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Employee Relations Manager

Orlando, FL
December 27, 2020

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Human Resources Business Leader

Demonstrated success in coaching and partnering with executive and senior management for more than 20 years at healthcare, biotechnology, IT, defense and manufacturing companies. Led human capital initiatives and translated business strategy into actionable goals. Adept at working in matrix organizations. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Oracle and Workday HRIS Platforms, SharePoint and Teams.

Extensive knowledge of HR functional disciplines, including experience in merger and acquisition, organizational effectiveness/transitions, talent acquisition and workforce planning, talent management and succession planning, performance management, leadership development, benefits and compensation, governance and compliance. Led and supported merger/acquisition/integration processes and startup of new locations. Possess a M.B.A., SPHR certification and Secret Security clearance

Demonstrated success in change management, transition and execution, in addition to leading and managing human resource programs across multiple international and domestic locations. Led, developed and mentored direct reports and functional team members in a highly matrix, global environment. Ability to cultivate strong business partnerships to achieve results. A track record of effectively working with and influencing senior and C-suite leaders through first line managers, and building and leading a strong HR team


AECOM, Orlando, Florida

Vice President, Human Resources Business Leader

2016 – 5/20

Human Resources leader for 4 Business Unit Presidents & CFO: Design Consulting Services Americas consisting of the Northeast and Canada Regions with~5K employees and over $1B in annual sales and the Construction Services business unit composed of Building Construction (Tishman, Hunt, LBG), Civil (Shimmick) and Energy (Power, Oil &Gas) with ~5k employees and over $8B in revenue. Responsible for the integration of all HR activities across the businesses to deliver key HR and talent results. Develop and execute both long-term and short-term talent strategies which directly support and enable business objectives

Lead and coordinated Covid-19 initiatives to ensure consistent and accurate information across the Americas. Collaborated with EMEA and APAC to implement best practices in the Americas.

Collaborate with executive leadership as a trusted advisor to align human capital strategy with the business objectives

Ensure the business develops and retains high quality talent at all levels in a continuous pipeline to support the growth objectives, opportunities and strategies of the business

Lead a team of HR Business Leaders and HR Field Operations to create and execute current HR Strategy, initiatives, guidelines and tools to deliver the highest level of value- add HR support to the organizations. Lead an accelerated implementation of Workday and integrated career model

Act as a thought partner for leadership to ensure the people and organization strategies are key enablers to achieving the business results

Align HR strategy to organizational strategy: Assess long-term needs of the business, grasp internal and external macro trends and develop implementation plan with attention to succession planning and high potential talent pools

Lead business through large scale people and/or change management initiatives, including business transformations, organization design/evolution/development, restructuring, etc.

Lead organization design activities to streamline and implement new organization structures, roles and/or processes that create speed and efficiency and support rapidly shifting business demands

Deliver development programs to support talent and leadership development

CAE USA, Inc., Tampa, Florida

Director, Human Resources Business Leader

2015 – 2016

Responsible for the entire HR Function reported to the U.S President. Provided innovative Human Resources leadership to strategically and tactically support client facing businesses in support of modeling and simulation technologies, integrated training solutions and training system support services for various defense and government agencies in the USA, Central and South America. Responsibilities included Training and Leadership Development, Labor Relations, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development, Performance Management and Benefits Administration. Lead a team of 6 direct reports.

Collaborated with respective Product Lines, Training Services and Business Development leadership teams to assess and design organizations capable of executing business goals and strategy

Provided human resources leadership in support of over 1,000 employees in domestic and international locations.

Developed solutions that drove business results

Served as adviser, mentor and coach to executives and leaders to enable achievement of objectives and improve team and individual performance and revenue potential

Lead acquisition and development of best talent in support of business growth and succession plans.

Developed collaborative relationships with HR functional partners and COEs (compensation, learning, talent acquisition and organization effectiveness, etc.) to negotiate resources and develop plans for specific people programs and new business.

Developed and implemented streamlined HR policy, process and practice to ensure consistent execution across the organization and regulatory compliance

Raytheon Company, Orlando, FL

Director, Human Resources Business Partner, Intelligence, Information & Services

2011 to 2014

Provided strategic and tactical leadership to support four of five customer-facing product lines and business development functions for a major provider of cybersecurity products and services with more than $5B in annual sales. Ensured proactive planning and effective execution of talent acquisition and workforce planning, performance management, talent management and development, total rewards & recognition, organization effectiveness, employee engagement and related programs. Led, developed and mentored three Human Resource Business Professionals (HRBPs) and four generalists.

