Jean-Rene ZetrenneUnited Talent Agency
Jean-Rene Zetrenne – or JR – is the Chief People Officer at United Talent Agency, a leading global
talent, entertainment and sports company. JR is a dynamic, innovative and growth-oriented executive
who leads UTA’s People functions across its global offices.
At UTA, he works to foster a rich and collaborative culture by building dynamic, diverse and highly-driven
teams. He is well-regarded for his relationship-driven approach, where he partners with leaders and
employees to strategize around the critical issues impacting talent, culture and business today. With deep experience working at leading global companies, JR understands that competitive advantage in the
marketplace is very much influenced by a company's ability to attract, develop and retain high-caliber
talent that is in touch with and able to successfully deliver within changing market dynamics. He and his
teams have built world-class programs with significant impact on powering the business including DEI,
organizational design, company acquisition integration, merging cultures, leadership development,
performance management, employee engagement and more.
Prior to UTA, JR served as the Chief Talent Officer at Ogilvy USA for more than a decade. He led Ogilvy’s
people strategy for its 3000 North American employees. He also has held senior human resources
positions with Gillette, L’Oreal, Pepsico and Accenture.
Jean Rene has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science
from Boston University. He also serves on boards including; Council of Urban Professionals (CUP),
Waldorf School of Garden City, and he is a member of Board of Trustees at the Alvin Ailey American