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Jeri Herman

Chief People Officer

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Jeri Herman is a seasoned human resources executive, currently serving as Chief People Officer at Cengage Group. With over 25 years of experience in HR leadership roles, Jeri has a proven track record of developing and implementing innovative talent and HR strategies that drive business success and create a positive and engaging employee experience.

At Cengage Group, Jeri is responsible for leading the company's global HR function, including talent acquisition, talent strategy and management, compensation and benefits, employee engagement and HR operations. She works closely with the executive leadership team to align HR strategies with the company's overall business objectives and foster a culture of innovation and collaboration. Jeri and members of her team are also responsible for driving our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) strategy, focused on the overall employee experience. As a testament to their hard work, Cengage Group has received a number of industry recognitions highlighting the company’s culture, engagement and employee experience, including being named a Glassdoor Best Places to Work.   

Prior to joining Cengage Group, Jeri spent most of her career in senior HR and Operations roles at BCG (The Boston Consulting Group). She has extensive experience in organizational design, talent development and change management, and has a proven track record of driving successful HR transformations. Jeri holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lafayette College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She holds the SHRM-SCP certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is currently pursuing her coaching certification from The Hudson Institute of Coaching. Jeri is based out of Boston, Massachusetts.