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Convergence 2016 Speakers

Adam Miller

Founder & CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand

Adam Miller is the founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. Since starting the company in 1999, Miller has led Cornerstone through nearly 14 years of consecutive growth, transforming it into one of the world's leading Software-as-a-Service companies. Cornerstone has been recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing companies by Deloitte, Inc. magazine and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Miller recently was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award winner. He also was named the Southern California Technology Association's CEO of the Year in 2009.

Mark Goldin

Chief Technology Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand

As Chief Technology Officer for Cornerstone OnDemand, Mark Goldin is responsible for building and directing the company's technology strategy, which will allow the organization to scale effectively and efficiently in the midst of rapid growth. In this role, Goldin oversees application architecture, development, quality assurance and technology operations while leading a world-class team of engineers to assure Cornerstone's continued excellence in providing innovative and feature-rich talent management software Goldin joins the Cornerstone team with more than 15 years of experience as a Chief Technology Officer leading high growth companies to market leadership positions through technology-driven strategies.

Kirsten Helvey

Chief Operating Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kirsten Maas Helvey has an extensive background in the implementation of hosted and internal enterprise software applications. Helvey is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the client experience with Cornerstone OnDemand. She provides project management experience as well as process improvement expertise, and is responsible for effectively implementing and integrating Cornerstone OnDemand's Talent Management Suite using best-of-breed methodology developed from client best practices. Helvey has used her expertise to develop and grow Cornerstone's global Consulting Services organization.

John Abrahamson

Senior Manager for HR Technology, Time Warner Cable

John Abrahamson is a Senior Manager for HR Technology at Time Warner Cable. John leads a diverse team of analysts around the country that are responsible for managing the daily support and configurations of the Performance, Talent and Learning clouds for CSOD. John has a significant background in designing innovative learning content and years of virtual and classroom facilitation. John is a published author of adult historical fiction novels and children chapter book series. John is also a motivational speaker and advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. John resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Molly and his children Caleb, Jack and Olivia.

Chris Albright

Training Team Lead, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Chris Albright is a Training Team Lead on the Cornerstone University team. She started with CSOD 3 years ago and has over 10 years of experience in Training, Organizational Development, and Human Resources in the Wholesale/Retail, Food Service, Banking, and Pharmaceutical industries. Chris earned her Master’s Degree in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Toya Allen

Direct, Client Success Services, Cornerstone OnDemand

Toya Allen is a Director of Client Success at Cornerstone. She is passionate about collaborating with clients on their talent management strategy and maximizing their Cornerstone solutions to realize their organization’s potential. Toya has over 15 years of Human Resource and Operational Leadership experience focused on the strategic enablement of people.

Levent Arabaci

EVP, Chief Human Resource Officer, Hitachi America Ltd.

Levent Arabaci has over 20 years of experience in management and currently serves as the EVP of Human Resources at Hitachi Ltd. and EVP and CHRO for Hitachi America Ltd. Levent is responsible for driving and executing the HR vision and strategy for Hitachi Ltd. worldwide. Prior to Hitachi Ltd., Levent held senior level positions at Hitachi Data Systems, Cisco Systems Inc., Nestle, and Pepsi Co. in multiple functions such as operations, finance, internal audit and primarily human resources. His unique background brings a business acumen that is unusual among human resources professionals. Levent holds a Master’s degree in General Management from the University of Istanbul, and a MBA in Marketing from the California State University, San Bernardino. He is a member of various advisory boards and earned awards and recognition for the work he has produced in various positions during his career. The awards include the Best Plan Effectiveness in 2002, and the Best Use of Technology in 2003 from the Global Equity Organization (GEO) for the systems and programs he designed in the field of compensation. He also received the "Global HR Leadership" award from the Asia Pacific HRM Congress in 2008 for his contribution to the HR field and exemplary leadership in the global landscape. In May 2009, Levent has received the “Functional Excellence in HR” from the HR Symposium in the Silicon Valley for the work he produced in the areas of HR Shared Services and business partnership. During Levent’s tenure, Hitachi Data Systems was recognized as the best place to work in 2009, 2010, and 2012. In addition, HDS was listed on the Fortune 100 “Best Companies to Work For” in 2012, and was recognized as the top 40 “Best Companies for Leaders” in 2012.

Mike Baker

Learning Technologies Manager, Bank of North Carolina/BNC Bank

Mike Baker is the Learning Technologies Manager for the Bank of North Carolina/BNC Bank. He is responsible for the development and implementation of all learning events delivered to the bank’s employees using technology. His experience includes the analysis, design and development of online training, job aids and activities, the selection and implementation of talent management systems, video production and graphic design.

Katie Ballantyne

Director, Client Success Services, Cornerstone OnDemand

Katie Ballantyne is a Director of Client Success at Cornerstone. She is passionate about collaborating with clients on their talent management strategy and maximizing their Cornerstone solutions to realize their organization’s potential. Katie has 12 years of Talent Management experience focused in organizational culture and development.

Susan Baum

Instructional Designer, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Susan Baum joined the Cornerstone University team three years ago as an Instructional Designer, combining imagination and technical skill to turn new learning concepts from ideas to reality. Now part of the media team, she specializes in video editing, animation, graphics, and course design, which she uses to help Cornerstone U continue to evolve as the world of online learning shifts toward mobile and video platforms. Before joining Cornerstone, Susan focused on unlocking potential thru empowerment for schools and in the Financial Services industry where she developed Reward and Recognition and mentoring programs, as well as created various campaigns to increase visibility and support. She holds a double major in Labor and Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Indiana University.

Kristn Benke

Training Program Manager, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kristn Benke leads the ILT training program for Cornerstone University. After several successful years as a training consultant Kristn is now responsible for managing the global team of trainers as well as developing new and improved Instructor led programs for our clients. Kristn joined Cornerstone in 2008 as part of the Global Product Support team before becoming a Training Consultant in 2010. Kristn has been in the Learning and Development space for over 10 years and prior to joining Cornerstone she worked for Oakwood Worldwide in their training department as the as the LMS and Training Administrator.

Anna Bersudsky

Lead Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

With over 4 years of experience at Cornerstone, Anna has worked to design integrations and powerful data visualization and reporting products. As the Lead Product Manager in Analytics, Anna oversees the vision, strategy and roadmap of Cornerstone’s reporting, data visualization and planning products. Anna has over 10 years of experience leading teams and innovating to design technology to solve key business problems across several industries, including e-commerce, healthcare and higher ed.

Kelli Blair

Videographer, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kelli Blair is Cornerstone University’s Videographer. Kelli has spent her career creating eLearning videos for online higher education and corporate training, as well as worked in commercial production. Kelli has built several in-house production studios starting with nothing more but a conference room and a video camera. She also has a background post production and edits almost everything she shoots. Kelli volunteers her services to help Directors with very little budgets get projects created.

