After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University’s renowned Department of Psychology, Bill has achieved success in the field of Human Resources Management for over 15 years. Most recently, he has directed the HR efforts in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland for a leading international Fortune 15 corporation. Bill has practiced HR management at a leading software company and has served as Director of HR at a leading international public relations firm. Bill holds a master’s degree from the Milano School of Management at the New School in Manhattan. He is trained and experienced in facilitated 360º feedback. Bill has appeared on the CBS Evening News as an authority on utilizing the Internet as a recruiting tool and he has been interviewed by News 12 Long Island. He has also been quoted on Vault.com as a compensation expert.
Sep 2006 - Present
Founder and Coach
As Founder and President, conceptualized and established a career coaching and human resources consulting practice equipping professionals and emerging leaders with empowerment and development tools to enable them to achieve career objectives. • Realized 75% profit during first year of operation by controlling expenses and developing new business utilizing innovative marketing tools and word of mouth referrals. • Developed multiple strategic plans to offer additional services including Human Capital Integration, Outplacement, Virtual Coaching and Staffing thus diversifying revenue streams. • Client testimonials show substantial returns on investment by way of securing positions with top employers and increased salaries.
Feb 2002 - Jan 2010
The Home Depot
Divisional HR Manager - Lead the execution of human resources initiatives in organizational effectiveness, staffing, training, performance management, employment practices and communications for more than 20 human resources professionals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. HR Manager - Managed HR for an $80 million store with over 250 associates. Specialty Sales Manager - Lead a team of sales supervisors, sales specialists and design consultants at one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most profitable stores. Accomplishments: • Founding member of regional diversity council. Initiatives have successfully made progress towards achieving The Home Depot’s Affirmative Action goals of increasing female and minority sales associates in our store locations by more than 10% annually. • Executed deployment of policy change initiatives related to reward & recognition, communications, recruiting & assessment, cultural change, discipline and performance management. Results included improvement in voluntary attrition by 5% and an 8% reduction in employee relations’ issues. • Successfully orchestrated the first mass-hiring forum to attract a high performance, diverse workforce for the Mid-Atlantic region, resulting in 400 candidates, of which 100+ were hired during a one-day event. • Officer of Affirmative Action Plan responsible for planning and executing “good faith efforts” to attract, motivate and retain a diverse workforce. Efforts exceeded affirmative action goals by 5%. • Lead the specialty and installed services groups at a $30 million store. Exceeded specialty sales plan by 1.7% in a declining home improvement market. Exceeded installed services plan by 14.8% and achieved the highest percentage of extended service plan sales in the district at 35.2% in 2009. • Honored with “Leading Change Award” for the efficient and successful integration of new human resources initiatives.
Jan 1999 - Sep 2001
Director of Human Resources
As Director of Human Resources for its world headquarters in Manhattan, lead a team of human resources professionals in areas of recruiting, training, associate relations, development and compliance. • Collaborated with global practice leader to develop and implement new staffing strategy to ensure optimal deployment of existing staff, ultimately leading to increased contracts and billable hours by more than 10%. • Established training program for development of junior staff resulting in a 30% increase in internal promotions a reduction in external hires and the costs associated with those hires. Achieved a 20% decrease in the average cost per hire. • Oversaw 10% staff reduction of workforce during large-scale downsizing following the collapse of dot.com businesses industry wide. Resulted in 100% achievement of profitability goal.