Advisory Board

GlobalHRU, the holding company behind HR Unconferences and HRTechTank, is proud to announce the first members of its Global Advisory Board. The Board will help GlobalHRU to execute its mission to have HR Unconferences in every major city in the world by 2020 and build the first global communication platform for HR leaders and members of the #HRU community.  Additionally, the Board will play a pivotal role in enabling the company to build an HR Tech-focused global go-to market services provider.

Kevin Wheeler

Entrepreneur, Futurist, Advisor to several recruitment and learning start-up companies, Tech Geek, CEO and founder of Global Learning Resources, Inc., The Future of Talent Institute, and the Australasian Talent Conference. Public speaker, Keynoter at major global events. Lecturer and Teacher on Business Strategy, Human Resources, Talent Development and Acquisition Former corporate executive at several major corporations.

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Lance J. Richards


Lance is a Senior Global HR Executive, author and frequent speaker at HR and Tech conferences globally.  He is also a Visiting Professor at Sasin Graduate Business School, in Bangkok, where he teaches MBA coursework in Global Human Capital Management.; Author,  Lance brings over 20 years of cross border HR expertise, including living and working in Guangzhou, Singapore and Bangkok. Frequent Speaker. Former Vice President, Office of Innovation Kelly Services. Lance is a sought-after presenter on the global HR speaking circuit. My objectives include developing and evangelizing these initiatives and bringing HR innovation to clients—innovation needed in an HR 3.0 world.

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Rory Jeffcock

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Business Development Director at Futurestep, A Korn/Ferry Company. A consulting professional with 17 years’ experience specialising in HR services and recruitment outsourcing. Working with HR Director and board level sponsors across EMEA and North America to successfully deliver HR transformation projects in FTSE 100/Fortune 500 organisations. Rory is a strategic thinker who uses product innovation, technology and process efficiencies to deliver solutions to his clients.

“Joining #HRU’s advisory team allows me to support a community that I am passionate about, one that drives innovation and seeks to work in collaboration to meet the needs of customers and employers. Disruptive thinking should be fun and a learning experience where no ideas are bad ideas and everyone has a voice, this is #HRUs guiding principal”

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Geoff Webb

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Geoff Webb has been a member of the Recruitment Community for over 20 years.  For the past decade he has focused on Sourcing (finding people on the internet and offline) and Talent Community Management, or the ability to leverage Social Media, Marketing and Networking to drive talented prospects towards the best candidate experience.  In his current role as Global Digital Talent Manager at Aon Hewitt he develops sourcing strategies and digital talent strategies for Aon’s global clients and is responsible for developing and training the sourcing team on innovation.  Geoff has been recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Social HR professionals by the Huffington Post and has been quoted in numerous print and online books and articles about Social Recruitment, Sourcing and HR.

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Kristian Vanberg


Co-Founder of HRTechTank. CEO & Founder Spoke Innovation.  Helps enterprise software vendors get product and messaging right.  Services include R&D, market education and product-market strategy.

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Ward Christman


HR Tech Advisor to Employers & Vendors in ATS, Talent Management, HCM & E-Recruiting Industry

Ward Christman has 20+ years experience in e-recruiting technology and services with special expertise in employee referral (selection of tools and best practices), ATS solutions (system selection and configuration) and job marketing (via job boards and social media). Ward consults with employers shopping for best fit HR Tech and is a strategic advisor to various HR Tech vendors.

“There has been a vacuum of venues for strategic HR practitioners wanting to connect with industry thought leaders; thanks to GlobalHRU, that void is finally filled. HRTechTank is a sanctuary where industry vendors can connect with industry thought leaders and collaborate with other vendors in an open sharing environment; a much needed complement to other events in the industry.”

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Paul Daley


Director at Cielo. Investor, advisor and board member to startups and high growth companies in the HRTech and HCM sector. Paul has over a decade’s experience working with SME’s and global MNC’s to design and deliver transformational talent acquisition and talent management solutions. In addition Paul has had extensive knowledge in product development, commercial management, business strategy and corporate development.

“HR tech is a burgeoning sector. Organisations and individuals are waking to the potential on how innovation and technology can be used to optimise their most important asset; talent. #HRU and #HRtechtank provides the essential global platform to bring this wave of opportunity to the main stage, and accelerate what is predicted to be one of the most important sectors in the coming decade.”

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Anton Derlyatka


Angel investor, venture capitalist and talent/recruitment industry expert, Anton is a founder and Managing Partner of Talent Equity Ventures, a seed fund investing in innovative HR and Education technologies/solutions in the US and around the world. He is also a co-founder of TalentTechLabs, a NYC-based HR Tech incubator and a senior partner at Ward Howell, a leading Human Capital consulting firm. He sits on the Global Board of Association of Executive Search Consultants. Anton’s personal interests include sports/fitness tech, sports management, wearables and quantified self.

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Michael Beygelman


Michael Beygelman is CEO of Joberate

“Michael Beygelman is an individual who is passionate about people, culture, technology and innovation,” is often how Michael’s peers, colleagues and associates have described his career in HR and Recruitment. Michael has build businesses from the ground up, and also expanding maturing businesses globally.

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