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Session Description:  How HR Can Effectively Partner with Finance

The functions of Finance go beyond traditional "Finance," and include items like risk management, regulatory compliance and more.  The commonality among all these functions is human capital.   This outstanding panel will discuss best practices for aligning human capital strategy to achieve the CFO's business objectives.  

Speaker Bios:


Moderator:  Jen Sudduth, Founder and CEO, Sudduth Search

As the Founder of Sudduth Search, Jen has almost two decades of experience in retained, executive search focused on hiring Transformational Talent; leaders who can accelerate successful change and growth throughout an organization, with her primary client base being the private equity industry.  Prior to starting Sudduth Search, Jen was a Managing Director with Focus Search Partners, a leading retained executive search firm. Prior to FSP, Jen was the Director of Talent for Enaxis Consulting, a management consulting firm focused on the Energy Industry, recently acquired by Accenture.  Jen holds a Psychology degree from TCU, she is the TCU Business Alumni Co-Chair and is also the President of the Houston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.


Bo Stults, Project Consultant, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Bo Stults is currently a Project Consultant for the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in the Information Technology Services division. Prior to April of this year, Mr. Stults served as the Assoc. VP of Talent, Total Rewards and HR Technology at UTMB, and Assistant Director of Human Resources at Texas Children’s. Mr. Stults is a proven HR leader with broad experience in the areas of Compensation, Benefits and HR Technology/Analytics. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, primarily in the health care sector, Mr. Stults is an avid believer in business intelligence strategies and measurement as a key driver of fact based, strategic decision making. Mr. Stults holds a BA and MA degree in Behavioral Science with a focus in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston Clear Lake. He holds the following certifications: Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and a Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR). He is currently enrolled in post-graduate studies at the University of Texas Austin, studying data science, business analytics and machine learning, exploring potential applications to Total Rewards, Executive Compensation, and Talent Acquisition.


Kathi Greene, Global Compensation, Phillips 66

Kathi Greene is Phillips 66’ Director, Global Compensation. Kathi oversees the design and administration of Phillips 66’ compensation philosophy and program administration. Kathi began her career at Phillips 66 in 1998 and has more than 23 years of experience in the energy industry. She began her career holding different roles in the Finance organization before moving to Human Resources to focus on compensation design. Kathi holds a degree in Accounting from Harding University.


Jennifer Bass, Chief Human Resources Officer, Encino Energy

Ms. Bass joined Encino in 2019 and serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to Encino she was the Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President of Venari Resources LLC, the Vice President of Human Resources for Direct Energy, and spent almost nine years in various leadership and management roles with Resources Global Professionals (NASDAQ: RECN), an international professional services firm that formerly was a subsidiary of Deloitte. Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor at South Texas College of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration at Texas State University. She is a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Texas Bar Association and the Human Resources Leadership Network. She is currently on the human resources committee for the Board of Directors at Catholic Charities.


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