Prior careers include being an archaeologist,
carpenter, bartender in a dry town
and academic researcher.

# of hair colors in the last year.

Grows organic vegetables in an extensive,
custom built garden but doesn’t eat them.

devra keenan

Associate, Consulting Services


Devra brings a Talent and HR perspective to help clients develop their total workforce strategy. Leveraging over 20 years of experience in a wide range of roles, Devra helps clients take a holistic approach to how they define, attract, engage and enable a blended workforce comprised of employees and non-employees ranging from independent contractors to open-source talent. She has passion for designing innovative solutions for her clients that are agile, integrated, and data-driven so that they can achieve their business objectives. As the head of Talent Acquisition operations for a Fortune 100 company, Devra transformed the way the company’s contingent workforce was procured, managed and paid for. By nearly any measure, this contingent workforce program was deemed enormously successful - manager satisfaction, time saved, better quality talent, risk mitigation and cost savings (saving $24M over the first 5 years of the program).

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phone: (212) 448-1845
New York, US

areas of expertise
  • Total Talent Workforce Strategy Development and Optimization
  • Contingent Workforce Design and Management
  • Critical Workforce Definition and Segmentation
  • Integrated Talent Analytics
  • Leadership Development & Executive Coaching
speaking engagements/attending events

Feel free to reach out to discuss future speaking opportunities, panel discussions and workshops via info@brightfieldstrategies or call us on +1.212.448.1845