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James Kerpan, Senior Vice President Human Resources

James Kerpan

Senior Vice President Human Resources

James Kerpan

Senior Vice President Human Resources
+1 414 5246929
+1 414 2390505

Milwaukee

777 E Wisconsin Ave
Suite 3150
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-273-0880

Professional Experience

Jim leads the Human Resources function for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions. He is responsible for ensuring an effective and competitive talent solution for GWS’ 40,000 employee workforce. Jim is also a member of CBRE’s HR Leadership Team which manages Human Resources policy for its 71,000 employees around the globe.
 
In his 27 years in the Human Resources field, Jim has led HR industry consulting and services businesses, and also managed internal human resources within employers. Jim’s passion for the GWS business is rooted in his deep experience in the outsourcing space which includes roles as outsourcing Account Leader, Solutions Leader, and Outsourcing Strategy roles. Prior to joining GWS Jim led the North America HR services market and BPO-Wide Transformation Strategy for Wipro Technologies. He was also a partner in Hewitt Associates’ HR Consulting and Outsourcing businesses.
 
Prior to his current position, Jim was Vice President Human Resources, Johnson Controls where he led the People Strategy and Performance function globally. His experience in GWS also includes leading HR for the Global Life Sciences business, and the Americas Region HR function.
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Professional Associations

  • Human Capital Institute
  • Society for Human Resource Management

EDUCATION 

  • Master Certificate, Business, Organizational Leadership, Villanova University
  • Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University​

James Kerpan

Senior Vice President Human Resources
+1 414 5246929
+1 414 2390505

Milwaukee

777 E Wisconsin Ave
Suite 3150
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-273-0880