NetWorkWise Presents: Who’s Who in HR
Dan Mitchell: A Different Approach to Coaching and Mentorship

Dan Mitchell: A Different Approach to Coaching and Mentorship

August 10, 2020

Dan Mitchell (favorite quote: "Say little, do much.") is the Global Learning Leader for Marsh, based in New York City.  Prior to this role Dan was the Talent, Learning & Diversity Leader for Marsh’s Asia region, based first in Singapore and later in Taipei, Taiwan, and before that was the Asia Insurer Consulting Group Leader, overseeing dispute resolution, insurer consulting agreements, and yield analysis of Marsh’s placements with the largest insurers in Asia.  Dan is a licensed Personal and Commercial General Insurance Broker through the Singapore College of Insurance.

Prior to working at Marsh, Dan held a number of Asia-based consulting and business leadership roles with Mercer, including leading the Mercer region market development function in Southeast Asia. 

Dan is a painfully-introverted US Marine Corps veteran, a certified executive coach, an amateur triathlete, a student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a Joe Rogan Experience podcast fan, a bibliophile (of the paper variety) and a lover of all things from Studio Ghibli (Google it!).

Leslie Rohrbacker: Building Consensus

Leslie Rohrbacker: Building Consensus

August 3, 2020

Leslie is a CHRO and lawyer with extensive experience in transformational human resources and change management in all types of businesses, with a record of building global teams and service delivery. She is particularly passionate about leveraging diversity and values to create an engaged, high performing and innovative culture.

As Fragomen’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Leslie is responsible for the worldwide human resources function, including talent acquisition and management, total rewards, learning and development, employee relations, HRIS and related technologies, and internal communications. In this role, Leslie has redesigned the firm’s global human resources team and function into a strategic business team delivering best-in-class talent and human capital management aligned with Fragomen objectives.

Prior to joining Fragomen in 2013, Leslie held several roles at a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, including Chief Human Strategy Officer, Vice President, Head of Human Resources, and multiple positions in the Office of General Counsel, including Deputy General Counsel. Prior to this, Leslie practiced law for 10 years in large, private law firms where she specialized in employment litigation, counseling, and training for corporate clients. She held a faculty position as Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law from 2001 – 2003 and is a trained mediator.  

 

Leslie was also the founder of a 100% woman-owned consulting firm that provided creative and strategic talent management solutions for all types of businesses and organizations. Early in her career, Leslie was the Special Assistant for Governmental Affairs for a Member of the United States Congress. She is a published children’s book author and blogger. 

Leslie is on the Board of Directors of NP2, a startup, non-profit pharmaceutical company, and on the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Holy Angels, a college preparatory high school dedicated to empowering young women to lead. She is actively involved in several philanthropic causes in New Jersey, where she resides with her husband and twin sons.

Cassandra Rose: Being An Advocate For Your Employees

Cassandra Rose: Being An Advocate For Your Employees

July 27, 2020

Cassandra Rose is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) and is the Global Benefits Director at Sprinklr. Cassandra’s career spans nearly 15 years as an HR professional specializing in benefits, information systems, employee wellness, immigration and recruiting. 

 

Having held roles at both multibillion-dollar brands and startups, she has a track record of coaching in the areas of transformational leadership, intercultural communication, team building, and managing change, with proven success in mergers and acquisitions and IPO readiness.

 

Cassandra holds a B.B.A. in Business Management from Pace University and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Penn State University.

Jill Maganza-Ruiz: Know The Business You’re In

Jill Maganza-Ruiz: Know The Business You’re In

July 20, 2020

Jill is a senior Talent executive with more than 20 years' experience supporting professional services organizations. A change agent, she brings innovation, enthusiasm and a collaborative approach to achieving business and talent management strategic goals.

Presently the HR Director for Dentons US LLP, overseeing a team of more than 20 HR professionals across the United States, Jill is responsible for developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the Firm’s key strategic priorities.

Jill has oversight of all elements of human resources including overall talent management and acquisition, total rewards, risk/compliance, development and advancement, integration and engagement, mobility and immigration, policy development & implementation, and workforce analysis.

John Barbieri: A Jack of All Trades

John Barbieri: A Jack of All Trades

July 13, 2020

John Barbieri is a seasoned Global Human Resources Executive with a proven track record of delivering high quality human capital solutions in complex cross-functional global companies.

Experiences range from large cap foreign based company to private equity start-up. Change agent in times of growth and transition. Effectively operates on both strategic and operational level. HR Generalist/HR Business Partner who has managed all HR functional areas.

