Innovation
Conference

The Future Of Talent & Leadership

The global recession demands that organizations challenge traditional methods of growth and managing talent to excel in today’s competitive environment. Human Capital is the only organizational resource capable of innovating, and is the core driver of competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. How do we fuel the engine of human innovation?

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Celia Berk

Chief Employee Experience Officer, J. Walter Thompson

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Erika Irish Brown

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg LP

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Steve Candland

Partner, Angela Mortimer

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Vernon Church

President & COO, TruthCo

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Heather Coleman

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

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Stacey M. Hadash

Managing Director, COO, Global Capital Markets, Bank of America

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Graham Hogg

Principal Consultant, McKinney Rogers

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Amber Jamieson

Reporter, The Guardian

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Lucy Leske

Senior Partner, Education, Witt/Kieffer

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Ashley Lukas

Co-Owner, Northern Star LLC

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Christine Mackey-Ross

Senior Partner, Healthcare and Co-Practice Leader, Physician Integration and Leadership, Witt/Kieffer

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Suzanne McAndrew

Managing Director, Talent & Rewards Integrated Solutions, Willis Towers Watson

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Patrick McGinnis

Ventur Capitalist/Founder, Dirigo Advisors

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Richard Metheny

Director, Leadership Solutions, Witt/Kieffer

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Elmar Mock

Co-Inventor, Swatch

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Julia O'Brien

Assistant Vice President Communications, Lloyds Bank

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Nic Pearce

Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners

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Christopher J. Perry

President, Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions, Broadridge Financial Solutions & Deputy Chairman, Board of Directors, BritishAmerican Business

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Toni Harris Quinerly

Senior Consultant, YSC

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Todd Sears

Founder & Principal, Out Leadership

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Marc Trevino

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

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Thea Watkins

Senior Vice President, CEO Office North America, Lloyds Banking Group

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Camilla Webster

CEO, New York Natives

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Celia Berk

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Chief Employee Experience Officer, J. Walter Thompson

Celia Berk was appointed to the newly created roles of Group Talent Partner, WPP and Chief Employee Experience Officer, J Walter Thompson (JWT) in Spring 2016. As Chief Employee Experience Officer, she reports to the CEO and focuses on ensuring the work lives of JWT employees are as rewarding as possible. As Group Talent Partner, she reports to WPP’s Chief Client Team Officer and works with the company’s 45 global account teams to advance WPP’s strategic focus on “horizontality.”

In 2009, Celia created the role of Chief Talent Officer for Young & Rubicam Group. She worked in close partnership with its leaders to attract, develop and retain the best talent and promote collaboration across a global network comprised of some of the most powerful brands in marketing communications.

Celia joined Young & Rubicam Group from within one of those companies, Burson-Marsteller, a preeminent global public relations firm. She held the position of Managing Director, Human Resources Worldwide for more than ten years, serving three Chief Executive Officers during a period of significant change for strategic communications companies and their clients.

Celia spent ten years at Reuters America. Her last position was as Senior Vice President, Organizational Planning. She joined Reuters from The Commonwealth Fund, where she was Administrator of the Harkness Fellowships.

Erika Irish Brown

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Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg LP

Erika Irish Brown is Bloomberg L.P.’s Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, she develops and drives the company’s global strategy and approach to diversity and inclusion in collaboration with senior management to ensure alignment with business goals.

Brown joined Bloomberg in 2015 and leads the development, implementation and monitoring of a global program to advance diversity and inclusion across the company’s human resources, including recruitment, retention, talent review, succession planning, career development and training. She is also active in promoting an institutional culture and inclusive environment to support diversity in all aspects of the business, including Bloomberg’s employee communities and external partnerships.

Prior to Joining Bloomberg, Brown was Bank of America’s Head of Diversity Recruiting, Program Management and Executive Recruiting. She has over 15 years of investment banking and capital markets experience at Morgan Stanley, the U.S. Treasury and Lehman Brothers.

Brown received her MBA from Columbia Business School and holds a BS in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. She is currently Vice-Chair and Director of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the Nation’s first community development corporation and Director and Nominating Committee Chair of the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP).

Steve Candland

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Partner, Angela Mortimer

For 20 years, Stephen has been a thought leader, solutions expert and active practitioner of best practices in talent acquisition.    Previously, Stephen was Director of the Talent Solutions Practice at Korn/Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, where he advised C-level executives on the optimum process, technology and resources to deliver game-changing competitive talent sourcing.

