, Manchester and Manila in the last two years. Working with his colleagues across the globe, Seb ensures analytics and technology are at the core of Cielo’s ground-breaking operating model. 

Seb is frequently quoted in the media and is a highly regarded speaker at conferences and seminars.
Vincent O'Donoghue
Vincent began his career as an Assistant Director on some low-budget horror movies and boasts an IMDB listing whenever anyone will listen to him. You may have missed some of his early work on such classics as "A Very Unlucky Leprechaun", "Warlock 3" and "Knocking on Deaths Door" but as rewarding as low budget horror movies can be, a career change made sense and he moved into Sales Management positions within the ICT industry with Esat and British Telecom in Ireland and then Digicel in the Caribbean. On returning to Ireland, he established Select People alongside Johnny Campbell, offering recruitment services to the offshore financial services industry. Spotting a need for recruiters to fully understand the potential of the web and social media Vincent and Johnny established SocialTalent in November 2010 providing Sourcing/Internet Recruitment training to both in-house and agency recruiters worldwide. To date the company has trained over 15,000 recruiters in over 80 countries via their online training platform. Social Talent are headquartered in Dublin but Vincent refuses to move there preferring the relative calm of Cork City!
Alex Onoufriou
Client Service Director, RPO
Korn Ferry Futurestep
Alex joined Futurestep as a Client Services Director bringing with him 20 years of experience of both in-house and RPO operations as well as a track record of successful delivery in both Recruitment & HR roles. He commenced his career with Pfizer as an HR Generalist before specializing in Recruitment & Talent Acquisition in 2002. After seven successful years overseeing two company acquisitions and building a new Resourcing function, Alex moved to Motorola as a Recruitment Manager for EMEA before joining the Adecco Group as a Client Director successfully managing RPOs across Technology & Financial Services sectors working with clients such as Cisco Systems, IBM and State Street Bank. His final role at Adecco was that of Head of Recruitment & Diversity, where he developed a new in-house Recruitment function, driving Adecco’s diversity strategy and working closely with the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) on their sourcing and diversity challenges in the ramp-up to the 2012 Games in London. Alex more recently took up a role with Lloyds Banking Group as Head of Specialist Resourcing where he spent four years enhancing their Recruitment function before becoming Group Head of Resourcing at Vodafone, managing a complex global Talent Acquisition function with primary locations across UK, Germany & US.
Kimberly Padley
Digital Content Curator
Kimberly Padley is a production and research professional at Weave, a leading provider of automated, AI-powered publishing and storytelling solutions that helps businesses deliver extremely rich, personalized and measurable content experiences to attract, engage and retain candidates and talent. Previously, Kimberly was a member of the content team at Zomato. She graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a BA in Sociology and is continuing her education in UX design. After immersing herself in the Seattle tech scene, Kimberly developed a passion for AI, machine learning and visual storytelling. As an integral member of the Weave team, she is focused on bringing the Weave Talent Solutions offering to the human resources and talent acquisition markets.
Peter Reilly
Edinburgh Napier Institute for Leadership and Management Practice
Peter Reilly is an Associate of the Edinburgh Napier Institute for Leadership and Management Practice, having been Director of Research and Consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies for ten years. He joined IES in 1995 after a 16 year career with Shell where he held various HR posts in the UK and abroad covering both generalist and specialist roles, including ones in career management. He is the author of several books and many articles on HR management. Peter has a first degree in politics and history from Cambridge University and a Masters from University of Kent in politics and government.
Steve Richardson CRP
Former Director, Recognition Programs
RBC Financial
As a champion of the recognition industry for over 30 years, Steve Richardson has touched the lives of thousands with his passion and dedication to making employees at every level understand the concepts and validity of a quality employee recognition program. Steve believes without a doubt in the power of employee recognition, and has worked tirelessly for decades to make sure the employees of RBC feel appreciated and valued. Steve’s dedication to the recognition industry is relentless. He is a past president and longest serving board member of Recognition Professionals International, which also recognized him as Recognition Champion with the Pamela Sabin Award. Earlier this year, Steve was also named as a HRO Super Star by HRO Today magazine. Steve is a 37-year employee of RBC and founded RBC Performance, a comprehensive, three-dimensional employee recognition program that touches more than 80,000 RBC employees. RBC is one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. It is one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services, and capital markets products and services on a global basis. Its employees serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries.
Charles A. Scherbaum PhD
Chief Analytics Officer
Dr. Charles A. Scherbaum is an expert in analytics, talent assessment, performance management, and employee research. He is an associate professor of psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York. Charles leads the research, analytics and benchmarking for Rideau’s Vistance Analytics & Prescriptive Learning solution and uses statistical and analytical data to gain insights into the social and fiscal benefits of a carefully executed recognition strategy. A part of the Rideau Recognition Solutions team since 2007, Charles consults with Rideau and its clients on analytics and workforce metrics. His specialized expertise draws from his vast background and research in human capital. Charles received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio University.
Julie Sharp
Head of Group HR
Bank of Ireland
Julie Sharp joined Bank of Ireland as Head of Group Human Resources on 14 June 2010. Julie is Australian and brings diverse HR experience to the Group, gained in several different companies including ING where she more recently worked. Julie held a number of senior HR positions with ING, ranging from Regional HR Director, Australia, to Regional Head of HR & Board Member, Hong Kong, ING Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for 17,000 employees, covering Investment Management, Insurance and Real Estate. After 10 years working with ING, Julie moved to Ireland with her family where she has been engaged in consulting assignments over the past year. Prior to IMG, Julie was the HR Director for Citibank Australia and Arthur Anderson. Julie holds an MBA in International Business Management from Charles Stuart University, having previously graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology.
Ben Slater
VP Growth
Ben Slater is VP Growth at Beamery, the new standard in Recruitment CRM & Marketing software. He also sits on the EMEA board for the Candidate Experience Awards, an organization dedicated to improving the application experience for candidates.
Mark Smith
EMEA Recruitment Manager (BTS Corp,SeSu & TRMS)
Amazon UK
Andrew Stephenson
Group People Director
Andrew is the Group People Director at Lookers plc, one of the UK’s leading Automotive Dealer Groups, having joined in May 2016. He is responsible for the HR function and people agenda for over 8500 employees across areas in the UK and Ireland. Since Andrew joined Lookers the company has unveiled a new employee proposition including 12 month maternity pay, enhanced holidays and critical illness cover for all. The business has been named as one of the UK’s Top Employers for 2017.  

