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Management Human Resources

Lee, Massachusetts, United States
December 28, 2017

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CAREER SUMMARY: Organizational-driven Strategic HR leader building and executing programs across all areas of HR in support of organizational initiatives and strategic plans. Management of budgets, global HR programs and up to 6 staff members and 8 contractors across industries in manufacturing, higher education, energy/chemicals, pharmaceuticals/biotech, financial services, healthcare and nonprofits. Participation of multiple start-ups, mergers, acquisitions and division sell-offs on a global level.

Gilbert & Associates 2001-Present

Managing Director/Principal HR Consultant

Initiated a consulting practice supporting all Human Resources functions in staffing, total rewards, employee/labor relations, training and development, HRIS and Payroll across multiple industries with 100% referrals in first 3 years. Clients in multiple industries working with same clients for 3 to 5 years and supporting organizations as Interim HR Director / Total Rewards Leader.

Consulting practice providing Human Resources advice and expertise on policy, program, process design, culture fit, retention, and employee engagement working with senior management across industries. Provide Leadership Coaching/mentoring through HR strategies, performance and career goals including training and assessments. Conduct recruiting efforts within onsite full life-cycle to outside contracting managing staff administering onboarding, orientations and training. Design and administer benefits, compensation ensuring compliance / recordkeeping and developing HR policies and procedures to cut costs and expand services. Create and interpret policies and laws to administer HR programs. Create employee handbooks, HR policies and processes delivering communications/training to all employees. Deliver management training on supervisory skills, labor law compliance, Title IX, performance management and feedback and systems management of SAP, PeopleSoft and Workday applications. Establish, negotiate and coordinate benefits programs including coordination of benefits for health, dental, ancillary insurances and associated compliance with federal and state laws. Manage and upgrade payroll processing along with HRMS systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday) for benefits, compensation, payroll. Resolving employee / labor relations issues reducing adverse impact on organizational success. Collaborating with benefit contractors to negotiate and manage cost and options offered to employees and to initiate bid proposals from PEO’s, Brokers and directly with insurance carriers. Delivering HR programs to encourage competitive posturing with employee programs and pay, to ensure employee engagement and retention for all employee levels and a competitive advantage.

Mattson Technology 2001-2001

SR. HR Manager

Managed merger of 3 companies in semiconductor industry with Regional HR Directors across US locations and overseas in Germany, France and Asian operations to structure compensation, staffing and policies aligning organization and establishing operational efficiencies. Participated in cross-functional team of corporate senior executives to streamline organization identifying $21m in savings. Participated in administration of RIF’s to cut staff following an industry meltdown. (they cut 70% of workforce in 3 years)

Hudson RCI 1999-2001

Head of Total Rewards

Directed and managed all benefits, compensation, mobility, and performance management for 2700 employees on a global level with 30% across US, 60% in Mexico and Latin American and 10% in EMEA. Designed, presented and implemented annual compensation program across multiple locations and internationally. Negotiated with benefit vendors to secure annual contracts. Developed HR budgets and staff of 4 direct reports. Orchestrated benefits enrollment collaborating with Regional HR Directors and establishing benefit fairs across the organization. Delivered the implementation of SAP for HR in 9 months establishing blueprint, documentation, testing, and training. Assisted with staffing specifically for technical staff, reengineering onboarding and expanding sourcing, orientation materials and process. Aligning with Liberty Mutual and Plant Operations was able to reduce workers compensation costs by . Participated in due diligence and acquisition of plant operations in New York working with Plant Management to facilitate alignment of polices and HR programs.

Gilbert & Associates 1992-1999

HR Consultant (See above for details)

Berkshire Health Systems 1990-1992

Head of Compensation

Directed and led all compensation and some benefit programs collaborating with Regional HR staff to develop and design salary structures and pay for performance platforms across the Health System. Managed 2 staff members and associated compensation budget. Participated as a leader in due diligence and M&A of 8 long term care facilities bringing staff and programs forward. Aligning and establishing additional polices to validate fit between organizations. Developed policies and delivered training to align merged long-term care facilities with acute care operations. Designed performance management and pay for performance programs providing guidance and counsel to management at all levels.

Elf Aquitaine Inc. 1987-1990

Head of Compensation & Performance Management

Directed all Compensation plans managing and developing 2 staff members with budget planning and administration responsibilities across organization providing annual compensation review and budget for 16,000 employees. Developed and analyzed market data and established programs associated with salary ranges and grading. Introduced the Hay job evaluation process and tools to the organization and trained senior management forming compensation committees across 7 divisions within the organization. Designed and administered performance management counseling management across organization. Acquired Hay Job Evaluation training through certifications with Hay Management Consultants. Developed with CHRO/CAO, severance plans and communications in tandem with the Gold operations sale.

Ciba-Geigy Corporation 1985-1987

HR Analyst

Develop analysis of benefits, performance management and compensation programs providing analytics and recommendations for executive review and approval on utilization, market trends, performance to expectations. Administered incentive plans across 5 divisions guiding executive management on establishing stretch objectives and calculating incentives. Delivered training on technical skills and incentive plan design to participants. Established and led project team to unearth PC applications for HR to improve customer service and build efficiencies. Developed Annual Compensation plan/budget preparing final recommendations for CEO approval each year. Participated in Hay Job Evaluation process.


Masters in Management Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)

Bachelors in Economics University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)


Language: English (native tongue), Spanish (beginner), French (beginner)

Founder of Berkshire County Hiking Group (700+ members) – 2012

SPHR, CCP certifications

Officer for Colonial Total Rewards, Berkshire Professional Women, and various nonprofit organizations.

Taught HR at 3 universities

Published 2 articles in Berkshires (FMLA and Overtime Rule)

Ski Instructor at Jiminy 3 years, offshore sailboat racing

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