Eli Hernandez leads the HR and organization development department for Purdy Group USA, an auto group that operates Toyota franchises throughout the state of Texas. In this role, Eli partners with company leadership to drive culture, ensure high levels of employee engagement, and challenge the organization to continuously improve. Prior to working with Purdy Group, Eli has worked in various industries, including: retail, staffing, and healthcare. Eli is passionate about helping people, growing organizations, and having fun while doing it.
Chris Rivera is a Senior Talent Acquisition Professional who partners with Google leaders to hire and retain top talent, while providing exceptional candidate and hiring manager experiences. He takes pride in his role as a strategic advisor, leader and visionary in his approach to talent acquisition and has successfully recruited dozens of top notch executives. Armed with strategy and defined metrics, Chris continuously looks to the future, keeping up to date on trends and technology that will keep Google at the forefront of talent acquisition.
Chris places great value on personal and professional growth, serving as a board member and leader among organizations including, Boys and Girls Club, TCC Human Resources Dept., Texas A&M Hispanic Network, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Leadership Fort Worth.
Chris enjoys playing golf, fishing, and has dubbed himself a world class pitmaster. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring new places to eat.
Chris was born and raised in North Side Fort Worth and went on to become the first member of his family to graduate from college. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and several creditable industry related certifications.
Nathan Gregory is the Deputy Director of Human Resources at the City of Fort Worth. He has at the City for 6 years, but his background in Human Resources spans more than 20 years. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Management and International Business from Judson University. He is presently pursuing his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Nathan is the Chairman of the HR Executive Network for the North Texas LEAD organization. He is also a Board Member for the Dallas Fort Worth Business Group on Health (DFWBGH). Additionally, he is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Fort Worth program, and a member of the Fort Worth Human Resource Management and Society for Human Resource Management Associations.
Throughout his career, Nathan has worked in or overseen every area of Human Resources, and is most known for being a change agent wherever he goes. He is passionate about helping employees become the best that they can be and providing them with the tools they need for success. He pushes for an open and inclusive culture that celebrates the success of everyone on team. He is a very hands-on, driven leader who enjoys rolling up his sleeves and getting the work done.
Justin Dorsey is a graduate from Texas Tech University and has over 15 years of HR experience. He holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and has worked in a variety of industries including health care, distribution, retail, and professional services. His first HR role was with a company that utilized a PEO which helps him understand the importance of partnering with a Human Resources Consultant to protect the organization and enhance employee experience. He served as the President of Fort Worth HR for two years and regularly speaks to HR chapters throughout the state of Texas. He is currently a Lead HR Consultant for a PEO called Employer Flexible. Outside of work, he’s married with two children and lives in Fort Worth.
Brian Hinchcliffe provides outplacement and career transition services at Keystone Partners in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He specializes in outplacement, career coaching, recruiting, staffing, as well as talent and organization development.
Known for a global and multi-cultural perspective, Brian has varied international and U.S. experience in industries including chemicals, mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, airlines, professional services, financial services, and consulting.
Brian was previously CEO of Kurru, LLC, a Texas-talent consulting firm he co-founded, since in 1999. Recently, he led the Executive Career Transition practice of Career Partners International (CPI) LLC in Texas and Louisiana, building a strong Executive Network. As Senior Recruitment Consultant with Performance Search Group, he recruited for difficult-to-fill C-level, Executive, Managerial, and Engineering Technical positions for client companies. As VP Senior Consultant with Right Management in North Texas, Brian provided career and executive coaching.
Brian is a certified CPI Senior Career Transition Consultant, a Certified New Horizons Coach, and is certified in the CPI Facilitator Manager as Coach Learning Series®.Brian had international experience as an organizational change consultant and has previously sold HR technology. He holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate school of Management and a BS in Psychology from the University of Sydney.
David has successfully coached hundreds of clients who wanted to change careers or find a similar job, and those who have considered consulting. He uses a variety of assessment tools when his clients are in the mission and purpose phase, and draws on his corporate and agency recruiting background when they are in the campaign, interview, and negotiation phases. He is a CPI Master Career Transition Consultant and a Certified New Horizons Coach.
Prior to joining Keystone in 2008, he recruited and advised leaders, individuals, and teams in financial services and technology firms ranging from partnerships to large global enterprises. He also worked for several years as an agency recruiter.
David holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts.
Ashley Owens is the first and only Networking Concierge that helps you to create the ideal networking situation for you, perhaps even more importantly, gets you out of the wrong one! As a networking concierge, Ashley works as your strategic partner during networking events and conferences. She trains, coaches, and speaks on becoming an authority at generating revenue by networking with intention.
Starting her career as a personal and executive assistant to two celebrities in NYC, her experience in networking grew as she obtained positions in customer service, business analytics, and account management. Today, Ashley’s business is her brightest success story! Scaling it from an initial concept to a thriving, growing business has brought about countless opportunities, nearly unlimited connections, and intense personal growth, like nothing else!
Ashley is a host and executive producer of two digital TV talk shows on RVNTV and This is it TV, speaking and interviewing on the topic of tactical networking. She has taken over 900 introduction phone calls with business professionals looking to grow their network and has given over 1,000 introductions.
She has been interviewed on the Mel Robbins Show on CBS, produces and hosts a podcast talking to entrepreneurs and their screw-ups, raises over thousands of dollars for local nonprofits that she partners with at her Cocktails and Conversation networking event, owns equity in two other startup companies and has been flown around the country as a keynote speaker.
Donisha Santiago-Anderson is responsible for the implementation of strategies that enable Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity to attract, hire, train, develop and retain the best talent. She is passionate about building a culture and environment that is engaging, empowering, motivating and ripe for innovative solutions.
Prior to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, she held various positions in human resources with experience in all facets of HR including recruiting and onboarding, benefits administration, employee relations and employee/management training and development.
Donisha holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in HR Management and a Master's in Health Administration (MHA) from Governors State University. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Certified Human Resources Professional (SHRM-CP) and is a certified Strategic HR Business Partner (SHRBP) by the Human Capital Institute. Donisha is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and Dallas HR. Currently, Donisha is also pursuing her MJEL (Master Juris in Employment Law).
Austin Toffoli is currently employed with Arthur J. Gallagher since June of 2019. Prior to that he completed two years of Gallagher’s selective summer intern program In Baton Rouge Louisiana. Austin follows the family atmosphere of Gallagher having 4 of his family members working throughout the company.
Austin specializes in Customized Health and Welfare Consulting for both local and international companies of any size. In his current role he is responsible for new business development, client relationship growth, and making sure his Team and Clients are setup for success.
Austin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management along with a minor in Human Resources from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.
Austin Resides in Fort Worth, TX, and enjoys Flying Airplanes, traveling, and meeting new folks.