Bob Lovely

Bob Lovely

Objective

Professional Objective: secure an interim or long term executive opportunity in human capital management, administration, operations, career transition or consulting in the following markets: Kansas City, Milwaukee, Boston, Wichita or Omaha.

Summary

Bob is an experienced and accomplished business professional with over twenty-six years of experience serving businesses in corporate leadership roles including human resources, operations and administration in a wide variety of business segments including manufacturing, financial services consulting and energy management. He offers broad experience in both corporate headquarters and divisional settings whereby he served multiple roles in addition to his primary responsibility as a human resources leader. His experience has included business unit profit and loss responsibility and management of critical business functions such as finance, information technology, re-structuring, business turnarounds, marketing, public and media relations, legal administration, contract management, fleet management, call center operations and risk management. Bob is also experienced as a senior-level career transition coach which included human capital management, business operations and administration in both mid-sized and large business enterprises. This experience focused on career transition, organizational change, human performance, employee relations, leadership development and coaching, employee welfare plans, talent acquisition strategies, business performance, profitability and operations. Bob is active in several professional Kansas City and nationally-based human capital and developmental organizations including EPN and HRMA-Johnson County.

Work History

Work History
2007 - 2008

Senior Vice President & COO

Career Partners International

Responsible for firm business operations, profit and loss, revenue generation, business development and client delivery of outplacement services, private career coaching and executive coaching to senior level managers and executives in the Kansas City market. The firm's service area includes western Missouri and the state of Kansas in addition to the metro area. The firm also serves clients with fulfillment of executive search assignments.

2004 - 2007

Principal

RL Consulting
Fulfilled contract projects including recruiting of professional level candidates for several firms, authored business plans for emerging businesses, outplacement services for senior-level managers, re-design of performance management systems and served as acting Director of Human Resources on a long term contract for a mid-sized non-profit organization.
2001 - 2004

Director of Administration: Focus on Energy

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Responsible for all administrative functions including: operational reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, policy and procedure development and execution, contract administration, major contract negotiations, event planning, call center operations and human resources.
2000 - 2001

Vice President of Human Resources - Americas

APW
Corporate human resources responsibility for (10) plants in the Americas including (8) in the U.S., (1) in Canada and (1) in Brazil [(2) plants were union], member of the three-person Integrated Systems operations team which had profit & loss responsibility for this $325M division with 2,500+ employees, corporate-wide responsibility for recruitment of all positions paying in excess of $75,000 annually. This included operational executives. Directly supervised (5) employees at corporate headquarters and at regional plant operations. This included a Director of Staffing, a Recruiter and (3) Regional Human Resources Managers.
1998 - 2000

Principal

RL Consulting
Fulfilled contract projects including recruiting of professional level candidates for several firms, authored business plans for emerging businesses, re-design of performance management systems and served as acting Director of Human Resources and Administration on a long term contract for a mid-sized government consulting firm. This position had full responsibility for profit and loss, human resources, information technology, accounting, marketing and public relations.
1992 - 1998

Vice President of Human Resources

De La Rue
Global human resources responsibility including corporate headquarters, (3) plants [(2) plants were union] and (21) sales and service offices located in the Americas and Europe for this $75M company, member of the eight-person operational executive team, corporate officer. Supervised a staff of (6) employees including (2) Human Recources Managers. Additional corporate responsbility for legal affairs, risk management, media relations and a (150) vehicle fleet. From 1993 to 1995, also had full profit and loss responsibility on a long term interim basis for a $13.2M field service operation.
1988 - 1992

Director - Human Resources

American Appraisal Associates
Total domestic human resources responsibility for corporate headquarters, (22) regional offices and (700) employees. Supervised a staff of (5) employees.

Education

Education
1969 - 1974

Bachelor of Arts

Western Illinois University

Skills

Skills

Career Transition Coaching

3+ years of experience in full service career transition coaching. This included clients with total annual compensation from $50,000 to over $1,000,000+.

Administration

5+ years of business administration experience at the executive level including: legal affairs, risk management, fleet mamagement, contract administration and specialized call center management. This experience has also included executive management responsibility for information technology, marketing and public relations.

Operations

8+ years of full profit and loss operations experience in the following business segments: metal fabrication, assembly, field service and career transition.

Human Capital Management

Over 25 years experience in human capital management including: human resources strategy, staffing/recruitment, employee relations, labor relations, organizational development, performance management, productivity improvement, executive and career transition coaching, human resources due diligence, employee welfare plans and retirement plans. This experience has included the following business segments: manufacturing, metal fabrication, high technology electronics, financial services consulting, career transition, higher education and business-to-business consulting.