Jerilyn J. Medrea

Jerilyn Medrea

Jerilyn J. Medrea is Global Head of Talent Engagement for Liquidnet, a global institutional trading network that represents the values and services of the “new Wall Street.”

In her current position, she reports directly to the CEO and is a member of the Executive Committee.  She is responsible for overseeing global human resources, leadership development and organizational development for the company. Since joining the firm in 2007, Jeri has developed a number of innovative and award-winning approaches to employee engagement.  Under Jeri’s leadership, Liquidnet has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in New York” by Crain’s New York Business and the most adoption-friendly workplace in the financial services industry for the third consecutive year by the Dave Thomas Foundation.

Jeri also oversees Liquidnet for Good, the company’s corporate social engagement program. In this role, she works with the company to leverage its financial, human capital, technology and expertise to create local and global impact. Liquidnet for Good includes a series of programs including Liquidnet’s Signature project, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a pioneering project helping orphans of Rwanda’s genocide. She is member of the ASYV Board of Directors. 

Over her 30 year career in corporate America, she has held senior roles with companies such as Champion International, PepsiCo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EMC/Smarts and BearingPoint. She has been recognized by the industry, publications such as Working Mother magazine, the Wall Street Journal and her peers for her contributions, leadership and dedication to strategic human resources and work-life initiatives. She was one of the pioneers in corporate wellness and a two-time recipient of the C. Everett Koop Award for the developing state-of-the-art employee wellness programs.  She was also recently recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for Excellence in Human Resource Services.

Having too often been the only woman on leadership teams and in the board room, she is passionate about supporting and mentoring women in their careers. Her other passions include her family, Martha’s Vineyard, supporting the fight against breast cancer and Heidelberg University. 

Jeri holds a bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg (1977) and a master’s degree from Michigan State University. She is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development and is a member of the Harvard Alumni Association.


11:00 am
Session 1: “Aligning your Values with your Career” 
Video from session
Gundlach Theatre, Founders Hall
What do companies and organizations look for when hiring and promoting? What should you as a candidate or employee look for when deciding where to work?
Ms. Medrea will share qualities that recruiters and hiring managers look for in candidates, and how important it is for you to make sure your values and those of the organization you are considering or currently work for are aligned.

2:00 pm
Session 2: “Strategic Human Resources and the Bottom Line – People are an Asset, Not a Cost”
Video from session
Gundlach Theatre, Founders Hall
In this session, Ms. Medrea will share insights and best practices around building and positioning a Strategic Human Resources function that positively impacts a business’s bottom line.

5:00 pm
How to Network
Seiberling Gymnasium
Open to Heidelberg students
A hands-on approach to networking at a social event. Learn how to carry on a conversation at a reception, and pick up valuable tips on etiquette and professionalism. This educational reception will be open to all Heidelberg students and is a featured event of the Heidelberg Leadership Experience. Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement.

5:45 pm
Seiberling Gymnasium
Cash Bar

6:30 pm
Dinner & Keynote Address
Video from Keynote
Seiberling Gymnasium
Cost $30, requires RSVP
Learn about companies that looked beyond the profit to establish a sense of purpose for their employees and shareholders. By investing in their employees, in their local communities and even in other countries, these companies simultaneously focus on profit with an eye for corporate social responsibility. Hear how this thinking has positively impacted Ms. Medrea’s career.

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