Workforce Transformation Practice Leader
Anthony Abbatiello is a CEO Advisor and Workforce Transformation Practice Leader at PwC. He is a master certified executive coach and advisor to leading CEOs and boards, with focused expertise on CEO Transitions. He also leads PwC’s Workforce Transformation business, delivering HR transformation, talent strategy, change management, organizational development, and rewards services to CEOs and CHROs across sectors and functions. Abbatiello brings more than 25 years of leadership and HR consulting experience to advise CEOs and boards in all industries, working as a trusted advisor to senior executive performance, transformational leadership, and succession management. He partners with CEOs, executive teams and boards to tailor succession, assessment, and development solutions to meet changing client needs, guiding organizations through times of transition and digital transformation. Anthony joined PwC from Russell Reynolds Associates where he led the global leadership advisory business for the firm. Previously, he was a senior partner and global leader of Deloitte Leadership. In both roles, he was responsible for the market entry, growth strategy, and business operations of the leadership advisory business. He and his team focused on CEO/CxO transition and succession, digital leadership, and development of next generation executives. Abbatiello began his career at Accenture, where he spent 18 years helping global clients drive organizational effectiveness through HR transformation and talent strategies. His client projects included HR strategy and transformation, M&A integration for the HR function, and pre-IPO setup. Abbatiello holds degrees from Villanova University in international business and business administration. He is an adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches graduate courses in organizational assessment and analysis. Abbatiello was named an HR Trendsetter by the Society for Human Resource Management. Anthony's LinkedIn profile can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/apabbatiello/.
Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Consulting Business Leader
Named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Employee Benefit Consulting, Tami Simon is a nationally recognized HR and employee benefits business leader. She leads Segal’s Global Corporate Consulting Business, helping address the organizational and workforce needs of employers including corporations, nonprofits, associations and higher education institutions, among others. She is based in Segal’s Washington, DC office. Ms. Simon joined Segal in 2018 from Buck, where she was a global practice leader and member of the senior executive team. While there, she successfully transformed two practices into industry-leading and profitable businesses. Ms. Simon previously worked for Mercer, the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt) and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office; she also served as a judicial intern for the Iowa District Court. Ms. Simon is on the Boards of Directors for the American Benefits Council, Employee Benefit Research Institute, Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions and the Health Enhancement Research Organization. She is also on the Advisory Council of the ERISA Industry Committee, an editor of the BNA Tax Management’s Compensation Planning Journal, a member of the American Bar Association and a Fellow of the elite American College of the Employee Benefits Counsel. Ms. Simon earned a JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was a Law Review editor. She is also a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, with a BA in Political Science. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.
Director of Human Capital Advisory and Workforce Transformation
Brent Young is a Director of Human Capital Advisory and Workforce Transformation at KPMG. He has a combined client and industry advisory experience of more than 12 years. He helps organizations reimagine a better talent strategy to develop new ways of working, build a better employee experience, increase talent attraction and retention, unlock new sources of value, shape new capabilities, and prepare for the future using data-driven insights, talent, and organizational design strategies. He is also the Co-Lead for the US People Insights & Analytics practice at KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG, Young worked at The Walt Disney Company in a corporate workforce insights and analytics lead role for five years and held an HR business partner-related role for two years. Earlier in his career, he also worked in other HR-related roles at large companies such as NBCUniversal, DIRECTV, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Young graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in predictive analytics from Northwestern University. Given his background, Young has a passion for advising clients using a three-pronged perspective through the following lens: (1) data and analytics, (2) the business, and (3) talent and human capital.
Partner, Leader, Global People and Organization
Pete has been a member of PwC’s Global People and Organisation Leadership Team since 2014, most recently as Global Clients and Markets Leader for the practice. He joined PwC UK as a partner in September 2010 having previously held senior roles at large professional services organisations. He has over 20 years’ experience as an HR and workforce transformation expert, working with large multinational organisations to help them tackle their people challenges. Prior to working in professional services, Pete was in the Royal Air Force and continues to support them as a Trustee of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust with a focus on inspiring STEM skills within young people who also have an interest in aviation. He was appointed MBE for his services to the Royal Air Force.
