Seeking a new management position in a growing company that is experiencing rapid growth, organization development and or change.
A senior Human Resources executive with a strong understanding of international business, an ability to help organizations strengthen and grow. Effective partner of senior management to achieve strategic objectives and facilitate change. Possesses a wry sense of humor, an abundance of international operational experience and strong network of contacts.
Significant skills and experience in:
- Organization Development
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Integrations
- International Recruitment
- Workforce Planning and Structuring
- Employee Relations
- Compensation and Benefits
- Confidential Executive Recruiting
- Multi-site HR Management
- Team Builder
- Strong Influencer
- Offshore Development and Operations
- Change Management
- Succession Planning
- Crisis Management
- Strong Negotiator
- Culture Vulture
Jan 2006 - Present
Senior VP, HR and Corporate Affairs
Reporting to the CEO of this $50M private-equity backed software and solutions company servicing the Global 2000 with 4 supply chain management product lines via a Software-as-a Service model. Emptoris has successfully acquired and merged operations of 6 companies in the last 6 years and has significant offshore development in Pune, India.
Global responsibility for the creation and implementation of the company's people strategy. Built the department from the ground up. The company has grown from 250 employees to 500 employees globally through organic growth and acquisitions in the last three years. Focus areas include HR management, employee relations, customer service, recruitment, retention, succession planning, benefits, equity awards and administration, compliance and organization development and planning. Introduced multiple process- driven initiatives including an HRIS system. Also have the management, operations and staffing of other offices in Australia, India and Europe. Participate as an active member of the executive management team to develop and present programs in response to our strategic business needs as well as regular attendance and support of our Board of Directors. Implemented change management strategies to assist the growth. Designed and implemented a two tier succession planning program. Provided counsel to CEO on corporate restructuring efforts and employee communications. Participated and supported acquisitions by facilitating merger integration meetings; coordinated employee integration programs and managed all initiatives necessary to facilitate successful merger integrations.
Jan 2003 - Dec 2006
Vice VP HR & Corporate Development
Reporting to the CEO of this $100m+ global software solutions company, supporting clients in the service provider space, delivering OSS software and professional services.
Responsible for the strategic, global human resources of this aggressive pre-IPO company. NetCracker grew organically from 250 employees to more than 1200 employees during my 3 year tenure. Built a strong in-house recruitment team to support significant ramp up of hiring in North America, Europe and Australia. Managed two HR teams in North America and Russia that had global responsibility for all HR, recruitment and Immigration. Employee retention increased significantly to 95% in second and third years of tenure. Provided executive coaching and team-building; designed and published all HR policies and programs; and established excellent communication practices. Led efforts to open new offices in London and Australia. Supported multiple restructuring efforts based upon the change in the organization due to growth. Designed and implemented a successful, interactive training and orientation program that was used across the company's operations in London, France, Sweden, Belgium, Boston, Sydney, Russia and Ukraine. Handled all administrative functions of the business, including travel, office management and facilities. Also had responsibility for customized training, channel sales, inside sales and marketing groups temporarily during my tenure. Business had significant offshore development presence in Eastern Europe. Company acquired by NEC.
1999 - 2003
Exec Vice President HR & Operations
Reported to the President of this high tech public relations and marketing company.
Joined the technology division of this 2,000 employee company that had experienced significant challenges recruiting, retaining and training staff. Revamped the human resources function in North America and Europe. Managed all workforce planning and employment. Significantly increased employee retention from 75% to 90%. Responsible for all benefits - health insurance, life insurance, 401k, employee assistance program and wellness program. Assessed all employee training needs and created a boot camp learning program that was successful across offices. Significant focus on recruitment and retention of human capital with strong rewards and recognition programs to support retention. Redesigned performance review practices and rolled out new initiatives. Assisted senior management team with compensation and budget forecasting. In addition had management responsibility for IT, PR and Finance of the global practice division. Company acquired by the Interpublic Group.
1998 - 1999
SVP Human Resources & Operations
Pamet River Partners
$20m PR and advertising company with offices in North America.
Successfully planned and implemented new staffing model to downsize this PR and Advertizing Company and prepare it for acquisition. Managed the company wide reduction in force. Implemented new career development model. Streamlined recruitment and retention practices. In addition, managed small Finance and IT Departments.
1995 - 1998
Executive Vice President Human Resources
Boutique, Cause-Related PR Agency with offices in Boston and New York
Initially hired as Director of Human Resources, reporting to the CEO. This company had significant hiring and retention problems with no formal training or development programs. Designed and executed a comprehensive training program that encouraged staff retention. Received several promotions and held title of EVP of Operations. Responsibilities included facilitating all performance and compensation reviews, recruitment, benefits, administration and training. Also had overall responsibility for staff utilization and workforce planning and managed small IT and Finance groups.
1993 - 1995
Human Resources Rep.
Reebok is a l$200M+ leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Responsible for supporting day to day operational management of the global HR department. Participated in organization development strategies and brand recruitment. In addition, was involved in all aspects of the nuts and bolts of a large corporate HR group.