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Our HR Advisory Board is a collaboration of top human resources executives who provide guidance on services and strategies for search execution.

APAC Advisor

The Hon. Helen Coonan advises on growth opportunities in Australia and Asia Pacific.

Allegis Partners' U.S. Advisory Board

Ian Ziskin

President of EXec EXcel Group; former CHRO of Northrop Grumman Corporation
Ian founded EXec EXcel Group LLC, a human capital coaching and consulting firm, in 2010 following a highly successful 28-year career as a corporate business executive. EXec EXcel Group builds individual and organizational credibility through human capital strategy, leadership and talent development, and organizational transformation. Ian delivers services to clients as a board advisor, coach, consultant, teacher, speaker, and author. He is the co-founder of the CHREATE project (Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise), a volunteer-driven movement to address the future of work and HR.

Ian is a current and past board member of multiple boards and executive committees.  He has written two books, THREE: The Human Resources Emerging Executive (2015) and WillBe: 13 Reasons WillBe's are Luckier than WannaBe's (2011), as well as articles, blogs, and book chapters on the future of HR and effective organizations, coaching, and HR's role with the board of directors, among other topics.

Ian has a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Binghamton University.

Joe Bosch

Joe has more than 34 years of broad HR experience in a wide variety of industries and varying economic environments, including high growth, turnarounds, industry retrenchment, international, mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs. He has a track record of success working with CEOs and boards of directors to build exceptional HR functions, reshape corporate culture, and establish robust talent management systems.

Joe worked for PepsiCo in a variety of HR generalist and specialist roles before transferring to Pizza Hut, where he worked in both domestic and international operations culminating in his appointment as Chief People Officer of Pizza Hut. He then served as the CHRO for Tenet Healthcare, Centex Homes, and DIRECTV.

Joe is currently the principal of HB Consulting providing HR consulting and executive coaching. He sits on the board of Pizza Hut of Ft. Wayne and the advisory board of MD Insider. Joe is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He started his professional career after graduating from Cornell University's Industrial and Labor Relations School.

Liz Huldin

EVP, People & Organizational Capability, The Heritage Group
Liz is a member of The Heritage Group’s executive team and is responsible for driving talent rewards, and organization strategies to fuel growth and innovation. She is active with holding company and subsidiary boards and participates with the compensation and talent committees across the holdings. Liz draws on her experiences from prior leadership roles across diverse industries including Motorola and Boeing, and her legal practice in labor, employment, and M&A.

Liz is fueled by a love of learning and developing others. She is a mentor and frequent speaker on M&A and business transformation, has been published in the Harvard Business Review, and is a regular contributor to professional groups on HR strategy, M&A, global labor, and talent development. While with Honeywell, she earned her Six Sigma Black Belt and has worked with design thinking as Boeing re-energized the engineering team. She remains tied to the community, sitting on the Advisory Board for Women in Security and the Women’s Fund.

Liz is a Michigan native and graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State Law School.

Chris Yeh

Co-founder of Allied Talent

Chris is the co-author, along with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur Ben Casnocha, of The New York Times bestseller, "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age." Chris is the co-founder of Allied Talent, the official provider of The Alliance Framework for helping organizations better recruit, engage, and retain entrepreneurial employees. In addition, he has founded, advised, or invested in more than 100 high-tech startups. He earned two bachelor's degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dennis Zeleny

Former CHRO of Honeywell, DuPont, Sunoco, and Caremark

Dennis spent 17 years at PepsiCo and seven years at Honeywell where he became SVP of Global Human Resources. He served as CHRO for Sunoco, Caremark, and DuPont. Currently, he works closely with boards, CEOs, and C-suite leaders to improve business performance leveraging people, processes, and systems. He has demonstrated success in talent assessment and organization upgrading, operations/organization effectiveness, and change management in some of the most complex and largest global businesses. He is experienced in upgrading all functional disciplines, including HR globally, and has worked in the consumer, retail, restaurant, pharma, chemicals, manufacturing, engineering, electronics, auto, aerospace, software, and energy industries. His experience in M&A, due diligence, spinoffs, and integration is extensive. Because of his broad business background and strategic capability, he is a valued coach to leaders and a partner in helping reimagine and reshape business strategies and operating effectiveness.

Dennis has a Master of Science from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Allegis Partners' Asia-Pacific Advisor

The Hon. Helen Coonan

Board Chair, former Australian State Senator for New South Wales
Helen was appointed Chair of the APAC Advisory Board in Sydney in 2016 to help spearhead opportunities for growth and expansion locally and in the APAC region more broadly. As a former Senator in the Australian Parliament, Cabinet Minister, and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Helen has a key understanding of the impact of government, regulation, and the public sector on business operations and investment. Since transitioning from Parliament to the private sector, Helen has taken up an extensive portfolio of corporate and charitable roles, including an advisory practice.

Current appointments include directorships to the boards of Crown Resorts Limited and Snowy Hydro Limited. She is the Chair of the Crown Board Audit and Governance Committee, Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and Chair of the Crown Foundation. At Snowy Hydro, Helen chairs the Board Retail Energy Committee and serves on the Safety, Operations, and Environment Committee. Government appointments include Chair of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Trustee of the Board of Sydney Opera House. In the private sector, Helen is the Chair of Supervised Investments Limited and the Co-Chair of GRACosway Pty Limited, part of the Clemenger Group. She is on the Advisory Board of J.P. Morgan and is a consultant to Samsung Australia, Aon, and Quantium.

A key influencer in Australian business and political circles, Helen is frequently sought out to provide keynote addresses at conferences and to contribute at media events. She recently headed a 40 strong delegation of leading Australian businesswomen to Israel and has actively mentored younger women in their corporate careers and political aspirations. She is a weekly panel contributor on Sky News Business — discussing politics and the implications for the business environment.

Helen has identified an opportunity for Allegis Partners to participate in a public/private sector coalition including representatives from most sectors of the economy to recruit and retain Australian Defence Force talent as they transition from active duty. Helen is keen to expand these opportunities to assist transition of top talent in sport, politics, academe, and the public sector to corporate roles.
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