Bill  Conaty

Bill Conaty

Bill Conaty spent 40 years with GE before retiring at the end of 2007. As senior VP for Human Resources from 1993 to 2007, he has long been recognized as a world leader in his field. In great measure due to the management development and training programs Bill engineered, BusinessWeek declared that GE had “the most talent-rich management bench in the world.” A profile in the same magazine praised him for taking “a department that’s often treated as a support function” and turning it “into a high-level business partner.” Following his retirement, Bill formed his own consulting company, Conaty Consulting LLC. His client base includes Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, and a host of Fortune 100 companies. Bill is active on the speaking circuit as a world leader in HR, and has been a featured guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box. He co-authored a book with Ram Charan titled “The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers” which was published by Random House in November 2010