Strategic Advisory Council


Lora J. Villarreal, Ph.D.

Lora Villarreal is President of Human Resources Group, LLC and has more than 25 years of business, human resources and administration experience.  HRG assists organizations in aligning people strategies with company and client values. Dr. Villarreal retired from Xerox Business Services, LLC in... Read more

Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world of work. His latest is To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, which offers a fresh look at the art and science of sales. Using a mix of social science, survey research, and rich... Read more

Daniel Walker

Dan Walker is one of the world's leading experts on building and leveraging human capital, and has played a pivotal role in building some of America's most innovative and successful companies. He brings forty years of experience, leadership and revolutionary thinking to his latest venture, The... Read more

Ian Ziskin

Ian Ziskin is the president of EXec EXcel Group LLC, a consulting and coaching firm that specializes in human capital strategy and development of leadership and talent. He has served as chief human resources officer  and in other senior leadership roles with three Fortune 100 corporations: Northrop... Read more

China Gorman

China Gorman is a successful global business executive in the competitive Human Capital Management sector. She is a sought-after consultant, speaker and writer bringing the CEO perspective to the challenges of building cultures of strong employee engagement for top performance and innovation, and... Read more

Ann Weiser

An accomplished and highly experienced global business executive, Ann Weiser’s career spans more than 30 years. Her roles leading human resources, business integration, organizational transformation and talent development are testimony to the depth and breadth of her expertise. Most recently, Ann... Read more

Dan Phelan

Dan Phelan is the senior advisor to the CEO at GlaxoSmithKline and a member of the TE Connectivity board of directors and its Management Development and Compensation Committee. In more than 30 years with GlaxoSmithKline, Dan held key leadership roles throughout the company, including senior vice... Read more

George I. Stoeckert

George I. Stoeckert brings decades of experience in leading global corporations to the RiseSmart Strategic Advisory Council. He is the former president of North America and Internet Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet Corp. and also served as the president of D&B North American customer segments... Read more

Peggy Taylor

Peggy Taylor has been managing partner of B Cubed Ventures, LLC, an investment management firm, since 2000. From 2000 to 2005, she also served as president of PeopleSoft Investments, Inc., a subsidiary of PeopleSoft, Inc., which provides human resources management systems and other enterprise... Read more