Staffing for Explosive Growth and Beyond

May 18, 2021

Speaker Slides

Staffing for Growth: Company Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

Kaye Cullum, Global Group Lead Diversity & Inclusion at Thermo Fisher

Staffing for Startup Growth? Hire a Team of High Performers

Thomas Massie, CEO | Sandler Training | WAVE Equity Partners | US Army Veteran

Startups Should Align People Strategy with Business Strategy

Audrey McGuckin, CEO- McGuckin Group & Member-Steering Committee of the Strategic Human Resources Institute at The Conference Board

Your company is forecasting explosive growth. This session will discuss; How to create a strategic hiring plan that aligns business strategy with people strategy? How will your current staff be most effective in the future? How do you maintain company culture during a hiring spree? How to ensure you’re building a diverse and inclusive workforce?

There are a lot of questions to answer. The daunting hiring task is easier using proven processes. Hiring the wrong person could set back your company’s growth. Attend this session with an impressive panel to learn how to hire the best.



6:00 – 6:45 – Networking on Grapevine Network

7:00 – 7:10 PM – ENET Chairperson’s announcements

7:10 – 7:25 PM – eMinute Pitch – Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

7:25 – 8:10 PM – expert speakers on the night’s topic

8:10 – 8:30 PM – Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers

8:30 – 9:00 PM – Networking on Grapevine Network

(all times are USA Eastern Daylight time)

A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion, and panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.


Audrey McGuckin, CEO- McGuckin Group & Member-Steering Committee of the Strategic Human Resources Institute at The Conference Board

I facilitate and enable “Aha Moments” for leaders to help transform organizations and deliver outstanding business results. Great organizations begin with great leaders who are committed to building a culture that nurtures great talent. Over my three-decade career, including ten years as the Chief Talent Officer for Jabil (27 billion in revenue, 250k employees), I’ve led over ten CEO Succession transitions under the direction of the Board of Directors, led DEI strategy work that resulted in double digit growth for minority representation and spent 5 years collaborating with Harvard Business School designing cutting edge leadership programs for executives.

Over the last four years, I’ve partnered with Fortune 100 Organizations across 52 countries to design and deliver the long-term talent planning process to ensure the alignment of people, process and culture with their business strategies. As a trusted partner to hundreds of executives, I have helped them to navigate the complexity of their organization to see true transformation of organizational culture to unleash the power of their people.

One thing you’ll hear from each of my clients is that my approach is straightforward and frank – they know they’ll always get clear recommendations and solutions that are practical, executable, and innovative. No consulting-speak or equivocation or playing it safe. My clients count on my honest appraisal, deep expertise and guidance to help them make the right decisions and put the best talent frameworks in place to assure their team’s success – this is especially true today during times of organizational and societal change and upheaval. Being a great leader in today’s world is harder than ever.

Kaye Cullum, Global Group Lead Diversity & Inclusion at Thermo Fisher

Talent acquisition/management professional with experience in the full recruiting cycle in the areas of Operations, Technology, Finance, Marketing and Strategy and all enterprise roles at both the corporate and operations level. Industries include Pharma Life Sciences (Clinical Trials, Biologics, API, Gene Therapy) Retail, Aerospace & Defense. Primary experience has been in standing up talent acquisition programs or transformation of current programs. Developing/creating an internal program designed to attract, acquire and retain STEM talent. Strength in being easy to do business from a client perspective and a keen focus on the candidate experience. Strong sense of business acumen, continuous improvement and staying ahead of business partners by not simply filling positions, but solving talent issues for the last time.

Network highlights include domestic and international diversity organizations, universities as well as strategic partners in building out STEM initiatives.

Thomas Massie, CEO | Sandler Training | WAVE Equity Partners | US Army Veteran

I work with professionals who are committed to maximizing leadership and sales results. I helped them create a culture of high performers who embrace organizational excellence, increase lead generation, drive sales pipeline growth, improved pipeline predictability, shortened sales cycles, and accelerated revenues. I am passionate about business model innovation.

I’m dynamic business leader who has founded 3 companies; each experienced rapid growth, became market leaders, and all 3 companies achieved successful IPO’s. Cumulatively my 3 ventures generated over $750 Million in revenue and in multiple years were recognized by Inc 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in America.

Organizer and Moderator:

Dan Skiba, VP Printed Electronics Chasm Advanced Materials, Vice-Chair Boston ENET

As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market. My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle, and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration. By building synergies across all Product Life Cycle disciplines, we have delivered products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.

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