Naomi Titleman Colla

Founder and Principal – Collaborativity Inc.
Co-Founder – future foHRward

Naomi Titleman Colla is Founder of Collaborativity Inc., a Toronto-based consultancy focused on driving progressive talent strategy in this new world of work.  She has proven success leading teams and collaborating with senior executives and Boards of Directors to develop and implement creative strategies to maximize employee engagement and ultimately drive business impact.

Naomi is also a monthly contributor to the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business and co-founder of future foHRward, whose mission is to engage Human Resources (HR) Leaders through leading-edge content, events, thought leadership and partnerships such as Josh Bersin Academy.


From 2010-2016, Naomi held multiple HR roles at American Express. Most recently (2014-2016), as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Amex Canada, Naomi was responsible for all aspects of the end-to-end employee experience for the Canadian business, which employs ~1500 individuals. Naomi also served as secretary of the HR Committee for the Board of Amex Bank of Canada.

Prior to American Express, Naomi spent 10 years advising Financial Services Institutions, as a consultant in Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services and Human Capital practices, based in New York.

Naomi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University.  She is the winner of the 2016 HR Leader of the Year award (Canadian HR Awards), the 2016 HR Professional of the Year award (National HR Awards) and was named one of HR Reporter’s 2016 Top 25 HR Professionals of the Year.

In her spare time, Naomi serves as a Director on the Board of The Children’s Breakfast Clubs, and enjoys yoga, spinning, discovering new restaurants and spending time with her family. Naomi lives in Toronto with her husband David, her son Nathaniel and her daughter Jory.