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Future of HR for a Truly Digital Organization



Kieran Nolan is the Founder and CEO of The Nolan Group a strategy and transformation consulting firm.

Prior to this he was with AT&T for 39+ years.  His last assignment was Vice President – Human Resources supporting AT&T’s Mobility and Entertainment organization.  Organizations supported include AT&T’s Content Acquisition, Strategy and Business Development, Technology, Consumer Marketing Broadband and Entertainment, Postpaid and Prepaid Wireless and Over-the-top streaming.  Kieran also had responsibility for AT&T’s Management Compensation for the 120,000 domestic and international managers in AT&T. In addition, he managed AT&T’s Policy organization responsible for all policies impacting AT&T’s employee base.

Past positions include Vice President Construction and Engineering, Vice President and General Manager for the Los Angeles Market area, Vice President Marketing for AT&T’s 14 million Broadband customers, Vice President for AT&T’s initial entertainment platform – Uverse, Vice President for Corporate Strategy, and Vice President for wireless and wireline operations in the Western United States.  Kieran was also Vice President for Service Operations, SBC West and implemented new processes and tools to enhance the overall customer experience. In addition, he was Sales Vice President for SBC/Pacific Bell’s Health Care Market group and Shared Service Provider organizations. In this role he had national responsibility for all sales and service for healthcare accounts as well as Internet network providers.  He was also the AT&T Executive liaison to DirecTV, Dish Network, early Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. 

Kieran has been responsible for over $2.5 billion in annual capital expenditures, $500 million in annual expense, and $2.8 billion in annual revenue generation.  He has managed organizations as large as 6500 people.

Kieran has extensive experience in development of wireline, wireless and out-of-territory applications.  He created Pacific Bell’s out-of-franchise organization (CLEC) in 1996 and led the efforts to enter non-traditional Pacific Bell markets throughout California.  He was involved in the creation of early health information networks in California.

He held previous positions as Regional Marketing Manager for data communications and data sales, Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Capital Budgeting Director and Technical Support Director.

Kieran received his B.A. in Economics from UCLA in 1981 and his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in 1989.  He is a graduate of USC’s Management Development Program in Health Care. He has served on numerous not-for-profit Boards including Board of Director for St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Los Angeles, Board Member – Junior Achievement Los Angeles, Board Member – Los Angeles Boy Scouts, UCLA Dean’s Advisory Board, Board of Director for the National Health Foundation and Trustee for Woodbury University.  Kieran has additional experience as a Director for a for-profit corporation, Akimbo Inc.

Kieran is married to Patricia and they have two married sons and two grandchildren.