Suzanne Simpson, President & CEO

Dr. Simpson is a registered Industrial / Organizational Psychologist. Her focus throughout her thirty-five year career has been on developing and implementing Talent Management systems that propel organizations to higher levels of success and encourage respectful and welcoming work environments. She has managed and supported many organizations as well as whole occupational sectors in defining competency frameworks and in developing and implementing competency-based talent management products, programs, processes and assessment systems.

She is well recognized by her peers in Industrial Psychology in Canada and sought after around the world as a speaker and facilitator on the topic of Competency-based Talent Management.

In recognition of her career, Suzanne was awarded the 2012 Business Woman of the Year Award in the corporate category from the Women's Business Network.

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Lorraine McKay, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Lorraine has over 20 years experience as a human resources practitioner in a wide variety of practice areas, and is particularly well known for her expertise and extensive experience in developing competency-based human resource management programs and tools, such as self-assessment and multi-rater feedback systems, competency-based interviewing, competency-based human resource planning and development, and job evaluation systems.

Much of Lorraine's work involves the design, facilitation and delivery of training courses and programs to managers and HR professionals. She delivers extensive briefing to conferences and in the context of workshops and facilitated discussion sessions. Lorraine regularly teaches two courses as part of the CHRP designation offered through Algonquin College and Carleton University, these being Personnel Selection and Human Resource Planning.

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Britta Humphrey, Senior Vice President - Products and Professional Services

Britta has over 30 years experience as a manager in both private sector and publicly funded organizations. She had managed staff groups from 5 - 50 and been responsible for all aspects of management from day-to-day operations to strategic planning.  She has managed complex projects in a wide variety of organizations both as a manager and as a consultant.

Britta is currently responsible for managing and directing both the delivery of the professional services as well as the development of our web-based Talent Management Suite, which she has managed the design and development of these products from inception to the current offering.

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Paul Skinner, Chief - Technical Services

Paul Skinner is currently the Chief of Technical Services for HRSG. He has over ten years experience in IT, working as a senior programmer/analyst since 1999. He has extensive experience working with web protocol and application interfaces which include HTML, ASP, SQL Programming, Microsoft SQL Server, TCP/IP, ActiveX, OLE, DAO/ADO/SQL, COM, ASP, PHP, MySQL, and Oracle. He has been the primary developer for several government on-line initiatives, such as the current web site for the Software Human Resource Council.

Paul brings with him a wide range of understanding with regards to hardware/software installation, networking configuration, Windows architecture, and quality assurance testing.

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Ian Thomas, Regional Director, Middle East, North Africa

Ian Thomas represents HRSG in the Middle East and North Africa, located in Dubai. He has been working in the area of HR Management Consulting since 1991 when he built and managed a recruitment and consultancy group operating in the UK and continental Europe, subsequently founding partnerships in executive search and selection. Ian has worked as a consultant in the Middle East and Europe, including several years in Saudi Arabia where he worked with a major bank establishing a best practice Recruitment function and introducing competency-based Talent Management.

Ian brings a practical and experience-based approach to his work, with an emphasis on hands-on implementation and demonstration of bottom line added value. He has worked in a variety of industry sectors across all areas of competency-based management including identifying and building core, behavioural, functional and leadership competencies; and implementing integrated Talent Management processes covering Recruitment and Selection, Succession Planning, Leadership Development, Learning and Performance Management.

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