VMSA Live is a one-day annual conference that brings together the full spectrum of the contingent workforce supply chain: from the Enterprise Buyers to the Suppliers of Contingent Labor, and every one in between including: Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Vendor Management Technologies (VMS tools) and the other providers that support the global talent ecosystem.

Sustainability (from ‘sustain’ and ‘ability’) is the process of change, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.

Who Should Attend?

Why should Enterprise Attend? Enterprise attendees will have unfettered access to supplier insights and technological advancements in Contingent Workforce Management. Hear how the supply chain is innovating to service the next generation of Contingent Workforce Programs.

Why should Suppliers Attend? Suppliers, MSPs and Technology partners will meet with their Clients face-to-face. Understand their challenges and identify new market opportunities in a uniquely collaborative environment. Find out what the Enterprise wants and needs at VMSA Live.

Why Should Enterprise Attend?

Enterprise members will have access to the entire Contingent Workforce Supply Chain at VMSA Live. Meet the top MSP’s, VMS Technologies and SOW and Supplier partners in the ecosystem. Learn about the latest technological advances in Talent retention and Global Workforce Manage-ment. Hear how the supply chain is inno-vating to service the next generation of Contingent Workforce Programs.

Why should Suppliers attend?

Suppliers, MSP’s and Technology companies will meet the Enterprise clients face-to-face and be able to hear first hand their challenges, and market opportunities in a truly collaborative environment. Find out what the client wants without having to guess.

What Can I Expect?


  • Levity It will be fun so people let their guards down
  • Intensity Focused conversations on hot topics
  • Group Interactions Lots of collaboration and breakout discussions (no lectures, .ppts & panels)
  • Honesty Engage in transparent and candid dialogue.
  • Thought Leadership The experts are participating side-by-side with you.


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Club MemberNon-Club Member
  • EarlyEnds Sept. 30, 2018         $1,499               $1,999
  • RegularOct. 1 – Jan 25, 2019         $1,799              $2,299
  • OnsiteJan 26, 2019 to Event        $2,000             $2,500

Opportunities to connect and engage include:

  • 6 hours of breakout sessions, panels and case studies on CWM strategies and real-world implementations
  • 1 Evening Poolside Networking Cocktail Reception
  • Negotiation Training and Workshop
  • Communication & Innovations Keynote
  • Current Legal rulings & updates related to Contingent Workforce Ecosystem
  • Professionally-facilitated dialogues with world class consultants
  • Meals & Beverages
  • Florida Sunshine and ocean breezes in a sustainable, eco-friendly and luxurious environment
  • Swag Bag of Sponsor & VMSA Goodies

View VMSA Live’s cancellation & substitution policies.



Jay Shetty

Meet the British-born, former monk & award-winning digital strategist turned captivating social media influencer and viral content creator. Since launching his video channel in 2016, Jay’s viral wisdom videos have garnered over 1 BILLION views and gained over 9 MILLION followers globally.

Dr Peter Lovatt

Dr Peter Lovatt is a Psychologist based in the UK. Dr Lovatt carries out research in to the effects of movements on a range of human attributes, such as reading, writing, mood, pro-social behavior, problem solving, health and well-being. Dr. Lovatt is TED Talk contributor and is the author of Dance Psychology, a book about the psychology of dance. Get ready to wake and stimulate new pathways of thinking!


Anju Abel

Vice President Strategic Client Partnerships, LanceSoft, Inc.

Liana Anderson

Manager Workforce Solutions, GSK

Jason Bonetti

Sr. Contingent Workforce Program Specialist, Broadridge

Rick Bowman

CEO / CTO, ShiftGig

Patricia Braa

Strategic Design for Global Workforce Solutions, Workforce Logiq

Keith Browning

Vice President, IT Strategic Sourcing, Global Procurement, Carnival Corporation

Nick Clagnaz

Director, Talent Acquisition/Business Partner, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Jolie Cooney

Vice President, TAPFIN-ManpowerGroup Solutions

John DeWeerd

Vice President, HireGenics

Jonathan Fabros

Strategic Sales and Diversity Advocate, Iris Software

Shannon Fisher

Procurement Manager, Ascena Retail Group

Chris Friedl

Senior Director, Enterprise Supplier Management, Capital One Financial

David Gershman

Director of Sales, IRIS Software

Dave Iacarella

Founder, Talent Software Services

Dan Khublall

Strategic Workforce Management

Steven LaRochelle

External Workforce Management, KPMG

Stephanie Leonard

Manager Workforce Strategy & Management at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, CareFirst BCBS

Jim Levine

Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP

Eddie Lou

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Shiftgig

Karen Maarouf

Vice President, Supplier Engagement, Workforce Logiq

Katie Macias

Director Supplier Management, AgileOne

Jim McCoy

Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager, Scout Exchange

Jean-Marie Medina

Associate Director, Contingent Workforce Programs, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Jody Mohammed

Global Head, Supplier Partnership, Pontoon Solutions

Henry Murphy III

Global Director Indirect Procurement, S&P Global

Peggy Murphy

Vice President, Sales at Eliassen

Josh Nazarian

President, Eliassen Group

Jeff Nugent

Chief Strategy & Global Business Development Officer, People 2.0

Bradley Pierson

Program Manager, Vendor Management Systems, Google

Michael Perovich

Senior Vice President, Global Procurement, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Salema Rice

Chief Data Officer, GRI

Kay Ring

Vice President Sales, TalentBurst

Corinne Ripoche Van Hecke

President, Pontoon Solutions

Allison Robinson

Founder, The Mom Project

Lauren Saleski

Senior Business Consultant, BearingPoint

Jamiel Saliba

Global Vice President/General Manager, TAPFIN

Mike Schiappa

Vice President, Global Procurement, MetLife

Micheal Sittler

SCM Manager, Contingent Labor & Consulting, Enbridge

Namita Tirath

Executive Vice President, Client Relations & Business Development, Pyramid Consulting

