Vadim Liberman is a talent strategist, pundit, and chief renegade officer advancing how we think, work, and live.
With an expansive background in talent engagement, internal marketing and communications, and business journalism, Vadim disrupts the status quo in the best ways possible. Stirring a pot of employee engagement, leadership, development, performance management, and a range of other HR matters, he adds skepticism and hope to challenge conventions and help create better workplaces.
Vadim is also practice leader at The Starr Conspiracy, a marketing agency that embraces humanity in business to build emotional resonance with enterprise software and services brands. (Kooky opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily those of his employer.)
Vadim most recently worked at Prudential Financial, a Fortune 50 company where he managed talent engagement and focused on HR communications. He battled bureaucracy often and even won, developing and leading impactful (and measurable!) initiatives to help employees, leaders, and business units achieve greater success.
For 14 years prior, Vadim worked at The Conference Board Review, an award-winning print and online magazine of ideas and opinion for business leaders. As senior editor, he produced a variety of content that garnered praise—yet he is equally proud of a reader’s scathing letter comparing him to a Nazi general. Today, he continues to draw on the expertise of the many global senior executives whom he’d interviewed to address current workplace issues.
Vadim also co-organizes and speaks regularly at DisruptHR New York events, where he delivers talks to energize HR and other business executives. Additionally, he has been published in an array of print and online outlets, including TLNT.com, TheMuse.com, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Out, and The Inclusion Solution, an online diversity and inclusion site, where he is a regular columnist.
Vadim holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, where he also earned an Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design. (You might question this if you saw his closet!) In addition, he has a Certificate in Journalism from New York University.
A Russian immigrant, Vadim remains conversant in his original language and proficient in eating his homeland staple of potatoes. He also enjoys spending time in and out of his overpriced and undersized apartment in New York City, where he’s always eager to discover some fun trouble.