Grant Thornton names Brenda Wagner as Chief People and Culture Officer

Grant Thornton LLP has named Brenda Wagner its new chief people and
culture officer (CPCO). Wagner joins the advisory, tax and audit firm,
effective Monday.

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“At Grant Thornton, our people-first culture is integral to our unique
‘Status Go’ brand,” said Mike McGuire, Grant Thornton’s chief executive
officer. “Brenda’s passion for driving high performance, coupled with
her enthusiasm about our culture, makes her an ideal addition to our
team. And her commitment to challenging convention and thinking in new
ways is perfect for Grant Thornton.”

As the firm’s CPCO, Wagner will report to McGuire and be responsible for
all aspects of Grant Thornton’s People & Culture organization. This
includes talent recruiting and retention strategy, capacity and resource
management, people operations and analytics, learning and organizational
effectiveness, people experience, and people and culture transformation

“Grant Thornton has an outstanding reputation – with a focus on culture
and innovation,” said Wagner. “I look forward to joining its work to
help clients transform and think in new ways.”

Wagner joins Grant Thornton after nearly four and a half years at IQVIA
(formerly QuintilesIMS), where she led compensation and benefits, global
talent, and global talent acquisition. In her most recent role there,
she served as the human resources senior vice president of R&D
Solutions, IQVIA’s largest business unit. Prior to IQVIA, Wagner had a
20-year tenure at IBM, where she held strategic roles across various
business units and centers of excellence, culminating in her appointment
as human resources vice president for Global Technology Services North
America in 2010.

Wagner is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received both her
bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human resources
management. She is a member of the Triangle Chief Human Resources

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revenues in excess of $1.7 billion and operates 59 offices, works with a
broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government
agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.

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