Past Summits

2016 New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit

The Heldrich, New Brunswick, NJ

Event Highlights

The CIO Executive Leadership Summit delivers world class thought leadership in a club-like setting where attendees will receive unique insights into best practices and will hear success stories involving leadership, management, technology and career development.

Highly interactive sessions will provide many opportunities for attendees, speakers and panelists to be engaged in both learning and discussion. The objective for the day is to deliver high quality useful information that attendees can develop into an action plan.

Key Areas of Focus Include:

  • Strategy, Process Improvement and Alignment
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Career Management and Leadership Development

  • Roota Almeida
    Delta Dental of NJ and CT

    Roota Almeida is a dynamic senior IT Executive responsible for successful implementation of information security, risk and compliance systems and strategies across multiple industries with global operations.  Currently, she is the Head of Information Security at Delta Dental of NJ and CT, leading the development and implementation of enterprise-wide information security strategy, policies, risk assessments and controls.

    Prior to Delta Dental, Roota was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Covanta Holdings Corp., a leader in Energy-from-Waste. As a CISO she led all aspects of Information security and risk, including global information security awareness programs, policies, business continuity and incident response teams.

    Roota has over 15 years of direct experience in establishing and maintaining global security strategies, architectures, standards, and compliance while driving the necessary cultural changes to affect measurable improvements in the organizations’ security posture.  Roota is a recognized thought leader in the industry and serves as a Co-Chair for Evanta’s NJ CxO Summits and Advisory Board Member for HMG’s CIO and CSO Summits. She is also a Governing Body Member for various other technology conferences. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences such as MIT’s CIO Symposium, HMG’s CIO Summit of America. Her in-depth experience and expertise in the field of Information Security and Risk Management can be measured by the various articles, eBooks, interviews and podcasts she has to her credit.

  • Douglas Blackwell
    SVP & CIO
    Horizon BCBSNJ

    Douglas E. Blackwell is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ), the largest health insurance company in the State with close to $12B in revenue in 2015. He works with the CEO and Senior Leadership team in driving company strategy and execution with a current focus on moving from traditional Fee for Service structures to Fee for Value models. This company initiative is aligned with the Health Care Industry goal to achieve the “Triple Aim” for improving health care outcomes and quality, lowering overall cost and improving the member/patient experience.

    To remain innovative and competitive, Mr. Blackwell is a strategic business partner in Horizon BCBSNJ efforts to grow and diversify income, especially in Government and Specialty businesses, as well as transforming the company’s operations model. Mr. Blackwell and his team are directly responsible for evaluation, integration and operation of the company’s Information Technology assets. Under Mr. Blackwell’s leadership, Horizon BCBSNJ has continuously been recognized by industry publications for its technology achievements, while advancing year over year in terms of ranking. Horizon BCBSNJ has placed in InformationWeek 500 Masters of Technology (2011, 2012), InformationWeek Top 250 Innovators (2013), Information Week Elite 100 Companies (2014, 2015), and the inaugural IDG Enterprise Digital Edge 25 (2015).

    Mr. Blackwell has over 35 years of cross industry experience in Information Technology, Software, Services, Consulting and Operations. His industry experience includes Telecommunications, Computer Hardware and Software, Financial Services, Information Technology Services, Health Insurance and Health Care. In addition he has been responsible for company Operations both on a domestic, as well as global basis, and has had P&L responsibility for several companies he managed. He was part of the Senior Leadership team of a Venture Capital backed company that completed a successful IPO for a developer of hosted wireless telecommunications applications.
    Before joining Horizon BCBSNJ, Mr. Blackwell served as Senior Vice President for Remote Application Hosting Services, a division of the Allscripts/Eclipsys Corporation. Prior to that he was the SVP for Service Operations IT at CIGNA Corporation and held several Senior IT positions during his 5 year tenure there. In addition, he held Executive positions at several software companies including SVP of Operations, VP of Operations and Client Delivery, and VP of Global Operations.

    From 2011 until January of 2016, Mr. Blackwell was a member of the Board of Navinet, a Boston Based developer of software and services to the health care industry. He helped to lead the acquisition of Navinet by three BCBS organizations, including Horizon BCBSNJ in March of 2012, and he was instrumental in helping to facilitate the acquisition of Navinet by Nant Health that closed in January 2016. Recently he joined the Board of Advisors of the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Blackwell obtained a BA in both Business and Human Development from Colby College in Waterville, Maine; completed graduate work in the MBA programs at Babson College and Clark Universities in Massachusetts, and also attended Columbia University’s Executive Development Program.

  • Michael Del Priore

    Michael Del Priore has over 25 years industry experience specializing in driving the innovative use of Information Technology in the Consumer Products and Pharmaceutical industries. Throughout his career he has consistently led large transformational initiatives in domestic and global settings where technology was deployed to drive business value.

    Michael was previously Senior VP and CIO at Catalent Pharma Solutions where he was responsible for all aspects of information technology at the company.  Michael led the development of a new Global IT strategy and launched a series of initiatives to leverage technology to drive company growth, derive efficiencies in the manufacturing and lab operations, and enhance interactions with customers and suppliers.

    Immediately prior, he was VP, Global CIO at Church & Dwight where he also led the Global IT organization.  During his tenure and C&D, he led the development of a new IT strategy that completely transformed the organization and how it leverages technology.  Prior to Church & Dwight, Michael was Vice President and Global Head of Commercial Operations IT for Roche Pharma.  In addition, Michael functioned as the Region Head for North America.

