Claude Werder

Vice President/Research Operations and HCM Principal Analyst
Brandon Hall Group


Claude Werder oversees Brandon Hall Group's research and analyst team and serves as a Principal HCM Analyst. He also produces BHG's annual HCM Excellence Conference. Claude directs Brandon Hall Group’s research priorities, contributes research reports on Learning and Talent Management topics and solution providers, and conducts briefings with providers for TotalTech®, Brandon Hall Group’s exclusive database of research data and HCM solution providers, services and products.

Before starting at Brandon Hall Group in September 2012, Claude was Vice President/Editorial and Conferences for LRP Publications for 15 years. In that role, he produced the HR Technology Conference and Expo®, which he helped build from a small conference to the largest event in the world focusing on HR technology. He also produced several other annual national HR events in the private and public sectors. He was also editor-in-chief of LRP’s multi-media products, including subscription web sites and newsletters, e-Learning, videos, books, manuals and webinars, in the fields of human resources, special education, secondary and higher education, federal employment law, sales, customer service, bankruptcy law, and personal injury law.

Before joining LRP in 1997, Claude was a news executive for Gannett Co. Inc., the nation’s largest newspaper publisher. He worked at Gannett Corporate and also was an executive for several newspapers throughout the U.S.

Claude is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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