NEW YORK, March 8, 2021 – O’Neill Consulting, the executive search firm making high impact hires, has recruited Whitney Libby as Director, Human Resources for Schimenti to cement the company’s position as the employer of choice in the general contracting and construction industry.

“We are delighted to have Whitney join the team at such a pivotal point in our development,” said Matthew Schimenti, President of Schimenti. “As we pursue our strategic growth plan for the next five years, we hold firm that our people are our most valuable asset. Whitney will be instrumental in cultivating our exceptional team and recruiting industry leaders to further our mission of redefining the customer service standard in the construction industry.”

Recently accepted into the Forbes Human Resources Council, Whitney has a proven track record of developing people initiatives that contribute directly to the strategic growth and development of organizations. At Schimenti, Whitney will oversee the firm’s HR functions, leading efforts to attract, hire, develop, and retain top talent, taking a “People as the Foundation” approach to support an accelerated growth strategy. 

Whitney will also drive development in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) sphere, where she will be instrumental in devising a comprehensive strategy for achieving workplace equity. In addition to membership in several organizations, Whitney is a board member on Stamford Innovation Week and the Stamford Partnership.

Prior to joining Schimenti, Whitney served as the HR Partner overseeing all HR functions for the Conferences business at Gartner, before her promotion to Senior Director at the firm, where she led strategic business and people initiatives. Whitney has also worked with National Grid and the Brookfield Renewable Energy Group.

“The people of Schimenti are an inspiring group of passionate and driven industry leaders. I am excited to join the team at such a critical juncture and look forward to driving initiatives that grow our talent pool, diversify our offerings and provide world-class service to our clients,” said Whitney.

Led by Partner Doug Rosen, O’Neill Consulting’s Industrial practice executed the search effectively by serving as trusted advisors to Schimenti’ leaders, attracting talent with a compelling value proposition, and leveraging a robust track-record in the Construction sector.

“Growing a company while maintaining outstanding customer service as a differentiated business strategy requires great leadership and a smart people strategy to go along with it. As we set out to find an HR executive who excelled in these areas, Whitney fit the bill perfectly,” said Rosen. “We look forward to seeing her evolve the HR function and continue to build out Schimenti’s team of bright, capable people.”