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Employee Relations Human Resources

Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
July 16, 2018

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Accomplished executive who demonstrates strong leadership, team-building and influencing skills. Able to apply strategic and financial acumen and seasoned business judgment to achieve HR objectives. Strategic thinker who ex- cels in a dynamic growth environment.

Achievement-oriented leader with experience in talent management, compensation and benefits, contract negotia- tions, employee relations and succession planning. Record of creating a strong compliance environment worldwide. High personal integrity has earned the respect of employees, colleagues and the Board. Excels at developing peo- ple. Builds world class teams that are able to execute and deliver. EAST BALT BAKERIES, Chicago, Illinois 2007 – April 2018 A $650 million international baking company with 2,450 employees in 23 facilities located in 12 countries on four con- tinents.

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Provided leadership, direction and guidance for the day-to-day and strategic operations of human capital for East Balt’s worldwide operations.

• Directed all human resources functions supporting operations in the United States, Europe and Asia with a strong focus on compliance with all employment, regulatory and legislative requirements.

• Strengthened the leadership team by recruiting key executives; served as the confidante for the CEO and sounding board for senior managers.

• Led the overall mission to recruit, develop and retain top talent in support of the business strategy.

• Spearheaded the cultural transformation as the company moved from a family-owned business to be- coming a portfolio company for private equity.

• Negotiated nine major labor contracts winning favorable terms that were under budget and applauded by both management and the unions.

• Terminated over 50 global management employees without incurring any legal claims.

• Worked closely with the Operations Management Team to develop a high performance culture within the bakeries necessary to achieve business objectives.

• Provided consultation to the senior management team to ensure human resources strategies and objec- tives were in line with the company’s operating goals.

• Created and implemented a human resources integration plan that provided the framework for three acquisitions.

• Key member of the due diligence team that assisted in the evaluation and acquisition of several busi- nesses as well as the ultimate sale of the company. EDUCATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (EDMC), Chicago, Illinois 2002-2007 One of the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment of 74,000, revenue of $1.2 billion and over 12,000 employees. EDMC has 78 campus locations in 24 states and two Canadian provinces as well as a rapidly growing online operation. Vice President of Human Resources

Provided guidance and strategic HR direction for all EDMC locations. Built a team of five Regional Vice Presidents to successfully support EDMC’s regional structure and effectively execute a consistent and comprehensive HR strategy.

• Acted as a change agent to establish one culture within the new organization.

• Transformed the human resources function to become a more responsive service organization by becoming more consultative and offering more value-added services intended to align more closely with the needs of the business.

• Provided Labor Law guidance and direction while managing all labor and employee relations issues.

• Implemented regional compensation programs and re-evaluated the salaries and ranges of all manage- ment positions.


ION BEAM APPLICATIONS INC., Oak Brook, Illinois 1999-2002 A $700 million Belgian-owned company with 1,500 employees located in 39 facilities in North America, specializing in sterilization and ionization of medical and food products, and several cancer related treatment technologies. Vice President of Human Resources and Shared Services Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources for North American operations as well as managing the Shared Ser- vices function which was comprised of Environmental Safety and Health, Information Technology and Training and Organizational Development.

• Standardized all Human Resources functions for six newly acquired companies including compen- sation programs, benefits, policies and procedures, performance management processes, stock option programs and all employment related practices.

• Completed a reorganization resulting in a 12% workforce reduction while incurring minimal legal fees and successfully avoiding any lawsuits.

• Recruited the executive staff for an entire Shared Services organization and established develop- ment programs for all members of the team.

• Implemented diversity training and established comprehensive compliance training programs. SOLOPAK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 1990-1999 An $800 million manufacturer of injectable pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Vice President, Human Resources

Responsible for managing the human resource functions for more than 900 employees at four Chicago area manufac- turing facilities and a corporate office in Florida

• Member of the Executive Leadership Team that established the overall strategic direction of the company.

• Built and led a participative culture through daily personal example and effective employee com- munication. Facilitated leadership development and employee empowerment.

• Reported to the Board of Directors on topics including talent management and succession plan- ning.

• Led seminars on interviewing skills, performance appraisal assessment, negotiation skills, sexual harassment and professional development in response to departmental and corporate needs. LYPHOMED INC., Deerfield, Illinois 1986-1990

A $500 million producer of generic pharmaceuticals. Acquired by Fujisawa Pharmaceuticals in 1990. Director of Employee Relations, Employment and EEO/AAP Responsible for establishing and supporting policies and practices to ensure positive employee relations and compli- ance with all employment, regulatory and legislative requirements. Managed a staff of 17 with responsibility for multi- ple locations.

ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION, Broadview, Illinois 1981-1986 An international manufacturer of automotive products with annual sales of $700 million. Manager of Employee Relations

Responsible for handling employee relations for 2,100 union and non-union employees. EDUCATION

MBA Labor Law Dominican University Chicago, IL 1988 BS Human Resources Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 1978

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