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Christa Degnan Manning leads global workforce and talent strategies and solution provider research for HfS Research, a leading independent analyst authority and community of global business software and service professionals.
In her industry-unique practice, Christa investigates how companies best get work done today – including understanding and enabling hybrid networks of traditional employees, contractors, and third party service providers alongside technology automation. She also supports firms in selecting the software and service providers that help find, manage, and motivate all types of workers across the extended enterprise.
With two decades of experience in market research and Fortune 100 company team leadership with successful profit and loss responsibility, Christa helps companies recognize and document value – particularly beyond cost savings – for sourcing, governance, and operational decision support and return on investment calculations in workforce development and employee experience enhancement initiatives.
Christa has a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University, including studies at University College, University of London, and a Master of Arts from the University of Massachusetts. She has also completed on-going professional development course work in business metrics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
She works virtually from Scituate, Massachusetts, USA, a seaside town between Boston and Cape Cod, where she lives with her 2 children and rescue Lab-Aussie Cattle mix dog.
She can be reached at email@example.com and christa.degnan on Skype. Follow her on Twitter @ChristaDegnan and through www.horsesforsources.com.
Jeff Russakow is the CEO of Findly. Previously, Russakow served as executive vice president of Customer Advocacy at Yahoo! Inc. where he had global responsibility for Yahoo!’s customer support functions, including audience, small business, ad operations, and search network quality. Before joining Yahoo!, Russakow served in executive management roles at Symantec, including leadership of global enterprise support services, global services product management and solutions engineering, and corporate strategy where he helped increase customer support satisfaction to record levels. Russakow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Princeton University and master’s and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.