A trained actress, Stephanie Ranno knows that goosebump-inducing moment when the curtain goes up, the applause begins, and you’re standing on stage in the role you were meant for.
As a veteran of the recruiting industry, she is equally passionate about helping Washington-area professionals experience that same electric energy when the curtain goes up on their new marketing careers working for TorchLight’s clients.
As Vice President of Business Development and Account Management, Stephanie brings TorchLight’s expertise to the enterprise market, developing strategies and relationships to help Fortune 5000 companies operating in the D.C. metro area with their full-time permanent and contract staffing needs. She thrives on helping companies create great teams with great people to meet the dynamic, rapidly changing needs of today’s marketing world.
Prior to joining TorchLight, Stephanie spent more than a dozen years in the recruiting and staffing industry, most recently as Managing Director of SHIFT Recruiting and Strategic Account Manager of Profiles, both in Baltimore. She began her career in development and fundraising for two Baltimore nonprofits: Port Discovery – The Children’s Museum and Center Stage.
She was recently selected by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s 2017 Leading Women, singled out for her professional experience, community involvement and a commitment to inspiring change. Her community service leadership includes providing career-based advice and mentoring to unemployed individuals in Baltimore City through Maryland New Directions and serving on the National Advisory Council of MADE: In America, an organization founded to promote and support American industry and craft production.
An accomplished community actor, Stephanie also is a familiar face to Baltimore residents, having appeared in countless musical and dramatic theatre performances over the years—more than 60 or 70 in total, she estimates. Recently, with young children at home, she participated in her first “theatre job share” by splitting a role with an actor friend—proof that flexibility on the job really does work and is here to stay!
Stephanie holds a bachelor of arts degree in history and a minor in theatre production and performance from Lynchburg College.