Most recently, John was in a leadership role in charge of all HR and administrative functions for the U.S. subsidiary of a large Japanese insurance company. He led the integration of all HR processes from his company to a newly created entity after merger. After integration he moved to a global learning and development role.

John served as the top HR executive for a medium sized publicly traded insurance company overseeing a staff of 20 professionals in 18 office locations. Overall responsible for all areas of HR with special emphasis on executive compensation issues working closely with the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Barbieri created and managed an HR department for a private equity start-up based in Bermuda from 2007 to 2012. He helped the company grow from 50 to 500 employees in four years. John worked very closely with line managers implementing HR policies and practices necessary to attract, recruit and retain high quality workforce in competitive industry.

Prior to 2007, John held various senior HR roles for the second largest reinsurance company in the world. During that time, John led all HR for the Americas (US, Canada and Latin America) with an employee population of approximately 4,000 and HR team of around 60 professionals. John led initiative to create a HR Shared Services Center bringing together all HR operations for three separate businesses resulting in reduce costs, consistency within the region, and greater efficiencies. Early in his tenure at Swiss Re, John managed HR for the financial services group and spent a year in Zurich Switzerland on an international assignment.

Mr. Barbieri headed up HR for an investment management subsidiary of a large life insurance company, managed employment for the NY region for a large broker and started his HR career with one of the Big Four accounting firms.

John has a Master Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from Keene State College (University of New Hampshire system).

John has a CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist) designation and authored a book on Recruitment and Hiring. John is an avid sports enthusiast and resides in Davidson, North Carolina with his family.

Colleen Zanicchi: Always Willing to Learn

Colleen Zanicchi: Always Willing to Learn

July 6, 2020

Colleen oversees the development and implementation of Pentegra’s human resources policies and programs including recruitment, selection, retention, and Pentegra’s compensation and benefit programs. She’s also responsible for managing all of our offices and facilities and making sure our employees are comfortable and happy.

Colleen appreciates the opportunity to work with the Pentegra team to offer experienced, practical advice and support along with tactical problem-solving skills. She also serves as a major agent for innovation, progressive change and continuous improvement at Pentegra.

Colleen began her career in 1981 as a Benefits Administrator at General Foods, after which she joined Phibro Energy as Human Administrator before moving on in 1992 to become a Human Resources Assistant Consultant at Aon Corporation. She’s now closing in on over 24 years here at Pentegra.

Zanicchi got her start at The State University of New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She also holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRIC) and the Society for Human Resources Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation from the Society for Human Resources Management.

Tracy Tillery: Turn That No into a Yes

Tracy Tillery: Turn That No into a Yes

June 29, 2020

Tracy Tillery is the Senior Director of Total Rewards for the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (“WMCHealth”). WMCHealth is a 10 hospital network with a workforce of over 10,000 employees serving the lower Hudson Valley. In this role, she oversees a team of 6 benefit members that provide services to the network’s multi-employer entities. These services include benefit administration, budget and analysis, wellness, and discounts.

In addition to Ms. Tillery’s network responsibilities, she is a member of the Education and Communication Committee for Plan Sponsor Council of America (“PSCA”), and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the American Hospital Association (“ASHHRA”) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (“ACHE”).

Ms. Tillery has been with WMCHealth for over 8 years. Prior to her role in Total Rewards, Ms. Tillery served in the Office of Legal Affairs. She began as a Contract Coordinator responsible for assisting 9 attorneys, and then progressed in her role to become the Director of Network Contract Administration responsible for overseeing contract review, processing, and negotiation throughout the network.

Ms. Tillery joined Westchester Medical Center Health Network after working for several years in higher education at the College of Westchester. She holds a certification for Certified Plan Sponsor Professional from Plan Sponsor Council of America, as well as a B.A. from CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Shannon Johnston: Building HR from Scratch

Shannon Johnston: Building HR from Scratch

June 22, 2020

Shannon leads the Human Resources function as Vice President, HR for Avet Pharmaceuticals, a generic pharmaceutical company located in East Brunswick, NJ. She has worked as an HR professional for over 20 years and has been successful in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Shannon has led the HR function for both private and public companies and has worked across various industries.

In her last role as Head of HR and in her current position, Shannon has been responsible for building out the Human Resources function for two high growth companies. Her approach has been both practical and innovative as she uses her global experience as an HR leader and “lessons learned” along her journey to further refine her work. Shannon believes in a logical, reality-based approach to managing talent. She is an advisor, coach, organizational change agent, and workplace-wellness advocate.

