DARRELL A. CARON
Greater Boston 617-***-**** email@example.com linkedin.com/in/darrell-a-caron
Strategic and innovative HR leader who translates business strategies into HR initiatives that enhance performance, engagement, profitability and growth. Genuine influencer who thrives on tough challenges and translates visions and strategies into actionable, value-added and measurable goals.
Employee Performance Improvement
Coaching & Mentoring
TOPCO ASSOCIATES, LLC Quincy, MA Provides innovative business solutions 2016 – Present
Human Resources Business Partner
Responsible for the effective implementation of best practices and proactive performance management tools and programs, while providing analysis that identifies trends and leads to data-driven HR solutions.
Ensure that HR programs, practices and policies are consistently aligned with Topco’s organizational goals and priorities.
On-going design and review of program dashboards and outcomes, resulting in the ability to report trends and recommend strategic changes to senior leadership.
Development and implementation of performance-based metrics and evaluation methodologies.
GILBANE BUILDING COMPANY Boston, MA International builder and developer 2015 – 2016
Corporate and Regional Human Resources Manager
Formulated solid partnerships across multiple functions to deliver value-added service to over 850 managers and employees that reflected the business objectives of the organization.
Managed the firm's HR Business Partner model and provided counsel and support relative to the identification and monitoring of key HR metrics.
Took the lead in implementing a full-cycle talent acquisition strategy.
Provided high level HR practice and policy guidance, interpretation and implementation.
WAGEWORKS, Inc., Providence, RI Administrator of consumer directed health plans 2013 – 2015
Director of Human Resources/Human Resources Business Partner
Drove various change initiatives to better align business objectives, along with developing HR metrics to measure and analyze results.
Collaborated with all levels of management to ensure strategic HR goals, policies, and programs supported current and future business initiatives. Reduced turnover by 25% and increased retention and engagement.
Provided senior level guidance to members of the HR team and the firm's leadership in the areas of performance management, organizational development and risk management.
MASSACHUSETTS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD Concord, MA 126th Brigade Support Battalion 2010 – 2013
Company Commander – 182nd Medical Company (Area Support)
Commanded a company of over 100 soldiers comprised of medical and administrative support.
Oversaw $6 million in equipment (ambulances, tactical vehicles, weapons and medical supply).
Accomplished eight successful medical missions and prepared unit for a 2014 deployment to Afghanistan.
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE
U.S. CELLULAR CORP. South Portland, ME Owns and operates wireless telecommunications 2006 – 2010
Area Sales Manager (Promotion)
Associate Relations Manager
LINCOLN FINANCIAL GROUP Portland, ME Insurance and investment management 2002 – 2005
Human Resources and Facilities Manager (Promotion)
Human Resources Generalist and Recruiter
Master of Business Administration &
Master of Organizational Development
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Bachelors of Arts, Criminology
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & AFFILIATIONS
Six Sigma Green Belt Society for Human Resource Management-Member
Emotional Intelligence Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA)
DiSC & Behavior Based Interviewing Rhode Island SHRM
Facilitator Certification – Development Dimensions International
Massachusetts Army National Guard 2010 – 2015
United States Army Reserve 1998 – 2010
Last Position: Company Commander 2010 - 2013
Veteran: Operation Iraqi Freedom III 2005 - 2006