Lisa Bodell

CEO, futurethink

As a globally recognized futurist and expert on innovation, Lisa Bodell ignites new thinking at every event with high energy, humor, and audience engagement.

Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink, an innovation-training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. As a globally recognized futurist and expert on the topic of driving change, her mission is to provoke fresh thinking around what’s possible, and help people better solve problems with intentionally simple, easy-to-use tools.She has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at the New York Stock Exchange, Pfizer, Google, Lockheed Martin, and many others.

Bodell is an inspired speaker who has brought her message to over 30 countries and nearly 100,000 people each year, and she was recently awarded the Top 5 Speaker Award by Speaking.com. She is also the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution,which won the 2014 Axiom Best Business Book Award and was voted Best Business Book by USA Book News and Booz & Co. A respected thought-leader on innovation, Bodell has appeared on NPR, FOX News, and in publications such as Fast Company, The New York Times and WIRED. She is a monthly columnist for strategy+business, and frequent contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

Bodell serves as a member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum; an adviser on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Bodell has taught innovation and creativity at both American and Fordham Universities.

Mike Bollinger

Global AVP, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand

Mike is an accomplished executive with 25 years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility. Mike has rich business and deep HCM domain skills including talent strategy, strategic workforce planning, communication, team building, business case development and leadership. Prior to Cornerstone Mike worked at Oracle for 5 years included the development of the HCM Value Consulting content, value analysis tools and management of a National Value Consulting practice before joining the Oracle HR transformation thought leadership team. Mike also worked at SAP for 7 years in their HCM Center of Excellence. Mike's areas of expertise includes: HCM Strategy, Analytics, Talent Development & Education, Shared Services, Recruiting, HRMS/Payroll, Finance, Procurement, Planning and Budgeting.

Michael Bond

Sr. Vice President of Innovation & Technology, Bluewater

Michael joined Bluewater in 2006 and has more than 20 years of experience driving the development of technologies in support of Learning and Talent Management. As the Sr. Vice President of Innovation & Technology, he leads the product innovation team at Bluewater. Michael’s ability to understand the big picture technology requirements, as well as to drill down into to the smallest details in the data, make him an invaluable resource. During his time at Bluewater, Michael has successfully managed complex system implementations through Go-Live for customers such as United Airlines, ePlus, Porter Airlines, Papa John’s, McAfee, The Cheesecake Factory, and SABIC Innovative Plastics (formerly GE Plastics). Responsible for the growth and development of Bluewater’s technology team, Michael manages the Innovation & Technology department, which is accountable for creating client Reporting Pages and implementing technology services such as Datafeeds, SSO, Historical Data Loads, and Data Migration. Michael lives in Texas with his wife and three children. He graduated from Texas A&M University where he was one of the Drum Majors of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band during his senior year. When he’s not creating the next groundbreaking technology product or service for Bluewater, he can be found playing and watching sports or sailing on his Hobie catamaran.

Chris Brereton

Senior Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Christopher Brereton, Senior Product Manager, has been developing technology products for nearly a decade and has joined the Cornerstone OnDemand team to lead the Extended Enterprise product. Prior to joining Cornerstone OnDemand, Christopher was the CEO of PwrdBy, a mobile first technology group that specialized in developing custom solutions for some of the country’s largest nonprofit organizations and hospitals. Twitter: @rootchris

Jennifer R. Burnett, Ph.D.

Principal Consultant, Talent Analytics, Cornerstone OnDemand

Jennifer Burnett has spent her career managing change, resolving business challenges and executing talent strategy. She has over 20 years experience as both a business leader and consultant in talent acquisition, talent management, talent analytics, and strategic workforce planning. She has worked in both the financial services industry and transportation industry, and has provided consulting services to a variety of clients from manufacturing and mining, to healthcare and education. Currently, Jennifer is the Principal Consultant for Talent Analytics as part of the Thought Leadership and Advisory Services Team of Cornerstone OnDemand. She earned her Ph.D. from the College of Business, at the University of Florida in the field of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rollins College. She is a frequent contributor to professional publications, and presenter for various professional conferences and webinars.

Colin Campbell

Lead Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Colin Campbell has been in Product Management at Cornerstone for almost 4 years. In his current role as Lead Product Manager, he oversees the vision, roadmap and design for the Link product. Prior to Link, Colin worked on the talent acquisition products, leading the initial vision, development and product release of Onboarding and before that developing some of the fundamental elements of Recruiting. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Colin was a financial analyst covering the software sector, including many of the software as a service companies. Colin is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a BA from Yale University.

Matt Campos

Product Adoption Analyst, Cornerstone OnDemand

Matt Campos is a Product Adoption Analyst at Cornerstone. Matt is responsible for increasing functional product adoption across the global client base. In his role he creates strategic adoption plans to help ensure client satisfaction and success. Matt has a strong focus on instructional design and hosting webinars to assist clients understanding of the product. Matt has been with the Cornerstone team since June 2012.

Dave Carter

Chief Sales Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand

As Senior Vice President of Sales for Cornerstone OnDemand, Dave Carter leads all sales and pre-sales activities making sure that Cornerstone's solutions align with client objectives and deliver significant value. Prior to joining Cornerstone OnDemand, Carter led high-performing sales teams for HR services and software companies including Accenture, Ceridian and ProBusiness (an HR services company later acquired by ADP). At ProBusiness he led his team through four consecutive years of triple-digit growth as the company grew from $10M to $150M in recurring revenue and completed a successful IPO. While at Ceridian, he was responsible for building a successful SMB sales strategy on a Software-as-a-Service platform, ultimately leading over 150 inside and outside sales reps, who were responsible for establishing more than a 1,000 new client relationships.

Most recently he led the sales efforts for Accenture's Human Resource Outsourcing practice focused on mid-market companies with 5,000-25,000 employees. At Cornerstone OnDemand, Carter is responsible for leading three separate sales teams focused on selling our integrated talent management solutions to Enterprise, Mid Market and SMB clients.

Kimberly Cassady

Vice President of Talent, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kimberly Cassady is the Vice President of Talent at Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role, Kim drives all internal talent initiatives for Cornerstone’s more than 1,600 global employees, including talent acquisition, talent operations and compliance, learning and development, global engagement, compensation and benefits, and facilities and administration. She directly leads a team of more than 40 talent practitioners. Kim brings more than 15 years of experience in human resources and operations leadership. Prior to Cornerstone, she held human resources leadership roles at Galileo Processing and spent more than 10 years in human resources and manufacturing leadership at Valassis.

Mary Coons

Head of Learning and Development, Paradies

Mary Coons is the Head of Learning and Development for Paradies Lagardére. In the past year, Mary has built a new Learning Organization from the ground up including implementing Cornerstone Learning cloud for 4000+ employees. At Paradies Lagardére, Mary provides strategic direction for Talent Management, Organizational & Learning Development and has been in LD, OD & HR for 17 years supporting Airlines, Financial Services and Retail companies.

