We are 100 senior leaders who donate time, advice, and insights as a member of the gatekeepers℠. The mission of our virtual group is to provide relevant, diverse, and current points of view on how to build and navigate a successful leadership career. We offer free published content for up-and-coming and recently established leaders, as well as leaders undergoing change.

Within our companies or for our clients, we decide (or weigh in on) which leader makes the cut, moves forward, ultimately is hired, promoted, and chosen to be fired. Our advice is not based on theory, observation or supposition; it is based upon our current experiences as a successful leader.

We are surveyed monthly and provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding leadership careers.

Look for our content here, on LinkedIn and within online business publications.

Who are the gatekeepers℠

Alan Jope

President, Beauty & Personal Care at Unilever and CEO Designee

Enrique Lores

President Imaging Printing and Solutions, HP

Chris Michalak

Chief Executive Officer, Alight Solutions

Bonnie Gwin

Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Partner, Global CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick & Struggles

Donna Morea

Member of the Board of Directors: SunTrust Bank, KrolLDiscovery, SAIC, Member of the Board of Trustees: Inova Health System, Chair of the Board of Trustees: Wesleyan University

Jane Stevenson

Vice Chairman, Board and CEO Services, Korn/Ferry International

James Zaza

Fellow Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University;Lead/Senior Director of the Board & Executive Vice Chairman, Godiva Chocolatier; Executive Lead/Senior Director of the Board, pladis Global; Executive Chairman, United Biscuits

Kevin Mayer

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, The Walt Disney Company

Lonnie Shoff

President, Clinical Diagnostics Division, Thermo Fischer Scientific

Mark Waller

Executive Vice President International, National Football Leaque (NFL)

Jack Mollen

Board Member/Chairman of Leadership and Compensation Committee, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & Chairman of the Board of Trustees, WPI

Brendan Castle

Global Head of Staffing at Google

Andy Gibson

Chief Marketing Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Michael Alicea

Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources; Board Member and Chairman of Compensation Committee; Nielsen; Emerald Expositions

Bonnie Helton

Chief Human Resources Officer at GlobalLogic

Glenn Hofmann

Chief Analytics Officer, New York Life

Margie Arion

Chief Human Resources Officer Hospital Operations at Tenet Healthcare

James Baker

Global Head of Executive Search and Talent Analytics at Jaguar Land Rover

Fede Barreto

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Sony DADC Americas

Rob Bogan

Chief Information Officer at California Closet Company, Inc.

Elaine Boltz

Managing Director at Secundus Consulting

Lisa Bowman

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at United Way Worldwide

Meg Bradt

Founder / Managing Director at Simetra Executive Search Partners

Jay Brandimarte

Chief Financial Officer at Sundial Brands

Charles Brewington

Global Executive Search Lead at IBM

Vivian Brocard

President at Isaacson Miller

Julie Brown

Head of Global Recruiting at Wikimedia

Adam Burrows

Founder at Lava Walk Ventures

Tim Cahill

General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer at Adena Health System

Carlos Cata

Managing Partner, Global CMO Practice at DHR International

Aashish Chandra

Global Head of Technology -Retail, CPG, Travel, Transportation & Hospitality Cluster, Tata Consultancy Service

John Chrosniak

Vice President, Corteva

Jeff Chwast

Head of Lending at Citi Group

Byron Clendenen

Vice President, Human Resources at Singulex, Inc.

Avi Cohen

Chief Executive Office and Founder, Pertech Embedded Solutions

Charlie Cole

Global Chief eCommerce Officer, Samsonite

Carlos Cornejo

Senior Vice President Sales Excellence, Mastercard

Jim Daly

Chief Human Resources Officer, Affinion Group

Scott Dahnke

Global co-CEO at L. Catterton

Stephanie Davis

Senior Client Partner, Private Equity/Technology Leader at Korn Ferry

Vince Dell’Osa

President, Ralph Lauren Retail

Kaivan Desai

Chief Financial Officer, PowerTeam Services, LLC

Anna Maria DeSalva

Independent Director, Senior Advisor at Argonne National Laboratory; XPO Logistics; DowDuPont

Alex Dimitrief

Advisor, GLG Institute

Hugh Dineen

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Employee Benefits and Institutional at MetLife US

Sonali Divilek

COO - Advisory Services and LINK by Prudential

Patsy Doerr

Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

Jim Dorey

President at Price Rite Marketplace

Joe Dorrego

Chief Investor Relations Officer & EVP, Coorporate Initiatives, Fox Television Studios LLC

Serge Dumont

Vice Chairman at Omnicom Group Inc.

Debbie Dunnam

Chief Operating Officer, Service Source

Esi Eggleston Bracey

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of North America Personal Care at Unilevel PLC

Monique Elliot

VP, Global Head of Customer Experience at Asea Brown Boveri

Matrice Ellis-Kirk

Managing Director at RSR Partners

Russell Elmer

General Counsel at Lending Club Corporation

John Englehart

Senior Vice President, Communications and Chief Marketing Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery

Roysi Erbes

President at James & Co

Martyn Etherington

Chief Marketing Officer, Teradata

Ed Evans

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Patrick Fay

Managing Director and Head of Enterprise Efficiency, Mizuho Securities USA

Keith Feldman

President, Worldwide Home Entertainment at 20th Century Fox

David Finke

Founder of Digital Transformation Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates /Executive Search and Assessment Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

Louise Firestone

Senior Vice President and General Counsel at LVMH Moet Hennesy Louis Vuitton, Inc.

