Ross Sparkman

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Ross Sparkman

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Biography

Ross is a global speaker and thought leader in the fields of Human Capital Strategy & Talent Analytics.  With over 15 years experience in Strategic Workforce Planning,  he uses his background in statistics, business strategy and HR to consult with C-Suite officers and senior leaders on strategic methodologies and frameworks for HR and corporate strategy alignment. His goal is to provide senior leaders with improved data and fresh insights, aimed towards enhanced people-related decisions which ultimately improve organizational performance.

He is currently the Head of Strategic Workforce Planning at Facebook, where his key function is developing and optimising talent strategies for Facebook’s future growth.  Prior to Facebook, Ross functioned as the Head of Strategic Workforce Planning & Analytics at GE Aviation, Director of Strategic Workforce Planningat Devon Energy, and as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting where he specialised in Human Capital Strategy and Workforce Planning & Analytics.

Ross was recently awarded Best Practice winner by the Best Practices Institute (BPI), and has received numerous accolades for his innovative and results-driven approach to Strategic Workforce Planning. He holds an MSc in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, an MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, and an MA in HR from the University of Oklahoma.  In his spare time he enjoys traveling, photography and learning new things.