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.

Board of Advisors

Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst CEO, The Josh Bersin Company

Josh Bersin

Global Industry Analyst
CEO, The Josh Bersin Company

Kathy Waller

Kathy Waller

ex-EVP/CFO, The Coca-Cola Company
Board of Director – Delta Airlines

Ian Ziskin President EXec EXcel Group Ex-CHRO Northrop Grumman

Ian Ziskin

President, EXec EXcel Group
ex-CHRO, Northrop Grumman

Elizabeth Adefioye CHRO Ingredian Worldwide VP Johnson & Johnson

Elizabeth Adefioye

ex-Chief People Officer,

John Murabito

John Murabito

ex-EVP/CHRO – CIGNA & Monsanto
ex-GVP HR – PepsiCo

Kairus Tarapore CHRO Xylem Ex-CHRO Ceridian

Kairus Tarapore

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

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

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

Lisa Buckingham

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

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

Deb Bubb Global Head of Talent 
United Healthcare

Deb Bubb

ex-EVP & Chief People Officer,

Garry Randall Ex-Chief Talent Officer Disney

Garry Randall

ex-Head of Global Organization & Talent Solutions,

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

Prasad Gune

ex-SVP Product, Udemy

Bala Sathyanarayanan

Bala Sathyanarayanan

EVP & CHRO, Greif

Jenny Dearborn

Jenny Dearborn

CPO, ProductBoard
Chief People Officer, Board Director, Advisor
HP, Sun/Oracle, Docent/SumTotal, SuccessFactors/SAP, Klaviyo

Jill B. Smart ex-Global CHRO Accenture President Emeritus NAHR

Jill B. Smart

ex-Global CHRO Accenture
President Emeritus NAHR

Founding Advisory Board

Jim Fowler Ex-CEO Jigsaw & Owler

Jim Fowler

Founder & ex-CEO, Owler &

Bill Rowe | Chairman Rowe Global Retained Executive Search

Bill Rowe

Chairman & CEO
Rowe Global

Elaine Davis | Executive talent agent, SucceedSmart

Elaine Davis


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

China Gorman

ex-CEO, Great Places to Work Institute

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

Padma Thiruvengadam

ex-CHRO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
ex-CPO, Lego

Amit Shah, President, 1-800-Flowers

Amit Shah


Phil Schneidermeyer | Ex-Parter Heidrick & Korn/Ferry

Phil Schneidermeyer

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

Steve Pollock Chief Product Officer CoffeeMeetsBagel

Steve Pollock

ex-Chief Product Officer,

Ranjan Wadwa Change Leader HR Fidelity CHRO India Fidelity Investments

Ranjan Wadhwa

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

Gary Swart Ex-CEO oDesk 

Gary Swart

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

Julie Currie

Julie Currie

Chief People Officer