Melissa Council

LMS Administrator, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Melissa Council began her career with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. nearly 3 years ago and now works as a member of the Training team. Sierra Nevada is committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and as the Training team, we strive to provide outlets, resources and opportunities that empower our employees to continue pursuing that passion. We are responsible for the design, development, and implementation of learning and development initiatives and programs. This includes curriculum development, instructional design, program management, facilitation, assessment, and evaluation. I serve as the core system administrator for the learning platform in Cornerstone and support the performance side as well.

Brandon Curry

Director of Global Talent Management, Federal Mogul

Brandon Curry is the Director of Global Talent Management for Federal-Mogul based in Southfield, MI. In his role, he leads a global team of talent professionals aligned to help build more effective and engaged organizations and talent. Since joining Federal-Mogul in 2012, he has led the efforts that now enable Federal-Mogul to capably execute talent acquisition, learning & development, performance and talent management across Federal-Mogul’s enterprise of 50,000 employees based at 120+ sites in 33 countries. Prior to Federal-Mogul, Brandon led Human Resource Development for the America’s region at Continental Automotive and served as guest faculty for Oakland University’s Department of Human Resource Development from 2005-2012. Additionally, has contributed in the learning, OD and talent functions for DaimlerChrysler, Champion Home Builders, Wells “Bluebunny” Ice Cream and Emergent BioSolutions. Brandon currently serves on the Oakland County Workforce Development Board and Cornerstone OnDemand’s Product Advisory Council for Recruit and Onboarding.

Abbey Dauphin

Talent Specialist, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC)

Abbey Dauphin is the Talent Specialist for Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). With more than 6 years of Human Resources experience, Abbey provides a high-quality tactical focus to talent development strategies incorporating technology and best in class engagement methods to impact the business at RNDC.

Suzanne Davies

Senior Operations Analyst, BMC Software

Suzanne Davies is a Senior Operations Analyst at BMC Software working for the Education Services Business. Her responsibilities include revenue reporting and analysis, providing operational support to the Global Education Sales and Delivery Teams as well as creating ways to simplify and automate processes wherever possible.

Melinda Deuby

Director, HR Process & Project Management, Federal-Mogul

Melinda Deuby Director, HR Process & Project Management at Federal-Mogul, Melinda has over 20 years service with Federal-Mogul and has held various roles of increasing responsibility across multiple functional areas such as Finance, Information Systems and Human Resources during this time. Federal-Mogul is a $7.4 Billion global supplier of products and services to the world’s vehicle and equipment manufacturers and servicers. In 2013, Melinda led the configuration and global deployment of Cornerstone OnDemand’s Recruiting, Learning and Performance modules to over 9,000 salaried employees in 17 languages across more than 34 countries and has since continued to leverage the product’s offerings by launching the Compensation module in 2015 as a continuation of the company’s efforts to build a more engaged and effective organization. Melinda was also instrumental in launching the CSOD Michigan User Group (MUG) and is serving her 2nd year as their client co-chair.

John Dickens

Principal Software Engineer, Cornerstone OnDemand

John Dickens is a Principal Software Engineer, and the technical lead for the Edge Integration platform. With over 10 years of experience, John has worked in a variety of industries, from healthcare ADT to Wi-Fi/RFID technology used to track and communicate with miners thousands of feet underground. Since joining Cornerstone four years ago, John has lead a number of technical initiatives, and focuses heavily on applying industry standards along with latest technologies to the Cornerstone platform. John is originally from Toronto and studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

Rob Donohue

Senior Manager - Compensation Programs, United Airlines

Rob Donohue started at United 9 years ago as an intern in Finance and was named to the United Continental financial systems merger team, focused on selecting the financial systems of the new United. Rob took the merger as an opportunity to move to compensation as an analyst and over the past 5 years has grown from Analyst to Senior Analyst to Manager to Senior Manager where he now leads strategic and administrative responsibilities of all compensation programs for both executive and non-executive populations. Last year, Rob was selected into the future leadership program for United that should wrap up in May. He also played collegiate hockey at Western Michigan for 2 years, then transferred to Illinois state university graduating with a degree in finance.

Scot Duffield

Senior Manager, Talent Management, Western Union

Scot Duffield is a results driven HR leader. In February of 2013 he joined Western Union as Chief of Staff to the Talent Management/Total Rewards function. In August 2014, Scot took on a new role as the Head of the on-line Western Union University and Senior Manager of Talent Management. Previous to this he lived and worked in various HR leadership roles in Denver, Taiwan and Japan. Based on these experiences he is well versed in evidence-based talent management and program execution. Scot has also worked at the healthcare provider DaVita and mid-stream energy company DCP Midstream. He has experience implementing and using CornerstoneOnDemand, Workday, Taleo, PeopleSoft, ADP, BusinessObjects and Cognos solutions. He has also managed engagement, performance and inclusion programs. Personally, Scot enjoys exploring diverse cultures and spending time with his wife, a psycholinguist, and son, a 3 year-old construction fiend.

Britton Ertman

Director of Talent Operations, Cornerstone OnDemand

Britton Ertman is the Director of Talent Operations for Cornerstone. Britton leads a diverse team responsible for Cornerstone’s Compensation and Performance Management programs as well as core Talent Operations such as Compliance, Data Management, Benefits and Immigration, Employee Relations, and the administration of our own Talent Management software internally. Britton is also responsible for leading a dynamic Business Partner team for the Americas, which provides strategic support to help our employees realize their potential with and through Cornerstone.

Shawn Flynn

Head of Global Value & Analytics Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand

Shawn is a Senior Leader in Analytics / SaaS with 15 years of experience driving customer value and engagement with top global brands & technology partners in Digital / Mobile and Talent Management. Shawn leads Cornerstone’s Value & Analytics group that is chartered with developing value driven strategies for global customers. A core focus to this charter is to align an organization’s talent / HR and business strategies through a prescriptive approach that combines Analytics, Value Modeling, and a deep understanding of vertical talent & business drivers. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Shawn led Strategic Accounts for Evolv, a leading Predictive Workforce Science company acquired by Cornerstone in November 2014. While at Evolv, he was responsible for advising global Business Services companies on their data strategies, and developing prescriptive best practices for clients incorporating predictive analytics in their recruitment and people management processes. Shawn’s areas of expertise include: Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics, Value Realization, and Strategic / Executive Client Management.

Moira Gourley

Senior Manager of Release Readiness, Cornerstone OnDemand

Moira is responsible for the flow of release-related information between Cornerstone’s internal teams and clients to ensure a smooth release and engaging experience for our clients. Before leading the Release Readiness and Product Adoption teams, Moira managed the Application Support team in Global Product Support. Prior to joining Cornerstone in 2012, Moira led the operations and services teams in several start-up companies in China.