    Before to joining Roche, Michael held a series of IT leadership roles in divisions of Philip Morris (Altria) where he provided IT leadership to corporate functions as well as international and domestic businesses.  Michael launched his career as a Consultant at Andersen.  Michael holds a BS degree in Management Information Systems and an MBA in Corporate Finance.

  • James Eichmann
    Chief Technology Officer
    Worthy Financial

    Jim is the Chief Technology Officer at Billtrust with over 25 years’ experience building highly scalable and robust systems. He is a driven IT business and technology executive who has led several organizations through major growth phases, infrastructure initiatives and M&A integration.  Jim has been involved with multiple successful startup companies where he led all aspects of the IT organization. Jim is a former CIO of the year finalist for NJ, recognized for his contribution to driving breakthrough innovation and creating a strategic IT organization. He serves on multiple executive advisory boards for industry leading organizations and has been an industry speaker at various technology events dealing with the future of IT organizations and building cloud based solutions. He is currently a member of the Society for Information Management of NJ. Jim has also contributed to several trade articles on best practices within the business environment dealing with outsourcing business practices. Jim joined Billtrust in October 2002. Prior to Billtrust, he was the Executive Vice President of Product Development for Paytrust, Inc. where he was responsible for all IT initiatives. Prior to Paytrust, Jim worked as a Manager for Logic Works, as a Senior Consultant at Atlantic Information Management and as Senior Product Analyst for the U.S. Army. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance from Mount Saint Mary's College and management training from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Michael Ferrell
    Principal Security Solutions Architect

    Michael Ferrell is the East Region Principal Security Solutions Architect for CenturyLink. His background includes security consulting with several Fortune 100 companies, assisting their C-level teams with privacy and security issues, technologies and compliance.  He has over 14 years of security experience including:

    -   Six years of cloud security experience

    –      Public, private and hybrid cloud security for PaaS, IaaS and SaaS

    –      Architected cloud solutions for PCI, HIPAA and FFIEC regulated customers

    -       Eight years as Security and Privacy consultant for large companies across several verticals

    -       Experience in managed security including DDoS, firewalls, and threat management

    • Security certifications

      -       CISSP, ISSAP, CGEIT, CISA, National Security Agency NSTISSI 4011 InfoSec Professional and CNSSI 4014 Information Systems Security Officer

    • Masters in Computer Science Information Security
    • Experience includes:

    - Application security in Agile development environments

    - ISO27001/27001, SAS70/SSAE16, ISO 27001, Sox, ITIL


    - IDS/IPS, DDoS, Forensics, CSIRT/CERT, PKI/Encryption

  • Stephen Fraser
    W Group

  • Hugo Fueglein
    Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice
    Diversified Search

    Hugo Fueglein is a Managing Director in Diversified Search’s New York City office. He is a leader in the CIO & IT Management Practice in the United States and is a core member of the Global CIO Practice for Diversified Search.  Mr. Fueglein is also a leading member of the Global Technology Practice at Diversified Search. He has placed technology executives in key positions across all industries.  Hugo’s specialization is in the placement of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and technology executives in IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Application Development, and IT Operations.

    Prior to joining Diversified Search, Mr. Fueglein was an Executive Vice President with DHR International and formerly an integral member of the CIO and IT Practice at CTPartners.  He served clients across industries, recruiting talent to fill critical roles in corporate technology functions.  Hugo has completed assignments for CIOs and key leadership positions in technology for a broad scope of clients that continuously utilize technology as a strategic initiative.  Industry sectors served include technology, consumer goods, retail, energy, financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and industrial.

    Hugo’s search career also includes being a Principal with both Korn/Ferry International and Morgan Samuels.  During his seven year tenure with Korn/Ferry, he was instrumental in the creation of the CIO Center of Expertise.  Earlier in his career, Hugo was an economist with Chase Econometrics and The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates).  While serving as an economist with The WEFA Group (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), Hugo refined his strategic process management and developed superior communication abilities in working with a diverse clientele.

    BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

    MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Connecticut

  • Chris Gates
    Group CIO and SVP Hosting Services


  • Clark Golestani
    Managing Director
    Advisor, Investor, Board Member
    C Sensei Group LLC

    Golestani is the Former President, Emerging Businesses and Global Chief Information Officer at Merck, where he is responsible for the company’s portfolio of health services and solutions companies inclusive of the company’s venture and equity funds, as well as the company’s global information technology organization, strategy and worldwide execution spanning all lines of business inclusive of Human Health and Animal Health BioPharma. Golestani serves as a director on the Board of Directors of Seal Software (, the leading provider of contract discovery, extraction, and analytics capabilities, and UMUC Ventures, a not-for-profit organization, established by the University of Maryland University College (, that develops innovative businesses and partnerships, supporting efforts to reduce the cost of higher education for adult learners while addressing the workforce needs of the 21st century.  Golestani also serves on the advisory councils for multiple venture funds and technology product and services companies. Previous Merck responsibilities included the global head of IT for Merck’s R&D division; Leadership of the Company’s global IT capability supporting corporate functions; Leadership and development of the Company’s IT strategy, portfolio, and enterprise architecture; Leadership of the company’s global computing services, eBusiness, and information security capabilities; as well as various leadership and management roles across the company.  Prior to joining Merck, Golestani was a principal with Oracle Corporation’s consulting practice. Previously, Golestani served on the Board of Directors for Liaison Technologies (, and NPower ( Golestani has a degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and was a co-founder of Cambridge, Massachusetts based Cross Road Technologies, Inc..

