David Ossip is Ceridian’s Chair and Chief Executive Officer and the driving force behind the innovation, vision and leadership of the company. David’s commitment to helping companies save time and money while increasing employee engagement and productivity is transforming the Human Capital Management industry.
Chief Product & Technology Officer, Ceridian
Joe Korngiebel leads Ceridian’s global team of product and technology experts. He is responsible for developing and executing on the company’s ambitious strategy to ensure its innovations continue to surpass customer expectations, disrupt the industry, and drive forward the company’s position as a world-class HCM partner.
Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, The Oakland A’s
Billy Beane is considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today. With his “Moneyball” philosophy, he shattered antiquated MLB beliefs that big payrolls could mean more wins. This strategic methodology led the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West Division Titles.
Bestselling author Michael Lewis chronicled Billy’s journey in his 2003 bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. The film adaptation starred Brad Pitt as Beane and garnered six Academy Award nominations in 2012.
Today, Billy’s philosophy has been adopted by organizations of all sizes, across all industries, as a strategy to manage their assets, talent, and resources more efficiently. He has helped to shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long-term success.
Advisor, Investor, and Former COO and President, Focus Brands
Kat Cole is a creative, community-building capitalist and chronic learner whose personal journey from restaurant hostess to corporate president by age 35 epitomizes the entrepreneurial dream.
As COO and President of FOCUS Brands (Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s, and more), Kat oversaw 6,800 operations doing billions in product sales in over 50 countries. Prior to that she held a variety of senior strategic roles, such as President of Cinnabon Inc. and Vice President of Training and Development at Hooters.
Kat is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a former member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneurs Council, and was named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40.
Director, People, Technology & Analytics, Gannett
Steven DelVecchio manages a diverse workforce across 300 publications, including USA Today. He oversees the people technology and people analytics functions at Gannett. He focuses on strategic intiatives through analysis and delivery of data to the executive and people resources teams. Previously, Steven held various leadership roles in compensation, HRIS, and analytics in the healthcare and space and defense sectors.
Chief Customer Officer, Ceridian
As Chief Customer Officer, Chris Armstrong is responsible for overall customer experience and satisfaction through his leadership of the Global Customer Office (GCO), a team that comprises Services, Support, and Customer Relationship Executives. Collaborating closely with Sales, the GCO’s prime directive is to ensure a seamless experience and maximum value for customers throughout their entire lifecycle with Ceridian.
EVP, Chief HR Officer, OTG Management
Alan House has over 25 years of experience across all facets of human capital management. He has held several senior roles throughout his career, and has experience in multiple industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. His extensive HR knowledge, combined with Lean Six Sigma training, process redesign expertise, and project management skills have helped him excel in leading large-scale initiatives.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Leagh Turner leads operations and revenue driving activities globally at Ceridian, overseeing a leadership team that includes R&D, sales, marketing, IT, and the Global Customer Office (GCO). A seasoned technology executive, she has held senior operations and sales leadership roles at SAP, MicroStrategy, and Oracle. Leagh has been recognized twice as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network.
Terri J. Snider
VP People Resources, Gannett
Terri J. Snider has more than 20 years of experience in various HR leadership positions. Terri joined GateHouse Media in early 2019 and played a pivotal role in managing the acquisition and integration of Gannett. She has since managed total rewards, HR tech and analytics, and HR operations for Gannett as Vice President, People Resources. Terri has also held global roles at ACM Global Laboratories and Bausch + Lomb.
Senior Product Manager, Ceridian
Emma Albert is a product leader who spent the past seven years converging the HCM and user experience worlds. She leads Ceridian’s Platform Experience Technology product team, focused on evolving the employee experience and creating great products with modern, consistent, and high-quality interfaces. Before joining Ceridian, Emma held product roles at Workday and GE.
Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Ceridian
Donnebra McClendon is an innovative thought leader and strategic business partner who has dedicated more than 17 years at Ceridian to cultivating consciously unbiased and intentionally inclusive leaders. Donnebra is currently a doctoral student in Strategic Leadership at Carolina University. She also established a non-profit organization, Leaders are Readers, supporting literacy in the Tampa Bay area.
GM, Talent Intelligence, Ceridian
Somen Mondal is a serial entrepreneur. He has served as the CEO and Co-Founder of two companies: Ideal (acquired by Ceridian in 2021) and Field ID (acquired in 2012 by Fortune Brands). Somen’s professional accolades include both the Profit Hot 50 and Deloitte Fast 50 lists, as well as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.
