Philip Altschuler | SVP of HR and Training & Development | Gables
Philip Altschuler assists entrepreneurial organizations in driving revenue and profits through comprehensive talent management strategies. His strength is in creatively leveraging HR and technology innovations to improve the acquisition, development, and support of talent. As Gables' Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Learning & Development, Philip is integrating recruitment, performance management, and engagement programs into the organization's overall strategy. In addition, he directs a team that manages benefits, wellness education and incentives, and award winning 401(k) educational programs. With a reputation for high energy and strong results, Philip is passionate about coaching leaders on how to increase their effectiveness, leadership presence, and support of a healthy workforce. Committed to ongoing professional development, Philip is actively involved with the National Multi Housing Council, National Association of Real Estate Investments Trusts, the Society of Human Resource Management, and the International Coaching Federation. He has earned certifications in Leadership Coaching (Georgetown University) and Personal Branding. Philip holds a MBA from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Alex Kinnebrew | Head of Growth Strategy and Design | Waggl
Alex Kinnebrew is a senior business leader with over 12 years of experience in strategy, innovation and systems design. Currently she serves as Head of Growth Strategy and Design for Waggl, a fast-growing employee engagement platform that enables measurable, actionable communication on enterprise topics like culture, events, change, strategy, innovation and talent. Previously, Alex designed and launched a global innovation lab network at Citi, bringing a strong lateral innovation focus to the bank’s diverse businesses. Prior to Citi, she directed corporate innovation strategy and capability building initiatives in healthcare, consumer goods, and education at Monitor Doblin (now Deloitte). Alex began her career at Gensler Architecture and pioneered a (now thriving) design strategy group charged with aligning business objectives and workplace design. Her career has focused on finding new ways to apply design thinking to solve business problems.
Anthony Luciano | SVP of Sales | Fuel50
Anthony is Senior Vice President of Sales at Fuel50. After spending nearly 10 years in telecom, he has spent the past 14 years in HCM focused on employee recognition and engagement. His career highlights include selling Amazon.com their first electronics, launching the first mobile business app in the United States, recognizing someone for 75 years of service live on CNBC, ringing the closing bell at the NYSE, and travelling extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. He earned a BS in Business Economics from the State University of New York, an MBA in Marketing from Mercy College, and completed an additional year of post-graduate studies at the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. An enthusiastic Yankees fan, Anthony can often be found boating, hiking, camping, and mountain biking with his three young sons in North Carolina. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris DeVault | Vice President, Human Resources | Goodman Global Inc. - a member of the Daikin Companies
Chris is a distinguished Human Resource practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in the field. In his current role, Chris is primarily responsible for company’s Human Resources Business Partner function, as well as the company’s Organizational and Learning Development functions, which serves the needs of Goodman’s 8,500 employees in North America. Chris’ work reaches beyond to the local community where he sits on several local non-profit boards and committees that all share a common aspect and goal – to help people and organizations reach their strategic and developmental objectives. Prior to Goodman, Chris held a variety of leadership roles with SONY and American Express.
Chris holds a BS in Psychology from University of St. Thomas in Houston Texas.
Sean Flynn | CEO | Gympass
Sean Flynn is the US CEO of Gympass, a platform that empowers employers to engage their workforce in physical activity by providing access to a network of 32,000 gyms and fitness studios worldwide. Prior to Gympass, Sean was Vice President of Global Sales IBM’s Talent Management Solutions. Sean also led sales for IBM Smarter Cities, Commerce, and the U.S. Federal market. Before joining IBM, Sean served as an Armor officer in the US Army. Sean holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business and a BS from the United Stated Military Academy at West Point.
Matthew Gilbert | Chief Creative Officer | Bayard Advertising Agency, Inc.
Matt Gilbert is an industry leading authority on employer branding. He is Chief Creative Officer (“CCO”) of Bayard Advertising where he has led innovation in brand and creative strategy across an impressive array of Fortune 1000 clients for nearly 12 years. Matt is the recipient of numerous creative awards and has worked with notable companies such as Disney, AOL, JPMorgan Chase, Hanes Brands, E&J Gallo Winery, Amtrak, Condé Nast, and many others.
Dessalen Wood | Vice President, Talent Development | Cineplex Entertainment
Dessalen Wood, CHRP, is an HR professional, facilitator and coach who has specialized in passionately leading Learning and Development and Human Resources teams within blue chip Canadian organizations. With over 20 years’ experience in mid-size and large size Canadian and US organizations, such as Reitman’s Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, The Children’s Place & The Disney Stores and most recently, as Vice President, Talent Development with Cineplex Entertainment, she has created multiple programs and support systems designed to create engaging corporate cultures, developing leaders at all levels.
In her current role, Dess and her team are responsible for the growth, development and culture of the Cineplex’ multiple businesses in Canada and the US, working together to enable them to select, retain and develop their teams in order to continue to grow and drive the business. In her tenure, Cineplex has been a 3-time winner of the Waterstone Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Culture award, in addition to having been recognized by the Retail Council of Canada, with their award for Talent Development in 2015.