Q1 2019 | Contributors2019-01-07T17:59:06+00:00


Our thought leaders share their expertise and unique, informed insights into how companies can harness innovative talent acquisition strategies to drive greater business value and results.

Linda Brenner

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Talent Growth Advisors

Linda leads client success efforts for Talent Growth Advisors – and gets personally involved in talent strategy design, talent acquisition/talent management process improvement work, and skills assessment and development. She’s passionate about defining what “good” looks like and taking concrete, measurable and staged steps to get there. Linda spent the early part of her career in a variety of operations and talent management roles. She worked in a variety of positions at The Gap, Pepsi and Home Depot before starting her first business – an earlier iteration of Talent Growth Advisors – in 2003. Linda holds an MA in Labor and Employment Relations and a BA in Judaic Studies, both from the University of Cincinnati.

Chad Getchell

Leader of Innovation

Chad Getchell is a Leader on PeopleScout’s Innovations & Implementation Team, with product ownership responsibilities for Affinix™. Chad joined PeopleScout in January of 2018 after serving in a product leadership role with Automatic Data Processing (ADP), overseeing systems development for their recruiting business. Chad is a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and holds an MBA from Clarkson University, with a focus on Operations Management.

Lee Griffiths

Talent Insight and Attraction Manager, Candidate Generation

Lee Griffiths joined the PeopleScout team from Nationwide Building Society where he spent five years heading up the Brand and Attraction team. He now manages our marketing, insight and social media teams helping to shape the strategy for attraction for all of our UK resourcing clients. Lee works across all clients in the UK making sure that we make the best of truly multi-channel attraction methods to find the right talent for your brand at the right time, and at the right price.

Jenn Knippenberg

Global Leader, Client Strategy

Jenn Knippenberg is the Global Leader, Client Strategy for PeopleScout, where she is focused on optimizing our client delivery operations by evaluating and creating strategies that focus on people, process and technology. Jenn has over 17 years of direct talent acquisition expertise specializing in strategic recruitment, account delivery and integrated solutions serving in a variety of roles within RPO, MSP, staffing and corporate recruiting. Jenn began her recruiting career in the corporate environment and later recruited, implemented and managed a variety of accounts, which enabled her to build and deliver customized solutions based on individual client needs.

Tom McGuire

Founder, Managing Partner, Talent Growth Advisors

Tom clarifies the links among business value, intellectual capital and talent, like few others can. His rare breadth of experience across multiple fields and industries lends a unique depth of insight to his role. Upon graduating from college with a degree in accounting, Tom volunteered with the Peace Corps in El Salvador, advising agricultural co-ops. He went on to earn his CPA license and gain more than 30 years of executive business experience at companies including Coopers & Lybrand, The Coca-Cola Company, Revlon and Zyman Marketing Group.

Simon Wright

Managing Partner, Advisory Services

Simon Wright, Managing Partner, Advisory Services at PeopleScout, brings together PeopleScout’s broad capabilities around employer branding, assessment, insight and diversity. Simon and his team design and execute strategies and programs that make a tangible contribution to improved organizational performance. Simon joined PeopleScout through the acquisition of TMP Holdings LTD, an independent UK RPO, resourcing and employer branding company. Prior to working with PeopleScout, Simon spent time in both agency and in-house roles in the UK and Australia spanning a variety of sectors.


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