Staff Spotlight: Gretchen Raines

Staff Spotlight: Gretchen Raines

By Jordan Klotzle

Verdical Group’s Staff Spotlight series highlights the incredible contributions that each of our team members make through their expertise. The series is also a great way to delve into what our team members do on a day-to-day basis to mitigate the climate crisis. 

Meet Gretchen Raines, our People Operations Manager here at Verdical Group! Gretchen is the newest member of our fantastic operations team. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami and her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Florida International University, and has nearly a decade of experience teaching college courses in Leadership, Training and Development, and HR Management.  Gretchen supports our entire team through administering benefits, processing payroll, planning full-team meetups, ensuring compliance with employment laws, and answering employee questions about company policies and procedures. She works closely with our management team to help ensure that Verdical Group’s work environment continues to be productive, healthy, and supportive of our company’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

She also contributes to Verdical Group’s ongoing growth as a force for good in the sustainability sector with her work in the hiring process, from reviewing resumes and recruiting potential candidates all the way to onboarding brand-new team members. 

Gretchen’s magic behind the scenes helps keep our whole team running smoothly so that our staff can keep fighting the climate crisis. 

“I may not be directly working with the clients or out there doing energy modeling, but I do help to support the team members who are doing that work,” she explained. 

Providing this support allows Gretchen to “be part of a community that is fighting the good fight” in the green building industry. Her favorite part of working at Verdical Group is that she is able to work with a company whose goals and values are aligned with her own. 

“I want my son to have a world that he can live in,” she shared. “It’s important for me to make sure that my work has purpose and value in the world, and I feel like that is definitely the case here with Verdical Group.” 

Click here to learn more about the many sustainability services our team provides, or click here to find out about employment opportunities with Verdical Group. 

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