Thanks for a great event!

We can't wait to see you next year

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's Talent Success Conference. We enjoyed two days of thought-provoking sessions driven by best practices and presented by the best in the field. 

We look forward to hosting you again in 2017. Mark your calendars for next September and stay tuned for updates, we will be opening registration very soon!


the choice is clear

For more than a decade, ClearCompany has helped companies identify, hire and retain thousands of A Players from among millions of applicants. In short, we help our clients reach the next level of total talent management. How? With one organic, unified platform designed and built from the ground up for better hiring experiences, seamless onboarding, company-wide goal alignment and performance management, all driven by best practices.

Keynote Speakers

"The 9 Faces of HR" with Laurie Ruettimann and Kris Dunn

Join two industry standouts for an incredible keynote designed to help you create talent success on your own team. In this unparalleled and unique session, Laurie and Kris will use the concept of a 9-box grid to take you through the 9 types of HR practitioners you work with, hire, and are yourself. Then, they will show you how best to work with each type, help you understand your own leadership type, and what to do to move up to (or stay in) that coveted top right box in the grid.


Laurie Ruettimann HR leader turned influential speaker, writer and entrepreneur

Laurie Ruettimann is a former Human Resources leader turned influential speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. She owns a consultancy that offers a wide array of services to HR departments and technology companies.

Laurie is also the founder of GlitchPath, an early-stage startup focused on business insights and risk mitigation. Most people know her as the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR (retired), which Forbes named as a top 100 website for women. You may have also read her book, "I AM HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR." 


Kris Dunn Partner and CHRO at Kinetix and Founder of Fistful of Talent

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He's also the founder of two industry-leading blogs – Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine.

Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. Specialties: Belief that the HR function rocks mixed with Business chops. Crossover Dribble. Encyclopedia-like knowledge of the Grunge Era.

Featured Speakers

Practitioners, Thought Leaders and Real Users


Kyle Lagunas Research Manager, Emerging Trends Technologies , IDC

Kyle’s time is dedicated to navigating the rapidly changing waters of human capital management —with a focus on talent acquisition. Kyle is passionate about the things driving the industry forward — from recruitment marketing, employer brand management, and candidate experience management to high-powered CRM, behavioral assessments, and data-driven recruiting.


Dawn Burke VP of People, Daxko     

Dawn is the VP of People for Daxko, a leading software provider for member-based health and wellness centers nation-wide. Dawn and her team are responsible for finding great talent, developing team members, and preserving Daxko’s culture - a culture recognized in Fortune Magazine as one of the “50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces.” Recognized as a Top HR Innovator, she is also a speaker, creator of, and a contributor to a variety of national blogs including Fistful Of Talent. 


William Tincup CEO, tincup & co.

William is the CEO of HR consultancy Tincup & Co. He’s one of the leading thinkers on the intersection of HR & technology. He's been writing about HR related issues for over a decade. William serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 15 HR technology startups. William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.


Nancy Conway SHRM-SCP, Field Services Director, SHRM

Nancy Conway is SHRM’s Field Services Director for the North Central Region, supporting 64 Professional Chapters, 19 Student Chapters, 6 State Councils, and SHRM members in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Nancy has worked in the HR profession for over 27 years with industry experience in retail, call centers, banking, and health care.


Matt Norman President, Norman & Associates,

Matt Norman is president of Norman & Associates, which offers Dale Carnegie Training in the North Central US. Matt’s coaching and facilitation has helped Fortune 100 corporations, non-profits and entrepreneurial firms to transform the way they engage employees and clients. 


Jerilyn Johnson Senior HR Manager, Greenpeace USA

Jerilyn possesses more than 8 years of human resources and organizational development experience currenly sitting as the Senior Manager of HR at Greenpeace USA. Her expertise includes including recruiting, training, performance management, career development, diversity program development, employee relations, benefits, compensation, payroll, safety, and compliance issues.


