Maryanne DiMarzo


Maryanne DiMarzo, co-founder and Managing Partner of Beacon People Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to the development of leaders and organizations. Started in 2007, Beacon People Solution’s clients include individual executives and teams within start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and Executive Search Firms. The firm’s current offerings include leadership/executive assessment and coaching; team coaching and development; Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step I & II Instrument administration, validation and interpretation and Human Resources strategy. Built on a philosophy of producing results that impact the business, Beacon People Solutions offers highly customized solutions to meet their customers’ needs.

Maryanne’s background includes 14 years’ experience in the area of human resources leadership. Throughout her career, Maryanne has practiced the full complement of generalist functions, including human resources strategy, human capital planning, executive compensation, executive and board staffing, succession planning, leadership development and labor strategy and negotiation. Maryanne has extensive experience and demonstrated success leading major organizational transformation. She has held HR leadership positions with Nortel (sales and service) and Allied Signal (corporate functions).

Maryanne began her career in 1976 as adjunct professor of Behavioral Science at Westchester Community College, New York, and Social Science teacher at Briarcliff High School. In 1984, DiMarzo was appointed Dean of Pace University, Westchester Campuses, New York where she administered the personnel services division and directed each of the four campus operations.

Prior to Maryanne’s retirement from corporate human resources in 2006, she was Avaya’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources.
She held that role from 2000 when Avaya officially “spun” from Lucent Technologies and became a public company. During her tenure at Avaya, Maryanne was a member of the Compensation Committee of the Avaya Board of Directors and was responsible for employee compensation and benefits, workforce/labor relations, organizational and leadership development, recruitment and training, internal communications and executive services.

While at Avaya, Maryanne also co-authored a white paper with Lore International Institute titled, “The Leadership Challenge, Accelerating Organizational Transformation Through Leadership Development.” Additionally, she is the author of “Writing Human Software” a chapter in the book titled “Human Capital Management.”

Maryanne holds a Master’s degree in teaching from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rosemont College, PA.

As Managing Partner of Beacon People Solutions, LLC, Maryanne remains interested in and committed to helping organizations, their executives, leadership teams and board members not only grow their human capital but their businesses as well.

Maryanne is a certified MBTI Master Practitioner.