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Founder & CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand
Adam Miller is the founder and CEO of Cornerstone (NASDAQ: CSOD). He started the company in 1999 from his one-bedroom apartment to help people around the world realize their potential. Today, Cornerstone is one of the world’s largest cloud computing companies with over 38 million users in nearly 200 countries. Mr. Miller is also an active social entrepreneur. He is the chairman of Team Rubicon and the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, serves on Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE’s) executive board and is a current director of IKAR in Los Angeles. He is a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship, philanthropy, technology and talent management. In 2018, he was named second on the list of top SaaS CEOs by The SaaS Report and was awarded “Best CEO in HR” by European CEO magazine. He was also ranked #8 on the list of Best CEOs for Large Companies by Comparably in 2017. Mr. Miller holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS from its Wharton School of Business, a JD from the UCLA School of Law, a MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business and has both CPA and Series 7 certifications.
Chief Operating Officer & President, FOCUS Brands, North America
Former president of Cinnabon Inc., and most previously Group President of Cinnabon’s parent company, FOCUS Brands, Kat Cole is now Chief Operating Officer and President, FOCUS Brands, North America, leading both the global, multi-channel licensing division as well as the 6 brands domestic franchise companies: Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s, Schlotzsky’s, McAlister’s, and Carvel, overseeing 4200 of the almost 6000 operations globally and all alternative channels such as grocery, foodservice and ecommerce. Kat is an angel investor, humanitarian and philanthropist focused on elevating self-sufficiency through education, technology and access to opportunity around the world. She is a Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum, member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneurs Council, and a mentor, board member and advisor to emerging retail, education and tech startups. Kat was featured on CBS’ “Undercover Boss”, named one of Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40 and one of CNBC’s Next 25 List of Innovators, Leaders and Disruptors. Her story of moving up from a humble childhood to Hooters waitress at 18 to restaurant executive by 26 and global chain president by 31 is often shared as an example of the American and entrepreneurial dream. Kat is considered a leader in change management, community engagement, brand building and leadership.
Founder & CEO, Whil
Joe Burton is the founder and CEO of Whil (a CSOD content partner), the leading digital wellbeing training platform helping employees to reduce stress, increase resilience and improve their sleep and performance. He’s an entrepreneur in scientific wellbeing, former President of Headspace and spent fifteen years as a global COO in public companies. Joe is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, author of Creating Mindful Leaders and regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider and HuffPost. He’s worked in over 50 countries and travels the world speaking on disruption, resilience, culture, emotional intelligence and mindfulness as a competitive advantage.
Director, Learning & Development, PwC
Alyssa Levi is the Content Curation leader for PwC’s US Learning and Development organization and a Digital Accelerator within the firm. She leads a team of cutting-edge learning curators who serve as subject-matter specialists, user-experience consultants and content organizers. Her team works to enable a flexible, personalized informal “infinite learning” culture that empowers staff to fulfill their potential and build leaders at all levels. Alyssa’s professional career spans over 20 years where she has held leadership positions in management consulting, learning and knowledge management . Alyssa holds an MBA in Business from CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management.
Managing Director, Learning Studio, PwC
I lead a team of learning ‘producers’ responsible for the full lifecycle of design and development of learning solutions – from live/digital design, to Curation/Communities, all focused on the ‘delightful experience’ of the end learner. Our Learning Studio cuts across all Lines of Service, including Assurance; Tax; Consulting; Industry/Sector; and our People initiatives, including Diversity & Inclusion; Mobility; and Internal Firm Services. As an L&D leadership team, we govern collaboratively the myriad opportunities the digital transformation of L&D brings today, including new learning technologies, extension of learning to the markets and projects, and a workplace comprised of five generations of challenging audiences! My role brings me to many leadership tables, where I am a strong contributor and ideator. I thrive on change and challenge, and particularly enjoy leading teams of PwC professionals on a wide variety of talent transformation initiatives.
