Linda Brenner and Tom McGuire are Co-Authors of the book "Talent Valuation".
Linda Brenner is founder and CEO of both Designs on Talent, an HR consulting firm, and Skillsify, an HR technology company. Together, the firms deliver talent strategy consulting services, talent acquisition process improvement and talent tools. Prior to starting Designs on Talent in 2004, Brenner led Talent Acquisition and Talent Management teams for Gap, Pepsi, and Home Depot. She brings energy and humor – coupled with a bias for action and high quality results – to a wide range of HR speaking engagements. Brenner holds a Master of Arts degree in Labor and Employment Relations and lives with her family in Atlanta, GA.
With over 30 years of business experience, Tom McGuire specializes in Talent Strategy, Executive Coaching and Talent Acquisition at Designs on Talent. Growing up in the Finance function at Coca-Cola, McGuire eventually led Finance in the company’s German Division, after being involved in the marketing management team, and talent acquisition for all talent in North America. In 1999 McGuire took on the role of managing the development of a market level strategy and integration plan for Peru, following the company’s acquisition of Inca Cola. In 2000, McGuire joined Zyman Marketing Group as Chief Operating Officer. Following Zyman Marketing Group, he formed a consulting venture, Human Capital Formation, LLC, where he provided consulting services that guided the redesign of human resources functions and processes. In 2003, McGuire joined Revlon, Inc., serving as Chief Financial Officer and then as President, Revlon International. McGuire rejoined The Coca-Cola Company in 2007 as Group Director, Global Talent Acquisition, a position he held until joining Designs on Talent in 2013.