Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Cindy is a noted human resources expert who has helped improve the talent management and recruiting efforts of numerous organizations. She has led leadership development and executive assessment initiatives and designed the talent review and succession planning processes for a variety of institutions in both the for-profit and nonprofit spheres. Cindy also consults with founder-led organizations to effectively navigate board-directed transitions. Her succession planning strategies are born from her first-hand experience of executive leadership transition. While leading development for the highly entrepreneurial Home Depot, a Fortune 20 company and the world’s second largest retailer, she effectively transitioned the company to the new CEO’s process-intensive leadership culture. Prior to launching her consulting career, Cindy led both the Talent Management and Talent Acquisition functions during her eleven-year tenure with The Home Depot. Cindy is a frequent speaker for business and industry groups and has been quoted in The New York Times, Business Week, Staffing Management, CNN Money and other leading business and industry publications. Cindy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.