Yuri Kruman

As an Interim CHRO, I help CEOs attract + develop top talent, build superb employer brands and cut costs thru HR Digital Transformation (HR, Talent & Systems) |Author + Speaker |Executive Leadership Coach + Board Advisor

How does this work?

Fast-growth (Inc. 5000) CEOs, just like turn-around CEOs, often screw up their Talent strategy + Digital Transformation (80% fail), throwing away money + time on recruiters, bad benefits and useless systems, with disastrous results. They often have no real strategy or plan for acquiring, engaging or developing top talent. Even if they're great at moving quickly and "breaking things," their rocket ship needs a battle-hardened HR leader on board. They are just 1 of a million *aspiring* "best companies to work for" without a compelling employer brand, benefit strategy or employee experience. That's where I come in. I help mission-driven enterprises to live and breathe their “Why” by building, growing and scaling world-class HR/People/Culture/Talent organizations and company cultures, empowering talent to do their life's best work in the here and now. At HR, Talent & Systems, we engage with award-winning corporations and Inc. 5000 startups to transform how they do business by unlocking and unleashing their greatest asset (their people), creating a virtuous cycle of engaged employees and increased profitability. Using our proven SDMI (strategy, design, motivation and implementation) framework, we help CEOs and C-suites delegate/automate/outsource effectively, improve and streamline internal communications, unclog information flow and empower data-driven decision-making. To create a superlative Employee Experience (EX) and improve retention, engagement and development, we partner with trusted vendors to customize employee benefits for value and relevance, improve team dynamics and project management through coaching, measure and benchmark performance, provide Leadership & Development opportunities, as well as create clear job descriptions, career pathways and promotion/raise guidelines. Beyond traditional strategy consulting, “digital transformation” and "change management" frameworks, we drive success for our clients through a high-touch, yet agile, human-first approach built on extensive operational experience in the Fortune 500 and VC-backed startups in HR, finance, sales and other functional areas. The Big 4 have taken notice. So have Forbes, Entrepreneur, NBC, Inc. and Time, Wharton Business Radio and Leadership and Loyalty (#1 podcast for Fortune 500 execs). Our work is anchored in the latest research around Org. Dev. and demographics, as seen in my recent book, "What Millennials Really Want From Work And Life" - https://bit.ly/2KSkwja . To start a conversation, visit HRTalentSys.com/letstalk or email me directly at yuri@hrtalentsys.com.

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May 2020 - Present

Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School



Mar 2020 - Present


Member of HR Advisory Group

Dec 2018 - Present

HR, Talent & Systems

Managing Consultant + Interim Chief Human Resources Officer / Chief People Officer

• Engage with corporate and fast-growth startup CEOs to SDMI (strategize, design, motivate and implement) their People/Culture/HR function through workforce planning + development, improving delegation/outsourcing/automation, increasing employee empowerment + trust, business process optimization, HR data analytics, performance management, improved collaboration, internal communication (newsletters, workshops) + productivity, revamped Employee Handbook + structured on-boarding, benefit selection and platform implementation, as well as employer brand storytelling and goal alignment through executive coaching. • Selected engagement 1: HR Digital Transformation/Change Management engagement for Inc. 5000 healthcare co. ($10M+ revenue, 300+ staff) through streamlining and planning out business strategy and communication; implementing HR best practices for recruiting, on-boarding, retention and development; streamlining productivity, collaboration and project management, HR data collection and analytics, performance management, benchmarking, goal setting; revamping the Employee Handbook and on-boarding process; re-branding for CEO & COO, leadership executive coaching; team SOP/playbook and operating plan design; BPO, standardizing governance structure and internal communication (newsletters, townhalls), continuous improvement initiatives for customer, provider and clinician experiences. Implemented new organizational design, standardizing job descriptions and career pathways. • Selected engagement 2: Helped start, build and run a NYC-funded workforce development program ($800K budget, staff of 4) focused on workforce planning, tech stack + data analytics build-out + Salesforce implementation, recruiting, hiring + on-boarding + managing staff, growing an employer network (200+ companies), BPO, career pathwaying and 1-on-1 career coaching (800+ clients and growing), with 30+ clients placed in jobs. Created + executed detailed operational plan, delivered trainings.


Feb 2018 - Present

Business Expert Press

Book Author - "What Millennials Really Want From Work and Life"

Preview and ORDER here: https://www.businessexpertpress.com/books/what-millennials-really-want-from-work-life-and-their-career-a-report-from-the-trenches/

Mar 2013 - Present

Master The Talk Consulting

CEO / Top-Rated Executive Leadership Coach

I help mid-career execs access the hidden job market to get their dream job without having a "typical" background AND make 20% more in their new job. Clients have landed jobs, promotions and/or raises at (among many others): Estee Lauder, JP Morgan, UBS, Siemens, Flatiron Health, ZX Ventures (Anheuser Busch), I also help execs to transform into effective leaders, navigate corporate politics, increase productivity and build amazing teams. • My expertise has been featured on NBC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, U.S. News, Wharton Business Radio, Yahoo Finance, Entrepreneur on Fire, Mashable, PBS, BBC, Monster.com, Dice and many other top publications, podcasts and on TV. • My clients have landed interviews at: Deloitte, Adobe, Siemens, Estee Lauder, EY, UBS, BCG, Flatiron Health, Sesame Street, ZX Ventures and many other top employers) • Coached 1300+ Fortune 500 and Startup client execs and mid-career professionals around the U.S. and globally at (among others): Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Pfizer, Deloitte, EY, PWC, IBM, UBS, Citi, The Muse, NATO, World Bank, Stanford School of Medicine, SHARP, Adobe • Expertise in Finance, Consumer Goods, Cosmetics, Healthcare, Consulting, Pharma, Marketing and other industries on talent management strategy, improving internal communication and PR, team management and productivity, leadership and communication skills, successful transition to managing and leading, facilitating internal mobility • Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council and Columbia Coaching Learning Association, Mogul Influencer • Developed a proven, proprietary framework and methodology for internal career coaching, leadership and development focused on mid-career Millennial executives • Built a successful coaching and consulting practice and brand from scratch in 2 years • Engage, project-manage and lead a pipeline of consulting and coaching engagements from proposal through implementation


2006 - 2009

Yeshiva University

JD, Law

Law degree

2000 - 2004

University of Pennsylvania

BA, Biological Basis of Behavior; Anthropology

Honors in Anthropology. National Dean’s List, 2004

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