WARREN D. HEAPS is currently a Partner with Birches Group LLC, based in New York, a firm specializing in labor market conditions in the developing world. Warren leads the business development efforts for the firm, focused on marketing salary surveys across 147 developing countries, including all of the countries of Africa.
Prior to joining Birches in 2007, Warren was the Director, International Compensation for the Colgate-Palmolive Company, where he had oversight for global mobility and compensation in Colgate’s operating divisions outside the United States. During his tenure, key initiatives in the areas of business simplification, automation, tax planning, compensation design, and global equity planning were successfully undertaken, resulting in significant savings and improved customer service. Earlier in his career, Warren was instrumental in designing many of the initial policies that helped Colgate to staff Central European operations immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union.
Warren has a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Lehman College, and holds both SPHR and CEBS certification. He is the former chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council Expatriate Management Committee, and past president of the Latin America Compensation & Benefits Forum.