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Michael BrainerdMichael Brainard, CEO & Founder
Brainard Strategy, Inc., Carlsbad, California, USA

In his role as CEO of Brainard Strategy, Michael Brainard brings over 20 years of experience as a management consultant, C-level senior executive, executive coach, manager, entrepreneur, and researcher. Through his work as a management consultant, Michael has designed and conducted process re-engineering and re-structuring, organizational assessments, leadership development initiatives, performance management systems, change management processes, and a variety of strategic planning initiatives. Additionally, Michael has worked as a post-acquisition internal and external integration leader.

As a speaker, Michael has delivered keynote talks to such groups as the Association for Corporate Growth, PIHRA, SHRM, PCMA, OCEMA, and a variety of corporations. As a researcher, Michael has contributed to publications and presented his research findings on performance appraisal systems, telecommuting, and leadership development at a variety of professional organizations.

His recognized leadership abilities have extended from business ownership, research, and academic achievements. Through his confidential work with executives, Michael has become known for his ability to motivate and energize leaders from diverse backgrounds, identify potential areas of opportunity for business leaders, and take action to facilitate growth for his clients.

COMMITTEE:

Imran AR, Manager II - High Touch Technical Services
Cisco, Bangalore, Karnataka, India  

 

Kathleen Bouldin, Digital Marketing Consultant, Marketing Automation Specialist
Enable Consulting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 

 

Jocelyn Brandeis,  Co Founder, Chief Mouthpiece
JBLH Communications, New York, New York, United States 

 

Amy Centers, Global Leadership Development Senior Specialist
Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, Idaho, United States

 

Veena Chillar, President, HR Consulting
Chillar Consulting, Irvine, California, United States  

 

Pam DeMond, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Mavenlink, Irvine, California, United States   

 

Anuj Dhawan, Managing Partner
Cognitive Talent Partners LLP, Gurgaon, Haryana, India   

 

Ceyla Durgun Akda─č, Managing Consultant
Psytech Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey  

 

Alyssa Dver, Chief Confidence Officer
American Confidence Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States 

 

Lisa Flesher, Vice President, HR
Gap Inc Global Supply Chain, San Francisco, California, United States 

 

Lynn Kantor Herrick, Chief Human Resources Officer & General Counsel   
GreatCall Inc., San Diego, California, United States

 

Steven Krueger, Director - Operations & Sales Management   
Sneakz Organic, Jupiter, Florida, United States   

 

Anupama Menon, Sr. Manager, Project Program Manager   
Dell Technologies Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India   

 

Govind Narayan, Manager   
Deloitte Consulting, San Francisco, California, United States   

 

Shannon Nash, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Inside Source, San Carlos, California, United States
  

Ken Ruggiero, Chairman & CEO
Goal Structured Solutions, Inc., San Diego, California, United States

 

Gabriel Schaepman, Learning & Development Consultant
Swiss Re, Zurich, Switzerland   

 

Asli Tas Kayabas, Awards Consultant, Clinical Psychologist, Speaker
Kuzey Academy, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Jayendra Viswanathan, Project Manager
MPHASIS Limited, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India    

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