The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
November 2-4, 2016
Welcome to the Human Resources National Summit!
The members of The PEER 150 are honored to host a destination event of networking and content in San Francisco November 2-4, 2016. Attendance is reserved for current members of The PEER 150 as well as select guests and colleagues approved by our PEER 150 team.
The event will be filled with unique and exclusive access to the top companies in the silicon valley area with unfiltered discussions and content. It is also a chance for our members to network and share ideas.
We look forward to seeing you in November!
Click the following link to see photos from the 2015 National Summit: PEER 150 National Summit Photos.
Wednesday, November 2
Note: The first shuttle to Yelp will leave at 5:45pm and will then make continuous loops. It will be parked in front of The Fairmont Hotel.
6:00 pm – Exclusive Opening Reception at Yelp Headquarters
Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. Yelp had a monthly average of 23 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via the Yelp app and 69 million unique visitors who visited Yelp via mobile web in Q2 2016.
7:00 pm – Welcome Comments at Yelp
Note: The first shuttle back to The Fairmont will leave at 7:30pm and will then make continuous loops. It will pickup in front of Yelp.
Thursday, November 3
7:15 am – Breakfast
7:50 am – PEER 150 Welcome Comments
8:15 am – Andreessen Horowitz Startup Portfolio Presentations
9:15 am – Our Favorite Four-Letter Word: CARE
What drives our continuous growth and great business results? Heart. Caring for each other and our members is at the core of who we are. Rooted in strategy and insights, but driven by our dedication to each other.
Chief Operating Officer
10:45 am – Bus departs for Tesla Factory
11:45 am – Tesla Headquarters Visit
Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions, Tesla’s products would be cars without compromise. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport.
12:00 pm – Lunch and Q&A Session at Tesla
Tesla and our Secret Master Plans
1:00 pm – Tesla Factory Tour
Note: Closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a shirt with sleeves (short sleeves okay) ARE REQUIRED for the Tesla Factory Tour. There will be an alternate option of touring the Customer Delivery Center/Joy Rides for those who don’t meet the clothing requirements for the factory tour.
2:15 pm – Bus Departs for Lyft Headquarters
3:30 pm – Lyft Headquarters Visit; Welcome and Introductions
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to reconnect people and communities through better transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S and is available in more than 200 cities. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to affecting positive change for the future of our cities.
3:45 pm – Lyft Overview, Mission and Vision
4:15 pm – Lyft Campus Tour
4:45 pm – Scaling Talent Acquisition in a Hyper-growth Environment
5:15 pm – Modern HR: Learning & Development; People Analytics
5:45 pm – Wrap Up
5:55 pm – Bus departs for Fairmont Hotel
6:00 pm – Dinner, Casino Night and Silent Auction (Crown Room, Top Floor of Fairmont Hotel).
The PEER 150 is extremely excited and honored to partner with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for this private, invitation-only, gala dinner and casino night on the top floor. The gala dinner will help in raising both awareness and money for this amazing nonprofit institution while also providing unmatched networking. All proceeds will benefit CHLA! A great cause!
For more information about CHLA, please visit their website here: http://www.chla.org/.
Friday, November 4
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Creating the Digital Organization: HR as Visionary and Enabler
10:00 am – The Talent Economy: Why Companies Are Abandoning Their ATS and Investing in TA Platforms (Panel Discussion)
11:00 am – TMBC Presentation
12:00 pm – Bus departs for Glassdoor Headquarters
12:30 pm – Glassdoor Headquarters Visit
Glassdoor is the most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines free and anonymous reviews, ratings and salary content with job listings to help job seekers find the best jobs and address critical questions that come up during the job search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. For employers, Glassdoor offers job posting, recruiting and employer branding solutions to help attract high-quality candidates at a fraction of the cost of other channels.
