OUR TEAM COMPLETES YOUR TEAM:

VIRTUAL CIO, TALENT ACQUISITION & MANAGEMENT

OUR TEAM COMPLETES YOUR TEAM:

VIRTUAL CIO, TALENT ACQUISITION & MANAGEMENT

OUR FOUNDERS

Patti WalkerManaging Partner & Co-Founder
Patti brings a unique blend of professional service and operational experience at the CIO level, providing practical approaches to achieving critical technology objectives. Structuring Empower for success, she has leveraged her vast experience as a partner in large, global services firms to ensure quality delivery and client-centric processes. Patti has 30+ years of IT experience, with 15 years of mid-market consulting. She received her training in the U.S. Navy (where she served in military intelligence and had top secret security clearance), then went on to fulfill the CIO role for multiple small and mid-market companies. Patti puts her IT leadership and expertise to work supporting your business objectives through a tailored IT strategy, best practices, and a practical yet innovative approach.

Patti is a mother of 4 children and excited to share a new life chapter with grandbabies. She’s passionate about mentoring women in STEM, and serves on 2 board of directors to further the causes for women’s careers in technology.

MaryAnne GarciaManaging Partner & Co-Founder
MaryAnne loves what she does and finds it hard to call it ‘work”. In her role she is primarily responsible for the development of the Human Capital Products and Solutions. She has the pleasure of exploring all the wonderful tools, technologies and strategies available in the world of recruitment to help Empower continue to bring innovative solutions to our clients.

Prior to co-founding Empower Partnerships, MaryAnne was the Director of North America Talent Acquisition for Insight Enterprises, a Fortune 500 company. There, she led a recruitment team of 22 and who hired more than 1200 team members a year. Prior to her tenure with Insight MaryAnne was the General Manager of Talent Solutions for a small, privately held Microsoft Gold Certified Consulting Company. There she helped hire 100s of consultants for small mid market companies as well as some of the larger enterprise companies here in Arizona, such as; Honeywell, Intel, General Dynamics, and Motorola.

MaryAnne attained her Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Training and Development from Grand Canyon University and is DDI certified in behavioral and values-based interviewing. She is the proud mom of two sons. Her oldest is proud to Service our Country in the United States Army. Her youngest, follows in her foot-steps as avid basketball player and top Recruiter with Empower Partnerships.

Colleen GendronVice President of Talent Management Solutions
Colleen has 15+ years’ experience in professional services mostly focused on Talent Management. Most recently, she served as the leader of talent management at a Fortune 500 company, as the Managing Director as a Predictive Index (PI) reseller and traveled the country consulting with nuclear power companies to automotive groups as a Certified PI trainer.
She has been managing Empower’s RPO implementation team for the last 2 years. Moving forward she will be focused on more holistic talent acquisition and management strategies helping our clients optimize their current and future workforces, with an emphasis on objective candidate and employee evaluation processes including behavioral and cognitive theories of hiring and promoting.
Colleen spends her free time volunteering with groups serving Active Military and US Veterans. Most of her vacations are spent with her family in Montana where she is working on her fly fishing skills.
Marti PrangerDirector, Recruitment Center of Excellence
Marti enjoys the challenge of high-volume, fast paced recruiting and joined Empower to partner up with our clients in the warehouse, logistics and call center spaces. She has over 20 years of professional consulting and talent acquisition experience with several years’ experience as both an RPO consumer and delivery lead. She began her consulting career as the owner of a professional services and concierge company servicing a client list of NFL, NHL, and MLB Franchises, Fortune 500 organizations, and early-stage startups.
After selling her company she ran the Global Talent Acquisition Team for Iron Mountain, a Fortune 1000 publicly traded company (IRM), committing her time to develop recruiting teams and creating talent acquisition strategies inclusive of military, college and diversity programs. She is a graduate of The University of Arizona and holds certifications in AIRS, Predictive Index Practitioner and PI Talent Optimization.
Marti volunteers her time providing talent acquisition support and mentorship to a non-profit focusing on technical development programs for young women, resume writing services to women re-entering the workforce, and executive recruiting and fundraising for local homeless shelters. She enjoys personal time with her husband traveling the world experiencing global cultures.

OUR FOUNDERS

Patti WalkerManaging Partner & Co-Founder
Patti brings a unique blend of professional service and operational experience at the CIO level, providing practical approaches to achieving critical technology objectives. Structuring Empower for success, she has leveraged her vast experience as a partner in large, global services firms to ensure quality delivery and client-centric processes. Patti has 30+ years of IT experience, with 15 years of mid-market consulting. She received her training in the U.S. Navy (where she served in military intelligence and had top secret security clearance), then went on to fulfill the CIO role for multiple small and mid-market companies. Patti puts her IT leadership and expertise to work supporting your business objectives through a tailored IT strategy, best practices, and a practical yet innovative approach.

