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

SVP of Transformation and Innovation for improving Business Results for Segal Consulting

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

Vice President, Consulting at

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.

Ben Waber, PhD

President and Co-Founder at Humanyze

Dr. Waber is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School and received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex “Sandy” Pentland’s Human Dynamics Group.  Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as Wired, The Economist, and NPR.  He has consulted for industry leaders such as LG, McKinsey & Company, and Gartner on technology trends, social networks, and organizational design.  His book, People Analytics, was published by the Financial Times Press in 2013.

Przemek Berendt

CEO & Founder of Talent Alpha

Przemek Berendt is the founder of Talent Alpha, Inc with a mission to build the ‘future of work platform’ and transform how professionals connect with opportunities.   In October 2019, the company won the Startup Award Grand Prix at the UNLEASH World Conference in Paris.

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