He was Head of U.S. Talent Acquisition at Deutsche Bank, founded Advantage Human Resourcing, one of the world’s largest staffing firms, and created and managed the Competitive Talent Sourcing Program at Goldman Sachs.

Founded in London 30 years ago, Angela Mortimer Group is the premier search firm specializing in office and business support staff, professionals below $200k, and private household and personal staff for UHNW clients.  Stephen leads the U.S. market ensuring exceptional candidates for every client search.

Vernon Church

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President & COO, TruthCo

Vernon Church has more than 20 years experience running and optimizing digital and content-based businesses in the media, agency, education and entertainment spaces.  At the beginning of the digital content revolution, he was one of the founders of Newsweek Interactive, Newsweek’s award-winning digital media venture. He also led digital and creative teams at HarperCollins Publishers, Blue Man Productions, parent company of the world-famous Blue Man Group, and TMP Worldwide, the world’s largest recruitment advertising company, where he was responsible for all digital, brand and creative operations in North America.  Church was Chief Content Officer and EVP of Operations for media start-up UGO Entertainment, which was sold to Hearst Interactive after his successful strategy and optimization work.

In his current role as President and COO of Truthco, Church manages all daily business operations and long-term strategy for the boutique, cultural insights consultancy. TruthCo helps companies in the media, entertainment and digital space connect their brands, products, organizations and content to culture.

Before beginning his content and media career, Church was a scientists, journalist and playwright with more than 60 articles published and two plays produce off-Broadway to his credit. In preparation for the Zombie Apocalypse, Church has practiced martial arts for more than 30 years and currently teaches Shinkageryu Kenjutsu, a 500 year-old Japanese sword style. He was accepted into Mensa.

Heather Coleman

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Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Heather Coleman is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s General Practice       Group, focusing her practice on a variety of executive compensation, corporate governance and securities matters. She is also active in the Firm’s restructuring practice.  Ms. Coleman has broad experience advising public and private companies and individual senior executives on executive compensation and benefits matters in a range of corporate transactions and in a regular advisory role.  She also frequently counsels clients on ongoing public company matters, including their Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reports and corporate governance and disclosure compliance.

Ms. Coleman is an Empire State Counsel pro bono honoree and a visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where she teaches Corporate Crisis Management.

Stacey M. Hadash

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Managing Director, COO, Global Capital Markets, Bank of America

Stacey Hadash is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Global Capital Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The business includes equity capital markets, investment grade capital markets, leveraged finance, corporate finance, and derivatives & foreign exchange  origination.

Prior to joining the firm in 2005 she was managing director and head of Financial Planning at The New York Stock Exchange. Before that, she worked with Governor Ann Richards at Public Strategies, a communications consulting firm.

In 1996, Stacey joined the mergers & acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs in New York. She later moved to London to advise companies in the communications, media and technology sectors. She started in investment banking as an analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Earlier in her career, she worked on economic policy in the 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign. Following the election, she was appointed as a Special Assistant in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of  State.

Stacey is active in diversity and recruiting initiatives across Global Banking & Markets.  She is a Global Advisor to the Women’s Leadership Council. She is co-captain of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business recruiting team and on the MBA Diversity Fellowship Recruiting Committee.

Graham Hogg

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Principal Consultant, McKinney Rogers

Graham joined Mckinney Rogers as a Consultant in 2014 bringing with him over 13 years of professional leadership experience.  Graham passed out of Royal Marines Commando Officer training in 2003 and then went on to serve in numerous challenging environments namely the Arabian Gulf, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, specializing as an Intelligence Officer.

Leaving the Royal Marines after 8 years service Graham completed his MBA at Cranfield School Of Management where he pursued his academic interest of Organisational Effectiveness and Strategy Execution in Global Organisations. Graham then joined BP and Barclays Bank in London supporting Business Transformation Strategies.  Recently he has been living in New York as part of the McKinney team,  gaining further experience in strategy and organisational development in companies seeking radical change.  These have included organisations in turn around, corporate restructuring, post-merger integration and strategic and cultural transformations.  He has worked with clients in Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Heavy Manufacturing and Professional Services.

Amber Jamieson

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Reporter, The Guardian

Amber Jamieson is a reporter for The Guardian US covering politics, pop culture and breaking news. She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University. Previously, she worked as a journalist for the New York Post and Crikey, one of Australia’s leading political news sites.

