About the Speaker
Dr. Robert Sniderman, President of The Entrepreneurial Edge, Inc. and HRFocus USA.
Robert Sniderman, Ph.D., SPHR. , SHRM-SCP, Director of EXTTI, Inc and President of The Entrepreneurial Edge, Inc and HRFocus USA, a corporation that provides Organizational/Business/Human Resource consulting, Expert Witness and Impartial Investigation services. Dr. Sniderman, renowned as an executive and owner’s coach, facilitator of business groups, consultant in organizational change management, human resource management, external workplace investigations and workplace litigation expert witness, on-line recruitment/selection/retention, teambuilding, training and development, executive development, and strategic planning and change. He is particularly expert in coaching managers and executive in techniques that facilitate their ability to change the conversations they are having with employees to foster more open and transparent feedback and discussion. He is a long-standing member of SHRM and AWI. Dr. Sniderman has completed the AWI National Institute in 2013. Dr. Sniderman earned his Doctorate degree in Organizational Psychology and has been providing services to the business and human resources community since 1976.
Elena Valentine, CEO, Skillscout
Workplace storyteller and Design Researcher, Elena spends her days leading the team at Skill Scout to bring jobs and company culture to life on video. Every workplace has a story to tell about the team, skills, environment, and output. Elena helps tell those stories to attract the right candidates for the job and keep existing employees happily where they are. As CEO, Elena wears many hats, but really geeks out on: new media (360, VR, POV videos, silent storytelling), partnerships, and building Skill Scout’s diverse workforce!
Jeff Diana, Chief People Officer, Board Advisor, & High Growth Consultant
Jeff is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in the human resources (HR) field. Jeff is as a strategic consultant to many high growth progressive Pre IPO software companies across the globe including Calendly, ConsumerAffairs.com, and Logz.io. He serves as a Board advisor to several cutting edge companies including Impraise, SmartRecruiters, Logikull,and Sapling. Jeff is also a Portfolio Advisor to OpenView Venture Partners.
Hilary Bendon, Organizational Consultant
Hilary Bendon approaches working with leaders from the perspective and understanding that they impact their organizations and teams regardless of their effort. Increasing leaders’ abilities to communicate and interact with others helps to develop emotionally intelligent teams poised for high productivity and business success. Hilary brings her insightful, practical, and results-oriented approach to addressing complex organizational challenges. She has spent much of her career engaging leaders and team members with strategies and techniques aimed at bringing about organizational and cultural transformation. Clients value her straight-forward communication style as well as her sensitivity for dealing with complex and emotional issues. Her diversified and multidimensional perspective has been solidified through her experiences living abroad in Italy, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the Republic of Armenia. She speaks Spanish and Italian fluently and regularly conducts coaching, training and mediation in Spanish as well as in English.