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Andrew Bartlow
Founder
Managing Partner

Andrew Bartlow has ~25 years of experience of operating experience in Human Resources and Talent Management. Today, he is a thought leader in organizational effectiveness, specializing in linking management practices to business strategy. In addition to advisory and mentoring activities through Series B Consulting, Andrew serves as an Operating Partner & Senior Advisor for Altamont Capital Partners, the cofounder and Managing Partner of People Leader Accelerator, and an HR Venture Advisor for SemperVirens Venture Capital

 

Before launching Series B Consulting, he led Human Resources for 4+ years at Waypoint Homes (now Invitation Homes). As the top HR leader for Waypoint, he was instrumental in the company's rapid growth and evolution from a real estate tech startup to a $20+ billion publicly-traded company (NYSE: INVH) that created a new asset class with its disruptive technology and business model. Prior to his time with Waypoint, Andrew was head of HR for 2,000+ technology, innovation, and digital marketing employees within a publicly-traded ed-tech company, while serving as their global HR lead for mergers and acquisitions.

Over the course of his in-house career, Andrew has participated in 11 M&A transactions, 6 significant scale-ups, as well as multiple IPOs, BKs, and successful PE sponsor exits. He has directly advised dozens of C-level executives, interacted regularly with public company board members, supported employee populations of 5,000+, built HR & recruitment functions from scratch, led teams with 20+ People professionals, and learned from the very best during his formative years at Pepsi and General Electric.

Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology as well as a Master's degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, where he proudly served for over a decade on the alumni board of the top-ranked HR graduate school in the world. Check out his 2018 commencement address to the new masters' graduates at Illinois here. He was lead author of the book, Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High Growth Organizations which was published by Columbia Business School Press in 2021 and has been nominated for several management book of the year awards.

He has served as the Co-President of Wells Fargo Volunteers, and has been a board member of the Biz World Foundation and a member of Full Circle Fund. He has been certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), a Six Sigma Green Belt, a Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP), a certified Berkeley Executive Coach (BECI), and he continues to speak and write on matters related to organizational effectiveness.

Andrew was born and raised in East Peoria, Illinois, lived all over the United States, has traveled abroad extensively, and now resides in Danville, California. When not working or "Daddy-ing", Andrew devours books like they're doughnuts and tries to work off real doughnuts on the tennis court.

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Brad Harris
Senior Advisor

T. Brad Harris, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of MBA Programs and a Professor of Management and Human Resources at HEC Paris. He is also an affiliated professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His primary research and teaching interests include leadership, team dynamics, and HR systems in rapidly growing organizations.

 

Brad has received multiple teaching awards and was named a top “40 under 40 Business School Professor” by Poets and Quants. He has co-authored two books, Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High-Growth Organizations (Columbia, 2021) and 3D Team Leadership: A New Approach for Complex Teams (Stanford, 2017), and published research papers in leading journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management. Brad’s work has been cited in leading popular press outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Harvard Business Review, NBC’s The Today Show, Inc.com, and Fast Company. He is a former Associate Editor at the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of leading academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Business and Psychology.

 

He earned his Ph.D. in Management from Texas A&M University and an Executive Coaching Diploma from Emory University. Brad’s most important role is being a father of three children.

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