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Strategic Advisory Board formed to help TalentGuard continue to transform Talent Management industry


Austin, Texas – May 27, 2020 – TalentGuard, a leader in career pathing and internal mobility software announced the formation of its Strategic Advisory Board. The board is composed of accomplished leaders in the talent management space who will helping shape the company strategy and growth. The board will provide insights to TalentGuard as it continues to transform workplace talent management to help companies engage, develop and retain talent.


“The combined expertise of this board is truly impressive” said Linda Ginac, Founder and CEO of TalentGuard. “We have a tremendous opportunity to help companies improve their responses to the changing talent needs of their companies. Now more than ever, HR leaders need the data and tools to make informed people decisions and to predictably develop their workforce.”


The appointments to the advisory board include:

Lisa Cannell
Lisa Cannell brings over 20 years of experience linking talent strategy and business results. Cannell currently serves as Managing Director of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business. She has previously held senior HR leadership positions at major corporations including State Farm Insurance Companies, SNL Financial (now part of S&P Global Intelligence), and StellarOne Corporation.


Erin Hamrick
Erin Hamrick has twenty years of experience as an executive search consultant and is currently a Founding Partner at Sterling James. Prior to founding Sterling James in 2011, Erin served as a Partner with the insurance practices of both Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart. During this time, she also took a year sabbatical to work for the U.S. Department of Defense, where she supported reconstruction efforts in Iraq.


Brent Rasmussan
Brent Rasmussen is an accomplished executive and expert in business operations, human capital and talent management. He is an experienced corporate advisor, board member, capital fundraiser, and acquisition and exit strategy manager with a proven track record in leading operations and sales during peak growth period. Brent is currently CEO of Visibly. Previously, Brent was CEO of Halo Group and Chief Operating Officer at CareerBuilder.


William Schiemann
William Schiemann is a thought leader in the human resources field and an expert at optimizing internal talent through use of strategic performance surveys and scorecards to drive stakeholder alignment and engagement. Bill Schiemann is Principal and CEO of Metrus Group, who specialize in optimizing the impact of people in organizations to achieve great results.


Mark Ugol
Marc Ugol is a nationally recognized leader in Global Human Capital Management and has led major corporate transformations in professional services, private equity and as the Chief Human Resources Officer or three Fortune 200 Companies.  Marc is a trusted advisor to corporate Boards and CEOs and has led companies through periods of unprecedented growth and dramatic change.  Marc continues to serve as an Executive Advisor with Challenger, Gray and Christmas, coaching C – Suite executives on career success and managing transition.


Howard Zimmerman
Howard A. Zimmerman is visionary business development executive with expertise in driving transformational strategies designed to optimize performance, generate new business, deliver ongoing revenue growth, and increase shareholder value. Zimmerman is co-founder of HAZ Consulting and was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Volt Workforce Solutions.


About TalentGuard
Together with our innovative customers, TalentGuard is leading the development of the next wave of talent management technology and methodologies. Our Predictive People Development Platform puts skills and competencies at the center of all conversations and processes that drive career progression, promotion, succession planning, and strategic workforce design. For the first time, we connect employees’ career aspirations to organizational needs and gaps in one central system – unlocking deeper analysis and providing AI-driven predictions about future trends. Built by a seasoned team of HR experts, TalentGuard is your strategic partner in transforming the way your company attracts, develops, and retains the talent you already know and trust – today’s employees – so that you can achieve sustainable growth in a highly competitive environment.