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Kathleen Quinn Votaw    

CEO, Author, People Strategist, Cultural Alignment & Engagement Strategist

Kathleen Quinn Votaw is CEO of TalenTrust, which is revolutionizing how companies find, keep, and grow great people. After nearly two decades of earning accolades in the staffing industry, Kathleen determined that traditional models don’t always serve the best interest of clients—especially rapidly growing companies. She vowed to disrupt the stagnant staffing/recruiting industry.

In 2003, Kathleen launched TalenTrust to act as a strategic partner in helping companies Solve the People Puzzle™. The firm’s expert team collaborates closely with executives to identify the root causes—and often interrelated issues—behind a company’s human capital challenges. Clients of TalenTrust achieve a positive culture and attract employees who are aligned with leadership’s vision.

The firm’s solutions include People Puzzle Gap Analysis, Cultural Alignment & Engagement Strategies, Assessments, Outsourced Strategic Recruitment, Compensation Analysis, Behavioral Interviewing, Onboarding, and Systems and Processes for Efficiency.

Kathleen’s first book, Solve the People Puzzle; How High-Growth Companies Attract and Retain Top Talent was published in 2016.

Kathleen speaks to CEOs about trends in talent and how to develop a people strategy. Additionally, she writes a monthly column on culture, leadership and people for CoBiz Magazine.

Speech Topics


COMPANY CULTURE: Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining People

· 60% say this limits their companies potential · 50% report unfilled positions · 46% have trouble finding qualified people · 24% have trouble finding a good fit

HUMAN RESOURCE: Recruitment Strategic Solution

· Frustration occurs because critical positions are open too long or never filled · Many companies experience the high cost of turnover because of bad hiring decisions · Is your HR team stretched thin and focused primarily on tactical issues related to compensation, benefits, policies, etc. · Many companies struggle to find and keep talented people as the market gets more competitive · Are you wondering how to attract Millennial employees

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