Jennifer Brown, Organizational Development and HR Expert, Mentor and Facilitator
Jennifer Brown is a business-focused Human Resources (HR) leader who knows that a business is only as
strong as its people. Her goal in working with clients is to provide thoughtful, specialized and appropriate business solutions to challenging HR, Leadership, and Organizational Development issues.
Having led major corporate functions and advised executives during steady and turbulent times, she has extensive first-hand experience in driving organizational change at a strategic level and facilitating rapid personal improvement in individuals. She has worked in diverse environments to include financial; banking; government contracting; manufacturing; professional services; consumer goods; real estate; insurance; nonprofits; legal; hospitality; retail; transportation; and utilities.
Jennifer’s unique blend of real world business experience, coupled with over 25 years of HR management, organizational development practice, change management, and project management help her to consistently exceed client expectations.
She spent the first part of her career in Andersen Consulting’s (Accenture) Change Management practice and then held various senior roles at Freddie Mac to include Director, HR Business Partner; Director of Recruiting; and Director of HR Business Operations. For the past 15 years, she has been providing HR and organizational development consulting and advisory services.
Jennifer consults to, coaches, and develops clients on strategic human resources and organizational development related to:
- HR function establishment and turn-around situations;
- strategy and organizational development;
- executive and management leadership development;
- recruiting, selection and hiring;
- performance management;
- HR technology;
- job evaluation, compensation and benefits; and
- employee relations, policies and law compliance.
These engagements have helped clients to increase their business results; improve employee productivity; enhance the attraction, development, and retention of employees; and minimize the risk of employment litigation. In addition, she works directly with leaders to mentor them and help them develop effective leadership and management skills. Ultimately, these engagements better position her clients to achieve their business objectives while strengthening their leadership skills and preventing problems that can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful.
Jennifer is a frequent speaker on HR and Organizational Development topics and has been featured in the Washington Business Report (WJLA-TV), U.S. News & World Report, Business News Daily, monster.com, recuiter.com, and SMART CEO. Jennifer has been an adjunct faculty member with the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where she taught several HR courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. She holds a Master in Business Administration (major in HR and Organizational Development) and Bachelor of Science (major in Personnel/Labor Relations) from the University of Maryland. Jennifer is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR and SHRM-SCP).
As Chief Human Capital Officer of Successful Culture, Jen leads engagements related to the creation and implementation of organizational, executive and management development as well as recruiting, onboarding, and retention strategies to ensure our clients hire, develop and retain the best and most culturally aligned people. She also oversees the company’s internal talent acquisition to ensure we have the very best and brightest organizational strategists available for our clients.