My objective is to obtain a position of responsibility and problem solving within an organization with growth potential, challenging work environment, and where I have the opportunity to continue applying my existing skills and knowledge, while being challenged to learn new skillsets or expand existing ones.
Senior HR professional with over 20+ years of delivering successful HR services & solutions and whose business leadership & communication skills have driven team success across several companies spanning 4 industries (manufacuring, technology, business services, & engineering). HR Business Strategist and change agent who spearheads and delivers on mission-critical initiatives to support and advance growth and competitive advantage. Highly skilled at implementing and using knowledge-based HR automation and enterprise technology. A flexible leader with a "can do" attitude, an excellent listener and mentor, who thinks strategically while possessing roll-up-the-sleeves skills and work ethic to get the job done and done well. I am serious about my work, but I like to laugh and always strive to do what is best for my internal and external clients. The result; CEO's stop worrying about managing HR activities and can focus on their own priorities.
ACHIEVEMENTS & SUCCESSES
- Credited with directing best in class organizations that have consistently achieved aggressive revenue and profit objectives.
- Established 4 diverse Human Resources departments and successfully transitioned HR delivery team into key business partners.
- Transformed underperforming businesses into top producers while accelerating growth and market expansion through major human capital initiatives.
- Achieved a high level of success in recruiting and retaining valued talent, reducing costs and risks, building leadership capabilities, and delivering total workforce solutions.
- Aligning HR and business goals
- Leveraging HR technology for maximum productivity
- Supporting rapid growth and necessary downsizings
- Building multi-cultural HR valuable with both employees and non-US corporate ownership
Human Resources Generalist / Manager
Sep 2011 - Present
Special Education Paraprofessional
Collaborated with others who apply differing methodologies to solving problems and continuously improve. Specifically, students identified with learning disorders including Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and anxiety disorders to engage them more effectively with their educational experiences and aid in their learning processes. Also work with students that are not college-bound to develop job skills (employment application completion, resume and cover letter development, interviewing skills, time management, social literacy, and independence)
Mar 1993 - Jan 2013
Vice President & Treasurer; Board of Directors
Responsible for overseeing and managing the overall financial health of the credit union. Play ongoing role through the completion of an acquisition by Garden Savings FCU in developing strategic plan and objectives. Guide all HR activities covering administrative staff. Oversee email, website and information systems operations. Lead team of two direct reports.
Mar 2006 - Jun 2008
Manager, Corporate HR
Led HR for this $600M, 550-employee soda ash producer. Managed employee relations, compensation, benefits, recruiting, training coordination, policy development, performance management and HRIS. Secondary functions included first step grievance, CBA administration and interpretation in support of unionized facilities. Assessed HR requirements of companies considered for acquisition, and integrated all HR and payroll systems. Controlled $1M budget. Led team of eight.
Jan 2004 - Feb 2006
Recruited to establish an HR department. Developed integrated HR system supporting rapid growth for this 90-employee provider of workforce management software solutions, including ADP, Link2GL, Link2HR, PeopleSoft, and Oracle. Designed compensation, benefits and payroll structure. Built strong employee relations. Successfully managed self-insured health benefit plan despite extremely tight cash flow. Controlled $200K budget. Directly supervised one HR / payroll administrator and one office clerical / receptionist.
May 2000 - May 2001
Hands-on manager hired to take a clerical HR operation and transition it to a professional HR/Payroll department in conjunction with handling activities that included employee relations, benefit design and administration, policy manual development and implementation, payroll processing (Ceridian), compensation design and administration, full cycle recruitment & on-boarding activities, legal compliance of HR & payroll activities, corporate communications and HRIS activities.
Jul 1999 - May 2000
Manager, Human Resources
Human resource manager selected to development and deliver a standalone HR function (separating it from NEC Corporate oversight) and partner with Japan’s HR Director to ensure effective advancement of all research activities within the Institute. Responsible for handling all aspects of HR, from policy handbook development & implementation to benefits administration, problem solving, and salary plan development and administration.
Sep 1994 - Dec 1994
Certificate - Payroll Administration
Jan 1992 - Dec 1994
Certificate - Microcomputer Applications
Jan 1992 - Jan 1993
Certificate - Human Resources Administration
Jan 1977 - Jan 1981
Bachelor of Science
BS degree in Industrial Relations / Human Resources Management
BS degree in Management & Organizational Behavior
May 1989 - Present
Human Resources Certification Institute
Jan 2011 - Jan 2016
State of New Jersey
Society for Human Resources Management (1982 to Present)
Roxbury Township Recreation - Referee Coordinator
Roxbury Township Recreation Soccer Coach
Soccer F-License (State of New Jersey)
Photography, travel throughout the US, soccer (coaching), astronomy, baseball, computers.