SENIOR HR PARTNER, HUMAN RESOURCES, IBM
May 2012 - April 2016: Worked with executive
integration team to lead HR integration for acquired employees,
recruited and hired 100+ employees post acquisition,
retained start-up culture for Pittsburgh Watson Lab, maintained
high employee engagement and retention rates through transition to
a virtual systems/process-driven environment. HR leader
for IBM Cloudant/CD acquisition. Provided comprehensive
service and programs to 150+ managers and executives in
Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) divisions.
SENIOR HR DIRECTOR - VIVISIMO
Nov 2004 - May 2012: Recruited by CEO to develop and lead
HR system for software start-up. Developed and executed competitive
recruitment strategy, guerilla PR campaigns, affirmative action
plans, employee policies, onboarding and development process,
compensation, benefits, bonus plans, immigration and visa
management, wellness initiatives, robust organization culture to
retain and attract top talent. HR lead for due diligence
process with IBM acquisition .
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH INSTITUTE OF POLITICS -
FOUNDING DIRECTOR, HUMAN CAPITIAL POLICY
September 2000 - October 2004:
Created and led unique social marketing campaign to inform
regional policy leadership about human capital investment needs,
regional labor force economics, and critical need for
post-secondary education. The initiative engaged business, civic,
and policy leaders as well as broader community
stakeholders-students, parents, educators, and citizens. The
initiative is being continued by Workforce Investment Boards.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK , ADJUNCT
POINT PARK UNIVERSITY, ADJUNCT
1999 -2005 Courses in Human
Resources, Sociology, and Economics
ALLEGHENY COUNTY , DEPUTY CLERK OF COURTS
October 1997 - December 1999 -
Recruited to help build personnel and accountability systems,
attract and hire office staff, and organize office processes.
Highest collection of overdue fines and restitution due to
restructuring and professionalization of office.
CITY OF PITTSBURGH, DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & CIVIL
1992 - 1997: Assistant Director: Directed $10 million employment
and training programs under federal JTPA and CDBG funds for low
income unemployed citizens, including dislocated workers, welfare
to work programs, pregnant and parenting teens, summer youth
employment, and displaced homemakers. Designed summer
community service model awarded Exemplary Summer Youth
Employment Program by President Bill Clinton.
1987 -1992: Operations Manager
1983 -1987 Contract Administrator