Pavitra Menon

Community Resource Exchange
Senior Partner & Cohort Leader

Key Topics: Human capital development, Leadership development, Strategic planning, Board development.

Bio: Pavitra Menon, Senior Partner & Cohort Leader, joined Community Resource Exchange in 2004. Pavitra’s areas of specialization are human resources and leadership development, and her client engagements include one-to-one consulting, coaching, group training, strategic planning, and board development. As a cohort leader, she is primarily responsible for leading CRE’s High Performing Managers Initiative, helping experienced managers enhance their leadership skills.

Before joining CRE, Pavitra worked at Ernst & Young in India for several years. There, she was part of the human capital practice, working on organizational design, competency frameworks, compensation, and recruitment for the firm’s clients. She also was a member of a team that established the knowledge management function for the firm’s offices in India.

Pavitra has served two terms on the board of Manavi, a New Jersey-based organization that serves South Asian women who are victims of domestic violence. She holds an MBA in international business from École Nationale des Ponts et Chausseés, Paris, and bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bangalore University, India.

Selected Writing

Pavitra is a contributor to CRE’s blog. Her series of blog posts on “HR Without HR” can be found on CRE’s website -