Jeffrey Graff

Vice President of Technical Support & e-Learning, MSC

As Vice President of Technical Support & e-Learning, Mr. Graff brings more than 20 years of experience in the area of customer support and learning solutions with MSC and Mechanical Dynamics, Inc. Early in his career, after serving in engineering sales support and consulting services roles, he became leader of technical support and educational services division. Focusing on people, processes, and technology to better serve our customers, he has effectively managed a global engineering team with best-in-class customer satisfaction that leverages knowledge capture and re-use, optimization of resources through automated routing engines, and modern learning techniques such as self-paced e-Learning with integrated community-based support. He also manages the company’s customer satisfaction program and associated initiatives.


Chuck Griess

Director of Product Development, Tribridge

As Director of Product Development for Tribridge’s Human Capital Management (HCM) practice, Chuck Griess is responsible for delivering content solutions that support clients’ business strategies and optimize their talent. His expertise is in m-learning as well as e-learning and includes in-depth technical knowledge of various content authoring platforms and programming languages such as HTML5, Python and more. For the past 7+ years, Chuck has been heavily involved in enhancing client learning management systems through custom interfaces and templates. He has nearly 16 years of experience in designing and developing websites and is an instructor of a college-level course on web page design and management. Chuck was awarded an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida.

Elvis Ha

Lead Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Elvis Ha joined Cornerstone OnDemand in 2012 to spearhead the Consumerization of the Enterprise and Employee at the Core product initiatives. Today, as the Lead Product Manager of Cornerstone's Connect and Extended Enterprise products, Elvis focuses on the vision, strategy, and design of these products. Working together with Cornerstone’s technology teams, Elvis is fiercely devoted to bringing maximum value to clients with each release.

Derek Hann

Chief Learning Officer, PayPal

As Chief Learning Officer for PayPal, Derek partners with the Executive Suite and collaborates on a shared vision for enabling learning and development initiatives throughout the company. As the leader of learning management, Derek serves as global subject-matter expert for aligning the corporate strategy with the development of people and the business goals of the organization. Derek brings to his role a full complement of skills including demonstrated business acumen and analytics, leading-edge technological sophistication, a proven passion for learning theory, and a performance consulting and scientific inquiry orientation to his work. Over the course of his twenty-plus-year career, Derek has held HR and Learning leadership roles with Phillips, GE, Pitney Bowes, Alcoa, Heineken, and Citi and has served on The Conference Board Leadership Development Council, the American Management Association National Training Council, and the Corporate Executive Board’s Learning and Development Roundtable. Derek has been featured as an ATD Regional and National Speaker, a SHRM Regional Student Conferences Speaker, and as an Employers of Excellence Conference Speaker.

Linda Heerde

Enterprise LMS Operations Manager, Sanford Health

Linda Heerde is the Enterprise LMS Operations Manager for Sanford Health. Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 43 hospitals and nearly 250 clinics in nine states and three countries. She leads a team of LMS administrators, project coordinators, and a department application support specialist. Her team’s primary responsibilities include LMS configuration, maintaining LMS data feeds, delivering end-user support, deploying online training, providing analytical reports, supporting corporate social learning, and providing on-going support and further development of Extended Enterprise including e-Commerce.

Mike Hoffman

Senior Director, Project Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

Mike Hoffmann is the senior director of Cornerstone’s project management office. His team is responsible for project, program, and portfolio management across all of Cornerstone’s technology initiatives. Mike is an expert in traditional and agile project methodologies and holds several project management certifications, including PMP, ACP, CSM, and CSPO. Mike’s team works with numerous internal and external stakeholders to make sure Cornerstone’s releases are well-planned and are executed with the highest quality according to Cornerstone’s standard development process.

Rebecca Hommowun

HR Process & Project Specialist, Federal-Mogul

Rebecca Hommowun is the HR Process & Project Specialist at Federal-Mogul, a $7.4 Billion global supplier of products and services to the world’s vehicle and equipment manufacturers and servicers. Rebecca manages the Cornerstone system and provides related support for Recruit, Learn, Succession, Performance and Compensation for more than 11,000 users. Rebecca is currently pursuing her Master of Science in HR & Organizational Development through Eastern Michigan University with a focus on strategic management and organizational change. This past year Rebecca has actively participated in Cornerstone’s Michigan User Group events and provides assistance on the Cornerstone Success Center as a Client Community Expert for Recruit and General System Administration.

Steven Infinger

LMS Administrator, Blackbaud

Steven Infinger is the LMS Administrator for Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit software and services. He spent nearly a decade in public education ranging from elementary through higher education working as a classroom teacher and an Instructional Technologist helping teachers effectively use technology in the classroom using data-based decisions. His experience allowed him to transition to his current role as the LMS Administrator of Blackbaud’s Learning and Extended Enterprise clouds. Steven enjoys using Cornerstone and collaborating with multiple internal teams to strategically design an innovative Learning Management System that is both engaging and informative.

Masashi Ito

Development Team Lead, Cornerstone OnDemand

Masashi Ito is the Development Lead of the Real-time Data Warehouse Team. With over 12 years in software engineering experience, he is responsible for designing and developing a scalable, high-performance data warehousing platform which will power the next generation of Cornerstone analytics tools.

Alban Jacquin

Learner's Experience Director, Schneider Electric

Graduated from the Grenoble School of Business in 2003, Alban started his career in a French public institution as communication project leader. In 2006, he joined Schneider Electric as corporate communication manager, in charge of all the corporate presentation tools. In 2008, he joined the newly created Global Marketing direction, in charge of the Speakers Bureau while, in parallel, managing the CEO speaking opportunities. In 2010, Alban joined the sustainable development department of Schneider Electric in charge of the sustainability performance and stakeholders’ engagement. During his four years in this position, he supported the deployment of best-in-class corporate social responsibility policy. In 2014, Alban moved to the United States and took a new position of Learners’ experience Director. He supports the learning transformation of the company through the improvement of IT platforms, content standards and processes as well as communication and change management around learning. The aim: making learning fun, intuitive and customized to support people’s development.

Rob Jeppsen

SVP & General Manager, HireVue

With 20 years of direct sales and sales leadership experience, Rob has worked in publicly traded organizations, privately held organizations, and has successfully led sales teams in the Technology and Financial Services sectors. Rob currently works with HireVue as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of HireVue Coach. The HireVue Coach team helps sales leadership teams of all sizes accelerate time to revenue, achieve customer readiness, and create world-class coaching cultures through its award-winning video coaching platform. Prior to joining HireVue, Rob was Senior Vice President of Sales for Zions Bank for 10 years. In this capacity he led 500 salespeople across 7 lines of business and was responsible for sales targets exceeding $3B annually. Rob has been recognized by the American Business Awards with 15 Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards, one of which was awarded for “Sales Curriculum of the Year,” part of Jeppsen’s “Business Performance Series,” a sales class taught to over 900 businesses in the United States with Great Success. Rob is a prominent speaker on the sales circuit, speaking at nearly 100 events in in 2014 & 2015. His speech at the world’s largest technology conference, Dreamforce 2015, was rated the #1 presentation of the conference. His passion for the development of the sales profession and sales coaching comes through in his high-energy style.

