noonanWorks is a certified woman-owned business through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). With more than 20 years of senior experience in complex global organizations, founder Margaretta Noonan brings a commercial approach to a business’s unique needs. Her deep background in the people-related areas of financial success allows her to develop solutions tailored to specific businesses at specific stages of their evolution.
Whatever the client challenge, noonanWorks is committed to a set of fundamental core values. These beliefs are the non-negotiable “DNA” of noonanWorks:
Insight– You can count on the advice we give you. It will shed light on your assumptions and on the strategies and tactics you are using.
Clarity– Our feedback is clear, direct and specific, and delivered so it can be understood and acted on.
Humor– Growing a business is serious work, but it doesn’t have to be gloomy. Humor can lead to fresh ways of looking at old problems. Laughter helps.
Empathy– Outside of our families and friends, the most important thing to most of us is our career. We never lose sight of how much our work matters to real people.
Learn More About Margaretta
Before founding noonanWorks, Margaretta Noonan had extensive senior management experience with several global companies, notably:
Hudson Global, Inc. (HSON) – Chief Administrative Officer
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW) – Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Kohl's Corp (KSS) – Vice President, Human Resources
Through these and other positions, she experienced firsthand:
More than 100 company acquisitions
A public company spinoff/IPO
A Chapter 11 bankruptcy
A company closure
Several CEO transitions
Dramatic market contractions
She communicates effectively from the mailroom to the boardroom, and from salespeople to CEOs. Her writing and speaking experiences include:
Enterprising Women Magazine
The Wall Street Journal
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Women in Cable Tellecommunications
Always active outside the workplace, Margaretta has had affiliations with:
Women's Leadership Board, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University
International Planning Committee, Global Summit of Women
Board of Directors, VCG Governance Matters
Advisory Board, Enterprising Women
After years in Richmond, Milwaukee and New York City, Margaretta, a summa cum laude graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, now happily lives in beautiful Westerly, Rhode Island. She is married to Jack Noonan, president emeritus of Bloomfield College, with whom she practices the art of work-life integration.