Jeff Reid

Jeff Reid currently serves as the Head of Consumer Banking Recruiting. In his prior roles he served as the Head of Executive Recruiting, Digital, Card & Commerce Solutions Recruiting. Jeff has been with JPMorgan Chase & Co since 2003. He has worked across all lines of business within Consumer & Community Banking; as well as functioning as the Head of Operations & Technology Recruiting for the Corporate & Investment Bank. While living in the Philippines, Jeff led an enterprise-wide recruiting initiative, leading to the current state architecture.

Jeff currently lives in West Chester, PA and has two kids. He holds a BS in Management/International Business from Widener University.

Joe Riddle

Joe Riddle is the director of Neurodiversity in the Workplace, a non-profit consultancy program which is responsible for many of the corporate neurodivergent hiring programs in existence. Joe and his team work to create partnerships with businesses from across the globe to diversify their workforce to include neurodivergent talent. He has maintained and built partnerships surrounding neurodivergent hiring initiatives with companies such as SAP, Dell, Bank of America, Thermo Fisher, VMware, Lincoln Financial Group and many more.

Carolyn Hahn

Carolyn heads the overall HR function for a private-equity owned manufacturer and distributor of plumbing parts and solutions. She joined the organization in 2020, under a new CEO, with the goal of quickly readying the business for a sale. This meant partnering with the CEO and leadership teams to drive growth, financial results and performance. The transaction was recently completed and the business is now owned by a strategic buyer, Marcone Supply.

This is Carolyn’s third experience with private equity transactions. They often involve a mix of short and long term strategies and massive change management. She relies heavily on her experience in industrial businesses as a recruiter, a Generalist and a long-time business partner to focus on talent assessment, management and acquisition, leadership and team development, M & A integrations, core HR practices, systems and programs, mixed with a foundation of business fundamentals.

Carolyn holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State and a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois, both in Labor Relations. She is a native of the Philly suburbs and has two high schoolers at home. They like to spend time at the shore with family as well as rolling their eyes at their Mom’s addiction to jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku, coffee and HGTV.

Kia Christian

Proving the Power of People in Tech and diversifying teams along the way!

As a Global HR leader with a strong track record of delivering exceptional results, Kia has a keen ability to drive business transformations with strong accountability for short and long term impact across global markets. Her relentless focus on both the employee and customer experience has fueled her professional success. A distinct blend of Human Resources, Internal Communications, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sales and General Management experience grounds her in both consultative and execution-oriented approaches which she adapts according to business needs. Her straightforward yet humble style is complemented by an authentic and bold resilience often described as “grit”.

Kia has worked for the world’s top organizations across a diverse set of industries, both in HR and business roles. She has successfully designed and  implemented integrated Talent Management strategies in complex environments and she is adept at developing HR teams around the world. After intentionally building HR COE experience from multiple Human Resources specialty areas, Kia has spent the last decade in strategic Business Partner roles holding positions such as VP Organizational Effectiveness and VP People with Thomson Reuters Corporation and she has held multiple HR VP roles with Thermo Fisher Scientific. Her ability to solve problems leveraging a strong analytical fact-base, provides a solid foundation for data-driven decision making and pragmatic solutions which she applies to increasingly complex business problems. These capabilities continue to serve her well today as an HR Executive at the world’s top search company.

In addition to her varied professional experience, Kia is passionate about giving back to people and communities in need. Whether she’s serving in a leadership position on non profit Boards, donating to Children’s Hospitals, or providing camp scholarships for kids from underserved communities, she is constantly seeking opportunities to support and uplift those who are experiencing difficulties in life, many of which mirror circumstances Kia has personally overcome. She is a travel enthusiast and enjoys visiting incredible places around the world with her husband and two daughters. Academically, Kia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Chestnut Hill College and an Executive M.B.A from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

Vickie Kozhushchenko

Vickie Kozhushchenko leads IntegriChain’s global People and Culture organization, including talent acquisition, organization and talent development, and people operations. Her primary focus is on continuous development of company culture, aligning the company’s people strategy with its business drivers, and coaching and partnership with senior leaders. IntegriChain works directly with more than 200 pharmaceutical manufacturers to orchestrate their commercial and government payer contracting, patient services, and distribution channels.

