Margaretta Noonan founded noonanWorks after lengthy management experience with global Fortune 500 companies in the retail and professional services industries. She has a proven ability to identify issues in complex organizations and implement effective solutions.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Ms. Noonan was the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Hudson Global, Inc, a worldwide recruitment and staffing company. Before joining Hudson, Ms. Noonan was the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Monster Worldwide, Inc., the parent company of Monster.com. Her career in the retail sector included senior level roles at Lord & Taylor, Kohl’s, Best Products and Thalhimers (Carter Hawley Hales Stores).
During her corporate career, Ms. Noonan participated in the leadership of a high growth organization (Kohl’s), an acquirer of more than 100 firms (Monster), a Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Best Products), a company closure (Carter Hawley Hale), and a successful public-company spin off (Hudson).
Ms. Noonan’s television appearances include CNNfn, Extra!, the Oxygen network and interviews with print media such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Working Woman Magazine. She has spoken at the Leadership Summit of the Legal Marketing Association, the International Quality & Productivity Center, Columbia University Graduate School, and the Global Summit of Women, among others.
Her professional and civic affiliations have included Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board, the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Consulting Group (Chair of the Governance Committee), the Global Summit of Women (member of the International Planning Committee) and Enterprising Women Magazine (advisory board)
A runner, cook and devoted “puppy mom” to Lulu, Ms. Noonan meditates regularly, scuba dives when she can and loves to read the great literary classics.