Kshitij Kabra (aka KK)

Senior Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kshitij Kabra (aka KK) is currently the Senior Product Manager for Cornerstone Edge. KK started his career as a Software Developer, but naturally progressed into project management after receiving his MBA at San Francisco State University. Over the last few years, he has evolved into a Product Manager. KK previously worked as a Product Manager at NEOGOV, a talent management SaaS solutions provider for the public sector, and as a Project Manager at Microsoft. His motto is “envisioning strategic products to deliver holistic solutions.”

Mike Karbushev

Director of Development, Cornerstone OnDemand

Michael Karbushev is a Director of Development at Cornerstone on Demand where he is part of Reporting and Analytics Team. Mike oversees Selection, Workforce Planning and Edge Development and QA Teams. Mike has total of 16 years of experience in Software Development that he brings to Cornerstone when he joined the company via Evolv Acquisition that took place at 2014.

Sam Kashikar

Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Sam Kashikar is the product owner of Cornerstone's first predictive and prescriptive analytics product, Cornerstone Insights. He has helped pave the vision and roadmap of this product since conception. His goal is to make complex analytics-based use cases into product that's simple to use and understand. Sam works with Data Scientists, Subject Matter Experts, and Engineers to make the product's vision into generally available product. Furthermore, he speaks with enterprise clients to sell the vision and roadmap of the product.

Marcy Keuler

Sr. Manager of HR Process & Technology, Kohler

Marcy Keuler is the Sr. Manager of HR Process & Technology for Kohler Co. She has global responsibility for HR Technology strategies, implementations, support and governance. Marcy oversaw the 2015 implementation of Cornerstone on Demand’s Performance, Learning, Recruiting and Succession modules to over 30,000 associates, on 6 continents, in 14 languages. Marcy joined Kohler in 2008 and has over 15 years of IT management experience in the Legal, Software Development and Manufacturing industries.

Tim Lisk

Senior Assessment Manager, Project Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

Tim Lisk, MA is a Senior Assessment Manager, Product Management at Cornerstone. Before joining Cornerstone, Tim lead the internal people analytics team at Quantcast, and prior to that lead closed loop optimization of selection assessments at Evolv. Tim is a member of SIOP, the Association for Computing Machinery, a past president of Bay Area Applied Psychologists, and a certified Hogan feedback facilitator. Passionate about the intersection of people and technology in the workplace, he has published articles in Simulation & Gaming and Advances in Multimedia, co-authored a chapter in Exploring Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships: When Near is Far and Far is Near, and been featured in GameSpot’s “HotSpot” podcast. Tim is completing his doctorate at Claremont Graduate University, where he also received his Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Jon Lolley

Team Lead, Technical Writing, Cornerstone OnDemand

Jon Lolley is the Team Lead for the Technical Writing team and has been with Cornerstone for over five years. The Technical Writing team provides in-depth release notes for all new products and features that are released for Cornerstone and Cornerstone for Salesforce (CFS). In addition, the Technical Writing team maintains Cornerstone’s Online Help and the CFS Knowledge repository.

Dion Love

Senior Director, CEB

Dion Love is a senior leader in CEB's HR Practice. Prior to CEB, Dion was a senior business development manager at the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). He began his career in the public affairs branch of the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC, where he assisted in the implementation of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade public diplomacy strategy in the United States. Dion received a combined Bachelor of Commerce/Arts from the University of Melbourne and studied at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He lives outside Washington, D.C. with his wife and three sons.

Skip Marshall

VP and CTO Tribridge, Tribridge

Skip Marshall is Vice President and CTO, Tribridge, responsible for managing its solution architecture, product strategy and overall technology strategy. He has extensive design, development and deployment experience in instructional programs, enterprise talent management initiatives and the technology infrastructure to support them. Mr. Marshall specializes in designing technology solutions to address complex business issues within the HCM space. He holds an MBA and a Master of Education degree, as well as a Specialist degree in Instructional Technology, all from the University of Florida.

Kristen Martin

Manager of Educational Services Operations & Infrastructure, Blackbaud

Kristen Martin is the Manager of Educational Services Operations & Infrastructure, and acted as project manager during Blackbaud’s Cornerstone OnDemand implementation in July 2012, which revolutionized the way Blackbaud provides training to its nonprofit customers. Kristen is tasked with making the deployment and consumption of training easy for Blackbaud’s customers and instructors. She is also responsible for customer marketing efforts to support the renewal and retention of Blackbaud’s training subscription revenues. She has been with Blackbaud for nearly twenty years and held roles in marketing prior to joining the Educational Services leadership team.

Laura Harding McCann, Ed.D., SPHR

Director of Team Member Relations, Burris Logistics

Laura McCann, Ed.D., SPHR, is Director of Team Member Relations at Burris Logistics in Milford, Delaware. In her role she is responsible for organizational development, management development, corporate-wide training, succession planning, recruiting, and building a high performance work culture. She has a wealth of experience in human resources, organizational development, and training. Dr. McCann is also an adjunct faculty member for Wilmington University in Delaware in the Doctoral Program for Innovation and Leadership. Dr. McCann received two Bachelor’s Degrees (Music Therapy, Music Education) from Shenandoah University in Virginia, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Wilmington University, and a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Innovation and Leadership from Wilmington University. Dr. McCann has been the Business Process Owner and Champion for Cornerstone implementation for the past 3 years. Burris Logistics has implemented the Performance Cloud, Learning Cloud, Recruiting Cloud, Onboarding Cloud and Succession Planning.

Max Meadow

Vice President of Strategic Engagements Principal HCM Advisory Analyst, Brandon Hall Group

Max Meadow is Vice President of Strategic Engagements and Principal HCM Advisory Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, the leading independent HCM research and advisory services firm. In this role, Max is responsible for operating and growing the consulting practice that coincides with Brandon Hall Group’s five research practices – Learning & Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management.Max also serves as an analyst in his areas of expertise, which include talent management, human capital management, change management, training, organizational effectiveness, and leadership development.Max has over 20 years experience in delivering projects in a variety of industries. He has conducted dozens of strategy and execution projects across all areas of Human Capital Management.

Jeff Miller

Director of Talent Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

Jeff Miller is the Director of Talent Management at Cornerstone. In this role, he oversees the strategy and delivery of internal learning and development, employee engagement and talent mobility. This includes driving leadership programs, management training, leadership and executive coaching as well as offering employee ideated, designed and delivered learning experiences called Development Days, and working to create a culture unparalleled to all. He has spent 25 years in the learning space and is a frequent contributor to the Cornerstone blog.

