Summary

Senior Human Resources executive with proven success in leading companies through the different business cycles. Expertise in: organizational development, training, compensation, employee/labor relations, compliance, policies and procedures, safety, benefits, conflict resolution, employee selection/retention, and recognition programs.Strengths in: developing and implementing strategic plans for human capital that drives corporate strategy; visualizing and developing proactive solutions to complex problems, and providing innovative and creative solutions. Skilled in mergers & acquisitions and the integration of the entities.

Work History

Work History

Group Director Human Resources

Edwards Groups

Reported to the President. Designed, developed and implemented strategic plans to manage the Human Resource Function in three manufacturing plants. Conducted due diligence for the acquisition of a division of Lockheed.

·Key member of the merger and acquisition team. Conducted the due diligence of the Human Resource programs.

·Reduced grievances by 80% and won all grievances during employment with Edwards.

·Reduced training cost by 50% TQM by partnering with EPT.

Regional Manager Human Resources

Freddie Mac

Regional Human Resources Manager

Managed the Human Resources function in the Western Region. Generalist duties included Employment, Employee Relations, and Benefits.Directed a staff of 3 employees and managed the employment budget for the Western Region.

·Transformed the Human Resources function into a solid business partner within Western Region.

·Successfully downsized and out-placed the Western Region with no litigation and preserved the morale of the survivors.

Consultant

RRossignol

Consulted on all aspects of human resources to clients such as: Walt Disney Feature Animation Company, CALTECH University, Special Devices Inc., Frontier Systems Inc. Reviewed and updated policy and procedure manuals and handbooks. Provided technical expertise on employee relations and employment issues including compliance with state and federal labor laws. Conducted investigations.

·Used my technical skills to recruit employees in different industries: Walt Disney, CALTECH and Special Devices

·Drafted responses for DOL, DFEH, and EEOC. 

Director Human Resources

Cerwin Vega

Reported to the President of Cerwin Vega. Responsible for designing, developing and implementing the strategic HR plans necessary to support the strategic growth, of the company. Managed a budget of $2 million and a staff of 3 employees. Transformed the HR function from a necessary evil to a business partner. Made significant improvements in Organizational Development, Employment, Employee Relations, Compensation, and Training.

·Implemented the first program of its kind involving EDD to prevent the laying off 30% of the skilled workforce. Retained critical skills in production to keep the business running during a downturn.

·Saved the company 50% of its training cost while increasing critical skills of the workforce by training all employees in MRP and production employees in SPC and quality.

·Set up Steering Committee to create mission and values of the organization.

Vice President Human Resources

First Look Studios

Responsible for designing, developing and implementing the strategic human capital plans necessary to support and meet First Look’s fast growth as a full service entertainment company. Design programs that enable the company to attract and retain employees. Managed a budget in excess of $1 million and a staff of 3 employees

  • Developed and led programs to communicate the company vision, direction, and to encourage employees to function as a team.
  • Led a comprehensive restructuring initiative that resulting in $4 million in annual cost savings.
  • Developed and implemented policy for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Reduced manpower by 20% with zero litigation.
  • Reduced company’s exposure to litigation by designing, and implementing employee relations training programs.

·Developed benefit plans without increase in cost that improved utilization of plans and employee satisfaction.

  • Designed and managed the first workforce plan to meet the company’s growth of 25%. Managed the workforce plan to save $850k.
  • Reduced workers compensation cost by 30% within one year.
  • Develop a total compensation program to achieve our talent management and retention goals.      

Director Consulting

Employers Group

Provide Human Resources Consulting. Project include Compensation plan, Benefits Analysis, Develop Employee Handbooks, Severance, WARN, Sex Harassment, Training, Investigations., Workers Compensation, HR Audits, Payroll Audits, Develop response to Department of Laborclaims, Review current policy and procedures. 

Apr 2009 - Present

CEO

RTR Consulting Inc.

Clients include Employers Group, LAFRA, Mt. Saint Mary’s, Relativity Media, Western International Security, Tower General Contractors, Lees Pottery, Nook Sleep Systems, 2degrees Ventures, Image Solutions, etc. Provide Human Resources Consulting. Project include Compensation plan, Benefits Analysis, Develop Employee Handbooks, Severance, WARN, Sex Harassment, Training, Investigations., Workers Compensation, HR Audits, Payroll Audits, Develop response to Department of Laborclaims, Review current policy and procedures. 

Education

Education

Human Resources Certificate

UCLA
Sep 1977 - Jun 1980

BA

UCLA