Shawn Mood to Serve as TechnoServe’s Chief Human Capital Officer

The experienced human resources executive will help TechnoServe attract and nurture talent around the globe

The experienced human resources executive will help TechnoServe attract and nurture talent around the globe

Arlington, VA (January 30, 2020) — International nonprofit organization TechnoServe has named Shawn Mood its chief human capital officer.

Over the course of a 25-year career in international human resources, Mood has held senior positions both in nonprofit organizations and in the private sector. He comes to TechnoServe from Catholic Relief Services, where he served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer and formed part of the nonprofit’s executive leadership team. He also served as chief human resources officer at Save the Children, senior vice president for global human resources at Pact, and vice president for human resources at Abt Associates. Prior to his work in the international development sector, Mood served in a number of senior roles in technology firms in the United States and Latin America. 

Mood is also a leader within the field of human resources. He has served as a steering committee member for Humentum and formed part of the board of directors of the Human Resources Certification Institute. He has taught human resources at Georgetown University and Catholic University and is a contributor to HR Magazine and other industry publications. Mood holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina and MA and BA degrees from the University of Colorado.

As the first person to serve in the role of chief human capital officer, Mood will spearhead TechnoServe’s commitment to talent, employee engagement, and promoting diversity across the organization’s global workforce. TechnoServe employs 1,200 people in 30 countries around the world.

“I’m very excited to join TechnoServe and support its mission,” said Mood. “My career has spanned the nonprofit and private sectors, so I’m particularly eager to be a part of TechnoServe’s business-driven approach to fighting poverty.”

“The hard work of TechnoServe’s employees is the key to our impact, and the chief human capital officer role was created to help recruit, nurture, and support the best talent around the globe,” said William Warshauer, CEO and president of TechnoServe. “I’ve had the privilege of working with Shawn, and I know that his experienced leadership, calm presence, and excellent communication make him the perfect person to serve as our chief human capital officer.”

Mood assumed his position on January 6.


About TechnoServe   

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.

Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.