I am a 25 year People Practitioner and Thought Leader who has pushed boundaries with solution-based approaches to complex people scenarios. I spent my career leading extensive organizational changes as an HR leader for top-tier global companies such as General Electric, eBay, Amazon, Fidelity, Pfizer and Thomson Reuters.
Pioneering strategic initiatives as a workplace visionary, I successfully align people priorities with business objectives to drive bottom-line results. I compel business leaders to think differently about work, the workplace and the workforce.
As an HR Leader, Futurist and Trendspotter, I immerse myself in learning about how the digital revolution will impact the way people work. With the workforce exponentially changing as we enter into our 4th Industrial Revolution, what will differentiate successful and growing organizations is how they define their culture. Those that embrace the human side of work and create a human-centric work culture will thrive. The new workforce will call upon employees to tap into their right brain thinking.
My mission is to support these changes and get people excited to rediscover what makes them human - curiosity, creativity, connectedness, growth, and meaning. I create inspired workplaces, allowing people to work human bringing greater innovation, productivity, a competitive advantage and an enhanced customer experience to organizations looking to make a proactive shift.
I am skilled in the full 360 of Human Resources Management: talent, succession planning, change management, employee engagement, global mergers and acquisitions, organizational development and design, talent acquisition, compensation, performance management, internal communication strategies - with a focus on workplace culture and designing exceptional employee experiences (which touches upon all of those areas).
Chief People Officer
Feb 2019 – Present
-Like a Leader-
Co-Founder and Principal
Jun 2018 – Feb 2019
Improving Performance, Productivity and Bottom line through building the world’s most authentically awesome 21st Century workplaces where both teams and individuals thrive. Working towards building healthy environments by creating resilience, happiness, human connectivity, meaning, stronger communication, innovation, and creativity.
And bringing together People Leaders from all over the Globe to discuss 21st Century People Issues to find solutions that truly work helping to differentiate progressive organizations.
Vice President of Human Resources
Jan 2015 – Jan 2018
Head of HR for Thomson Reuters Corporate Tax and Accounting Organization, a 500M Global P&L. TR's Corporate Tax and Accounting business unit is one of Thomson Reuters' most successful software businesses with double digit organic growth year over year. The business supports an 800+ global Tech team, Product Management, Sales, Support and Services while being structured as a multi-business managing-director organization. Our team is growing both mature and emerging businesses with strong go-to-market strategies for both.
Accomplishments and responsibilities
- Lead and manage a team of 6 HR Business Partner professionals
- Support Executive Team for Business Unit and help in the development of overall business strategy and year end planning through strategic workforce planning and talent management.
- Design change management plan for enterprise technology change and pivot to platform software strategy
- Drive all HR Cycles through business: compensation, performance management, talent management, etc.
- Work with Sr. Team on a global go-to-market strategy
Director, Human Resources
Apr 2013 – Jun 2014
Business Partner for Ebay Enterprise Marketing Solutions (EEMS) a 220M P&L within eBay Enterprise. The business supports Marketing Agency Services: Client Services, Delivery Operations and Performance Channels (email, attribution, affiliate, display and database) Analytics, Strategy and Creative along with Products, Sales and Technology.
Accomplishments and responsibilities:
- Integrated 9 formerly acquired businesses into one to make EEMS
- Build a change management plan to help the business integrate more effectively
- Deployed organizational redesign work to streamline the business post integration
- Supported the development and creation of the 2014 business strategy
- Manage a matrixed HR team comprised of L&OD, HR BPS and TA professionals.
Sr. Human Resources Manager
Apr 2012 – Feb 2013
Sr. HR BP for Amazon's remote New York site. Fully responsible for HR leadership for all business units and functions in New York offices including tech and non-tech sectors in retail, publishing, advertising, sales, cloud computing services, finance and HR. Responsibilities include: building talent acquisition, integration, assimilation, retention and market assessment strategies and programs for NY; managing cross divisional talent management programs; assessing and managing compensation to ensure competitive market advantage internally and externally, engaging in employee relations activities, and building overall site HR strategies.
Senior HR Business Partner
Sep 2010 – Dec 2011
Global HR BP for the Customer Service and Supply Chain organizations. Actively involved with integration work in business units as a result of acquisition.
Sr. Director Human Resources
Aug 2008 – Jul 2010
Strategic business partner for the Risk and Compliance Groups. Responsible for workforce planning, talent management, coaching and team development, span of control evaluation, strategic staffing, employee engagement, compensation assessments and leadership engagement. In addition to leading a Change Management project for IT. Introduced the first Lean Capabilities Process/Workshop to the HR team.
Global HR Integration Leader (M&A Leader)
Jul 2005 – Aug 2008
Lead HR M&A work globally. Responsibilities included supporting leaders as a business partner from acquired companies, HR due diligence, closing preparation, integration work and designing and developing integration frameworks to be shared wit the local HR teams around the globe pre and post acquisition. This role included standard business partner responsibilities including strategic staffing, talent management, succession planning, workforce management, employee engagement/retention. Regional/countries leads reported to me during heightened M&A work.
Jul 2005 – Sep 2006
Supported a global manufacturing and distribution site. Integrated acquired and merged site into GE by introducing GE's compensation system, talent management and succession planning process, leadership development programs, recruiting processes and performance management systems. Also, conducted an extensive change management effort by redirecting management teams into a functional line lead in Sweden and the UK. Developed, designed and executed employee successful engagement processes. Conducted multiple Ombudsman investigations and worked with inside and outside counsel to manage.
Strategy and Process Improvement Specialist
2001 – 2005
Founder of organizational development and human resources consultancy committed to developing workplace effectiveness. Focused on organizational development, training, conflict resolution, organizational design and general human resources practices. Clients represented multiple industries including: healthcare, biotech, pharma, consumer products, academia, and nonprofits.
Director HR and Director of Communication
1998 – 2001
Led Transformation Communication efforts at a national level. Developed communication roll-out strategies and engagement models in addition to developing an operating rhythm to be inclusive of various stakeholders. As an HR Business Partner: managed corporate-wide HR functions including compensation process, career development, employee retention, diversity and leadership development.
Director/Manager Human Resources
1998 – 2000
Managed corporate-wide HR functions including compensation process, career development, career pathing, employee engagement/retention, employee relations, organizational development/design. diversity issues and leadership development.
Human Resources Recruiting Manager
1997 – 1998
1995 – 1998
Sold multiple product lines. Was top sales representative year over year.