Anne deBruin Sample

Anne deBruin Sample

Anne deBruin Sample Chief Executive Officer, Navigate Forward

A former HRPA member, Anne is an experienced business and HR leader with a proven track record of developing top talent and leading business-building transformation. A thought leader on leadership development and talent management, her insights are regularly featured in HR Director Magazine, Kiplinger, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, Recruiting Daily and other outlets.  

As CEO of Navigate Forward, Anne leads a seasoned team of consultants who deliver highly customized career transition, legacy planning and board readiness services to Senior executives.  Navigate Forward is a boutique outplacement firm and certified women-owned business focused exclusively on senior leaders.

Prior to joining Navigate Forward in 2019, Anne held key HR leadership positions including serving as the CHRO for PepsiAmericas, Thrivent Financial and Caribou Coffee and Bagels.  Anne currently serves on the board of directors for MyMeds, a company that provides Employers and Health Plans with digital tools needed to ensure medication adherence. 

A natural connector, Anne is recognized for her ability to reframe problems, identify new solutions, manage through change, and share her candid perspective. She is qualified to advise CEOs, HR leaders and boards of directors on outplacement, career transition, succession planning and talent management.