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Human Resource Management Consulting Firm. Affiliated consultant providing HR and labor relations consultation and program development services to client companies (5 to 7000 employees) in a broad spectrum of industries.

  • Designed and conducted comprehensive employee relations audits to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations as well as administrative efficiency and cost effectiveness in each area of human resources.
  • Consulting projects include specialized programs related to strategic planning/policy and procedure development (domestic and international), hiring and recruiting, performance planning and appraisal, compensation and benefits review and design, acquisition and merger analysis (HR related), substance abuse, supervisory training, insurance cost control, and safety.
  • Developed cost-effective and practical tools to establish/update HR department and policies including: Employee Handbook, Employee Performance Appraisal Guide, Hiring and Recruiting Guide. Created monthly client newsletter with analysis of human resource issues, legislation and court decisions.


(pre/post IPO)Internet search and web-based communications, software, publishing, and video applications.Leadership Candidate Development/Recruiting-Engineering (2/05-2/06)                   

Partnered with Leadership Recruiters and Leadership Hiring Committee (VP’s) to recruit VP’s, Directors, and Managers– Domestic and International Engineering and Mobile/Wireless Development.Candidate Relationship Management/Database-2300+ leads, candidates/research, profiles, resumes.Staffing Consultant for Java Software Group (2004)


Principal Consultant

HART & ASSOCIATES, Executive Search and Staffing Solutions
  • Executive leadership and senior individual contributor searches, talent management and human resources consulting.  My success is driven by my commitment to assist clients in developing a talent strategy that will attract the best-qualified candidates. The results are lasting client relationships built on trust.  Search Services include:
  • Exceptional ability to position client’s brand to attract top talent-expertise in integrating social media into the search strategy by building an “online presence” and communicating opportunities to targeted candidates beyond the company career site.
  • Partnering with client’s leadership & hiring teams. Selection and interview effectiveness is ensured by understanding real job needs and training hiring managers and interview teams to assess competency, motivation, and fit.
  • “Best Practices” Search Methodology- optimization of technology, tools and social media by using powerful and cost effective web based tools to improve recruiting performance and tracking.  Research is extensive, thorough, and current for each search.
  • Sourcing top performing active and passive candidates.
  • Search Process Management:  Role definition/position profile, search strategy, research, candidate generation & management, interview team training-candidate assessment/interviews, reference checks, offer recommendation/negotiation and candidate on-boarding for long term success.
  • Executive Search & Recruiting Initiatives:      Executive Searches      Performance Based Hiring Strategy-Workforce Planning, Interview Training, Tools      Sourcing Roadmaps by Job Category-Mentoring Recruiters and Technical Sourcers      Building a Recruiting Culture-Employee Referral/Networking Skills Training      Candidate Relationship Management-Tracking/Pipelining/Communications
Mar 2006Present

TELLME NETWORKS, A Microsoft Subsidiary

Voice-enabled mobile search, directory assistance and internet based speech-driven customer service platforms.

Leadership Searches:

  • Vice President, Team Development (HR)
  • Senior Director, Tellme Services Business Unit
  • Senior Director, Enterprise Partner Programs
  • Director, Shared Services Product Management
  • Director, Enterprise Program and Product Management
  • Director, Enterprise Marketing; Microsoft Business Manager reporting to CEO
  • Managers: Technical Product Management, Account Management, Business Development, Marketing, Public Relations, Partner Management
  • Senior Software Engineers

Candidate Relationship Management/Database-5000+ leads/candidates in all job categories.

Recruitment Consulting: Tellme/Microsoft recruitment process integration. Implemented use of internet sourcing tools & tracking to build quality candidate pipeline and relationships.



Programmable logic devices and software development tools.

  • Management and technical recruiting services provided to Systems Solutions Group, Intellectual Property Business Unit, Corporate Marketing, Sales, Design, Operations, Finance, Technology, Engineering, and IS.
  • Recruitment focus: Intellectual Property Engineering Director; Asia Pacific Marketing Manager (Hong Kong based), Product Marketing Managers; Applications, Business Development, Product Planning and Design Engineering positions from Semiconductor, EDA, Wireless, Telecom, Networking, and Intellectual Property companies.


Executive Search and HR Consulting services. Affiliated consultant to JS Robertson clients.

  • Industry Focus: Semiconductor manufacturing and related capital equipment, data communications, software products and services, computer and peripheral devices and biotechnology. Start-up, emerging high-growth and established technology companies.
  • Position Focus: Management and senior individual contributors in engineering, software, finance and administration, human resources, information technology, marketing and sales.
  • Consulting Services: Hiring Process Audits, On-Line Applicant Tracking Systems.


Global energy company involved in oil and gas exploration, production, refining, marketing and transport.

  • Chevron Overseas Petroleum: Managed expatriate employee relocation, policy development and implementation, compensation and benefits, manpower/succession planning.
  • Chevron Corporation: Hired onto a fast-track two year MBA program. Managed key projects including development of the Chevron Benefits Retirement Plan, Computer Services Business Unit Relocation budget analysis and presentation to Executive Committee, Richmond Refinery employee and labor management relations. Certified Benefits Administrator.


National department store specializing in clothing, jewelry, household goods and furniture.

  • Assistant Executive Employment Manager responsible for recruitment of executives in merchandising, operations, data processing, restaurant, security and finance, and management of College Recruiting Program including 17 universities nationwide.


BA-Economics and International Relations (Double Major)


Additional Education:

  • UC Extension-EDA and ASIC Technologies for Managers
  • Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies (AIRS)-Corporate Training
  • Human Resources-Staffing/Recruitment-Seminars/Webinars (On-going)

MBA-Masters in Business Administration



Tech industry search consultant with proven track record in Executive Search and designing innovative and relevant recruitment initiatives. Excel at partnering with clients to build-out management teams from early-stage through market leadership. Passionate about aligning business plans to recruiting/sourcing strategies to ensure proactive talent management. Experienced in retained search, corporate Human Resource management, staffing and generalist roles, and Human Resource consulting.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Human Capital Institute
  • HRCA-Human Resource Consultants Association
  • SHRM-Society for Human Resource Management
  • Women’s High Tech Coalition
  • Software Development Forum
  • San Jose State University-Guest Lecturer on Creative Leadership (Department of TV/Radio/ Film/and Theatre)