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Linda Brenner

Linda Brenner started Designs on Talent (www.designsontalent.com) in 2004 with the vision of helping business leaders improve talent results. She then founded Skillsify, Inc. (www.skillsify.com) in 2012 as a way to scale and improve hiring and retention results. The firms’ clients include great brands such as Coca-Cola, IHG, Amazon, Expedia, AT&T, Chick-fil-A, L’Oreal, Ogilvy, and Turner Broadcasting. Linda is also the coauthor of Talent Valuation: Accelerate Market Capitalization through Your Most Important Asset (Pearson, 2015, available on Amazon.com).


Linda’s innovative, results-oriented approach is coupled with a bias for action and a focus on measurable results. This same orientation is reflected throughout her team of talent acquisition, talent management, and finance experts.


Prior to founding Designs on Talent, Linda spent her professional career leading talent acquisition and talent management teams for Gap, Pepsi/Pizza Hut, and Home Depot. Linda had a variety of roles at The Home Depot before leading the company’s retail talent acquisition function. In addition to centralizing TA for the first time in the company’s history, under Linda’s leadership, Home Depot became the largest government contractor in the United States and forged first-of-their-kind partnerships with AARP, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Labor.


Linda holds a Master of Arts degree in Labor and Employment Relations and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Judaic Studies, both from University of Cincinnati. She and her family live in Atlanta.


You can reach Linda at: linda@skillsify.com.