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Human Resource Leader
To bring a unique combination of passion, leadership and talent management
experience to the leadership of a midsize company or business unit
that needs a highly organized and versatile business partner to lead
the Human Resource function and play a variety of roles in the growth
and success of the company.
Systems and Metrics
— Bloomington, MN
business unit providing global computer based testing solutions for
IT, academic, government and professional testing in a global network
of secure testing centers. $ million in sales and , employees
VP of Human Resource,
Reporting to the business
unit CEO, led the North American HR organization with direct reports
and HR professionals. Promoted to VP Human Resource from Director
in and given dotted line responsibility for EMEA and APAC HR.
Played a key role
in ensuring the successful integration of the Promissor acquisition
that doubled the size of the N.A. business. Structured and implemented
programs that supported the achievement of business synergies and all
financial performance metrics.
HR strategic plan and functional development plan in support of the
business growth objectives and demand for global talent.
Led the development
of VUE’s first Global Succession/Talent Management Strategic plan
executed Talent/Succession Review process for flowing best talent to
most critical needs; critical moves for and planned moves in
COO to develop strategy for contract vs. employee labor needs within
the IT Software Development and QA departments, reducing costs by $,
in the first year.
framework for leadership and functional areas in support of the CEO’s
initiative for developing a high performance culture.
of turnover, leading leaders to own it and reduced rate from % to
% in field operations.
first formal online, competency based performance review program, creating
a flexible and wellreceived tool that is currently being adopted across
Pearson North American business units.
strategy and linked rewards philosophies; attracting % first choice
external hired COO/Director candidates, identifying and developing
high potential leaders, retaining % of top talent within the company
Wireless Services — Chaska, MN
manufacturing organization specializing in the repair of telecommunication
equipment. $ million in sales and , employees
Human Resource, to
Reporting to the Division
CEO, recruited to fulfill a broad range of HR functions, including recruiting
and training employees, establish clear performance objectives, overseeing
disciplinary action and develop talent strategy.
Achieved $m cost
savings within first year by reducing reliance on contract labor over
three work shifts.
strategy that would bring in the right talent Brought the majority
of formerly outsourced recruiting functions inhouse to reduce billable
hours from + to less than per month.
firstever standardized disciplinary procedures and tracking system
that insulated company from legal risk and ensured consistent and fair
implemented a rewards strategy to meet the business growth objectives
devised creative and costeffective incentive and moraleboosting
programs including special events and a tiered awards structure that
increased employee satisfaction and productivity.
orientation program to support the business growth and reduce contract
and Sill — Plymouth, MN
and manufacturing organization specializing in the home improvement
and retail hard surfaces markets. $ million in sales and employees
Human Resource, to
Reporting to the CEO,
recruited to establish the HR function in a fast growing, entrepreneurial,
privately held multistate, sales driven retail and manufacturing organization.
strategy: reduced medical benefit costs from % above national market
to % below while improving benefits most valued by employees, enhanced
linkage of executive/sales compensation, redesigned field sales program
with the owners, recruit top sales staff and train in best practices
sales techniques, establish clear, measurable performance objectives.
processes for overseeing disciplinary action and develop talent strategy
for sales staff.
of the management team that restructured and divested the hard surface
manufacturing division and moved to importing and outsourcing strategy.
Achieved an $k
annual reduction in Worker’s compensation payments through effective
safety programs and aggressive case management.
management level sales compensation and bonus plans that motivated and
improved by % our ability to generate internal growth of management
talent and diversity.
Designed and implemented
a recruiting and interviewing best practices strategy that reduced turnover
from % to % in months adding over $k to the bottom line.
technology services — Golden Valley, MN
services organization specializing in the repair of technology equipment.
$ million in sales and , employees
Human Resource, to
Reporting to the CEO, recruited
to establish the corporate HR function in a fast growing, entrepreneurial,
privately held multistate technology services organization. Promoted
in to Director and relocated from the CA facility to Minnesota.
based pay standards and designed wage and bonus programs tied to business
goals to place newly merged company in a more competitive compensation
position. Improved new hire acceptance rate to % and halted the loss
of key personnel.
Designed and implemented
a national training and development partnership with local community
colleges to train technical staff and deliver management courses at
no cost to the company. Improved technical skills and provided retention
incentives to critical staff.
indepth organizational evaluation providing a detailed plan for initiating
culture changes within the corporate office. Conducted seminars for
senior managers on management practices and their effect on a positive
of MN — Minneapolis, MN
Masters of Art in Human
Resource and Industrial Relations,
University — Miami, FL
Masters in Business Administration,
International University —
Bachelor of Business Administration
Major in Finance and International Business,
SPHR Senior Professional
in Human Resources,
Society for Human
Resource Management SHRM
Twin Cities Human
World at Work
of Training & Development ASTD
Kenexa/Webhire, Oracle, KnowledgePoint, Quicken, Visio
MS Office Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook