The Global Board of Advisors is comprised of industry executives in HR practitioner, provider, and advisor roles. The board includes three work groups that are segmented by regional geography: North America group, EMEA group, and APAC group. Each group has 10 – 20 members who represent a variety of industries and roles to ensure a cross-functional team with a good breadth of knowledge and experience.
To learn more about serving as a Board Advisor, please contact Wendy Metzgar, Director of Membership Services, at email@example.com.
Head of Business Advisory Services
Managing Director – ASEAN
Futurestep, a Korn Ferry Company
Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Our nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions.
Futurestep is the global recruitment solutions division of Korn Ferry which delivers professional talent with impact. Our specialties are: Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Professional Search, Project Based Recruitment, Talent Consulting Services, Talent Communications & Employer Branding, Talent Communities.
To learn more, visit www.kornferry.com/futurestep
Vice President and Regional Director
Founding Partner and Principal Consultant
Flame Centre partners with clients to create great institutions that work for all. Our vision is to unleash potential and possibilities of individuals and organizations through partnership. Our Expertise are in the following areas: Engagement and Retention, Career Development, Flawless Consulting, Performance Management, East/West Partnership, and Curriculum Design. Flame Centre is an organization development consulting and training practice with offices in Singapore and China. Our partners include Peter Block’s company, Designed Learning, which specializes in Flawless Consulting, and Career Systems International, a pioneer in career development and talent engagement solutions. With our team of consultants and facilitators in Singapore, China and Malaysia, we have served many multi-national corporations and government organizations in the Asia Pacific region since 2004.
Vice President, Asia Pacific
Allegis Global Solutions
HRO Today Consultant
HRO Today Consultant
SharedXpertise Media, LLC
Head of HR Planning and Info Systems UK
Leonardo MW Ltd
Darren is Head of HR Planning and Info Systems UK at Leonardo, a leading European Defence Company and part of the Finmeccanica Group. Responsible for governance of HR Outsource provision in the UK, he has led the contract negotiations with numerous suppliers, and has recently completed the transition of the full HR and Payroll service to a new provider, and widened the scope to provide payroll services for the entire Finmeccanica UK group.
Outside of work Darren is a District Manager for St John Ambulance, the UK’s leading First Aid Charity, and is responsible for 1,500 volunteers delivering first aid and ambulance cover at events across Essex.
“I have served on the Advisory Board for many years, and currently chair the EMEA Buyers Group. Being on the Board provides fantastic opportunities to share knowledge and experience, and promote best practice in the industry – bring buyers, suppliers and advisors together in a way no other forum provides.”
Head of Business Advisory Services Europe
Information Services Group, Inc. (ISG), founded in 2006, successively acquired TPI (the world’s leading data and advisory firm in global sourcing) in 2007 and Compass (the premier independent global provider of business and information technology benchmarking, performance improvement, data and analytics services) to create a new leader in the fast-growing information-based services industry.
ISG Business Advisory Services (BAS) supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services.
The Head of Business Advisory Services is in charge of developing the BAS services across Europe, by insuring ISG clients get the best results from fine-tuned market offerings and value propositions. He leverages the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience of global leadership in information and advisory services.
Global Account Director
Korn FerryRead more
Caroline has over 14 years RPO experience working with global clients in the Life Sciences, IT, Pharmaceutical, and Technology sectors. Before Caroline joined Korn Ferry as a Global Account Director within the Life Sciences specialization, she worked for IBM (previously Kenexa) as Operations Director, where her portfolio of global accounts grew extensively during her 6-year tenure. She was instrumental in helping her clients embed complex multi-country RPO operations whilst working with them to build a strategy to evolve the service over time.
Key accountabilities have been designing and implementing global teams and solutions, with the ultimate objective to reduce cost and time of hire whilst maintaining a high level of quality of service for all clients. TUPE and ARD projects have been a leading factor with Caroline’s portfolio, and she was the SME in this space for IBM RPO.
Caroline’s personal passion is diversity and inclusion which started at Microsoft when she was the Diversity Lead for the UK. During this time she implemented initiatives to retain and attract senior females into the business, and even today her legacy lives on in the CWT network which pulls together 6 leading technology companies in the UK to meet every 6 months to share best practices.
