Mark Berry is a HR leader & passionate proponent of evidence-based HR practices, who has first-hand experience establishing a successful "People Insights" function at a Fortune 200 consumer packaged goods company, as well as leading HR for a leading commodity transportation company. Mark’s work has been honored with Bersin by Deloitte’s “WhatWorks” Award for Innovation in Talent Analytics and Workforce’s Optimas Award for Business Impact with Workforce Planning. Most recently, Mark named as one of nine “HR Trendsetters” in the January 2015 issue of HR Magazine for his work in workforce analytics & planning.
He has 20 years of HR experience (having started as a child) in food ingredients (ConAgra Foods), paper/packaging (International Paper) and chemical (Borden Chemical) industries, respectively, as well as 10 years of experience in applied psychology. Mark holds B.A. & M.A. degrees in Psychology, as well as a M.B.A. with a concentration in Operations Management.
Mark resides in Madisonville, Louisiana with his wife, Carolyn, and daughters, Hannah and Grace. In his free time, he engages in masochistic pursuits, such as ultra-endurance running, including a number of 50- and 100-mile trail races each year.