Veena Puri

Senior Consultant

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Veena Puri, Senior Consultant with Leading NOW, is a seasoned executive with a rich background in leadership and transformative business strategies. She has a relentless commitment to driving organizational success and fostering positive people-centric change. Veena brings a wealth of expertise with over 25 years of strategic thought leadership and operational depth supporting large-scale transformations in a variety of industries; notably in Retail, Foodservice, Healthcare, Distribution, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Technology sectors.

After a lengthy career in the foodservice industry with companies including PepsiCo, Yum Brands, Aramark, and Board service with the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Veena discovered her love of consulting and especially enjoys problem resolution. She has led initiatives involving workplace culture, learning capability development, and diversity, equity and inclusion programming implementation. Veena has also led numerous change management projects including agile IT transformations, operations transformations, M&A/divestiture integrations, and HR, Finance and Commercial operating model redesign.

Whether embarking on a business transformation, establishing new organizational capabilities or refining an operating model, Veena has a proven ability to navigate complex business scenarios. She consistently partners with leaders to understand their unique needs and develop effective solutions. In essence, Veena continues to shape the landscape of organizational efficiency and leadership excellence, combining a wealth of experience with a forward-thinking approach that defines the pinnacle of consulting in today's dynamic business environment.

Veena holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Marketing & Strategic Planning and currently resides in Dallas, TX.