Collin Witherspoon

Team Leader – Employment, Southwest Airlines

Mark Zisholtz

ClubVMSA Legal Chair from Baker & Hostetler LLP

Rubyna Zito

Senior Director of Technology services and Operations, FINRA


TUESDAY, January 29, 2019

  • Time


  • 6:00 PM

    Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration (ALL)

WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2019

  • Time


  • 6:00 AM

    YOGA by Jim

  • 6:45 AM


  • 7:00 AM


  • 8:30 AM

    Welcome, Jeannine Parise & Jim Coughlin, ClubVMSA

  • 8:45 AM

    Keynote Talk on “Conscious Collaboration” by Jay Shetty

  • 9:45 AM

    Talent Supply Chain Keynote Panel

    • Enterprise: Mike Schiappa & Melanie Temkin, MetLife; Steven LaRochelle, KPMG; Micheal Sittler, Enbridge
    • Suppliers: Rick Bowman, CEO, Shiftgig; Patricia Braa, Workforce Logiq ; Namita Tirath, Pyramid Consulting Facilitated by Jim Coughlin

  • 10:45 AM

    Transition to Breakouts

  • 11:00 AM

    6 Concurrent Meetup Dialogues (Pick 1 or bounce around)

    • Topic 1: Impacts & Solutions of H1-B Immigration Changes and Reforms for Q1 with Stephanie Leonard, CareFirst BCBS; Jean-Marie Medina, DTCC;  David Gershman, IRIS Software
    • Topic 2: Unique strategies to diversify your population and include new workers that may be overlooked with Henry Murphy III, S&P; Anju Abel, Lance-soft; Dave Iacarella, TALENT Software Services, Allison Robinson, The Mom Project
    • Topic 3: Increasing program compliance and reducing risk in the IC & SOW population and how to protect confidential data while using freelancers and ICs with Jason Bonetti, Broadridge; Kay Ring, TalentBurst; Jeff Nugent, CWS People 2.0; Mark Zisholtz, BakerHostetler, Faciliated by Michael Matherly, IC PreCheck
    • Topic 4: Limit or expand your Supplier Base. A pro and con debate with Rubyna Zito, FINRA; Chris Friedl, CapitalOne, Namita Tirath, Pyramid Consulting
    • Topic 5: The Building Blocks of a Valuable CW Program, by Shannon Fisher, Ascena Retail Group, Michael Sittler, Enbridge; Corinne Ripoche Van Hecke, Pontoon Solutions
    • Topic 6: Conscious Business Practices, Jay Shetty, Keynote Speaker

  • 12:00 PM

    Lunch by Synkriom

  • 1:00 PM

    Keynote: How Moving your body can change the way you think and solve problems – Dr. Peter Lovatt, Dance Psychologist

  • 2:00 PM

    Transition to Breakouts

  • 2:15 PM


    • Going Global… Now What? Taking the next steps with with GSK, UPS and Honeywell with Liana Anderson, Manager Workforce Solutions, GSK; Bryan McHugh, UPS; Jolie Cooney, VP, TAPFIN  Facilitated by Jamiel Saliba, Global Vice President/General Manager, TAPFIN
    • Panel: “Total Talent Acquisition: Myth, Plan, or Reality?” Nicholas Clagnaz, Director, Talent Acquisition/Business Partner, Broadridge; Bradley Pierson, Program Manager, VMS, Google;  Jim McCoy, Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager, Scout Exchange Facilitated by Michael Matherly
    • For Suppliers: Mastering the Art of Production Class: 5 Recruiting Metrics for Success By Jim Coughlin, ClubVMSA

  • 3:00 PM


    • Unique Partnership Strategies, John DeWeerd, VP, HireGenics + Collin Witherspoon, Team Leader – Employment, Southwest Airlines Peggy Murphy, VP, Sales at Eliassen and Rubyna Zito, Senior Director of Technology services and Operations, FINRA Facilitated by Jim Coughlin
    • Panel: AI & Sourcing, Utilizing AI for sourcing and creating a competitive advantage by Salema Rice, GRI;  Frank DeArmas, Workforce Logiq; Eddie Lou, Shiftgig         How to use AI for direct sourcing without creating unintended biases, Mark Zisholtz, Baker Hostetler Facilitated by Michael Matherly
    • For Suppliers: Thriving and Productive Selling Best Practices Exchange By Jeannine Parise, ClubVMSA

  • 3:45 PM

    Awards presentation and Charity Auction sponsored by ICON Information Consultants

    • Jody Mohammed, Pontoon Solutions, for Boys and Girls Club of America
    • Bradley Pierson, Google raising money for Wounded Warriors Project
    • Katie Macias, AgileOne for Rehab’s Rope
    • Rubyna Zito, FINRA for American Kidney Fund
    • Karen Maarouf, Workforce Logiq raising money for Doctors Without Borders
    • Keith Browning, Carnival Corporation for TBD

  • 4:30 PM

    5 Cabana Roundtables by Interests

    • RPA/AI – Chat Bots for Onboarding and Project Status with Jean-Marie Medina, DTCC; Jonathan Fabros & David Gershman, IRIS Software
    • SOW with Michael Perovich, Bank of America and Josh Nazarian, Eliassen
    • VMS + Tech with Bradley Pierson, Google + Lauren Saleski, BearingPoint
    • Topic TBD with Nimitt Shama and Namita Tirath and TBD
    • Self-Sourcing w/ Dan Khublall, Thomson Reuters and John DeWeerd, HireGenics

  • 5:30 PM

    Program Concludes


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