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Strategic Talent Partner

Strategic Talent Partner - Talent Acquisition SME

Playa del Rey, CA


* Senior Talent Acquisition SME and Executive Search Practitioner with demonstrated success developing and executing full-cycle Recruiting Initiatives and Executive Search Strategies to source and hire diverse top-tier talent in a wide range of verticals and disciplines 
* Demonstrated ability to assess existing Talent Acquisition (TA) Strategies (people, processes, technology) to identify strengths/gaps; develop, execute prioritized action plan to resolve identified gaps; integrating Social Recruiting to create an optimum recruiting model; lead as Brand Ambassador to leverage the Organization’s Employment Brand and EVP in the global talent marketplace to achieve Employer of Choice 
* Demonstrated experience hiring, training, mentoring, managing high performing internal Recruiting Teams; selecting and managing external TA vendors to ensure seamless integration into the staffing process while functioning as Brand Ambassador and maintaining continuity in presentation of the Organization's Employment Brand and EVP in all Recruiting Channels; implementing and managing metrics to assess Talent Acquisition Operations and maximize efficiencies 
* Demonstrated large scale Recruiting Project Management experience, successfully developing, executing and managing Recruiting Strategies that exceed client expectations with optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness - most recently at U.S. Department of Commerce 
* Demonstrated success initiating and developing both full-time hire and internship programs with select university placement offices including MIT, University of Michigan, and NYU. Experienced working in union environment

Work Experience

Strategic Talent Partner

Search Solutions Group
Los Angeles, CA

January 2001 to Present

Strategic Talent Partner – Not just a Candidate Provider 
Senior Talent Acquisition Practitioner with demonstrated success sourcing and recruiting top-tier talent for mission critical positions from C- Suite and Senior Management to the shop floor 
Excels at collaborating with Leaders and Stakeholders to define and align Recruiting Strategies and Priorities to satisfy corporate goals. Identifying recruiting process gaps and implement improvements 
Experienced in hiring, mentoring and managing high performance recruiting teams. Managing external TA vendors 
Developing and executing innovative scalable full-cycle in-house Recruiting Strategies to source and hire diverse top-tier talent in a wide range of verticals and functions 
Utilizing metrics to assess all components of Talent Acquisition Process including Recruiting Pipeline Strategy, Quality of Hire and Candidate Experience 
Functioning as Employment Brand Ambassador, promoting EVP to targeted talent communities, assuring continuity of Employment Brand throughout Recruitment Channels 
Partial list of Client companies include: 
Aerospace/Defense – General Dynamics, United Technologies, Honeywell 
Consulting/Professional – EY, PwC, KPMG, Grant Thornton 
Technology /Media – Philips, Walt Disney Company, Google 
Government – United States Department of Commerce, Federal Reserve

Contract Project - Manager Recruiting Chicago Far North Region

Chicago, IL

August 2009 to August 2010

Developed, Executed and Delivered Large Scale Recruiting Project Management to recruit, on-board, train and deploy Eighteen Thousand (15,000) qualified new hires to execute and support the Chicago Far North Regional 2010 Census Operations. 
Collaborated with Elected Officials, Community Leaders and Key Constituencies to Optimize Recruitment Strategies and communicate the “value-add” to local communities and promote employment opportunities.  
Received recognition from Bureau of Census Washington D.C. Headquarters for achieving Recruiting results never before accomplished and thereby setting a benchmark for future Census Recruiting Operations. Re-assigned to consult and provide guidance to Recruiting Managers in Regions that were having difficulties achieving recruiting goals.

Director of Recruiting and Human Resources

Chicago, IL

February 2000 to January 2001

Responsible for designing and implementing a full-cycle Targeted Recruitment (TA) Strategy, successfully staffing employees in five (5) states for Chicago based CLEC start-up that provided regional B2B DSL connectivity. Participated as a member of the Senior Management team to develop and execute Strategic and Tactical Enterprise Recruitment.  
• Reduced costs per hire 90% by developing and executing Targeted Recruiting Strategies and reducing use of outside agencies 
• Implemented use of metrics to measure staffing efficiencies and identify gaps 
• Managed vendor relationships, negotiated rates

Director of Recruiting and Human Resources

Troy, MI

October 1997 to December 1999

Responsible for the development, implementation, execution and administration of Recruitment and Human Resources policies, procedures and systems at this Inc. 500 IT VAR. Company manufactures and refurbishes hardware, designs and develops software, and provides technical contracting and support services.  
• Utilized Executive Search (TA) methodologies to recruit and hire talent required to directly support the Company’s aggressive expansion program into new markets and lines of business  
• Developed and executed Recruiting Strategies thereby reducing costs per hire by 75%


Human Resources Management Certification

Michigan State University - School of Labor and Industrial Relations
East Lansing, MI

B.S. Business Administration

Wayne State University - School of Business Administration