Maren Hogan CEO, Founder, Red Branch Media     

Founder and CEO of an agency offering marketing strategy, outsourcing and thought leadership to HR and Recruiting Technology and Services organizations internationally. Maren is a consistent advocate of next generation marketing techniques. She has built successful online communities, deployed brand strategies and been a thought leader in the global recruitment and talent space. 


colin kingsbury President, Co Founder, ClearCompany 

Colin is an expert in knowledge automation, and designed custom knowledge solutions for some of the largest companies in the world including Northrop Grumman, Boeing, General Electric, and the US intelligence community.


Andre lavoie CEO, Co Founder ClearCompany         

Andre is an expert at product innovation. He has filed nearly ten patents in the knowledge and information industry and is an avid speaker and contributor to many of the nation’s largest publications with a focus on talent innovation.


SYLVIE WOOLF Director Of Client Service, ClearCompany

With nearly a decade of client service experience, Sylvie has a passion for helping our clients improve their talent management strategies. 


BRAD GIGUERE Product Specialist, ClearCompany     

Brad is the premiere expert in the ClearCompany software, helping clients effectively use our platform to find, hire, retain and engage A Players every day. 


Dive deep into everything talent related...starting now.

Download the Full Agenda Here


Talent Acquisition: Sourcing & Hiring More A Players




Welcome to Talent Success 2016!


Product Office Hours: Dive into ClearCompany with one of our product experts


Coffee and Networking Break


Product Deep Dive: Recruiting with ClearCompany


What's Trending: How ClearCompany Helps You Find Top Candidates


Explore Best Practices: Employer Branding with Maren Hogan, Red Branch Media


Transportation to Vineyard


Lunch and Learn: Providing the Best Candidate & Employee Experience with ClearCompany


Transportation back to Westin Verasa Napa


Explore Best Practices: Six Key Elements of an Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy with Nancy Conway, SHRM


Coffee and Networking Break


What to Watch for: 10 Biggest Mistakes Made in HR with William Tincup, Tincup & Co.


Happy Hour 


Retaining and Engaging Your Top Performers




What An A-Player Can Do For You with Andre Lavoie, ClearCompany and Colin Kingsbury, ClearCompany


Product Office Hours: Dive into ClearCompany with one of our product experts


Coffee and Networking Break


Product Deep Dive: Effectively using Competencies within ClearCompany


Explore Best Practices: Redefining Success in Modern Talent Acquisition with Kyle Lagunas, Lighthouse Research & Advisory


Providing the Best Candidate Experience & Employee Experience with ClearCompany

12:30pm Lunch and Learn: What is Successful Performance Management in 2016?
1:30pm Client Panel: How to Get the Most Out of Your ClearCompany Solutions

Coffee and Networking Break


Product Deep Dive: Performance Management


Keynote Address: The 9 Faces of HR with Laurie Reuttimann and Kris Dunn


Closing Remarks


Explore Napa Valley!

No set schedule today! Take our recommendations and enjoy all Napa has to offer.


More than just why, we show you HOW.


Explore best practices

When it comes to talent management, are you on par with the best? Join industry experts and thought leaders to learn how you can automate, improve and optimize your talent success.



Join our expert panelists as they dive deeper into specific issues related to talent management.


Find out what's trending

From issues with recruiting, to switching to paperless onboarding to keeping your employees engaged, we want to hear what’s troubling you and help you come up with a solution.


Learn from your Peers

Collaboration Sessions led by industry leaders allow you to learn from the failures and successes of your peers. Share your experience and gain feedback and insights from other HR practitioners on how to solve the pressing issues of your department.


Product Deep Dive

Want to learn more about how ClearCompany can help you fully integrate best practices into your talent lifecycle? Here you’ll get the opportunity to ask any questions you have and see product demonstrations live.


Network, network, network

Engage with your peers, ClearCompany staff and industry leaders at some of the best wineries in Napa Valley. Build lasting relationships over breakfast, lunch, coffee or during one of our happy hours.


California Wine Country

Hosted in the heart of Napa Valley, the 2016 Talent Success Conference offers you the opportunity to explore the local area while learning about best practices for complete talent management.


Main Conference:

Westin Verasa Napa

 1314 McKinstry St
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 257-1800

Breakout Wineries:

Wineries, Napa Valley Transportation from the Conference Location to Wineries is provided.



Early bird registration for 2017 will open soon!

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