How to Avoid Disruption and Manage “People Issues” in Today’s Environment


Subject Matter Expert

Kristin Speer, Partner, Advantary and Managing Director, Westwood & Wilshire

Replacing a founder…toxic cultures…complaints about lack of diversity…compensation disputes…recruiting problems…letting people go…the list of “people issues” goes on and on and are issues that are a top priority for CEOs. How can a CEO and management team navigate the minefield of these challenges s with minimal disruption?

Kristin Speer, Executive Capital Practice leader for Advantary, looks back on her decades of working with startups to share insights of successes--and cautionary examples--to help executive teams navigate today’s challenges in an ever increasingly diverse and remote work environment to grow healthy companies.

Workshop Leader and Subject Matter Expert

Kristin Speer

Partner, Advantary and Managing Director, Westwood & Wilshire

Kristin Speer is Partner in the Executive Capital practice at Advantary, where she leads Technology recruiting. She also leads our retained CxO, VP and board searches focused on placing executives across all operational functions to scale technology companies in Fintech, Healthtech, and SaaS companies in B2B, B2B2C applications.

In addition, Kris is Managing Partner at Westwood & Wilshire, an executive search firm in Silicon Valley. She is also a board member of the HR Strategy Forum, oversees the Westwood & Wilshire search practice, and founded the firm’s Center for Organizational Excellence, AccelPeople™.


Kristin Speer