What people say

Panna Knows provides recruitment and retention programs as well as leadership training services. We will bring the strategies and methodology that talent acquisition teams require to set themselves apart from their competition.

Check out what our partners say about us here.


Lisa Sordilla, SHRM-CP

Vice President of Human Resources, Energage

" Kelly and I met in 2014 when she was nominated for HR Consultant of the Year and it was immediately apparent why others think so highly of her, not just for her work. Kelly is committed to excellence and is a well- rounded strategic leader. She passionately gives her time and talent to the community and is a great connector of people. As a client of Kelly’s, I was very impressed with the level of excellence that she provided and required of her team. I am grateful to have met and worked with Kelly and even more grateful to be able to keep her in my circle of influence because I always learn something new from her. "

Bill Tobia

Managing Director of Strategic Finance, LLR Partners

" I first hired Kelly and her team to provide recruiting services for our firm, Maxwell Systems, Inc. in 2012. Within a very short period of time, we realized Kelly and her team would become our in-house recruiting function, designing the process and strategy and executing on the recruiting. Kelly and her team were very responsive to our normal recruiting needs and more importantly to our surge requirements over time.  Our relationship continued until we sold the firm in 2014. 

Kelly was professional, courteous and very focused on our business needs. I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone and in fact, have referred her work to more than 10 other firms. "

Peggy Crane

Senior Management of Enrichment, Holland America

" I had the unique pleasure of working for Kelly as an employee and working with her as a client in need of recruiting services. Leaders like Kelly are rare. She is a constant force of compassion and passion for her team and clients. She has raw moxie, endless energy, and always gives one the notion of “we are all in this together”. She believes in developing strategies with her team, not for her team, as she inherently knows the value of building a strong team culture, client engagement, or as a mentor/community leader.

Personally, as an employee, Kelly pushed me to be my best and expected excellence. In doing so, she motivated me to grow professionally. Where I am today, I owe a great deal to her. "

Jerry Gildea

Certified HR Performance Consultant & Executive Coach

McDonnell Consulting Group

"Kelly is a true champion, exemplifying servant leadership by strategically empowering her staff to successfully meet and exceed their goals. Her experience, knowledge, and drive in the talent acquisition industry was instrumental in building one of the most successful recruiting firms within the Pennsylvania region. Her uncanny ability and strategic approach to develop solutions for the toughest business needs stands her apart from the crowd. Kelly’s high energy level, impressive work ethic, and unquestioned character compliments her leadership style while being the consummate team player.

Kelly is a difference maker and will undoubtedly make a significant positive impact for any company she partners with."