Makeda Brown is the Founder/Principal Consultant & Executive Coach at PVR Coaching & Consulting. As a Consultant with DVIRC, Makeda works with manufacturing companies to optimize their leadership and talent through training, leadership development, individual/team coaching, succession planning and organization development. When companies are facing a gap between their strategy and actual business results, Makeda helps leaders better align their people strategy to drive results.
Makeda has over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources Leader for global organizations including Unisys, Aramark, and Merck. She has spent several years advising and partnering directly with Senior Business leaders in R&D, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Technology, and Corporate Functions (Finance, Compliance, Communications, Strategy, HR, Legal). During her time with Merck, she was an HR Leader in Merck’s Manufacturing Division (MMD) supporting over 15 plants within Global Pharmaceutical Operations. Makeda also has significant experience in managing the HR transition plans related to Mergers & Acquisitions – including site sales. She applies her business acumen and enterprise level thinking to deliver HR strategies that align with the long-term company strategy and enable business results.
Makeda holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the Pennsylvania State University. She also holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coach (iPEC), Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (iPEC), Talent Optimization Consultant (Predictive Index), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM) and as a Sigma Green Belt.
Makeda is an active member of several business and people strategy associations including the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (PSPS), the Association of Talent Development (ATD), the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Beacon Networking for Life.