12:45 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Glassdoor HQ Tour
2:00 pm – Intro to Glassdoor & Transparency
2:30 pm – Glassdoor History and Econ Research
3:00 pm – Open Discussion and Q&A
3:30 pm – Closing Cocktail Happy Hour on the Glassdoor Deck
4:30 pm – Bus departs for Fairmont Hotel
Chief Business Officer
David Baga is Lyft’s Chief Business Officer, overseeing the fast-growing Lyft Mobility Solutions enterprise team. David joins Lyft after serving as Chief Revenue Officer at Rocket Lawyer for four years, during which he grew revenues from $2 million to over $40 million. Prior to Rocket Lawyer, David spent seven years building and overseeing record-setting sales teams at Oracle. In addition to his recent appointment at Lyft, David also actively advises startups on go-to-market strategy.
Joining Airbnb in May of 2015, Jason brings over 22 years of hospitality experience to his role in Business Travel. Over the past 15 years while living in the city of San Francisco, he held Director of Sales and Marketing positions with Hilton, Marriott and Wyndham Hotels.
At Airbnb, Jason works with a team of Business Travel professionals who are getting Airbnb for Business in place as an option for business travelers and companies all over the world. The team has helped companies like Salesforce, Morgan Stanley, AOL and thousands of others to incorporate Airbnb for Business into their travel programs. Those companies and their travelers are now enjoying cost savings, data capture, prioritized customer support and the sense of belonging that only comes when staying with Airbnb. Travel For Work, Feel At Home – www.airbnb.com/business
Head of Business Recruiting
Kate currently lead the talent acquisition team for the business functions (Operations, Customer Experience, Marketing, Sales, Partnerships, Legal, Finance, IT, Office, Government Relations). Over the past 3 years, our team has grown 5x while the company has grown 15x. The team manages full-cycle strategic partnership with our internal clients from kick-off to successful close. The team also runs programs across the company geared toward onboarding, training, interview preparation and best practices. In addition to recruiting, Kate served as People Business Partner to G&A and Marketing (200+ team members) with 2 directs for 2 years focusing on coaching, org development, performance management, compliance and employee relations.
Before joining Lyft, Kate was an Associate at Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA), an executive recruiting firm placing c-suite executives at high-growth tech startups across all functions. Prior to RRA, Kate was in the rotational development program for Morningstar, Inc. where she focused on data analysis and product management for Morningstar.com.
Kate received her BA from Northwestern University and went on to get her JD from Fordham and pass the NY bar (you know, for fun! :)). During law school, her experiences ranged from IP work for COACH, Inc., real estate law for Newmark Knight Frank, and bankruptcy law for the 1st Circuit in Maine.
Logical Design Solutions
Mimi Brooks is CEO of Logical Design Solutions (LDS), a consulting firm that envisions and designs enterprise digital solutions. Since founding the company in 1990, she has led LDS to become a recognized brand among the technology-focused management consultancies, and the trusted partner to Fortune 200 business clients.
LDS’ solutions are used by global organizations in all industries – and by people in challenging work environments with diverse needs, interests, and expectations. In these inside-the-enterprise contexts, LDS is considered a best-of-breed consultancy with deep expertise and a 25-year commitment to experience design and innovation.
Brooks is a former AT&T executive with a career-spanning focus on organizational design, technology-driven business transformation, and research on the changing behaviors of business users. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, and is an author on topics such as digital business strategy, omni-channel experience design, and the governance and sustainability of global, digital programs.
Former Chief People Officer
Jeff is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in the human resources (HR) field. He serves on several Boards for progressive HR technology companies including Everwise, Impraise, and SmartRecruiters. Jeff serve as a growth consultant to many high growth progressive software companies across the globe.