Director, Information Technology, Commonwealth of Kentucky Personnel Cabinet
Robbie is the Director of IT at the Commonwealth of Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, centralized HR for KY State Government. In this capacity, he oversees the Cabinet’s HR technology that directly impacts more than 400,000 end users. Robbie brings more than 25 years of private and public experience in accounting, human resources, and information technology. The last 15 of those years have all been in service to the Commonwealth at the Personnel Cabinet. While at the Personnel Cabinet he has led extensive technology and HR transformation, including the Commonwealth’s recent Cornerstone talent management implementation, MyPURPOSE, and the Commonwealth’s new talent brand, CONNECTING PEOPLE TO PURPOSE. For this project and other HR technology projects, he was recently honored with the Best of KY Visionary IT Leader Award at the 2019 KY Digital Summit.
Director, Talent Acquisition, Sykes Assistance Services Corporation
Mr. Bourgeois started Contact Centre Operations in 1992 and moved to Talent Acquisition in 2006. Steve leads his team with a primary focus on the candidate experience and employee retention. His team is charged with recruiting up to 200 work from home front line employees per year. From bilingual customer service representatives to bilingual registered nurses, Steve has moulded his career portal to offer a streamlined approach to recruiting and delivering the best possible candidate experience.
Chief Learning Officer & WW Director of Talent Development, CommVault Systems
Joe Ilvento is the Chief Learning Officer and WW Director of Talent Development for CommVault. Working closely with the Global VP of Strategic Human Resources, he supports the leadership and development of CommVault employees worldwide. Joe has built and delivered a comprehensive learning ecosystem that spans a corporate university, classroom, various virtual and micro e-learning programs, smartphone, text message new hire onboarding, and various career development workshops that drive double digit increases in engagement scores. He is a two-time, CLO Magazine, Learning in Practice Innovation Award winner, HR Icon Award Nominee, and has been cited in various training and development magazines. His talent management contributions are recognized in a Gartner Corporate Executive Board Case Study and he is often asked to speak about his innovative approaches to learning, performance management and onboarding. CommVault’s Unlocking Potential talent management model is both effective and innovative and includes dynamically created individual development plans and learning paths. Prior to CommVault, Joe was with Citigroup for 12 years where he served as the Director of Learning & Development Citi’s Global Functions, led the Citi Professional Development COE, and was an executive coach for Citi’s Business Leadership Programs. Prior to Citi, Joe was a management and training consultant for Fortune 200 companies and government agencies. Joe is a Certified Master Trainer and the author of three books, Nobody to Somebody, License to Sell, and License to Serve. He has a BS in Psychology a Master’s Degree in Education and e-Education.
Manager, Learning Management & Instructional Design, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Sandra Roman serves as the Manager of Instructional Design and Learning Management at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). In this role she is primarily responsible for assessing training needs, managing training development projects and providing centralized support of the Learning Management System (LMS) in use for an organization of over 9,000 employees.
Ms. Roman joined GA-ASI in 2006 as a Human Resources Assistant. After four years in an HR role, she transferred into a position as a Training Coordinator and was later promoted to Training Developer. In 2014, she partnered with a peer to establish the GA-ASI Organizational Training (OT) Department. This new OT department focuses on ensuring the company’s utilization of best practices and adherence to quality standards in order to enable workforce excellence and maximum contribution to promote business growth.
As a Learning & Development professional, Ms. Roman has experience in large-scale LMS implementations, conducting needs analyses, designing training solutions, providing oversight of centralized LMS support, metrics development, project management and execution of process improvement initiatives.
In her 13-year career as an HR and Learning professional, Ms. Roman has participated in Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) audits for a Level 3 organization-both as an interviewee and assessment team member-and has been involved continuously in Quality initiatives by serving as a key stakeholder for the Quality Management System (QMS) and as a member of the QMS core team.
Ms. Roman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Ashford University and has completed undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego and postgraduate coursework at Northeastern University. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Learning Technology Consultant, Human Resources and Organizational Learning & Development, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Brigid Rocca is the Learning Technology Consultant in Human Resources Organizational Learning and Development at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. With over 13 years of experience as a systems administrator for various Learning Management Systems, 7 of those years administering Cornerstone’s Learning and Connect modules, Brigid is responsible for providing innovative development support to Wellmark’s learning initiatives.
Senior Analyst, Talent Systems, RSM US LLP
I am a Talent Systems Sr Analyst at RSM US LLP located in Minneapolis, MN where I am the lead system administrator for Cornerstone; specifically managing the Recruiting and Onboarding modules, as well as Core. We have been with Cornerstone since 2016, and I was the system administrator involved in the implementation of Performance, Recruiting, and Onboarding.
