Who am I? That’s an easy question. I’m a VP of HR for SourceMedical, a software company focused on serving the booming outpatient market. Prior to joining the team at Source in 2005, I was a Regional VP of HR for Charter Communications, a HR Manager for BellSouth Mobility (subsequently known as Cingular and AT&T based on which round of consolidation you are referring to), and a Project Manager in the market research division of Aragon Consulting (gobbled up by IBM Global Services). With that track record in mind, I can now say what I thought I never would – I have over a decade in the Talent biz.
As a Talent Pro, I am most interested in the intersection of the talent, business results and technology in today’s organizations. I have a strong interest in areas like talent development, recruiting and performance management, but keep an eye towards the thousand other areas that impact talent professionals at every level (VP, Director, Manager, etc.) as well. My eyes get glossy when HR people start talking about being strategic without being specific, and I'm on a mission to crush meaningless adminstration so my team and the managers we serve can spend time doing what's truly important.
I'm such a believer in the promise of managing talent in organizations that I started The HR Capitalist in December of 2006 with the goal of building a community I could learn from. Based on the sucess of the Capitalist, I followed it up with Fistful of Talent and Benefits Buzz, both multi-contributor blogs where talent pros go to share thoughts and ideas. Since I write frequently to all of the online properties mentioned above, I'm among the most transparent human capital professionals you'll find anywhere.