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Human Resources Resource

Boulder, Colorado, United States
August 30, 2017

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Boulder, CO 978-***-****


START-UPS • STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION • HIGH GROWTH ORGANIZATIONS Accomplished business leader with strategic and operational expertise in all aspects of Human Resources. Understand the need for HR to be a true business partner to the organization. Believes talent acquisition is key to the success of the organization. Focused on growth, employee engagement and retention. Experience outside of Human Resources working in areas of budgeting, marketing, public relations, legal compliance and regulatory accreditaition. Core relevant competencies:

• Strategic & Tactical Management • Mergers and Acquisitions • Team Development and Leadership

• HR Policy & Systems Design • Compliance Program Expertise • Employee Engagement

• Coaching Through Change • Talent Acquisition • Benefits & Compensation Expertise PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Privately held commercial stage life sciences business delivering diagnostic tests in the pediatric neurology market Vice President, Human Resources

• Responsible for providing strategic guidance and directing all human resource activities from first day of business, including talent acquisition, training, organizational development, implementation of benefits, payroll, policies, and compensation programs.

• Worked with executives during a strategic shift in the organization changing focus from a protein immunoassay instrument company to a genetics testing and molecular information company.

• Year over year growth of staff and revenue with cost savings to the organization of over $1M in recruitment fees due to implementation of innovative recruiting practices.

• Proactively implemented progressive business practices that increased employee engagement and retention.

• Captured over 25% benefit cost reductions while maintaining competitive offerings.

• Work with Board of Directors on issues of Executive and Board compensation.

• Oversee and ensure legal compliance with all employment and regulatory laws.

• Develop and review budgets

• During start up phase of business participated in all aspects of the business which included managing finance, marketing, public relations, website content development, legal compliance, and regulatory accreditation. IntelligentMDx 2008 -2010

Design, develop and manufactures molecular diagnostics testing products Senor Director, Human Resources & Corporate Communications

• Talent management and acquisition of growing staff.

• Completed a legal compliance review and made corrections to ensure compliance

• Implemented a new process that formalized performance evaluations, goal setting, and total compensation programs.

• Organization Development activities focused on a program that led senior management to develop mission, vision and values.

• Managed public relations and media outreach, which secured multiple television and print interviews. ELIZABETH HOLLAND

Boulder, CO 978-***-**** EH Consulting 2007 - 2008

Worked with a variety of small companies providing HR assistance in several areas Owner

• Provided guidance and support in the areas of compensation and benefits and talent acquisition.

• Developed and provided training to the organization for employees and supervisors.

• Assessed benefit plans and implemented competitive package.

• Developed Talent Assessment Program for senior management team.

• Conducted a market-based study and developed salary grades, salary ranges and career paths.

• Organization Development needs, including leadership coaching, leadership assimilation programs, and team building exercise.

Agencourt Biosciences (acquired by Beckman Coulter) 2004 - 2007 Provider of genomic services & nucleic acid purification products Director, Human Resources

• Responsible for directing all human resource activities, including talent acquisition, development and implementation of a compensation philosophy, oversaw Affirmative Action Plan, and employee relations.

• Participated in the due diligence efforts during the acquisition of Agencourt by Beckman Coulter.

• Participated as a key member of the integration team to successfully integrate the division after acquisition.

• Continued to support team at the division level, and consult on HR issues within other key areas of Beckman Coulter including Commercial Sales and training initiatives for the entire global organization.

• Key contributor on the team formed to sell a subsidy owned by Agencourt (Agencourt Personal Genomics) to Applied Biosystems Inc. in 2006.

UCB Research, Inc. 1996 - 2004

Global biopharmaceutical company focused in the area of neurology and immunology Director, Human Resources & Operations

• Responsible for directing all human resource activities for a diverse group of employees.

• Developed expatriate opportunities for R&D team member in both Belgium & United States.

• Developed a program to identify and engage high performing employees.

• Responsible for compensation and benefits program for the United States R&D team.

• Responsibilities included managing the budget, accounts payable and purchasing departments at the US R&D location, working closely with Belgium counterparts to oversee the entire global R&D budget.

• Led the company through a large reduction in force after the decision was made to close the US R&D operation. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Business Administration Northeastern University (2001) SPHR Certification Society Human Resource Management (2004) PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Human Resource Management

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (Committee Co-Chair 1997- 2004) HR Biotech Connect (Founder & Co-Chair 2007 – 2013)

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