Talent Strategy Consultant, Formerly Realogy Holdings Corp. and Chubb Insurance
Seetha Speeney brings over 20 years of leadership experience in organizational development to her current role as a global talent strategy and practice consultant to firms and transition strategy consultant to female executives. She is the former head of talent planning, talent acquisition, and talent management, as well as corporate human resources for Realogy, the global multi-brand real estate and relocation services provider. During which, Speeney led the development and implementation of strategic human capital initiatives across Realogy’s business units and world-renowned brands including Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate®, Century 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Corcoran®, ERA®, and Sotheby’s International Realty® to achieve a significant increase in net income and receive numerous accolades as a great place to work and a LinkedIn top company for career growth.
Speeney’s responsibilities included building Realogy’s leadership assessment and development, succession planning, review and rating, coaching, promotion, engagement, acquisition, executive search, and workforce planning practices. Speeney also led several organizational design initiatives that successfully increased operating efficiency, employee engagement, diversity, and women in leadership roles.
Throughout her career Speeney has focused on ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion within every practice she builds, as well as in her organizational design work. She has done this through leadership accountability, facilitated processes, technology, as well as a whole lot of covert work to mitigate for human bias.
Prior to joining Realogy in 2015 as its first head of talent management, Speeney held various leadership positions in global talent acquisition, talent management, leadership development, and HR within the insurance industry and government. This included three years on Chubb Insurance’s Multicultural Development Council, as an advisor to diversity initiatives and chair of the company’s biennial leadership development conference for minority executives. Speeney began her career focused on the financial empowerment of women as an economic development advisor in the Peace Corps, before shifting to focus on the development, growth, and success of women in corporate roles.
Speeney has her undergraduate degree in women’s studies from Rutgers University and graduate degree focused on finance from New York University. Speeney also holds several certifications in talent assessment and development programs, as well as change management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in Ireland with friends and family, as well as creating unique travel experiences for her two daughters to foster an appreciation of differing cultures and the environment.