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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Speakers

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Steve Candland

Partner, Angela Mortimer

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Stacey M. Hadash

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

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Moderator

Lucy Leske

Senior Partner, Education, Witt/Kieffer

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Suzanne McAndrew

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

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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.

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.

Lucy Leske

Moderator

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, .

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.

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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