Prior to this Andrew spent 7 years at DFS Furniture plc as Group HR and Property Director. During that time the company added over 1500 new jobs via increased UK manufacturing and over 40 new stores, expanded into 3 new countries, raised over £6.5m for charity through recycling sofas and delivered over 800 nationally recognised qualifications to its employees. Andrew also led a cultural transformation that led the company to be recognised as one of the UK’s Best Employers and won numerous awards for its outstanding customer experience.
Yvette Stortz
VP of HR, Northern Europe
Schneider Electric

Yvette is currently the HR Leader for Northern Europe at Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €24.7 billion in FY2016, Schneider Electric’s 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and processes in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. She has been with the organization for the past 16 years and most recently lead the Global Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding activities for the organization. Yvette transformed the talent acquisition function at Schneider Electric and has positioned the organization as an Employer of Choice, most recently being named by LinkedIn as one of the “Top 25 Companies Where the World Wants to Work.” Yvette is the recipient of the “HRO Today 2016 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year” award in the for-profit category and her Twitter account was named among the “Top 7 Twitter Accounts Every Recruiter Should Start Following in 2017.” Originally from Germany, she has lived and worked in the United States, France and Denmark.

Nigel Sullivan
Chief People Officer
Charlotte Sword
Global Head of HR
Foster + Partners
A commercial HR Director with 20 years cross sector experience. Charlotte is a Partner and sits on Foster + Partners’ management board. She is the Global Head of HR. Charlotte has experience in various industries including professional services, investment, construction and technology. Charlotte is responsible for implementing all HR strategies including building a commercially focused HR team, developing and implementing the strategic people agenda across multiple locations and influencing senior stakeholders. She is also responsible for the full range of HR functions including learning and development, resourcing, employee relations, reward, global mobility, organisation design and change management. Charlotte earned her degree at Oxford Brookes and regularly speaks at events and forums on Women in Business, Global Mobility and Diversity.
Mr. Arne-Christian van der Tang
I was an HR school drop out in the early nineties and very deliberately chose a career in commercial and operational management roles through which I arrived at a Texan freight forwarding organization. The years of line management gave me a different perspective on HR and organizational effectiveness, aligning HR to company and end-user objectives in a pragmatic manner. Years later I was HR director for EMEA for the same company, and stayed true to my can-do and no-nonsense approach to organizational challenges. After 11 years with this company, now CEVA logistics, I moved to TomTom. Realizing that my entire career was with one company, I agreed to a much lower position as HR manager for their customer care unit. When a year on the job, I was promoted to be a member of the consumer management board. I’ve been heading the global HR team since early 2014 and we have embarked on a change path with a clear strategy, relentless ambition and pragmatism.
Denise Willett
Senior Director
Achievers EMEA
As Senior Director, Achievers EMEA, Denise is focused on helping our clients build successful recognition programs that align with strategic business objectives. Since 2012, she has had the opportunity to lead and develop a fantastic team of Customer Success Managers and partner with many diverse, global organizations who share her passion for creating a work environment committed to employee recognition and engagement. Denise has over 16 years of experience working with large enterprise, global organizations. Prior to joining Achievers, she spent 13 years at IBM, where she specialised in technology services. Denise holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada.
John Wilson
John Wilson is the founder and CEO of WilsonHCG. He has spent more than a decade building WilsonHCG into the premier global talent solutions provider. John continues to redefine the RPO model, with a strong focus on building better companies and improving the bottom line through customizable recruitment solutions and value-add services. This revolutionary approach has allowed John to develop WilsonHCG into a true partner for clients’ talent programs. 

John’s hands-on leadership has been instrumental in driving WilsonHCG’s growth every year since its inception. Likewise, his approach has enriched the company’s culture by inspiring employees to harness their own interests. John regularly consults Fortune 500 business leaders on a range of human capital topics, including talent acquisition, diversity recruitment and leadership, employment branding, talent communities, strategic workforce planning, leadership development and succession management. He routinely participates and is a featured speaker at conferences, and his work has been recognized with multiple awards including Profiles in Diversity Journal’s CEO Leadership in Action and HRO Today’s Superstars.
Michael Yinger
Global Leader of Growth and Strategy
Michael Yinger, Global Leader of Growth and Strategy at PeopleScout, is responsible for global sales results and organizational strategy. Michael has delivered positive results, dealt with senior level clients and established efficient organizations in a number of different industries. He is well versed in current enterprise-wide technologies and is capable of managing technical as well as strategic initiatives. Before joining PeopleScout, Michael was a Global RPO Delivery Lead at Aon Hewitt, responsible for the delivery of RPO services to multiple global clients. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.