I enjoy being involved with the Communities of Practice (I am the recruiting co-chair), local user groups, and success center to hear how other clients have utilized the module to meet their business needs and strategy.
Senior Program Manager, Global Talent Development, RTI International
Amy Souder is the Senior Program Manager, Learning Management System (LMS) on the Global Talent Development team at RTI International. Having previously spearheaded the redesign of the LMS for a 40,000-employee multi-national technology company, she has spent her first year at RTI implementing the rebranding and redesign of their LMS. With over a decade of experience administering the Learning Suite of Cornerstone, Amy provides expertise in the employment of learning technologies, managing virtual learning environments and leading governance around site standards and curation.
Chief Information Officer, University of Tennessee Institute For Public Service, University of Tennessee
Scott Gordy is Chief Information Officer working at the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service. He is passionate about Information Technology and relationships that deliver solutions that empower people to be their best. He works with other CIOs and Chief Information Security Officers across the UT System to provide solutions for the institute as well as the University of Tennessee.
Scott came to UT IPS in January 2001 as in IT Administrator after working 10 years with state of Mississippi where he was a consultant with Information Technology Services and an information technology administrator with the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Scott attended Mississippi College and received his bachelor of science degree in computer science. While working at IPS, Scott attended Tennessee Technological University through an asynchronous online program where he received his master’s for professional studies with a concentration in strategic leadership.
Extension Specialist, Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee
John Toman has been with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture for over 18 years where he currently serves as an Extension Specialist responsible for online learning and enterprise systems for planning, evaluation and reporting. While at The University, he has implemented major information systems, taught numerous workshops to faculty, staff, and youth, introduced new technologies for learning and communication across the state of Tennessee, and developed and provide technical consultation for a variety of educational programs as well as developing and teaching a masters level technology course to educators using both asynchronous and synchronous delivery methods. Prior to coming to Tennessee, John was an Instructor and Coordinator in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. While there he advised the Dean on educational technology issues, managed a technology teaching lab and distance education center, and developed and conducted technology workshops and for-credit classes for faculty staff, and students. John also spent 24 years (active and reserve) in the United States Air Force where he served as an Advanced Educational Technical Advisor Officer, an Assistant Professor, and a Satellite Operations Officer. He has a Doctorate in Educational Psychology, a Master of Engineering in Space Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science.
Business Analyst, University of Tennessee
Kate Sowrey is a Business Analyst with the SAP Project Team at the University of Tennessee. Kate spent five years at the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. before transitioning to a position in SAP Customer Support. In her current role, Kate serves as the Project Manager and a System Administrator for UT’s Cornerstone implementation, which provides more than 18,000 UT employees and 8,000 external UT stakeholders access to Cornerstone’s “Learning” suite. Additionally, Kate leads the Cornerstone Governance Committee at UT, develops internal documentation and training materials for the Cornerstone and SAP systems, serves as a helpdesk resource, and teaches in-person SAP training courses.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Electronic Media and a Master of Science in Communication and Information both from UT’s flagship campus, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Director, Enterprise Learning Experiences for Global Leadership & Learning, American Express
Marci Paino is the Director of Enterprise Learning Experiences for Global Leadership & Learning in HR at American Express. She’s been with American Express for almost 7 years, focusing on learning innovation, technology, and user experience design. In her current role, Marci is responsible for defining the Enterprise Learning Experiences Strategy & Platforms Roadmap, and leading the team that executes the Strategy and associated Roadmap initiatives. During her tenure at American Express, she has led the transformation of Performance, Learning & Talent to a unified talent management suite, the design and development of a custom learning portal, and the selection and implementation of the company’s first-ever learning content management system (LCMS).
Prior to AmEx, Marci was a consultant and an instructional designer for many large firms and clients, including Accenture, HP, Mercer, Microsoft, and Yum! Brands. In these roles, she led initiatives related to the implementation and change management for salesforce.com, learning portals and learning management systems, and the creation of learning strategies, curricula, competencies, and courses.