Prior to this, Jeff was the Chief People Officer at Atlassian. He was responsible for HR, Facilities, Employee Experience, and Shared Services worldwide. Jeff was instrumental in driving a successful IPO and growth agenda over the past four years enabling Atlassian to go from 300 team members and $100M in revenue to 2000 and over $600M in revenue and a market cap of more the $6B. Prior to joining Atlassian in 2012, Jeff was CPO at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, where he built the company’s HR function, led a series of key initiatives to produce more than $25 million in savings, helped drive an innovative product improvement strategy and best practice sharing with customers worldwide, and doubled the company’s salesforce with a record-breaking 600 new hires in one year. Previously, Jeff was Chief HR Officer at Safeco, a personal insurance company, where he made the largest overhaul to the company’s rewards program in its’ history and designed a progressive talent management agenda to support a new high growth market expansion business strategy. Jeff has held various HR leadership roles at Microsoft, General Electric and Bell South. Jeff is a Six Sigma BlackBelt and holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and a Master’s degree in HR management from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Carmel Galvin is chief human resources officer of Glassdoor, responsible for directing all the people functions of the company, including strategic human resources planning, learning and development, talent acquisition, total rewards, employee relations, employee engagement and culture management, compliance issues, and more. She brings nearly 25 years of extensive international experience in HR from information services, tech and finance industries. Her background includes a particular focus on executive/leadership coaching and developing organizational culture and employee engagement programs. Most recently, Carmel served as senior vice president and CHRO at Advent Software, where she oversaw the company’s global people strategies and programs. Prior to Advent, she served as vice president of talent and culture development for Deloitte’s new-venture accelerator, advising a growing portfolio of innovative companies on how to scale and adjust their culture and talent programs. Carmel holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and business from Trinity College Dublin, and completed a Master’s Degree in Business Studies at the University College Dublin’s Smurfit School of Business.
Head of Tech Recruiting
Linsey heads up Tech Recruiting for Lyft. Prior to Lyft Linsey was a manager for Recruiting at Facebook and lead teams across the west coast including Seattle Recruiting, Instagram, M&A, and Software Engineering Recruiting for Menlo Park (headquarters).
Mark Lipscomb is Vice President of Human Resources at Tesla Motors, Inc. Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Based in Palo Alto, California, Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles as well as renewable energy storage. Mark’s focus is on driving organizational and customer engagement, talent selection and coaching and delivering exceptional results through teams. Tesla has been recognized as a “Top Attractor” by LinkedIn, Top Company in Meaningfulness by PayScale, and “Most Innovative Company” by Forbes.
Prior to Tesla, Mark was Vice President and General Manager at Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Under Mark’s leadership, Stryker was named a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area consecutively for over a decade, earning the #1 “Top Workplace” ranking in 2011 and # 2 ranking in 2014 by the San Jose Mercury News. Mark held a variety of positions within Stryker Corporation in Operations, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, and General Management.
Prior to joining Stryker, Mark was a U.S. Naval Officer where he where he received the Commendation Medal for his leadership of operations off Iraq. Mark is also an avid youth coach and was Head Coach for the Stanford University Men’s Lacrosse Team where he coached for several years. Mark is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, University of Nebraska, and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He resides in San Jose, CA with his wife, Jennifer, and three children, Claire, Emily, and Matthew.
VP, Corporate Affairs
Dawn Lyon is vice president of corporate affairs of Glassdoor, overseeing corporate communications, employer branding, government affairs, public policy, economics bureau, content marketing, investor relations and corporate social responsibility. Dawn has more than two decades of experience leading global corporate communications and public affairs organizations as well as consulting growing technology companies. Dawn helped launch Glassdoor in 2008 and remained a senior consultant until she joined the company full-time in 2015. She is also founder and senior advisor of LyonSHARE Communications Group, a strategic communications consultancy she founded in 2004. She has extensive experience building and running communications departments and programs for major brands including Zillow, eBay, Expedia, Hotwire, Chevron, Cendant (now Travelport), CheapTickets, Yahoo! and more. Dawn holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science from San Diego State University and an executive certificate from the Center for Public Policy and Management from the University of Washington. She is also a board member of T4A.org, a non-profit that facilitates dialogue between public officials and the technology community to identify and develop results-focused initiatives to serve the community.
