Vice President Human Resources Resume
|Desired Industry: Computer Software/Programming
|Desired Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia
||Date Posted: 7/23/2006
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: Immediadte
|Desired Wage: 150,000+
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
|Highest Degree Attained: MBA
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Hands-on, “roll-up-the-sleeves” HR leader, working as a business partner for companies that achieve competitive advantage through their intellectual capital. Charismatic and effective manager, well liked and respected at the Board and individual-contributor level alike.
Plectrum Human Resources, Inc. Atlanta, GA
President and CEO 04/2001 – present
Founded Plectrum to help mid-sized clients convert their human resources into a source of true competitive advantage. Outstanding reviews from clients in aerospace, law, software and other industries. Provided low-cost payroll, leading-edge compensation, employee relations and training programs on an outsourced basis. Consistently lowered client's benefit costs while providing same-or-better coverage. Intervened to resolve numerous employee-relations problems that would otherwise have resulted in litigation.
Entrust, Inc. Dallas, TX
VP Human Resources 06/2001 – 10/2003
Extensive interaction with Board of Directors at this pre-eminent Internet security company. Managed and streamlined international HR operations in US, Canada and EU. Streamlined compensation plans and created innovative “relative value index” for comparison across international and domestic offices. Repriced stock options.
Intergenerational Planning, LLC (TimeTo.com) Boston, MA
Chief People & Administrative Officer 12/1999 – 04/2001
Hand-picked by the top management at Scudder Kemper Investments to launch their Internet start-up, in conjunction with the AARP. Personally sourced and hired the entire staff of nearly 175. Led the search for a top-notch CEO and CIO in the highly competitive era of dot-com growth. Implemented all HR and administrative infrastructure. Negotiated leases and supervised office construction, purchasing, and other functions. With the decline of the Internet economy, led reorganization and downsizing. Regular interaction with Board of Directors.
Giga Information Group Cambridge, MA
VP Human Resources 04/1998 – 11/1999
Built a world-class team of research analysts for this highly acclaimed successor to the Gartner Group. Guided company through IPO in conjunction with CEO and CFO. Restructured sales force for 2x productivity with 25% fewer staff. Implemented “Giga University,” expat program, comprehensive compensation structure.
Vanstar Corporation Atlanta, GA
Director, Human Resources 4/1993 – 04/1998
During exponential growth period, drove the conversion from “unaccountable entrepreneurship” to interdependent corporate structure for this $2.5 billion networking services company. Extensive executive coaching. Implemented competency-centric HR management for 3500 consulting professionals. Managed all HR due diligence in seven acquisitions.
Seer Technologies, Inc. / CSFB First Boston New York, NY and Cary, NC
Director, Human Resources 7/1986 – 03/1993
Joined a group of key employees from the leading investment banking firm of the time, First Boston Corporation, to found and build Seer Technologies as a joint-venture with IBM. Hired all key staff and built the HR function, creating one of the first work-hard/play-hard cultures in IT service firms. Managed all HR and associated administrative functions from “start-up” through IPO. Opened international and domestic offices.
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 6/1986
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
Bachelor of Arts (AB) 6/1982
Adept at identifying “pain points” at all levels of the organization and crafting a responsive HR strategy. Managed multiple mergers/acquisitions as well as downsizing when necessary. Expanded organizations internationally.
Pre-eminent interviewer and recruiter, expert at implementing recruiting processes and procedures for high-volume staffing efforts. Recruit employees, executives, board of directors with equal ease.
Able to build complex comp structures “from the ground up” – beginning with job analysis and market pricing. Managed a “total compensation” approach.
Consistently provide same-or-better benefits at same-or-lower cost through creative plan design, aggressive cost management. Health, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement programs, including defined-benefit (pension) plans.
Training & Development
Experienced, engaging, effective trainer. Created competency-centric HR management and employee development programs. Experienced implementing college recruiting/training programs. Expert in hi-pot identification and development.
Computer Science (undergraduate) and Strategic Management (graduate) at Bentley College (Waltham MA), Marymount College (Arlington, VA), Farleigh-Dickenson University (East Rutherford, NJ)
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed insurance broker (Georgia); Series 6, 7, 63 (lapsed) advanced openwater SCUBA
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