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Human Resources Manager

Ridgewood, New Jersey, 07450, United States
April 10, 2018

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Patricia A. Cassidy

*** ******** ***, ********, *** Jersey 07675

Tel.: 201-***-**** / Email:

Human Resources Leader

Office Management and Administration, Client Services Professional

Lorenzo Food Group – Englewood, New Jersey February 2016- Present

Director, Human Resources - Leading all HR activities including Recruiting, Training and Development, Regulatory Compliance, Payroll and Benefits, Culture Development and Labor-Force Planning for this leading Food Service Food Manufacturer

Formalized a consistent structure of processes for the recruitment, development, and evaluation of employees across the company.

Grew staffing from 147 to well over 300 full-time employees and utilized multiple temp agencies to provide additional workforce (50-90 temps per day) in support of significant sales growth at the Company.

Directly managed Unemployment, Workers Comp., FMLA, Disability, Garnishment and NLRB filings.

Developed and executed weekly leadership meetings to improve communication and consistency of talent planning and development. Meetings also used as a forum for team building.

Solely responsible for biweekly payroll and sales analysis provided to senior management to ensure profit margins are optimized.

Drove compliance with government regulations, completing all ACA, 401k, and OSHA Annual Reports. EVerified all New Hires. Retained 3rd party vendor to support compliance for all DOT audits. Established a safety committee to reduce workers comp claims and implement emergency procedures in reaction to potential man-made and natural threats.

United Assurance Inc. – Fairlawn, New Jersey August 2014- February 2016

Account Executive – Customer relationship and support for this mid-sized commercial insurance brokerage

Direct report to VP of Commercial Lines – managing a book of business exceeding $10 million.

Established and managed loyal relationships with clients – leading day-to-day servicing to free up the VP to focus on new business development

Responsible for account retention and maintained 95% retention rate

Prepared accounts to be remarketed/renewed upon annual expiry

Vetted contracts and all certificates of insurance, enabling clients to hire subcontractors

Bodycote Thermal Processing – Roselle, New Jersey November 2013-August 2014

Office Manager/Human Resources – Nationwide metal processing and coating business

Responsible for all in-house hiring, terminations, insurance, benefits, etc. Supervised all front office staff (20 employees). Managed all payroll processing.

Led administrative functions for senior management. Processed all Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable in a timely and accurate manner

Led safety and good production practice training, including Tool box talks, direct contact for OSHA audits.

On site liaison between General Contractor and Corporate for major renovation of 2 buildings.

PAR Consulting – HR consulting and support January 2013 – December 2013

Mavis Tire Supply – Millwood, NY

Fifth Largest Independent Tire and Service Retailer in the US

Provided a full line of recruiting services for key employee positions.

Alpine Country Club – Demarest, New Jersey

Employee Relations/Payroll Administrator reporting to the Controller and General Manager.


Smart Balance, Inc. /GFA Brands, Inc. – Paramus, New Jersey November 2007 –December 2012

$350 million public company that manufactures and markets leading heart-healthy, natural, and gluten-free products

Manager Human Resources and Corporate Support

Directly reported to CFO, leading HR and Corporate Administrative Support

Coordinated all staffing activities (hiring/terminations) of the company as the organization grew from 20 to more than 150 employees in less than a year.

Led the design and execution of 2 facility expansions to accommodate the growing organization

Reduced costs and improved the employee experience during the implementation of a corporate-wide travel program.

Established payroll and benefits programs (life, medical insurance, 401K), nationwide, utilizing a third party (ADP Totalsource). Executed the Company’s risk management program.

Managed two organizational restructurings and established protocols for the severance and outplacement support of terminated employees.

Integrated all US-based employees due to the acquisition of the Glutino Foods Group, a $50+ million Canadian-based manufacturer of gluten-free foods. Coordinated all cross-border HR policy standardization.

Managed Human Resources, Corporate Events, Board of Directors Meetings, and Administrative Services, NJ/CO Corporate Facilities and Risk Management functions; led the establishment of these functions as the company was transformed from a private entity to a fully-functioning public company. This entailed traveling well over 25% per year.

TMI Promotions, Inc. – Paramus, New Jersey 2000 – 2007

Event marketing company which provided comprehensive trade show and sporting event management services for major consumer products and services companies

Account Executive

Managed the coordination, logistics, and execution of client-based promotional programs.

Successfully led trade show executions nationwide for clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Remington Products, Capital One Bank, Stryker Orthopedics, AEGON Insurance, and others.

Coordinated special promotional tours for key clients involving celebrities (e.g.: Cindy Crawford for Remington Products and the Visigoths for Capital One commercials).

Contracted talent for all Mercedes-Benz programs including: Mercedes Championships and all Regional Golf Tournaments, NYC and all US Auto Shows, NYC Fashion Week, and ATP Tennis


Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, ADP Totalsource, EZ Labor, ADP iLearn,VOYA software relating to employee 401K payroll contributions.


Member: Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) 2008


Smart Safety Services – Alcohol & Substance Abuse Certification/Trainer 2017

Fairleigh Dickinson University – Human Resources Certificate Program – Completed 12/13

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