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Human Resources Sales

Raleigh, North Carolina, 27617, United States
March 08, 2011

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Marc K. Leighton, M.S.

**** ********* ******* #*** ( Raleigh, North Carolina 27617

919-***-**** (

. Masters Degree in Human Resources with progressive experience in

providing leadership and strategic direction in multiple

organizational settings including high growth service related


. Adept at leading organizational transformation, aligning

organizational performance with business objectives, leveraging core

competencies, enhancing employee commitment, and improving operating

efficiencies and service.

. Managed human resource activities on multi-state and international

basis including, UK, France, Germany and Sweden. Start up, IPO and

publicly traded company experience.

. Results-driven with record of success in making contributions in

attaining P&L targets, cost control and achievement of corporate

objectives through human resource planning.

. Dedicated to aligning processes and practices to reflect corporate

vision and mission, as well as building, training, and developing high

performing and diverse teams.

. In-depth knowledge of human resource competencies including talent

acquisition, executive leadership development, employee relations,

organizational learning and development, compensation & benefits plan

design, HRIS,succession planning and human resources policy, practice

and legal compliance.

Professional Experience

Etrials, Inc. ( Morrisville, North Carolina ( 2007- Present

Provider of e-clinical software and services to pharmaceutical, biotech,

medical device and contract research organizations with sales of $60

million annually and 600 employees. Recognized as one of the Deloitte

Technology Fast 500. International operations in UK, France and Germany.

Director, Human Resources

. Strategic business partner providing cultural stewardship,

organizational development, traditional HR and quality management

initiatives to drive business results.

. Developed staffing models based on business and productivity needs and

established a national recruitment platform while reducing recruiting

costs $150k.

. Developed sales and incentive compensation plans to align management and

employees with business strategy and efforts to increase shareholder


. Provided strategic human resource leadership in due diligence reviews,

evaluations and decisions to pursue new business initiatives, mergers

and acquisitions.

. Implemented national training and development programs for management

and sales employees to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities to

meet long-range business goals.

First NLC Financial ( Deerfield Beach, Florida ( 2006-2007 Contract


National residential mortgage lender and a wholly owned subsidiary of

Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc., a leading national investment bank.

First NLC had 2,500 employees in 45 states and 6 regional operations

centers in the United States. Annual revenues $500 Million.

Director, Human Resources

. Managed national recruiting operations, supporting the corporate office,

6 operations centers, 23 outside sales regions and 72 retail branches.

. Enhanced processing and reporting functions by implementing a new

Oracle HRIS /Payroll system.

. Redesigned benefit programs reducing health insurance costs by $100,000

through creative cost containment measures and the restructuring of plans

and carriers.

. Provided advice and consultation to management on HR issues,

processes, policies, and problem resolution.

. Conducted human resource program compliance and risk management audits

to evaluate and comply with all applicable federal and state

employment laws.

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Professional Experience

Matria Healthcare (Marietta, Georgia ( 2002-2006

Leading manufacturer of medical devices, supplier of pharmacy and lab

supplies and provider of integrated programs and services focused on

wellness, disease management and informatics. Annual sales of $250 million

and 1,500 employees and operates in 50 offices in the United States.

International offices in Germany.

Director, Human Resources -Operations

. Staffed start-up IT and Informatics department hiring 150 professional

and technical professionals.

. Reengineered a pharmacy, laboratory and supply operation increasing

productivity 30% by implementing pay for performance plans.

. Centralized national recruitment to meet current and future business

needs while reducing recruitment budget by 35%.

. Developed comprehensive multi- division staffing models based on

productivity metrics reducing headcount by 15% through process

improvements and technology implementation.

MHM Services, Inc. ( Vienna, Virginia ( 1998-2002

A $200 million, 2,500 employee contract staffing company to Federal and

State healthcare and human services agencies in hospitals,nursing homes

and state mental health systems. The firm designs, implements clinical

service programs, and provides on-going management services in 18 states.

Director, Human Resources

. Delivered a responsive national staffing capability that ensured quick

response to critical staffing needs hiring 800 employees while

improving quality of hire.

. Provided ongoing advice and counsel to senior management and employees

on HR issues, change management, process improvement and

organizational design.

. Redesigned benefit programs reducing health insurance costs by

$100,000 through creative cost containment measures and the

restructuring of plans and carriers.

. Implemented compensation programs including job analysis and

evaluation, salary structure design, market pricing, pay for

performance, merit budget, incentive planning, and sales compensation


HCI Services, Inc. ( Charlotte, North Carolina ( 1992-1998

Developed and managed an effective human resource department for this 500

employee provider of on-site multi-specialty medical treatment to the long-

term care industry. Licensed professionals deliver mental health, podiatry,

dentistry and optometry services to nursing homes and senior residences in

12 states.

Manager, Human Resources

. Conducted full life cycle recruiting including sourcing, pre-

screening, interviewing, selection, compensation negotiations,

reference checks and on-boarding activities.

. Developed overall benefits strategy, plan design, vendor management

and budgeting with emphasis on cost containment.

. Designed and administered compensation programs to support strategic

goals and ensure internal equity and external competitiveness.

. Ensured compliance with appropriate federal and local laws and

regulations related to human resources/employment issues (wage and

hour, ERISA, Affirmative Action, COBRA, EEO, ADA and FMLA.


Master of Science in Human Resources Management ( Central Michigan

University -2000

Bachelor of Business Administration ( Western Michigan University


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