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Strategy & Talent Professional

Work experience


Managing Director & HR Consultant

ThatMatters Consulting

Organizational Development Consulting Firm form startups, fast growth public or private companies

A human resources consulting firm focused on 21st century non-traditional services.  Develop Human Resources Strategic plans and organizational designs for companies.  Provide Human Resources audits and develop recommendations for companies to achieve their business objectives.

Developed and implemented highly effective human resources plans that enabled the organizations like Microsoft, HP, and Best Buy to achieve their objectives.  Translated the business’ objectives into executable strategic people plans.  Built a strong, responsive, service oriented cultures that balanced a clear understanding of the business’ needs with governance and broader human resources requirements, proactively recommending clear and direct courses of action.     

  • Implemented new Total Rewards Program Change (first in 10 years) with a $3 million savings and implemented first ever Patient Advocacy Program to employees and retirees, wellness initiatives, preventive care and work life initiatives.
  • Increased Diversity hiring representation from 38% to 56%; implemented the Minority Internship Program from 3 participants to 24.
  • Implemented new 237 loan procedures for all members, restated Pension Plan (first in 12 years), instituted on-the-spot employee recognition program, Leadership Pipeline Training for high potential employees.
  • Manage the full implementation of ADP HRMS Enterprise and other online services; spearheaded a process improvement initiative to streamline HR administrative practices and procedures.

Clients include: NetCom Learning, 4 startups, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Best Buy, Nigerian government, JD Power & Associates, Staples, Office Depot, Eleven Agency


Senior Director of Strategy & Talent


International Specialty Logistics Company founded in 1997 focused on fashion, entertainment, and technology.     

  • On a full-time basis, implemented the projects below to help the company support the revenue growth of 23% in a year. Company grew in size 70% per year over last 3 years. HR systems needed to be revamped for the next growth phase.
  • Created a collaborative process to drive cultural change and support the business model. Worked with executives and managers to develop value added pragmatic people solutions tailored to specific business objectives that align to overall missions, value and strategies.
  • Developed new performance review process to drive business objectives, corporate change, and behaviors. Enhanced the talent in the organization by developing Talent Review, Leadership Development Curriculum and drafted Succession process.
  • Used analytics to demonstrate fact based cost-benefits analysis that drove changes to people programs.
  • Developed the Centers of Excellence and Strategic Business Manager concept across organization.
  • Drove changes in corporate culture, countering “status quo” mindset to fuel process improvement initiatives that optimized efficiencies, enhanced productivity and improved internal/external customer service levels.
  • Brought leadership, focus and structure to a complacent logistics company to poise it for its next level of growth.
  • Led detailed assessments to identify value propositions for succession planning, strategic direction and restructuring.
  • Developed international policies and procedures, employee retention, performance management and succession plans for New York, California, Paris and London.
  • Established company wide metrics for monitoring and measuring regional and total company turnover, HR budget, litigation, and management terminations.
  • Worked in conjunction with other general managers to establish HR shared services model for efficiency and cost containment.
  • Conducted corporate level investigations in response to employee complaints and benefit fraud, including sexual harassment. Served as Corporate contact for all field HR legal matters. 
  • Created a human resources department that played an active role in creating a culture of high performance teams and encourage ownership amongst teams. Implemented an HR scorecard to hold the human resources department accountable to the business.  Increased HR employee engagement from 41% to 76%. 
  • Streamlined and restructured the HR team to focus on productivity, clarified roles and responsibilities as well as drive enhanced skills in the areas of business acumen, results orientation and relationship/partnership skills.
  • Cut HR expenses 12% by securing national services in outplacement, recruiting, compensation, payroll and training.
  • Manage the full implementation of BambooHR for HR administration and evaluations, Growth Engineering for training, and 7Geese for goal setting and performance; completed process improvement initiative to streamline HR administrative practices and procedures.
  • Revamped formal training/development organization with levels connected to careerpaths, engaging internal resources and 3rd party vendors to improve employee knowledge and performance in the areas of onboarding, finance, sales, customer service, and operations.
  • Designed a comprehensive benefits consolidation from 3 plans to 1 nationally with cost containment guarantees.
  • Championed development of a formal human resources architecture to standardize operations and provide the critical support for planned restructuring/expansion and accelerated growth.
  • Led HR strategic planning and oversight encompassing recruitment, compensation, benefits, payroll, employee relations, training/development, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Oversaw HR branding strategy which involved the creation of an employee communications program.
  • Increased the overall integrity of the company HR function through proper employee investigations, critical management feedback, and superior customer service.

