UNT HR Collaborative

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:30pm

Bridging the gap between HR practice and research.

Networking: 11:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Event: 11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center & Spa, 7600 John Q Hammons Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

Join HR professionals from around the DFW Metroplex for a luncheon, guest speaker and roundtable discussions.

Guest Speaker: 

Jeff Friant, Vice President, Global Human Resources, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Topic: An HR Life Well-Lived: One Professional’s Journey

Learn about the experiences and insights of a global HR leader that shaped his development, career choices and success.


Jeff Friant is a global Human Resources executive who blends great insights about people and culture with business acumen. Throughout his career, Jeff has been instrumental in helping businesses like Pottery Barn, West Elm, Levi’s and Dockers be powerhouse brands that attract, retain and inspire top talent. Jeff is passionate about helping people and teams be successful at work to achieve outstanding business results. As the Vice President-Global Talent for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Jeff provides HR leadership for multiple countries in Asia Pacific and Europe. He is especially proud of the talented HR professionals that he has the opportunity to coach and develop around the globe.

Jeff has a B.S. from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Texas and resides is San Francisco, California.