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.
Richard Crespin is the Executive Director of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association and the President of SharedXpertise Media, publishers of Corporate Responsibility Magazine.
As the professional society for corporate responsibility executives, the CROA accelerates the profession of corporate responsibility. CROA members transform ideas into action, advancing corporate responsibility (CR), the profession, and their careers. CROA members get the full picture of CR’s potential. As the largest independent CR community, CROA was founded on the concept that to excel in corporate responsibility, organizations need to embrace all CR disciplines: sustainability, best practices in governance, social responsibility, and philanthropy.
In addition to serving as the CROA’s Executive Director, Mr. Crespin also serves as President of SharedXpertise Media, the publishers of the Corporate Responsibility Magazine and the organizers of the COMMIT!Forum. CR Magazine is most well known for publishing the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, a compilation of the most transparent and accountable publicly traded firms in the United States. The COMMIT!Forum calls on organizations to make specific commitments to change the world. Through CR Magazine and the COMMIT!Forum SharedXpertise shines a light on how businesses can maximize their positive impact while minimizing or eliminating the negative.
In previous roles, Mr. Crespin has worked with some of the largest finance and logistics enterprises in the world, including the world’s largest supply chain organization, the US Transportation Command, and for several large multinational banks. Before coming to SharedXpertise, he founded The Delve Group, Inc, a premier market research firm. He also worked for American Management Systems where he headed the company’s Defense Strategy Consulting Practice.
Mr. Crespin serves on several corporate and advisory boards, including the board of the Leadership Standards Campaign and the advisory board for the Sustainable Business Forum. He is an alumnus of both the George Washington University and the Harvard Business School. He recently served as Immediate Past President of the George Washington Alumni Association, with responsibility for the University’s 225,000 living alumni around the world. He is a sought after speaker on corporate responsibility, business ethics, and employee engagement.
Faye is the European Managing Director of SharedXpertise responsible for all Forum and Summit programming, management and sales activities. She also serves as the Executive Director for the HROA’s European Chapter and is based in the UK. Faye has a broad experience in management, marketing, business development and sales and is tasked with expanding the scope and reach of the European operations. Previously, Faye spent 8 years at IBM and was involved in a range of projects relating to emerging markets in Europe and across the globe, including responsibility for Marketing and Communications of IBM’s Managed Business Process Services business in Europe. Prior to IBM, Faye held senior marketing positions at the Internet Service Provider, UUNET.
Dirk serves as editor-in-chief of all the company’s content businesses. Dirk is an internationally-recognized journalist and editorial leader who over three decades has served as National Editor of The American Lawyer, Editor of California Lawyer and The Daily Journal, reporter at The New Republic, book editor of Congressional Quarterly and columnist for the New York Times, Newsweek.com, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, and broadcast contributor at KQED-TV. Immediately prior to joining SharedXpertise, Dirk since 2005 served as Founding Director of the Institute for Judicial Studies and Editor of JudicialReports.com in New York City. Olin holds a MA in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and a BA in Literature from Dartmouth College. Dirk is married, has 2 children and lives in New Jersey.
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.
Executive Director Membership, Vince Albergato
Vince is currently responsible for membership development, client management and partnership programs for the SharedXpertise communities in Corporate Responsibility, Financial Management and Human Resources. He currently supports customers in their efforts to develop brand, external communications, and building peer and customer forums.
Prior to joining SharedXpertise, Vince spent 15 years with Kenexa a leading provider of global talent management services. Vince was a Principal with the organization focusing on business development and client management services for mid to large market customers.
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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.