Mary Olson-Menzel is Founder and CEO of MVP Executive Search & Development, a national talent acquisition, leadership development and organizational management consultancy with offices in New York City and Chicago.
Before starting her company in 2012, Mary was a partner at two leading executive search firms and spent a decade at Tribune Company as Managing Director leading a team of 40+ human capital professionals. She started her career as a television reporter, where her innate curiosity and ability to connect with people paved the way to her life’s work: helping leaders’ channel what inspires them into more fulfilling and successful personal and professional journeys. As a seasoned leadership coach, Mary works with both companies and individuals to unlock potential that improves business performance and catalyzes growth. Her SparkinSight Coaching method brings an “outside-in” perspective that nurtures teamwork among business leaders and helps established, mid-career professionals reconnect to what fuels their passion so they can lead with greater authenticity and effectiveness.
A breast cancer survivor herself, Mary dedicates significant time and energy to a variety of cancer-related charities including one that she founded: MVP Yoga for a Cure. She also served as Chapter Chair and Coaching Facilitator for the Women Presidents Organization (WPO).