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GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
a Strategic, dynamic and seasoned Global Human Resources Executive, specializing
in business turn-around and organizational transformation across media, profess
ional services, insurance, non profit and education industry.
a A proven track record providing vision, influence and counsel, to help firms l
everage their ability to maximize profitability, while minimizing costs through
periods of accelerated growth and economic downturn.
a Strong experience in international business in Europe, Asia, Latin America and
North America.
a Proven track record of success in public traded company supporting Board of Di
rectors.
a Talent Management expert in acquisition, assessment, selection, top- grading,
leadership and employee development.
a Bilingual English and French. Working knowledge of Spanish.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

q Business and cultural transformation


q Global HR leadership
q Turn-around
q Talent Selection and Assessment
q Talent Acquisition
q Organizational Design
q Benefits & Compensation Design
q Merger & Acquisition Integration
q Change Management
q Organizational Effectiveness
q Succession Planning
q Human Capital Management Systems
q Labor Relations
q Employee Engagement
q Workforce Planning Analytics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS


TALENTTRIO, INC.
Talent Management Consultant.
6/2009-Present
TalentTrio is a boutique human capital and talent management consulting firm.
Delivering talent management services to two clients in the media and profession
al services industry (Information Resources, Inc and Publicis). These are interi
m/contract assignments.
TNS (TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES)-A WPP COMPANY NEW YORK, NY
CHIEF TALENT/ HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER FOR NORTH AMERICA ( EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDE
NT) 2003-6/2009
TNS, a publicly traded UK based company, is one of the largest global market res
earch and professional services companies with over $2B revenue with 13,000 empl
oyees in 70 countries. Supported custom research, incorporating financial servic
es, consumer, IT, healthcare and media sectors for North America in abillable ho
ursa and client service environment.
Report directly to the CEO with matrix reporting to UK while leading a strategic
HR function of 25 HR team members in all functional areas in shared services an
d multi-facility environment. Develop and implement the Talent/HR strategy. Lead
compensation committee for North America and member of global compensation and
benefits committee. Direct the HR integration teams on various large-scale acqui
sitions in partnership with Alix Partners, turn-around consultants. Integrate an
d harmonize legacy company HR practices to form one company for seven acquistion
s. Top grading the talent of organization. Recruit over 200 potential talent in
cluding two CEOas and three CFOas. Reinstate the entire senior leadership team w
ith freshly-acquired talent outside the industry. Build new culture focused on i
mproving employee engagement and accountability.
Recognized for leading the turn-around and organizational transformation of TNS
-North America, which reduced headcount by 10% while repositioning cost structur
e with over $15M in cost savings annually.
Partnered with Alix Partners, turn- around experts, on the organizational desig
n, talent assessment and selection, succession planning and succession planning
of the turn around strategy and execution.
Upgraded and transformed HR organization into strategic, high performing busine
ss partner team offering value add services.
Built internal acquisition infrastructure that managed all recruiting through C
a"suite level hires saving the company in $ 1m in recruiting fees.
Integrated and harmonized policies, benefits and compensation structure of lega
cy organizations due to acquisition resulting in $20m in savings for the company
.
Top-graded talent resulting in completely new job profiles and talent needs.
Initiated talent management appraisal and succession planning process by upgrad
ing the talent required to meet industryas standards.
Refurbished benefits program, which brought quality benefits for all employees
plus a $500K cost savings
Implemented large-scale organizational design and restructuring focused on stre
amlining geographical foot print with $5M cost savings.
Managed career paths, leadership development and learning and development curri
culum for top 200 talent resulting in stronger capability.
Revitalized overall total rewards strategy by developing consistent compensatio
n and incentive programs for new organizations.
Partnered with executive management to design, communicate and measure core val
ues and culture programs.
Improved employee engagement and diversity practices by measuring satisfaction
through annual climate survey.
Improved quality and service delivery both to internal and external clients by
upgrading HRIS, ATS and LMS technology and HR processes.
Supported outsourcing strategy of Operations and IT work to India resulting in
$ 10m in savings.
Managed relationships with union and labor representatives.