RVP Solutions Consultant, Sales, Ceridian
Tricia is a Solution Advisory leader at Ceridian who has spent nearly two decades helping organizations realize value and opportunity through digital transformation. Tricia's professional experience includes various roles across the customer lifecycle, ranging from corporate training, operational leadership, and solution advisory.
Sr. Director Product Management, Ceridian
Lisa Weckman drives the overall product strategy for Ceridian’s global payroll and tax offering, as well as Dayforce Wallet. She has extensive experience in the payroll, benefits, and HR spaces, and has held various product management roles at Ceridian since joining in 1999, playing an instrumental role in the company’s success and development.
Global Head of Payroll, Amazon
Greg Harmer is the global payroll leader for Amazon, the world’s third largest private employer. Prior to joining Amazon in 2013, Greg led payroll and other finance and accounting functions at IBM and Delta Airlines. He holds a B.S. in finance (University of Utah) and an M.S. in accounting (Georgia State University) and he is a CPA, CPP, CMA, CFM, and CIA.
Director, Payroll and Business Solutions, Aaron's
Sandy Hornak leads payroll, payroll tax, payroll finance, and HRIS activities at Aaron’s, as the Director of Payroll and Business Solutions. Sandy also serves as chairman of the leading community pillar for the Aaron’s Women’s Leadership Network (AWLN). She has a passion for serving team members and leaders throughout the organization.
Strategic Initiatives Manager Principal, Ceridian
As Strategic Initiatives Manager Principal on the Corporate Development Team, Leah Mendelsohn believes she has the best job at Ceridian. She spends her days working with incredible people to re-imagine the world of work and building innovative technology to power it.
Sr. Director Solutions Engagement, Ceridian
Jack Bennett is the RVP of Ceridian’s Global Solution Advisory Group. He has worked in the human capital management technology field for the past eight years, with a focus on global organizations. Prior to entering the HCM space, Jack spent seven years working in retail store operations.
VP Global Managed Governance and Relationships, Ceridian
Raj Tuli has nearly two decades of experience in global managed services, operational excellence, large-scale HCM implementations, program management, and operations. Since joining Ceridian in 2008, he has led large-scale, strategic re-engineering initiatives as a Master Black Belt. Prior to Ceridian, Raj held leadership roles in IT, HCM, and Managed Operations at Northgate Arinso (UK), IBM, and Fidelity Investments.
Global Head of Solution Advisory, Ceridian
Jason Gurgal oversees a global team of solution advisors at Ceridian, aimed at ensuring customers derive the most value throughout their partnerships with Ceridian. Jason has 20 years of experience in product management, development, and solution advisory, and has held roles with companies such as SAP, Sun Microsystems, Safeway, and the University of Victoria.
Chief Human Resources Officer, SHRM
Sean Sullivan is responsible for providing HR leadership, vision, and service delivery as the Chief Human Resources Officer at SHRM, the world’s largest HR professional society. He has over 25 years of experience in HR strategy and operations, across multiple industries. Prior to SHRM, Sean served as the VP of Human Resources for Tufts Medical Center, an internationally respected academic medical center.
Senior Manager, HRIS, Caleres
Steve Mauricio leads the HRIS team at Calares, overseeing the people systems for all associates across the U.S., Canada, the Dominican Republic, and Asia. Prior to joining the HRIS team, Steve held various roles in store operations and management at Calares. He recently celebrated his nineteenth anniversary with the company.
Writer/Illustrator and Co-Founder, Wait But Why
Tim Urban is redefining live speaking for the digital era, proving complex thinking can captivate a short attention span world. His signature style created the most-watched TED talk of 2016, and the only TED main stage talk to reach 10 million people in the first year. Tim’s popular blog, “Wait But Why,” has topped 10 million unique visitors, attracting famous fans like Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Brian Richardson Jr.
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Indianapolis Colts
Brian Richardson Jr is an award-winning diversity officer, currently serving as the inaugural Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Indianapolis Colts. His work has been featured on TEDx and the Big Ten Network, as well as through news, radio, and magazine outlets across Indiana. Brian is both an Adjunct Professor and a fourth-year doctoral student at Indiana University.
