Talent management executive with extensive experience across the talent and organizational effectiveness space. A thought leader who dynamically blends strong interpersonal and social skills, humor, and performance metrics to obtain strategic organizational results.
Oct 2007 - Mar 2009
Sr. HR Manager, Talent Management
Responsible for the sourcing, attraction, selection, development, retention, evaluation, change management, performance management, and promotion of talent within the organization to drive organizational effectiveness.
Nov 1991 - Oct 2007
Jed Friend, Ph.D., LLC
Consulted with over 100 companies in the area of organizational effectiveness, as it relates to pre-employment testing at the executive levels, coaching, succession planning, career development, and talent and change management. Worked with such companies as Fujitsu, Health Management Associates, Lykes Brothers, Lykes Lines, Publix, Watkins Motor Lines (now FedEx), Raymond James, Home Shopping Network, Texas Instruments, Houston Rockets, Shells Seafood restaurants, and the Houston Astros.
Apr 1990 - Nov 1991
Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Sports Acrobatics Federation
Served as the COO of this national governing body, affiliated with the US Olympic Committee (USOC). Sports Acrobatics had hoped to become an Olympic sport, however, the International Federation merged with Gymnastics.
Jul 1988 - Jun 1990
Taught sport management, sport law, and sport organization courses, and conducted research.