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Martin Pfaendler
Executive Director, Global Total Rewards Network (“GTRN”)

Martin Pfaendler is a senior Compensation & Benefits expert. His areas of expertise are Executive Compensation, international employment/compensation of Executives, global compensation management, global equity programs, corporate governance, international HR.

Many years of a corporate career, management responsibility and consulting experience are the foundation of Martin’s remit of independent consultant. He is offering interim or project management services and strategic or operational advice in his areas of expertise. He owns MPF Compensation Services Ltd. (GmbH) based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Martin Pfaendler comes with a range of practical knowledge and corporate management experience in executive compensation and compensation governance, as well as in global employment, compensation and benefits management. Mr. Pfaendler held permanent or interim corporate positions such as Head Executive Compensation, Head Global Reward, Head International Personnel, of some large global corporations. Earlier in his corporate career he had management responsibility for business services and support functions in investment and retail bank operations (Finance, HR, Information Technology, Operations, infrastructure). He worked in large and small consulting firms as e.g. Director global employment solutions, Vice President corporate consulting, Partner, advising corporate management on international compensation, employment and HR Management. He worked in North America, UK, Germany, and Switzerland. In his career he oversaw or led teams from around the world.

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.

Satish Pradhan
Executive Director, HR Innovation-Asia (“HRIN-Asia”)

Satish is currently Advisor, Tata Sons Limited. He was the Chief of Group Human Resources at Tata Sons from April 2001 to May 2013. Prior to joining the Tata Group in 2001, he was with ICI Plc in London at their Head Office leading the Organization Design & Development function.

Mr Pradhan has a Masters in History from Delhi University and has worked in several Public & Private Sector companies over the last 30 years. The companies that he has been associated with are – Steel Authority of India, CMC, ICI India, Brooke Bond Lipton India Ltd (now Unilever India) and ICI Plc in various capacities in the HR area.

Mr Pradhan is a Non-Executive Director at TAL Manufacturing Solutions and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Tata Services Limited at the Headquarters of the Tata Group. He serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (TACO) and is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Tata Green Yuasa (TGY).

He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD. He also supports the SAID Business School on their International Advisory Board and AIESEC on their Global Board. Mr. Pradhan is an active Board member on the National Advisory Board of Enactus in India, subsidiary of Enactus International (earlier known as SIFE) a Non-Profit organization.

Mr Pradhan is an avid naturalist and is on the Governing Council of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).

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.

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.

Ian Ziskin
Executive Director, Human Resources Roundtable Group (“HRRG”)

Ian Ziskin is President of EXec EXcel Group LLC, a human capital coaching and consulting firm he

founded in 2010 following a highly successful 28-year career as a corporate business executive. Ian’s global leadership experience includes serving in Chief Human Resources Officer and other senior leadership roles with three Fortune 100 corporations – Northrop Grumman, Qwest Communications, and TRW – where he had a track record of designing and implementing innovative business and human capital solutions for complex businesses with combined revenues of $68 billion and 300,000 employees in over 25 countries.

Ian is an author and speaker on subjects including acquisition integration, career management, executive compensation, globalization, HR strategies and competencies, HR public policy issues, leadership and talent development, the future of HR, and the workforce/workplace of the future. His writings and commentaries have been featured in books by authors such as John Boudreau, Ed Lawler, Dave Ulrich, Pat Wright and others, as well as in periodicals and websites including Directors and Boards magazine, CFO magazine, HR Executive magazine, HR Management magazine, SHRM magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Organizational Dynamics Journal, People & Strategy Journal, Talent Management magazine, and Workforce magazine. Ian authored THREE, The HR Emerging Executive (2015) and WillBe:13 Reasons WillBe’s are Luckier than WannaBe’s (2011), and he is a contributing author to The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders, edited by Pat Wright, et.al. (2011), from Wiley Publishing.

Ian has a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations degree from Cornell University, where he held a research and teaching assistantship based on scholastic achievement; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Binghamton University, where he graduated magna cum laude. In 1988, Human Resource Executive magazine named Ian one of twelve “Up and Comers in HR.” In 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, considered to be the highest honor in the HR profession.



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