Global Board of Advisors

Advises on regional strategy and communications as defined by the Association Executive Team.

There will be four meetings each calendar year. Two meetings will be in person. One will be at the regional HRO Today Forum event. The other will be hosted by a board member. The other two meetings will be conducted via conference call. Personal participation is compulsory for continuity and all board members. You must commit to attending or you may be removed. Members will remain in place as membership is current and dues paid, or until notified otherwise. The Association Executive Team will define the strategy and activities with the committee. Our mission is to provide industry expert guidance as it is relevant to companies for specific initiatives.


Head of Business Advisory Services

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pip_eastmanPip Eastman

Managing Director – ASEAN
Futurestep, a Korn Ferry Company

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Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm.  We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people.  Our nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions.

Futurestep is the global recruitment solutions division of Korn Ferry which delivers professional talent with impact. Our specialties are:  Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Professional Search, Project Based Recruitment, Talent Consulting Services, Talent Communications & Employer Branding, Talent Communities.

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Vice President
Allegis Global Solutions

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With a background in consulting and investment banking, for the past 20 years Andrew has been a C-level executive in the recruitment industry and for the last 10 years has been a part of the global executive team at Allegis Global Solutions.

Earlier in his career, Andrew was a founder of Resource Solutions, TMP Worldwide (now Hudson), Capital Consulting Group (now part of AMS) and Talent2, and in 2010 he brought the partnership together between Talent2 with Allegis that resulted in the merger of these two companies in July 2012.

Wendy_TanWendy Tan

Founding Partner and Principal Consultant
Flame Centre

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Flame Centre partners with clients to create great institutions that work for all.  Our vision is to unleash potential and possibilities of individuals and organizations through partnership.  Our Expertise are in the following areas:  Engagement and Retention, Career Development, Flawless Consulting, Performance Management, East/West Partnership, and Curriculum Design.  Flame Centre is an organization development consulting and training practice with offices in Singapore and China.  Our partners include Peter Block’s company, Designed Learning, which specializes in Flawless Consulting, and Career Systems International, a pioneer in career development and talent engagement solutions.  With our team of consultants and facilitators in Singapore, China and Malaysia, we have served many multi-national corporations and government organizations in the Asia Pacific region since 2004.


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Managing Director, RPO EMEA
Allegis Global Solutions

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Greg has over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment and staffing industry leading successful teams in recruitment agencies, in-house HR departments and staffing solution providers.  He has amassed global experience in every aspect of resourcing including contingent and permanent recruitment at all levels.

In his current role as Managing Director of RPO Operations for industry leader Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) Greg is dedicated to delivering client-focused solutions and bringing global best practice and direction to a wide range of clients across a number of different verticals.  A thought leader in RPO, he is known for his impactful perspective and broad experience he brings to each client engagement.

Following a successful career in the Army and prior to joining AGS, Greg was Head of Talent Acquisition for a global financial services client where he led an extensive team of recruiters with responsibility for the governance and delivery of all permanent and contract hiring in 26 countries throughout Europe and the Americas.  He also later took on responsibility for the delivery of all graduate and management associate hiring globally.

As a key member of AGS’ executive leadership team, Greg is passionate about contributing to the successful growth and innovative practices of the recruitment and staffing industry.

Darren Bartholomew

Head of HR Planning and Info Systems UK
Leonardo MW Ltd

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Darren is Head of HR Planning and Info Systems UK at Leonardo, a leading European Defence Company and part of the Finmeccanica Group. Responsible for governance of HR Outsource provision in the UK, he has led the contract negotiations with numerous suppliers, and has recently completed the transition of the full HR and Payroll service to a new provider, and widened the scope to provide payroll services for the entire Finmeccanica UK group.

Outside of work Darren is a District Manager for St John Ambulance, the UK’s leading First Aid Charity, and is responsible for 1,500 volunteers delivering first aid and ambulance cover at events across Essex.

“I have served on the Advisory Board for many years, and currently chair the EMEA Buyers Group. Being on the Board provides fantastic opportunities to share knowledge and experience, and promote best practice in the industry – bring buyers, suppliers and advisors together in a way no other forum provides.”

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Head of Business Advisory Services Europe

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Information Services Group, Inc. (ISG), founded in 2006, successively acquired TPI (the world’s leading data and advisory firm in global sourcing) in 2007 and Compass (the premier independent global provider of business and information technology benchmarking, performance improvement, data and analytics services) to create a new leader in the fast-growing information-based services industry.

ISG Business Advisory Services (BAS) supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services.

The Head of Business Advisory Services is in charge of developing the BAS services across Europe, by insuring ISG clients get the best results from fine-tuned market offerings and value propositions. He leverages the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience of global leadership in information and advisory services.

