Peter Sheahan, Group CEO and Founder of global consultancy Karrikins Group, is known internationally for his innovative thought leadership in business. Having successfully grown his own global company, Peter knows firsthand how to find opportunity and create more value in a volatile and disruptive world. He has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, Microsoft, IBM, and AT&T.
Peter is a leading business author (including his recently published book Matter), and he has been named one of the “25 Most Influential Speakers” by the National Speakers Association. His keynote will be provocative and packed full of real-world examples that will help you identify opportunities in change and disruption.
Amy Jo was named one of Forbes’ Best-Branded Women on Twitter with more than 1.2 million followers (@AmyJoMartin). She is the author of The New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules and host of the Why Not Now? podcast. Blazing a trail into social media and branding, Amy Jo founded Digital Royalty in 2009 to help corporations, celebrities, and sports entities humanize their brands through social communication channels. Amy Jo believes the future of technology is the future of humanity. Check out her special message for MindLab attendees!
Title: Senior Vice President and General Manager of Talent Solutions
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Experience: Barry came to Wiley with the acquisition of Inscape Publishing where he spent more than 10 years helping to build a robust value chain for the business, its partners, clients and learners. Since joining in 2003, Barry has overseen Workplace Learning Solutions (WLS) brands including Everything DiSC®, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®, PXT Select™ and The Leadership Challenge®, along with Cross Knowledge (CK). In his role, Barry is focused on building and developing leadership teams with the deep organizational capabilities necessary to achieve lasting competitive advantage through innovation, customer-focused design, and continuous value creation.
Title: Vice President of Operations
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Experience: For over 26 years, Julie has focused her efforts at Wiley on building, training and maintaining a thriving Partner Network in the United States and Canada. Currently, she oversees the People and Process functions for Workplace Learning Solutions and supports the Cross Knowledge leadership team. Julie is a frequent speaker at global conferences and seminars. She is co-author of The Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment, and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead, published in 2013. She is also author of The 4-Dimensional Manager, published by Berrett-Koehler. Julie holds an M.A. in Business Administration and Management and a B.S. in Education.
Fun fact: Julie enjoys staying active through family time, golf, and water sports.
Title: Vice President, Brand Management
Romain is passionate about education, technology, and branding. With an engineering degree earned in France, he started his career as an entrepreneur co-founding an e-learning company in Brazil acquired by Wiley in 2014. Romain moved from Rio de Janeiro to Minneapolis in 2018 to join the Wiley Brand team and support our partner community.
He loves to travel with friends and family, listen to vinyl records, and run around the beautiful lakes in Minnesota.
Title: Sr. Director Brand Experience and Five Behaviors®
Cherryl has a consistent record of success in spearheading digital marketing initiatives, including building digital media businesses, influencer networks, and the building of a global content studio. A native of India, Cherryl came to the United States to further her education and launched her career at General Mills. During her 15 years there, she led business management and product development for brands like Pillsbury, Fruit by the Foot, and Box Tops for Education.
In her free time, Cherryl enjoys cooking and entertaining, hitting the gym, and spending time with her husband and children.