Olivier Taupin, Founder & CEO
Olivier Taupin is one of the most connected professionals on LinkedIn worldwide, with close to 1.5 million members in the communities he owns. He was featured on Forbes when Linked:HR, now 1 million members, became the largest HR community worldwide. HR s. In addition to Linked:HR, Olivier is the process strategist behind dozens of other large business communities, including Linked:Energy (255K+ members), The Leader Campus® (125K members), and Linked:Seattle (55K+ members), as well as several corporate-owned groups. Olivier is based in the Seattle Area, where he is currently launching IoT/Cloud-Managed coworking facilities for small cities.
Dr. Cris Wildermuth, Linked:HR Community Chair
Dr. Cris Wildermuth, SPHR, SHRM, is the Community Chair of 1-Million-Member Linked:HR and an Associate Professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she directs the Master of Science in Leadership Development. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Wildermuth has traveled extensively, conducting leadership development programs in various countries in Latin America and in Europe. Dr. Wildermuth's main research interests are Leadership Ethics and Employee Engagement.
Michael Tingle, Linked:Energy Community Chair
Michael Tingle is the Community Chair of 260K-Member Linked:Energy. Based in Toronto, Canada, Michael is one of the most influential professionals on LinkedIn when its comes to Renewable Energy, Utilities, and Energy Storage. As the Ontario Sales Manager for Enel X, he is providing provides a complete turnkey solution combining hardware, software, and services to deploy and optimize the economic performance of energy storage and other distributed energy resources (DERs).
Mel Wildermuth, The Leader Campus® Community Chair
Mel Wildermuth is the Community Chair of 125K-Member The Leader Campus®. Mel's powerful imagination quickly generates games, simulations, and activities designed to "make learning stick." Along with his partner and wife of 25 years Cris, Mel has written several published articles including "The 10 M's of Employee Engagement" (T&D Magazine) and "Decoding Leadership Ethics" (Journal of Industrial and Commercial Training). Mel is a certified Rhythm Circle Facilitator and a Master Trainer in the Five Factor Model of personality. His current writing and research interests include the impact of the brain on diversity relations.
Lauren Little & Will Myers, Linked:Seattle Community Chairs
Lauren Little and Will Myers co-chair the 55K-member Linked:Seattle Community. They both are millennials, born in Alabama, who went to Auburn University, got a Master Degree, moved to Seattle, they founded OTIS, a creative digital agency, where they live daily their passion for technology. Last, but not least, they share The Notorious B.I.G's belief to "Stay far from timid. Only make moves when your hearts in it, and live the phrase: 'sky's the limit.'"