Kay Fuhrman

Partner, Industrial, Energy & Infrastructure Practice at Heidrick & Struggles

Diego Galan

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy, Alex Brown

Tom Geisel

President, Corporate Banking, Sterling National Bank

Paul Gennaro

Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Communications Officer, Voya Financial, Inc.

Paige Harazin- Masi

Head of Studio Operations, Pocket Gems

Dave Hardie

Managing Director, Herbert Mines Associates

Joe Hartsig

Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer at Walgreens

Eric Healy

Chief Executive Officer, Northout

Patric Hellstrand

CEO at By Chloe

Michael Hensinger

Senior Vice President, Business Development Leader at Synchrony

Stephen Herbert

Chairman and CEO, USA Technologies

Jeffrey Hirsch

Chief Operating Officer, Starz|A Lionsgate Company

Nigel Hurst

Executive Vice President Human Resources, HEI Hotels and Resorts

Walker Jacobs

Chief Revenue Officer, Twitch

Yon Jorden

Board Member; Capstone Turbine, Methodist Health System, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Patrick Kelley

Executive Vice President Creative, Avant Healthcare

Michael Kelly

Vice Chairman, Odgers Berndtson

Dan Key

Chief Supply Chain Officer, Dentsply Sirona

Ofer Klein

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KWIK.me

Dell Larcen

Partner, Gryphon Investors

Anne Lim O’Brien

Vice Chairman, Global CEO & Board Practice, and Global Consumer Markets Practice at Heidrick & Struggles International

Barney Loehnis

Founder, Lead Consultant at Humami.io

Donna Love

Chief Financial Officer, Pepsi Lipton Partnership North America

Sean McCormack

Vice President, Solutions Engineering, Grainger

Bob McQuade

Vice President Human Resources, The University of Notre Dame

Danielle Monaghan

VP, Head of Talent Acquisition - Consumer at Uber

Alicia Muntzner

Chief Revenue Officer, Dailymail.com

Mike Myatt

Chairman at N2Growth

Mark Neas

Chief Sales Officer, EmployBridge; Advisory Board, Waterman Hurst

Chi Nguyen

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, EmployBridge Holding Company

Justus O’Brien

Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Chris O’Connor

General Manager, IBM Internet of Things, IBM Corporation

Dayton Ogden

Head of Talent & Recruiting, Summit Partners

Rick Phillips

President, Publishing and Licensing, FoxNext Games & BOD, Audible Magic Corporation

Ana Pinczuk

Chief Transformation Officer, Anaplan

Henry Pittman

Chairman Strategy Channel Global Advisory Board, Innovation Enterprise

Mark Polansky

Senior Partner Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry

Jason Popp

President, GES International

Val Rahmani

Non Executive Director, Member Audit Committee, RenaissanceRe; Board Member, Rungway; Non Executive Director, Chair Compensation Committee, Member Audit and Governance Committees, Computer Task Group

Lonny Reisman, M.D.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HealthReveal

Glen Riley

Former General Manager at Qorvo Inc.

Rick Routhier

Senior Director, Spencer Stuart

Ben Saitz

Director, Product & Service Operations, Facebook

Alec Saunders

Principal PM, Microsoft Business AI, Microsoft

Phil Schneidermeyer

Partner at Ward Howell; Board Member, Year Up New York; Advisory Board Member, Waterman Hurst

Caroline Schuster

Chief Human Resources Officer, Congruex LLC

Ray Silverstein

Vice President, Store Development, Americas at Starbucks

Robert Soderbery

President & Chief Operating Officer, Board Member, UpLift Inc.; Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company; Advisor, Rainnet Systems, Inc.; Advisor, Latticework;Advisor, Big Panda; Advisor, appOrbit; Advisor, Rubrik, Inc.

Dave Spencer

Chief Operating Officer, BackOffice Associates

Rick Stepien

Chief Executive Officer, ZSI-Foster

Tom Straszewski

Vice President National Advertising Sales, NCC Media

Mark Sullivan

President, Buckhorn, Inc.

Vivian Tan

Vice President Strategic Information Management & Global Relationships, Kaiser Permanente

Vincent Toolan

Chief Financial Officer at Evernote

Richard Veldran

CFO at Dun & Bradstreet

Kristin Wait

Partner Financial Services, Spencer Stuart

Jeff Weiss

Founder and Managing Director, CCI, Inc.

James Whitemore

Vice President Brand & Demand Marketing, NetApp

Dave Winston

Managing Partner Industrial Practice, The Caldwell Partners International, Inc.

Wei Lin Wong

SVP, Global Strategy and Corporate Development, IRI

Judy Zagorski

Executive Vice President, Global Chief of Human Resources, Church & Dwight Co., Inc


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