  • Chuck Gray
    Egon Zehnder

    Chuck is a Partner in the New York office and leads the Chief Information Officers Practice on the East Coast.  He brings deep expertise in Chief Information Officer searches across numerous industries including Financial Services, Life Sciences, Industrial, Technology, and Public Sector .

    Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Chuck was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan in its Treasury & Securities Services (TSS) division. With TSS, he served as the Chief of Staff for the Global Head of Treasury Services Operations.  He was also a member of the TSS Strategy team where he had responsibility for leading strategy projects and executing M&A transactions. Previously, Chuck was a Director at Liberty Mutual Group where he worked on the Corporate M&A and Corporate Strategy teams.  Chuck also worked in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston.

    Prior to pursuing an MBA at the Wharton School, Chuck worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company serving clients across a variety of industries.  He also worked as an Applications Developer at TenFold Corporation, a software company focused on developing large-scale applications.

  • Jean Hill
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Jean Hill is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Corporate Performance Improvement in New York, and is also the National Solution Leader for CPI’s Digital and Technology Services practice. She specializes in leading initiatives that re-imagine enterprise strategy and leverage technology to drive transformative change and results. With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Hill has provided leadership for complex engagements, delivering actionable plans to ignite change, address leadership gaps and drive value. She has worked across multiple business contexts including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), enterprise transformations and periods of rapid growth.

    Currently at A&M, Ms. Hill is working with a $30 billion financial services company to establish new capabilities in an effective and compliant manner, including a multi-business line transformation to improve overall regulatory compliance. She also recently developed and implemented a strategy for a major healthcare provider that entailed a new sourcing model, revamping their technology offerings and restructuring their technology organization that led to $400 million in savings.

    Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Hill was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of First New York Securities, where she built a technology platform that allowed the business to transform from a prop shop into an asset management company. She held a number of senior roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Merrill Lynch and DLJ. As a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, she led both its global wealth and institutional technology services organizations. She created and implemented managed-services models with strategic partners in the service desk and desktop support, among others. These initiatives led to steady service improvements and savings of more than $100 million.

    Ms. Hill earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from Fordham University. She is admitted to the New York Bar. She is an active Cornell alum and serves on the Cornell Council, the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Advisory Board for the Cornell undergraduate business program. Ms. Hill also sits on the Board of Directors for Per Scholas, a workforce development non-profit. She is a passionate advocate for diversity in the workplace and frequently speaks and leads panel discussions at diversity forums and events.

  • Rise Jacobs
    CIO & CTO
    Multiple Employer Benefit Plan

    Risé Jacobs is the Senior Vice President, Technology at Astoria Bank and is responsible for collaborating with the business leaders to design and deliver IT services to the Bank.   She has been with Astoria since 2001, and has been in Information Technology for over 25 years.   Ms. Jacobs and her team have been awarded the Best Practices award by the Technology Managers Forum and she recently received the Diamond Award from LISTnet for her achievements and leadership in technology.  Ms. Jacobs also received an Individual Performance Award from the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP) for contributions to the organization and the technology profession.  She is on the membership committee of the Wall Street Technology Association and the Board of the LI/NYC chapter of the AITP.   She has presented to organizations including the AITP, Technology Managers Forum and InfraGard.  Ms. Jacobs has an MBA from Baruch College and holds several certifications, including Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and the CISSP.

  • Thomas Koulopoulos
    Chairman & Founder
    Delphi Corporation

    Tom Koulopoulos is chairman and founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank providing advice on leading edge technologies and futures to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies for the past 25 years. He has also been the executive director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, an executive in residence at Bentley University, and the leader of a global Innovation Lab for Perot Systems (now Dell). Named one of the industry's most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine, he is an authority on the implications of trends in technology, society, and business for global organizations. His articles and market insights have appeared in national and international print and broadcast media such as; BusinessWeek, FastCompany, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN, and NPR. His nine books include; Cloud Surfing, The Innovation Zone, Smartsourcing, Corporate Instinct, Smart Companies, Smart Tools, and The XEconomy. Tom's current book, Cloud Surfing, looks at the dramatically changing forces and behaviors that are driving the way we work, live, and play in the hyperconnected cloud. His insights have received wide praise from luminaries such as the late Peter Drucker, the father of modern management; Dee Hock, founder of Visa International; and management guru Tom Peters, who called his writing, "a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive." According to Tom's mentor, Peter Drucker, Tom's writing "makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself." In his prior book, The Innovation Zone, How Great Companies Re-innovate for Amazing Success, Tom boils innovation down to its essence and provides a play list for companies and individuals who want to increase their ability to innovate. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Tom has also been an adjunct professor at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Management and the Harvard University School of Public Health.

  • Joyce Lee
    VP & CIO, Asia Pacific Janssen Pharm Group of Companies
    Johnson & Johnson

    Ms. Joyce Lee has recently been promoted to the position of Vice President of Information Technology and CIO of Johnson & Johnson Janssen Pharmaceutical Group of companies for the Americas Region, covering US, Canada and the Latin Americas Region. In her new role, Joyce will be based in US, New Jersey around May 2016. Prior to this, Joyce was the Asia Pacific Vice President of Information Technology (IT). In addition to this role, Joyce was also the head of IT for the One JNJ South East Asia (SEA). As CIO of the various Janssen business & regions, Joyce is responsible for the IT Strategy in support of the business goals, and delivers business capabilities through innovative use of technology solutions.

