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Mark Naidicz
Executive Director, Global Human Resource Leaders Network (“GHRLN”)

Mark is Vice President, Human Resources of AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company employing approximately 28,000 people and marketing medicines in more than 170 countries.  He has extensive experience in organizational transformation during periods of rapid growth, turnarounds, acquisitions and successful company separations (spin-offs)

Mark has held numerous senior level Human Resources roles in international and global functions of Business Human Resources, Labor and Employee Relations, HR Mergers and Acquisitions, Talent Management, Talent Acquisitions and Diversity and Inclusions at AbbVie, Abbott and SC Johnson.  He started his career at Northern Trust Bank in a variety of recruiting roles.  Mark has diverse experience in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Hospital Products and Consumer Products sectors.

Mark is a passionate, high energy leader who drives alignment and engagement to build the talent capability and culture to deliver strong results for the business.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kerttu Tuomas
Executive Director, Global Human Resource Leaders Network (“GHRLN”) EMEA

Kerttu Tuomas is a business-driven Human Resources executive with a strong track record in talent management, strategy building, deployment, change management and culture building.  In 2017, after 25 years in operational leadership roles, Kerttu pursued non-executive duties and left her position as Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Board member at KONE Corporation, a leading elevator manufacturer.  She also served as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Board member at international manufacturing firm Elcoteq Network.

Kerttu graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the Vaasa School of Economics complemented by studies in political sciences.

Kerttu’s career before Elcoteq Network and KONE included roles in marketing, sales and consulting in the consumer goods and manufacturing industries.

Currently, Kerttu holds several Board member roles in global public companies Huhtamaki, the Finnish National Opera and Ballet and the Vice Chairman role at Kamira.  She also engages in non-profit work and pro bono mentoring assignments.

Jerry Warren
Executive Director, Global Total Rewards Network (“GTRN”)

Jerry Warren has recently retired from McKesson Corporation after more than eleven years in a senior HR leadership role.  As the Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, he led the compensation, health & wellness, and retirement programs for McKesson globally.

Over his 30+ year professional career in human resources, Jerry has been in a number of compensation, benefits and human resources business partner leadership roles in large complex global organizations like Amgen, Safeway, and Applied Materials.  Jerry also spent a number of years with Cadence Design Systems where he started as Corporate Compensation & Benefits Manager and progressed up to the head of HR for their Global Services organization as well as a multi-year assignment in the United Kingdom with responsibility for overall European & Middle East HR operations.

As an active member in WorldatWork since 1985, Jerry currently serves as an editorial reviewer for the association’s publications and is an Executive Compensation Advisory Board member.  A frequent speaker on total reward topics at professional association meetings and conferences, he is also a member of the Executive Compensation Council for the Conference Board, Global Total Rewards Executive Network, the Bay Area Compensation Association, SHRM, and HRPI.  Jerry has also played active roles on a number of Client Advisory Boards for companies like Fidelity Investments, AonHewitt, and Aetna.

Bob Newhouse
Executive Director, Global Talent Innovation Network (“GTIN”)

As an experienced business leader, Bob brings a passion for improving client results through leadership, learning and change.  As an officer for a global energy services company, he led strategy development, performance improvement, learning programs and leadership development across operations and functional groups.  Bob has led people, built leaders and delivered results for over 20 years.

 

Bob holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from the University of Houston. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the National Nuclear Accrediting Board, and holds board positions for KIPP Academy, Houston Achievement Place and the International Association of Drilling Contractors.  Bob is certified in the Birkman Method personality assessment and 360, the CPI 260 Leadership Inventory, and the Center for Creative Leadership assessment methodology.

 

Prior to founding Newhouse Consultants, Bob held P&L responsibilities and managed large organizations.  At Noble Corporation, a publicly traded, global offshore drilling contractor, Bob served as an officer of the Company and led the Learning & Development function for eight years.  Under Bob’s leadership, Noble built the NEXT Center, a 30,000 sf state-of-the-art learning facility focused on creating the crews of the future via simulated environments and rigorous programs.  Uniquely, the NEXT Center was conceived to bring leadership and technical training together into an integrated simulation-based learning environment. Bob implemented a focused strategic leadership development strategy combining company-specific competencies, targeted development pathways, in-house training, and one-on-one leadership coaching. At Resources Global Professionals (RGP), Bob led the Human Capital and Supply Chain Management practice areas, comprised of over 100 professional consultants, serving clients in energy, manufacturing and service sectors.  Prior to RGP, Bob spent ten years with APQC, focused on Fortune 500 and 1000 clients, as well as the Education, Government and Healthcare sectors.  Bob led the APQC Education Institute, which brought business quality improvement methodologies to K-12 and higher education institutions.

Maureen Solero
Executive Director, Global Sourcing & Recruiting Network (“GSRN”)

A global talent executive with more than 25 years of experience, Maureen has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and North America.  She’s designed, developed and implemented award winning impactful talent strategies and practices that have delivered significant business results.  Her corporate experience includes CHRO and Chief Talent Officer roles with Jefferies (Broadview International); Deutsche Bank AG and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Maureen is President of Transformational Leadership & Coaching, LLC where she designs and delivers leadership development and HR consulting projects and services.  She’s also an Executive Coach, working with executives and mid level professionals on further career development and business success. Maureen also works as an Associate Coach and Leadership Development Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, the world’s leader in career transition and leadership development services.

A frequent presenter at professional conferences and a published author, Maureen received her BS in communications from City University of New York and my MA in Organizational Development from New York University.  Her executive coaching credential was obtained through the Columbia University Program at Teacher’s College.

In addition, Maureen is a guest lecturer at Columbia University’s Coaching Program as well as at New York University, and is an active volunteer in several not for profit organizations in the Hudson Valley.  She’s a yoga practitioner studying to be a yoga teacher and enjoy integrating my studies into her coaching work and her life.

Dr. Anna Tavis
Facilitator & Subject Matter Expert, Innovation Radar Network – Performance Management

Dr. Tavis is a Senior Organizational Consultant and Partner at Global Lab Plus with an extensive global practice in business, academia, and consulting. Anna’s corporate career spans a broad variety of industries including financial services (banking and insurance), technology, manufacturing and pharmaceutical firms. Most recently, her consulting practice expanded in the nonprofit sector.

Dr. Tavis is currently on the faculty at New York University teaching graduate and senior level courses in the departments of Organizational Behavior and Change and in Master’s Program in HR Management. She is the Executive Editor of People and Strategy Journal, a highly regarded strategic practitioner focused publication of HRPS, a SHRM affiliate.

Her publications include:

Collection of edited essays: Point Counterpoint, New Perspectives on People and Strategy (SHRM in 2012.)

Co-author of Practicing Internal OD in Practicing Organizational Development (Pfeiffer, 2008)

RM Rilke’s Russia. A Cross Cultural Encounter. (Northwestern University Press 1994)

Dr. Tavis is on the Board of Human Resource People and Strategy Association; a member of the Brain Trust at NeuroLeadership Institute and an Advisory Board member at East West Institute. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and an Executive MBA certificate in International Business from University of South Carolina School of Business.

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