Amy Minter

Director of Enterprise Learning Technology, Elavon

Amy Minter is the director of enterprise learning technology for Elavon. With more than 25 years of corporate training experience, Amy is responsible for Elavon sale’s eLearning design and development, Elavon’s orientation program Envision Elavon and the lead administrator for Cornerstone OnDemand at Elavon.

Clarissa Mitchell

Senior Director of Enterprise Learning Technologies, Elavon

Clarissa Mitchell is the Senior Director of Enterprise Learning Technologies with Elavon, a merchant acquirer, credit card processing organization. She is responsible for providing managerial oversight to Elavon’s Learning Management System, also known as etc*- Elavon Think Centre. Clarissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina, and Master of Science in Human Resources, with a concentration in organizational development from Troy State University. She holds a PHR Certification from HRCI-Human Resources Certification Institute and a World Training Facilitation Certification from DDI- Development Dimensions International. As a Human Resources and Learning Professional for 17+ years, Clarissa has developed, facilitated, and managed a multitude of programs focusing on leadership development, talent management, sales and customer service. Clarissa has worked with several Fortune 100 and 500 companies including Merck Pharmaceuticals and Kimberly Clark Corporation.

Shelly Morgan

Director of HR Technology, ResCare

Shelly Morgan is the Director of HR Technology at ResCare Corporation based in Louisville, Kentucky. ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company with 50,000 employees who assist others to reach their highest level of independence. ResCare is the largest provider of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the largest privately-held home care provider to seniors. Shelly is the company's lead in driving Human Resources systems innovation and has full responsibility for the company's enterprise-wide recruiting, onboarding and training systems. During her more than 11 years at ResCare, she has held several positions of increasing scope in finance and information technology prior to her current role.

Diana Nguyen

Senior Director of Knowledge & Learning, VCA

Diana Nguyen is the Senior Director of Knowledge & Learning for VCA, Inc. She has a Master’s in Psychology of Organizational Development and over 19 years of organizational development and corporate training experience for companies such as the United Nations, Kaiser Permanente, and CAN Financial Corporation. Diana and her training team are responsible for developing and implementing VCA’s corporate university, WOOF U, and growing their more than 21,000 employees through high-quality, blended learning programs and state of the art technologies that reach across more than 700 VCA animal hospitals in the US and Canada.

Björn Nilsson

Global Manager Online Solutions, IKEA

Björn Nilsson is the Global Manager Online Solutions for Inter IKEA Systems. With more than 20 year of experience in Retail, Supply chain, Information technology and Learning, Bjorn is responsible for cross organisational change programmes that focus on business results by connecting business, processes and technology.

Matt Oddo

Director of HR Administration and Technology, Tractor Supply Company

Matt Oddo joined Tractor Supply Company (TSC) in 2013, and is the Director of HR Administration and Technology. Matt is responsible for HR Systems, including the Talent Management System, Recruiting System, and HRIS System. He also manages the media & learning team who focuses on video and training production, and leads the HR Analytics team. Before joining TSC, Matt’s 15 year career in HR included various roles ranging from Talent Acquisition, Recruiting System Deployments & HR Systems across multiple industries: Technology (iCIMS, Asurion, FedEx), and Hospitality (Caesars Entertainment).

Sabrina Paprocki

Senior Sales Operations Analyst, BMC Software

Sabrina Paprocki is a Senior Sales Operations Analyst in Education Services for BMC Software. Sabrina provides tactical support for a suite of systems supporting our revenue Education business. Sabrina has more than 17 years of experience in Education including development, delivery and a special focus on LMS implementation and support.

Emily Popper

Learning Media Designer, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Emily Popper is the Learning Media Designer for the Cornerstone University team. Her focus is on content strategy, and her background includes instructional design, e-learning development, film-making and video training development as well as technical writing and classroom training. Before Cornerstone, Emily was the Knowledge Manager at DreamHost, and appeared before the Employment Training Panel of California to win a $288,200 training grant on their behalf. She has also managed Training Departments at two International law firms. Emily started her career at Intraspect Software in the heart of Silicon Valley, but eventually recognized that Silicon Beach has much better weather.

David Price

Manager, Product Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

David leads and manages Cornerstone’s Analytics Product team, where he is responsible for the vision, strategy, and roadmap of the growing analytics suite of products. He holds 10+ years’ experience including launching, growing, and managing both consumer and enterprise level applications. In this role, he is focused on bringing a robust, cutting-edge workforce analytics solution to Cornerstone clients that ultimately enables better data-driven decisions.

Asif Qamar

Chief Analytics Architect, Cornerstone OnDemand

Asif leads the big-data machine-learning platform at Cornerstone. He has over two decades of experience in software development, architecture and the scientific analysis of data. Over these decades, he has been actively involved in technical leadership activities, giving various seminars, workshops and hands-on architectural leadership of various engineering teams.

Aarthi Ram

Senior Manager, Education Services, Calix

Aarthi Ram is the Senior Manager of Education Services for Calix, Inc. She leads training and certification for Calix customers and partners. For 15 years, Aarthi held various roles at technology companies with responsibility for development, delivery, and operational management of a number of strategic and successful programs to grow the Education Services business. She is currently interested in gaining a better understanding of how new learning technologies, shifts in learner demographics and the very nature of work itself influence how technical education is consumed.

Nyla Reed

Founding Partner, The Educe Group

Nyla Reed is a Founding Partner of The Educe Group, a consulting firm specializing in the implementation and adoption of talent management technologies. In this role, Nyla serves as senior strategic advisor for major clients and is responsible for the development and execution of Educe's organizational strategy. Recent areas of focus for Nyla include talent strategy development, governance, and addressing compliance requirements using technology. Nyla developed her expertise through more than 20 years of implementing talent management systems, developing talent strategy, and conducting training for a diverse group of clients.

Barry Richman

Senior Manager, Global Learning Systems, Dunkin' Brands

Barry Richman is the Senior Manager of Global Learning Systems for Dunkin' Brands, Inc., the worldwide franchisor for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins. He has been with the organization since March 2015 with responsibility for the care and feeding of the Cornerstone Learning portal, supporting its 150,000+ user population. His role involves both the strategic and the tactical, determining appropriate direction, gaining consensus and then implementing the plan. Prior to his tenure at Dunkin' Brands, Barry was on the provider side of the learning business, working in a sales and consulting capacity for Novations Group, Coastal Learning Technologies and ePath Learning. He has also had careers in the financial services and telecommunications field. Originally from New Jersey, Barry lives in East Greenwich, RI with his wife Jan. They have three children and three grandchildren (with another on the way); all are wonderful people and he'd be happy to spend 30 minutes or more of your time describing them in greater detail.

