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Bryan L. Olson

Chief Human Resources Officer
+1.617.261.3171
Fax +1.617.261.3175
Mr. Bryan Olson, Chief Human Resources Officer, is responsible for the overall human capital and talent strategy of the firm, as well as the delivery of human resources services to our firm’s colleagues worldwide.

With over 20 years of professional experience, Bryan previously held HR senior executive positions at Aetna and United Technologies Corporation (UTC). In those roles he gained substantial experience in international HR operations, employee relations, human capital management, M&A, HR consulting, HR information systems, talent development, total rewards, organizational design, HR policy, employment law compliance and process improvement. Prior to joining UTC, he was an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager and Flom, and he also held several positions with Fidelity Investments.

Bryan received the 2016 HR Hero Award from the Five O’Clock Club, a leading national outplacement and career coaching organization, for “elevating the strategic role of HR.” The annual award recognizes the contributions made by individuals in HR in business or the community.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Volunteer, Cradles to Crayons (2014 – 2016)
  • Volunteer, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (2005-2006)
  • Board Member, Boston Theatre Works (2002-2006)
  • Pro bono, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (2001-2002)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Addressing the Gender Balance Math Problem,” JP Morgan Chase, Women on the Move, New York, December 15, 2016
  • Panel Member, “Minding the Gaps in a Post-Performance Rating Environment,” The Five O’Clock Club, New York, June 10, 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “Communication and Management Styles: A 360-Degree Approach,” National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Annual Education Conference, Massachusetts, April 15, 2016
  • Speaker, “Men as Allies in Achieving Gender Balance,” K&L Gates / British Polish Chamber of Commerce, Warsaw (by video conference), November 5, 2015
  • Speaker, “Men as Allies in Achieving Gender Balance,” Connex Group 2015 Legal Executive Sector Meeting, Texas, September 21, 2015
  • Panel Leader, “Extreme HR Makeover,” Connex Group 2015 HR & Employee Benefits Sector Meeting, Texas, September 20, 2015
  • Panel Member, “Best Practices for Terminating Employees with Dignity,” The Five O’Clock Club, New York, April 4, 2014
  • Speaker, “We Just Closed an Acquisition . . . So Now What,” CHRO Exchange, Florida, November 11, 2013