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Employee Relations Human Resources

Stamford, CT
October 11, 2018

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Talented Human Resources Leader with over 20 years of experience that leverages People Resources into a growth engine by lowering talent attrition, developing corporate performance strategies, creating internal partnerships for enhanced corporate performance that results in bottom line growth.

Special Expertise

Human Resource Strategy: Development, Implementation and Change Management

Business Partner: Increased Engagement, Reduced Turnover, Employee Relations Expert

Global Growth & Mobility: Implementation and Creating Best Practices

Performance Management: Innovation and Project Management

Organizational Development: Start-up and Aggressive Growth

Talent Acquisition: Strategies, Value Optimization and Top Talent Attraction

Training and Development: In-Person, Web-Based and Mentor-Driven

Total Rewards: Developed and Created an Employer of Choice

Collective Bargaining: Negotiating, Decertifying & Union Avoidance

HRIS Systems Management: Project Management, Vendor Selection, Roll Out, PEO Transitions

Diversity and Inclusion: Cheerleader and Innovator

Professional Experience

People Engagement, New York, New York, 11/16 to Present

Human Resources and People Executive/Consultant/Founder

Overview: As Head of Human Resources for a number of growing global companies, I serve as a catalyst for clients looking to identify and recruit highly qualified candidates across a range of positions. Immediately rolled-out new, more cost-efficient processes governing hiring and training processes, at the same time reducing company exposure. Worked cross-functionally to develop and implement core HR procedures. Clients include tech, hospitality, skin care and finance start-ups.

CAPS, A Cast & Crew Company, Culver City, California, 4/13 to 10/16

Vice President, Human Resources and Payroll

Overview: As a member of the Executive Team, developed a strategic Global People function for this growing technology and service start up. Developed a strategic Global Human Resources Consulting division for the business. Oversaw all Employee Relations and Investigations.

Specific Accomplishments:

Led retention efforts to build a positive corporate culture and to increase employee engagement

Revamped talent acquisition that reduced turnover by over 10% and saved the company over $200,000 and reduced time to fill to an average of 30 days

Created mentoring process for executives and managers to reduce employee relations issues and develop management team

Revamped Total Rewards to attract and retain the best talent

Created corporate vision and values to develop a best in class employee culture

Developed performance management, succession plans and organizational development programs to grow employee base by over 80%

Designed and delivered comprehensive training programs for all levels of employees

Successfully expanded my Team to include HR Consulting, Training, Payroll, Office Services and Security

Live Nation, Hollywood, California, 3/12 to 4/13

North American Divisional Head (Director), Human Resources

Overview: Transitioned HR function into a strong team of Business Partners. Managed a team of 6 HR professionals and covered an employee base of over 25,000 with over 30 collective bargaining units.

Specific Accomplishments:

Mentored and created a proactive Human Resources Business Partner Team, which included overseeing all employee relations issues and employee survey results in the US and Canada.

Created innovative performance management, succession and organizational development programs

Streamlined multiple HR Processes to maximize work flow and reduce expenses

Counseled executives to further develop their teams to improve moral, reduce turnover & limit liability

Anschutz Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, California, 9/07-1/12

Global Head (Director), Human Resources

Overview: Successfully managed HR function for over 100 buildings worldwide, instrumental in creating the HR role during new business opening and development. Second to the Head of HR for a global company and acting Head of HR while position was vacant for over 6 months. Managed and mentored a team of over 40 HR Representatives worldwide. Oversaw a global employee base of over 20,000.

Specific Accomplishments:

Created a global Human Resources team, along with a strong talent acquisition process during a time of vast growth, opened 10 new divisions across the globe

Developed an environment that supported growth and sparked entrepreneurship

Developed best practices in Human Resources to communicate the corporate culture to support employee relations goals

Established performance management, succession plans and organizational development programs to reduce talent acquisition issues and ensure retention

Designed and delivered comprehensive training programs for all levels of employees, including customer service and leadership

Created and established a global mobility function to assist the business through rapid global growth

Established strong relationships with local government and local collective bargaining groups to satisfy business objectives and to recruit the best talent

Successfully drove progress with HRIS to stream line process, upgrade systems and set up employee self-service

Cablevision, Bethpage, NY, 4/00-9/07

Director/Manager, Human Resources

Overview: As a strong business partner, worked directly with Senior Business Leaders to build and enhance the HR, Payroll, Facilities, Training and Security functions during period of realignment and change. Managed highly experienced teams of up to 10 HR professionals. Oversaw employee groups ranging from 300 to 1500.

Specific Accomplishments:

Successful change agent, who rolled out newly created culture and aligned the business policies and practices with new culture, built a strong employee relations function

Created and rolled out policies and practices to ensure SOX compliance

Established compensation, benefits and performance management plans for senior management and line level employees

Designed and delivered comprehensive training programs for all levels of employees, including customer service, investigations and leadership

Selected and delivered a new time and attendance system that saved over one million dollars in payroll efficiencies

Developed and rolled out succession plans during a time of change

Education & Training

MBA, HR Management, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York

BA, Communications/Business Management, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York

Human Capital Strategist

Performance Management Innovator

Certified Trainer for over 15 years – courses developed and trained include Coaching & Counseling, Making the Transition to Manager, Customer Service, Sexual Harassment & Investigations, Team Building

Certified in the Hay Method of Job Evaluation and Job Descriptions


EHRN - Entertainment Human Resources Network – Steering Committee Member & Enrollment Manager for 2000+ Network of Entertainment Human Resources Leaders

SHRM - Society for Human Resources Management

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