Coordinator, Learning Management System & Training, Maui Jim
Alysse Emken is a LMS & Training Coordinator with Maui Jim Sunglasses. She graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. There she discovered a passion for organizational psychology and adult learning. After joining the Training & Development team in 2018, she started to make major enhancements in the Cornerstone portal, develop the first interactive eLearnings at Maui Jim, and implement the Cornerstone Learn app. Her goal is to make learning easy, impactful, and fun for all employees. Alysse’s current role is managing the Cornerstone portal, consulting on all training Analysis, Design, and Development, and partnering with the IT team to create effective ,but painless, compliance training. In her free time, Alysse enjoys antique hunting, video games, and hiking.
Specialist, Training & Development, Maui Jim
Ashley Cole is a Training & Development Specialist at Maui Jim Eyewear. She has spent the past 9 years of her career with Maui Jim primarily as an Account Executive building relationship and driving business. A year ago, she transitioned into Training & Development and discovered her passion for developing people and problem solving through training. She is committed to making training fun, relevant and easily accessible. Ashley’s most notable training achievements are a complete redesign of our Account Executive training program, launch of a monthly microlearning training series, and successful implementation of the Cornerstone Learn application. Ashley graduated from Illinois State University with a Major in Marketing and a Minor in Organizational Leadership. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys building train tracks with her four-year-old son, chasing her very busy two-year-old around, and doing home renovation projects with her husband.
Manager, Talent & Organizational Development, SiteOne Landscape Supply
Melissa Forte is the Manager of Talent and Org. Development for SiteOne Landscape Supply, and is the Atlanta-area CSOD User Group Chair. She has 10+ years of experience working with talent platforms at an international level, and has played a critical role in several Cornerstone implementations at SiteOne. In a span of only 12 months the SiteOne team successfully launched Learning, Performance, Succession, Compensation, Onboarding, and Recruiting.
In addition to managing Cornerstone at SiteOne, Melissa consistently works to improve processes, develop resources and create training for the company’s leaders, equipping them with tools that are integral to recruiting, developing, and retaining talent throughout the organization. She is a DDI® and DiSC® certified trainer and enjoys being able to share knowledge with others while having the opportunity to learn, develop, and grow personally along the way.
Specialist, Learning and Technologies, Kaleida Health
Darlene Smith is the Learning and Technologies Specialist for Kaleida Health in Buffalo NY. She is responsible for the development of elearning, training analytics, and the overall architecture and support of the Learning module. She has over 30 years training experience in the healthcare industry. Kaleida Health has over 15,000 users in their portal and have been with Cornerstone for the past three years.
Senior Manager, HR Systems, Learning and Performance, Sodexo
As Sr. Manager, HR Systems in Learning and Performance at Sodexo, Megan Kessler is responsible for enabling and driving the technology that supports learning, performance and talent in North America. Megan manages the Systems Team, whose focus is on system administration and technical integrations within the global Learning and Talent Management System. Megan’s team is responsible for the technical and functional support for the performance management and talent review processes, training programs and initiatives, and Learning and Performance metrics and analytics throughout North America.
Megan joined Sodexo in 2012 as a Sr. Systems Administrator within Sodexo University managing the LMS and has since moved into the Learning & Performance organization. Prior to joining Sodexo, she worked at Meridian Knowledge Solutions as a Project Manager implementing Learning Management Systems in both the Commercial and Federal sectors and prior to that at the University of Texas Health Science Center in the Texas Medical Center as a Systems Administrator and Project Manager. Megan has a strong background in project management and system administration, specifically with Learning Management and SAP systems.
Megan is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Senior Director, Technology, Learning and Performance, Sodexo
As Senior Director, Technology, for the Learning and Performance organization, Cassie is responsible for choosing and aligning a suite of technology tools to support the implementation of Sodexo’s learning and performance strategies. She is also responsible for Learning Operations which administers class, material, site, and technology set-up for all learning offerings. In addition, Learning Analytics, Learning Budgeting & Planning and Learning and Performance Customer Support are managed by her team. Cassie is currently leading a global work stream to ensure consistent learning technology throughout all Sodexo regions. She serves on Sodexo’s NORAM IT Steering Committee representing Learning and Performance and Sodexo’s Global HRIS Council.
Prior to her current role, Cassie was Director HRIS—focusing on delivering HR analytics, supporting organization-wide data needs, and managing HR technology projects. Since joining Sodexo in 2007, she has been instrumental in developing the successful HRIS service delivery model that supports Sodexo today.