Ross Donovan

MSP/RPO Director
Advantage xPO

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Ross is the MSP & RPO director across a portfolio of accounts in the Advantage xPO business.  Advantage xPO has been delivering RPO and MSP solutions for over 25 years and is the workforce solutions division of Advantage Resourcing, one of the largest staffing firms in the world, employing more than 150,000 contract professionals for more than 4,600 clients worldwide.

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HR Outsourcing Principal Research Analyst

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Founded in 1998, NelsonHall is the industry’s leading BPO and outsourcing analyst firm. NelsonHall’s disciplined evidence-based methodology facilitates accurate decision-making through timely access to current and objective marketplace information.

NelsonHall works closely with its clients to create a value based relationship based on its unrivalled outsourcing knowledge to act as a trusted advisor, providing answers and making business sense of the complexity and challenges faced by both service buyers and service providers within the global outsourcing market.

Sally Hunter

Senior Vice President

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Strategic, future-focused leader, passionate about high-value human capital solutions that deliver to the business plan and create competitive advantage.  Work with Clients to create ambitious talent acquisition solutions that truly reflect their culture and employer brands and create a measurable link between the talent acquisition strategy and the overall business plan.

Darren_LancasterDarren Lancaster

Managing Director, EMEA

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Darren started his career in the late 1990’s within one of the first onsite recruitment process outsourcing solutions in the European region at the investment bank Goldman Sachs.  Since then, Darren has seen how the evolution of RPO solutions can deliver true value to clients throughout the past two decades.  An inspirational visionary of how a client’s requirements can be met through RPO solutions, Darren leads one of the most knowledgeable delivery teams in the industry.  He is a sought-after speaker and thought-leader in RPO, degree-educated at London Guildhall University, and is an expert in the global delivery of RPO solutions across the world.

North America

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HRO Research Director

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Gary Bragar is the HR Outsourcing Research Director at NelsonHall where he has global responsibility for HRO. Gary joined NelsonHall in April 2007 after gaining extensive HR management experience at AT&T.  In this key role, Gary assists both buy-side and vendor organizations in assessing the opportunities and supplier capability across HRO, including for learning, recruitment, payroll, benefits, and multi-process HRO.

In his last job assignment at AT&T, Gary was a member of the AT&T governance team responsible for managing the service delivery of AT&T’s major Human Resources and Payroll services BPO contract with Aon Human Capital Services. Gary helped forge the strong partnership and as such AT&T and Aon were selected as “HRO Relationship of the Year.”  Gary’s prior operational experience at AT&T included: Learning, Recruiting, Benefits Administration, Compensation, HR Transformation, HRIT and Employee Programs for AT&T International.

Gary has published numerous articles, conducted numerous webcasts and presented at many conferences in the U.S. and Europe  on various outsourcing topics.

Brian Bules

Head of Global Talent Solutions and Operations

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Brian Bules is the head of global talent solutions and operations for GSK.

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Director in the HR practice, with a focus on talent management, RPO, and HR technology.  Assist clients with strategic assessments, Future State Delivery Model design, RFP and supplier selection, and contracting and renewals.

Peter Carvalho

AllSTEM Connections

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Peter Carvalho is the President of AllSTEM Connections.

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SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.

Kim Davis

Vice President, Sales

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Kim Davis services as the vice president of sales at Yoh. With over 30 years of experience, he is recognized for his RPO pioneer and talent acquisition skills as a thought leader. Kim brings senior executive leadership experience on both sides of the desk. This includes corporate HR, career management, consulting, staffing and recruitment process outsourcing. As a career entrepreneur, Kim successfully started and sold three talent acquisition firms. Two where RPO businesses, one of which ranked on the RPO Baker’s Dozen List. He also helped start two major RPO providers.

Kim has authored numerous articles and been published in several trade publications. Kim’s article topics range from all aspects of talent acquisition. Kim most recently wrote about the demand for health care recruiting. She has also served as a HROA RPO Alliance board member up until 2011. In that role, she provided and direction for the RPO vertical.

Kim was awarded E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and holds an MBA from Western Illinois University and BS in business from Northern Illinois University. He is also a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and a certified Career Management Practitioner.

Wendy DiMartino

Vice President – Client Services
Korn Ferry

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Wendy DiMartino is the Vice President of Client Services.

Valerie_EganValerie Egan

Senior Director of Learning and Development
Girl Scouts USA

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Valerie Egan is Talent Acquisition Strategist for The Girl Scouts USA. In this role she is responsible for the Talent Acquisition Function for GSUSA. She provides day to day oversight to the team as well as provides strategic direction to identify process improvements and enhance candidate experience.

Before joining GSUSA, Valerie was Head of Resourcing, North America for Linde, formerly BOC, a leading gases and engineering company. In this role, she managed the staffing function as well as provides oversight to an outsourced vendor for 7 years.

