Strategically Planning Your Workforce with i4CP’s Senior VP, Research, Jay Jamrog

Jay Jamrog is a futurist. As SVP of Research for i4cp, he has devoted the past 25 years to identifying and analyzing the major issues and trends affecting the management of people in organizations. Currently, Jay and his staff follow demographic, social, economic, technological, political, legal and management trends across 50+ broad topics.

Beyond Uber: Driving the Evolution of Work is i4CP’s latest research report, focusing on the changing workplace.

i4CP is seen by many as the largest and fastest growing network focused on high performance.

i4cp discovers the people practices that drive high performance. Years of research make it clear that top companies approach their workforces differently. At i4cp, we work with our network of organizations to:

  • Reveal what high-performance organizations are doing differently
  • Identify best and next practices for all levels of management
  • Provide the resources to show how workforce improvements have bottom-line impact
i4cp not only provides great value but focuses on what’s most important in today’s economy – the core areas that define high performance. That’s a combination that’s hard to beat.
Wayne Wagner, HR Strategist,
U.S. Department of the Navy

Through our exclusive, vendor-free network – in which peers collaborate to drive strategic research and share tools and insights – i4cp provides a unique, practical view of how human capital practices drive high-performance.

Brandon Meyer, Immigration Attorney, Meyer Law Group

Brandon Meyer is the Principal Attorney of Meyer Law Group, a full service immigration firm located in Solana Beach and San Francisco, California and Stamford, Connecticut. He received his Juris Doctorate (law) degree from University of San Diego School of Law, his Masters of Arts in East Asian Studies from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from American University. He is a member in good standing of the Bars of the State of Connecticut and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Meyer is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Association to Invest in the USA (IIUSA). Mr. Meyer can be reached at and at (415) 416-6638.

Mr. Meyer is highly experienced in all business immigration practice areas (both immigrant and nonimmigrant) including Immigrant Investor matters (E-1, E-2, L-1, EB-5 and Regional Center representation), H-1B, L-1, O-1, Outstanding Researcher, Extraordinary Ability, Multinational Manager, Exceptional Ability, National Interest Waivers, TN, and immigration compliance for start-ups and multinational corporations.

Sue Johnson, Head of Gender Balance and Diversity, Nestlé Group, Nestlé Corporation

Sue Johnson is the founder and President of the International Dual Career Network Association, linking over 70 Multinationals together to “give insight into the rules of the game” and provide visibility on job availability to international spouses of employees. This programme is being rolled out globally, following the successful launch in the Lake Geneva region, Switzerland in 2011.

Sue started her career in Supply Chain with a UK Retailer, gaining experience in Distribution and Logistics before moving to Nestlé 14 years ago. After spending 9 years in the UK where her last role was head of Supply Chain for the Food Service business, she moved to the world headquarters in Switzerland to head up the Customer Service and Collaboration function, where she launched the Customer Facing Supply Chain strategy, where Customers improved their ranking of Nestlé’s Customer collaboration vs other Competitors from the middle to top 3 ranking.

Nestlé started their Diversity journey in Gender Balance in 2008, and Sue is responsible for improving the Gender Balance of market leadership teams through understanding and managing the non linear careers of today’s workforce effectively.

Key focus areas include:

  • senior mentoring programmes,
  • flexible working,
  • awareness, and
  • training programmes and mobility.


Mark Fagan: Lecturer in Public Policy, Author, Lobbying Consultant

The goal of this book, “Lobbying, Business, Law and Public Policy” is to take the mystery and hyperbole out of lobbying and explain the business, law and public policy aspects of the field; one that is not going away. By the last page you will understand and appreciate (1) the history of lobbying from King Solomon to the present day; (2) the business of lobbying; (3) the laws, regulations and ethics that accompany lobbying; (4) the art and science of effective lobbying; and (5) the differences in lobbying worldwide.

Mark Fagan is Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University and a founding partner of the strategy consulting firm Norbridge, Inc. He earned a BA in economics from Bucknell University (1977), and a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University (1979).

Click to visit Vandeplas publishing’s website to purchase or read more about Mark Fagan’s book.


"The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had" with Author – Consultant Edward Brown

The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had won the 2015 Axiom Business Book Award for operations management, lean, and continuous improvement by Independent Publisher which honors books that help the business community understand changing trends and technologies and point out opportunities in our complicated new economy.

Mr. Brown had no time to write this book, which is exactly why he wrote it. Bronx born and bred, Ed co-founded the #1 firm in culture change management consulting and training for the financial services industry, Cohen Brown Management Group, now in 50 countries and 12 languages. Its past and present clients include companies such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, Barclays, Prudential Life, and Merrill Lynch. He has personally authored and delivered many of Cohen Brown’s programs. In his early career, Ed created and owned one of the largest business management firms in the U.S. for musicians, entertainers, and professionals. He was also a major record producer, a producer of two television specials, and a songwriter, publishing and producing a Record of the Year. He shepherded Don Ho to become Hawaii’s all-time greatest performer, with whom he also owned prestigious restaurants and night clubs. Ed has been a founder of banks and a real estate developer, among many other remarkable endeavors. Ed lives in Malibu with his wife Shari. Click here to view Ed Brown’s website for The Time Bandit Solution!

Kristin Rampe asks "Women Aren’t Making Partner In the Accounting profession. What Gives?"

“Women can step out of the traditional box, further develop their leadership skills, and embody my mantra of ‘accounting made awesome,’” says Rampe, author of Accounting Dreams & Delusions. “It’s time to see a flourishing flow of talented women move up to partnership level and be audit they can be.” 


Kristen Rampe earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with Honors, at Butler University and spent 10 years in public accounting, working in audit for Big 4 firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as in the audit and consulting practices of a regional San Francisco firm Frank, Rimerman.  She is a licensed CPA in California, a CGMA designation holder, a certified Net Promoter Associate, and served on the board of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation for six years. In 2011, she started her own consultancy providing soft-skills training, leadership development, consulting and advisory services to the CPA industry. Rampe was named a Woman to Watch by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2011, one of only two awarded in the Emerging Leaders category statewide. For more information, click here to visit Kristin Rampe’s website  or connect with Rampe on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Goodreads.

Howard A. Wallack, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, HRMP Global Markets Executive at SHRM

Howard is well-known globally as a dynamic, results-oriented global business development and program management professional with experience in non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations.

Howard is a creative team player with a proven track record in global HR, international strategy, training, project design and proposal management, and implementation.

Excellent in research, writing, and effective multilingual and cross-cultural inter-personal skills honed through long- and short-term assignments in 85+ countries.

Fluent in Spanish; competent French, German & Portuguese; intermediate Italian; and basic Swahili.