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Human Resources Management

Naperville, Illinois, 60564, United States
March 22, 2011

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Thomas Stanton

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Naperville, IL 60564


Senior-Level Human Resources MBA Professional with extensive experience in

premier global organizations. An analytical conceptual thinker with proven

problem solving skills in aligning human resources vision and strategy to

achieve business objectives. Insightful trust-builder and team player with

strategic focus. Skilled cultural change agent with the ability to

influence human resources policy. Experienced in all areas of Human

Resources including talent acquisition, employee relations, performance

management, compensation, mergers/acquisitions and reorganizations.


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Chicago, IL 4/2007-


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty is a division of Allianz SE, a Fortune

50 corporation and a leader in the global insurance/financial industry.

Assistant Vice President/Sr. Director, Human Resources

1/2010 - 11/2010

Human Resources Director 4/2007

- 12/2009

. Led HR team for integration of newly acquired units. Managed

compensation and various incentive

plan policy alignment, benefit analysis and integration, people

integration, job mapping and

regionalization resulting in a $600 million annual revenue addition

and a 100% headcount gain.

. Managed the Talent Acquisition program for North America. Drove and

implemented improvements to

the talent acquisition and pipeline recruiting initiatives to respond

to rapidly changing

company/environment/market conditions.

. Managed the Talent Management program for North America including

counseling both managers and employees on performance management, the

implementation of a S.M.A.R.T. goal philosophy, succession planning,

and strategic organizational design changes.

. Interacted daily with Sr. Executives on all Human Resource issues.

. Managed international business start-ups within the Americas.

. Aligned the Americas Human Resources with global business initiatives.

. Researched and implemented human resources policies and procedures,

ensuring compliance,

accuracy and ease of understanding.

. Partnered with HR colleagues to redesign Corporate HR structure and

implement a shared services

model resulting in the more effective use of resources and a more

efficient support structure.

Managed Compensation in order to attract and retain top talent.

. Managed Employee Relations cases from investigations through

implementation resulting in successful de-escalation of conflicts and

facilitating the resolution of grievances.

. Created and managed HR budget ensuring expenditures remained within


. Created and implemented policies to improve efficiency, reduce cost

and introduce Human Resources

as a "Business Partner" within the organization.

. Analyzed benefit package and led the Benefits function through the

open enrollment process.

. Directed several downsizings, meeting the organization's cost savings

goals and risk targets. Upheld the dignity of impacted employees,

fostering good will on the part of remaining employees.

. Counseled both Managers and Employees on all aspects of Human


. Partnered with other internal business owners to assist with the

creation of business expansion and

quality improvement projects.

. Reduced company turnover by 9%.

Alstom Train Life Services, Naperville, IL

10/2004 - 4/2007

Alstom, Train Life Services is a division of Alstom Worldwide a Fortune 500

Company. It is one of the words largest manufacturers of high-speed rail,

power generation equipment, marine production and rail maintenance and


Human Resources Manager

. Developed and implemented policies and procedures for start-up


. Recruited to sustain a 62.5% growth rate.

. Trained managers and employees in proper performance evaluation

procedures and ratings.

. Managed Payroll administration for all U.S. sites.

. Counseled both employees and managers in regards to employment

laws, procedures and policies.

BP/Castrol Industrial North America, Downers Grove, IL


BP(British Petroleum), a Fortune 50 corporation and leader in the Gas and

Oil industry acquired Burmah Castrol in March 2001 in order to strengthen

their offerings within the manufacturing and distribution of the

lubricant/chemical industry.

Training and Resource Manager

. Initiated performance management program from inception through


. Managed all position vacancies in regards to budget approvals,

recruiting and interviewing.

. Participated on the Learning Management System team in order to

implement self-service training.

. Provided Human Resource support for over 400 employees throughout

54 sites within the U.S. and


. Created and implemented succession plans in order to provide

seamless personnel changes.

. Counseled both Management and employees on Human Resource issues.

Castrol Industrial North America, Downers Grove, IL


Castrol Industrial North America was a division of Burmah Castrol, a leader

in the Oil and Gas industry specifically focused on the manufacturing and

servicing within the lubricant/chemical sector.

Staffing Specialist

. Managed Talent Acquisition for 60 sites throughout U.S. and


. Managed the College Recruiting program from creation through


. Developed and implemented the e-recruiting program.

. Managed all relocations throughout U.S. and Canada.

. Created and presented the New Employee Orientation program.

. Successfully managed a union petition drive in order that the

company remained non-union.

. Chosen by Executive Management Team to curtail union organizing

efforts throughout all locations within the U.S.

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is a major educational research

university which ranks as one of the top 50 research-funded institutions in

the nation.

Personnel Officer II/III

. Appointed Chairmen of the Position Elimination Team, responsible for

humanely dealing with workforce reductions while not violating civil

service rules and union agreements.

. Managed recruiting and hiring for over 100 classifications

throughout the University and Medical Center.

. Managed minority hiring throughout the University.

. Counseled employees and management.

. Conducted union grievance hearings and rendered decisions.

. Promoted to Personnel Officer III within one year.


MBA, Human Resource Management/Marketing, Lewis University, Romeoville,

IL. 1993

BA, Marketing, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL.

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