Lucy Leske

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Senior Partner, Education, Witt/Kieffer

Lucy Apthorp Leske, Senior Partner, Education, joined Witt/Kieffer in 1998 and  has been an executive recruiter since 1992. She has led a broad range of searches, including presidential, vice presidential, decanal and provostial searches, during her tenure with the company. Her areas of expertise include presidential and CEO positions; academic leadership in arts and sciences, law, engineering, education, and business; finance and administration; inclusion and diversity; international leadership; and advancement.

She has published national articles and presented at professional conferences, including meetings of the Ohio and Virginia Networks of ACE’s Office of Women, the ACE Fellows program, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, the Millennium Leadership Institute of the American   Association of State Colleges and Universities, and TIAA-CREF Institute on topics such as leadership transition and assessment, professional development for women and underrepresented individuals, and the recruitment and retention of staff.

Lucy serves on the board of Witt/Kieffer CCentric Limited, a joint venture which searches globally for academic, executive and clinical leadership talent. Lucy is the co-chair of the Witt/Kieffer Diversity Council and works with clients to enhance diversity and inclusive excellence in leadership recruitment. She is a member of  the Board of Trustees at Mitchell College in New London, .

Ashley Lukas

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Co-Owner, Northern Star LLC

With almost 20 years’ experience in the IT sector, Ashley Lukas, is an expert in technology solutions for small businesses. In 2003 he founded Net Root, a London based MSP with a turnover of £1.2 million at its peak. He grew the business, for over 10 years until its acquisition by the Northern Star group in 2013. After the sale was complete he stayed on at Northern Star to help drive customer acquisition and now is co-owner of the US entity, Northern Star LLC, which is now providing customers in New York the same exceptional level of IT service and support which their UK counterparts have enjoyed over the years. When he’s not helping clients navigate through their IT issues he’s rather partial to a glass of bold, (but medium tannin) red wine as well as both giving and receiving black eyes at Church Street boxing gym.

Christine Mackey-Ross

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Senior Partner, Healthcare and Co-Practice Leader, Physician Integration and Leadership, Witt/Kieffer

Christine Mackey-Ross offers clients of Witt/Kieffer a unique blend of experience and expertise. Christine’s career, prior to joining the firm in 1995, included multiple roles in nursing administration and experience as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and executive recruiter.

During her 20 years in executive search, Christine has led and completed multiple search assignments for C-suite executives in all sectors of healthcare, including integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and group practices.

Christine now serves as a senior partner for Witt/Kieffer’s healthcare practice and co-practice leader for the firm’s work in physician integration and leadership. She has also served three terms on Witt/Kieffer’s board of  directors.

Her areas of expertise span positions such as CMO, Chief Clinical Integration   Officer, Chief Quality Officer, along with more traditional positions such as department chair or service line chief. Christine is often involved in projects where organizations may wish to include physician candidates in the CEO search process. In addition to her work with physician leaders, Christine conducts  traditional

C-Suite roles such as CEO, COO and CFO. With her clinical background, she is often requested for the most senior nursing searches.

Christine is a frequent speaker at educational sessions including state hospital associations and professional meetings. Her experiences give her an exceptionally strong understanding of healthcare issues and trends within the acute care environment and the traits and skill sets that today’s executives need to lead healthcare organizations.

Suzanne McAndrew

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Managing Director, Talent & Rewards Integrated Solutions, Willis Towers Watson

Suzanne is Managing Director for Talent & Rewards Integrated Solutions.  In her role, Suzanne is leading the development, delivery and execution of integrated client solutions that incorporate a wide array of intellectual capital across Willis Towers Watson’s Talent & Rewards portfolio, including talent management, performance management, rewards, change management, employee engagement, and technology. Suzanne is serving as an active member of the Willis Towers Watson Metro New York team, as well as the Americas Talent & Rewards team.  Additionally, she is helping advance WTW’s thinking and offering in the area of the shifting talent trajectory and consumer-driven HR.

Suzanne recently rejoined Willis Towers Watson after spending two years at American Express, where she served as Vice President of Executive Talent Management.  She joined American Express as part of the start-up of a new Center of Excellence focused on integrated talent management. In her role, Suzanne led the executive talent strategy aimed at driving business success through great leadership and world-class talent. Suzanne was responsible for shaping and driving the central processes and thought leadership across executive talent planning, identifying and developing talent to lead the business for growth, and strategically plan talent movement and succession for the company’s  top 1,500 executives.

