Chief People Officer
Eric Bacolas is the Chief People Officer at W2O Group. For the past 20 years, Eric has been helping disruptive businesses rethink their People strategies to achieve incredible results. Currently, his focus is on building the companies talent, achieving better clarity around roles, improving internal communication, and providing order and organization to accelerate healthy scaling.
Marrying the tenets of brand-building and CRM with organizational behavior and design, Eric’s approach to People/Talent Practices has been influenced by his earlier career in marketing. His passion and expertise is working with growth-stage companies or more established businesses undergoing change and transformation, with the goal of molding and designing corporate culture, structure, and policy to improve talent engagement, productivity, and optimize business outcomes.
Most recently Eric was the Vice President of People and Performance Conductor, Inc. where he was responsible for leveraging People and Operations to accelerate the growth and business performance at Conductor, a leader in web presence management technology.
Prior to joining Conductor, Eric served as the Chief People Officer for 360i – a digital media agency – helping the company quadruple in size and become Agency of the Year for 2 consecutive years as well as a Crain’s and Ad Age Best-Place-to-Work company. Prior to that, he led the talent function supporting a group of media and marketing companies under the Interpublic Group – among them DraftFCB, ID Media and R/GA.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Communications from FIT, is a certified SPHR and SHRM-SCP, and is an avid Urban Gardener.