Career Profile: Wendy Parent ’86 and ’06 is a business executive with a background in international operations, shared services and service delivery who drives technology solutions, transforms organizational cultures and enhances global communications for companies with hundreds of locations. She has saved millions in operating expenses and space needs across the health care, telecom, marketing and energy industries and has championed sustainable processes and structures that have translated initiatives into operational reality and increased organizational efficiency. Parent evaluates issues and implements customized solutions while mitigating risk. She leads teams that execute long- and short-term strategies, ensure regulatory compliance and are viewed as valued business partners across organizations.
Parent is a service delivery executive for the Siemens Corporation in Iselin, New Jersey, supporting facilities and operations for the Americas as well as global mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. She leads initiatives for a portfolio of 500-plus locations, delivering multimillion-dollar savings opportunities. She led a steering committee for a cultural transformation initiative throughout the Americas that included the development of change management implementation principles using input from experts in human resources, environmental health and safety, information technology, communication and workplace strategy. She previously worked as a U.S. operations manager for the Omnicom Group, Inc. and as senior northeast regional manager for T-Mobile USA.
Education: Parent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and an MBA, both from Caldwell University.
Community involvement: Parent is active in her community as treasurer for the boys soccer booster and track booster clubs and as president of the wrestling booster club for Verona High School. She and her husband, Jerry, have two sons.