Shaara Roman is founder and CEO of The Silverene Group, a boutique culture consulting firm that is on a mission to make the work world a better, more inclusive place for all. She works with executives to align their company’s leadership and culture with the business strategy and create programs to maximize the employee experience and productivity.
Her career has been enhanced by an international perspective as she was born in Bombay, India, raised in Lagos, Nigeria, educated in England and lived in Greece. She possesses over twenty years’ global experience creating strategies to ensure organizational effectiveness, organizational development, and winning talent management.
Her corporate and client portfolios include work in the private and public sector, and work with leaders in companies of varying sizes and industries. Past and present clients include Arcadis, ExecOnline, FTI Consulting, Folger Shakespeare Library, Great Minds, the National Association of Corporate Directors, National Cooperative Bank, the Walton Family Foundation, and The Water Environment Federation. She has spearheaded and facilitated a wide range of management and organizational effectiveness initiatives such as culture and values design, workforce planning, leadership development and strategic planning retreats. Shaara also works closely with leaders to develop and sustain high performing teams and align people and business strategies through M&A and organic growth.
Prior to founding The Silverene Group in 2016, Shaara held executive leadership positions in some of the area’s largest organizations including CGI, Fannie Mae, NRECA, and Visa. Throughout her career, Shaara has helped businesses at inflexion points, skillfully transforming the leadership and culture to drive growth and deepen organizational impact. Shaara is an engaging and passionate speaker, frequently speaking on topics such as building inclusive workplace cultures, the future of work and women in entrepreneurship.
Shaara holds an MBA in International Business from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington. She is an Advisory Board Member for Enabled Intelligence Inc, an adjunct professor for Georgetown University’s Master’s in Human Resource Management, as well as a board member of Arlington Soccer Association and the Arlington Arts Center. She lives in Arlington with her husband, their two children and mini Aussiedoodle.