    Prior to this role, Joyce Lee was Managing Director for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Malaysia and Singapore, where she was the Senior Management Executive business leader responsible for leading, managing and growing the Johnson and Johnson diverse range of Consumer Personal care portfolio and Healthcare OTC medical brands for Malaysia and Singapore business. Joyce was accountable for total business sales of about USD 100 MM business- covering Sales, Marketing, Human Resource and Finance teams across the two geographic areas. Key notable achievements included 3 years of consecutive double-digit top and bottom line growth for the Consumer Malaysia business, and successful implementation of a new go to market sales business model for Consumer Singapore.

    In June 2005, Joyce was appointed to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Asia Pacific as Vice President/Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Information Management and a member of the Consumer Asia Pacific Leadership Team (APLT). She has been instrumental in driving the IT strategy for the region, as well as providing leadership and achieved a very successful Pfizer Consumer Healthcare systems integration including SAP, during her tenor as the Vice President.

    Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Joyce spent the last 14 years in DuPont, as Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific Region and concurrently Managing Director for DuPont Singapore.

    Joyce started her career with DuPont as Regional Telecommunications Analyst.  For the past 14 years, she held a variety of leadership positions including Global Demand Manager for managing Strategic IT Alliance between DuPont, CSC and Accenture. She was also based in the US and was the IT head for the Engineering Polymers business for the Americas Region

    Joyce graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems.  She also received Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS).

  • Beverly Lieberman
    Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

    Beverly Lieberman is President of Halbrecht Lieberman Associates, a leading, retained executive search firm, specializing in recruiting CIOs and CTOs.

    Ms. Lieberman joined Halbrecht Associates in 1986 and became the owner in 1991.  She has successfully managed searches for Fortune 500 companies as well as early-stage businesses.  Industries served include healthcare, insurance, higher education, financial services, retail, manufacturing, government, management consulting, high technology, law and communications.

    In addition to executive search, Ms. Lieberman has established an executive coaching practice.  She coaches senior executives in the areas of performance improvement and career development.

    Ms. Lieberman has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Michigan and graduated from the prestigious M.I.T Sloan School Executive Management Program.

    Prior to joining Halbrecht Associates, Ms. Lieberman was a Human Resource executive with a Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate and a leading New England bank, where she managed major recruitment efforts for professional and senior level technical staff. 

    Ms. Lieberman is a frequent speaker at professional societies and conferences and is often quoted in major business and trade publications.  She has been a featured writer for CIO Magazine.  Ms. Lieberman is a long-standing member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  In addition, Ms. Lieberman is a Board member of the University of Bridgeport’s Industry Advisory Board.  Ms. Lieberman was selected by Executive Recruiter News as one of the 50 leading retained search professionals.  She is also recognized by John Sibbald’s The Career Makers, as one of the nation’s top recruiters

  • Jason Molfetas
    Chief Digital, Information and Security Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


    Jason Molfetas is a senior vice president and chief information officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this role, Molfetas leads the Bank’s Information Security and Technology Solutions Services functions. He also is a member of the Bank’s Management Committee.

    Jason has extensive transformational leadership experience, having led the implementation of new strategic technology initiatives at several companies. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed in July 2020, Molfetas served as managing director of CIO Advisory for KPMG and director of IT Enablement for DXC Technology. Before that, he was Amtrak’s chief information and digital officer from 2012 through 2017, where he led the transformation of the IT team to an innovative business enabler and technology partner. He has also served in CIO roles with other organizations, including Brambles Industrial Ltd., Westcon Inc., and Xerox Engineering Corporation.

    Molfetas earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Pace University and a master’s degree in business administration from Fordham University.

  • Hunter Muller
    Founder & CEO
    HMG Strategy

    Hunter Muller is a charismatic industry pioneer and a modern-day Renaissance Man. As a global C-suite advisor and coach for the past 30 years, Hunter’s insights and concepts have been successfully applied by Fortune 1000 organizations worldwide to accelerate executive performance, propel the career ascent of C-level executives, and to drive transformative innovation and create new waves of value.

    Hunter is the Founder and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the largest independent, objective, transparent and collaborative executive network in the world. HMG focuses on innovation and breakthrough strategies for core, parallel and new markets while studying the most successful organizations eco-systems and platforms such as Amazon and Microsoft.

    HMG Strategy is the provider of thought leadership and networking events for CIOs, CISOs, and senior technology executives. HMG Strategy offers a unique, integrated model for enabling C-level executives and their companies to draw upon courageous leadership to reimagine, reinvent, and rebuild their business models to attain the genius-level thinking required in today’s dynamic business landscape to achieve competitive advantage in the digital frontier.

    Hunter's passion for the role of the technology executive in transforming the business is reflected in the 7 Pillars of Trust which embody HMG Strategy's unique business model.

    Complementing HMG Strategy’s world-renowned events is HMGNextVentures, a venture capital accelerator aimed at helping connect CIOs with the most innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv. HMG Strategy also partners with the world’s leading venture capital firms, including Amplify Partners, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital. HMG Strategy connects CEOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives with startup technologies backed by the leading VCs to identify opportunities for innovation and business transformation.

    Meanwhile, HMG Strategy’s award-winning Research Team advises the world’s technology companies such as Adobe, Nutanix, and Workday on branding, messaging, and Voice of the Customer strategies.

    Hunter has published five that draw from his extensive business experience: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011), On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012), Leading the Epic Revolution (Wiley, September 2013) and The Big Shift in IT Leadership (Wiley, July 2015) and The CEO of Technology (Wiley, January 2018). Hunter is now working on his sixth book: 'Enterprise 2025', which is slated to be published in January 2020. As a result, Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on

    Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Save the Children, and Year Up, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

    An intrepid international athlete, Hunter is an ardent yacht racer, a world-class skier, and an extreme fitness guru. Hunter is passionate about ocean and mountain adventures and spending time with his sons, Chase and Brice.

    Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in the Babson College School of Management.

  • Vipul Nagrath
    SVP Product Development
    ADP, Inc.

    Vipul Nagrath joined ADP in 2015 as SVP and Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) with responsibility for all infrastructure, operations, enterprise applications, enterprise technology systems and processes, end user compute, and mobile & telephony across the globe.

    In 2020, Vipul was promoted to a new role as SVP, Head of Product Development for Major Account Solutions & Human Resources Outsourcing.

    Vipul and his team work closely with ADP’s senior business leaders to execute ADP’s business strategy and identify, prioritize and execute technology solutions that are cost effective, efficient and scalable globally. The focus of Vipul’s organization is to work collaboratively across the organization to ensure that we build strategic capabilities that support an excellent service experience for our clients and associates.

    An industry leader in technology, Vipul brings more than 25 years of experience in developing forward-thinking solutions. Vipul previously served at Bloomberg L.P. from 2003 to 2015, where he started as a project manager in 2003 and rapidly rose through the engineering organization to become Bloomberg, L.P.’s Global Head of Research & Development. In this role, he oversaw technology research and development for all Bloomberg products.  He continued his growth & responsibility as the CIO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bloomberg’s Enterprise Solutions business.

    Vipul started his career as a developer with Granada Systems Design, Inc., then moved on to run his own boutique firm specializing in computer telephony integration from 1995 to 2003. Vipul earned a bachelors and master’s degree in computer science from Pace University.

  • Adam Noble
    SVP & Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
    American Water

    Adam was formerly the Senior Vice President & Global CIO for GAF, providing vision and leadership by partnering with the business to deliver innovative digital solutions to his internal and external customers.  Adam focused on ways to utilize digital technology to help the business innovate, generate revenue and increase profitability for an organization.  Adam is a Project Management Professional (PMP), a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM), participates on several IT executive advisory boards, is a mentor for the Columbia University Executive Master’s Program and is a member of several industry organizations.  Adam is also a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader.

    Adam has over 30 years of experience in delivering digital and business solutions to global organizations. Adam has experience in the Pharmaceutical, Banking, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Logistics, Consulting and Chemical Industries. Prior to joining GAF, Adam has worked with JPMorgan Chase, Mars Incorporated, AlliedSignal Corporation, UPS, AT&T and Bristol Myers Squibb. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Binghamton University and a Master's Degree in Management Systems Analysis from Kean University. 


  • John Repko
    EVP & CIO

    John Repko is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of AIG. He leads AIG’s global technology and sourcing functions, overseeing core shared infrastructure, applications, technology partnerships, procurement and vendor management. He also works closely with AIG’s leaders in support of technology-enabled cross-business collaboration, process improvement and strategic sourcing to meet the changing needs of clients.

    Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Repko was Global Chief Information Officer of Johnson Controls (JCI) since 2016, taking up this position with the merger of JCI and Tyco. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Enterprise Transformation Leader at Tyco from 2012. Mr. Repko also held chief information officer roles at Covance Inc., SES Global and General Electric’s GE Americom division. He began his career as Senior Accountant, CPA, with Ernst & Young.

    Mr. Repko currently serves as a member of the Insight Venture Partners CIO Advisory Board and the Lightspeed Venture Partners CIO Innovation Advisory Network. He also is a CIO Mentor for the New Jersey Society for Information Management and the Columbia University Graduate IT Management Program.

    Mr. Repko holds an M.B.A. in Systems from Drexel University and a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.

  • Ron Schlecht, Jr.
    Managing Partner
    BTB Security

    Ron is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) with 16 years of experience in security risk management and digital forensics and over 17 years total experience in Information Technology. Ron is a Partner in the independent firm, BTB Security. Ron co-founded BTB Security after successfully developing and leading professional service teams and internal security departments. Ron has an extensively varied background performing jobs in law enforcement and information security/forensics. Ron has experience on various systems, devices and applications and areas of focused expertise include security assessments, security monitoring, incident response, forensic investigations/examinations, and security organization implementation and review. Ron also has over twelve years experience in the programming of various languages.

  • Candida Seasock
    Founder and President
    CTS Associates, LLC

    Ms Seasock is an innovative business advisor focusing on mid-size companies. Specializing in enabling client growth and management success through internal executive teams and/or Advisory Boards that support vision, innovation, change that supports operation, finance, and technology and employee growth.

    As a professional mentor she focus on business that are interested in strategic growth . Specializing in enabling client growth and management success, Candida has developed her own award-winning approach “Growth Path to Success”. This approach is based on targeted business development, strategic marketing, fostering strong and long-term client relationships and implementing 360-degree agility into a company’s processes and operations. She has successfully assisted management teams ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to emerging growth companies.

    Ms. Seasock is best known for her work in building high-value market recognition for mid-size companies. She understands how to quickly generate business opportunities, identify revenue streams, and develop marketing cycles. Everything she does is based on sound management and personal ethics principles that differentiate Candida from other consultants. She rejects the transactional mentality in business and refrains from working with companies that do not value and respect the inherent human aspect with employees and customers. Ms. Seasock succeeds by becoming entrenched with an executive leadership team in the pursuit of excellence and continuous growth. To confirm Ms. Seasock's approach, many of her best clients have achieved Fastest-Growing company awards in Philadelphia and South Jersey.

