“Invaluable time and space”

“The time and space given to share and “debate” challenging topics across our industry at LEAP HR: Retail was invaluable. 10 out of 10.”

Dija Fraser, Global Talent Acquisition, Starbucks 

“Genuine sharing of information”

“LEAP HR: Retail was phenomenal! It continues to get better and better with innovative presentations, the ability to talk with industry relevant HR leaders, and the personable atmosphere that allows for some genuine sharing of information.10 out of 10.”

Stephanie Sordelet, Head of Talent, Floor & Décor

Several actions I intend to take as a result of attending”

“LEAP HR: Retail is a fabulous and an inspiring opportunity to hear from the industry leaders disrupting traditional HR trends and thinking out of the box. There are several actions I intend to take as a result of attending this event.”

Lori Bremer, Vice President of Talent Management, Dollar General


LEAP HR: Retail was inspiring! A real opportunity to network, make new connections and gain an understanding on how other retail HR leaders are solving similar challenges.”

Alicia Austin, Vice President Human Resources, PUMA North America

“Will spark discussion in my team around how to think about things differently”

“I greatly enjoyed networking with and learning from my industry colleagues at LEAP HR: Retail. I will be taking the content back to my teams and leadership to spark discussion around how to think about things differently.”

Rachel Donahue, HR Business Partner, Macy’s

“Disruptive solutions to our biggest retail HR challenges”

LEAP HR: Retail is a great, value add experience which provides an out of box thinking environment with other professionals who are looking to find disruptive solutions to our biggest retail HR challenges. 10 out of 10”

Becky Estby, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Coborn’s

“I loved the event and cannot wait to implement all the new ideas I have gained”

LEAP HR: Retail is a great opportunity to connect with other innovative retailers and hear the HR leaps that are being made in this industry. I loved the event and cannot wait to implement all the new ideas I have gained from the two days! 10 out of 10.”

Jennifer Watson , Director, Field Human Resources, Dollar General

“The most relevant and thought-provoking gathering of minds”

“The most relevant and thought-provoking gathering of minds I’ve been to in a long time. I thoroughly enjoyed myself as did my team. Great networking, inspiring content, seamless organization – you can definitely count on me for next year.”

Susan Lee, Head of People, Warby Parker

“Exceptional speakers, relevant topics”

“I am a conference snob and tend to quickly pass through most of the invitations I receive. I’m glad I gave LEAP HR Retail a chance: the speakers were exceptional, the topics relevant and the event exceeded my expectations. A worthwhile, focused forum with ‘true peers’ from my industry. I will be back.”

Rod Lacey, Chief People Officer, 1-800 Contacts

“No Retail-specific HR forum quite like this”

“There is no Retail-specific HR forum quite like this, and it is really exciting to see such a relevant and cutting-edge agenda at LEAP HR. I was grateful to participate, found it very focused, and with a great structure. 10 out of 10.”

Eric Severson, most recently Co-CHRO, Gap Inc

“Fast paced energy”

“A great event with fast paced energy, which was just the right size to allow us to meet many more people than typical at these events. A strong agenda, lots of takeaways, 10 out of 10.”

Bob Ravener, Chief People Officer, Dollar General

“Driving forward thinking in Retail”

“Inspiring and thought provoking. This is the first conference I’ve attended where the entire content was geared toward Retail with everyone united behind driving forward thinking in Retail.”

Becky Estby, SVP of HR & Organizational Development, Coborn’s, Incorporated

“Non-traditional style””

“The non-traditional style of the meeting and the quality of the attendees made this a very informative and thought provoking conference. 10 out of 10.”

Todd Lombardi, VP, Total Rewards & HRIS, Dick’s Sporting Goods

“A rare and valuable opportunity”

“The challenges for multi-store and digital retailers are so different than the challenges faced by other industries that it’s vital to come together to find new ways to affect systemic change – this is a rare and valuable opportunity for us to do just that.”

Dean Carter, Vice President HR & Shared Services, Patagonia


“One of the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended”

“One of the best HR conferences I’ve ever attended. The agenda and presenter list represented newer approaches to business and HR and I really appreciated the opportunity to learn from and network with such passionate HR leaders who are truly reinventing HR in support of their growth, and their people.”

Don Frisbie, Director of People, Charlotte Russe

“Cutting edge ideas”

“I LOVED the style of this conference which kept things fresh and engaging throughout. Not only were cutting edge ideas shared but we also got best practices for implementing those new ideas in our business. I loved the way networking was built into the process – the interaction and connections were great to have.”

Jennifer Pagels, Director of HR, Trek Bicycle Corporation

“A valuable chance to find the way forward”

“Our industry is facing some fundamental challenges right now, and if we are to solve them, we need a new way of thinking. This forum provides a valuable chance to collaborate to find that new way forward.”

Mark Simpson, Vice President Legendary People, Texas Roadhouse