Director of Innovation & Internet Strategies

Environmental Defense Fund

Business, innovation and e-commerce instructor


Associate Director of Innovation Consulting

Telfund Inc supporting Public Interest Research Groups & Fund for the Public Interest

Provide innovation and technology consulting services to 33 states and organizations associated with the PIRGs and Fund through the for-profit, Telefund Inc.




North Carolina State University




Vytautas Magnus University

Master in Business Administration


PHD Doctorate

Prescott College


Course Designed & Taught

Innovation Methods, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management - Keynotes, Seminars and Courses
  • Product and Service Development in the Internet Age
  • Economics of Ideas, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Technological Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Decision Making in the Biomedical Business
  • Energy Ventures
  • Healthcare Ventures with Social Impact
  • Seminar in Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Teams
  • Media Ventures
  • Building an Entrepreneurial Venture: Advanced Tools and Techniques
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Managing in Adversity
  • Entrepreneurial Sales
  • New Enterprises
  • Entrepreneurial Product Development and Marketing
  • Dilemmas in Founding New Ventures
  • Entrepreneurship Without Borders
  • Entrepreneurship Lab
  • Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Advantage - EMBA LEVEL
  • Competitive Strategy - EMBA LEVEL
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Competitive Dynamics and Strategy - Winning in Technology Markets
  • The Sociology of Strategy
  • Executing Strategy for Results
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy (EMBA LEVEL)
  • Readings in Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Management of Innovation
  • Organizing For Innovative Product Development
  • Scaling the Social Entrepreneurship Venture
  • Special Seminar in Management: The Business of Robotics
  • Technology Management
  • Introduction to Product Management

*EMBA = Executive MBA

Human Resources / OD

Human Resources
Fundamentals of Human Resources Management
How to Build a High-Performing Team Using the MBTI® Tool and Type
Successfully Applying the MBTI® Assessment: A Hands-on Refresher
Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Recruiting, Interviewing and Selecting Employees

Professional Management Development
Developing Executive Leadership
Successfully Managing People
The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results
Create a Respectful Workplace: Improve Morale, Increase Productivity and Achieve Business Goals
Leading Virtual and Remote Teams

Strategic Management
Strategic Planning
Change Management Workshop
Succession Planning: Developing Talent from Within

Training and Development
Instructional Design for Trainers
The Virtual Trainer: Success Strategies for Facilitating Live Online Training
Building Train the Trainer Materials
The Virtual Trainer: Success Strategies for Facilitating
Online training 101

Workforce Development
Moving from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader
Fundamentals of Human Resources Management

Leadership Skills
Critical Thinking
Developing Executive Leadership
Preparing for Leadership: What it Takes to Take the Lead

Project Management
Essentials of Project Management for the Non-project Manager
Obtaining a PMP

Business Analysis and Quality
Business Analysis Essentials
Requirements Development, Documentation, and Management

Business Skills
Assertiveness Training for New Managers
Improve Your Analytical Skills: Making Information Work for You
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
Managing Chaos: Tools to Set Priorities and Make Decisions Under Pressure

Communication Skills
Expanding Your Influence: Understanding the Psychology of Persuasion
How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact and Credibility
Negotiating to Win
Responding to Conflict: Strategies for Improved Communication

Technology Track

MTA IT Infrastructure track

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals         
Networking Fundamentals             
Security Fundamentals                  
Mobility and Device Fundamentals
Cloud Fundamentals


Microsoft Productivity

Office 365 Fundamentals
Office 365 Admin Support Skills: Core Concepts
Troubleshooting with the Office 365 Admin Center
Office 365 business scenarios
See What's New and Improved in Office 2016


Microsoft SharePoint

55029: Introduction to SharePoint 2013 for Collaboration and Document Management
55031: SharePoint 2013 End User
55033: SharePoint 2013 Site Collection and Site Administration
55035: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 for the Site Owner/Power User
55042: SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence
55049: PowerPivot, Power View and SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center for Analysts
55057: SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint Services
55063: Advanced SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence