Lorraine Gauvin, SPHR

Chief Operating Officer Managing Partner, SwiftTalent
Senior Consultant

“Lorraine worked with our management team to understand how our strategy needed to be executed in terms of recruiting for, and developing, our team to support our growth plans. She did this by engaging with us at a business level and demonstrating to us that she understood what our key drivers were for success. It is impossible to stress how critical this is for a software business, where human capital is critical to our ability to execute successfully. I was always impressed with Lorraine’s willingness to dig in and get her hands dirty on making things happen – here she really embraced our values around experimentalism and a bias for action.”

Kaj Pedersen, Managing Principal
Ivy Softworks

More About Lorraine

Lorraine has over twenty years of experience leading human resources and talent aquisition for organizations of varying sizes and industries that span healthcare and entertainment technologies, legal services and transportation.   She has held the top HR role with ABC Legal Services, Electronic Evidence Discovery and Lumedx, along with senior roles at Sierra On-line and FedEx.

Lorraine’s passion and expertise lie in driving value through employee engagement and innovative human resource and talent solutions along with a philosophy of continuous learning. Her results driven approach, business acumen, and commitment to integrity, provides the ability to easily partner with leadership teams as a trusted adviser.  Lorraine has broad human resource and talent acquisition expertise that ensures desired outcomes and aligns organizations to meet their overall goals, while remaining true to their culture and core values.

Lorraine holds an MS in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University and a BA in Psychology, from California State University, Sacramento.  She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a member of both local and national chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Lorraine is also certified in DISC.

Working With Lorraine

Lorraine continues to be a pleasure to work with and her knowledge across an array of subjects has been very helpful. This past year we’ve gone through some challenging issues and Lorraine was always there for us providing her expert opinion and/or researching the issue and getting an answer for us. We’re the size company that relies on a number of experts to conduct our business and Lorraine is both reliable and knowledgeable. What a great combo! Oh, she also has a positive attitude which makes her a good fit for our culture.

Tim Bruce, Vice President


I had the pleasure of working with Lorraine Gauvin during my tenure as President of eXp World Holdings/eXp Realty. I inherited an organization that was moving fast and lacked significant HR infrastructure. I needed someone who had “been there, done that” to come in and begin building our HR function. Enter Lorraine Gauvin. Lorraine is a seasoned HR leader who understands what it means to start from scratch. Knowing that we could not “build Rome in a day”, Lorraine developed a logical, systematic and priority-defined plan. Once we agreed on the plan, Lorraine marshalled internal resources and worked tirelessly to accomplish the agreed goals without needing a lot of my time. She is professional, organized, possesses high integrity and is a genuinely nice person. I would highly recommend her for organizations in flux or at the beginning stages of development. You will get your money’s worth with Lorraine, and then some.

Russ Cofano, President
eXp Realty