Victoria Rodriguez

Training Consultant, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Victoria Rodriguez works as a Training Consultant at the Cornerstone University. Prior to joining Cornerstone she managed application training for several retail organizations including Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, and Lucky Brand Jeans. Additionally, she trained Store Managers, Department Managers, and Sales Associates on all retail store systems during her 6 year tenure as a Regional Store Information Manager at Nordstrom. Victoria’s education background includes a Texas Teacher’s License and a Masters of Science Degree in Adult Education from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Summer Rogers

AVP, Product Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

After nine years of experience working on the product, Summer effectively has a PhD in the Cornerstone platform. During her tenure she has designed solutions for all product suites including Learning, Performance, Recruiting, and Analytics. Now as AVP of Product she supports the complete team of Product Managers who work as business owners influencing the direction and execution of Cornerstone’s innovative product solutions. Summer is originally from the San Diego area where she studied Business Administration for Service Sector Management. After moving to Los Angeles she interviewed to join the Marketing team at Cornerstone but fate and Adam Miller’s keen eye for potential allowed her the opportunity to design products that help HR practitioners realize their organizations’ goals and potential.

Paul Rubenstein

Partner & Service Line Leader, Aon Hewitt

Paul brings over 20 years of experience helping clients make better choices around talent and creating fit-for-mission HR functions. As a partner in the firm, he helps clients match talent strategy, business strategy and investments in people. As a commercial leader in the firm he leads 80+ professionals and I/O psychologists in our Leadership practice and Assessment Sciences group.

Pratik Savai

VP, Application Development, Cornerstone OnDemand

Pratik manages software development of all the cloud applications at Cornerstone OnDemand. He joined Cornerstone in 2005 as a Software Engineer on the Learning Cloud. His in-depth knowledge of the Cornerstone product and its technical architecture allow him to effectively lead all the application development efforts. Pratik’s teams collaborate with the Product and QA teams to successfully release new product functionality. They also work closely with the Global Product Support teams to address application issues on Production, Pilot and Stage environments. Pratik has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Mumbai University, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and another Master’s in Computational Biology, both from USC, and is currently pursuing a MBA from UCLA Anderson.

Matthew Savelloni

Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Matthew Savelloni leads product management for Cornerstone for Salesforce (CFS). His responsibilities involve creating product vision, executing the development of the roadmap, leading the charge for innovation and championing CFS both internally and externally. Matthew has over 15 years of product management experience and business development in high-tech and .com verticals.

Theresa Scates

Senior Strategy Consultant, Appirio

Theresa Scates is a Senior Strategy Consultant for Appirio, a global services company focused on cloud solutions such as Cornerstone, Salesforce, Workday, and Google. She has over fifteen years of experience working with hundreds of customers designing and implementing human performance solutions, primarily in the Learning Domain. Theresa is responsible for helping organizations maximize their investment in learning management systems by focusing on the individual worker experience. Theresa is also an expert in Governance, Business Process Alignment, and Change Management.

Fred Schlecht

Vice President, Talent Management & Learning, Dunkin' Brands

Fred Schlecht is the Vice President of Talent Management & Learning for Dunkin' Brands. He is responsible for talent acquisition, development, performance management and learning initiatives for the quick service franchisor of the iconic brands: Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins. Globally, these brands have nearly 19,000 points of distribution in dozens of countries. Prior to Dunkin', Fred spent close to 20 years with May Department Stores where he held numerous positions in Human Resources and Organizational Development. A graduate of Boston University, Fred lives in the Boston area.

Keval Shah

Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Keval Shah is a Product Manager for Cornerstone, and is responsible for overseeing the vision, strategy and design for the Edge product. With 5+ years of Cornerstone experience focused primarily on integrations, Keval understands the ecosystem and is uniquely positioned on the Product team to deliver a self-service integration solution to our clients—and extremely thrilled about it too! A Bay Area native, Keval moved to sunny Southern California to study Electrical Engineering at UCLA and never left.

Max Simkoff

Vice President, Analytics, Cornerstone OnDemand

Max is currently the Vice President of Analytics at Cornerstone On-Demand (NASDAQ: CSOD), where he owns the definition and development of Cornerstone’s Analytics product family.  Max joined Cornerstone in November, 2014 with the acquisition of Evolv. Max co-founded Evolv in 2007, and served as the CEO until Evolv’s sale to Cornerstone. At Evolv, Max and his team built one of the world’s most well-known SaaS platforms for predictive workforce analytics.  By the time Evolv was acquired by Cornerstone, their core platform was being used across 20% of the Fortune 500 and the company was named one of the 10 most innovative companies in big data analytics in 2014 by Fast Company.  Max also served on the board of Identified, a data and analytics company focused on professional information which was acquired by Workday in 2014.  Max has a BA in History from Northwestern University.

Nik Sobolev

Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Nik joined CSOD as Product Manager of ATS almost three years ago. In that role, Nik drove ATS new UI initiatives and other key product features helping organizations to source, manage, and hire best talent by improving candidate experience and optimizing recruiters’ workflows. Nik then transitioned to Product Management role for Succession. Prior to earning his MBA at Pepperdine University and joining Cornerstone Ondemand team, Nik has worked for various companies including Pepsico and NBCUniversal managing sales and cross-functional technology teams.

Prathyush Mudumbi Srinivasan

Technical Training Engineer, MSC Software

Prathyush has been with MSC Software for over 3 years. He serves as the core system administrator for the “MSC Learning Center” – a customized and branded instance of Cornerstone – whose purpose is to offer training to MSC Software stakeholders (employees, partners, and customers) in the form of traditional instructor-led training and a new subscription-based e-Learning offering. His core responsibilities include converting and publishing course content delivered from subject matter experts, general management and system administration, and ongoing platform support.

Adrien Stanley

Senior Manager - Talent Management Technology, United Airlines

Adrien Stanley has been with United Airlines for eight years where she has supported operational divisions with their training needs. Over the last five years she has served as the LMS administrator for the enterprise and United’s partners. When United implemented Cornerstone on Demand (CSOD), she served as the project manager for the enterprise implementation of the learning, compensation, succession, performance clouds and Connect. After a successful implementation, she moved into the new role of the Talent Management Administrator for CSOD. Prior to working at United, Adrien worked as a learning consultant with the United States Navy implementing and evaluating the use of new learning technologies. Adrien earned her MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Elmhurst College and a BA in Psychology from Barat College.

Victoria Stephen

Lead Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Victoria Stephen has been leading the Learning Product Management team at Cornerstone for the past 4 years. Victoria has enjoyed the opportunity to oversee the recent transformation of Cornerstone Learning with its increased focus on dynamic, collaborative learning. She has over 12 years of experience managing technical products in various industries including entertainment, healthcare and finance.

