Jane Marvin

Coach and HR Consultant

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Jane Marvin is an accomplished Human Resources professional with more than 35 years of rich experience building teams and leading people through organizational transitions. Throughout her professional career, Jane helped organizations deliver results by aligning HR practices with business strategies and designing integrated systems to attract, engage, develop, and retain talent.

As Chief People Officer at Peet’s Coffee in Berkeley, California, Jane was hired to support the new CEO in realigning and launching people strategies and evolving Peet's culture to drive stronger company performance. Prior to Peet’s, Jane held roles as Chief People Officer for Solazyme, a San Francisco biotech, and Head of HR for Ross Stores. Hired to improve HR effectiveness, Jane spent 8 years leading senior executive succession planning, building leadership capability, and driving performance while transforming systems, process, and procedures to drive productivity improvement.

Earlier roles include: Executive Vice President of Human Resources for AT&T Wireless in Seattle, Washington where Jane led the HR organization from launch/split of the company from AT&T through its acquisition by Cingular Wireless in 2005, Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Covad Communications, and HR Vice President at Ameritech (now AT&T), where her responsibilities included business transformation, culture change, and executive and leadership development. Jane also held HR positions at PepsiCo and Data General Corporation early in her career.

Jane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Sussex in England, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and completed the Advanced Program in Organization Development and Human Resources at Columbia University.

Jane is now enjoying retirement as a leadership coach, HR consultant, board member, and community volunteer. Her experience includes prior board positions with Intelligentsia Coffee, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, Special Olympics, and Junior Achievement plus she served on the University of Washington Executive Education Advisory Board, San Jose Jobs Development Council and as Trustee, Devon Marvin Music Foundation. She has held multiple leadership positions with local non profits and community organizations and recently completed training as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in Southern Virginia.