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Meet the Speakers: Globalization and the Future of Work Forum #CXCFutureofWork

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CXC Global7 min read
CXC GlobalApril 11, 2023
CXC Global

On April 5th, 2016 CXC Global and CXC Corporate Services, in collaboration with CXC Global America’s, are hosting the “Globalization and the Future of Work Forum” at WeWork Golden Gate in San Francisco.  To see more about the event and to register click here.

We have lined up a stellar panel of Global Industry Leaders to speak at the event. Collectively they’ll provide insight into how technology is transforming all aspects of the talent industry, including HR, Talent Acquisition and Recruitment.  We’ll discuss how the Gig Economy is impacting organizations and how they engage Contractors and Independent Workers.  Our renowned global economist will also discuss the economic impacts of the New Generation Workforce and we’ll be looking at best in class practices for engaging a compliant global contingent workforce.

Industry expert Bill Inman will be the moderator for the evening and introducing the key notes from well known Research Analyst Andrew Karpie and Global Economist Dr. Contsantin Gurdgiev.  The key notes will be followed by a panel discussion with Terri Gallagher of Gallagher and Co and Penny Queller of Alexander Mann Solutions.

Bill Inman

Bill Inman is a 18-year veteran in the human resources industry who has served in executive leadership positions at several of the nation’s largest contingent workforce management, employer of record and staffing companies. Currently, he is founder and CEO of PeopleLoop, a cloud-based recruitment and workforce management platform that is transforming the way companies recruit, employ and manage their flexible talent

In this era of “Uber-ization” of industries, platform and technology enabled services are rapidly transforming traditional business models. PeopleLoop is bringing this model to the staffing industry. PeopleLoop helps companies reduce labor costs, minimize risk and improve their overall workforce productivity by bringing together a global network of recruiters and an ecosystem of workforce employers through an innovative cloud-based platform.

Bill specializes in defining and developing start-up companies from idea stage to profitability within the human capital, workforce management, and staffing industries. He launched, created and managed several business models for a contingent workforce management company that grew from the ground floor to annual gross revenues of $2.5B with more than 300 employees within four years. Additionally, he built a new employer-of-record model, within an existing multi-billion dollar business, from zero to over 3000 temporary and contract employees within three years. As an entrepreneur with a strong background in information technology applications and software development, he has also developed innovative human resources and business training solutions using online media and custom software. During the .com era he established and led an applicant tracking company (ATS) focused on creating pre-qualified candidate databases through the use of shared talent pools. Bill currently resides on the board and advises of several HRIS and applicant tracking technology companies including TargetRecruit‏, one of the most highly recommended recruiting applications on’s application marketplace, AppExchange. Bill also serves on an advisory board role with W Workforce a contingent workforce management consulting company.

Recognized in the industry for his expertise, Bill has been interviewed by numerous staffing industry and business publications and has been invited to speak at events and host various webinars in conjunction with SHRM,, PIHRA and the Institute of Human Resources. Bill is also actively involved in his local community in Los Angeles. He is a board member of Manhattan Beach’s MB/X and supports local schools, charities, and non-profits through his organization mb90266.

He is a graduate of University of California at Davis.

See below for an overview of each speaker.

Andrew Karpie

Andrew Karpie is a Research Analyst at Azul Partners/Spend Matters, where he covers technology and innovation in the contingent workforce management and services procurement space. Andrew has 30 years of experience in a variety of roles in business settings where technology and services intersect. He has worked—as a manager or consultant—with companies ranging from startups to large enterprises, such as ADP.

Prior to working at Spend Matters, Andrew was a research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) where he covered the presence and evolution of information and communications technology (ICT) in the staffing industry supply chain. Now, at Spend Matters, he is continuing his research and analysis of the ongoing digitization of the contingent workforce supply chain/ecosystem, in particular the emergence of online work intermediation platforms.

Andrew completed his Master of Science degree in Quantitative Policy Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University. He lives with his family in the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev

Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev is the Adjunct Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin, and a Visiting Professor of Finance with Middleburg Institute for International Studies (USA) specializing in Investment Theory, and Macroeconomic Analysis and Risk applications to the financial markets.

Outside academia, he acts as an adviser to and a director with a range of financial services start ups covering data analytics, B2C services and back office infrastructure for on-line financial services providers. He is also a co-Founder and Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, Ltd.

Dr. Gurdgiev is a frequent speaker on topics covering

  • Behavioral and macroeconomic drivers for consumer services and financial services development
  • The role of human capital in economic development,
  • Current and future trends in financial markets (European and Russian markets), and
  • Ongoing geopolitical and macroeconomic risks in the global markets.

Blending high level views of technological progress, demographic and consumer preferences trends, he provides a longer-range vision for evolution of key markets and underlying supply and demand dynamics. Dr Gurdgiev’s presentations focus on sectoral and enterprise-level insights into strategic responses required to address these challenges.

His current and recent clients include a range of Fortune 500 companies and a number of institutional and private investors. At a policy level, Dr. Gurdgiev delivered presentations and testimonies in the European Parliament, Bank for International Settlements, and in a number of specialist Committees hearings at the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament).

He is a frequent contributor to international media (TV, radio and print) and has regular columns in the Cayman Financial Review, (in Russian), Decision Ireland, and the Village Magazine. Dr Gurdgiev is currently ranked second on the UK & Ireland Economists Top 100 list by CityAM.

In the past, Dr. Gurdgiev served as the Partner and Head of Research with St Columbanus AG, the Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM, and Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers.

Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr. Gurdgiev was educated in the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and Trinity College, Dublin.

Terri Gallagher

Terri Gallagher is the Founder and President of Gallagher and Consultants.  She has over 20 years of experience in human capital management; with strong focus in enterprise contingent (temp) workforce strategy.  Prior to Gallagher and Consultants, Terri was responsible for the successful design, solution and delivery of several global and domestic contingent workforce programs ($20M-$2B annual spend) for fortune 100/500 clients across sectors; Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Telecom.   She has held executive and operational roles for the largest Staffing Industry companies in the world as well as boutique specialized providers and custom in-house programs. Terri was born in NY, resides in Charlotte, NC and holds a BS in MIS from Excelsior College (SUNY).  Connect with Terri on Linked-in or Twitter.

Penny Queller

Penny Queller is Senior Vice President of Solution Sales at Alexander Mann Solutions, the world’s leading talent acquisition and management firm, and is responsible for driving the company’s expansion strategy in the Americas region, ensuring that new clients realize maximum value from compelling and innovative recruitment programs.  She is a pioneer in HR services with 20 years of experience in the talent acquisition sector, including 12 years dedicated to the design, sale and execution of Recruitment Process Outsourcing/Managed Service Provider and other outsourcing services in the US and EMEA.  Penny speaks on talent issues at conferences around the world and, in 2014, received the HRO Today Superstar award.

Paraic Hayes

Páraic Hayes heads US West Coast operations at IDA Ireland, the investment promotion agency of the government of Ireland. He has spent 10 years advising leading Technology and Lifesciences companies from across the US on global expansion projects.

Over 1,200 international companies currently use Ireland as their international hub, including most of the world’s most innovative and successful companies across Technology, Life Sciences and Engineering. Ireland is also the Go-To location for fast growing emerging companies internationalizing for the first time.

Prior to joining IDA Páraic was part of the Irish team of a leading German Financial Services company. He also spent 8 years in marketing and consultancy roles within the Technology, Financial, and Software Services sector across Europe.  @paraichayesIDA

Click here to see more about the event and to register.

We hope you can join us in San Francisco!

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