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Human Resources

Stratford, Connecticut, United States
September 14, 2018

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Weston, CT 06883 203-***-**** (mobile)

Accomplished Human Resources executive, consultant and professional. Specific expertise includes:

HR Management Office Management Document Management

Employee Relations Facilities Business Continuity

Training & Development Safety & Security Problem Resolution

Professional Experience

UBS -- ER Specialist (4 mos) & Line Manager Advisor (5 mos) December 2017 to August 2018

(contract position – payroll vendor: Talent Wave)

Conduct investigations into matters raised by employees, managers, Compliance and/or whistleblowing claims.

Determine appropriate disciplinary actions and collaborate with business manages and HRBPs to implement, consistent with precedent and facts of the case.

Document case findings and ensure reporting in coordination with Employment Legal.

Provide training and/or coaching to HR Business Partners and line managers, as needed.

Front-line coach and advisor to line managers regarding employee issues, concerns and/or behavior problems

New Discoveries Coaching, Inc. January 2016 to present


Providing independent Human Resources consulting services, training and development programs, and coaching for individuals in leadership, management, career and personal advancement.

Facilitating on-line HR certification exam preparation program for

Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc. October 2016 to October 2017

Director, Administration

Ensured effective office management operations, including vendor management, supplies management, safety and security, corporate insurance, etc.

Developed and implemented HR policies, practices and programs to align with and contribute to achievement of company goals and objectives.

Upgraded the company’s OSHA compliance program, including safety manual, training, etc.

Developed business continuity plans and procedures.

Designed and implemented training, performance evaluation and employee relations solutions for the hourly workforce, as well as professional development for the management team.

Directed the accounting function, including invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and credit management.

UBS AG May 2011 to December 2015

Executive Director, HR

Global talent partner for Group Technology and Group Operations (August 2012 – December 2015)

Partnered with senior leadership and HR to set the talent agenda, develop business focused solutions, and deliver technical training throughout the IT function.

Implemented the first Managed Service Provider (MSP) for training globally in Group Technology.

Collaborated on the US Diversity Sponsorship Program for promoting future female and supporting the initiative to export the program across the other regions of the firm.

Global HR Business Partner for Investment Banking IT (IBIT) (May 2011 – November 2012)

Provided strategic advice and helped drive the people agenda with the IBIT CIO and management committee.

Managed a team of five HR professionals across the four regions

Led the HR elements of a significant global program to outsource management of legacy and non-strategic applications to a 3rd party vendor in India.

Successfully organized and executed five global redundancy programs without any legal complications.

Golub Capital – Chicago, IL November 2009 to November 2010

Director of Administration

First full-time HR professional to head this function which includes HR, compliance, corporate risk, document management, safety/security and facilities.

Successfully led the internal response team for the firm’s first SEC exam as a Registered Investment Advisor.

Established the company’s first full-service Human Resources function, including policies, procedures and programs to support the firm’s rapid growth, as well as recruiting, compensation and benefits.

Managed office operations, including facilities, vendors, safety and security.

Magnetar Capital LLC – Evanston, IL January 2005 to May 2008

Head of Human Resources

Designed, implemented and managed the full-range HR and office management function in a new high-growth hedge fund, from the company’s inception to over $9 billion in assets. Managed two HR professionals.

Developed the company’s original organizational design, corporate values, enterprise systems and processes, employee communications, and support structures.

Managed the recruitment process, growing the firm from two to 230 people, in seven offices on three continents. Established effective vendor relationships, designed scalable process flows, and implemented a comprehensive recruiting database.

Negotiated and implemented the firm’s competitive employee benefits program for the US and the UK, including health, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401k, EAP, and international travel insurance.

Co-directed two major office build-outs and managed the ongoing office management function across all locations.

Developed and implemented the company’s health, safety and security procedures, as well as emergency response plans and support teams.

Managed all office management functions and services (i.e., food service and vending, facilities management, vendor coordination, security, and safety).

Educational Background, Certifications

M.A., Education -- Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

B.A., Secondary Education -- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

SPHR Certification - Society of Human Resource Management

CCP Certification – World at Work (formerly American Compensation Association)

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