Prior to Linde, Valerie Egan was AVP, Employment Operations with Aon Human Capital Services. In this capacity, she supported AT&T for 7 years and specialized in management recruitment, college/university relations and non management staffing. Prior to joining AT&T, Valerie worked for Merrill Lynch in New York City for 18 years in various human resources capacities, primarily specializing in technology recruitment, college recruiting and employee relations. She holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from St. Peter’s College and a Masters of Business Administration from Pace University.

Valerie has been a member of the Morris County New Jersey Chapter of SHRM for the past 13 years where she has held various leadership positions including Vice-President of Programming and President.  She is also very involved with HRO Today Services and Technology Association where she serves on the North American Board.

“I have always been an advocate of advancing my knowledge within the HR industry/community and serving as a board member of HRO Today Services and Technology Association has enabled me to network with colleagues who have similar responsibilities/job function within their industries.  This networking has allowed me to share and seek process improvement initiatives and brain storm ways to increase efficiencies within my recruitment delivery function.”

Paul Harty

Chief Solutions Officer

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Sevenstep is a global leader in recruitment outsourcing, providing true talent acquisition wins and business performance gains for enterprise clients across six continents.  With delivery centers around the world, Sevenstep is a non-stop recruiting force delivering a powerful suite of outsourced talent solutions, including enterprise, project, blended, data analytics and employer branding and talent attraction.  With an unbounded approach, Sevenstep unleashes the possibilities of talent and trusted partnerships.

Lori Hock

CEO, Hudson Americas
Hudson Global, Inc.

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Lori Hock is the CEO of Hudson Americas for Hudson Global, Inc., a global talent solutions company with expertise in leadership and specialized recruitment, contracting solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, talent management and eDiscovery.  Hock is responsible for the strategic direction, operations, and profitability of Hudson Americas.

With over 25 years experience in enterprise workforce staffing management, as well as outsourcing and consulting solutions in North America and globally, Lori is a well-established staffing industry veteran, known for her thought leadership, expertise in successfully building and driving profitable business growth, developing and operating high performance teams, and leading the design and implementation of business transformation initiatives.

Lisa Forman Johnson

VP, Human Resources
MVM, Inc.

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As the vice president of human resources for MVM, Inc., Lisa is responsible for driving the overall human resources strategy as MVM experiences rapid growth.  Ms. Johnson’s oversight includes talent management, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, professional development, employee engagement, employee branding and strategic communications.

With over 20 years of HR Leadership experience in various industries that include the airline, telecommunications, non-profit and staffing industries, Lisa has proven successes transforming HR teams into highly-productive, efficient business-focused partners.

Ms. Johnson holds her SHRM-SCP, is a member of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals and HRO Today Services and Technology Association, and has a B.A. in Corporate Communication from ELON University.

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Vice President, Business Development
Randstad Sourceright

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Focused on customer development for companies that desire to outsource the talent acquisition function, whether for permanent, contingent or contract staff, through recruitment process outsourcing solutions and managed service programs.

Terri Lewis

Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources

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Terri Lewis is senior vice president and global head of human resources for Pontoon. Pontoon is a division of The Adecco Group.  Terri is responsible for driving the acceleration of Pontoon through leadership. Her differentiated talent models attract and develop the best talent. She knows how to build a culture of engagement, agility and innovation.  She oversees HR service delivery, diversity and inclusion. Her HR policies and programs give a boost to talent acquisition and talent management efforts.

With colleagues in over 40 countries supporting clients in over 90 countries, Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company specializing in improving an organization’s talent through management of the contingent workforce and statement of work resources as well as sourcing and recruiting direct hires.

She received her Master’s degree in Business and Human Resources from the University of South Carolina and Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Clemson University.   Throughout her career, Terri has been an advocate of the HR professional as a business partner, with a true understanding of the organization and the ability to develop and implement a people strategy to enhance business results.  In addition to Pontoon, she has worked in organizations such as PSS World Medical, General Electric, International Paper and Brambles Ltd.  She lives in Jacksonville, FL, with her husband Fletcher and son Carter.  Terri’s full profile can be viewed viewed here.  She can be contacted at

Taryn Owen


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Strategic and focused leader offering extensive background in operational and process excellence.  Solid expertise in talent acquisition and recruitment process outsourcing.  Solutions oriented individual in charge of developing client relationships, driving service delivery excellence and partnering to design, implement and deliver global solutions.