  • Barry Sloane
    President & CEO
    Newtek Business Services Corp.

    Mr. Sloane is the President, Chairman and CEO of Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT)

    Newtek is an internally managed Business Development Corporation which has portfolio companies that provide a wide range of solutions to business owners across the United States.  Barry Sloane founded Newtek in 1998 and currently serves as the CEO of all of Newtek’s portfolio companies which offerBusiness LendingElectronic Payment Processing,  Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing)eCommerceAccounts Receivable FinancingInsurance ServicesWeb ServicesData Backup, Storage and Retrieval and Payroll.

    Publically traded since September 2000, Newtek has provided state-of-the-art, cost-efficient products and services and efficient business strategies to over 100,000 SMB accounts across all 50 States.

  • Stephen Spagnuolo
    NA Digital Security & Risk
    Stanton Chase

    Stephen Spagnuolo is a Director in the Baltimore office and leads cyber, digital security, risk focus areas, and client engagements. He has earned a recognized track record of delivering leadership talent and corporate development solutions with a principal focus on cyber security and operational risk across technology, financial services, and other industry sectors, ranging from early stage/startup to emerging growth to mid and large global corporates, banks and consultancies. In so doing, he leverages his deep and extensive network, particularly across the U.S. National Security and Wall Street communities.

    Prior to Stanton Chase, Stephen launched and led the Digital Security Practice for several boutique executive search firms. Earlier he was with Russell Reynolds Associates in New York, as a member of the Global Banking & Markets Practice and then Co-Founder/Head of the Americas for Sheffield Haworth, a London-based global financial services recruitment firm, where in just a few years’ time, the platform and team he established and built earned ‘firm of choice’ recognition amongst their US based Tier 1 bank and corporate clients.

    He currently serves as a cybersecurity expert and the on-call cyber security headhunter with RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange), and he is frequently engaged as a moderator and guest panelist on cyber security talent leadership, recruitment, and development for various executive leadership summits and forums, including Security Innovation Network (SINET) and HMG Strategy CIO & CISO Summits, the latter of which he co-established and built as an adjunct to HMG CIO.

    A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Stephen served with distinction as a US Marine Corps infantry officer, having deployed to multiple overseas contingencies.

  • Bob Tapscott
    Management Consultant, the Tapscott Group
    The Blockchain Institute

    Mr. Tapscott is a recognized information technology strategist, CTO, Blockchain instructor, solution designer and speaker (for example):, Detroit, Toronto  Seoul   Denver

    with a diversified background in organizational creation and transformation. 

    He is a contributing research associate and author for the Blockchain Research Institute.    Bob, as a consultant and as an adviser to CIOs of some of the world’s largest companies has driven innovations from concept creation to market disruption, delivering millions in proven results, both above and below the line. As business moves from technology enabled to technology driven, Bob has taken innovation from inspiration to the art of the possible from London to New York to Silicon Valley.

    Bob has consulted on the intersection of strategy and emerging technologies to CEOs and CIOs for a variety of multinationals, including (most recently) VMware, DIRECTV, SAP, JPMorgan, Disney, Citi, BestBuy, and DIRECTV, on topics including security, Business Intelligence / Analytics, cloud computing, and social software.  He has advised SAP on how to deploy emerging technologies for greater market presence.  His recent efforts include creating the Social Enterprise, ITaaS / SaaS, Best Practices / Security, Analytics / BI, The Blockchain, Fintech, Cloud Computing, and Statistical Analytics.

    Bob was a critical part of the original design team for the predominate financial systems at Citi where he managed, designed, and implemented systems for services which included DDA accounts, foreign exchanges, loans and deposits, credit cards, mortgages as well as their associated derivatives and risk, all while synthesizing global requirements in Toronto, New York, Brussels and Sao Paulo.  The systems current manifestation is Oracle FLEXCUBE.  He has consulted to governments in three different countries on how to more fully engage their citizens.

    Bob’s extensive background in successfully developing and implementing disruptive strategies from concept through systems design and implementation includes the training, organizational restructuring, and workflow redesign required to deliver, measure and improve overall corporate performance and customer satisfaction.  His emphasis on metrics, cost-benefit analysis, post-implementation reviews, Software as a Service, and security are leading edge.  His strong analysis, communication, mathematical, and leadership skills and out of the box thinking have ensured his success as an agent of change for his pedigreed clients.   Bob’s background in high-risk systems from nuclear power reactor maintenance to Wall Street derivatives, to flying commercial aircraft by computer has emphasized the prudent mitigation of risk.

  • Matt Turck
    Managing Director
    FirstMark Capital

    Matt Turck, a Managing Director of FirstMark Capital, invests across a broad range of early-stage enterprise and consumer startups. Prior to FirstMark, he was a Managing Director at Bloomberg Ventures, the investment and incubation arm of Bloomberg LP, which he helped start. Previously, Matt was the co-founder of TripleHop Technologies, a venture-backed enterprise search software startup that was acquired by Oracle.

    Matt is passionate about building communities, and organizes two large monthly events, Data Driven NYC (which focuses on data-driven startups, Big Data and AI) and Hardwired NYC(which focuses on the Internet of Things, AR/VR, drones, and other emerging technologies).

