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Eighty senior leaders, listed below, are participating in the gatekeepers℠ community and have started to offer valuable career insights and intelligence as free published content specifically designed to provide critical career advice to up-and-coming leaders. Each gatekeeper donates their experience, insights, and time to this virtual group effort. All members have a direct impact on leadership careers on a day to day basis. The gatekeepers℠ is designed to reflect diverse, current and relevant points of view.

“Within our companies or for our clients, we decide (or weigh in) on who makes the cut, who moves forward, which leader is ultimately hired, which leader is promoted, and which leader is chosen to be fired.”

“All of us successful in our respective roles, we come together to provide diverse and valuable career information by answering some of the most frequently asked questions regarding leadership careers.”

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

The gatekeepers℠ include:


Margaret Arion Chief Human Resources Officer, Acosta
Fede Barreto Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Sony DADC Americas
Charlene Binder Former Senior Vice President Human Resources, Cox Enterprises
Adam Burrows Senior Vice President Emerging Businesses, Home Advisor
Pam Chandor Global Sales Vice President, Software Group, IBM
Aashish Chandra Chief Technology Officer, Tata Consultancy Services
John Chrosniak President Sustainable Solutions, DuPont
Phil Clement AON, Global Chief Marketing Officer
Avi Cohen Chief Executive Office and Founder, Pertech Embedded Solutions
Charlie Cole Chief Digital Officer and Vice President, TUMI
Carlos Cornejo Senior Vice President and Group Head, MasterCard
James Daly Chief Human Resources Officer, Affinion Group
Debasish Das Chief People Officer, The Blackstone Group
Ogden Dayton Head of Talent & Recruiting, Summit Partners
Vince Dell’Osa President Polo Factory Stores and Global Retail Operations, Ralph Lauren
Kaivan Desai Chief Financial Officer North America, GE Power
Patsy Doerr Global Head, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
Debbie Dunnam Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Ed Evans EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Patrick Fay Chief Operating Officer and Executive Managing Director, Mizuho Securities USA
Christian Fenner Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer , Credit Suisse
David Finke Founder of Digital Transformation Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates
Tom Geisel Executive Vice President, Sterling Bancorp
Paul Gennaro Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Voya Financial, Inc.
Bethany George Partner Board Practice, Caldwell Partners
Andy Gibson Chief Marketing Officer Global Brands, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Clive Grannum President Global Chlorinated Organics, Olin Corporation
Joseph Griesedieck Vice Chairman and Managing Director Global Board and Chief Executive Officer Services, Korn/ Ferry International
Bonnie Gwin Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Heidrick & Struggles
Paige Harazin- Masi Chief of Staff Head of Operations, TGP Capital
Dave Hardie Managing Director, Herbert Mines Associates
Stephen Herbert Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, USA Technologies
Jeffrey Hirsch Chief Operating Officer, Starz Entertainment
Nigel Hurst Senior Vice President Human Resources, HEI Hotels and Resorts
Walker Jacobs Chief Operating Officer, Wikia
Alan Jope President Personal Care, Unilever
Yon Jorden BOD Member, Maxwell Technologies and Methodist Health System
Patrick Kelley Executive Vice President Creative Services, Avant Healthcare
Michael Kelly Practice Leader and Partner, Life Sciences, Caldwell Partners
Michael Kelly Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Amgen
Ofer Klein Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KWIK
Dell Larcen Partner, Gryphon Investors
Barney Loehnis Chief Digital Officer, Mercer
Enrique Lores President Imaging, Printing, and Solutions, Hewlett- Packard
Kevin Mayer Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Sean McCormack Chief Technology Officer, Harley Davidson
Robert McQuade Vice President Human Resources, The University of Notre Dame
Chris Michalak Global Chief Commercial Officer, Aon Hewitt
Jack Mollen Board Member, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Chairman of the Board, WPI
Danielle Monaghan Head of Amazon Talent Acquisition- Consumer, Amazon
Marcia Morales- Jaffe Senior Vice President Chief People Officer, PayPal
Donna Morea Member of the Board of Directors, SunTrust Bank and SAIC
Mark Neas Chief Executive Officer, NorthAmericanEvergreen
Justus O’Brien MD and Co-Leader of BOD and CEO Practice, Russell Reynolds
Chris O’Connor General Manager, Internet of Things Offerings, IBM Corporation
Rick Phillips Executive Vice President Digital Entertainment, Fox Networks
Ana Pinczuk Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Veritas Technologies
Henry Pittman Chairman Strategy Channel Global Advisory Board, Innovation Enterprise
Jason Popp Executive Vice President International, Global Experience Specialists
Val Rahmani Member of Board of Directors, Aberdeen Asset Management and Computer Task Group, INC
Michael Ramirez Senior Vice President People, Places, and Administration
Glen Riley General Manager Filter Solutions Business Unit, Qorvo
Rick Routhier Senior Director, Spencer Stuart
Ben Saitz Chief Customer Officer, Rocket Fuel
Alec Saunders Senior Director, Microsoft Ventures
Phil Schneidermeyer Partner Technology Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
Caroline Schuster Director Global Talent Acquisition, MetLife
Lonnie Shoff President, Clinical Diagnostics Division, Thermo-Fisher Scientific
Robert Soderbery Senior Vice President Enterprise Products and Solutions, Cisco
Rick Stepien Chief Executive Officer, ZsiFoster
Jane Stevenson Vice Chairman, Board and CEO Services, Korn Ferry
Tom Straszewski Corporate Vice President Digital Sales, Comcast/ NBCU
Mark Sullivan Chief Executive Officer, Cast Nylons
Vivian Tan Vice President Strategy and Transformation, Kaiser Permanente
Alberto Torres Former Chief Executive Officer, Atheer
Kristin Wait Partner Financial Services, Spencer Stuart
Mark Waller Executive Vice President International, National Football League (NFL)
Jeff Weiss Founder and Managing Director
James Whitemore Vice President, Go To Market, NetApp
Dave Winston Managing Partner Industrial Practice, The Caldwell Partners Associates
Wei Lin Wong Head of Strategy North America, IRI
Judy Zagorski Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, Church & Dwight Co., Inc
James Zaza Executive Chairman- United Biscuits
Executive Senior Director of Godiva board
Executive Senior Director of pladis board