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Director of Human Resources

Cuyahoga Falls, OH
October 08, 2018

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Qualifications Profile

Accomplished, results-driven, and employee-focused professional, equipped with exceptional leadership and experience in all facets of human resources practices, processes, and policies including HR platform development, personnel training and engagement, recruiting, and staffing management. Adept at executing initiatives to boost staff performance and operational efficiencies as well as maximizing margins by aligning employee strategies with company goals. Equipped with business acumen essential in improving operational profitability and interpersonal and presentation skills to establish rapport and collaborate with teams of professionals.

Core Competencies

Policy and Procedure Compliance

Strategic Planning and Forecasting

Performance Management

Talent Acquisition and Retention

Organizational Development

Benefits Administration

Human Capital Improvements

Employee Management

Large Scale Program Implementation

Problem Resolution and Decision Making

Relevant Experience

Vista Windows, Swainsboro, GA/Lordstown, OH

Multi-Plant Human Resources Manager 2018–Present

Develop human resources initiatives into corporate structure to enable equitable, efficient, and effective management of various plants in Georgia and Ohio

Direct all aspects of human resources from recruiting to retirement while managing employee relations and labor services in complex and demanding organizations located over a large geographic area

Provided advice to the management on appropriate disciplinary and other corrective techniques to help in resolving complex conduct and performance problems

Train managers and supervisors regarding performance management processes

Collaborate with executives, managers, supervisors, and employees in interpreting and applying laws as well as regulations and policies on multiple HR functions such as grievances, appeals, and adverse actions

Determine obscure or underlying cause of misconduct and poor performance by conducting probing and analysis

Produce technical and legal documents of action in resolving labor-related matters as well as written policies on management-employee relations

Keenly monitor personnel management and employee and labor relations contracts

Notable Achievements

Developed employee handbook, standard operating procedure (SOP), and document tracking process; along with new candidate tracking, payroll management, and human resource information system (HRIS)

Pioneered multi-channel pay and performance structure for all exempt and non-exempt employees across the organization

Established safety programs which decreased workers compensation by 18% and recordable rate by 90%

The Home Depot Inc., Various Locations

District Human Resources Manager Atlanta, GA 2013–2017

Oversaw strategic executive-level HR leadership and change management operations for 1,700 employees across multiple sites

Steered efforts in implementing data-driven solutions for HR program implementation, compliance management, culture change, employee engagement, and HR business processes

Guided and coached staff in achieving organizational goals based on HR operations and policies

Managed HR transformations through new policies and procedures, performance evaluation directives, and human capital strategies for process outsourcing operations

Evaluated current people, processes, and benefits using Six Sigma methodology at strategic and tactical levels while creating solutions in alignment with strategic organizational goals and objectives

Held responsibility in building consensus and aligning personnel around core organization profit growth objectives

Presided over training and development programs for more than 23,000 hourly and salaried employees

Notable Achievements

Established advanced leadership program for the professional development of 150 senior leaders throughout the region

Took charge of forecasting and executing over $100M payroll budget for more than 1,700 hourly and 40 salaried workers

Store General Manager Central and Northeast Region, OH 2002–2013

Spearheaded HR payroll implementation, culture change, employee engagement, and business processes

Built and maintained customer relationships and program growth to achieve financial metrics and sustain service standards for $32M store

Demonstrated effectiveness in hiring, training, and retaining a team of qualified associates that communicated and represented the organizational philosophy

Assumed responsibility for the maintenance of labor forecasting, payroll budget, and controllable expenses to increase profit

Provided oversight with the daily, weekly, and monthly processes to ensure operational integrity as well as with onsite and offsite inventory to achieve balance of top-selling items and increase sales opportunities

Handled all human resources related-tasks at the store-level including recruiting, onboarding, and 1-9 compliance, performance management, payroll and scheduling, health and safety, and store security

Supervised a team of 130 associates and 15 hourly and four salaried managers

Notable Achievement

Surpassed annual sales and profit plan for seven consecutive years

Earlier Positions Held

Store Operations Manager Store Merchandising Manager Department Manager

Other Experience

The Home Depot Inc., Youngstown, OH

Sales Associate

Mahoning County Career & Technical Center, Canfield, OH



Master of Science in Human Resources, 2018 /GPA 3.6

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Dual Major in Marketing and Economics

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH


Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification

Masters Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Member, Ohio Business Leadership Council

Business Advisory Council Member, Tri-County Department of Developmental Disabilities

Technical Skills

Kronos SharePoint Adobe Suite Paylocity HRIS Applicant Tracking Systems

MS Office Applications Apple Work

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