VP, Human Resources, The Breakers, United States
Denise Bober is Vice President, Human Resources at The Breakers Palm Beach, and a specialist in the inspired workplace. She has evolved the company’s culture to make employee fulfillment and wellbeing top priority, driving best-in-class retention, guest-satisfaction ratings and financial results. As a result, The Breakers has solidified its reputation as an enterprise of social impact, dedicated to its team, the community and environmental conservation.
General Manager, Comfort Zone, Italy
As general manager, Brian Brazeau directs and manages brand development and all international trade activates for [ comfort zone ] worldwide. Bringing his innovative vision and strong experience in the global beauty market, Brian will strengthen the communication of the [ comfort zone ] core values and develop new strategies to position this award-winning Italian brand as unique in the industry.
Owner, Spa Designs, United States
Currently, Monique Iacobacci is the North East /Mid Atlantic Regional Manager for Image Skincare, and is an advocate for several organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and The Care for Skin Foundation. With over 23 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry, Monique’s professional portfolio includes Business Development, sales and marketing for medical and wellness practices, prestige beauty brands, spa and fitness management companies and industry associations. Her passion for giving back to her industry and community were put into practice in her twelve years of service as a Board of Director for the Day Spa and International Medical Spa Association. As the DSA’s Charity and Events Coordinator, Monique organized large fundraisers and spearheaded many philanthropic initiatives, including Consumer Awareness Campaigns and large fundraising events. Partners included nonprofit organizations such a Melanoma Research Foundation and CARE . These efforts have awarded her “Day Spa Association’s Healing Hearts Award in 2007”.
Founder & CEO of Impakt & Founder of HireUp, Canada
Paul is the Founder and CEO of Impakt a B Corp that helps organizations benefit from social change and an authority on the social purpose of business. In addition to helping global corporations to understand and profit from their social purpose, Paul writes about the intersection of business and social change for publications including Forbes, Advertising Age and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Paul is also the Founder of HireUp– a social enterprise that help employers find, hire and retain youth who face barriers to work.
Executive Recruiter, Hutchinson Consulting, United States
Michael Tompkins has been a hospitality, wellness and spa visionary for more than two decades. Having held senior executive positions for celebrated brands at Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, Turning Stone Resort and Casino, CEO of Miraval Resorts, CEO Hilton Head Health and CEO PALM Health, his forward programmatic thinking has made him a noted keynote around the globe with more than 20 speaking engagements annually.