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Kathy Acierno Baron

Kathy Acierno Baron

Vice President
Strategic Talent Management
Executive and Leadership Coaching
Succession Management
Organization Design and Development
Leadership Development
BA, SUNY Geneseo
MS, Cornell University
Executive & Leadership Coaching, Babson University
Emotional Intelligence 360

Commitment to Clients

Strategic talent management can provide powerful tools to optimize an organization’s talent equation and investing in valuable assets will fuel organizational success. I bring clients innovative and proven solutions to their talent challenges, linking talent acquisition and development to the organization’s strategy and profitability. With deep experience and expertise in all facets of organization, executive, and leadership development, as well as employee engagement, I provide a practitioner’s lens to talent management.


Kathy Acierno Baron is a vice president with Pearl Meyer, where she specializes in talent management issues, including executive leadership development, succession management, and coaching. 

She was previously the director of workforce planning and talent mobility at Harvard University and an executive coach in Harvard’s leadership programs. Kathy was responsible for aligning and leveraging talent acquisition to internal talent mobility and connecting external and internal talent pipelines. She also spent more than 15 years at Avery Dennison Corporation, most recently as the director of leadership and organizational development, where she designed and delivered succession management systems, employee retention strategies, leadership and team development programs, as well as high-potential development programs. She has coached more than 100 executives and senior leaders and is certified to administer and interpret a multitude of assessment instruments for both individual and team development.

Kathy is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where she serves on the Foundation Board, and holds an MILR in Human Resources from Cornell University.

Publications and Presentations By Kathy Acierno Baron

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