Meet Our Thought Leaders


ESA aligns with world class Thought Leaders from around the globe to provide you with the ever changing research and vision of the landscape of the future of work and the associated accelerating technologies.  The Future of Work is disrupting the status quo and creating new opportunities affecting company strategy, organization, and operations.

Bob Chapman

Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller

Chairman and CEO of St. Louis, Missouri based Barry-Wehmiller, who was recently named the #3 CEO in the world in an Inc. magazine article and author of his WSJ bestseller “Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family.”

Israel Martinez

CEO of Axon Global

Israel Martinez is recognized as a leader in boardroom Governance, Cyber Risk Strategy, and Innovation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Secret Service and NACD. He’s also a contributing editor at Forbes as part of the Forbes Technology Council.

Jeff Mike, PhD

Managing Director for Flextrack Inc.

As a Managing Director at Flextrack, Inc. Jeff Mike works closely with HR, Procurement and IT leaders to design extended workforce ecosystems that fuel and future-proof enterprise talent strategies. Jeff brings over 15 years of experience leading HR functions, along with five years leading global HR- and workforce-related research, to combine the best thought leadership, business practices, and platform technology into purpose-built solutions.  Previously, Jeff was Head of Human Capital Research and Insights with Deloitte.

Christian Gomez

Vice President Strategy for The Marcus Buckingham Company

Christian has worked with some of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking leaders and organizations to help design, advance and put in place talent programs that drive mission critical business outcomes.  Christian has a remarkable ability to translate research into practical applications and actions that leaders can take to deliver impact and support an organizations overall strategic vision.

Harry Osle

Managing Director of Global HR Transformation and Internal Talent Management for the Hackett Group

As the leader of The Hackett Group’s Global HCM Advisory practice as well as their CHRO, Harry is a HR thought leader who lectures widely, is a published writer and has been quoted in several professional journals, including HR Executive, HR Magazine, HR Review and was published in the HR anthology book (Heads Count).

Fred Hencke

CEO of The Hencke Group

A transformational and innovative Management and HR Consultant focused on helping organizations improve business results, implement, and operationalize business strategies, and achieve a high performing workforce.

Kevin Koser

Vice President of Global HR and Payroll at Spencer Thomas Group

Vice President of Global HR and Payroll at Spencer Thomas Group is a global expert in how organizations operate as a truly Global entity rather than an organization doing business globally.

Jeff Wald

Entrepreneur, Board Member, Author, and Speaker

A Serial Entrepreneur who has built and sold several Technology companies, is a sought-after speaker for his “Visionary Thinking” and the author of the newly released book “The End of Jobs.”

David Turetsky


David has more than 30 years of experience in Human Capital Management (HCM), HR, HRIS, talent management, compensation, analytics and big data.  At, he consults globally on People Analytics and Talent Intelligence. Prior to his current position he was Chief Product Officer for the ADP Data Cloud. David just launched the HR Data Labs podcast which is one of the most popular in its category.

Kevin J Delaney

CEO and Editor in Chief of Charter

Kevin J. Delaney is CEO and editor in chief of Charter, a media and services company that aims to transform every workplace. He was previously a senior editor for The New York Times and The Information. Kevin co-founded Quartz and served as co-CEO and editor in chief from 2012 to 2019. Prior to Quartz, Kevin was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between Paris and San Francisco. He became managing editor of, where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal’s online readership. Early in his career, Kevin was a reporter for SmartMoney magazine and a TV producer in Montreal. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a board member at the Internews global journalism nonprofit, and has a degree in history from Yale University.



Ted Bililies

Partner and Managing Director Alixpartners

Ted is an internationally recognized expert on leadership and organization development. He advises investors, CEOs, and boards globally to help them select the right leaders for key roles and to position those leaders and their teams for value creation. Ted is often consulted on challenging succession issues and when boards of directors need to make strategic leadership changes.

Serving three decades as a business psychologist, performance coach, human resources executive, and management consultant, Ted is also on the Executive Education faculty of the Harvard Business School. Ted has helped leaders around the world achieve enduring change in their organizations, their teams, and themselves by expanding their psychological, behavioral, and organizational insights into leadership.

Larry currently serves on HRD’s advisory board.
Larry holds a M.S. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, a M.A. in Strategic Communication &Leadership and a master’s certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. His undergraduate degree is a B.S. in Occupational Therapy. He is a trained professional coach, graduating from an ICF accredited coach training program in 2001. He is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology ((SIOP) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). Larry is also the author of Leadership to the Fifth Power.

Rochelle Campbell

CEO and Managing Member of Leadership Elevated

Rochelle Campbell is the CEO and Managing Member of Leadership Elevated. She is an accomplished board advisor and recruiter, DEI thought leader, columnist, and speaker. She focuses on governance, policy, diversity, coaching, and board succession planning.

She has had a successful career supporting boards and executives, across industries and sizes, customizing, developing, and delivering in-boardroom services including evaluations, skillset matrixes, custom education, and custom board recruitment services. She spent almost a decade with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where she led the NACD Board Advisory and Board Recruitment practice. Through her work, she has placed directors on boards ranging from the F500 to large family-owned, private, and nonprofit organizations, across industries. She led the industry with an 85% diversity placement rate on boards.


Dr. Solange Charas

Founder and CEO of HCMoneyball

Dr. Solange Charas is a senior-level human resources expert with 30+ years of experience as a consultant, practice leader, top corporate executive, and board director across all industry sectors. She was the chief human resources officer at Havas Worldwide, Benfield Group, and Praetorian Financial Services Group, and held senior-level positions at Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen, and Towers Watson. She served on the boards of two public companies holding the chairperson’s role for the Audit and Remuneration Committees. She is a Distinguished Principal Research Fellow with The Conference Board. Charas is the founder and CEO of two organizations: Charas Consulting (2000) and HCMoneyball (2018).

Charas is a recognized expert in the area of human capital analytics and developed proprietary approaches to create and manage high-performing teams as well as technology-enabled solutions to quantify the return on investment of human capital. She is experienced in leading large and diverse programs and staffs. She has extensive international experience, including competency in five languages.

She earned a PhD in Designing Sustainable Systems from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Cornell University, and a BA in International Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

She has authored and been cited in over 175 practitioner articles, including “Why Men Have More Help Getting to the C-Suite” in Harvard Business Review, chapters in The Handbook of Board Governance eds. I and II by Richard LeBlanc, and the up-coming Coaching the Team at Work by David Clutterbuck. Her research has been cited in more than forty academic articles.


Dr. Steven Hunt

Chief Expert for Work & Technology SAP

Dr. Steven Hunt has an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and a PhD in Industrial-Organizational psychology. He helped create some of the very first applications of machine learning applied to staffing in the early 2000s and has since worked with a variety of AI/ML applications across all aspects of HR in his role as Chief Expert for Work & Technology at SAP.


Dr. Meghan Anzelc

CEO Three Arc Advisory

Dr. Meghan Anzelc is a physicist who has applied her mathematic expertise to workforce analytics programs in several Fortune 1000 companies that made use of AI/ML techniques to influence business decisions.


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