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Judith Pearce Sunnyvale, CA 94086 650-518-0327 Pearce.judy@gmail.

com Demonstrate passion for supporting startup employees and management working in a fast-paced and frequently changing operation Use of social media recruiting tools, sophisticated job descriptions leading to a reduction in the cost of hires Partner with managers to help them reach closure with underperforming employees Hire, train and motivate HR staff and consultants Skilled identification of tactical improvements needed in wage and hour, payroll, benefits and immigration. Corrections brought about by applying startup project management methods. HR business partner able to adapt to the changing needs of businesses from initial startup to and beyond public offering Performance coaching, recruiting and leadership training tools implemented to match the needs of managers in fast-moving, dynamic startup environment Never losing focus on business productivity and profitability In domestic and international HR settings Startup executives quick acceptance of the non-cash suggestions presented to leverage the performance of key employees. Breadth of experience in HR programs within HR including your compliance, benefits, immigration, performance management, compensation and training Quick immersion into corporate goals and values, products and the role played by different employee groups Summary of HR Executive Experience HR Director, ResponseLogix, Sunnyvale, CA 2009-August 2010 Grew company from 48 to 60 employees in 7 months managing and performing hands-on work in all HR functions Trained hiring managers to recruit from LinkedIn and other social media; created new behavioral model for job description Worked individually with managers to prepare realistic performance plans and performance feedback. Hired, trained and developed HR staff

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Administered programs including compensation, open enrollment, benefits, SDI workers comp, unemployment, payroll, polices, started to connect pay to performance; EEO/Open Door; state and federal leaves, wage and hour issues Worked with management on company all-hands meetings, social events and other employee morale events. Handled employee termination process including exit agreements, exit interviews and COBRA.

Vice President of Human Resources, Kestrel Solutions, Mountain View, and California 2001-2002. Served on executive staff and managed a staff of recruiters and HR generalists for this rapid-growth, 300person optical networking company. Created HR functions including recruiting, HRIS, employee relations, Compensation & benefits and training Director of Personnel, The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc., Santa Cruz, CA July, 1987 - February, 1988. Created HR systems in each HR function including recruiting, HRIS, employee relations, compensation & benefits and training for this 600-person software start-up company. HR Consulting Experience Human Resources Consultant and Attorney, Palo Alto, California September 1, 1990 present. HR consultations include recruiting, compensation, performance management, employee relations, transition and exit planning for hi-tech companies including Google (when it had 40 employees) NAMCOBANDAI, Xilinx, Movaris, Synopsys, Intel, Actel, Data Domain, Cadence Design Systems, Childrens Discovery Museum.

Source and recruit the best at all levels using traditional ads, professional associations and social media Analyze, make recommendations, put in place compensation structure, salary grade levels, industry comparisons and job descriptions Develop and integrate on-the spot tools for managers to use in hiring, performance management, transition planning and dispute resolution. Legal liaison: EEO, risk assessment, terminations, workers comp, unemployment medical leaves, visas and immigration, coordination with PEOs Partner with experts to establish quality, low cost systems for payroll, headcount, benefits, stock option grants and HRIS. Set up international offices and coordinate efforts of remote locations in the United States Draft Employee Handbooks, non-competes, trade secret, privacy and related agreements

Leadership Coaching, Sunnyvale CA 2005-2006. Used 360 feedback and other management tools to coach senior executives whose employer desired to increase the productivity and morale of employees.
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Human Resources Counsel, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, April 1988 to September 1, 1990. Provided legal advice on day-to-day employment issues for 200 domestic human resources professionals and for operations management. Hands on work in all HR Departments including benefits, compensation, recruiting, employee relations, training and risk management. Created reports on dispute resolution and background checking. Followed up by implementing companywide changes to employee relations and recruiting practices. Education & Volunteer Activity University of Minnesota Law School, JD 1981 (cum laude) Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review, University of Wisconsin, B.A 1977, Barnard College 1972-1973 Founder and Chairman of the Board at Senior High School established for students with Aspergers Syndrome, San Mateo, CA (2004-2008)

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