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Nor Franco is currently the Managing Consultant of, and a former corporate executive whose passion is bringing out the full potential of HR in Businesses. This time that passion is pursued through Virtual Management.

He writes and blogs about his management views and insights at and also shares them here at


Dave Crisp writes regularly for an HR think tank ( and a bi-weekly HR magazine ( as well as his blog after a decade of consulting based on success in leadership roles in seven industries that included 17 years heading HR for a 70,000 person retail operation. Find more at about coaching leadership skills that close today’s often noted gap between effective HR strategies we now know and execution that really doesn’t have to lag the way it often does.


Chuck Csizmar has a deep and broad experience in the design, implementation and communication of US and international compensation programs. Long recognized by WorldatWork as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) Chuck has been a practitioner working with US and International program design & development, global compensation review, acquisition and integration strategies, incentive & sales compensation, compensation training, expatriate programs, and performance management strategies.

Chuck is Founder & Principal of CMC Compensation Group, specializing in analytic, project management and consultative services for US and International clients. He is also associated with several Human Resources consulting firms (US and International) as a subject matter expert for global compensation issues. Prior to establishing his own consulting firm Chuck was based in London on expatriate assignment as the Director of European Compensation & Benefits for Pitney Bowes. In this position he led the design and management of Total Reward programs in seventeen countries. He is a member of WorldatWork, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Florida HR People & Strategy Affiliate.

He has been published as a subject matter expert in several national publications and is a regular contributing author for several professional association newsletters. He has developed and hosted numerous webinars and is a contributing author for several HR blogs.


Margaret O’Hanlon launched re:Think Consulting in 1999 to collaborate with clients on creative human resource and communication solutions to complex business problems. She’s worked with early-phase, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies, as well as universities and non-profits. Her assignments address the “people” aspects of organizational change including employee research, pay-for- performance, total rewards redesigns and career development.

The Mission of re:Think Consulting is to turn great HR ideas into valuable business results. Prior to re:Think Consulting, Margaret was a Principal with Towers Watson, where she specialized in Total Rewards communications and change management for over 15 years. She began her undergraduate work at NYU and transferred to Indiana University, Bloomington where she received a B.A. in English with honors. She received a M.S. and Ed.S. in Instructional Technology from the same University.

Margaret is a regular contributor to the award-winning blog, Compensation Café. She is a regular speaker and faculty member for the Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA), Bay Area Compensation Association (BACA), Silicon Valley Compensation Association (SVCA) and WorldatWork. She is also a Board member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – Pacific Plains Region.

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Rich DeMatteo, AKA Corn on the Job, is a globally recognized Career Expert, Gen Y Career Coach, and Social Media Marketer.

Rich has spent time in Agency and Corporate Recruiting, and has a Masters in Human Resources from Villanova University. Along with being featured on and Reader’s Digest, he was also named one of the world’s Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors.


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