Ms. Buckingham holds a Business & Human Resource Bachelors Degree from University of Central Lancashire.
Executive Director for EMEA RPO
Allegis Global Solutions
HR Outsourcing Principal Research Analyst
Founded in 1998, NelsonHall is the industry’s leading BPO and outsourcing analyst firm. NelsonHall’s disciplined evidence-based methodology facilitates accurate decision-making through timely access to current and objective marketplace information.
NelsonHall works closely with its clients to create a value based relationship based on its unrivalled outsourcing knowledge to act as a trusted advisor, providing answers and making business sense of the complexity and challenges faced by both service buyers and service providers within the global outsourcing market.
Operations Manager Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Senior Vice President
Strategic, future-focused leader, passionate about high-value human capital solutions that deliver to the business plan and create competitive advantage. Work with Clients to create ambitious talent acquisition solutions that truly reflect their culture and employer brands and create a measurable link between the talent acquisition strategy and the overall business plan.
Darren started his career in the late 1990’s within one of the first onsite recruitment process outsourcing solutions in the European region at the investment bank Goldman Sachs. Since then, Darren has seen how the evolution of RPO solutions can deliver true value to clients throughout the past two decades. An inspirational visionary of how a client’s requirements can be met through RPO solutions, Darren leads one of the most knowledgeable delivery teams in the industry. He is a sought-after speaker and thought-leader in RPO, degree-educated at London Guildhall University, and is an expert in the global delivery of RPO solutions across the world.
As HR Director at The Salvation Army, Jo Mosley 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. Mosley 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. She is also continuing her drive to embed diversity and inclusion across the organisation.
VP of Client Solutions
Sevenstep is a global leader in recruitment outsourcing, providing true talent acquisition wins and business performance gains for enterprise clients across six continents. With delivery centers around the world, Sevenstep is a non-stop recruiting force delivering a powerful suite of outsourced talent solutions, including enterprise, project, blended, data analytics and employer branding and talent attraction. With an unbounded approach, Sevenstep unleashes the possibilities of talent and trusted partnerships.
Global Head, Financial Services
HRO Research Director
Gary Bragar is the HR Outsourcing Research Director at NelsonHall where he has global responsibility for HRO. Gary joined NelsonHall in April 2007 after gaining extensive HR management experience at AT&T. In this key role, Gary assists both buy-side and vendor organizations in assessing the opportunities and supplier capability across HRO, including for learning, recruitment, payroll, benefits, and multi-process HRO.
In his last job assignment at AT&T, Gary was a member of the AT&T governance team responsible for managing the service delivery of AT&T’s major Human Resources and Payroll services BPO contract with Aon Human Capital Services. Gary helped forge the strong partnership and as such AT&T and Aon were selected as “HRO Relationship of the Year.” Gary’s prior operational experience at AT&T included: Learning, Recruiting, Benefits Administration, Compensation, HR Transformation, HRIT and Employee Programs for AT&T International.
Gary has published numerous articles, conducted numerous webcasts and presented at many conferences in the U.S. and Europe on various outsourcing topics.
Head of Global Talent Solutions and Operations
Director in the HR practice, with a focus on talent management, RPO, and HR technology. Assist clients with strategic assessments, Future State Delivery Model design, RFP and supplier selection, and contracting and renewals.
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.
Gate Group North America
Mr. DeKenipp is a Marine Corps veteran, business executive, philanthropist, and former elected official in Loudoun County, VA. Bringing nearly 20 years of leadership experience, DeKenipp has developed and managed budgets in excess of $1B annually and actively serves as the Regional Director for Gate Group North America and Chairman for GuerrillaRecruit.com.
Prior to Gate Group, DeKenipp supported mission critical programs for the Department of State, Department of Defense, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, and the Intelligence Community.
From complex domestic programs to firsthand on the ground experience in support Operation Iraqi Freedom, DeKenipp has been named to numerous awards including recognition as a 40 Under 40 Business and Community Leader in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a nominee for the Department of Defense Freedom Award.
