Irene Birbeck is a partner with Clarkston Consulting. In her client work, Irene specializes in the implementation and optimization of complex, global quality systems. Her industry experience spans companies within the life sciences sector, specifically in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and the consumer healthcare and chemical industries. In addition to quality systems implementations, Irene has managed projects related to manufacturing, planning, and reporting. Irene is also passionate about helping companies in business process optimization, regulatory compliance, validation, organizational change management, and managing global teams.
Irene has several leadership positions within Clarkston Consulting including ownership of several professional development initiatives and as a member of the firm’s Core Values Committee.
Irene is also a prominent speaker on a variety of talent management topics, including the millennial mindset, the multi-generational workforce, and managing complex global and diverse teams. As an active member of the community, Irene is involved in several charitable organizations including the United Way and Habitat for Humanity.
Irene received her B.A. in public policy with a concentration on science and technology policy and a B.A. in communications studies with a concentration in rhetoric from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with honors.