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Contributors

UNLEASH partners with leading minds to produce the best analysis of the HR landscape. Here you can find all our talented contributors, columnists, and speakers.

Aaron Green
Green founded PSG in 1996 and currently serves as CEO of this $30 million per year staffing company.
Adam Bird
CEO and Co-founder of Cronofy, Adam Bird, is an entrepreneur, software developer and architect with a passion for using technology to solve business problems.
Adam Littler
Adam joined Whatfix in 2020 as Enterprise Manager (UK and EMEA) to help companies accelerate digital adoption.
Addie van Rooij
Addie van Rooij focuses on delivering best-in-class HR services and employee experience to over 60.000 employees in more than 50 countries across the world.
Aimée Meher-Homji
Aimée Meher-Homji is the Global Head of Talent Acquisition at adidas and a member of adidas' Global DEI Council.
Akash Savdharia
Akash is an entrepreneurial technology executive with over 10 years of experience bringing SaaS products to market that solve impactful data-driven problems.
Alexander Westerdahl
Alex joined Spotify six years ago and has spent the majority of his time leading HR for Engineering, Product and Design.
Allie Boddington
Allie has a passion for the value that HR can deliver. She has over 20 years’ experience in Retail HR roles in Sainsbury’s, WHSmith and most recently M&S.
Alyssa Wied
Alyssa's experience in sales, customer service, project management, and operations have fostered her unique approach to problem solving.
Anat Markus
Anat is an HR executive with 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, designing, implementing and leading global HR transformations.
Andrew Avanessian
Andrew has a wealth of experience in growing fast-paced technology companies, with a background in cybersecurity.
Andrew Geake
Andrew is a Managing Consultant with SHL. He helps shape talent acquisition, talent mobility and organisational development solutions.
Andrew Inge
An experienced digital implementation professional with demonstrated history of working across the financial services industry, retail banking and insurance.
Angelika Inglsperger
Angelika leads the center of excellence for employer branding, sourcing, recruiting, talent management, D&I, health and engagement across Allianz Group.
Angelina Gentili
Angelina has led Human Resources teams for the technology sector in countries such as the United States, Spain and Chile.
Annemarie Verwaaijen
Annemarie Verwaaijen is an HR and payroll professional with over 20 years of experience, leading payroll teams for Fortune 500 companies.
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Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global and the founder of The Huffington Post.
Ashish Mediratta
Ashish Mediratta is VP & Principal Talent Transformation at Eightfold.AI.
Ayanna Cummings
As Director of Diversity + Inclusion with Compass Group at Microsoft, Ayanna serves as a change agent for cultural transformation.
Ben Kiziltug
As Head of Northern Europe, Ben drives the company’s goal of becoming Europe’s leading HR software solution for SMB’s.
Bianca West
Bianca West heads up Professional Services in EMEA, the team responsible for effectively guiding customer projects from concept to successful deployment.
Brandon Pleaner
Brandon is a highly experienced psychologist in the management of professional teams.
Brent Pearson
Brent is the CEO of Enboarder, the first experience-driven onboarding platform designed for new hire engagement.
Brett M. Wells, Ph.D.
Dr. Brett Wells helps clients connect the dots between their people data and business outcomes to make better decisions.
Bruno Stanziale
Bruno has 18 + years of business development, sales strategy, and senior management experience in high growth businesses.
Caitlin Bigsby
Caitlin Bigsby has 25 years experience in HCM software and has worked with dozens of organizations help maximize the value of their investments.
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Carla Harris
Carla Harris is Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley.
Caroline Gammon
Caroline’s has had an extensive international HR career working for large multi-national organisations and SME’s in senior HR roles.
Caroline Gladwin
Caroline has been with Oracle for more than 20 years following successful roles at Experian, Boots and Powergen.
Cecile Decourtray
Cécile is a Partner in KPMG's People and Change advisory division in Paris.
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Chris Havrilla
Chris leads HR tech and vendor strategy and research - studying and demystifying the latest trends and innovations in data, tools, and technology.
Chris Milligan
After spending the early part of his career as a management consultant, Chris Milligan, founded the global SaaS company – Adepto.
