Employer Advisory Board

The Babson Graduate Center for Career Development’s Employer Advisory Board is a forum for information sharing and relationship building between company recruiters and Grad CCD with three overarching goals:

  • Deepen relationships between employers and the Babson community
  • Enhance student preparation to help them enter into and succeed in the workforce
  • Have Babson become the obvious choice among employers who look to grow through innovation

Board Members

Tony Bretti, Vice President of Human Resources, Instrumentation Laboratory

Tony Bretti

Vice President of Human Resources, Instrumentation Laboratory

Tony Bretti is the vice president of human resources for Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), a healthcare company that is a market leader in diagnostic instruments for critical care and hemostasis that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality invitro diagnostics products. Since joining IL in 2013, Bretti has been responsible for leading an HR team that oversees talent acquisition, leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, compensation, and benefits administration.

He has more than 25 years of experience as an HR professional, and has held a variety of positions in various HR disciplines, including training and development, employee relations, and business partnering roles. Prior to joining IL, Bretti worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Target Stores, Schneider Electric, and Dunkin Brands. He also held the position of vice president of HR and corporate secretary for New England Confectionary.

Bretti earned his master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from The University of New Haven, and his bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University.

Brian Dardy Jr., Senior Diversity & Inclusion Talent Acquisition Manager

Brian Dardy Jr.

Senior Diversity & Inclusion Talent Acquisition Manager, MathWorks

Brian Dardy Jr. is responsible for developing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) recruiting strategies to attract diverse talent and ensure a positive candidate experience, at MathWorks, the leading developer of mathematical and computing software.

Serving as the subject matter expert for the recruiting team and hiring managers he helps develop and integrate inclusive hiring practices and strategies to reduce bias in the recruiting and hiring process. He identifies partnerships, external vendors, professional organizations, recommendations to the recruiting team and hiring team around process improvement through data driven approaches, and other opportunities that position MathWorks as an employer of choice for underrepresented and historically marginalized talent.

He has 10+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition managing full cycle Corporate Recruiting teams (tech and non-tech), Contingent Labor Staff Augmentation Programs, high volume nonexempt recruiting, University Recruiting Internship/Co-Op, and Rotational Programs, and DEI Recruiting strategies.

Andréa Juliano, Senior Manager, Corporate University Relations, CVS Health

Andréa Juliano

Senior Manager, Corporate University Relations, CVS Health

Andréa Juliano is a part of the Talent Acquisition team at Fortune #4 company CVS Health managing University and Diversity programs. In her 16 years of experience with the organization, Andréa has held various roles in Human Resources including recruiting processes and systems, vendor management, operations, and campus and diversity relations. She is most proud of re-engineering the CVS Health Corporate Intern Program and launching the first Corporate University relations strategy for the company. Most recently she has focused on building the relationship between CVS Health and several diversity partner organizations including the Consortium in which CVS Health is a Founders level partner and recipient of both the 2018 Peter C. Thorp Corporate Leadership Award and 2019 Pacesetter Award.

Her passion has been supporting college students’ professional and personal development. Prior to joining CVS Health, Andréa worked with students and other Fortune 100 companies as a Cooperative Education and Intern Program Advisor at several universities in the Boston area. She assisted employers with building engaging internship programs and coached students on preparing for transitioning from campus to work.

She holds a MS in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and Bachelor’s Degree from Western Connecticut State University. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her son. She also loves cooking vegetarian meals for her family and friends.

Heather Kristan, Director of Talent Acquisition, Altman Solon

Heather Kristan

Director of Talent Acquisition, Altman Solon

Heather Kristan is the Director of Talent Acquisition at Altman Solon, a strategy consulting firm specializing in the Telecom, Media, and Technology industries. Prior to joining Altman Solon, Heather managed the campus recruitment program for Manulife/John Hancock. She also led recruitment efforts at Wind River Environmental and worked in executive search at Heidrick & Struggles. Heather holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School and a BA from Stonehill College.

Shannon Larsen, Senior Talent Attraction Partner, University Recruiting at SharkNinja

Shannon Larsen

Senior Talent Attraction Partner, University Recruiting at SharkNinja

Shannon Larsen is the Senior Talent Attraction Partner, University Recruiting at SharkNinja. Prior to joining SharkNinja, Shannon worked at Hasbro for seven years on their Talent Acquisition team. She managed their University Recruiting program which grew in size and impact to the business during Hasbro’s expansion into entertainment branding. She also recruited full time talent and helped to build Hasbro’s employment brand. She started her career at Fidelity Investments hiring recent grads for their Fund Accounting division. After Fidelity, she joined a digital consulting start up to build their UR program for MBA Recruitment. Her focus on hiring emerging talent continued at Sapient, Vistaprint, and Grant Thornton. She is a freelance photographer and enjoys photographing her daughter’s basketball games. Shannon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from George Mason University.

Jane O’Neil, VP, Director of Recruiting, Arnold Worldwide

Jane O’Neil

SVP, Director of Recruiting, Arnold Worldwide

Jane is a seasoned full-cycle recruiter with 15 years of experience hiring top talent and building the Arnold Worldwide brand, one candidate at a time. Jane’s talent acquisition expertise encompasses nearly all agency functions, from marketing and strategy, to project management and integrated production. A particular passion of Jane’s is finding and cultivating young talent, just starting to embark on their careers.

Prior to joining Arnold, Jane worked in account management at Boston-based creative agencies, Ingalls and Clarke Goward, where she worked on a wide variety of accounts in diverse categories, including retail, packaged goods and quick service restaurant. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from The College of the Holy Cross.

Jane lives in Wakefield with her husband of 28 years, Matt and their 18 year-old twins, Lucas and Lily, who will be off to college in the fall.

Lindie Wilson, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, Kymera Therapeutics

Lindie Wilson

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, Kymera Therapeutics

Lindie Wilson is a Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant at Kymera Therapeutics, headquartered in Watertown, MA. Prior to joining Kymera, Lindie worked as a Talent Advisor at 908 Devices, in Boston, driving recruitment across all functions. Her recent leadership experience includes Moderna, where she was an Associate Director, Corporate Talent Acquisition and at SharkNinja, as a Director, Talent Attraction, leading global engineering and product development. She is part of the Massachusetts biotech community and has worked for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. She began her career in financial services and has worked across industries, in addition to Biotech, including technology, professional services, and consumer goods.