About noonanWorks

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.

noonanWorks Fundamentals

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
  • Explosive growth

She communicates effectively from the mailroom to the boardroom, and from salespeople to CEOs. Her writing and speaking experiences include:

  • CNNfn
  • Columbia University
  • Enterprising Women Magazine
  • Extra
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Oxygen
  • Fortune
  • 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.