Elliot Clark is the Chairman and CEO of SharedXpertise Media, LLC which he founded in 2006. Elliot oversees company management and the publication of HRO Today, HRO Today Global Edition and Corporate Responsibility Magazine the related global HRO Today conference series and the Commit!Forum, the largest corporate responsibility conference in the world. Elliot writes a column for each magazine issue with commentary on newsworthy events and speaks at events internationally on related topics. Elliot also works closely with development of research standards for the customer satisfaction research ratings for the leading human resource services providers and the Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens Ranking.
Elliot has had a long and distinguished career in the human resources services and technology industry. Prior to SharedXpertise, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Kenexa Corporation (Nasdaq KNXA), a leading provider of HR software and services. Elliot worked at Kenexa from 1991 until 2006 and was instrumental in growing the company from 12 to 1200 employees. He oversaw corporate operations and directly managed the recruitment process outsourcing division. He led the Kenexa team to be named the top provider in RPO by multiple industry analysts and publications. As a key member of the executive team, he was deeply involved in 15 acquisitions, 3 private equity financings and an IPO. He served on the Board of Directors of Kenexa from 1997 until 2006.
Elliot also had a distinguished career in the Executive Search industry, completing numerous senior executive assignments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, and was active in the leadership of the largest pharmaceutical affinity association in the world, the Drug Information Association, serving on the Steering Committee of North America from 1994 to 1997.
Elliot is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania earning a B.S. Economics where he majored in Human Resources. He also served on the National Board of Directors of the Wharton Alumni Association from 1997 to 1998. Elliot is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ehlers Danlos National Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of Michener Art Museum.
In February 2003, Gale joined the SharedXpertise team as the Director of Sales. Her advertising sales experience spans 20 years, including time spent at International Data Group (IDG) Publications, where her responsibilities included maintaining and providing exceptional service to an existing sales territory and prospecting for new business. She most recently worked at CIO Magazine, before making the switch from technology magazines to outsourcing publications. At IDG, Gale worked on Computerworld, Macworld, and Publish.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Didn’t you used to be known under a different name?
he company you now know of as SharedXpertise changed its name to SharedXpertise from Crossing Media, LLC in September 2009. (Our legal name is SharedXpertise Media, LLC but we just use “SharedXpertise”.) SharedXpertise is the result of the combination of a number of very established respected media and conference properties into one organization. HRO Today, HRO Europe Magazine and FAO Today Magazine were originally published by Outsourcing Today, LLC. These leading magazines had been published for 5 years when they were acquired by Crossing Media, LLC in April of 2007. On January 1, 2008, Crossing Media, LLC merged with CRO Corporation and took over the publication of CRO Magazine which had been published for nine years (previously known as Business Ethics). CRO Magazine also publishes the highly regarded 100 Best Corporate Citizens List and manager of the CRO Summits and the CRO Association. In March of 2008, Crossing Media, LLC acquired the properties of SharedXpertise, LLC an association management company and conference organizer. SharedXpertise, LLC was the global association manager of the HROA and the event provider of the RPO Summit, HRO Summit and the licensee of the HRO World Europe events as well as smaller local events. The SharedXpertise programs were consolidated within Crossing Media, LLC and known as the “SharedXpertise Forums Division” prior to the decision to unify the company under the single name SharedXpertise and discard the Crossing Media, LLC name. The legal name, however, will not be SharedXpertise, LLC (the former legal entity of the association management company) but, instead, SharedXpertise Media, LLC.
The new unified brand SharedXpertise conveys the mission of our organization to assist in the transfer of data, best practice and expertise in advancing the professional practice of corporate responsibility, human resources, and financial management.
Does this name change relate to a recent ownership change?
No. Crossing Media, LLC merely took the name of “SharedXpertise” unifying the brands that it uses among its global constituencies.
Does SharedXpertise still manage the HROA, CROA and FAOA?
Yes, the HROA, which is an independently governed 501c6 incorporated in the United States maintains a management agreement with SharedXpertise that was renewed in 2009 and that agreement is unaffected by this name change. The CROA and FAOA are less mature in their development cycles and are satellite associations and will continue to be supported and managed by SharedXpertise.
Will I deal with a different editorial team?
No, our Editorial Director will continue to be Dirk Olinand the Associate Editor is Debbie Bolla.
Will the Bakers Dozen program change?
No, the highly respected Bakers Dozen Provider rankings will continue to be managed by our editorial team with support from our Research Department managed by Research Director, Elizabeth Boudrie.
Does this mean all the members of Crossing Media will have the same e-mail address extensions and business cards?
Yes, and it will much easier for our clients, readers, members, attendees, investors and other stakeholders, and we appreciate the patience while we managed the re branding process post mergers.