Chief Human Resources Officer
Anne Scharm joined SMS Assist in July 2016 and currently serves as chief human resources officer. With a focus on driving organizational strategies and employee engagement, she is responsible for leading human resources strategy and talent management and development for the company.
Prior to SMS Assist, Anne was senior vice president of human resources for Hunt Companies, a real estate and financial services company. In addition to leading human resources and talent functions for 1,500 Hunt employees across 30 states and 17 business lines, she implemented new human resource systems and strategized with the leadership team to grow employee engagement through acquisitions and divestures. Previously, she was vice president of human resources for A.M. Castle & Co., a $1 billion global supply chain company, driving talent-focused initiatives and compensation and benefits programs. She also led organizational development for Delnor Health System (now Northwestern Medicine) and Provena Health System (now Presence Health). Before that, she was a change management and human performance consultant for Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
Anne is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SHPR), and holds an MBA from Benedictine University and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.