Prior to joining American Express, Suzanne worked across a number of practice areas at Willis Towers Watson  for 15 years.  She is known as a talent integrator, expert in aligning business strategies with talent solutions, as well as a senior organizational change architect who has been successful in helping businesses solve for the simple and the complex by working side-by-side with senior-level business leaders.

After spending time in HR leadership roles as Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s, Suzanne first joined the firm in 1998 as a communication consultant, ultimately driving revenue by leading broad-based sales teams to acquire new clients, building client relationships and leading talent management, change management and communications strategies.   She also led various intellectual capital initiatives, including Communication, Change Management, Workforce Effectiveness and Total Rewards.   She went on to become a Global Account Director in the Metro New York market, managing a diverse portfolio of relationships at companies including American Express, Bank of America, Unilever, Reed Elsevier, Bloomberg, News Corp, Revlon, and McGraw-Hill.

Patrick McGinnis

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Ventur Capitalist/Founder, Dirigo Advisors

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. He is the author of The 10% Entrepreneur, published by Penguin books. He also writes for Business Insider, Huffington Post, Boston Magazine, and Forbes. He is credited by Boston Magazine with coining the term “FOMO” or “fear of missing out,” a term made popular by Millennials and digital junkies, that was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013. Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University and lives in New York City.  Connect with him on Twitter @pjmcginnis or at www.patrickmcginnis.com.

 

 

Richard Metheny

Moderator

Director, Leadership Solutions, Witt/Kieffer

Richard Metheny is leader of Witt/Kieffer’s Leadership Solutions practice. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer he owned his own consulting business and worked as a talent management consultant for senior executives and executive teams across industries. His experience spans Fortune 50 public and Top 20 privately-held global companies including consumer products, marketing and communications, defense industry, notfor-profit, life sciences, manufacturing and hospitality. Richard has successfully assisted organizations with succession planning, onboarding, executive transitioning, leadership, assessment and leadership development. He has a unique blend of general management and human resources leadership knowledge, with 14 years of operations experience before moving into human resources leadership positions. Prior to starting his consulting business, he held positions as chief human resources officer, vice president of international human resources and vice president of international marketing and R&D. He served as chief people officer for one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For. Richard is a professional certified executive coach and is a certified Hogan Assessments consultant.

Elmar Mock

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Co-Inventor, Swatch

Elmar Mock, born 1954, graduated as engineer of micro- (1976) and plastic- technology (1978). In 1980, he was co-inventor of the original Swatch Watch. From the creation of the invention until the year 1984, he was one of the most important leaders of the Swatch project. Another very successful product, which he developed for “Tissot”, is the RockWatch (1985).

After co-inventing the Swatch, Elmar launched his own innovation firm – Creaholic – in 1986. Today, Creaholic is a team of innovative experts from a variety of different fields (science, design, engineering, electronics, economics, etc). Creaholic worked on a wide range of products, from hearing aids to ski gear, from packaging to flavors, from software to micromechanical devices and collaborate at various points along the innovation journey from idea to implementation – exploring, conceptualising, designing, building, testing, refining and to some extent selling.

Turning a dream into an actual product is what gives Creaholic’s clients a timely business advantage – and therein lays Elmar’s passion for mythmaking. Elmar has created more than 80 patent families in various industries. He has experience in more than 600 projects. Among other awards, Elmar (Jacques Müller) received the Gaïa Prize for the concept and invention of the Swatch. Finally, since Creaholic is an incubator of several spin-offs, Elmar sits on different Advisory Boards, such as Woodwelding, Miniswys and Smixin.

Julia O'Brien

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Assistant Vice President Communications, Lloyds Bank

Julia is a digital communications specialist and is currently Assistant Vice President Communications at Lloyd’s Bank in New York. Julia previously worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Communications, Marketing and Sponsorships before moving into corporate social responsibility to manage the national corporate volunteering program. Prior to this, Julia was a Program Officer on a global Bill & Melinda Gates project, focusing on the legal empowerment of women and girls in developing countries. In 2014, Julia moved to Amman, Jordan to oversee the roll-out of a communications and advocacy strategy for a think tank housed in the Royal Palaces. Julia has a Bachelor of Media and Communications and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Melbourne. In her spare time Julia enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants, playing and watching sport and seeing live music.

Nic Pearce

Moderator

Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners

As a Managing Partner with Instinctif Partners, Nic has over 25 years of worldwide sales and marketing experience and has worked for some of the world’s most successful companies. In his career, he has touched on nearly every facet of marketing, including strategic marketing, branding, product marketing, marketing communications, market research, public relations, and event marketing, having worked in Europe, the US and Australasia.

