Bradford Wilkins

Strategic Chief People Officer

Named Top 25 HR Executive Under 40 by Workforce Magazine and HR Rising Star by Atl Biz Chronicle

A practitioner and leader with a history of success developing integrated “People” functions from scratch in fast-paced, growing global companies including:

  • Building agile, innovative People functions from ground-up
  • Talent Acquisition / Sourcing including Technical, Sales & Exec Recruiting
  • Talent Development / Training / Sales Training
  • Succession Planning / Retention / HIPO / Emerging Leader
  • Employee Engagement & Communication
  • Workforce planning and optimization
  • Executive Coaching / Leadership Development
  • Compensation design including commission programs
  • Benefits / Corporate Wellness
  • Change Management
  • Performance Management / Reviews

Broad international exposure throughout Europe & Asia. Managed teams globally including EMEA, APAC, LATAM and emerging markets.

Beginner French & beginner spoken Chinese (Mandarin).


Brad been a featured speaker for LinkedIn, HackingHR, the Talent Management Alliance, TheLadders, Workforce Live, TLNT, ALI, Conference Board.


Brad has been built and led People functions at hyper-growth and transformative companies across a wide array of industries.


Brad takes pride in over 50 written recommendations from C-Suite executives to interns he mentored that are thriving today in their careers.

Publications and Interviews

Brad has been featured in multiple publications including an interview in Forbes, contributing to the book “Back to Human” and several articles in Talent Management Magazine.


Brad received his degree from the University of Maryland-College Park and currently lives in Atlanta with wife Marissa, a physician at Emory Hospital, their son Jonah and a newly arrived baby girl. His passionate hobbies include basketball, theater, travel and food.