DeKenipp resides on his family farm in Maryland where he serves on numerous boards where he promotes community growth initiatives through advocacy and philanthropic efforts.
Vice President – Client Services
Vice President, Enterprise Sales Solutions
Vanessa Janus is Yoh’s Vice President of Enterprise Solutions responsible for leading total workforce solutions and go to market strategy across Yoh Enterprise Solutions, as well as driving net new Managed Service Provider, Managed Services Advisory, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Direct Sourcing/Contingent RPO and Enterprise Account Program solutions, while advising on short and long-term program roadmap and evolution.
With more than 20 years of workforce solutions strategy and management experience, she has been with Yoh since 2012. She previously served as the Vice President of Strategic Accounts, and was responsible for leading client account management, innovation and program evolution and growth to ensure best in class program excellence for Managed Services and Recruitment Process Outsourcing solutions. She has also served as a Strategic Accounts Director that partnered with key Managed Services clients while focusing on strategic global oversight and direction.
Vice President, Business Development
Focused on customer development for companies that desire to outsource the talent acquisition function, whether for permanent, contingent or contract staff, through recruitment process outsourcing solutions and managed service programs.
President, Strategic Workforce Solutions
Dan White, President of Strategic Workforce Solutions for AMN Healthcare, is responsible for business development of the full spectrum of AMN’s healthcare workforce solutions, including the industry-leading Managed Services Programs (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Enterprise Labor Management, and our Strategic Accounts and Client Marketing teams.
Dan brings over 25 years of professional experience in recruitment, staffing, product marketing and management, software development, executive leadership and venture capital. As an industry pioneer and veteran, Dan is responsible for leading AMN’s top-ranked Managed Services Provider (MSP) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) businesses, while reshaping the way AMN delivers its workforce solutions to its diverse client base.
Dan possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and has a proven track record of building innovative products to solve gaps in the marketplace, and implementing large scale MSP and RPO programs at companies including Convergys Corporation, IBM and Adecco. He founded SkillSet Software in 1993 and has continued to build his career through sales and operational leadership roles across the industry.
Dan is also a recognized industry spokesman, speaking regularly on the topic of workforce lifecycle management, recruitment best practices, human resources systems design and talent optimization, among others.
Dan received his BBA in Accounting from the University of San Diego in 1985. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Liz, and has two children.
John Wilson is the founder and CEO of WilsonHCG. WilsonHCG is a top global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and human capital consulting firm. He has spent more than a decade building WilsonHCG into a premier global RPO provider. John’s commitment to bringing innovation to the RPO industry has made him a respected authority in the HR community. He regularly consults business leaders on a range of human capital topics. They include talent acquisition, diversity leadership and employment branding. In addition, he contributes to talent communities, workforce planning, millennial recruitment and employee engagement. Retention is also another area of expertise for him. He is regularly featured in industry media. John’s hands-on leadership has been instrumental in driving growth every year since the company’s inception. Connect with John via Twitter and LinkedIn.
Chief Marketing Officer
Kristen Wright is the Chief Marketing Officer for the global RPO firm Cielo. Cielo is a market leader that serves more than 100 clients across 68 countries. In this executive leadership role, she owns responsibility for enabling the company’s record growth and establishing its reputation in the market as an innovative authority on talent acquisition strategies. Kristen directly oversees lead generation, branding, public relations, internal communications, digital marketing, sales enablement and client advocacy for the organization’s four international regions. She is also the executive sponsor of Cielo’s social business transformation initiative.
In her nearly 20 years as a brand educator and evangelist in the human capital management industry, Kristen has experience in sales and marketing. She has had leadership roles with industry giants (ManpowerGroup) and technology start-ups (Provade). She was named a 2014 HRO Superstar by HRO Today Magazine for the award-winning rebrand of Pinstripe & Ochre House to Cielo. Kristen is a recognized leader in B2B marketing excellence. She is frequently sought to share her expertise in evolving the function from a cost center to revenue-generating.
Kristen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in French. In addition, she also has a Master of Science degree in Management and International Business. She earned her degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She resides in Menomonee Falls, WI with her husband and two children. Connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.