An accomplished human resources professional with proven expertise in transformation management and a passion for creating global workforce programs that incorporate growth, quality, service, people, and financials to ensure a culture of innovation and excellence to drive an organization forward.
Directed the HR activities in the termination of the Defined Benefit Plan which resulted in a very positive outcome for employees (80% choosing a lump sum option) and eliminated $280M obligation for MasterCard
Initiated and delivered on the strategy to reduce the U.S. health care trend from approximately 22% to a consistent 3% - 5% which resulted in millions of dollars of cost avoidance while providing for meaningful plan choice, a high quality network of providers and market competitive rates
Directed the migration of post-65 retirees to a Medicare Exchange which resulted in retirees being provided with more meaningful health care options with "white-glove" benefit advice, and a $12M cost savings to MasterCard
Lead the benefit integration activities in India which resulted in the development of new market prevalent and competitive plans for the newly acquired employees (600) and the existing employees (68). These activities were pivotal in realizing immediate synergies
Spearheaded the benefit integration for the Bell Atlantic company which resulted in the harmonization of plans for approximately 130,000 employees. Directed the conversion from four benefit outsourcing vendors to one for pensions, pension payroll, savings, health, and insurance plans to service 130,000 employees and 125,000 retirees. The four conversations occurred within a 6 to 12 month time frame with little to no employee disruption
Directed the strategy, planning, implementation and administration of the global benefits, recognition, employer-of-choice e. g. Employee Assistance Fund and work-life programs, global mobility and health & safety. Lead the benefits M&A due diligence and integration activities.
Developed market prevalent, competitive and cost effective benefit plans globally which enhanced employee attraction and retention; recognition includes National Business Group on Health's Gold and Platinum award for the company's commitment to health & wellness; 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
Developed a culture of recognition by providing for an integrated cohesive and attractive recognition platform and program which resulted in recognition being a strength in the employee engagement results
Enhanced the global mindset by providing a competitive and transparent global mobility program which resulted in 150% year-over-year increase in mobility moves
Directed the strategy, planning, implementation and administration of the following programs including global benefits, compensation and global mobility. Lead the M&A due diligence and integration activities for C&B
Spearheaded the transformation to a broad based global career and rewards framework resulting in a structure that provided for greater transparency and flexibility in rewarding employees
Developed and implemented executive compensation changes which included a Founders Grant and a stock based long term incentive plan in support of a very successful IPO
Developed and implemented a global governance and plan management framework for compensation& benefits which resulted in more robust and effective plan compliance
Directed the strategy, planning, implementation and administration of global benefits. Lead the M&A due diligence and integration activities for Benefits.
Lead the benefits integration activities for the harmonization of benefit programs for two newly acquired companies. This harmonization resulted in "freezing" the defined benefit plan in Belgium and implementing a defined contribution plan with Works Council approval. In the UK, a cafeteria plan and Trustee based defined contribution plan was introduced to all employees within a favorable employee consultation process
Developed and implemented an assessment tool to determine the competitive positioning of the total remuneration programs globally which resulted in establishing a basis for measuring and monitoring competitive targets in each country
Established and documented plan design, administration and governance practices for the U.S. based benefit plans to provide for greater plan management and compliance as well as financial rigor
Developed recommendations for benefit strategy and policy for salaried and hourly associate plans in regulated and unregulated subsidiaries. Lead the Bell Atlantic/GTE benefits merger team for Bell Atlantic. Directed the benefits communication strategy in Bell Atlantic. Lead the benefit information systems integrations.
Developed recommendations for benefit strategy and policy for salaried and hourly associate plans. Directed the products and services delivered by outsourced benefit vendors for 65,000 employees and 60,000 retirees.
Held various positions in HR of increasing responsibility including mergers and acquisitions, benefits planning, bargaining support for hourly plans, non-qualified plans, environmental health and wellness.
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