VTS—the commercial real estate industry’s (CRE) leading leasing, marketing, asset management, and tenant experience platform, announced that Margaretta Noonan has been appointed as the company’s new Chief People Officer. The announcement comes at a time when VTS has made major capital investments in its workforce during the pandemic, and as the company continues to grow rapidly at scale, with its most successful year to-date.
Noonan, an accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience as a people and talent leader in SaaS and public technology companies, has a proven track record of scaling talent and culture for high-growth internet technology businesses. Previously, Noonan led HR for several top global public companies including Monster and Hudson; additionally, she founded her own human resources/people consulting practice. At VTS, she will lead the charge of rapidly growing the VTS team – nearly 500 employees, and shaping VTS’ employee experience, a role she has been serving in an interim capacity for over a year. Under her leadership, VTS has navigated through the complexities of a global pandemic and supported its workforce in a compassionate way as they face unprecedented anxieties – all while growing the global employee base at remarkable scale. Since joining VTS, Noonan has seen the company headcount grow by 65% and has been instrumental in helping VTS secure a number of awards, most recently Fortune’s Best Workplaces in New York City.
“For over a year, Margaretta has proven to be an asset of the utmost value to VTS as we continue to grow our business at an unprecedented rate, while steering us through the challenges posed by the pandemic and remote work,” said Nick Romito, Chief Executive Officer of VTS. “As a company, VTS considers providing best-in-class employee experience a top priority. With her impressive career and knowledge of VTS’ culture, it was clear that Margaretta was the best fit for the appointment to continue growing and supporting our workforce.”
“As a people and talent professional, this has been an incredible time to join VTS, helping to shape their response to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing the highest level of support possible to employees, while also helping them navigate the challenges of growing their workforce, including an acquisition, while many people are still working remotely,” said Noonan. “Throughout my career I’ve believed in a people-first approach to business, and VTS knows the importance people have in shaping the future and success of the company. As the new Chief People Officer, I look forward to continuing working with the terrific VTS People Team to further build the industry-leading diverse culture VTS is recognized for.”
VTS, known for its exceptional workplace culture, recently received a Great Place to Work Certification in June 2021. The global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviors recognized the company for its competitive perks package, work-life balance, investments in its people, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), support for employees outside of work, and company leadership. In the certification, 95% of employees said VTS is a great place to work which is 4 points higher than average U.S. companies recognized.