Our Board of Directors provides input to guide the long-term success of the company while fulfilling their fiduciary duty to our shareholders.
Linda Ginac Chairman of TalentGuard
Linda Ginac, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Linda is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TalentGuard. Prior to TalentGuard, she founded a successful career development franchise, The Ginac Group, serving clients across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to this, Linda was Vice President of Product Strategy at Cofiniti, where she was instrumental in pioneering Cofiniti’s global entry into collaborative financial planning using cloud-based technology and helping to prepare the company for a successful exit.
Linda also served as marketing executive at pcOrder collaborating with team that led the company from an up-start to a NASDAQ-listed public corporation. In prior leadership roles, Linda served as Vice President of Marketing at EPSIAA, where she led global expansion of the brand through acquisition by Fiserv, Vice President of Business Development at Computer People and numerous leadership roles at Digital Equipment Corporation.
Linda is a seasoned executive with a successful track record of bringing innovative technology to market. In recognition of her leadership in the talent management industry, Linda was honored with Central Texas’ Most Powerful Business Woman Award by the Austin Business Journal, Women of the Year – Entrepreneur by the YWCA, Trailblazer finalist by the Central Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and Business Finalist by Austin Under 40. Linda has been featured extensively on Fox News, and has been published in hundreds of journals, online websites, magazines, and print newspapers. Linda Ginac is the author of “Fake Perfection”, a story about surviving transition; the Career Management Certification System, a training program for career service professionals; and several other publications. She is on the Advisory Committee for HR.com, a national mentor for Make Mine A $Million Business, and co-chair for the LifeWorks Gala Luncheon. Linda Ginac has also served as the President of the Young Women’s Alliance, Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, Chairwoman for Cattle Baron’s Ball, Chair for Austin Under 40, and PR Chair for the National Career Development Association.
Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University, and an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from Norwich University.
Barbara Adachi recently retired from a 23-year career at Deloitte. She was the national managing director for Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting Practice from 2010 until her retirement. In this role, she sat on the Deloitte Consulting LLP Executive Committee and was responsible for business strategy, P&L, talent recruitment and development, and delivery of consulting services across the practice. Barbara was responsible for the P&L performance and operations of a nearly $1B practice covering the US, Mexico and US India operations with over 3,000 practitioners. The practice experienced 43% top-line growth and 41% bottom line growth under her leadership since late 2010. In 2012 Barbara launched a new growth strategy and completed two successful acquisitions in HR transformation (Aggressor LLC) and talent management (Bersin & Associates). Barbara joined Deloitte in 1990 to start the Bay Area Human Capital practice in San Francisco, was promoted to Principal in 1995 and became the Western region leader in 2001 and Chief Talent Officer from 2008-2010.
Barbara also served as the National Managing Principal for Deloitte LLP’s award-winning Women’s Initiative (WIN) from 2007 to 2012, reporting to Barry Salzberg, US CEO. In this role, she built on the notable foundation of WIN, which Deloitte started 20 years ago, to drive marketplace growth and innovation through diversity. During her tenure, Deloitte LLP received its second Catalyst award in 2010, which honors organizations who have implemented groundbreaking strategies and programs to advance women. Under her leadership, Deloitte achieved a significant milestone of 1,000 women partners, principals and directors (PPDs) compared to 1993 with 97 women PPDs when WIN was launched. Viewed as an expert in diversity in the workplace, Barbara has had over 50 external speaking engagements since 2008, including appearing on Good Morning America in December 2010.
Barbara served on the Deloitte Consulting LLP Board from 2004-2012 and served on the Deloitte Consulting Executive Committee from 2010-2013. She has served on numerous succession committees at Deloitte including the US Nominating Committee in 2004 and 2010 and was a member of the Elected Leaders Succession Committee from 2009-2013, recently leading the succession process for the three US regional managing partners in April 2013, prior to her retirement. Barbara currently serves on the board of the American Heart Association and recently completed a 3-year term as a board member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Earlier this year, Barbara joined the Advisory Board of the Clayman Institute at Stanford University and became board member of the International Women’s Forum.
Barbara has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Business” by San Francisco Business Times for 10 years, from 2003 through 2012. Barbara was also named “Women Worth Watching in 2009” by Profiles in Diversity, received the 2012 Girl Scouts Forever Green Award and the 2009 Asian Women in Business Leadership Award. Barbara recently received Consulting Magazine’s Women’s Leadership Award in November 2012.
Barbara graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Luis Rivera, President of Accolo
An experienced executive in the talent management space, Luis was formerly President of HumanConcepts until it was sold to Saba Software, where he became VP of Saba’s Talent Management division. Luis also served as CEO of online marketing services provider Lyris Inc, where he grew revenues from $4 million to $45 million and was recognized as one of the 100 most influential leaders in the 2010. Prior to Lyris, Luis oversaw global business development and sales at Turbolinux, where he led the launch of international subsidiaries in Argentina, Australia, Germany and the UK. Rivera also led international sales at IMSI, a publicly traded software publishing company, and business development at @Road, a mobile resource management solution provider.
Luis has 20+ years of experience in global market expansion, business development, mergers and acquisitions, business re-engineering, finance and investor relations of software companies.
Luis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.