Kelly Thompson

Senior Director, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kelly Thompson leads the Cornerstone University. Kelly has spent her career in education and technology. Prior to joining Cornerstone she has developed and led corporate universities, certification programs, and online communities for global clients, partners and employees at Lithium Technologies and SDL International. She also has worked in the field of user experience and information architecture (for Volvo and TomTom), and was a trainer for HP, Nordstrom, KLM, Rabobank, DirecTV, and Mattel. Prior to joining SDL/Tridion in 2000, Kelly was active in the education field working as a teacher. She sits on the board of Pangaea global AIDS foundation working with global partners to educate women and children in Zimbabwe.

Sally Tilstra

Enterprise Director for Learning Solutions & Analytics, Sanford Health

Sally Tilstra currently serves Sanford Health as the Enterprise Director for Learning Solutions & Analytics. Sanford is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation. Sally’s education and experience include careers in healthcare, information technology, and post-secondary education at collegiate as well as technical college levels. She began her career as a clinical laboratory scientist while completing an MBA with an emphasis on Information Systems. After working as a clinical manager in rural Minnesota, she then applied her technical education as a computer information instructor and system administrator for student registration and payments for a local technical school. While in that role, she completed multiple post-graduate courses including adult learning, educational psychology, and statistical analysis. Since 2004, Sally has served in managerial and leadership roles at Sanford. The Learning Solutions team has worked diligently to roll out the Cornerstone OnDemand system to over 40 healthcare facilities since 2009. Sanford’s Learning Cloud reaches over 28,000 employees and thousands of other learners geographically distributed throughout the United States and now Ghana. Most recently, Sanford adopted Cornerstone OnDemand Extended Enterprise Cloud with Ecommerce functionality to support the registrations and payments for health care professional conferences.

David Toy

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Cornerstone OnDemand

David is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader in cloud-based learning and talent management software with over 23.8 million users. In this role he is responsible for overall security and compliance throughout the enterprise covering IT Risk, IT Audit, Information Security, Network & Application Security, Web Assessments, Governance, Corporate Security, and Third Party risk assessments. With his leadership, the organization has demonstrated ongoing commitment to protecting client data via SSAE16 SOC1/SOC2, ISAE 3402, ISO27001:2005/2013, PCI , FISMA Moderate Authority to Operate (ATO). Most recently, CSOD achieved FedRAMP Agency ATOs and FedRAMP Compliant (1 of 35 listed as of 2/2016). Prior to this role, he held various Security Leadership roles during his 20+ year career in the Information Security space. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University and Master’s Degrees in Information Systems and Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Chris Treanor

Global Learning Architect, McKesson

Chris is the Director, Global Learning Architect for McKesson Corporation. He is part of the McKesson Center for Learning. His primary responsibilities include: managing the learning technology that supports the global My Learning platform, consulting with Leaders throughout the organization in Learning and Development, Talent Management, and other leaders throughout the Business Units to provide best practice learning and performance solutions in support of business success, and driving enterprise strategy for L&D. Chris came to McKesson with a strong background of experiences and exposure in academia, corporate, non-profits, and consulting.

James Webb

Senior Director, Global Learning & Development, Fossil

As head of Learning and Organizational Development for Fossil Group's diverse portfolio of world-class brands, James brings 20 years of expertise in OD, Talent Management, Employee Relations and business operations. His responsibilities include providing strategic direction for Fossil’s employee development, learning technology and talent management activities for over 15,000 employees, 500+ company-owned stores, as well as the partners and 33,000 points of distribution they serve in 150 countries globally. With degrees in Organizational Management and Psychology, he has strong business acumen and a keen knowledge of how to best align people, processes, and culture to a company’s vision, strategy, and values.

Wendie Whelan

Manager, Client Engagement, Cornerstone OnDemand

Wendie Whelan joined Cornerstone in October of 2010 as a Client Success Manager and later moved into a leadership role. She is now Manager, Client Engagement with strategic oversight of the Cornerstone Success Center. She also brings her experience as a two-time client to the development of experience-rich engagement programs and product feedback opportunities in partnership with the Product Management team. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children exploring their home state of Colorado.

Jennifer Whitmer

Manager, Project Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

Jennifer is a Manager for the Product Management team, responsible for the roadmap direction and strategic vision for Cornerstone Recruiting and Onboarding solutions. Jennifer leads a team of Product Managers working on the Recruiting and Onboarding modules, ensuring both products are continually innovated with a focus on designing solutions that best facilitate all customer’s recruiting and onboarding processes. Jennifer has worked in the SAAS industry for over 15 years, both as a product consultant and product manager. She holds a BS in Mathematics and a MA in Education, both from University of California, Los Angeles.

Lauren Wittstadt

Principal, The Educe Group

Lauren Wittstadt is a Principal at The Educe Group. In this role, Lauren is responsible for developing and delivering strategic, implementation, and integration consulting solutions to Educe’s large and mid-enterprise clients. Lauren has more than 10 years of experience implementing talent management systems and processes for a variety of clients across multiple industries, and has developed specific expertise with the deployment of Cornerstone Extended Enterprise solutions.

Deb Woldman

Director of Learning Technology, United Airlines

Deb Woldman has been with United Airlines for almost 30 years. She has held various roles within the company including airport operations, training and talent management. In her current role she is responsible for the Cornerstone implementation and sustainability at United. In addition, Deb has the responsibility for United’s leadership development and training initiatives across the enterprise.

David Wolf

Application Security Architect, Cornerstone OnDemand

David Wolf is an Application Security Architect for Cornerstone OnDemand, where he is responsible for maturing the application security lifecycle and vulnerability management program. In this role, David brings a hacker’s perspective to the SDLC in order to deliver proactive controls that help keep client data safe. To accomplish these goals, David combines extensive analytics expertise with a SIEM-first security posture. Prior to Cornerstone, David has worked as a senior security engineer for Splunk, and as a consultant and architect on projects for international defense, scientific, and financial service companies. As an automation engineer, he has built botnets and deployed controls to safeguard app marketplaces, and as a data scientist, he has spearheaded big data mining and business intelligence for dozens of the world’s most prolific advertisers. David has held an array of technical positions in his 17-year career in information technology. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and pursued postgraduate studies in Strategic Intelligence through the American Military University.

John Zurovchak

Director, Operations Training, Wendy's

John Zurovchak is currently the Director, Operations Training for Wendy’s. In this role, he is responsible for restaurant training and management development strategies and solutions that support key business objectives focusing on driving improvement in Customer Service, People Development, Operations and Sales and Profits. This includes overseeing the concept development, testing, implementation and evaluation of field operations training curricula and solutions for approximately 200,000 crew, managers and multi-unit operators across 6,600 company and franchisee restaurants. Prior to joining Wendy’s in October 2014, John held positions in training and operations from 2012-2014 for Gosh Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Charley’s Philly Steaks. John has enjoyed more than 20 years in education, training, elearning and other related learning roles. John earned his PhD in Political Science in 1995 from The Ohio State University and got his start in the profession with the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Inc. (MUCIA) where he helped develop the MUCIA Global Education Network.