Kate Nekic Padgett
Booz Allen Hamilton
Vice President of Leadership and Executive Services
Kate Nekic Padgett is an accomplished leader with a successful track record in leading complex programs, developing innovative business solutions, and improving organizational effectiveness. Padgett’s expertise is in the area of human capital and she is currently serving as Vice President of Leadership, Culture, and Belonging at Booz Allen Hamilton. In this role, Kate is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract, develop, and retain executive talent, driving programming that aligns the culture to the firm’s strategic goals, and overseeing the execution of the DEI strategy that enables the firm to be an inclusive and equitable workplace. Kate has spent the past 25 years with Booz Allen Hamilton in a myriad of roles spanning global locations such as Sydney, London and Washington DC. Kate’s superpowers are in designing, delivering and leading strategic solutions that integrate people, processes and technology – ultimately touching Booz Allen’s 31,000 person workforce. She is lauded for her thought leadership, analytical curiosity and depth, creative approaches, and consistent track record of success in driving transformational priorities for the enterprise.
Mark is a Lead Partner within our People Practice, which advises our clients in the UK and Globally on workforce and HR solutions designed to address their key people and talent issues to drive business performance. His focus areas are Learning and Technology. Mark’s experience spans industry sectors, including Defence, Industrial Manufacturing, Telecoms, Financial Services, Consumer Markets and Pharmaceuticals, leading some of the largest workforce and HR transformation programmes for these clients in the UK and globally. Mark has over 25 years of experience, working in industry for Rolls-Royce and for a number of other global professional services organisations prior to KPMG. He is a frequent industry commentator and co-author of the well-established book guiding organisations in HR and workforce transformation – “Transforming HR – Creating value through people” – published by Elsevier.
Senior Managing Director
Micah Alpern is a globally recognized expert and thought leader on culture and leadership. He joined Teneo in 2022 as a Senior Managing Director within Teneo’s People Advisory practice to build out its growing culture and leadership solutions, which include executive and team assessments, coaching, culture change, people strategy and the future of work. Alpern has over 20 years of experience advising organizations and executives on the people elements of transformations and transactions across all industries. He has a history of growing leaders and evolving corporate culture to enable strategy, accelerate transformation, enhance the employee experience, and improve performance. Alpern is viewed as an innovative leader on culture change through his unique and practical approaches that are data-backed and behavioral-science based. He has built several leading-edge culture diagnostics and behavioral based approaches that accelerate adoption and enhance the impact culture has on performance, employees, and customers. Alpern’s passion for culture and leadership led to him writing many articles on the topics and being quoted as an expert in major publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Washington Post, and others. He has also appeared on CNBC, several podcasts, and delivered multiple speaking engagements at board and executive forums on the people agenda, culture, leadership, and remote work. This resulted in Allpern being recognized as a leading thinker in these areas, including being identified as a “Remote Work Influencer” in 2021 and 2022. Prior to joining Teneo, Alpern spent time at EY, Kearney, and Booz & Company. He has a a master’s in business management from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s in economics and communications from Northwestern University.
US Human Capital National Managing Partner
Michael Stephan has been Deloitte’s US Human Capital National Managing Partner since 2019. As an active member of the Deloitte Consulting Management Committee and the Global Human Capital Executive Leadership Team, Stephan helps business leaders conceptualize, design, and execute major changes that can lead to a more strategic, business-driven organization. He helps companies develop and integrate operating models across the operations and technology spectrum, with a targeted focus on optimizing the delivery of enterprise services to promote improved performance across the workforce and organization. Stephan’s global consulting experience, over the last 26 years, traverses the human capital landscape and includes strategy, operating-model design and transition, global technology, global sourcing, and enterprise workforce transformation and change management. He is an active contributor and author of points of views and continues to be an active contributor to some of the most prominent human capital eminence.
Principal Workforce Transformation, Global Human Capital Executive Committee
Steve Hatfield is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting and serves as the Global Leader for Future of Work for the Firm. He has more than 25 years of experience advising Global Organizations on strategy, innovation, organization, people, culture, and change. He has advised business leaders on a multitude of initiatives including activating strategy, defining a preferred future, addressing workforce trends, implementing agile and resilient operating models, and transforming culture oriented to growth, innovation, and agility. Hatfield has significant experience in bringing to life the ongoing trends impacting the future of work, workforce, and workplace. He is a regular speaker and author on the future of work, and is currently on the Deloitte leadership team, shaping the research and marketplace dialogue on future workforce and workplace trends and issues. Hatfield has a masters in social change and development from Johns Hopkins (SAIS) and an MBA from Wharton.