CNBC Work Summit

From Resignation to Reshuffle to Re-evaluation

The future of work may get a bit more into focus in 2022 as the upheaval of the past two years turns more into a natural rhythm.

Potential topics include:

• Employees in the driver’s seat, how does that change leadership?

• Perfecting hybrid, future of workspaces

• DEI in an increasingly isolated world

• Cybersecurity as a fundamental


Nick Bloom

Nick Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He has been researching working from home for almost 20 years, winning a Guggenheim Fellowship for this in 2022. He has been heavily involved with policy, including meeting President Obama, and speaking in the White House 2014 Working Families Summit. Has consulted with 100s of CEOs and managers, and has been covered extensively on working from home by international media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, Financial Times and the Economist. He was called the “Prophet of working from home” by Fortune Magazine and “America’s best work-from-home expert” by Business Insider.

Carolyn Childers

Carolyn Childers, Co-Founder and CEO, is an experienced leader and operator, having successfully scaled several early-stage businesses. Prior to founding Chief, Carolyn was SVP of Operations at Handy, then led the launch of Soap.com and acted as GM through its acquisition by Amazon. Carolyn was named to Inc.’s Female Founders 100 List.

Tamer Hassan

Tamer Hassan is co-founder and CEO of HUMAN, where he led the takedown of the biggest bot fraud organization 3ve with the help of Google and the FBI. After this huge win for the Internet, Hassan was named The #1 Most Creative Person in Business by Fast Company Magazine as well as one of Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 in 2019. Before his career in fighting botnets, he was the founder and CEO of Compel Data Technologies – a software development and consulting company focused on big data and business intelligence solutions. Hassan’s career began as a major in the U.S. Air Force where he completed multiple combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a decorated Combat Search and Rescue helicopter pilot and Tactical Officer.

Ramona Hood

Ramona Hood is President and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical®, a leading North American transportation provider located in Green, Ohio. The company provides a range of transportation capabilities for expedite ground, temperature control shipments and industry specific solutions. The company provides 24/7 service throughout the United States, Canada and internationally, delivering hundreds of thousands of shipments per year. Hood oversees the FedEx Custom Critical executive leadership team and is responsible for the performance and strategic direction of the company.

Hood brings more than 30 years of FedEx experience to her role, having most recently served as Vice President, Operations, Strategy and Planning. Hood started her career at FedEx Custom Critical in 1991 in an entry-level position, and worked her way up to hold various executive leadership positions at FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Supply Chain. Her career path evolved through many areas of the company, including Operations, Safety, Sourcing, Sales and Marketing.

Over time, she began offering innovative and strategic ideas that distinguished her from her peers. Hood not only brought unique approaches to the business, but she did so in a way that brought out the best in
others. These leadership characteristics and values are ingrained through her past and current leadership roles at FedEx Custom Critical, as well as FedEx Supply Chain.

Throughout her career, Hood has been recognized for her exemplary excellence in leadership, responsibility, and passion-driven results in the industry. Hood was recognized by the Greater Akron Chamber with the “30 for the Future” award, acknowledged by Sales & Marketing Executives International with a Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award, and received the Woman of Inspiration Award from Walsh University. In 2010 and 2016, Hood received the FedEx Five Star Award, which is the highest recognition employees can receive at FedEx.

Additionally, Hood received the Crain’s Cleveland, Women of Note Award; Smart Women, Honoree of the Progress Woman Award, and Woman of Influence from the Women in Trucking Association. Hood was recognized in 2019 by the MEECO Leadership Institute with the International Thought Leader of Distinction Award. Ramona was also named a 2020 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio. Most recently, Hood was recognized on the Crain’s Cleveland 2020 Power 150 list and was named one of New York Moves Power Women (2021).

Outside of the office, Hood is actively involved in several civic engagements. She serves on the Summit Education Initiative, a non-profit committed to the academic success of Summit County students. She is a member of the Kent Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and Jack and Jill of America Inc., Akron Chapter. Hood is also chairman of the technology committee for the Transportation Intermediary Association (TIA), and was appointed to serve on its board of directors. Additionally, Hood was appointed to the Summa Health Board of Directors in 2021.

Hood earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Walsh University, and an Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.

Drew Houston

Drew co-founded Dropbox in 2007. He’s led our growth from a simple idea to a service used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Drew’s responsible for the direction and product strategy of our company.

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan is PwC's US Chair and Senior Partner with over 30 years of diversified experience serving clients across the globe. A forward-thinking leader committed to driving human-led, tech-powered outcomes to build trust in society and solve important problems, Tim has a proven record in advancing strategy, growth, collaboration, innovation, and upskilling.

He has reimagined PwC for the modern era, leading a complete digital transformation and launching a bold new strategy – The New Equation – to get ahead of the rapid pace of change in the industry bringing the best people, capabilities and technology together to support clients in building trust and delivering sustained outcomes. Recognizing that trust is more important than ever before, he founded PwC’s Trust Leadership Institute to equip tomorrow’s C-suite leaders with the trust-based skills needed to operate in a complex world.

Identifying a need for more explicit conversations around diversity and inclusion in business, Tim opened up a firmwide conversation about race in the workplace at PwC during his first week as Chair in 2016. With equity foundational to Tim’s trust-based leadership, he went on to found CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™– the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, with 2,000 signatory organizations – as well as CEO Action for Racial Equity to promote scalable, sustainable policies and corporate best practices to address systemic racism and social injustice. And, in 2021, he renewed the firm’s commitment to Access Your Potential, to support a more equitable future for 25,000 Black and Latinx college students through advanced career, mentorship, technology, and career readiness training for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow - including 10,000 who PwC US aspires to hire within the next five years.

Tim is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Brookings Institution and the Financial Accounting Foundation, where he is Co-Chair of its Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee. He is also Chair of the Center for Audit Quality’s (CAQ) Governing Board, a non-partisan, non-profit group dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets.

He is a thought leader and mentor to fellow CEOs, sharing frequent insights on complex issues affecting businesses, community and the betterment of society in the New York Times, Washington Post, Fortune, Harvard Business Review and his LinkedIn newsletter Talking Tomorrow.

Raised in Boston, Tim learned early leadership lessons when he started his first job at age 14 as a grocery store stocker. He joined PwC after graduating from Babson College. He is a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and New York and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tim is a runner and proud father of six children - and a dog.

Raj Seshadri

Raj Seshadri leads Mastercard’s global Data & Services team. She is responsible globally for a unique range of data-driven capabilities that help customers make smarter decisions with better outcomes. These include analytics, insights, consulting, loyalty, marketing, innovation and test & learn services and platforms. They enhance the value of payments, improve business performance and elevate consumer engagement for financial institutions, retail and commerce firms, processors, acquirers, fintechs, neo-banks and public-sector institutions.

Raj serves on the company’s executive leadership team and management committee. She joined Mastercard as president of U.S. issuers, where she led the growth of payments and services with banks and credit unions in a very competitive market. Previously, she led the iShares U.S. retail ETF business at BlackRock and was the global chief marketing officer for iShares. Earlier in her career, Raj led Citigroup’s global strategy team and small business banking. She also held leadership roles at U.S. Trust, McKinsey & Company and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

She serves on the board of directors of Raymond James Financial Inc., the board of trustees of Mount Holyoke College, the global board of the American India Foundation and the Innovation Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Raj received a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in physics and mathematics, an MBA from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University.