The Advisory Group leverages broad human capital expertise across geography, industry, and culture to expand our firm’s access to diverse executive talent. They assist in knowing where to look and advise on how best to approach elusive qualified candidates.

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Marlene possesses more than 30 years of experience in management, training and development. She has worked extensively in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Latin America, and her native Venezuela. She is a certified executive coach, trainer, consultant, and Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner.

Previously, Marlene was as a Senior Director of Global Training, Learning, and Development for McDonald’s Corporation. She led the strategic execution of the global training strategies, executive development, and learning technology platform for the entire enterprise that supported 2.5 million employees and 30,000 restaurants located in more than 140 countries. 

Marlene has received multiple awards and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Executives in Latin America by Dinero Magazine. She holds two BAs from DePaul University and Clayton College of Natural Health, and an Executive MBA/PAG from IESA Business School in Venezuela.