Vickie started her career in HR within the hospitality industry and has held HR leadership roles at Clean Earth, Aramark, Turner Broadcasting System, Comcast, and Coordinated Health. She has enjoyed exploring a number of industries and sectors, including hospitality, healthcare, environmental services and media & entertainment, with both HR generalist roles as well as specialist positions in HR systems, training and leadership development. Her expertise is in engineering and re-engineering business processes, acquisition diligence and integration, development of comprehensive talent management strategies, implementation of human capital management systems, and the analysis and improvement of organizational systems through customized training, development, and coaching programs. Vickie earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

She resides with her Ukrainian husband and two daughters outside Philadelphia, and spends much of her non-work time waiting in dance studio and music lesson parking lots while catching up on old episodes of Great British Baking Show or reading a good book.

Connie Geiger

Connie leads Field Recruiting for gopuff, which is a really cool instant delivery startup that is taking over the world!

In this role, Connie designs and executes the talent acquisition strategy for the extensive Micro Fulfillment Center network, as well for the Customer Experience team and the Operations infrastructure organization.  

Prior to joining gopuff, Connie was a Managing Director at JPMorganChase where she was responsible for leading the Recruiting function for the Chase portfolio.  She made the decision to leave JPMC after 5 years because she wanted to do something BIG and recognized gopuff as a rocketship that is about to take off.  

Connie graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and lives in Downingtown, PA with her husband and two daughters. 

Rick Grimaldi

Rick Grimaldi is the author of “Flex” and a partner at Fisher Phillips, one of America’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, where he works with companies both large and small on solving their most complex workplace challenges. Rick has served employers and employees in Pennsylvania in high-ranking public service positions, worked as a human resources professional, and spent years in private practice partnering with companies to help them adapt to the ever-changing business environment, achieve their workplace goals and become better employers that are ultimately rewarded by the market.

Karen Sweeney

A seasoned executive with over 25 years of senior level banking positions, Sweeney brings experience in organizational development and learning, strategic planning, and change management. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from Rider University, a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Organization Development and Leadership from St. Joseph’s University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law. Sweeney holds designations as a Certified Coach, Certified DISC and Motivators Practitioner, Predictive Index (PI) Analyst, and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner as well as senior level certifications in human resources from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Ragini Holloway

Ragini Holloway most recently held the role of SVP of People on the executive team at Affirm for the past 5 years, leading a People team of 150 employees. During her tenure at Affirm Ragini 10x’d the company’s active headcount to 2,000+ FTE, founded their DEI Council, and transitioned the entire team to a remote first operating model while becoming a global, publicly traded company. Most recently, Ragini was recognized as a top talent leader on Floodgate’s 2021 Anchor List and launched The Fund XX, a pre-seed venture fund founded and led by women for women. Ragini also serves as an advisor to startups and fast growing tech companies that need help creating and implementing recruitment and People processes, infrastructure, reporting and teams from scratch. Prior to Affirm, Ragini was Head of People at Credit Karma and grew them to just over 500 FTE. 

Rich Krekstein

Since joining NFP in 2007, Rich has played a significant role in helping grow NFP into the largest privately held employee benefit firms in the Philadelphia area. His creativity and client focus have been instrumental in attracting and retaining client-partners over the years and offering best in class client service and support to over 300 mid to large market clients. In addition to being as an integral member of the NFP regional leadership team, Rich serves as NFP’s market leader for the Philadelphia area.

With over 15 years of experience, Rich is a recognized industry expert, primarily working with mid- and large-sized employers in the design and implementation of innovative benefit programs, and specializes in leading-edge strategy, scalable long-term solutions, and sustainable cost controls.

Previously, Rich was an executive with ADP Employer Services-Major Accounts in Fort Washington, PA, where he worked with middle market employers in the areas of Payroll/HRIS and Benefits Administration.

Rich is a graduate and active alumnus of Lower Merion High School and Penn State University. He has and continues to passionately serve on several non-profit boards and committees including PEBA (PENJERDEL Employee Benefits and Compensation Association), the Philadelphia Chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), PSPS (Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy), and currently chairs the Delaware Valley’s HR person of the year Awards.

Rich resides in Blue Bell with his wife and three young children, where he is active in a number of charitable organizations including AIPAC, CHOP, Philadelphia Academies, JNF, and FAJA.

Rich has spoken, and presented for numerous audiences on various benefits related subjects such as; Health Care Reform, Private Exchanges, Group insurance underwriting methodologies, Benefit cost cutting strategies, Alternative funding strategies, and Emerging benefits and HR trends.