Panel Discussion: Retention of Top Talent

Panel Discussion: Retention of Top Talent

Panel Discussion 

SPEAKERS

Colin Beynon

Colin Beynon
Vice President of Human Resources

DHL Express U.S.

Colin has over 20 years of Operational and Human Resources Management experience. He joined the DHL Express UK Operations Management Team in 1996, and went on to successfully lead HR teams in the UK Hubs & Gateways division.  He moved to the U.S. organization in 2011 as HR Director of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky ( CVG) Hub and was subsequently promoted to head up the HR function for the Americas Network Operations group. In June  2017 he took on his current role and is currently based at the corporate office in Plantation, Florida and is a member of the DHL U.S. Management Board.

Dave DeFreitas

Dave DeFreitas
Group CFO, Corporate Services

Caterpillar Inc.

Dave is Group CFO for Corporate Services at Caterpillar.  He has been with Caterpillar for 28 years and has held 17 Accounting and General Business roles in Peoria and Aurora, IL and Leicester, England.  His current responsibilities include:  Providing leadership to the Business Managers and financial reporting teams who support Finance Services, Human Services, Global Information Services, and the Global Supply Network Divisions at Caterpillar.  Dave’s team also oversees Board of Directors advance material preparation, supports the quarterly financial release, and provides direct support for the Company CFO.  

 

After graduating from Bradley University with a B.S. in Accounting in 1987, Dave started his career in Public Accounting before moving to Caterpillar.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and has his MBA from Northern Illinois University (1994).

 

Outside of work, Dave chairs the National Council of Advisors to the Foster College of Business at Bradley University and is a past chair and current member of the Department of Accounting Advisory Council at Bradley.  He is the Treasurer of his fraternity Housing Corporation (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) and he is Vice Chair for the Illinois High School Association State Basketball championship steering committee.  In 2015, Dave and his wife Co-Chaired the Passage to India Easter Seals Fundraising Banquet and Leadership Summit and is a past Co-Chair of the Central Illinois annual Easter Seals fundraising campaign.  He has also co-authored two articles in professional magazines (“Getting Lean and Mean at Caterpillar with Activity Based Management” published in the January, 2013 issue of Strategic Finance Magazine, and “Changing Performance Measures at Caterpillar” in the December, 1996 issue of Management Accounting Magazine).