Shannon holds a BA in Psychology from Georgian Court University and an MS in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.

Jose Borbor: Staying in Tune with All Industries

Jose Borbor: Staying in Tune with All Industries

June 15, 2020

Jose Borbor is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jose has extensive expertise in the areas of Global Compensation & Benefits, Organizational Design, Performance Management, Talent & Succession Planning, M&A, Divestitures and People & Culture Integration.

He’s worked internally and as a consultant with several financial services and accounting companies, including JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Brown Brothers Harriman, Arthur Andersen, Ernst Young and Deloitte Consulting.

Currently, Jose is responsible Total Rewards at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation where he oversees a team of compensation and benefits professionals that provide support to 5,000 employees across 15 countries.

Jose holds a Masters degree in Organization Psychology from Columbia University.

Danelle DiLibero: The Evolution of HR

Danelle DiLibero: The Evolution of HR

June 8, 2020

Danelle DiLibero serves as Vice President of People & Culture at Anova; a global Industrial IoT company. She is responsible for leading the end-to-end employee experience while shaping a culture defined by meaningful work, deep employee engagement, and strong leadership. Danelle has more than 20 years of experience within various industries, including financial services (Goldman Sachs), consulting (BCG), engineering and manufacturing (Sensata Technologies), and data and technology (RMS and Verisk). Danelle is an active conference speaker and panelist on the topics of HRTech, Candidate Experience, Diversity Best Practices, and the Future of Work. In 2015, Danelle was requested to participate in a discussion with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to discuss job-ready education and education debt.

Danelle holds a Bachelors degree from the University of South Florida and a Masters degree from Quinnipiac University. When not at work or home with her family, she can be found perusing the shelves at indie bookshops.

Dr. Wade Larson: The Fixer

Dr. Wade Larson: The Fixer

June 1, 2020

Dr. Wade Larson is on a personal mission to help individuals and companies overcome mediocrity and achieve their best. Wade has worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals as a consultant and HR Executive to develop programs that help them do more, achieve more and be more. As an international speaker and published author, Wade encourages leaders to improve their effectiveness in leadership and business. As a career coach, he helps hundreds of job seekers transform their lives and find their passion. Wade serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Wagstaff, Inc., a global leader in aluminum manufacturing, is owner of Larson Leadership Consulting, and is faculty for Whitworth and Washington State Universities.

Alexis Daur: Diversify Your Experience

Alexis Daur: Diversify Your Experience

May 25, 2020

Alexis Daur is ISS’ Head of Global Human Resources with responsibility for leading the team dedicated to ensuring and supporting an inclusive and diverse culture of engaged and high performing professionals around the world. Alexis leads the company’s efforts to develop human resources programs and policies which support both ISS’ strategic business goals and tactical plans.

Prior to joining ISS in 2014, Alexis led the Human Resources function for MSCI Americas. In this role, she worked closely with MSCI teams and their leadership to provide strategic direction and implement compensation and employee relations programs while also serving as the human capital lead for M&A activity. Prior to MSCI, Alexis led a Human Resources team for RiskMetrics Group where she developed and implemented the annual compensation process and advised on change-management around the acquisition of ISS. She supported RiskMetrics through its IPO in 2008 and led the people integration of other acquisitions. During her tenure, RiskMetrics was identified by Crain’s New York Business as one of New York’s Best Places to Work.

Earlier in her career, Alexis led the national diversity recruiting effort for financial service associates at Prudential Financial and held various human resources roles at Deutsche Bank, PWC, and Dominion Resources. Alexis holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Chris Cozic: Relationships Are Everything

Chris Cozic: Relationships Are Everything

May 18, 2020

Christopher Cozic joined Genmab as Global Vice President of Human Resources in November 2017. He is a global human resources executive with expertise in strategic leadership, organization design, human resource management, strategy development, change management, organizational development, and a heavy concentration in all aspects of corporate growth and expansion.

Prior to joining Genmab, Cozic was Vice President of Human Resources at Ipsen. Previously, he spent 9+ years at Eisai, where he served as Director, Global Human Resources, after joining the company as an Associate Director in 2006. During his career, Cozic was also Business Development Manager for Aerotek and Vice President, Human Resources, for NorVergence. He received his bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from Quinnipiac University and holds PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certifications

Who’s Who in HR: A Teaser

Who’s Who in HR: A Teaser

May 7, 2020

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