Bio – Sharon Birkman

Sharon Birkman President and CEO of Birkman International is the second generation at the helm of the family-owned behavioral and occupational assessment company. Her leadership has been instrumental with ushering in a new era of product development and training initiatives during a time of unprecedented growth. Sharon, has an M.A. from the University of Texas and completed the Harvard Owner/President Management program. She assumed her leadership role at Birkman in 2002 following a career as a professional musician and musical director. Sharon’s integrity combined with her passion for creativity, the community, her employees and clients are defining features of her leadership style that have helped shape both Birkman’s company culture and mission.

She is a proud regional winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and Birkman has won both the local and national Best and Brightest Companies to Work For consecutively the past three years. She confesses to collecting “too many books” and likes to recharge with long walks, NPR, and going to the theatre.