Marjorie Derven

in New Jersey, United States

For 20+ years, I have been working with clients from diverse industry sectors to optimize organizational and individual performance during times of change. My approach to client engagements is holistic, looking at the organization as an ecosystem to understand how multiple dimensions intersect and create solutions that are fit for purpose.

Marjorie Derven

About me

My Areas of Expertise: Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Management, Learning, Business Transformation and Change Management

My Sector Focus: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Food & Beverages, Technology

My Languages: English, rudimentary French

My Education: Master’s from New York University, B.A. from SUNY, graduate of the Columbia University, University of Michigan Advanced Organization Development program.

My Experience:

Organization Effectiveness: Defined the new ways of working for a healthcare company which recently acquired a competitor, synthesizing the best practices of both to create one high performing organization with a shared purpose.

Talent Management: Designed and implemented competency models to define the characteristics that differentiate high performers and embed  this success profile throughout the talent lifecycle: recruiting, selection, onboarding, training, performance management, career development and succession planning.

Learning: Developed core curricula for worldwide General Management at
a life sciences company.

Business Transformation: Led the organization design, change management, learning workstreams and new ways of working for a consumer products transformation to a corporate shared services model.

Change Management: Supported the processes, communications and stakeholder management for an organization undergoing digital transformation to accelerate adoption and sustainability.