Director • United States
Natasha Persad is a Director in Brokerage for Cushman & Wakefield where her main responsibility is to bolster business development for the real estate services firm. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Ms. Persad held positions spanning several diverse and notable industries, including executive roles at Goldman Sachs, The Deal, Li & Fung, Marriot, British Airways and Photronics. Working in multiple industries has enabled Ms. Persad to specialize in applying best practices from one industry to another to create higher profitability for companies.
A hands-on entrepreneur and human resources leader, Ms. Persad has been successful at tackling business problems resistant to previous efforts while driving culture change from reactive to proactive on domestic and global landscapes. Ms. Persad is an experienced keynote speaker and serves in an advisory position with Gender Fair and the Women’s Economic Forum. She is also a co-founder of the “I have a Dream Project,” which helps inner city young adults find employment in the entertainment industry.
Ms. Persad holds a BA in Finance from St John’s University and MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business. She is also a recent recipient of FitSmallBusiness’ Top HR Influencers, voted by the website’s 2 million subscribers.