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.
Global Head of People Shared Services, Costa Coffee
Andy Ratcliffe is the Global Head of People Shared Services at the UK’s favorite coffee shop. Andy was excited to join the Costa team at a time of significant global growth, with many years designing global People/HR Shared Services functions, and with huge experience bringing multiple global HCM systems together in fast paced organizations.
Program Manager – Technology, The State Sport Centres Trust
Bil Johnstone is Program Manager of the State Sport Centres Trust (SSCT), a government agency responsible for managing international-grade sports venues in Melbourne. Bill shapes and delivers SSCT’s information technology strategy, having replaced the centre’s multiple, loosely integrated HRM systems with Dayforce’s full suite.
EVP of Baseball Operations, the Oakland A's & subject of Moneyball
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.
Christine Armstrong is a writer and consultant specialising in the future of work, workplaces, leadership, and company communication. She is the author of The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish). Christine also co-founded the communications consultancy Jericho Chambers and now leads her own consultancy that helps businesses operate in an uncertain, disrupted world.
David Momic leads the global payroll initiative at Sherwin Williams, overseeing the implementation of over 60,000 employees across 57 countries. He has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure engineering, global acquisitions, and payroll operations.
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.
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.
Chief People Officer, Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group
Kelly Marshall has over a decade of experience within human resources. As Chief People Officer at Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group, Kelly focuses on strategies that build organisational and people capability to grow sales and profit. Kelly has been recognized for her excellence in nurturing company culture and recruiting and developing strong teams.
Manager, HR Partnerships and Operations, Eastern Area Community Health
Natacha Razavi is the HR Partnerships and Operations Manager at Eastern Area Community Health. As a strategic, results-driven HR expert, Natacha leads workforce relations, payroll, compliance, and HR technology and partnerships. She has 15 years of experience in a range of industries, including social and community health, manufacturing, and transport.
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.
Steven DelVecchio manages a diverse workforce across 300 publications, such as 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.
Terri 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.
Andrea Castellari is an international payroll and HR transformation professional with a proven track record of global HR and payroll technology delivery. Andrea has over 16 years of experience in payroll and HR outsourcing, as well as a deep understanding of payroll market trends. He specialises in payroll strategy, process optimisation, and technology procurement and implementation.
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.
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.
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.
Elaine Robertson is a senior HR professional with years of experience leading strategic initiatives linked to business results within the tourism, talent acquisition, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics industries. As the Head of Human Resources at Europa Worldwide Group, she is responsible for designing and driving the company’s global people and culture strategy. Elaine is passionate about delivering change and the formation of people functions.
Group Head of HR Technology & HR Services, IVC Evidensia
Hannah Fowler has over 15 years of experience in global HR workforce management and payroll services and technology transformation and is a Lean Six Sigma blackbelt. Hannah is driven by a desire to improve the employee experience, while ensuring the business can adapt to meet changing customer needs. She has successfully delivered programmes with Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Mcdonald’s, Globalization Partners, and Imperial Tobacco.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Rohan Geddes leads the payroll advisory practice at PwC. Rohan presents regularly on the future of payroll and his vision for making it more efficient. He hosts the only annual roundtable with Australia’s largest payroll and time and attendance vendors. He was also named Payroll Consultant of the Year by the Global Payroll Association in 2017.
Director of 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.
Steve Mauricio leads the HRIS team at Caleres, 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 Caleres. He recently celebrated his nineteenth anniversary with the company.
Sven Elbert is a Senior Analyst in the HCM and Talent practice for Fosway Group, focused on cloud HR, talent management, and talent acquisition. His career in the HR industry spans two decades, and he provides unique insights into tackling the latest HCM and talent challenges. Sven’s role includes gathering up-to-the-minute insights from HR buyers, vendors, and investors, and distilling these into Fosway’s ongoing research.
David Ossip is Chairman and Co-CEO at Ceridian. As founder of the award-winning Dayforce platform, David is a recognized global leader in human capital management and the recipient of multiple leadership awards, including Waterstone Human Capital’s Most Admired CEO for Transformational Leadership and Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs.
As Ceridian’s co-CEO, Leagh Turner oversees the end-to-end operations that are fundamental to the company’s growth. Leagh has been a leader and innovator in the software industry for more than 20 years and is a strong advocate for the advancement of women in leadership. She has been recognized twice by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
Chris Armstrong is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Ceridian. He drives scale, efficiency, and growth for Ceridian’s operations as the company continues to expand globally. Chris’ involvement in building Ceridian’s customer support team has been instrumental in the overall success of the organization and its reputation for customer service excellence.
David Lloyd has a passion for transforming data into action to drive quantifiable value for customers. Prior to joining Ceridian, David served as the CEO of companies that successfully leveraged data science and intelligence to create amazing customer experiences, while simultaneously building award-winning cultures and SaaS platforms loved by customers. His motto: Never stop learning.
Dean Stockwell is the Senior Vice President of Implementation for Asia, Pacific, and Japan. With over 25 years of experience working with disruptive, global software companies, Dean’s primary focus is to help customers in the APJ region attain maximum value from their software investment.
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.
Jack Bennett is currently the RVP of Ceridian's Global Solution Advisory Group. He has been working in the HCM technology field for the past eight years with a focus on global organizations. Prior to that, Jack worked within retail store operations for seven years.
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.
Head of The Association for Payroll Specialists (TAPS)
Jason Low is Head of The Association for Payroll Specialists (TAPS), Australia's leading payroll association. TAPS provides a range of services to over 8,000 payroll professionals to help them stay up to date with Australia's complex payroll environment, including a helpline, weekly newsletters, training and payroll health checks.
With 30 years of payroll experience, Jason is an established thought leader on payroll-related topics. As of late, he has been assisting the ATO with the design of Single Touch Payroll.
EVP and Chief Product and Technology Officer, Ceridian
Joe Korngiebel leads Ceridian’s global team of product and technology experts, and 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.
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.
Maggie Plantzos joined Ceridian in 2019 as one of the first Australian Solution Advisors. Maggie has been implementing workforce management and payroll software solutions for over a decade, having experienced firsthand how the right software can revolutionize an organisation’s processes. Today, she helps introduce Dayforce to new audiences.
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.
Reika Dzupinka is the Vice President of Sales Ecosystems and Operations at Ceridian. Reika has over 15 years of experience working in top-tier consulting and tech. She was previously Head of Growth and Strategy at Ascender and Head of Mid-Market Sales at LinkedIn for Australia and New Zealand.
Rob Squires is Ceridian’s Vice President and Head of Sales for Asia and Japan. Rob develops cross-cultural sales strategies that help maximise top-line revenue. He has 25 years of experience as a sales-focused business leader establishing new territories and markets.
Stephen Moore leads Ceridian’s operations in the Asia Pacific Japan region. He delivers world-class innovations and experiences while helping customers drive business value through Dayforce. Stephen has held a range of senior executive positions, including roles at Unisys, Lawson Software, Fujitsu Consulting, and PeopleSoft.
Steve Holdridge is Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Ceridian, responsible for helping customers achieve quantifiable value. Steve is a recognized thought leader with global leadership experience, having previously held positions at Infor, Oracle, and Price Waterhouse. Steve emphasizes innovation, speed and results through industry best practices and a focus on customer outcomes.
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.
Wendy Muirhead is Vice President of Ceridian Europe, responsible for Ceridian’s strategic growth throughout the region. She has spent most of her career working with organizations undertaking global HCM and payroll transformations, giving her a wealth of industry knowledge. As an active member of the global HR and payroll community, Wendy knows the challenges clients face in managing global businesses with people in multiple territories.