Global Director, HRIS, Multi-Color Corporation
Heather Hetterick leads HRIS activities at Multi-Color Corporation as the Global Director of HRIS. Prior to joining Multi-Color Corporation in 2020, Heather led HRIS activities for Johnson Electric in North America. She holds a MA in International Human Resources Management (Université Panthéon Assas Paris II) and an BBA in business (University of Cincinnati).
Brett Knowles is a long-time thought leader in strategy execution and employee engagement for global organizations. Brett has over 3,000 clients in virtually every sector around the world, including well-known organizations like Nike, IBM, and Boeing. His client work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune, and various business publications. Brett is currently the CEO of Hirebook.
Sr. Manager, Accenture
Chris Brett is a Senior Manager for Accenture, the world’s leading WFM consultancy and technology group. For more than 10 years, Chris has partnered with some of the top companies in the world to solve workforce transformation challenges. For the past six years Chris has been a trusted partner of Ceridian and currently leads the Accenture North American partnership with Ceridian.
EVP, HCM Strategic Consulting Services, HRchitect
Jacqueline Kuhn is an HR professional with over 25 years of experience leading executive teams to create HR strategy and technology roadmaps to drive clients’ HR transformations. She helps her clients evaluate and select vendors for talent management, HRMS, payroll, and benefits applications, and more. Jacqueline is a sought-after speaker in the HR technology industry, averaging more than 10 national and regional speaking engagements annually.
Global Head of Services, Ceridian
Stephen Holdridge leads Ceridian’s global Services and Education business, including delivery, talent, sales, and operations. Steve is a customer-focused leader with global experience in multiple sectors. He has held senior positions at Infor, Oracle, and Price Waterhouse, and is a recognized thought leader. Steve’s team at Ceridian is responsible for helping customers optimize the solution to realize quantifiable value.
Nic is a Director in PwC's HR Technology practice with over 14 years of experience leading global HR, talent management, and payroll transformation programs from strategy through execution. Nic specializes in connecting organizational people strategy to business strategy by leveraging data and technology to make more data-driven decisions regarding pay and rewards strategy, talent management, D&I strategy, and successions planning.
Director of Financial Systems, City of Columbus
Tom Noorkah is the Director of Financial Systems for the City of Columbus Auditor’s Office. Tom has worked in the public sector for more than 27 years. He leads the North American Dynamics Community Public Sector special interest group and was awarded Dynamics All star status in 2019. He also co-leads the Dayforce North American Public Sector user group representing local, state, and governmental agencies.
VP Organizational Design and Transformation, Ceridian
Michelle Bonam is a results-oriented leader with extensive experience in talent management, leadership development, change management, and organizational design. Prior to joining Ceridian, Michelle served as CHRO for Global Payments Inc., where she helped build a strong talent agenda focused on identifying and developing high-potential leaders. Michelle has also held key roles at Mars Chocolate, Starbucks, and Pepsi.
Director and Legal Counsel, U.S. Product Compliance, Ceridian
Kelly Dougherty brings years of employment law counseling and litigation experience to Ceridian, working as part of the Global Product Compliance team. She enjoys navigating complex issues in the HCM space and working to help develop cutting edge products. Kelly is based in Minneapolis, MN.
Director Strategy & Global Field Engagement, Ceridian
Jessica has extensive experience in the technology and Human Capital Management spaces, having spent over a decade consulting with executives from global organizations to help manage, develop, and retain employees across multiple geographies. Her professional experience spans global technology, finance and professional services sectors. Jessica holds a Bachelors degree from York University in Toronto.
SVP Customer Success, Ceridian
Holly Tiessen is the SVP of Customer Success at Ceridian. She is passionate about keeping customer success top of mind for everyone working at Ceridian, every day, and driving quantifiable value for customers. Holly draws on 10 years of experience building customer success teams in SaaS organizations, and 15 years in customer facing roles at IBM.
Julie Fernandez leads the HR Technology and Services practice for ISG (Information Services Group), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. Julie has over 30 years of industry and consulting experience in HR technology, automation, shared services, and global payroll. She is a sought-after speaker and has been named one of HRO Today magazine’s “HR Superstars” for four consecutive years.
Dan Staley leads the strategy and execution of technology-driven HR and payroll transformation projects across multiple software platforms at PwC. His 30 years of experience includes over 100 HR/payroll implementations. He leads PwC’s bi-annual HR technology survey and has published multiple articles. Dan has been recognized three years in a row by HR Executive Magazine as a “Top 100 HR Tech Influencer”.