April 08 - 10, 2019
Hyatt Regency Austin
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Manager, Talent Resource, North America
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Brynn Diaz has been with Lush North America since she opened their 3rd US location in Santa Monica as a keyholder. Working her way up through management and new shop opening in LA and Bay areas, she joined the recruiting efforts in 2007 as Lush USA went through their first big wave of expansions. Brynn now manages a team of recruiters for retail, manufacturing and HQ, and is responsible for the talent acquisition strategy, employer branding, support systems; and aligning closely with people and culture operations to find, hire, develop and retain top talent for Lush North America.
Vice President, Global Talent
Senior Director, OD, Talent Management and Learning
Director, Talent Acquisition, Supply Chain Network
Brandy Lindsey is the Director of Talent Acquisition for Nordstrom’s Supply Chain Network. She has 21 years of experience in Human Resources, and has an extensive history of innovation in her field and project management, including leading the startup team that supported the launch of Nordstrom’s East Coast Fulfillment Center in (year – 2015?) and has created and implemented a successful Early in Career development program for new leaders. She consolidated the hiring structure for Nordstrom’s Fulfillment network, resulting in the successful hiring of 1600 employees in the first year that new hiring structure was implemented, and currently supports HR teams in Illinois, California, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Outside of work, Brandy has served on the Board of Directors for Boys and Girls Club as well as volunteering as a Big Sister, has chaired the United Way Campaign for the Nordstrom facility, and is an active member of the Society of Human Resources.
Myke Mansberger is the Vice President of People at Bombas, a fast growing, energetic e-commerce apparel company. He has an extensive background in technology, human resources, and marketing and has studied both digital media and organizational development at New York University and Colorado State University. With his experience working with high growth startups including LivePerson, Magnetic and Bombas, he has had the opportunity to transform the HR landscape to meet the expectations of our modern day workforce.
Director, Employee Relations, U.S.
Stephanie has spent twenty years in the field of Human Resources. She's served as an HR generalist as well as an employee & labor relations subject matter expert in a variety of industries, including public higher education, small and large consulting firms, and retail.
A sought after advisor and calculated risk-taker with deep employee & labor relations knowledge, Stephanie champions the notions of balancing the interests of the Company with those of its team members; exceptional customer service to managers and team members; and ensuring that HR processes are simpler, better and faster. Stephanie is recognized for applying these strategies to the creation and implementation of workplace policies, handling organization restructures, coaching and guiding management teams, and investigating and resolving workplace issues.
Embracing the core values of integrity, creative problem-solving, and transparency, Stephanie leads her teams by customizing her approach on an individual basis while inspiring and empowering her team members to make data-driven decisions, be open-minded, curious, & innovative, and be positive in the face of the ever-changing retail landscape.
Stephanie holds a JD from Hamline University School of Law, a Management MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar.
Vice President, HR & Head of Talent Management, Digital Consumer Brands
Vice President, People
Saje Natural Wellness
Zuleika Sgro is the VP, People at Saje Natural Wellness in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Prior to her most recent appointment she was the Sr. Manager of Talent Services and HR business partner at Questrade Inc., in Toronto for over seven years. She has over 10 years of extensive experience in progressive People and HR practices focusing on talent management, international recruitment, strategic talent acquisition and HR compliance specifically within rapid growing organizations. Zuleika is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP). She graduated from the University of Waterloo with honours degree in business and communications, specializing in HR. She also holds a post-graduate diploma from George Brown College in human resources management. She also contributes to the Globe and Mail within the Nine to Five column on a regular rhythm providing career advice to the Nation. Zuleika was also recognized for her work in Diversity inclusion by winning the 2011, TRIEC Canadian HR Award for Individual Achievement. Zuleika has a passion for wellness and pushing the mark in talent management in innovative talent practices and is currently working towards her U.S. HR certification with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Zuleika loves exploring the outdoors and is a true believer in the power of yoga and meditation.
Industry Thought Leaders
Adam Tanner is one of Waggl’s co-founders and he also is the head of product management. Adam works closely with key clients such as Paychex, McGraw Hill, Children’s Health and MGM Resorts. Adam has lead several platform enhancements, including detailed Manager Reporting and custom dashboards, while maintaining Waggl’s simple, yet sophisticated, user experience.
Before Waggl, Adam was the Director of Product Management at Fort Hill Company, an industry leader in web-based learning activation solutions. Adam also managed the Quality Assurance dept. Adam served as Mentor Administrator for AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America), a national service program that works to eliminate poverty.
Vice President, Client Delivery
Your Program Director
HR Retail 2019
Zainab is the program director for WBR’s HR events portfolio. As such, she is the project leader and editorial director developing market leading events for senior HR leaders across industries such as retail, healthcare, and government. She builds programs addressing top industry trends and concerns, including recruiting senior executive thought leaders to provide insight and experiences, to create meaningful and productive event and learning experiences. Prior to this role, Zainab supported the WBR production team in running 40+ large-scale conferences.