Cassie has more than 13 years of HR experience across various disciplines and more than 15 years of technical experience. Prior to Sodexo, Cassie worked for Terrapin Systems in website development and application consulting for non-profit firms, and at Discovery Communications in a number of HR roles with a primary focus in HR systems.
Cassie is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science and Administration in Business Management and a concentration in Organizational Behavior.
Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, Office of Diversity, Sodexo
Crysta Dungee is a dedicated leader that has spent several years creating inclusive cultures that leverage diverse talent to drive business results. She started her career as an elementary teacher and left the classroom to transition her passion for educating into the business world. Crysta served the Women’s Foodservice Forum in their mission to advance women leaders in a variety of human resource and communications roles. It was during this time that she developed partnerships with leading organizations that drove her passion for inclusive leadership.
Crysta is currently serving in the Office of Diversity for Sodexo, North America. She oversees multiple virtual and live programs including diversity learning, mentoring, and inclusive recognition. She has also spent several years as a Diversity and Inclusion consultant, working with a myriad of organizations to increase their competitive advantage by creating transformational change. Crysta Dungee is most known for her influential leadership and using strong communication skills to collaboratively solve complex problems.
Product Manager, Human Resources, West Monroe Partners
Lori is a HR Product Manager at West Monroe Partners, a Chicago based professional services and technology consulting firm. She is responsible for guiding firm-wide use of the Cornerstone Recruiting, Learning and Performance product suites while assisting various cross functional teams with improving their adoption of CSOD product features and release enhancements. With a background in sales, sales operations, recruiting, and product management, she brings a customer and employee driven problem-solving perspective to her firm with focus on “outcome” and goals her teams wish to achieve.
Learning Technologist, Organic Valley
Mark Schroeder may be capable of being the loudest person in any room, but it has served him well in his many years of conducting training and public speaking. His personal and professional mantra is to Engage, Empower, and Educate. His experience has proven that this works on adult learners, as well as children, at least his children. Mark’s career can be described as the pursuit to achieve and master all 4 Levels of the Kirkpatrick Model. LEVEL 1 & 2: In 1997, Mark began his career in Corporate Education for the Global Leader in engineered Wooden Flooring where he refined his skills as both an instructor and as an ILT Instructional Designer. During this time, he returned to school (at night) and procured a degree in Organizational Behavior from The Hamilton Holt School of Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. LEVEL 3: Motivated by the possibility of greater organizational ROI, Mark was an early adopter of e-learning and quickly became fluent in Advanced Interactions and Complex Scenario building as an e-learning instructional Designer. Starting in 2012, Mark deemphasized his Instructional Design activities and increased his involvement in administering the LMS systems that were running his work, looking to leverage the systems to greater organizational advantage. LEVEL 4: In 2016, Mark started his own consulting business specializing in helping organizations select and implement Corporate Learning solutions. In his current role at Organic Valley, Mark continues his work in strategically leveraging HR/L&OD technology platforms to achieve greater organizational impact. In his pursuit of the higher Kirkpatrick levels, Mark finds the increase in quantity and quality of robust performance support platforms as exciting as e-learning was earlier in his career. When asked if he has achieved and mastered Kirkpatrick levels 3&4, he says “I’m working on it.”
Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management, Total System Services
Monica Ojendyk is the Senior Vice President for Global Talent Management at TSYS and is responsible for all TSYS team member development activities, to include leadership and professional development, performance management, and talent acquisition.
Originally from a small farming community in the Midwest, Monica followed her dream after college graduation to the Columbus area, a place she’d never visited before she packed up and moved. When the dream job unfortunately didn’t work out, Monica landed at TSYS, starting her first job in the company as a Trainer I on February 1, 1994. Now a twenty-five year TSYS veteran, Monica found at some point that she fell in love – with a company.
In 1994, TSYS was a young company with only 1500 employees and growing very quickly. Like many long-term TSYS employees, Monica grew up with TSYS. Her personal experience includes training, data analysis, large-scale program leadership and onsite consulting with the world’s largest financial institutions. In addition, Monica has been a critical player and leader of many enterprise initiatives for TSYS, such as acquisitions, regulatory compliance efforts, system integrations, implementations and business transformation efforts.
