Jim Mitchell is the President of Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, where he is responsible for all Canada operations across all lines of business: Career Solutions, Talent & Leadership Development and Executive Search & Recruitment. Jim is a member of the Executive Committee for both Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge and Lee Hecht Harrison globally. Prior to this role, Jim held the position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Lee Hecht Harrison's U.S. Midwest region, responsible for providing highly effective talent management solutions in one of North America's most globally dynamic labour markets.Over the course of his career Jim has managed successful and diverse teams in North America, Latin America and Europe, resulting in the development and implementation of innovative global business solutions in the automotive, steel, utilities and consumer products sectors. In addition to line management responsibilities, Jim's business expertise includes: market strategy, process transformation, operational planning, cost & economic analysis and mergers & acquisitions. As a member of the European Institute in London, Jim researched the impact of globalization on labour markets, systems of capitalism and EU law. His book "Recapitalization of Banks in Transition Economies: Poland and Hungary in the New Market Economy" provides a unique insight into the interrelationship between managerial practices and economic theory. He has consulted with international leaders in business, government and academia on the unique challenges facing transition economies and industrial sectors.Jim holds Masters degrees from the London School of Economics and Northwestern University, and a Bachelor's degree from John Carroll University.
Ingrid Palmer is a Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™), Human Resources Executive, and a leader with the proven ability to drive transformational change, improve organizational effectiveness and increase employee engagement. Throughout her career, Ingrid has held several progressive positions and has worked across several industries including Retail, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Entertainment.Ingrid believes positive focus and the ability to develop lasting relationships are the true key to success.