5:30 p.m. - Networking Reception, Buffet Dinner, and Beverages
6:00 p.m. - Program
7:30 p.m. - Networking and Dessert
Our speakers include Caren Merrick and Tom Monahan. How big is the talent problem? What are the talent attraction & retention strategies? Will they win? Will you be able to compete locally in the coming year to attract and retain top talent? Board oversight of human capital risk and corporate strategy success - amid critical skills shortages - will seriously impact corporate growth. Boards are now "on the hook" to oversee how companies can effectively attract top talent. What's the Board's role in future talent planning? What organizational levels should the Board have input? How does the Board assess talent value propositions, organizational culture and its impact on talent attraction & retention?
There are also some Directorship articles on our website too:
Caren Merrick is a technology entrepreneur, executive, investor and board director with over 25 years experience in growth companies. She was the founder and CEO of Pocket Mentor, an award winning mobile application delivering leadership development content. She is a Venture Partner with NextGen Venture Partners, a network-driven venture firm that invests in early stage companies. Previously, she Co-Founded and was Executive Vice President of webMethods, Inc. a B2B e-commerce and integration platform where she was instrumental in growing the business from zero to a $200m global, Nasdaq company with 1,100 team members. SoftwareAG acquired webMethods for $570m.
She was Director of AOL.com. Merrick’s leadership spans diverse industries including enterprise software and technology, real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity and financial institutions, and transportation including toll roads, metrorail and airport systems. Her board service includes Chairman of the Valuations Committee and member of the Audit Committees for the Gladstone Companies with over $2.5 billion invested (Nasdaq: GLAD, GOOD, GAIN, LAND) .
She served as Chairman of the Technology Committee on the board of Washington First Bankshares. She served on the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority overseeing the $800m business of Washington Dulles and Washington Reagan International Airports and the $6b Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, chairing Finance, Business Development, Ethics and Governance Committees.
Merrick was Co-Founder, President and Chairman of the webMethods Foundation, an innovative nonprofit that trained team members of the webMethods company to make grants to nonprofits and social entrepreneurs who provide low income families with life-changing educational opportunities.
She serves on the board of the DC Chapter of the International Women’s Forum. She was named a Top 100 Technology Titan by Washingtonian Magazine and a Notable Alumni of the University of California, Los Angeles.
She is an advocate for advancing women to public company boards and writes and speaks on leadership, contributing to Nasdaq, Business Insider and Entrepreneur.com. She’s been featured in global business media including Inc., Forbes, Women 2.0, Success, The Daily Muse, US News and World Report, and The Daily Mail.
Tom Monahan currently invests and engages in businesses and organizations that create and use facts, data, and analysis to inflect business performance, improve individual lives, and produce healthy communities and just societies. He is currently a board member of Transunion (NYSE: TRU), and a member of its Compensation Committee; ZeroChaos (backed by the Carlyle Group); Winsight (backed by Pamlico Capital); and, until its October 2018 sale, Convergys (NYSE: CVG), where he served as Chair of the Compensation Committee. He also serves on the board of the Maret School, PeaceTechLab, and the Junior Tennis Champions Center, and as an advisor to several private equity and venture capital funds. He is also an executive in residence at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Until 2017, Tom spent more than two decades as a leader at CEB, Inc. (NYSE: CEB) – the majority of that time as CEO, then Chairman and CEO. As part of the CEB's leadership, Tom and his colleagues helped redefine how the world's leading companies make their most important decisions. By tapping the collective experience of and analyzing performance data from more than 10,000 companies, CEB created authoritative insights, technology tools, and management resources to help companies manage talent, innovation, and risk. Across Tom’s tenure with the company, CEB grew revenue nearly fifty times, and achieved an industry leading EBITDA margin structure.
The firm was one of the fastest growing professional/information service companies globally throughout the past two decades and remains one of the most respected authorities on talent management, commercial operations, financial management, performance management, and diversity, equity and inclusion, since its acquisition by Gartner for $3.4 billion in April 2017.