Zarena has more than 27 years of demonstrated success in Human Resources. She enjoys being completely hands-on and partnering with organizations to facilitate and implement aligned solutions. Zarena’s professional background includes multi-unit/multi-state for restaurant, live entertainment venues, specialty retail, film/entertainment, and various other industries. As a seasoned recruitment and talent acquisition specialist, Zarena has served as a member and resource to executive team leaders on company-wide diversity initiatives/programs.
Prior to joining BPM, Zarena worked in several start-up organizations building structure where Human Resources was completely non-existent, as well as well-established organizations rich in tradition where she introduced unconventional and innovative change.
Zarena’s knowledge and experience involved delivery of HR services including employee relations, sexual harassment investigations, training, recruiting, compensation, administration, performance management, compliance and DE&I. Zarena believes that understanding the core of the business, its culture and its people is the key to leading change successfully.
Zarena also takes great pride in serving communities through volunteer work, including serving as a career and leadership mentor to youth, assisting non-profit organizations in building their HR structure, and working with survivors of human trafficking with resume writing and interview skills. She also enjoys volunteering with her family at Feed My Starving Children.
Zarena enjoys spontaneous weekend adventures with her family, with most being new, unique, or historical destinations, and always with a coffee cup in hand!
- Member – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Member – SHRM Voice of Work Research Panel
- Member – Center for Creative Leadership
- Member – John Maxwell Leadership Speakers
- Member – Empowered Living DEI License Holders