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SONIA A. PINEYRO 13927 S.W. 102 Lane * Miami, Florida 33186 * (305) 301-7721 * spf02fa0@wes tpost.

net HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR/MANAGER Compensation Analysis / Benefits Administration / Recruiting Initiatives Highly adept, solutions-oriented professional with demonstrated experience in al l HR areas, including employee relations, compensation, and benefit administrati on. Strategic thinking expertise, evidenced by ability to successfully define an d design HR department infrastructure while providing key insight into overall o rganization operations. Skill in evaluating employee performance through qualita tive and quantitative analysis. Ability to integrate technology into recruitment / retention initiatives. Technologically proficient in PeopleSoft, MS Office Su ite, and Print Shop. Fluent in English and Spanish. Core competencies include: * * * * * * * * * * Strategic Human Resources Planning Federal & State Labor Laws Recruiting & Retention Initiatives Employee Relations & Development Salary Analysis & Administration Infrastructure Development Operations & Workflow Optimization Statistical Analysis & Reporting Performance Review Programs Problem Solving & Process Redesign

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, 2008 - Present FINE ART LAMPS, Miami Lakes, FL Responsible for the development and implementation of corporate HR plans and pol icies in support of the business plan. Organize and direct the HR staff, employ ee policies, benefits programs, and other human resource functions in order to f acilitate the corporate goals, as well as ensuring the HR regulatory and legal c ompliance. Selected accomplishments: * Built and maintain a strong functional HR team through effective training, coa ching, planning and team building. Participate in development plans that assess and develop the skills needed to achieve the team's work objectives. * Budgetary development - implemented departmental functional budgets based on e stablished strategic objectives, rolled out budget to team members, and evaluate d team outcomes against established budgets. * Rebuilt benefits program by consolidating providers, renegotiating contracts. Successfully maintained benefit costs with a 1% increase in premium from previo us year and achieved savings of $70,000. * Reduced payroll processing liability and error rates by 35% and identified ove r $300,000 in payroll savings through implementation of payroll outsourcing and implementation of an integrated HRIS System (ADP). * Achieved voluntary turnover rate of 3%. * Introduced new employee orientation and individualized training, resulting in a 97% satisfaction record. * Spearheaded succession planning initiative, resulting in projected reduction o f hiring expenses by approximately 30% over the next 5 years. * Conceived and developed a series of innovative HR programs, service and leader ship initiatives, including comprehensive supervisory training and performance-b ased incentive compensation programs using HR matrixes to ensure completion and

success of programs. DISTRICT HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, 2007 - 2008 THE HOME DEPOT, Miami, FL A key member of the store management team providing essential leadership buildin g upon the foundation of success. The District Human Resource Manager is respon sible for attracting, motivating, and retaining a high performing diverse workfo rce for the whole district. Responsibilities include effective management and execution of learning, career development, employment practices, recognition and reward, staffing, performance management systems, compliance and creating and m aintaining a positive associate relations environment. Selected accomplishments: * Launched internal recruitment function, reducing recruitment expense by approx imately $350,000 district wide. * Analyzed forecasted hours vs. scheduled hours in each department on a daily ba sis to assure adequate and professional coverage on the sales, operational and c lerical staffs of the store. * Initiated, monitored, and managed all performance reviews for department super visors and hourly associates including rating, written reviews, and pay increase s input. * Ensured 100% monthly completion of associate training and development, 401K en rollment, and the meeting of AAP Goals for the district. * Drove reduction of sexual harassment claims by as much as 12% within first 6 m onths of training. HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR, 1999 - 2007 WILD (CHILD) POST, INC., NYC, NY and Miami, FL Provided consultative direction for ground floor HR infrastructure and organizat ional efficiency for start-up company managing multiple high profile client proj ects, such as Panasonic, Leap Frog and AIG. Lead development of compensation fun ctions including job analysis, salary administration / analysis, and job evaluat ion system. Coordinated cross-department recruiting needs, advising and training employees on effective recruiting initiatives, including utilization of compute r applications to promote recruitment and retention compensation packages. Overs aw administration of all surveys relative to job analysis, benefits, and perform ance. Promoted evolving companywide goals through interweaving of HR functions, organization efficiency, and corporate vision. Selected accomplishments: * Conceptualized, developed, and initiated solid HR infrastructure for rapidly e xpanding start-up company, including benefit programs, performance-based apprais al, and incentive compensation system. * Recruited difficult to fill positions in an extremely competitive market. Red uced recruiting turnover by 15%; managed cost per hire to below 30% for exempt h ires. * Pioneered creation and oversaw administration of companywide incentive program s strategically engineered to impact all organization levels. Productivity incr eased over 25% within first year. * Reduced vacancy turnaround time from average of 45 days to 20 days. * Spearheaded initial writing, design, and implementation of standardized employ ee handbook. * Key business partner of senior leadership team. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, 1992 - 1999

AMERIVEND, INC., Miami, FL Held full responsibility for all human resources planning and compensation funct ions at major vending washing machine company with over 400 employees and servin g over 300 accounts. Orchestrated new employee orientations. Oversaw successful administration of benefit and retirement programs, regularly reviewing / analyzi ng competitive programs for potential benefit negotiations and/or program change . Managed terminations and exit procedures. Selected accomplishments: * Formulated new human resources policies and developed innovative employee sugg estion system and opinion survey to bridge internal communications and enhance o verall employee morale. * Utilized analytical and organization acumen to create highly functional HR dep artment. * Boosted employee satisfaction and lowered staff turnover by 20% by simultaneo usly implementing targeted recruiting, retention and human resources enhancement programs. * Cut benefit cost by approximately 20% through benefit analysis and negotiation s while gaining employee acceptance through concerted education and communicatio ns efforts. EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS MS Degree in Leadership/Management - Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdal e, Florida BA Degree in Human Services - St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida Educational Leadership / K-12 - Florida Department of Education Professional Development Coursework Human Resources Certification -- Society for Human Resources Management, Expecte d Certification, 12/2011 AFFILIATIONS Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) * Florida Human Resource Plannin g Society (FHRPS) * Greater Miami Society of Human Resources Management