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Relations Director Civil Engineering

Flanders, NJ
October 27, 2021

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David L. Martinez

Randolph, NJ 201-***-****

VP of Human Resources Labor Relations Director of Human Resources Business Operations


VP of Human Resources and Labor Relations with 15+ years of experience delivering optimal results within high-growth environments by directing, developing, and driving SOPs, by-laws, human capital management, and company policies. Expert in working with union leaders. Extensive background within mediation and arbitration, communicating effectively to achieve short and long-term objectives. Extraordinary talent in Identify opportunities to support initiatives through recruitment, development, and retention strategies and aligning programs with regulatory compliance standards, such as EEOC, NLRB, FMLA, AFA, I-9 and OSHA.


•Labor Relations •Human Resources •Employee Relations Union

•Regulatory Compliance •Policy and Procedure •Performance Management

•Talent Development •Arbitration and Mediation •H R Strategic Planning Human Capital

•Learning and Development •Leadership and Navigation •Budget Cost control


Leonel Martin Executive Consulting, LLC Randolph, NJ July 2020 - Present

Human Resources and Labor Relations consulting company

•Combine vision, ingenuity, and strong business acumen with extensive employee management, mediation, and leadership skills to support organizational effectiveness, reach, and overall expansion.

•Serve as a seasoned mediator to support all unresolved cases by Union Local 32BJ and the Realty Advisory Board in NY, NJ, and CT.

•Mediate issues arising out of terminations, suspensions, wages, and other activities leading to disciplinary actions.

•Demonstrate skills as an outstanding strategist distinguished for proven judgment in prioritizing duties and minimizing or diffusing stressful situations through effective conflict resolution techniques.

•Empower contractors with practical solutions to labor-related issues to prevent costly arbitration expenses or cases resulting in charges filed at the EEOC, NLRB, and mandated Federal mediations.

•Leverage extensive industry expertise to train, mentor, and guide clients on sexual harassment state mandates, implementing confidentiality in harassment or sexual harassment investigations.

•Proactively support communication efforts, sustain training initiatives, and serve as a catalyst for positive change.

Vice President of Client Relations

Alliance Building Services, Inc. New York, NY March 2019 - April 2020

Privately-owned consulting, management and real estate company generating $150 million in annual sales managing 1,200 employees.

Advised the company on how to improve services and deal with the labor force. Oversaw a portfolio of clients throughout New York and Connecticut. Counseled property managers on labor and budget matters. Educated staff on laws. Guided real estate firms such as Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, and JLL on solving union and employee issues. Oversaw a reduction in force (RIF) for clients. Reviewed financial data and P&Ls. Assisted with liability compliance and harassment policies to mitigate risk. Built relationships with union locals in the tristate area.

•Led crisis management in client implementation of RIF actions during the Covid-19 pandemic by applying all CDC guidelines and MOAs with local unions. Managed office staff in 100 units during the 2020 pandemic.

•Improved services to tenants and economized facility expenses by consulting with the real estate management teams and building owners.

•Reduced labor costs 20% by reconfiguring building space.

Senior Vice President of Operations Human Resources

Guardian Service Industries New York, NY January 2017- March 2019

$120 million privately owned building services company with 1,500 staff.

Oversaw 3,000 union personnel in the engineering, janitorial, and security operations units. Managed the budgets for one of the largest construction projects in the U.S. and financials and client relations for 70 commercial properties in four states. Advised executives on union CBA negotiations and contract requirements. Led reductions in force. Managed over 100 Senior Project Managers, Area Managers, Account Executives, Supervisor and Union employees.

•Identified cost savings strategies with senior property managers to adjust labor costs, building expenditures, collections pending, and more to cut thousands of dollars in expenses per building.

•Controlled expenditures of all buildings by applying cost controls and analyzing P&Ls to maintain budgetary goals and save 10% year-over-year.

•Increased profitability 20% by working with owners on maintaining budgets, setting bidding standards, developing new business, estimating jobs, and negotiating agreements.

•Established Cleaning Industry Management Standards (CIMS) enterprise-wide to minimize liability insurance rates, protect the environment, and successfully bid more jobs.

Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations

Collins Building Services, Inc. New York, NY December 2002 – January 2017

Commercial real estate consulting firm with $259 million in yearly sales and 3,000 union employees.

Directed the human resources and labor relations department and financial oversight of facility budgets that included direct labor and reduction in force as needed for profitability. Facilitated training to senior managers on respect in the workplace, HR staff on compliance issues, and property managers on promoting worker satisfaction. Managed the grievance function through arbitration to promptly settle disputes. Completed EEOC and NLRB actions as well as lawsuits with insurance carriers and legal counsel. Executed RIF procedures and government labor auditing.

•Devised strategies to decrease labor costs for ownership due to escalating inflation and fringe benefits costs.

•Prevented biased and unnecessary media attention by handling labor relations for NYU Academics, NY Medical Center, Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Hospital, and Valhalla Medical Center.

•Zero reports of labor issues or harassment achieved by managing labor-related matters at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison and Teaneck, and Saint Peter’s University, as well as commercial properties throughout NYC, NJ, and CT.

•Minimized insurance costs 2% to 3% per annum by proficiently managing workers' compensation and disability claims through safety and OSHA training and risk management programs.

•Circumvented superfluous financial costs by monitoring quarterly benefits and leaves through CBA, state, and federal agencies for local unions including SEIU and AFL-CIO locals.

•Optimized profitability and productivity by spearheading all recruiting, hiring, training, and staff disciplinary actions for the 3,000 unionized workforce.

•Abated state and federal compliance audits by evaluating background checks and I-9 compliance to determine applicant’s eligibility for employment.

•Re-employed 60 staff members displaced by the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City.


Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Culture City University of New York - NYC

Paralegal Certification Adelphi University – Garden City, NY

Certified Public Accountant Civil Engineering Studies Journalism Studies, UNAH, Honduras, C.A.

SHRM Certificate of Achievement

Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, HRIS various Systems and Win Team

Notary Public, NYC, Queens, NY

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