Chris Voce
Chris supports engagement with executive teams at strategic Citrix clients and prospects to help them understand and embrace employee experience.
Chris Wakely
Chris Wakely has been working in global benefits technology for the last 18 years in multiple markets and regions worldwide.
Christine Keily
Christine has 20+ years’ experience in Global Payroll, Taxation and Social Security.
Christophe Vanden Eede
Christophe is the Global Head of Talent Management at ING and president of the Belgian HR digital community.
Claire Whieldon
Claire is the Global Reward Programme Director at AstraZeneca plc, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company.
Claudia-Liza Armah
Claudia-Liza is an experienced TV News Presenter and Journalist and is the face of 5 News Tonight.
Cornelis Jooste
Con Jooste is an HR Transformation and HR Generalist based in the UAE.
Daiga Ergle
For the last 3 years Daiga has held the role of Chief People Officer at 4finance Group, consumer finance company with offices in 13 markets.
Dan D
Dan D’Orazio
Dan’s career includes extensive experience in value-creation, strategic advisory, marketing, and project launches for non-profit/public sectors.
David Perring
David has worked across learning, talent and HR for over 30 years, and has always been at the forefront of digital innovation.
David Smith
David Smith has 35 years of Corporate experience in change management, the last 15 years of which were spent in the turnaround of the Asda Retail Business.
David Wilson
David is a strategic advisor to many major corporate and supplier organizations in the UK and Europe.
Derek Irvine
Derek helps clientsleverage proven recognition strategies and best practices to elevate employee engagement.
Devin Hastie
Devin leads the evolution of Anheuser-Busch's Commercial Learning strategy.
Dr Sanjay Singh
Dr. Sanjay Singh is an academic, entrepreneur, and an investor.
Dr. Dieter Veldsman
Dr Dieter Veldsman is a registered organisational psychologist with a key focus on organisational development and design.
Elisa Bassi
Elisa is Learning and Transformation Global Director for the Active Cosmetics Division.
Emily He
Emily He is Oracle’s senior vice president of the human capital management cloud business group.
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Enna Jimenez
Enna is Head of Quality Assurance at IDEMIA where she developed a diverse, female-oriented engineering team.
Fabio Fabiano
Fabio drives the HR Information System technology roadmap in collaboration with the HR leadership team and Group IT.
Faye Woodhead
Faye has over 25 years of experience in HR, with a background in Talent Acquisition and Talent Management.
Fred Pinkett
As Director, Product Marketing at Absorb, Fred Pinkett brings over 20 years of product marketing and management experience.
Gary Beckstrand
With 30 years of research, business development, and leadership experience, Gary helps top organizations to achieve lasting cultural impact.
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Gary Hamel
Professor at London Business School.
Co-author of Humanocracy.
Gemma Paterson
Gemma leads a team of innovators to create, curate and share learning that drives performance at L&G.
George LaRocque
George is an HR leader and tech executive, turned market analyst and advisor, focussed on users and developers of HR technology.
Geraldine MacCarthy
At Personio, Geraldine MacCarthy is tasked with driving the tech company's European expansion.
Giovanni Gregorutti
Giovanni acts as leader to craft the ambitious Ferrero’s forward-thinking business model, creating a new Employee Experience.
Grant Telfer
Grant joined Textkernel UK in 2020 to help companies leverage AI solutions which match the right talent to the right roles efficiently and effectively.
Grant Weinberg
Grant leads the global talent acquisition, HR technology, and HR operations functions at TriNet.
Henrik Ranzau Hansen
Henrik holds skills in Global People Management, and is a manager responsible for sizable FTE teams spread across Europe, Asia and US.
Holger Mueller
Travelling the globe and cyberspace as Constellation Research Principal Analyst and VP.
Ian Cook
For over 15 years Ian has been helping global business leaders elevate their HR strategies through effective people analytics practices.
Ian McCawley
Ian McCawley is a senior member of the UNLEASH content team, writing about and discussing all aspects of HR tech and the future of work.