After working with the HR team in 2007 on the spin-off from the parent company of TSYS, Monica fatefully said that “she’d never work in HR”. In late 2011, Monica joined the HR team, proving one should “never say never”. Monica and her small-but-mighty team have launched a number of award-winning development programs at TSYS designed to address ongoing challenges around leadership, skills development and a multi-generational workforce.
At home, Monica shares her life with her husband Greg, daughter Aliah, and their two very spoiled cats, Alexander and Olivia. In her spare moments she enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her family.
Associate Vice President of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness, Cornerstone OnDemand
Jeff Miller, Ph.D., is the AVP of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness at Cornerstone OnDemand, where he oversees employee engagement and motivation, learning and development, tech enablement, career mobility and the company’s executive leadership development program. Prior to Cornerstone, Jeff led training and development for Anna’s Linens and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. He also worked in education for 25 years as a tenured professor of educational psychology, an academic director for Santa Monica College, an owner of a consulting firm that helped struggling urban schools and a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Jeff has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Southern California, a M.A. in Education from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. in Motivation and Learning from the University of Southern California. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jmillerphd
Chief Talent Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand
Kimberly Cassady is the Chief Talent Officer at Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role, Kimberly drives all internal talent initiatives for Cornerstone’s global workforce, 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.
Kimberly brings nearly 20 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.
Kimberly holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management and a Master’s in Business Administration, as well as a Six Sigma Black Belt. She resides in Los Angeles where you can frequently find her riding her Harley along the coast.
Head of Global Integrated Value Services, Thought Leadership, Cornerstone OnDemand
Shawn Flynn is a senior leader with more than 15 years’ experience working with top global brands & technology partners in Digital, Talent Management, & HR. Shawn has extensive knowledge in business, talent, and HR strategy, executive client management, value modeling, business case design, and helping organizations from the Fortune 50 to SMB measure the impact of their technology investments. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Shawn work with global business process organizations advising on data strategies and developing prescriptive best practices for clients to measure the use of predictive analytics in their recruitment and people management processes. Shawn’s areas of expertise include: Business Impact Modeling & Design, Financial Analysis, Analytics & Data Strategy, Mobile Technology, and Developing & Delivering Strategic HCM Frameworks.
Vice President, Global Thought Leadership & Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand
Mike is an accomplished executive with 25 years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility. Mike has the privilege of leading a transformation team of practitioners and domain experts in the Talent, Analytics and Risk & Compliance fields.
Mike speaks regularly at HCM thought leadership events such as Evanta, Argyle, HCI, ICMI and others on HR trends, transformation and culture, generations in the workplace and how to measure the impact of HR transitions.
Prior to Cornerstone, Mike worked at Oracle for 5 years including 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 has been formally trained and certified in a number of disciplines including Human Capital Strategy, Strategic Workforce Planning, Value Engineering and Business Process Transformation.
Prior to joining SAP, Mike served in several corporate roles including; Staff Development Manager, HCM/Payroll Project Manager, Network Analyst and CIO working in the Education, DOD Civilian, Consumer Services and Distribution industries. Mike has in-depth knowledge and experience in effective planning, budgeting and management as well as a comprehensive mastery of HCM technologies.
Mike’s areas of expertise includes: HCM Strategy, Analytics, Talent Development & Education, Shared Services, Recruiting, HRMS/Payroll, Finance, Procurement, Planning and Budgeting.
Mike is active in local hometown service as a former School Board Commissioner and City Administrative Review Board Member. He resides in Eau Claire, WI with his wife Robin. They have two children.
Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand
As a Principal in Thought Leadership & Advisory Services at Cornerstone OnDemand, Jeremy develops compensation strategies to advise clients on how to drive theory into practice. Jeremy’s experience ranges both as a business leader and consultant in compensation, mergers & acquisitions, workforce analytics, and strategic planning. Areas of focus have included change initiatives in compensation planning; short & long-term incentive plan design; continuous performance management and succession planning.
Principal Strategist, Cloud Solutions, Alight Solutions
Joanne Holbrook, SPHR, is an HCM thought leader and learning strategist at Alight Solutions. Joanne brings a unique perspective to the industry garnered through more than 20 years of experience in HR and IT that includes 6 years in the classroom, a brief 4-year stint in software development, and more than 8 years implementing global enterprise solutions.
