Summary

Warren Wong is a talent management manager with more than two decades of progressive human resources management experience. He has a successful leadership track record in working in high growth complex matrix organizations ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 companies in North America and Asia.

As a strategic business partner, change agent, and member of senior management teams, Warren successfully established or led the Canadian human resources functions for national and global internet/technology companies.

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Mar 2011

Principal Consultant

The University of British Columbia

ØResponsible for the development and execution of the university’s centralized employer relations strategy including marketing, business development and staff leadership/mentorship.

Jan 2008 - Jul 2010

Vice President & Chieft Talent Officer

Elastic Path Software Inc.

ØRecruited by the President & COO to reorganize the Human Resources function to support the continued doubling of revenue year over year.Contributed to industry recognition as “Emerging Company of the Year” in 2009.

ØCreated and implemented the talent management strategy that enabled the company to acquire, organize, cultivate and retain top talent in Canada and the United Kingdom.

ØIdentified, hired and mentored a team of four who collectively hired an average of one new employee per day while increasing employee retention and increasing talent density.

Aug 2007 - Jan 2008

Vice President of Human Resources & Administration

http://www.digital-dispatch.com

ØReporting to the CEO led a team of five in the delivery of HR and administrative services.

ØResponsible for the turnaround of the company’s human resources function that resulted in an increase in its impact and influence with staff.

ØKey contributor in acquisitions in Europe and in the United States.

May 2003 - Apr 2006

Senior Human Resources Manager

http://www.ebay.com

ØIntegral part of the management team that built and opened a 24x7 international customer support centre of more than 1,000 people.Achieved a first year retention rate of 93%.

ØRapidly recruited qualified staff that enabled operations to exceed customer satisfaction and productivity targets.

ØSelected and mentored five high performing and empowered HR professionals.

Feb 2002 - Apr 2003

Director of Employee Experience

Resort Reservations Network Inc. an Intrawest Company

ØMember of corporate executive team reporting to the President and CEO.  Responsible for the development and execution of company human resources architecture and strategy.

Ø Effectively led six HR professionals and ensured the on-going delivery of people programs and practices that supported business operations in Canada and the United States. 

Sep 1998 - Dec 2001

Vice President of People & Organizational Development

Burnstand Inc.

ØReporting to the President & CEO responsible for the start-up, development, implementation and  strategic leadership of human resources in eleven offices throughout North America.

Ø Leading seven HR professional developed HR practices that contributed to the company wining a number of industry awards and accolades including Canadian Top 50 Performing Stocks.

Jul 1997 - Aug 1998

Vice President of Human Resources & Corporate Services

Orion Technologies Ltd.
Apr 1995 - Jun 1997

Principal and Owner

Ademma Consulting

Owner manager of consulting business.  Provided general human resources and recruitment services for small to large local and international businesses. 

Mar 1991 - Mar 1995

Director of Human Resources

SHL Systemhouse Inc.

ØLed the HR department for Western Canada, United States Pacific Northwest and Asia Pacific regions.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

HR start up and leadership

University relations and on-campus recruitment

Recuitment and executive search

Mergers and acquisitions

Employee relations

Staff development and leadership

Human resources planning