Talent Systems Analyst and Advisory Practice Manager
The Newman Group, A Futurestep Company
As Talent Systems Analyst and Advisory Practice Manager for The Newman Group, Madeline
Laurano applies her experience as an industry analyst and thought leader to lead the company’s
continuing growth in the area of Talent Management Technology Evaluation and related strategy.
Prior to joining The Newman Group, Ms. Laurano was a Principal Analyst at Bersin and
Associates, where she created, developed and led the Talent Acquisition practice area. She
developed numerous industry studies, research reports, case studies and research bulletins
around talent acquisition and talent management. She has also been a frequent speaker at
industry events and conferences, delivering presentations on best practices and key trends. In
addition, she conducted monthly webinars for the Bersin membership program and vendors such
as MrTed, Plateau, Stepstone Solutions, Saba, and iCIMS.
Prior to Bersin, she was research director at ERE Media where she was involved in the research
of annual reports including the Talent Acquisition Systems Buyer’s Guide and Recruiters Rate
Advertising Effectiveness report. She also created the ERE Webinar Series.
Ms. Laurano holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Boston