A results-driven HR professional with an impressive track record of success in implementing comprehensive Recruitment & Retention and Diversity & Inclusion strategies for industry leading organizations. Leadership expertise in talent acquisition, retention and development of top talent from administrative to executive levels, campus and experienced hires across multiple industries.
Leadership and Consulting in Talent Acquisition & Sourcing Strategies
Talent Retention & Development
Diversity & Inclusion
Budget Management & Forecasting
Employment Law & Compliance
A master in the art of
woo-ing': (networking, attracting/closing tactics for top candidates) MS Office, Multiple Applicant Tracking Systems (Most recent - Taleo, iCIMS, Jobvite)
Internet Research (AIRS CIR, DIR)
professional affiliations: SHRM, NAAAHR, CAMR
01/2012BAIN & COMPANYChicago, IL
Bain & Company is a global management consulting firm, widely recognized as one of the most prestigious management consulting firms in the world and a leader in business strategy servicing a broad array of industry leading clients.
Ranked Consulting Magazine's top Consulting firm for the past 12 years.
Diversity Recruiting and Retention Manager (Global Human Capital Leadership Team) Recruited to the firm to lead the restructuring and implementation of the Global Diversity Recruitment, Retention and Development strategies for Bain & Company.
Led a team of global recruiters and specialists in the recruitment of experienced hires, and executive level positions within the firm for multiple lines of business including: Bio-Tech, Consumer Goods, Energy, Engineering, Finance, Healthcare, IT/Technology, Media and Sales/Marketing Launched a diversity Social Media marketing strategy increasing application traffic for diversity events; Increased brand awareness and quality of applicant pools Implemented a targeted hiring team communication/closing blueprint resulting in increased applicant to offer yields for all levels of recruiting, achieved record level closing rates in first year Increased external visibility amongst diverse groups by improving existing relationships and establishing new partnerships with leading diverse organizations across global markets Revamped the Diversity Council, implemented Global Employee Resource Groups (ERG's); Continuously implementing new measures to further build a sense of community and effectively support professional development and training needs across the organization Developed enhanced metrics and reporting tools to track the progress of recruitment and professional development efforts; leveraging data to measure success factors and develop new recruiting/development programs and initiatives.
Region Director01/2008 to 01/2012YMCA Of The USAChicago, IL
YMCA of the USA is the national office of the YMCA that services and governs over an estimated 2,600+ independent YMCAs across the nation.
The YMCA is a leading non-profit and one of the most recognized in the industry.
Executive Talent Acquisition & Development Recruited to a National cross-functional leadership team to tailor a world-class transformational Executive level talent management and acquisition strategies for YMCAs across the country Managed and developed a team of Specialists across the Midwest and Eastern Regions; Directed the recruitment activities for over 100 Executive Level personnel per year Created and implemented new Talent & Acquisition strategies ranging from initial communication to closing candidates, increasing for-profit industry hires from <5% to="" 30%;="" reduced="" the="" timeframe="" of="" closing="" executive="" hires="" from="" 9+="" to="" 3="" months="" trained="" and="" advised="" board="" members="" and="" drove="" adoption="" of="" new="" talent="" management="" and="" talent="" acquisition="" methodologies="" across="" the="" regions="" revamped="" and="" developed="" relationships="" with="" partner="" search="" firms,="" significantly="" reducing="" rates="" and="" expenditures="" across="" the="" ymcas="" member="" of="" the="" leadership="" team="" responsible="" for="" the="" acquisition="" and="" implementation="" of="" a="" new="" applicant="" tracking="" system="" (ats)="" and="" contact="" management="" system="" for="" use="" across="" the="" ymcas="" executive="" team="" lead="" responsible="" for="" the="" creation,="" development="" and="" implementation="" of="" the="" ymca="" chief="" executive="" talent="" acquisition="" guide="" -="" providing="" a="" step-by-step="" process="" for="" local="" ymcas="" ensuring="" a="" similar="" candidate="" experience="" for="" executive="" leaders="" across="" the="">5%>
01/2003 to 01/2008The Boston Consulting Group BCGChicago, IL
BCG) is a global management consulting firm.
BCG is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious management consulting firms in the world and a leader in business strategy servicing a broad array of industry leading clients.
Consistently noted in the top 10 list of Fortune Magazine's '100 Best Companies to Work For' report North American Recruiting Manager, Diversity Led the restructuring and implementation of the Diversity Recruitment and Retention strategy across all offices and business platforms in North America (NA).
Managed the end-to-end communication and diversity talent acquisition process integration amongst the NA and Global Recruiting Teams.
Under the direction of the SVP of Diversity Partnered with Executive Leadership across the firm to create an ecosystem within BCG that fostered the recruitment, career advancement and retention of diverse consultants across all levels of the organization Quadrupled the number of diverse applicants and hires in the first season after developing and implementing a refined, broad based executive/campus recruitment strategy.
Continuously surpassed targets Reorganized the Core/Regional school structure, effectively expanded BCG's presence and brand awareness; Established partnerships and alliances with key professional organizations, constituencies Implemented early Talent Targeting/Outreach and Introduction to Consulting campaigns to demystify and increase interest in Consulting Synthesized and analyzed data, metrics and reported results during quarterly meetings to executive teams, Developed company-wide surveys and global recruitment marketing strategies.
Global Recruiting Specialist01/1999 to 01/2002Alcatel - Lucent technologiesNaperville, IL
Lucent provided telecommunications solutions to service providers, enterprises, and governments around the world, enabling these customers to deliver voice, data and video services.
Lucent Technologies is currently known as Alcatel-Lucent after a formal merger of the two companies in 2006.
Cultivated and developed excellent relationships with business managers to assess and comprehend their staffing and recruitment needs.
High Volume Sourcing/Recruitment of global staff members with varied skill-sets for an array of business units Implemented web recruiting and creative sourcing strategies that successfully reduced cost-per-hire and time-to-fill ratios; Increased brand awareness Developed and revamped the internal/external job postings and promotions and collateral for internal extern al job postings, and the employee referral program Enhanced rapport with community entities by developing and presenting targeted recruitment at on and off-site seminars, informational events, workshops and recruitment events Implemented enhanced sourcing effort and increased the talent pipeline for niche and diverse populations via global technical associations, clubs Led the outplacement and redeployment program for displaced employees and launched successful "Lunch and Learn" Career Development seminars to aid employees facing career challenges due to corporate restructuring.
Bachelor of Arts & Science: Human Resources & PsychologyLewis UniversityRomeoville, ILHuman Resources & Psychology