VP, Customer Strategy & Sales
Ben Nauchbaur, VP Customer Strategy & Sales, Reflektive, oversees go-to-market strategy and customer acquisition for Reflektive’s agile performance management platform. Ben is passionate about helping HR leaders evolve performance management from an outdated annual review process to an agile, lightweight system centered on real-time feedback and talent development. He joined Reflektive as the forth employee and has since grown the business to over 200 clients including Lufthansa, Genentech, Twilio, Pinterest, Protective Life, and Braintree and a sales team of over 20 employees. He has over 18 years of leadership and software sales experience in enterprise and startup organizations, including Oracle and numerous rapid-growth startups. Reflektive is based in San Francisco and is backed by Andreessen Horovitz and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.reflektive.com.
Senior Director, Head of Global HR Ops
Zaina joined Yelp in 2011 and built the Global HR Operations function from inception to current. She has supported the company to successfully scale and grow from pre-IPO of 600 employees to current 4000+ employees globally. Previously, Zaina worked for 10 years in the Retail & Consumer space and held several HR and management roles at Levi Strauss, Target and Mervyns. She has led a range of HR functional areas – recruiting, talent management, employee relations, HR systems, compensation and benefits. Zaina has her Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification. Zaina earned a bachelor’s in business with a minor in management information systems from California Polytechnic University, SLO and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
His path to COO has included management roles in nearly all of the departments he now oversees. He has served as Director of Marketing Communications, Customer Engagement, and Account Services. He has also served as Vice President of Client Development and Product Development. During his 11 years at Quantum Health, he has gained a comprehensive understanding of how best to achieve the company’s goals and overcome its challenges, as well as deep insights into the healthcare industry.
During his tenure as COO, Quantum Health has enjoyed unprecedented growth year after year and customer satisfaction rates that are higher than many contemporary customer service leaders. Personally, he has been honored with a ‘Forty Under 40’ award, for his professional and community leadership by Columbus Business First. Under his guidance, Quantum Health has been recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work’ for eight-straight years by Columbus Business First, and has been awarded the ‘Healthcare Trailblazer’ award by Columbus CEO.
Workforce Transformation – Services Academy
Cisco Systems, Inc.
SVP Product and Client Success
As Senior Vice President of Product and Technology, Heidi Spirgi is responsible for the direction and strategy of the company’s technology products. She oversees all aspects of global delivery and consulting to ensure that products drive a measurable increase in team performance and engagement.
With over 20 years of experience in HR and the technology industry, Heidi has worked with many of the world’s largest companies, helping them reinvent their approach to talent and leverage new and emerging technologies to create a meaningful employee experience.
Heidi is an active participant in the HCM community and is a frequent presenter and panelist at industry events. She writes frequently on the topics of HR, talent management and technology.
Ron Storn is currently the Vice President of People at Lyft, a fast-growing, Andreessen-backed start-up in the peer-to-peer ridesharing space. Ron leads all talent acquisition, people operations, HR analytics and office team and grew the company from 80 to over 600 in two+ years.
Prior to joining Lyft, Ron was a senior recruiting leader at Facebook and Google. At Facebook, Ron managed Product Engineering and Leadership Recruiting, and while at Google, Ron focused on Business Operations recruiting.
Previously, Ron leveraged his entrepreneurial spirit and founded Targus Human Capital Partners, a boutique executive search firm specializing in Director and above level placements for emerging and mid-market companies. Before starting his own shop, Ron managed Western Region experienced recruiting for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and spent a significant period as a recruiting manager for an international executive search firm. Finally, in what feels like another life, Ron began his career as a CPA with KPMG.
Founder & CEO
Jerome Ternynck is the Founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success Company, now used by thousands of companies to acquire the best talent on demand. His 20+ years in recruiting includes pioneering recruiting technology with MrTed, a prominent ﬁrst-generation ATS system. “My goal is to help everyone succeed in the talent economy,” said Jerome. “That’s why I am reinventing recruiting for candidates and for companies.” Jerome is an entrepreneur with his heart in recruiting and his soul in technology. He is passionate for what he does, hates the status quo and loves innovation, especially when it creates important improvements in the careers and therefore the lives of people.