    Matt graduated from Sciences-Po (IEP) Paris and holds a master of laws (LL.M.) from Yale Law School. He blogs at

  • Dr. Robert Zandoli
    Global CISO and CTO

    Bob joined BUNGE in February 2015, bringing more than 25 years of experience in Global IT executive leadership to the Global IT Risk and Security organization. In early 2018, Bob added the role of Chief Technology Officer to his existing role as CISO. Prior to BUNGE, Dr. Zandoli was the Global Chief Information Security Officer at AIG and MetLife. He also has held senior positions leading global technology infrastructure at major financial firms including Bank of America. As Global Chief Information Security Officer at AIG and MetLife he managed the information security programs for their Global enterprises. Those responsibilities included IT Risk management; security policies, standards and procedures; compliance; threat and vulnerability management; cyber threat intelligence; Security Operations/incident response; Identity and Access Management; forensics; and eDiscovery, as well as Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. Bob is an active participant in several professional security organizations; has held board positions in many technology industry groups and participates in several industry councils and roundtables as both a panelist and speaker. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Bob holds a doctorate from Pace University in Information Technology, a MBA from Baruch College and is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and a graduate of the FBI CISO Academy.


7:00 AM - 8:30 AM  

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM  

Welcome and Introduction

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Summoning the Courage to Lead and Drive Innovation

Joyce Lee, CIO, Americas, Johnson & Johnson

Jason Molfetas, EVP & CIO, Amtrak

Vipul Nagrath, Global CIO, ADP

Adam Noble, SVP & Global CIO, GAF Materials Corporation

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Leaders who build their skills on a strong foundation of courage have a significant advantage for successfully driving innovation to create value to their organization. Today’s CIO must be prepared to embrace strategic innovation while simplifying IT and bringing legacy operations and applications into the future. To accomplish this, the CIO must be strategically aligned with the CEO and the board.

This session will address the new and dynamic mindset a CIO must employ to lead with courage and drive innovation.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM  

HMG GLOBAL INNOVATION INSTITUTE DIGITAL SERIES: Silicon Valley Luminaries on Emerging Technologies You Should Know About

Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

This series of digital interviews with Silicon Valley's leading thought leaders and CIOs will illuminate discussion around emerging technologies and top trends to focus on in 2016.

Following,Hunter Muller will interview prominent VCs on future trends that will impact the enterprise.

Mike Dauber, General Partner, Amplify Partners

Matt Turck, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Strategic Leadership in a World of Accelerated Change

Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, Diversified Search

Charles Gray, Financial Services Practice, Egon Zehnder

Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates

Stephen Spagnuolo, Managing Director, CyberSecurity Practice Leader, ZRG Partners

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President & CEO, HMG Strategy

Accelerated change in today’s markets requires a new range of performance from today’s CIO – including taking a starring role in the C-suite, becoming more customer-focused, adapting to new environments and leading innovation to create value by leveraging technologies in the new IT ecosystem model of this decade.In addition, recruiting, development and retention in the war for talent can be a huge challenge in today’s economic environment, particularly for global organizations.

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM  


Presentation HMG Strategy 2016 Transformational CIO Award to Jason Molfetas, EVP & CIO of Amtrak

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: Identifying Future Trends That Will Impact the Enterprise

James Eichmann, CTO, Billtrust

Chris Gates, SVP, Global Head of Compute Hosting Services, AIG

Barry Sloane, President & CEO, Newtek Business Services Corp.

Bob Tapscott, Management Consultant, The Tapscott Group

Moderator: Jean Hill, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Innovation in enterprise IT is accelerating, driven by massive platform and technology shifts. This panel of senior executives will share discussion around significant future trends in technology that are likely to impact the enterprise.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Challenge of Enterprise Security Today and Into the Future

Roota Almeida, Head of Information Security, Delta Dental of NJ

Edward Amoroso, CEO, TAG Cyber LLC

Michael Ferrell, Principal Security Solutions Architect, CenturyLink

Rise Jacobs, SVP, Technology, Astoria Bank

Ron Schlecht, Jr., Managing Partner, BTB Security

Moderator: Dr. Robert Zandoli,Global CISO, BUNGE LTD.

Emerging and significant security concerns threaten the enterprise daily and are becoming more complex as you broaden the scope from internal, to supply chain, and out to the customer. Today's CISOs are expected not only to drive efficiency, transparency and strengthen information and network security, but also to implement the best technologies and practices to establish and maintain relationships with their customers. How can CISOs balance the demand for immediate, transparent access to information while maintaining security and privacy?

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM  

Coffee Break, Networking and Meet Our Partners

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM  

EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE: Navigating the New Digital Ecosystem-How Frictionless Business Will Redefine the Role and Value of the CIO

Thomas Koulopoulos, Chairman and Founder, Delphi Group

In this inspirational keynote Tom delves into a vision of the future that will cause you to rethink almost every aspect of how you run your businesses and the role of IT; drawing on his most recent books,The Gen Z Effect, andCloud Surfinghe offers a mind-bending view of how you can prepare to cross the threshold into the greatest era of prosperity, commerce, and advancement the world has ever experienced—and, ultimately, build the future.

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Express Break

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL: The Future Role of the Enterprise Technology Executive - Going Digital

Doug Blackwell, SVP & CIO, Horizon BCBSNJ

Michael Del Priore, SVP & CIO, Catalent Pharma Solutions

Stephen Fraser, SVP & CIO, Realogy Holdings Corporation

Clark Golestani, EVP & CIO, Merck

John Repko, SVP, CIO & Enterprise Transformation Leader, Tyco

Moderator: Hunter Muller, President and CEO, HMG Strategy

Truly successful IT leaders are advancing the traditional CIO role by stepping up with bold, game-changing strategies for growing the business, creating value, dominating markets, and delivering innovation to a new generation of empowered and demanding customers. They are taking broader and more proactive roles in enterprise-level operational functions and shared services, forming business strategy and leading execution, and winning an increasing number of Board of Director seats.

