Episode 22

August 16, 2022

The Changing Labor Market & Impact of Shifting Talent Pools w/ Brent and Banoo

View Show Notes

On this special episode of The Professional Services Pursuit, both of our hosts, Brent Trimble and Banoo Behboodi, sit down to discuss the different dimensions of the services industry as it pertains to talent and dive into some recent research on this topic. They also discuss why we are seeing more people taking a less traditional career path, and how services businesses need to adapt to retain their employees. Additional talking points include:

  • The shifting talent pools
  • Recent articles and research by Kantata and McKinsey & Company
  • Strategies that businesses can use to retain good talent
  • The future of business and getting in a position to optimize and scale
  • Reasons why people are choosing to become their own boss
  • How to source talent in this new climate
  • Upcoming webinar with TSIA addressing the changing workforce dynamics

Check out the McKinsey & Company article referenced and keep your eyes peeled for Kantata’s upcoming report, “The Changing Dynamics of the Modern Workforce”, or read more about the research here.

View Transcript

Banoo Behboodi

Vice President, Success Engineering

Banoo Behboodi is a 20+ year software and services leader with extensive experience executing change initiatives with oversight of Customer Success, Professional Services and Delivery and Consulting functions. Banoo’s earlier experiences with AT&T Mobility, Coca-Cola Company and Ernst & Young leading key transformational and compliance projects, provided the foundation needed to be an effective leader and a change agent with a customer first mindset. Banoo is passionate about driving continuous improvement through sharing best practices and empowering resources through technology and analytics to optimize performance and job satisfaction while driving business outcomes.


Brent Trimble

Vice President, Value Engineering

Brent brings more than 15+ year’s of leadership experience in Management Consulting, Strategic Delivery, Marketing services and product development firms to his technology role at Kantata. As the VP of Value Engineering and the Managing Director of Marketing Service & Agency Vertical, he specializes in identifying process improvement potential, business optimization and key health metrics for alignment and orientation.

With deep business understanding through an operator lens - Brent works with Kantata partner firms to refine intrinsic and extrinsic value drivers - giving firm principals the focus required for adoption, mobilization, value realization and ultimately - success.

Prior to joining Kantata, Brent was a client of the platform and held positions at Interpublic Group, Accenture, WPP, and independent marketing consulting firms.