Adrienne Bigley Fretz


Adrienne is a Partner with OnPoint HR Solutions. She has been in both consulting and practitioner roles in HR. Her passion for helping HR functions achieve their potential as a source of competitive business advantage has led her to the Search business. Adrienne’s deep understanding of business strategy and operations, HR functions, talent markets and designing compelling employee value propositions give her the experience and expertise to be both a trusted advisor to clients and a coach to candidates.

Most recently, Adrienne served as the Global Lead for Performance & Talent Management for Barclays Corporate & Investment Banking Division (and formerly Lehman Brothers). There, she recruited and developed a team recognized for its business results focus, consultative approach and high-quality delivery. She initiated and built the Talent Analytics function to provide insights for more informed people-related decision-making. In this role, Adrienne led a culture change initiative beginning with a shift in performance management philosophy and the role of managers as coaches, facilitated enterprise-wide talent identification and succession management efforts, designed and facilitated MD assessment and promotion processes and served as an advisor for the HR function’s talent strategy.

Prior to joining Lehman, she was an Organization & Talent consultant with Deloitte. While there she developed new approaches to workplace transformation as well as strategic recruiting and staffing service offerings. In addition to her client-facing role, Adrienne started Deloitte Consulting Human Capital’s advanced degree recruiting program to attract MBA and other HR-related master’s degree holders to bring a different skillset to HR consulting.

Adrienne began her working life in public relations and marketing before transferring her skills to the HR space. She lived in Hong Kong for nearly two years prior to business school and ran a successful image consulting business part time for five years after completing her undergraduate degree.

Adrienne holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business, where she concentrated in Organization Behavior and Change Management, and a B.S. in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from Philadelphia College.