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Sharon D. Randaccio

President & CEO

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Sharon Randaccio is President & CEO of Performance Management Partners Inc., a talent management company based in Upstate New York.  The firm helps clients make better organizational and people decisions to improve bottom-line performance.  PMP’s affiliation with BlessingWhite, a global research firm, provides clients with “best practice” thought leadership in the areas of employee engagement and leadership development.  Other services provided include executive coaching, change management, strategy development, retained search, talent assessments, succession planning, and team building. Clients range from start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations and represent all industry sectors.

Randaccio is described as ambitious, adventurous, intuitive, focused, confident, formidable, influential and a life-long learner. She has 15 years of executive management experience at high performing large regional retail and commercial banks where she led M&A, Retail Banking, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Human Resources and Sales and Marketing.  She has significant P&L and turnaround experience.

Sharon serves as a Vistage Chair, facilitating a peer advisory board in the Buffalo market. The Vistage members, a group of high-performing CEOs, executives, and business owners, meet monthly to tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities.

As a business advisor and executive coach, Randaccio works with “top notch” leaders to implement people strategies which improve individual, team and corporate performance. She facilitates strategic conversations, leads projects, acts as a “sounding board”, expresses her opinion and makes complex decisions with unwavering conviction.  She also has a “soft spot” for working with young, smart, and aspiring professionals to help them discover their potential.

Sharon served as a Director of First Niagara Bank during its top performing years, and as Chair of the Compensation Committee, Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee. She served on several advisory boards including New Buffalo Shirt Factory, Inc. a printed apparel manufacturing company and LoVullo Associates. Inc., a certified managing general insurance agency, Director of the Catholic Health System and a Director of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. In 2016, Sharon opened the first retail boutique in Buffalo’s Harborcenter, the RedSiren, now located on Elmwood Avenue.

As a community builder, Sharon is committed to economic and workforce development and to making Buffalo a better place to work and live. She is a Director for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the Zoological Society of Buffalo, Explore & More Children's Museum, and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Buffalo, School of Management. She is also passionately involved in 43North. She served as President of both the Goldome and M&T Charitable Foundation.

Sharon is a Business First ‘40 under 40’ award winner and a recipient of the “Women of Influence” honor.  She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY Buffalo and received the ‘Woman of Distinction’ award from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.

Sharon received her B.S., Accounting and MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated from the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. She currently teaches at the Harvard Business School of Buffalo and has been an instructor for the SUNY Buffalo MBA Program.


SHINING LIGHTS: Peter (son) and Lee (daughter) and Patrick, our little rescue lab-mix.

HOBBIES: Love those Bills & Sabres, time at the beach, cooking, reading a suspenseful novel and sharing a great bottle of wine with special friends!

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