Hands-on, results-driven human resources executive with solid understanding of business dynamics, competitive strategy and profitability. Adviser and coach to business leaders; employee champion. Expertise with and common sense approach to talent management, recruitment and retention, merger & acquisition activity, cost reductions, benefits administration, compensation, and employee relations.
HR lead in acquisitions with purchase price ranging from $2 - $60 million involving pre-close due diligence and post-close merger integration. Led HR activity for non-strategic business divestitures and facility consolidations. Facilitated cost reduction programs generating savings in excess of $5M while securing employee jobs and retaining key individuals. Orchestrated annual benefit renewals for self-insured health plan reducing employer costs, but maintaining competitive coverage. Introduced virtually no cost wellness program with biometric screenings, health risk assessments, walking programs, discounted health programs and regular health awareness newsletters. Replaced costly online recruitment subscriptions and advertising and agency expenses with lower cost tools while expanding reach for sourcing qualified candidates. Scripted periodic communications for CEO to use at all hands and other meetings.