Experience and Expertise

Wren Mitchell has more than two decades of global experience overseeing programs, people, talent, culture, and ethics at the highest levels of organizations. Strategic, talent driven, and operationally focused, she excels at interactions across HR functions, organizations, countries, and cultures and has a broad-based business background and leadership experience that also includes program management, compliance, risk management, finance, systems, and learning and development.

Wren is a dedicated problem solver focused on driving results across organizations. She believes in a people-driven focus that embeds diversity, equity, and inclusion across organizations. Wren has an authentic, engaging manner that builds trust, showcases compassion, and connects with people from the production floor to the CEO’s office and Board room. An empathetic servant leader, she builds positive, inclusive cultures, assumes the most positive intent, ensures people feel seen, heard, and appreciated and is passionate about mentoring and women’s leadership. A skilled and trained communicator, mediator, and storyteller, she excels at a wide range of communication from individual connections to courageous conversations and leadership presentations.

Wren previously served as VP of Global Human Resources Infrastructure and Compliance at Loparex, which has over 1,800 employees in 5 countries and the Division Head of HR at Parker Lord, with HR responsibilities for 1,000+ employees in two business divisions and 8 countries.

Wren Mitchell

Key Accomplishments

  • Spent three incredible years living in Hong Kong, establishing the Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters and leading the Asia Pacific regional finance function

  • Implemented compliance programs covering 5,000 employees in 15 countries

  • Created the initial Code of Conduct for Lord Corporation

  • Led the implementation of a global travel security program

  • Led the implementation of a workplace violence prevention program

  • Led the implementation of a global crisis management plan

  • Completed over 100+ global employee relations/compliance investigations with a solution focus

  • Integrated people, business, systems, and culture post-acquisition for 2 global business divisions

  • Provided employee relations and compliance due diligence information to potential acquiring companies as an acquisition target

  • Led 10+ global program implementations in areas of employee relations, compliance, risk management, and finance

  • Developed HR and Compliance metric dashboards

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Specialized Skills and Knowledge

Skilled at finance, systems, data, human resources, compliance, mediation, conflict management, coaching, project management, high performance teams, problem solving, acquisition due diligence/integration, DEIB, crisis management, and risk management.


  • Certified Public Account (CPA)

  • Certified Compliance Ethics Professional (CCEP)

  • Certified Compliance Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I)

  • Mediation

  • Certified Mindfulness Coach and Trainer (2024)

  • Pursuing ICF Coaching Certification (in progress)

Board Membership

I am thrilled to be on the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle (BBST).

The BBST is committed to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). Together we affirm that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to creating and cultivating a safe environment where all individuals feel respected and valued equally. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory and anti-racist approach and are committed to dismantling any inequities within our policies, systems, programs and services.

1-in-3 kids in America are growing up without a sustained, adult mentor in their lives today, and in the Triangle, there is an estimated 42,454 children living at or below the federal poverty level. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle exists to break the cycle of generational poverty through the creation and support of one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. We recruit, screen, match, and support the Big/Little (mentor/mentee) relationship. We view mentors and mentorship differently than other organizations. For us, it is more than tutoring or offering advice; it is building meaningful connections for a bigger future for our youth. All our efforts serve as tools to disrupt and dismantle the systems of racial inequality, oppression, and poverty.

Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle: https://bigstri.org/

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I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 29 years. We are the parents of three children who are our world. Our family includes 6 fur babies, including 4 dogs and 2 cats. Growing up in a rural environment, our family has developed a love of nature. I have a particular fascination and appreciation for the beauty, strength, and resilience of trees. I envision a world where all people experience feelings of joy, fulfillment, peace, happiness, respect, and belonging. With a passion for coaching and mindfulness, I am currently pursuing an ICF accredited coaching certification and an ICF accredited Mindfulness Practitioner Certification.

My personal Values are:

  • Integrity and Ethics

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

  • Compassion and Connection

  • Excellence

  • Wellness

Personal Values