Jean-Rene (JR) is an executive with over 20 years experience in human resources. Currently, he is the Chief Talent Officer for Ogilvy & Mather, NA where he leads talent management strategy for 4,000 employees across the region.
Given Ogilvy’s talent needs across its multi-discipline offerings and specialist companies, JR is always partnering with leaders and employees to innovate around the critical factors impacting talent, culture, and business today. With experience working at leading global companies, JR understands that competitive advantage in the marketplace is very much influenced by a company's ability to attract, develop, and retain high caliber talent that is able to successfully deliver within changing market dynamics.
Prior to his current role, JR was the Global HR Director for Neo@Ogilvy, the agency’s performance marketing company. At Neo, he led HR strategy across all the key regions. Prior to Neo, JR held various HR generalist and consulting roles at companies such as L'Oreal, PepsiCo, Accenture, and the Gillette Company.
He has a BS in Communications from Boston University and an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.
Jean Rene resides with his family in Edgewater, NJ.