This panel of IT executives will share their leadership, innovation and transformation strategies that have earned them recognition among the most successful IT leaders of today – and take a look ahead at what the future holds for the CIO role.

4:50 PM - 6:00 PM

Raffle Prize Drawings and Executive Networking Reception

Platinum Partners

  • Newtek Business Services Corp.

    Since 1999, Newtek has provided state-of-the-art, cost-efficient products and services to over 100,000 SMB accounts across all 50 states to help them grow their sales, control their expenses and reduce their risk. Newtek’s products and services include: Business Lending, Electronic Payment Processing, Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing), eCommerce, Accounts Receivable Financing, The Secure Gateway, Insurance Services, Web Services, Data Backup, Storage and Payroll.

  • CenturyLink

    CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

Gold Partners

  • ServiceNow

    ServiceNow makes work, work better for people. Our cloud-based platform and products streamline and simplify how work gets done.
  • Pure Storage

    Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data. The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. With Satmetrix-certified NPS performance in the top 1% of B2B companies, Pure has an ever-expanding range of customers who are some of the happiest in the world.
  • New Relic

    New Relic is a leading digital intelligence company, delivering full-stack visibility and analytics with more than 14,000 paid business thus collecting 1 Billion metrics per minute. New Relic offers a complete Digital Intelligence Platform to provide companies with realtime insights into their customer experience, application performance and infrastructure performance. Come see why New Relic is ranked an APM Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for 5 years in a row, by visiting:
  • Neudesic

    Neudesic is the trusted technology partner in business innovation, delivering impactful business results to clients through digital modernization and evolution. Our consultants bring business and technology expertise together, offering a wide range of cloud and data-driven solutions, including: custom application development, comprehensive managed services, and business software products. Founded in 2002, Neudesic is a privately held company headquartered in Irvine, California, and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary in 2017.
  • Information Builders Inc.

    Information Builders provides the industry's most scalable software solutions for data management and analytics. We help organizations operationalize and monetize their data through insights that drive action. Our integrated platform for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality, combined with our proven expertise, delivers value faster, with less risk. We believe data and analytics are the drivers of digital transformation, and we’re on a mission to help our customers capitalize on new opportunities in the connected world. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs.
  • Informatica

    Digital transformation changes expectations: better service, faster delivery, with less cost. Businesses must transform to stay relevant and data holds the answers. As the world’s leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, we’re prepared to help you intelligently lead—in any sector, category or niche. Informatica provides you with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities or create new inventions. With 100% focus on everything data, we offer the versatility needed to succeed. We invite you to explore all that Informatica has to offer—and unleash the power of data to drive your next intelligent disruption.
  • EMC Consulting

    EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect, and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way.

Supporting Partners

  • Delphix

    Delphix’s mission is to empower businesses to accelerate innovation through data. In a world where every company is becoming a data company, the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform gives teams self-service access to secure, personal data environments to fuel application development, analytics, and AI while also minimizing data risk.

Strategic Partners

  • Spencer Stuart

    Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world's leading executive search consulting firms. We are the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. We have unrivalled access to leading executives around the world. Our clients range across industries, from the world's largest companies to medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. We operate out of 51 offices in 27 countries. Last year we conducted more than 4,000 assignments around the world. Our team of more than 300 consultants possesses a unique blend of professional search experience and industry expertise. Consultants are organized in practices and work in teams, often across international boundaries that maximize sector specialization and knowledge-sharing. These client service teams are supported by first-rate associates and researchers, and backed by state-of-the-art technology. We place quality at the center of everything we do and solicit candid feedback at every opportunity in order to continually improve our service to clients. We channel our knowledge and expertise into a wide range of publications for the benefit of existing and prospective clients.
  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally for 40 years. We advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders, and help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments. We are a private firm with 39 offices across North and South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions including Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East and the South Pacific. We leverage our collective expertise to identify and assess leaders who can support the growth and success of our client organizations. Our 300 experienced consultants are supported by a global research network We complete more than 2,000 assignments annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Lightspeed Ventures is a global VC firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in India, Israel, and China. With over $7 billion under management, Lightspeed invests in both enterprise and consumer tech startups from early-stage to late-stage. With over 300 active startups in the portfolio, Lightspeed has invested in companies like Brocade, Informatica, Nutanix, AppDynamics, Mulesoft, zScaler, etc. Lightspeed has also created a CIO Innovation Advisory Network to connect forward-thinking IT leaders with Silicon Valley.
  • Korn Ferry

    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,700 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Organizations around the world trust Korn Ferry to manage their talent – a responsibility we meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.
  • Heidrick & Struggles

    Heidrick & Struggles actively solves business problems for our clients every day. Through our Leadership Advisory framework, we help companies attract, develop and retain the world’s most talented individuals. For almost 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
  • Egon Zehnder

    Egon Zehnder was founded in 1964 with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients' interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the assessment and recruitment of top-level management resources. The most fundamental expression of our client-first vision resides in our structure, which is unique to our profession. Our 390 consultants, operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries, are organized around a single-profit center partnership. This is designed to eliminate competitive barriers between our offices. It allows us to operate seamlessly when engagements call for us to mobilize across many offices in a country or a region. Large or small, local or global, our clients benefit from our structure by having access to our most relevant resources and relationships wherever they may reside. Underpinning this unique structure is our private ownership. We have chosen to operate our firm independent of any outside interests and are motivated solely by a desire to exceed our clients' expectations.

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