Coached senior and executive leaders through change management processes to optimize team and business performance during company-wide reorganization

Developed and communicated HR change imperatives, implemented new HR business model and practices, and ensured stand up of shared services

Established relationships with HR functional partners and Centers of Excellence to negotiate resources and develop plans for specific program deliverables.

Guided the acquisition and integration of two software development companies in a 12-month period

Collaborated with the Talent Acquisition and Cyber Security Leadership teams to create a comprehensive recruitment strategy and streamline internal processes

Director, Human Resources Business Partner, Raytheon Technical Service Company

2007 to 2011

Executed HR processes supporting 1,500+ employees and 7,000 subcontractors in more than 100 global locations for the US Army Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support program, valued at $11.2B over ten years. Utilized Six Sigma and other principles to mentor leaders on achieving objectives, improving team performance, and enhancing revenue potential. Responsible for handling labor relations with one collective bargaining unit.

Designed and flawlessly executed a Human Resources Transition Plan converting a Live Training contract ($500M annually) to the War Fighter FOCUS contract ($1.3B annually); Lead the talent acquisition process as program personnel expanded by more than 200%.

Mitigated the fiscal impact of Department of Labor audits on operations in California, Louisiana, and Texas

Led the redesign and reorganization of Program Management Office (PMO) structure to drive financial responsibility and accountability to the respective program managers

Led and sponsored 6Sigma initiatives that included HR and TA organizational redesign to support the new PMO structure and improving the new hire and on boarding processes

Amgen, Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA

Senior Manager, Human Resources Business Partner

2004 to 2007

Directed HR initiatives at an international biotechnology company with annual sales of $10B. Supported four corporate vice presidents responsible for Global Supply Chain, Corporate Engineering and Capital Projects, Environmental, Health and Safety/Global Operations Planning functions in a highly matrix organization.

Ensured proactive planning and effective execution of talent acquisition, performance management, talent management and development, total rewards & recognition, organization effectiveness, and related programs.

Implemented corporate strategies and interpreted policies to ensure consistency and compliance across all functions

Partnered with international HR teams in The Netherlands, England, Ireland, and Puerto Rico to coordinate activities for internationally based employees (expats), including talent acquisition for new and existing facilities

Project Leader representing the operation’s business unit in the redesign of the company’s compensation and career development philosophies and salary structure

Reorganized the Corporate Engineering Capital Projects function to meet short-and long-term business needs; facilitated the opening of a new manufacturing site in Ireland

Baxter Healthcare, Inc. Memphis, TN

Senior Manager, Human Resources, Medical Products Division

1999 to 2004

Drove strategic planning and championed operational excellence. Developed and implemented facility metrics at a Fortune 500 healthcare company with $8B in sales involved in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Led performance management, compensation and benefits, training, organizational development, purchasing, accounting, environmental, health, and safety programs at multiple facilities.

Championed operational excellence and sponsored several Lean initiatives

Received a letter of compliance from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit

Assumed facility management for 18 months in the absence of the Director of Operations.

Led integration of an acquired biotechnology company in the Mid-Atlantic area

McKesson Corporation, Memphis, TN

Area Director, Human Resources

1995 to 1999

Maximized productivity by optimizing HR practices for one (1) operations vice president, two (2) sales vice presidents, six (6) distribution centers (including a union facility), and a southeast repackaging facility at a Fortune 15 provider of supply, information, and care management products. Guided talent acquisition, regional training and talent management, organizational design, compensation, and employee and labor relations for more than 1,000 employees. Ensured compliance with EEO/AAP, ERISA, HIPPA, FLSA, and OSHA standards.

Defeated a union organization campaign through delivering positive employee relations practices

Created the HR strategy for transitioning and converting newly acquired distribution centers

Lead and supported the centralization of accounting and customer service functions

Created HR strategy and support for startup pharmaceutical repackaging facility and second regional distribution center

Received letters of compliance from two OFCCP audits

Illinois Tool Works, Paslode Division-Covington, TN

Manager, Human Resources

Prior to 1995

Provided HR leadership and support for three nail manufacturing plants and four service centers for a Fortune 500 manufacturer and managed training, organizational development, safety, talent acquisition, compensation, and employee relations for over 350 staff members. Ensured regulatory compliance. Utilized 6Sigma methodology and tools to continuously improve manufacturing processes and acted as a facilitator for the division strategic plan development team.

Created and implemented the HR Strategy for startup manufacturing plant

Recruited all employees for a startup manufacturing plant; developed and executed pre-employment training plan.

Also served as a Human Resources Manager at Quaker Oats Company (PepsiCo), with responsibility for a frozen food manufacturing facility with 500+ employees.


Embry-Riddle University

Master of Business Administration

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Bachelor of Science, Nursing and Psychology

Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist

Raytheon Leadership Excellence Program

Certified DDI Instructor

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