James Proctor
James is constantly seeking and creating service innovations to assist in the delivery of projects at Phase 3.
James Watson
James Watson is VP of Talent Acquisition and Management at Finastra, one of the largest Fintech organizations.
Jan Laurijssen
Jan is a seasoned HR consultant and senior researcher at SDWorx and the University of Antwerp.
Jan Meyer
Jan is the Global Head of Learning Systems at SAP and he has driven SAP’s learning strategy development and execution.
Jane Datta
Ms. Datta is responsible for building the quality & depth of talent necessary for supporting the agency’s mission.
Janet Ramey
Janet Ramey is a global technical expert. Her various executive roles at Cisco Systems allow her to bring a global perspective to clients.
Jenn Ravalli
Jennifer Ravalli leads marketing at PandoLogic. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in the HR Technology space.
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Jennifer Candee
Over 22 years experience designing and implementing strategic solutions for attracting and acquiring top talent within organisations.
Jérôme de Mallmann
Jerome joined DP World 3 years ago, where he leads the Group Performance & Productivity.
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Jill Popelka
Dynamic business leader, driving successful business outcomes within the SAP ecosystem for over two decades.
John Acerno
John is Vice President of Global Sales at Cisive and has over 13 years of experience in the background screening industry.
Jon Kennard
Jon’s specialism and interests include learning and skills, the future of work, organisational culture and leadership.
Jonathan Dale
Jonathan Dale is the Vice President of Marketing at Phenom, a global HR technology company.
Josh Gray
Josh Gray’s career has been focused on helping organizations adopt human-centered design approaches that deliver consumer grade employee experiences.
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Katarina Berg
Katarina Berg oversees all aspects of HR management and is responsible for developing and executing Spotify's people strategy.
Kate Graham
Kate works with organizations using HR, talent, and learning tech to feed into the research and content agenda.
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Katee Van Horn
Katee focuses on diversity & inclusion strategies that help organizations leverage the diversity and innovation of their people.
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Kerstin Bagus
Kerstin is the Chief Knowledge Officer for NetForce Global, the leading wholesale provider of global background screening data.
Kevin Craven
An experienced Chief Executive with a demonstrable history of success in business services and construction industries.
Kirsty Leivers
Kirsty is the Group Head of Culture, Inclusion and Diversity at AXA.
Klaudia Żywczyk
Klaudia is the technical expert for Workday Recruiting and supports the system and related recruiting processes.
Kyle Clark
Kyle Clark is a Senior Skills Transformation Consultant supporting Coursera’s enterprise customers in Europe and Africa.
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Laura Cole
Laura leads the HR function for Europe and UK. She is also accountable for the Bank’s Employee Experience Strategy.
Lexy Martin
As head of research at Visier, the leading people analytics provider, Lexy explores how organizations achieve value and enable adoption.
Linda Roos
Linda presently head ooba’s Human Capital Division, which comprises of both the Human Resources and Learning and Development divisions.
Lionel Obuchowski
Lionel specializes in Tech Product Ownership and Talent Management. As such, he is able to advise on, evaluate, implement and support technology solutions.
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Liviu Livanu
Liviu is an experienced former HR recruiter and learned the hard way what the recruiters need to be happy by doing recruitment.
Liz Smith
Liz Smith is the Sr. Manager of Total Health and Recognition for Kellogg’s.
Lorenzo Torresin
Lorenzo manages the Partners channel for myMeta Software, sharing awareness and methodologies focused on improving Employee Experience.
Louise Johnston
Louise is the Customer Success Manager for Consulting at Phase 3. Her role is to provide continual connections between customers and consultants.
Lydia Wu
Lydia is currently Head of Talent Analytics at Panasonic North America, where she has built the People Analytics practice from the ground-up.
Mark Blyth
Blyth received his PhD in political science from Columbia University in 1999 and taught at the Johns Hopkins University from 1997 until 2009.
Mark Eckert
Mark focuses on removing friction and barriers associated with internal mobility to create diverse opportunities.
Mark Hedley
Mark aligns People, Process, Systems, Reporting & Governance in a way that makes sense both from a commercial and delivery perspective.