Jackie Ottoson



Jackie feels fortunate doing what she loves--helping individuals and businesses evolve and grow. She’s a HR Executive and Executive Coach with broad corporate and field leadership experience. Her industry experience is diverse and includes public, private, non-profit, and private equity backed companies. Using her extensive experience leading through business transformation, Jackie passionately aligns talent and business strategies to position organizations for success. She has a reputation for getting results, building effective partnerships, mentoring, and executing on people and culture-based solutions.

Areas of Expertise

Business & Overall HR Strategy Formation and Execution

Throughout my career, I’ve been actively involved in business strategy formation and championed the execution of talent management strategies tailored to the unique needs of organizations. Developed in partnership with key leaders, the talent management strategy is an agile framework to attract, develop, engage and retain talent with the aptitude and attitude to meet the dynamic needs of the business.

Human Resources Excellence and Leadership

I enjoy developing HR teams with the capability, capacity and mindset to be true partners in the business. The core to success is ensuring HR talent, systems, and processes are in place to support the vision of the business and create value. I bring deep expertise aligning all elements of a HR foundation including total rewards, talent acquisition, team member relations, training and development, risk management, HR systems, performance management, internal brand evolution and organization design.

Organizational Change and Transformation Leadership

Change is a constant. I’ve had many opportunities to play a leadership role in large-scale change and transformation in businesses. Whether guiding through routine change, large-scale business systems, cross-functional key processes, large scale reorganizations or M&A work, the key is an integrated approach, with communication at the core.

Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture & Integration Execution

I have played a leadership role in many mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, from both the acquirer and acquired viewpoint. My experience finds that building and aligning on the basis on talent, culture, and integration early in the process is essential for success.

Industry Experience

  • Healthcare
  • CPG / Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Business Services
  • Hospitality


  • Action / Solution Oriented
  • Authentic
  • Business Acumen
  • Innovative
  • Relationship & Team Builder
  • Realistic & Optimistic


SVP Human Resources

Apothecary Products

VP of Human Resources and Training

Famous Dave’s of America

VP of HR & Training/ Development

McKesson Medication Management

Executive Director of HR

Deluxe Corporation


BS, Management

St. Cloud State University

Executive Coaching Certification

St. Thomas University


SPHR, SHRM-SCP, ACC / EQ-i 2.0, EQ 360, Birkman





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