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    I’m an accomplished HR and OD professional with experience in both HR business-process-outsourced (BPO) solutions and technology, as well as in-house generalist and specialist positions in startups, SMBs, and a large multinational.

     

    Renegade HR

     

    In my last three roles I've reported directly to CXOs — assisting the growth of these organizations and respective functions, while expanding my scope from what was originally envisioned. I’m cool like that!

     

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    “Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they're not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”

     

    Sir Ken Robinson

     

     

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    RENEGADE

    ren·e·gade

    ˈrenəˌɡād/

    noun

    a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.

    synonyms:traitor, defector, deserter, turncoat, rebel, mutineer

    "he was denounced as a renegade"

     

    adjective

    having treacherously changed allegiance.

    "a renegade bodyguard"

    synonyms:treacherous, traitorous, disloyal, treasonous, rebel, mutinous

    "renegade troops"

     

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  • Experience

    HR Consultant, Managed Services

    As Namely’s HR expert, I provide ongoing support and assist clients with day-to-day and best practice guidance to HR needs including, but not limited to:

    • Guidance with compliance 
    • Policies and procedures 
    • Performance review and corrective action 
    • ADA interactive process 
    • FMLA administration and leave tracking
    • Management of unemployment claims and responses
    • Compliance reporting

    Analyze and form a thorough understanding of each client’s unique HR needs/objectives and provide guidance in a consultative manner.

    Collaborate with a team of Namely subject matter experts in HRIS, Benefits and Payroll on ~$5M book of business.

    javelin-networks, cyber security, startup, Austin, TX

    Trusted HR Advisor (Contractor)

    Javelin-Networks is an innovative cyber-security startup with a unique, all-in-one, artificial intelligence-driven platform.

     

    Founded, advised, and funded by leaders from the cyber-security industry and former Israeli military cyber intelligence, Javelin-Networks is poised for success in an estimated $120B market.

    • Trusted HR Advisor to CEO and HR support to founding executive team.  
    • Manage the day-to-day payroll, benefits administration, and new-hire employee on-boarding. 
    Brand Besties, Brand Ambassadors, Promo Models, Event Marketing,, Experiential Marketing

    Business Process Consultant (Contractor)

    Brand Besties hires and trains brand ambassadors, models, promotional models, spokespersons, certified cocktail waitresses, and hostesses to provide experiential and highly personalized experiences at high-end events, product launches, and parties.

    • Researching, developing, and implementing essential business processes (e.g., work-flows, roles/responsibilities, policies).
    • HR management projects as necessary (e.g., employee handbook, contracts, training materials, etc.)
    GasPedal, SocialMedia.Org, Austin, TX

    Learning and Development Consultant

    Unique opportunity to update GasPedal’s employee handbook (Culture Guide).

    • GasPedal runs the communities for SocialMedia.Org and SocialMedia.Org Health — and they’re radically focused on company culture.
    • Working with the CEO and VP of Communications, I updated HR policy; cleared the brush of duplicate copy throughout the archives; and applied knowledge management principles to ensure a smooth learning experience for future updates to the online knowledge-base.
    Victory Marketing Agency, Brand Ambassadors, Promo Models, Event Marketing,, Experiential Marketing

    HR Generalist

    Worked closely with Victory’s executive team overseeing a broad spectrum of responsibilities such as:

    • Staffing the organization. 
    • Training and developing employees at all levels. 
    • Managing a diverse workforce. 
    • Maintaining a fair and equitable compensation program. 
    • Developing personnel policies and procedures. 
    • Planning ways to meet the human resource needs of the future. 
    • Ensuring that internal policies and programs conform to all laws that affect the workplace.
    Global HR Research, Background Screening, Drug Tests, Pre-employment Testing, Assessment

    Talent Acquisition and Assessment Manager

    • Program Manager of new GHRR Pre-hire Intelligence division with product offerings including off-the-shelf online pre-employment assessments and enterprise-level customized talent acquisition solutions.
    • Reported to CEO on new division (NewCo) including presenting feasibility study to Board of Directors, drafting program budget, sourcing personnel, and developing relationships to external partners / constituents, both domestically and internationally.
    • Worked directly with prospects and clients throughout full sales lifecycle, including conducting demos, onboarding and account management.
    • Developed marketing materials, including website copy, promotional videos, FAQ sheets, etc., and conducted 1-hour webinar certified for SHRM CE credit.
    Electronic Arts EA

    Learning and Development Consultant

    • Consultant to VP of Profitable Creativity in a corporate university that served 8,000 employees in 19 locations throughout the world.
    • Assisted in program design and content development for MBA-style learning modules directed toward high-potential senior managers.
    • Programs were focused on divergent aspects relevant to professionals in the gaming industry, such as: disruptive economics, innovation, online consumer behavior, long-term competitive strategy, and data analytics/visualization.
    evolv cornerstone on demand

    Technical Support (Contractor)

    Evolv was a Big Data predictive workforce analytics startup prior to being acquired by Cornerstone OnDemand.

    • Internship w/ Selection Science (I/O Psychologists) team assessing the utility of a language-based scoring matrix used for applicants completing an Interactive Voice Response phone screen.

    Technical Support / Quality Assurance:

    • Developed a framework for assisting with any technical difficulties the users (prospective job applicants) of Evolv's solution encountered.
    • Responded to all technical issues in a timely manner, and provided feedback to Evolv's back-end developers whenever I noticed patterns of problems that ultimately were not user errors.
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    Values

    Individuality, Openness, Efficacy, Winning, and Humility

    *sense of humor is also very important