Joanne routinely advises companies of all sizes, across diverse sectors on the on the value of technology when aligned with a talent strategy. Her philosophy is simple: If you don’t know where you are headed, how will you know how to get there or when you have arrived? If you think of your talent goals and objectives as the destination, then your business processes make up the roadmap and your technology solution is the vehicle to get you there.
Training Consultant, Cornerstone OnDemand
Yao Wu is a Training Consultant with Cornerstone University. Yao joined Cornerstone in 2015 as a member of the Global Product Support team and transitioned into the trainer role in 2017. He is dedicated to helping others achieve their learning, performance and recruiting goals.
Client Success Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand
Debbie Tatu is a Client Success Manager who engages with clients to share best practice recommendations and assist in solving point-in-time challenges. She enjoys partnering with clients to help increase the effective use and adoption of the Cornerstone solution. She co-chairs the Seattle area Pacific Northwest User group and leads a team of CSMs supporting the Client Ask an Expert program. Debbie has been at Cornerstone for 3 years and prior to that she was a client in the utility industry for 3.5 years.
Client Success Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand
Kristy Christopher is a Client Success Manager with Cornerstone. In this role, she partners with clients in a variety of industries to align their talent strategy to the Cornerstone solution. She enjoys helping clients drive adoption, optimize their use of Cornerstone, and solve complex challenges. Kristy joined Cornerstone in 2014, and prior to that was a client of Cornerstone for 3 years in the business services industry.
Training Consultant, Cornerstone OnDemand
Sally Barajas has been a Training Consultant with Cornerstone University for more than 7 years. During her tenure, Sally has trained hundreds of clients on Cornerstone’s entire product suite. Sally is Cornerstone’s dedicated resource for federal client training and special projects.
Client Success Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand
Rebecca Hughes is a Client Success Manager with Cornerstone who engages with clients to share best practice recommendations and assist clients with Talent Management optimization. She enjoys using her 18+ years of Human Resources and Systems experience to help clients increase the effective use and adoption of the Cornerstone solution. Rebecca has been at Cornerstone for 3 years and prior to that she was a Human Resources Director for Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, IA. Rebecca co-chairs the Kansas City User group.
Senior Training Consultant, Cornerstone OnDemand
Victoria Rodriguez is a Senior Training Consultant for Cornerstone University at Cornerstone OnDemand. With more than 15 years of training and learning design experience, Victoria is responsible for developing and delivering high-quality programs designed to train Cornerstone clients on product functionality. Victoria’s consultation skills help clients understand how best to leverage Cornerstone products to their greatest potential to affect their business and achieve positive outcomes.
Client Success Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand
Greg Churchman is a Client Success Manager for Cornerstone for one year. He was a former client for six years, primarily focusing in the areas of Recruiting, Succession and Performance. Greg’s career has spanned in both the high tech world and HR. His background in Technical Marketing, Engineering, Management and Human Resources gives him a unique perspective in working with individuals and organizations at many levels.
Client Success Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand
Anna Goldberg is a Client Success Manager with Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role Anna partners with clients to assist them in optimizing Cornerstone to help ensure that they are meeting their strategic talent goals. Anna joined Cornerstone in 2017, prior to that she was a client for 4 years, implementing Performance, Recruiting, Learning and Succession.
Training Consultant, Cornerstone OnDemand
Anthony Bediones is a Training Consultant with Cornerstone specializing in Reporting and Performance Management. Anthony joined Cornerstone in 2012 as a member of the Global Product Support team. In his previous role as a Team Lead, Anthony helped hire, onboard and train new Product Specialists across Cornerstone’s global offices. He then became a Training Consultant in 2016, and has facilitated training for clients across various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, technology, government, and K-12 schools. Anthony enjoys making software come to life and using Cornerstone to solve real world problems.
Manager, Release Readiness, Cornerstone OnDemand
Matt Campos is the Manager, Release Readiness at Cornerstone University. With more than 6 years of extensive Cornerstone experience, Matt has a strong focus on client success, strategizing the client release cycle, and producing assets to assist clients understanding and adoption of the product. Matt is also famous for his role as the primary host of Cornerstone’s “Fundamentals”product training.
Senior Client Success Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand
Heathermarie (HM) Tudor is a Senior Client Success Manager at Cornerstone. In this role, she works directly with clients across multiple industries including, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail guiding them to optimal utilization of the product to support their talent initiatives.