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Chief Human Resources Officer
Teknor Apex

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Donna Sinnery is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Teknor Apex, one of the most ethical, customer-connected companies in the material science industry.  All across the world, people come into contact with products that Teknor Apex had a hand in making.  With specialty divisions for vinyl, TPE, nylon, colorants, and chemicals, and almost a century of expertise, Teknor Apex has the capability to deliver highly-tailored solutions, no matter the customer, supplier, or product.  As a global leader in custom compounding, the company has always ventured beyond the boundaries of traditional thinking, providing our employees with the freedom for innovative and strategic thought.  With nine U.S. locations and operations in Belgium, Germany, Singapore, and China, we provide an atmosphere that stimulates and develops our diverse workforce in an effort to bring together the best ideas and talent across all divisions.

Prior to Teknor Apex, Donna was with Corvias Group, where she supervised HR for its divisions – Corvias Military Living, Corvias Campus Living, and Corvias Solutions.  Prior to joining Corvias Group in 2010, Donna provided strategic leadership and management direction for Fidelity and State Street Corporation on a variety of global initiatives supporting the acquisition and management of talent.  Additionally, she was the founder and president of Global Sourcing, Inc., an international search organization that supported the recruitment of talent across five continents, including more than 15 countries.  Early in her career she was a member of the United States Air National Guard, where she specialized in human relations.

Joshua Smith

Senior Vice President
Advantage xPO

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Joshua Smith is a Senior Vice President at Advantage xPO

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Director of Recruiting, North America

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Mike has spent the past 15 years in a combination of business development and recruitment roles. He has spent the past four years with gategroup, Airline Solutions where he is currently the Director of Recruitment. In this role Mike is responsible for leading both the professional and union recruitment teams across North America. His recruitment department is responsible for over 5,000 hires annually. In addition to talent acquisition, Mike’s team is responsible for management of employer branding, NA relocation & immigration, collaborating cross functionally to optimize workforce planning, delivery of labor analytics to drive process improvements, manage recruitment technology and related vendor partnerships, as well as managing RPO & contingent staffing relationships and related mobile and video strategies.

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President, Strategic Workforce Solutions
AMN Healthcare

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Dan White, President of Strategic Workforce Solutions for AMN Healthcare, is responsible for business development of the full spectrum of AMN’s healthcare workforce solutions, including the industry-leading Managed Services Programs (MSP), Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Enterprise Labor Management, and our Strategic Accounts and Client Marketing teams.

Dan brings over 25 years of professional experience in recruitment, staffing, product marketing and management, software development, executive leadership and venture capital.  As an industry pioneer and veteran, Dan is responsible for leading AMN’s top-ranked Managed Services Provider (MSP) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) businesses, while reshaping the way AMN delivers its workforce solutions to its diverse client base.

Dan possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and has a proven track record of building innovative products to solve gaps in the marketplace, and implementing large scale MSP and RPO programs at companies including Convergys Corporation, IBM and Adecco.  He founded SkillSet Software in 1993 and has continued to build his career through sales and operational leadership roles across the industry.

Dan is also a recognized industry spokesman, speaking regularly on the topic of workforce lifecycle management, recruitment best practices, human resources systems design and talent optimization, among others.

Dan received his BBA in Accounting from the University of San Diego in 1985.  He lives in San Diego with his wife, Liz, and has two children.

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John Wilson is the founder and CEO of WilsonHCG. WilsonHCG is a top global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and human capital consulting firm. He has spent more than a decade building WilsonHCG into a premier global RPO provider. John’s commitment to bringing innovation to the RPO industry has made him a respected authority in the HR community. He regularly consults business leaders on a range of human capital topics. They include talent acquisition, diversity leadership and employment branding. In addition, he contributes to talent communities, workforce planning, millennial recruitment and employee engagement. Retention is also another area of expertise for him. He is regularly featured in industry media. John’s hands-on leadership has been instrumental in driving growth every year since the company’s inception. Connect with John via Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Chief Marketing Officer

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Kristen Wright is the Chief Marketing Officer for the global RPO firm Cielo. Cielo is a market leader that serves more than 100 clients across 68 countries. In this executive leadership role, she owns responsibility for enabling the company’s record growth and establishing its reputation in the market as an innovative authority on talent acquisition strategies. Kristen directly oversees lead generation, branding, public relations, internal communications, digital marketing, sales enablement and client advocacy for the organization’s four international regions. She is also the executive sponsor of Cielo’s social business transformation initiative.

In her nearly 20 years as a brand educator and evangelist in the human capital management industry, Kristen has experience in sales and marketing. She has had leadership roles with industry giants (ManpowerGroup) and technology start-ups (Provade). She was named a 2014 HRO Superstar by HRO Today Magazine for the award-winning rebrand of Pinstripe & Ochre House to Cielo. Kristen is a recognized leader in B2B marketing excellence. She is frequently sought to share her expertise in evolving the function from a cost center to revenue-generating.

Kristen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in French. In addition, she also has a Master of Science degree in Management and International Business. She earned her degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She resides in Menomonee Falls, WI with her husband and two children. Connect with her on LinkedIn or Twitter.