David Nelson

David Nelson

Interest

My free time is filled by spending time with my family, enjoying the Virginia scenery behind the wheel of my sports car and working with youth.  I coach high school ice hockey, teach senior high Sunday school and co-lead our church senior high and middle school youth groups.

Summary

Progressive and results-oriented Human Resources leader.  Proven ability to identify and deliver innovative methods of managing people and processes coupled with technology to improve business operations.  Skilled in collaborating with C-level, senior management and business partners to integrate human resource functions that support corporate objectives.  Proactive change agent with repeated successes in multi-national operational transformations at the organizational and business unit levels.  Demonstrated pattern of providing visionary leadership and mentoring to both direct reports and matrixed teams of HR and cross-functional business professionals.

Accomplished in all generalist areas including talent acquisition & retention, performance management, HRIS, succession planning, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training & development, outsourcing and multi-national compliance. Possess expertise in due diligence, mergers, acquisitions, integrations and understanding of Federal government contracting.

Recognized ability to maximize utilization of resources and technologies resulting in lower total cost of ownership and increased return on investment.  Talented project manager with multiple global modernizations of enterprise human resource business processes and technology solutions such as worldwide employee databases and learning, compensation and applicant management programs.

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Human Resources Management
  • International Association for Human Resource Information Management
  • The Data Warehousing Institute
  • Corporate Executive Board: HR Corporate Leadership Council

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Mar 2009

Business Intelligence Consultant

Insight Global (project specific subcontractor to Unisys supporting the GSA)
  • Hired as business intelligence subject matter expert and change agent to support the client in development, implementation and transformation of organizational strategy required to adopt enterprise business intelligence within the Federal Acquisition Service of the U.S. General Services Administration.
  • Developed and successfully conducted a Business Intelligence Maturity and Readiness Assessment on schedule and on budget.
  • Delivered strategic and tactical recommendations for effective organizational and departmental knowledge and information management.
Jul 2007 - May 2008

Director, Global Business Intelligence

PAREXEL International Corporation
  • Tasked with assuming the leadership role for corporate business intelligence.
  • Established the first business intelligence strategic plan and infrastructure to effectively support the corporate goal of achieving a 10% operating margin.
  • Directed a team of 3 professionals, in partnership with clients and IT development & support groups to implement innovative solutions such as Business Objects and Hyperion.
2001 - 2007

Director, Human Resources

PAREXEL International Corporation
  • Promoted to Director leading a team of 5 in the strategic direction, development, implementation and management of all HR technology solutions.
  • Exceeded 100% ROI on initial global compensation management system by saving $600K in less than 18 months.
  • Spearheaded enterprise learning & development transformation and technology deployment, insuring regulatory compliance, saving critical customers and revenues in excess of $70M.
  • Successfully coordinated 3 multi-national business acquisitions impacting several business units and more than 500 employees.
  • Led installations and upgrades of enterprise technology solutions exceeding $10M.
2000 - 2001

Associate Director, Human Resources

PAREXEL International Corporation
  • Promoted to Associate Director managing all compensation programs for 2500 employees including executive pay and sale commission plans.
  • Critical team member in requirements gathering, design and implementation of first centralized global employee database capable of adapting to future business needs.
  • Redesigned the management incentive bonus program benefiting 400 worldwide employees.
  • Co-managed design and execution of first integrated and globalize compensation budget process.
1998 - 2000

Manager, Human Resources

PAREXEL International Corporation
  • Hired to oversee the adoption of a new corporate HR strategy, as well as manage the HR transformation for each of 5 newly acquired companies.
  • Directed and mentored a team of 6 HR professionals in 3 locations.
  • Responsible for integration, deployment, training and management of all corporate HR policies, procedures and programs for the 300-employee division.
  • Reduced recruitment and training costs $500K in several months through the design and delivery of an employee-retraining program.
1995 - 1998

Director, Human Resources

National Rehabilitation Hospital, division of Medlantic Healthcare Corporation
  • Promoted to lead strategic direction and day-to-day operations of all HR services and team of 6 professionals.
  • Achieved $200K annual savings by outsourcing 3 key facility management departments.
  • Served as key HR executive member for 3 acquisitions, 3 joint ventures and 5 start-up outpatient clinics.
  • Generated $400K in annual cost savings through successful labor contract negotiations.
  • Successfully managed Joint Commission and DCRA human resource and training compliance audits with no deficiencies.
1989 - 1995

Director, Compensation and Benefits

National Rehabilitation Hospital, division of Medlantic Healthcare Corporation
  • Promoted to develop and administer all compensation and benefit programs and manage service center of 3 professionals supporting 700 employees.
  • Reduced vacancy rates from 23% to 5% through design and implementation of professional career development paths.
  • Achieved over $600K in annual savings with the redesign of compensation and self-insured benefit programs.
  • Slashed temporary staffing costs by 50% through development of flexible staffing options and per-diem staffing pools.
1987 - 1989

Human Resources Generalist

Capital Hill Hospital, division of Medlantic Healthcare Corporation
  • Developed, coordinated, and maintained all Human Resource functions for all clinical and administrative departments within 600-employee acute-care hospital.

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Ver.3

APM Group & The ISEB Foundation
Nov 2006

Effective Leadership

The Janus Company
2001

Project Management

Boston University CEC

References

References

Michael Brandt

Edward Eckenhoff