Christopher J. Perry

Opening Remarks

President, Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions, Broadridge Financial Solutions & Deputy Chairman, Board of Directors, BritishAmerican Business

Chris Perry has more than 25 years’ experience in banking, brokerage and financial information services, and was recently appointed President of Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. in September of 2014.

 Prior to this role, Mr. Perry served as the Managing Director of the Risk segment for Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk division. As the Managing Director of Thomson Reuters’ fastest growing business, he oversaw a $600M global segment which included Governance, Risk, Compliance, Pricing, Valuation and Reference Services. Mr. Perry’s previous roles at Thomson Reuters include President, Global Sales & Account Management, in which he oversaw 3500 front line professionals in sales, marketing and service for $7 billion in revenue for the Financial & Risk Division and President of Americas Sales and Customer Service for the Markets Division, where he led all client-facing activities in the Americas for the financial services, trading and information business.

 In Mr. Perry’s previous years at Thomson Financial, he held a number of executive management positions over seven years, including President, Americas Sales, Service and Marketing, and General Manager of the Sales & Trading Division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Perry worked in institutional trading and retail brokerage.

 Mr. Perry is also the Deputy Chairman/President of BritishAmerican Business, a membership organization that enables trans-Atlantic commerce.

Toni Harris Quinerly

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Senior Consultant, YSC

Toni is a Senior Consultant in YSC’s New York office. Joining in 2015, she has significant experience in the areas of coaching, leadership development
training, succession planning, talent management and diversity & inclusion.

With work experience that spans the private, public and non-profit sectors, Toni specializes in designing cohort learning programs that develop individuals’ and teams’ capacity for collaborative leadership and change management.

Prior to joining YSC, she worked in the leadership practice of a boutique social sector consulting firm where she provided executive coaching, training and strategic planning facilitation to city and state government agencies. She also served as the Director of Diversity Leadership at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School, a role she held after leading the school’s Career and Alumni Services Department for five years. She has created nationally prominent women’s leadership programs in collaboration with the American Express Foundation, and launched NYU’s first fellowship for emerging leaders of color. She began her career in healthcare management, with a focus on operational restructuring, compliance and behavioral health counselling.

Professionally, Toni’s interests include executive assessment, 360˚ feedback interventions, mindfulness coaching and team-building. She remains active in the social sector as a volunteer and board member, and lectures at New York University.

Todd Sears

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Founder & Principal, Out Leadership

Todd Sears is the Founder and Principal of Out Leadership, a global business advisory that connects leaders across the world’s most influential industries to create business opportunities, cultivate talent, and drive LGBT equality forward.

Out Leadership began with 6 member firms in 2011 at the first Out on the Street summit. The firm now counts as members 66 of the world’s most influential businesses, and coordinates four additional global initiatives: Out in Law; OutNEXT, the first global leadership development program for emerging LGBT leaders; Quorum, which seeks to increase the representation of openly LGBT directors on corporate boards; and OutWOMEN, which connects senior LGBT women in business.

Todd began his career as an investment banker before moving to Merrill Lynch to become a Financial Advisor, where he created the first team of financial advisors on Wall Street to focus on the LGBT community and brought $1.5 billion of new assets to the firm. Todd then moved into diversity leadership, pioneering equality initiatives first at Merrill Lynch and then at Credit Suisse.

Sears serves on the non-profit boards of the Williams Institute of UCLA, The Palette Fund, the Global Equality Fund of the United States Department of State and Lambda Legal; he was the founding chair of Jeffrey Fashion Cares, which he ran for 10 years.

Marc Trevino

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Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell

Marc Trevino is the head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s corporate governance practice and the managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s executive compensation and benefits group. He joined the Firm in 1993.

Mr. Trevino is now one of the few recognized leaders in structuring multidisciplinary solutions to, and counseling senior executives and boards in, significant matters involving reputation, overlapping regulatory regimes, fiduciary conflicts and multiple jurisdictions, with a particular emphasis on matters involving financial institutions and personnel actions. Mr. Trevino is a co-author of  The Public Company Deskbook (2009, The Practising Law Institute), a comprehensive, three-volume treatise on the governance and disclosure reforms for legal and accounting professionals hailed as “the bible for securities lawyers” by Fortune.

