For Strategic HR Leaders to Proactively Lead the Rapidly Changing World of Work.


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Westwood & Wilshire LLC

At Westwood & Wilshire, we recognize that people are an organization's top asset. We are passionate about delivering premier talent to the world’s most innovative companies. We are particularly focused on companies ranging from VC-backed start-ups to mid-sized commercial entities and our assignments range from C-Suite to mid-management. Based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in Silicon Valley, we serve our clients on a local, national and global basis.


Marsh & McLennan

Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC) brings together nearly 75,000 experts in risk, strategy, and people across Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman, serving clients in over 130 countries. Marsh enables enterprise worldwide by helping clients manage risks, transforming uncertainty into opportunity. Guy Carpenter helps clients grow profitably with reinsurance broking expertise, advisory services, and advanced analytics. Mercer helps organizations advance the health, wealth, and careers of their most vital asset — their people. Oliver Wyman’s expertise in strategy, operations, risk, and organization transformation changes what is possible for our clients, their industries, and society.  Together, we combine a unique range of capabilities to help our clients solve problems, seize opportunities, and build lasting success in increasingly complex operating environments.


With millions of jobs on LinkedIn, find one meant for you. #InItTogether Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 675+ million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

The Heffelfinger Company

Leadership development and coaching have been the core of our firm from the beginning. We work with organizations committed to developing talent and strategies to build great teams and strengthen business. Our team brings wonderfully diverse backgrounds and accomplishments from large corporate settings to entrepreneurial ventures. Our clients value purpose yet understand the importance of profit.


Torchiana is a premiere Talent Solutions firm located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We have helped local organizations and leaders transform and thrive in this hub of innovation for four decades. Our formula for success integrates industry insights with a personalized approach to solve complex and dynamic organizational challenges.

We help companies successfully develop their people, and help people successfully develop their companies, so both can thrive in today’s workplace.

Adverum Biotechnologies

Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical need in ocular and rare diseases. We develop gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Our core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery, and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) quality control. Our team has extensive clinical development experience and is laser-focused on advancing novel gene therapies for patients.



Intoo is the career development and outplacement flagship for Gi Group, a global leader in HR and talent solutions with 20+ years of experience in delivering high-touch, people-focused programs to more than 20,000 companies around the world. Our focus on personalized, one-on-one coaching and technology innovation enables organizations of all sizes to protect their employer brand throughout the employee lifecycle, with flexible solutions to enhance the candidate experience, career mobility and workforce transition. Intoo’s award-winning outplacement solution delivers better results as employees depart your organization, with candidates landing nearly 2.5x faster than the U.S. national average time it takes to find employment.

Mariposa Leadership

Mariposa Leadership has been sought by the Bay Area’s most successful companies since 1996. High-tech and other demanding industries rely on our individual and executive team coaching programs to accelerate leadership performance.

For Executives: Mariposa has extensive experience providing executive leadership coaching services in high-tech and other intense environments. We tailor our services to meet your specific needs, so your limited time is spent efficiently.

For Human Resources Business Partners: Mariposa Leadership has built strong relationships with our HR partners. Our coaches understand what it takes to develop and retain senior talent. We will work with you and your client groups to create an executive leadership coaching program that meets your objectives.

CMO Coaches is a management development training business which offers personalized coaching and mentoring to aspiring and current CMOs. In addition, we offer an intensive 2-day CMO Bootcamp which is a workshop taught by former CMOs to "teach you all of the things they didn't teach you in business school"‚Äč. We offer personalized training on an on-going basis to marketers who manage everything from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Since 1989, Merit HR has focused on one thing: Human Resources. HR contract jobs across the state of California, nationwide direct-hire opportunities and HR consulting projects. With deep expertise within the San Francisco Bay Area and recent nationwide expansion, we focus on building long-term relationships with talented HR professionals and exceptional organizations. We provide experienced, accomplished HR professionals who get results at all levels, in all HR disciplines, in all industries and in organizations of all sizes.

We believe in the power of human connection, and we know that the success of an organization is directly related to the quality of their HR department.

We believe in helping to create organizations where employees can thrive.


HumanCentric Labs

We enable vibrant work environments that allow humans to create value and flourish and realize the full potential of their unique gifts and talents.

Human Capital Growth

At Human Capital Growth we are passionate about helping our clients maximize individual, team and organizational performance. The solutions we design are grounded in the science of workplace psychology and organizational behavior. We collaborate with our clients at all levels of the organization to identify the root causes before arriving at a solution. This allows us to prioritize barriers that constrain the achievement of the most important business objectives.

UC Berkeley Extension

Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension is the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Extension offers 1,500 courses each year, including online courses, along with more than 75 professional certificates and specialized programs of study in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Free and low-cost public events are also frequently held as part of Extension's service to the local community.

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