Bradford (Brad) Wilkins

Strategic Chief People Officer

VP, People @ Collibra; Named Top 25 HR Executive by Workforce Magazine and HR Rising Star by Atl Biz Chronicle

A practitioner and leader with a history of success developing integrated human resource and talent management programs from scratch across multiple business units in fast-paced, growing global companies.

  • Building agile, innovative HR 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 and emerging markets. Beginner French & spoken Chinese (Mandarin).

Recognitions include:

  • HR Rising Star by Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Top 100 Emerging Millenial Leader in “Back to Human”
  • Workforce GameChanger (Top 25 HR professional under 40 globally)
  • SHRM Pegasus Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution from SHRM-Atlanta
  • Ranked #1 Corporate Recruiter in USA by
  • Speaker for LinkedIn, TheLadders, Workforce Live, TLNT, ALI, Conference Board and Talent Management Alliance
  • Featured in Forbes, Talent Management Magazine, Workforce Magazine and other publications

Sample Speaking Engagements Include:

  • People in Energy – Keynote Speaker
  • Sales 2.0 Conference
  • LinkedIn Talent Connect
  • Talent Management Strategies Conference
  • Assessing & Developing High Potentials Summit
  • Strategic Talent Acquisition and Retention Conference
  • High Performance Workforce Summit
  • Workforce Planning Conference
  • STEM Talent Acquisition Conference
  • Social Recruiting Strategies Conference
  • Recruit and Develop a High-Performing Sales Team
  • Social Recruiting Strategies Conference
  • Strategic Recruiting Summit


Mar 2020 – Present

Nov 2015 – Mar 2020

Mar 2013 – Nov 2015

2010 – 2013

Vice President, Talent Management (CHRO)

WSE (Global distributor/VAR for amenity solutions and software w/ 1.7 million products)

2008 – 2010

2008 – 2010

Director, Global Training, Recruitment and Talent Enablement

Devix Group (ERP software, Chinese search engine and B2B online platform)