Mr. Trevino also lectures and writes extensively , and is often quoted with respect to corporate governance and compensation matters, including the American Bar Association, Bank Directors Magazine, Columbia Business and Law Association, Compliance Reporter, The Corporate Counsel, The Corporate Governance Advisor, Hispanic National Bar Association, Institutional Investor Legal Forum, Law360, the New York City Bar Association, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Tulane Corporate Institute and Wall Street  Journal.

Mr. Trevino is also co-chairman of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Employee Benefits and Compensation, the annual PLI Executive Compensation Program and the Yale Law & Business Society. He is on the Advisory Board for the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance.

Thea Watkins

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Senior Vice President, CEO Office North America, Lloyds Banking Group

Théa Watkins joined Lloyds Banking Group in 1995 and is currently Senior Vice President, CEO Office North America. Théa’s team is responsible for all internal and external communications, marketing and events, together with responsible business and colleague engagement initiatives. In addition, the team manages the Client First agenda for the North America business. Prior to this role, Théa was working as a Senior Manager in Structured Credit Investments with primary responsibility for the management of the New York Student Loan portfolio, before assuming in 2012 the role of Senior Manager, Colleague Engagement, where she worked with colleagues across all business areas to help make North America a great place to work.

Camilla Webster

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CEO, New York Natives

Camilla’s international broadcast and new media career has spanned the newsroom to the boardroom, the White House to Baghdad, Davos to TEDx, 60 Minutes to The Wall Street Journal and The Clinton Global Initiative to the United Nations.

She has dedicated her career to raising awareness on the most challenging issues impacting our world today. Camilla is the co-founder of New York Natives, a globally replicable media platform and production studio that curates the experience of city life from multiple perspectives. While entertaining its core urban, affluent and educated audience by tapping the native intelligence of its contributors, New York Natives also provides primary source experiences on historical current events. The company is in the process of developing a global urban native community,  focused on story telling through the lens of the locals who live in each city. As CEO, Camilla continues to develop the business into a revenue generating media force with a multi-million dollar valuation, funding and a global expansion plan.

After beginning her media career at CBS’s 60 Minutes Camilla spent the next ten years as a news producer, editor and a senior producer for Fox News and CBS News, covering current events from TWA Flight 800 to The War on Terror and the 2008 financial crisis on Wall Street. Turning her focus to business and financial news she became a producer of the popular TV show MarketWatch Weekend on CBS, helped launch the first video platform on WSJ.com and developed series on CNBC Business News like Power & Money on private equity. As a contributing guest and broadcast editor representing The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones at CNBC, she positioned hundreds of stories for live programming on breaking news, investment banking, hedge funds, venture capital and private equity. In 2007, Camilla became Forbes’ broadcast and online anchor, landing exclusives with Christine Lagarde on the future of the IMF and Google’s Sergey Brin on his early experience of Google maps. She connected the leading innovative voices of our time in business and philanthropy including Richard Branson, Boone Pickens and Doris Buffett. She wrote columns with renowned economist Nouriel Roubini and represented Forbes at The World Economic Forum in Davos and The Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Motivated to educate women on their growing wealth and power in the 21st century, She co-authored the award winning best-seller The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom. Her ForbesWoman column on the book topics’ garnered as many as 20,000 views and WSJ.com called it a “pioneering book.” After the book’s publication, Camilla was invited to participate in the first White House Tweetup Briefing in history with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on The American Jobs Act

Schedule

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration Opens | Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcoming Remarks

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel 1 - Talent Tensions: How To Build a Diverse, Innovative Team

As business leaders we look for the complete package when hiring: well-rounded individuals that combine a skillset, mindset, and personality… and fit with the company culture. One good hire can make all the difference to a team, and one good team can make all the difference to a company. This panel will explore why team building is at the root of innovation and how to get it right.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel 2 - Risk & Reward: Measuring & Growing Innovative Leaders

In order to demonstrate progress, the role of the leader should focus on the ability to foster the strokes of creativity within his/her team that ultimately lead to innovation. More to the point, the leader who approves risk above personal opinions is the core driver of innovation among his/her team.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break & Networking

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Panel 3 – Crowd Surfing: The Case for Adapting Your Business to Demographic & Generational Shifts

Exploring the need to change with consumer trends, how can businesses leverage talent to meet the demands of their target markets?

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Redefining Organizational Culture

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Debate - Youth Is No Guarantee of Innovation

Is the concept of “innovation” confined to age, or is it just a state of mind?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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