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Bentley Lewis

Edward Cruz

Head of North America

About Edward Cruz

Edward Cruz is Head of North America at Bentley Lewis.

Edward is a global leader in talent acquisition and executive search with over 20 years of experience in HR tech, recruitment marketing, and change management. He is a sought-after speaker on HR topics, focusing on talent acquisition, development, and measurement. Edward has a proven track record of transforming data into actionable insights and is a trusted advisor to business leaders and ExCo level.

Edward's executive search experience includes serving as the Global Group Director of Talent Acquisition for GroupM, the Media Investment Management arm of WPP. In this role, he partnered with C-suite across 15 affiliated companies in GroupM, focusing on executive search and professional services. He was responsible for managing and delivering $3 million in cost avoidance via search work in seven months and developing a pipeline of talent from key competitors.

Before his executive search role, Edward was the Director of Global Recruitment Lead, Data Science, Product, and Technology at GroupM, where he oversaw all data science, technical recruiting and led team management across the business. He also served as a practice leader for talent acquisition, advanced analytics & technology, and as the Head of Programs, Talent Acquisition.

Edward has a global mindset and multi-cultural operating experience. He is a leader of P&L, people, and projects, majoring in talent acquisition and executive search, and minoring in HR tech, recruitment marketing, and change management. Edward has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University at Albany.