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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.

the gatekeepers℠:


Michael Alicea Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources; Board Member and Chairman of Compensation Committee; Nielsen; Emerald Expositions
Margie Arion Chief Human Resources Officer Hospital Operations, 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, Sony DADC Americas
Charlene Binder Head of Human Resources at Zalando SE Technology
Rob Bogan Chief Information Officer at California Closet Company, Inc.
Elaine Boltz Non-Executive Director at Brinker International
Meg Bradt Founder / Managing Director at Simetra Executive Search Partners
Charles Brewington Global Executive Search Lead at IBM
Vivian Brocard President at Isaacson Miller
Julie Brown Head of Global Recruiting at Wikimedia
Adam Burrows Chief Business Officer, Guild Education
Tim Cahill General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Adena Health System
Brendan Castle Global Head of Staffing at Google
Carlos Cata Managing Partner, Global CMO Practice at DHR International
Pam Chandor Owner & Principal at Chando Consulting, LLC.
Aashish Chandra Global Head of Technology -Retail, CPG, Travel, Transportation & Hospitality Cluster, Tata Consultancy Services
John Chrosniak Vice President, Corteva
Jeff Chwast Head of Lending at Citi Group
Phil Clement Managing Partner at Coyote Pass Partners, LLC
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
Debasish Das Director and Business Head, KIIT School of Management
Stephanie Davis Senior Client Partner, Private Equity/Technology Leader at Korn Ferry
Vince Dell’Osa President Polo Factory Stores and Global Retail Operations, Ralph Lauren
Kaivan Desai Chief Financial Officer North America,Power Services, GE Power
Anna Maria DeSalva Independent Director, Senior Advisor at Argonne National Laboratory; XPO Logistics; DowDuPont
Alex Dimitrief President and CEO, GE Global Growth Organization
Hugh Dineen Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Employee Benefits and Institutional at MetLife US
Patsy Doerr Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion,Thomson Reuters
Serge Dumont Vice Chairman at Omnicom Group Inc.
Debbie Dunnam Corporate Vice President, Inside Sales Microsoft
Esi Eggleston Bracey Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of North America Personal Care at Unilevel PLC
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 Chief Operating Officer and Executive Managing Director, Mizuho Securities USA
Keith Feldman President, Worldwide Home Entertainment at 20th Century Fox
Christian Fenner Former HR Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director at Credit Suisse
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.
Bethany George Global Board & CEO Practice at Caldwell Partners
Andy Gibson Chief Marketing Officer,, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Bonnie Gwin Vice Chairman and Co-Managing Partner, Global CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
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
Bonnie Helton Chief Human Resources Officer at GlobalLogic
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
Glenn Hofmann Chief Data Scientist and Head of Analytics, New York Life
Nigel Hurst Executive Vice President Human Resources, HEI Hotels and Resorts
Walker Jacobs Chief Operating Officer, FANDOM
Alan Jope President Personal Care, Unilever
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
Michael A. Kelly Founder & President at Sentry Partners, LLC
Dan Key Chief Supply Chain Officer at Axalta Coating Systems
Ofer Klein Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
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 Chief Executive Officer at Gig Economy Networks
Enrique Lores President Imaging Printing and Solutions, HP
Donna Love Chief Financial Officer, Pepsi Lipton Partnership North America
Kevin Mayer Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Sean McCormack Vice President, Solutions Engineering, Grainger
Bob McQuade Vice President Human Resources, The University of Notre Dame
Chris Michalak Chief Executive Officer, Alight Solutions
Jack Mollen Board Member/Chairman of Leadership and Compensation Committee, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & Chairman of the Board of Trustees, WPI
Danielle Monaghan Head of Talent Acquisition – Consumer, Amazon
Marcia Morales- Jaffe Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co, Industry Advisor, BetterWorks
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
Alicia Muntzner Chief Revenue Officer,
Mike Myatt Chairman at N2Growth
Mark Neas Chief Executive Officer; Advisory Board, Evergreen Industrial Services and North American Industrial Services; 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 Senior Vice President and General Manager, HPE Pointnext, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Henry Pittman Chairman Strategy Channel Global Advisory Board, Innovation Enterprise
Mark Polansky Senior Partner Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry
Jason Popp Executive Vice President International, GES
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
Michael Ramirez Executive Vice President – People, Places and Administration at Herman Miller Inc.
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 Former Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Board Member, Year Up New York; Advisory Board Member, Waterman Hurst
Caroline Schuster VP, Global Talent Acquisition and Employment Branding, Crocs
Lonnie Shoff President, Clinical Diagnostics Division, Thermo Fischer Scientific
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, SAP North America
Rick Stepien Chief Executive Officer, ZSI-Foster
Jane Stevenson Vice Chairman, Board and CEO Services, Korn/Ferry International
Tom Straszewski Vice President Digital Sales, Comcast/ NBCU
Mark Sullivan President, Buckhorn, Inc.
Vivian Tan Vice President Strategic Information Management & Global Relationships, Kaiser Permanente
Vincent Toolan Chief Financial Officer at Evernote
Alberto Torres Partner at McKinsey and Co.
Kristin Wait Partner Financial Services, Spencer Stuart
Mark Waller Executive Vice President International, National Football Leaque (NFL)
Jeff Weiss Founder and Managing Director, CCI, Inc.
James Whitemore Vice President Brand & D mand Marketing, NetApp
Dave Winston Managing Partner Industrial Practice, The Caldwell Partners International, Inc.
Wei Lin Wong Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Head of Strategy-North America, IRI
Judy Zagorski Executive Vice President, Global Chief of Human Resources, Church & Dwight Co., Inc
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

Insights from the gatekeepers℠:

Is Video AI and AI Selection the next big thing in hiring? Top Leaders disagree. (Updated Article)

according to the gatekeepers℠… Large companies like Oracle, Unilever and IBM are early adopters of Video AI technology for the […]

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Sidelined at work? 5 Steps for Recovery

according to the gatekeepers℠… Being passed over at work can be miserable. You were the obvious choice, but that promotion, recognition, bonus or big […]

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Should You Go Over Your Boss’ Head?

according to the gatekeepers℠… Nobody really wants to have to go above their boss’ head. But sometimes it seems necessary. When it is clear cut, […]

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