Advisory Board

Featuring a talented team, representing diverse backgrounds and experiences, SucceedSmart is privileged to have the support, expertise, and strategic thought partnership of our Advisory Team.

Amit Shah, President, 1-800-Flowers

Amit Shah


Bill Rowe | Chairman Rowe Global Retained Executive Search

Bill Rowe

Chairman & CEO
Rowe Global

China Gorman Ex-COO SHRM Ex-CEO Great Places to Work

China Gorman

ex-CEO, Great Places to Work Institute

Deb Bubb Global Head of Talent 
United Healthcare

Deb Bubb

EVP & Chief People Officer,

Dermot Obrien

Dermot O’Brien

ex-CHRO & Chief Transformation Officer, ADP

Edie Goldberg Future of Work Expert, Author, Talent Management Strategist

Edie Goldberg

Future of Work Expert, Author,
Talent Management Strategist

Elaine Davis | Executive talent agent, SucceedSmart

Elaine Davis,


Elizabeth Adefioye CHRO Ingredian Worldwide VP Johnson & Johnson

Elizabeth Adefioye

Chief People Officer,

Garry Randall Ex-Chief Talent Officer Disney

Garry Randall

ex-Head of Global Organization & Talent Solutions,

Gary Swart Ex-CEO oDesk 

Gary Swart

General Partner, Polaris Ventures
ex-CEO, oDesk (Upwork)

Ian Ziskin President EXec EXcel Group Ex-CHRO Northrop Grumman

Ian Ziskin

President, EXec EXcel Group
ex-CHRO, Northrop Grumman

Jared Lucas | Executive career agent, SucceedSmart

Jared Lucas

VP People, Cresta
ex-CHRO, MobileIron

Jim Fowler Ex-CEO Jigsaw & Owler

Jim Fowler

Founder & ex-CEO, Owler & Jigsaw

Kairus Tarapore CHRO Xylem Ex-CHRO Ceridian

Kairus Tarapore

ex-CHRO, Xylem
ex-CHRO, Babcock & Wilcox (BWXT) and ex-CHRO, Ceridian

Lisa Buckingham | EVP, Global Head Enterprise Design and Life & Retirement Separation Initiative AIG

Lisa Buckingham

ex-EVP Chief People, Place & Brand Officer,
Lincoln Financial Group

Padma Thiruvengadam Former CHRO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals & Former CPO, Lego

Padma Thiruvengadam

ex-CHRO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
ex-CPO, Lego

Phil Schneidermeyer | Ex-Parter Heidrick & Korn/Ferry

Phil Schneidermeyer

Managing Director, CIO Search Group
ex-Partner, Heidrick & Korn Ferry

Prasad Gune SVP Product Udemy Ex-SVP Product OpenTable Ex-Head of Product LinkedIn Profile

Prasad Gune

SVP Product, Udemy
ex-Product Lead, LinkedIn Recruiter

Ranjan Wadwa Change Leader HR Fidelity CHRO India Fidelity Investments

Ranjan Wadhwa

ex-Change Leader, Fidelity US
ex-Head HR, Fidelity India

Ravi Srivastava Ex-VP Monetization Yahoo, Egon Zehnder

Ravi Srivastava

Global Head of Customer Engagement, NetApp
ex-Egon Zehnder

Sachit Kamat Chief Product Officer Ex-Head of Product LinkedIn Profile

Sachit Kamat

Chief Product Officer,
ex-Head of Product, LinkedIn Profile

Steve Pollock Chief Product Officer CoffeeMeetsBagel

Steve Pollock

Ex-Chief Product Officer,

Tom Maddison | Ex-Global CHRO Xerox

Tom Maddison

ex-Global CHRO, Xerox
ex-Operating Partner/Head of Portfolio Talent, HgCapital