Leadership Team

Senior Director, Leadership Development

Helen Materazzi

Helen has over 25 years of experience in global talent management, executive development and organization effectiveness. Having held senior HR roles in global organizations, she understands the challenges business leaders face and rapidly uncovers ways to turn inertia into action. Adept at diagnosing complex organizational needs, Helen designs and delivers practical solutions that incorporate best practices and cover a wide range of business operational and functional areas.

She has extensive experience assessing and coaching leaders and high-potential talent, facilitating strategy sessions and executive retreats, designing high-impact leadership development programs, accelerating team performance and driving organizational change. Helen is certified in organization development tools and techniques, including 360-degree feedback instruments, leadership assessment tools, succession planning methodologies, action learning and appreciative inquiry facilitation methods, and proven approaches for rapid implementation of strategic initiatives.

She is a magna cum laude graduate of Rider University and studied at the University of Graz, Austria. She is proficient in German.

Helen lives on the Jersey shore with her husband, son, 100-lb. chocolate Labrador Retriever and feisty African Grey parrot. She plays the piano and loves all beach-related activities.


Current Developmental Goal: Staying abreast of innovative leadership development approaches in organizations undergoing transformational change.

Personal Goal: Helen and her family are taking up saltwater fly fishing and look forward to bonefishing the flats.

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