VP, People Insights & Experience
Varsha Vig is the VP, People Insights & Experience at Lyft. In this role she oversees all people programs Comp & Ben, Growth & Developments, Culture & Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity, HR Systems & Analytics, People Communications. She also heads up the HR Center of Expertise which builds and evolves Lyft’s People program in alignment with their strategy and is leading the charge in using data to build strategic People programs to grow and develop talent while supporting Lyft’s changing business needs.
Previously, she was Senior Director, Global Compensation at McDonald’s Corporation from 2010 – 2014, and Senior Manager – Global Employment Services at Deloitte Tax from 2003 – 2010.
Co-Founder & President
Ryan Williams is the President and co-founder of Jopwell (www.Jopwell.com), the leading recruitment and hiring platform for building a more diverse workforce. Named among Inc magazine’s “30 Under 30 Most Dynamic Young Founders In America” in 2016, Williams previously worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. He met Jopwell’s co-founder and CEO Porter Braswell on the trading floor and the two left Wall Street in the summer of 2014 to start the company. Jopwell was part of the Y Combinator summer 2015 batch and has raised more than $4.2 million in seed funding from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Kapor Capital, Omidyar Network, and Valar Ventures. Williams graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, we provide entrepreneurs with access to our deep expertise and insights in innovation, business development, market intelligence, executive and technical talent, and marketing and brand-building. Find us in Menlo Park, Calif., and at www.a16z.com.
Logical Design Solutions (LDS) help organizations and their people succeed in the new digital economy. We partner with market leaders to create digital strategy and design inside global organizations. Our experiences drive transformational change by empowering people to work better. Fueling our clients’ most important relationships – with employees, candidates, alums, and customers – elevates business performance and realizes breakthrough innovation value.
For more information, visit www.LDS.com.
Quantum Health is an award-winning care coordination and consumer navigation company, serving the needs of self-insured public and private employers across the United States since 1999. Based on our background in consumer behavior and a deep understanding of how real people experience healthcare, Quantum Health has established a proven history of making our clients’ benefits plans more efficient, while maintaining industry-leading satisfaction rates and claims savings. Our results have been independently validated for the past 17 years. We have been recognized on the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies for nine years (2008-2016), listed as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned/Led Companies by the Women Presidents’ Organization, listed as both a FORTUNE Magazine Great Place to Work® and an Entrepreneur Magazine Great Place to Work®.
SmartRecruiters, the Next-Gen Applicant Tracking System, transforms recruiting for leading companies in today’s Talent Economy and the candidates they seek to hire. Atlassian, Ancestry.com, Skechers and Equinox run recruiting like a sales and marketing machine using the SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Platform. Its recruitment marketing and collaborative hiring capabilities serve as a force-multiplier for recruiters, while its modern platform delivers an unparalleled mobile candidate experience, and integrates quickly and seamlessly with HRIS.
The Marcus Buckingham Company’s award-winning StandOut platform is based on decades of research into what the world’s best team leaders do. We’ve built proven approaches to Employee Engagement, Coaching, Performance Management & Education into one easy-to-use suite for teams.
The PEER 150 is extremely excited and honored to partner with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the 3rd Annual National Summit in San Francisco! On November 3rd, The PEER 150 and CHLA will be hosting a private, invitation-only, gala dinner and casino night on the top floor of the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco. The gala dinner will help in raising both awareness and money for this amazing nonprofit institution while also providing unmatched networking.
For more information about CHLA, please visit their website here: http://www.chla.org/.
Location & Room Info
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
World-renowned, Fairmont San Francisco presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the luxury hotel atop Nob Hill coupled with its reputation for impeccable service promises a truly memorable experience during your San Francisco vacation. Known for turning moments into memories for leisure and business travelers alike this luxury San Francisco hotel has been host to some of the most influential meetings and events, breathtaking weddings and personalized special occasions of the century.
Hotel Room Information:
The PEER 150 has negotiated a discounted room rate of $379 for a Fairmont Queen room. To book your room, please click here. Through this website you can book, modify, or cancel your hotel reservation at any time.
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