Roberto Blain

Roberto serves as Director of Talent Management for the University of Southern California. He has been advising c3 on organizational development and talent management. He is also working on strategic relationships and has supported c3 with recruitment.

Roberto Blain

Roberto began his career on Wall Street in 1979 as a Recruiter for one of the largest banks in the world. He spent the next 15 years in Human Resource leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies. In mid-1990 he began working for the Walt Disney Company as its first Manager of Employee Relations for cast and crew of films including Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan, Dinosaur, Fantasia 2000 and Atlantis.

After Disney, Roberto joined Metafilmics, where he served as Associate Producer on the first large-budget Hollywood film for internet release, The Quantum Project. After The Quantum Project wrapped, he left to direct international talent acquisition at Warner Bros., helping to launch and staff WB offices worldwide. Prior to joining USC, Roberto co-founded and led QuPeople, a provider of talent acquisition training, executive search, strategic planning and team building solutions.

Some of Roberto’s professional interests include exploring the art of leadership in the context of maximizing people’s gifts and talents. He facilitates several weekend workshops that support individuals in finding their calling, including Midlife Awakening: Rities of Passage into the Second Half of Life, The Call: Realizing Your Vision, Grounding Your Mission, and Vocation: Right Livelihood in a Wrong Economy. At USC he currently leads a Talent Management team that is in the process of co-creating a state-of-the-art talent management model that integrates all aspects of leading and managing people at work.

A graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, Roberto is currently completing an Executive Masters in Leadership at the University of Southern California (USC). Upon completion in August of 2009, he will be pursuing a doctorate program in USC’s School of Policy, Planning and Development in the Fall of 2009. Roberto is co-author, along with gay liberation pioneer and Jungian analyst Dr. Donald Kilhefner, of Edging Out , a monthly column on gay consciousness which appears in Frontiers Magazine Los Angeles. Roberto is a member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Heartmath Institute and the Hoffman Institute and has over 15 years experience in the field of transformation.