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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.

Work experience

Oct 2007Mar 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 1991Oct 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 1990Nov 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 1988Jun 1990

Visiting Professor

Taught sport management, sport law, and sport organization courses, and conducted research.



Texas A&M University