VIVENDI UNIVERSAL NEW YORK, NY


SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES FOR UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP 1999-200
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Vivendi Universal is one of the largest media and entertainment companies world
wide with revenue over $2b in revenue and 13,000 employees in 63 countries. Ser
ved as the second most senior global HR executive.
Directly reported to the EVP of Global Human Resources. Associated in leading hu
man resources professionals in integrated shared services global department. Led
global compensation and benefits committee for largest music company globally.
Leadership role in the transformation of largest music company globally as a re
sult of complex merger. Revamped human resources strategies for North America, L
atin America, Europe, and Asia including productive recruitment, talent manageme
nt, organizational effectiveness, compensation and benefits, culture change lead
ership development and employee relations. Led global integration of Universal/
PolyGram acquisition. Developed and executed talent management strategy aimed a
t competing with digital downloading of music. Harmonize HR practices for both c
ompanies into one Universal Music Group.
Administered large-scale reorganizations in North America, Latin America, Europ
e and Asia which led to consolidation and cost savings of 10%
Integrated and harmonized HR and Talent practices globally for new company alig
ned to local country culture.
Built global talent acquisition function recruiting through C-suite level hires
.
Transformed global HR team into high performing strategic organization.
Supported manufacturing division of Universal in process improvement and qualit
y improvement effort.
Top-graded talent from both PolyGram and Universal to select right executives f
or new organization.
Managed high potential and succession planning process for top 200 talent globa
lly.
Developed consistent learning and development curriculum globally focused on le
adership development.
Utilized internal resources to recruit, which diminished staffing costs by 50%
in just one year
Designed global remuneration programs aligning strategy to pay practices for b
ase, incentive pay and LTIP
Partnered with country MDas to introduce PeopleSoft in Japan and China to impro
ve management capability and data consistency of large region resulting in $1M c
ost savings
Negotiated with union and labor contracts and saving $1M for the company in ext
ernal fees for manufacturing division.
Streamlined and centralized administrative operations into shared services to e
nhance HR efficacy and minimize cost
Served as internal executive coach, which accumulated $200K savings in vendor c
osts
Coordinated with the senior management to determine outsourcing opportunities,
which decreased overhead costs by $2M
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL (MTV NETWORKS) NEW YORK, NY
VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING FOR MTV NETWORKS
1995-1999
Viacom International-MTV Networks is one of the leading global entertainment / m
edia companies with over 60,000 employees world-wide and over $ 5b in revenue
Reported to the SVP Global Human Resources for MTV Networks and their cable tel
evision brands such as Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, and TV Land which had $1.5b in
revenue and 3,000 employees globally.
Led the cultural transformation of MTV Networks as a result of explosive growth
.
Transformed learning and development function into internal consulting team on
OD and business topics.
Designed and implemented MTV University, an internal learning and assessment ce
nter for company growing at 200%
Developed learning management/leadership curriculum for MTV University using bo
th internal and external content experts.
Created new performance management and talent assessment system based on new me
trics.
Improved employee engagement by measuring values through a climate survey.
Implemented high potential leadership development/succession planning programs
for top 200 global talent.
Designed, developed and implemented a mobility program that resulted in a more
cross-cultural and diverse global workplace
Assumed the lead internal consultant position with full responsibility in major
restructuring efforts within MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite and TV Land globall
y to assist with the conceptualization of new lines of business and building th
e brand
Worked in Asia for 3 months executing the launch of MTV Asia

Prudential Insurance Company Newark, NJ (1994-1995)


Prudential is one of the largest financial services companies with over 100,000
employees. Reported to VP HR for Prudential Re-insurance and Prudential Financ
ial.
MANAGER, HUMAN RESOURCES
a Developed leadership and career development programs for high potential execut
ives resulting in higher retention and increased employee engagement
a Developed and implemented pay for performance incentive compensation programs
for technology talent.
a Implemented a shared services environment for the technology division, which d
ecreased operating expenses by 25%
a Managed the due diligence for the IPO of Prudential Re-Insurance
a Managed full cycle of talent management services for financial services and in
surance division.

EARLIER CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS


New York Urban Coalition New York, NY
Director, Consulting Services for Education Division of national non profit.
Santillana Publishing Company Northvale, NJ .
Human Resources Generalist for bilingual publisher educational books and magazin
es supporting sales division.
Board of Education- New Jersey/New York
High School English and French Teacher.
EDUCATION
Master of Arts Degree in English, William Paterson College of NJ Wayne, NJ
Bachelor of Arts Degree in French, St. Michaelas College Winooski, VT
French Business Immersion Program, La Sorbonne

PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS
Adjunct instructor of Human Resources and Organizational Development for various
local colleges.
Volunteer work in local hospitals in NY and NJ
Certifications Creativity and Innovation Assessment (HBDI)
DDI Selection and Assessment
Managing Personal Growth (Leadership and Career Developm
ent)
Myers- Briggs (MBTI)
PDI 360 degree feedback and coaching