Ms. Piest is a seasoned human resources professional with experience in retail, consumer packaged goods, distribution and marketing businesses. She is proficient in process improvement, organizational change and communication, with expertise in strategic planning and talent management. Her exemplary project management skills have allowed Ms. Piest to deliver high-quality results — in a timely manner — in all her roles.
Ms. Piest has led HR and operational teams at Marshalls, Inc. and The Marketing Store Worldwide, while serving on their executive teams. She linked profitable business strategies with talent management and acquisition, while staying dedicated to talent development and succession planning. At the Havi Group, Inc., she led technology-driven change among three divisions, while instituting a Global Leadership Development Program for future leaders of the business.
Ms. Piest holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Advertising from Indiana University, and a Senior Professional Human Resources certification form HRCI/SHRM (Human Resource Certification Institute/Society for Human Resource Management).