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
University Relations Program Director, Fidelity Investments
Amy Branson is the university relations program director for Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, and a leading online brokerage firm. Since joining the firm in 1996, Branson has been responsible for leading the MBA recruitment efforts and school relationships for multiple campus programs. This includes leadership development programs and consulting. Prior to her current position, she was a principal staffing consultant managing recruitment strategies for Asset Management, Investment Services, and Enterprise Operations. Branson earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Vice President of Human Resources, Instrumentation Laboratory
Tony Bretti is the vice president of human resources for Instrumentation Laboratory, 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.
Global Recruiting Manager, Innosight
Catherine Curtis is the global recruiting manager for Innosight, a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. Since 2011, she has been responsible for all lateral, fall, and winter recruiting for the firm’s three offices. She started her career at Robert Half International, New York, placing finance professionals in both temporary and permanent positions. Two years later, she joined Proskauer Rose LLP as a recruiting coordinator, assisting with lateral recruiting and the summer program. Curtis was recruited by a former manager to Ropes & Gray LLP, where she led the firm’s professional development initiatives. In 2010, she joined Baker Hostetler LLP as a recruiting manager. Baker is the court-appointed trustee of the Bernard L. Madoff liquidation, so her primary responsibility was staffing the litigation team for this matter. Curtis earned her bachelor’s degree from Providence College.
Program Manager, Corporate University Relations, CVS Health
Andréa Juliano is a part of the Talent Acquisition team at Fortune #8 company CVS Health managing University and Diversity programs. In her 14 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 4 year old son. She also loves cooking vegetarian meals for her family and friends.
Talent Acquisition Leader, Forrester
Julie Kelly is the talent acquisition leader at Forrester, a global research and advisory firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that helps some of the world’s largest companies develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth.
Kelly and her team, based in the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, are responsible for Forrester’s recruitment efforts, focusing predominately on research, consulting, data/tech, and sales talent. Kelly began her career at Forrester as a recruiter and soon moved into a business partner role, working with employees and senior leaders across all parts of the organization. Just last year, she moved back to talent acquisition to lead the practice and relies heavily on her business partner experience to do so. Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree from Bentley University.
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, The RMR Group LLC
Ms. Kiley is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of The RMR Group LLC and is responsible for all human resource and employee engagement activities affecting RMR. Prior to joining RMR in 2007, Ms. Kiley held senior human resource positions at CBRE and Spaulding & Slye Colliers (now JLL), where she was Partner and was responsible for marketing, technology and human resources. Ms. Kiley is also a member of the Human Resource Leadership Forum and the Human Capital Institute. Ms. Kiley is on the Board of Directors of the Wheaton College (MA) Alumnae/i Association. Ms. Kiley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Wheaton College.
Vice President of Performance, Leadership and Culture; Interim Chief People Officer, Forrester
Sherri Kottmann is the vice president of performance, leadership and culture, and interim chief people officer at Forrester, a global research and advisory firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Forrester helps some of the world’s largest companies develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth.
Upon joining Forrester in 2009, Kottmann spent several years coaching the organization’s senior leadership team in an HR business partner capacity. Kottmann’s remit now includes leading Forrester’s culture and innovation initiatives across the business. Through these roles, she brings strong experience across all facets of HR, and a great balance between business, thought, and people leadership. Prior to Forrester, Kottmann had two stints at EF Education in both sales and HR. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Miami University.
Recruiting Manager, Altman Vilandrie & Company
Becca Pitman is the recruiting manager for Altman Vilandrie & Company, a strategy consulting firm focused on the telecom, media, and technology sectors. She is responsible for all campus (intern and full-time), lateral, administrative, and temp hiring for the firm. She also handles legal and compliance matters for the firm. Before joining Altman Vilandrie & Company, Pitman was the director of recruiting at Locke Lord, LLP, an international law firm, where she ran the summer associate program and handled attorney hiring at all levels. Prior to moving into recruiting, she practiced corporate law in the Boston office of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP. Pitman earned her BA from Boston University and her JD from Boston College Law School.
Executive Recruiter, SharkNinja
Lindie Wilson is an executive recruiter at SharkNinja, headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts. She leads engineering recruitment in the United States and supports global recruitment initiatives in the U.K. and in China. Prior to joining SharkNinja, Wilson was part of the Massachusetts biotech community, working for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. She began her career in financial services and has worked across industries, including technology and professional services.
Wilson holds a BA from Lake Forest College.