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Ann Sullivan has held executive-level human resources (HR), organization development (OD) and training roles with Life Technologies, PepsiCo, YUM! Brands and Callaway Golf. Her experience as a generalist and specialist in corporate and field positions across highly competitive, dynamic industries make her a uniquely qualified and versatile professional. She thinks strategically as well as tactically, and brings to the table an unwavering focus on execution.


Her expertise spans a broad spectrum of Human Resources and Organization Development issues, and she is a gifted and engaging facilitator. Clients value her thought leadership and business acumen. Her years of HR experience, coupled with a straightforward style, make her a versatile and trusted advisor. She uses her diverse experience to quickly assess issues, build rapport and trust, and influence, impact, and coach with credibility and authenticity. Areas of expertise include:

  • Practical, sustainable and scalable solutions 

  • Strategic change management and implementation plans

  • People practices that drive measurable improvement in talent acquisition and assessment, culture, and performance and retention

  • Leadership development and training -- from the floor to the C-Suite Door

  • Expert-level compliance knowledge and practical experience handling complex employee relations issues, including harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying

  • Workplace investigations* and expert witness 

  • Engaging facilitation and training delivery that energizes participants and focuses meetings

  • Expert witness


Ann's approach to client engagements is comprehensive and focused. During the assessment process, she helps clients identify and gain clarity around their objectives. She quickly identifies root-cause issues and provides insightful recommendations aligned with overall people strategies and business objectives. She provides clients with tools, knowledge, and support to implement and sustain individual and organizational change.

*Investigations conducted in accordance with CA PI licensure requirements.


Best HR Consutant in San Diego

“Ann can quickly size up a situation, provide very insightful recommendations and create very workable solutions over a broad spectrum of HR issues. You won't be disappointed.”


Donna Kaptain

SVP Human Resources, Sony Electronics

“Ann has the strongest HR and OD skill sets that I have observed in over 20 years. She offers practical and creative solutions to clients with a quick intelligence, diligence, humor, and speed. These solutions are integrated into the strategy of the company; the business context and demands. Ann knows measurement, compliance, training, and all major HR/OD challenges as she has worked within best practice companies at the executive level. I thoroughly enjoy our colleagueship and will always recommend her to my clients and associates.”


Gloria Bader

Founder and President, The Bader Group

"Ann is by far the strongest HR professional I have worked with in my career. My span of control involved the largest and most diverse workforce in the company. Ann's breath of experience enabled me to lead more effectively from the shop floor to the director-level. Ann excels at partnering with leaders to understand their current issues and the opportunities they envision for the future of the business. She added value by bringing creative but practical insights from and OD perspective that made a positive difference. Executives need advisors who will give them unvarnished feedback in critical situations, Ann's candor in this role was important to me in this role. If I have one draft choice for an HR professional, Ann gets it."

Dave Oakley

SVP Club Operations, Callaway Golf

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