President & COO
PeopleReady | PeopleScout
Taryn Owen is President and COO of PeopleReady and PeopleScout. In her role, she leads ongoing digital transformation and service delivery model enhancements for both the PeopleReady and PeopleScout brands.
Owen has been with TrueBlue since 2010. Prior to being appointed President of PeopleReady in December 2019, Owen served as President of PeopleScout from 2013 to 2019.
PeopleReady is TrueBlue’s industrial staffing giant that puts 300,000 people to work across North America each year. Under Owen’s leadership, the company is driving the digital transformation of on-demand staffing, leveraging its industry-leading JobStack™ platform which connects companies with workers 24/7.
PeopleScout is TrueBlue’s RPO, MSP, Total Workforce Solutions and talent advisory provider. Over her tenure as PeopleScout President, Owen led the organization through a period of substantial growth, global expansion, and the launch of its award-winning Affinix™ talent technology.
Owen has been recognized for her industry leadership and innovation with numerous awards, including annual appearances on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 and Global Power 150 for Women in Staffing and the HRO Today HR Superstars list. She has received a Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year, a Gold American Business Award for Executive of the Year, a Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year – Business Services, and a Women World Award for Female Executive of the Year – Business Services. Known for empowering others to innovate and challenge limits, Owen was named the 2019 Multiplier of the Year for the U.S. SMB category. Owen also completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, where she earned honorary alumni status.