Patti is a mother of 4 children and excited to share a new life chapter with grandbabies. She’s passionate about mentoring women in STEM, and serves on 2 board of directors to further the causes for women’s careers in technology.

MaryAnne GarciaManaging Partner & Co-Founder
MaryAnne loves what she does and finds it hard to call it ‘work”. In her role she is primarily responsible for the development of the Human Capital Products and Solutions. She has the pleasure of exploring all the wonderful tools, technologies and strategies available in the world of recruitment to help Empower continue to bring innovative solutions to our clients.

Prior to co-founding Empower Partnerships, MaryAnne was the Director of North America Talent Acquisition for Insight Enterprises, a Fortune 500 company. There, she led a recruitment team of 22 and who hired more than 1200 team members a year. Prior to her tenure with Insight MaryAnne was the General Manager of Talent Solutions for a small, privately held Microsoft Gold Certified Consulting Company. There she helped hire 100s of consultants for small mid market companies as well as some of the larger enterprise companies here in Arizona, such as; Honeywell, Intel, General Dynamics, and Motorola.

MaryAnne attained her Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Training and Development from Grand Canyon University and is DDI certified in behavioral and values-based interviewing. She is the proud mom of two sons. Her oldest is proud to Service our Country in the United States Army. Her youngest, follows in her foot-steps as avid basketball player and top Recruiter with Empower Partnerships.

Colleen GendronDirector, Talent Solutions
Colleen has 15+ years’ experience in professional services mostly focused on Talent Management. Most recently, she served as the leader of talent management at a Fortune 500 company, as the Managing Director as a Predictive Index (PI) reseller and traveled the country consulting with nuclear power companies to automotive groups as a Certified PI trainer.
She has been managing Empower’s RPO implementation team for the last 2 years. Moving forward she will be focused on more holistic talent acquisition and management strategies helping our clients optimize their current and future workforces, with an emphasis on objective candidate and employee evaluation processes including behavioral and cognitive theories of hiring and promoting.
Colleen spends her free time volunteering with groups serving Active Military and US Veterans. Most of her vacations are spent with her family in Montana where she is working on her fly fishing skills.
Marti PrangerDirector, Recruitment Center of Excellence
Marti enjoys the challenge of high-volume, fast paced recruiting and joined Empower to partner up with our clients in the warehouse, logistics and call center spaces. She has over 20 years of professional consulting and talent acquisition experience with several years’ experience as both an RPO consumer and delivery lead. She began her consulting career as the owner of a professional services and concierge company servicing a client list of NFL, NHL, and MLB Franchises, Fortune 500 organizations, and early-stage startups.
After selling her company she ran the Global Talent Acquisition Team for Iron Mountain, a Fortune 1000 publicly traded company (IRM), committing her time to develop recruiting teams and creating talent acquisition strategies inclusive of military, college and diversity programs. She is a graduate of The University of Arizona and holds certifications in AIRS, Predictive Index Practitioner and PI Talent Optimization.
Marti volunteers her time providing talent acquisition support and mentorship to a non-profit focusing on technical development programs for young women, resume writing services to women re-entering the workforce, and executive recruiting and fundraising for local homeless shelters. She enjoys personal time with her husband traveling the world experiencing global cultures.

OUR LEADERSHIP SUPPORTS

YOUR VISION & POWERS IT FORWARD

OUR LEADERSHIP SUPPORTS

YOUR VISION & POWERS IT FORWARD

“Empower Partnerships provides a unique solution around talent acquisition and management with which few companies may compare.  They care about hiring the right talent, for the right role, at the right time.  Their data driven process has proven to increase productivity and reduce turnover.  No matter what skill set or type of resources I was looking for, Empowers’ expertise proved critical.”

Michael Guggemos
 – Globally Fluent Technology and Operations Executive

“Empower has been a very strategic technology and human capital provider, enabling our 3 year IT transformation from an on-premise legacy environment, to a cloud-based best-in-class business application architecture.  The Empower team provided fractional CIO services, inclusive of RFP product and MSP service provisioning, IT budget and risk management during our ERP and payroll / HRIS conversions.  They also staffed short term project resources, and more importantly, assisted in finding our long-term IT business systems manager to ensure sustainment of our environment.”

Julie McCollum – CFO – Diverzify