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Human Resources Manager

Toronto, Ontario, M2J 1X9, Canada
January 19, 2018

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Fernando Brandt

** ***** ******* *******, ** M*J 1X9

Telephone: 647-***-**** Email:



A highly creative & adaptable professional with exceptional communication skills, comprehensive knowledge of HR Management portfolio and relationship management with internal & external Clients. 18+ years of senior-level global experience, working with business leaders & functional managers in the Hospitality, Government and Staffing industry, to implement proactive solutions that drive business results and support continuous improvement.


●PTC Recruiting – Toronto, Canada April 2011 to Current

( Specialized niche executive recruitment firm for accounting and finance professionals) Senior Manager, Client Engagement Sept. 2017 to Current Relationship management; consulting with Business Leaders & Hiring Managers to identify strategic staffing needs and provide solutions in support of their business objectives. Human Resources Manager Dec. 2012 to Aug. 2017

Overseeing Corporate Strategy, Human Resources and Marketing (campaigns, social media & graphic production)functions; including talent acquisition, process improvement, strategic growth initiatives, new business opportunities and cross selling opportunities in support of PTC's objectives in sales, profitability and visibility. Hands-on management of all HR areas including compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, recruitment, policy/procedure interpretation, employee communications, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness.

Directly responsible for management of 4 Recruiters. Recruitment Specialist April 2011 to Nov. 2012

Working at an exceptionally fast-pace to search, source and screen professionals with the right combination of experience, education and skills to fill a wide range of Accounting and Finance related contract positions for fortune 500 Clients in the GTA

●U.S. Embassy – Department of State Caracas, Venezuela Oct. 2004 to Oct. 2009

( American Diplomatic Mission with 500 employees) Human Resources Specialist July 2006 to Oct. 2009

Working closely with the Ambassador, DCM/ Minister-Counsellors and Attachés, on a wide range of highly sensitive issues during one of the most tumultuous and politically volatile periods of bilateral affairs between the U.S. and Venezuela. Hands-on management of compensation, benefits, employee relations, performance management, recruitment, policy/procedure interpretation, employee communications, relocation and accreditation of Foreign Service officials and their families, professional training and development programs, analysis and interpretation of US and Venezuelan Labor Law, special projects (including but not limited to implementation of ISO-9000:2001 Quality Management System, performing annual Cost of Living Surveys, Benchmarking/Comparator Surveys, and developing Compensation Plans for locally hired staff).

Directly responsible for management of 5 Human Resources Generalists. Database Analyst Oct. 2004 to July 2006

Responsible for maintenance and integrity of Non-expendable Property Application that monitored and tracked over

$3 MM worth of U.S. Government property during it's period of use.

●JW Marriott Caracas, Venezuela May 2002 to July 2004

( Front Office Manager

Contributed to 1st place ranking in June 2003 of the JW Marriott Caracas as the property with the highest Guest Satisfaction among 2,000+ Marriott properties around the world. Directly responsible for management of 30+ staff.

Fernando Brandt

16 Yetta Shepway Toronto, ON M2J 1X9

Telephone: 647-***-**** Email:


●La Samanna de Margarita Hotel & Thalasso Margarita Island, Venezuela Nov. 1999 to July 2001

( )

Front Office Manager

Directly responsible for management of 20+ staff.


●IUNP Caracas, Venezuela 2001 – 2002

Business Administration

●Instituto Pro Diseño Caracas, Venezuela 1997

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design - Visual Communication

●UCAB Caracas, Venezuela 1995 – 1997

Sociology & Industrial Relations


●HRPA Toronto, Canada 2013

Employment Law

●U.S. National Foreign Affairs Training Center Arlington, VA Human Resources Management Overseas 2008

Job Classification & Compensation 2006

Non Expendable Property Analysis 2005

●U.S. Embassy – Department of State Caracas, Venezuela Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) 2006

7 Habits of Highly Effective People 2006

ISO-9000:2000 Lead Auditor Certification 2005

Effective Communication Leadership Competency 2005

●Marriott International Caracas, Venezuela 2003

Foundations of Leadership


●Promoted to Human Resources Manager after 19 months at PTC Recruiting.

●“Locally Employed Staff Member of the Quarter” at U.S. Embassy Caracas for the months of April, May and June 2009.

●Promoted to Human Resources Specialist after 22 months at U.S. Embassy Caracas.

●“Manager of The Quarter” at JW Marriott Caracas for the months of July, August and September 2003.

●“Employee of the Quarter” at Lidotel Caracas for the months of April, May and June 1999. RELEVANT SYSTEMS & SKILLS

Social Media Marketing; auditing, content creation, graphic production, analytics. Advanced skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point), Visio, Publisher, Illustrator and Photoshop. System Administrator/Super user of: FIDELIO-MICROS (POS), NEPA (Property Accountability), CAJE (Compensation and Job Classification), U.S. State Department HRIS, DESKFLOW (CRM / ATS) Native/Bilingual Proficiency in English and Spanish.

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