Loretta Penn is the former President of Spherion Staffing Services (a division of SFN), a two billion dollar($2.0B) staffing and recruiting company which was acquired by the Randstad Group in 2011. Penn led the company’s largest division, in excess of one billion dollars($1.0B), and was responsible for revenue growth and profitability, service delivery, sales, operations and strategic direction across 500+ company-owned, licensed and franchised offices in North America.
Prior to serving as President of Spherion Staffing, Penn served as Spherion’s Chief Service Excellence Officer, and President of Spherion Legal Staffing along with other senior level positions. Penn brings over 25 years of experience in the staffing industry and 10 years in sales, marketing and executive management positions with the IBM Corporation.
Penn is currently the founder and President of PECC, LLC, an executive coaching and consulting company. Penn works with senior executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals to create greater alignment between business goals, vision and profitability. Her practice focuses on working with professionals who are committed to developing innovative, creative and sustainable solutions in the areas of workforce management, talent acquisition and retention in a diverse global environment.
In alignment with her coaching and consulting practice, Penn is currently an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington, DC in the MSN and Doctoral programs, Nursing Leadership and Executive Management Program.
Penn holds a Bachelor of Science degree from North Texas University and a Certificate of Studies from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for TECO Energy (member of the Compensation and Nomination and Governance committees), The North Highland Company (member of the Audit and Compensation (Chair) committees), and the Global Good Fund. Penn serves as Chairman of the Board for YUPRO, an affiliate of Year Up.