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SPECIALTIES
Web 2.0 Recruitment Tools Strategy Development Employment Branding Workforce Planning College Recruitment Diversity Recruitment Targeted Sourcing Public Speaking  

Work experience

Staffing Leader

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

M&I DATA SERVICES – Manager, College RecruitmentMANPOWER INTERNATIONAL – Branch Manager

Sr. Talent Scout

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

1997 – 2003Conducted career development coaching, developed and implemented retention strategies, and placed senior level high performing talent into mission critical roles. Served as the internal staffing consultant to Microsoft’s largest division. Promoted from a previous position of Senior Talent Scout / College Recruiting.

Manager of Campus Recruitment

AMAZON.COM

2003 – 2005Built a scalable campus recruitment model through the development of a candidate generation program; created effective assessment tools and closing campaigns. Directed a staff of five and a $500,000 budget.

Manager of Strategic Sourcing

STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY

2005 – 2007Led a team executing strategic and tactical sourcing solutions that successfully generating diversity and college candidate pools that met global staffing forecasts. Guided and motivated a staff of three and managed a $200,000 budget.

Director of Talent Sourcing

MGM MIRAGE

1/2007 – 11/2007Developed and lead the continuous evolution of the enterprise-wide strategic staffing platform, which includes workforce planning analysis, recruitment marketing /branding, and strategic sourcing. Lead the ongoing professional development of a staff of two and managed a $200,000 budget.

Education

Bachelor of Arts

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

MY CAREERSTREAM

My Strengths

Strategic The Strategic theme enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity.

Ideation You are fascinated by ideas. What is an idea? An idea is a concept, the best explanation of the most events. You are delighted when you discover beneath the complex surface an elegantly simple concept to explain why things are the way they are. An idea is a connection. Yours is the kind of mind that is always looking for connections, and so you are intrigued when seemingly disparate phenomena can be linked by an obscure connection.

Woo Woo stands for winning others over. You enjoy the challenge of meeting new people and getting them to like you. Strangers are rarely intimidating to you. On the contrary, strangers can be energizing. You are drawn to them.

Analytical Your Analytical theme challenges other people: “Prove it. Show me why what you are claiming is true.” In the face of this kind of questioning some will find that their brilliant theories wither and die. You like data because they are value free. They have no agenda. Armed with these data, you search for patterns and connections. You want to understand how certain patterns affect one another. How do they combine? What is their outcome? Does this outcome fit with the theory being offered or the situation being confronted? These are your questions.

Futuristic “Wouldn’t it be great if . . .” You are the kind of person who loves to peer over the horizon. The future fascinates you. As if it were projected on the wall, you see in detail what the future might hold, and this detailed picture keeps pulling you forward, into tomorrow.

Maximizer Excellence, not average, is your measure. Taking something from below average to slightly above average takes a great deal of effort and in your opinion is not very rewarding. Transforming something strong into something superb takes just as much effort but is much more thrilling.

Career Highlights

Co-produced and led strategy creation for the development and optimization of mgmmiragecareers.com, the corporate employment portal, which in a six-month period yielded more than 800,000 daily visitors, of which 77.89% were new visitors.

Developed MGM MIRAGE critical talent sourcing campaign through the solution of automated marketing, sourcing, and process strategies that delivered more than 6,000 critical position applicants in a 60-day period.

Conceived, developed, and launched the first Starbucks diversity microsite, which generated a talent community of 5,000+ members.

Led Amazon.com’s on campus recruitment team to implement an off-cycle campus recruiting strategy, which contributed to an increase in total hires from 61 to 170 over two seasons for an estimated savings of  $60,000.

Conceived and selected as Program Manager of The Microsoft Blue Chip Strategy to meet the needs of a global effort to identify and hire the top 50 technology candidates worldwide. The strategy successfully attracted and hired 20 graduates into the program in the first year.