Who am I? That's an easy question - I'm a VP of HR type who has led HR practices in Fortune 500s and venture capital-held startups. I work for a living, and believe that the key to great business results is to get great people, then do cool stuff to maximize their motivation, performance and effectiveness once you have them in the door. As it turns out, that's my simple definition of talent management. I believe that all forms of HR administration should be squeezed down to the smallest amount of time possible, giving you more time to do stuff that matters.
BOOM! If you like that description, you'll like me. It's that simple.
If you need a more professional rundown, here are the stats: 3 degrees. One marriage. An SPHR that's been re-certified twice. 2,000+ hires. 1,000+ fires. A taste for grunge music originating from Seattle. Two turntables. One microphone.
I'm currently the CHRO and a partner at Kinetix, the best RPO company in the world (I wanted to say galaxy, but am unsure of adoption of the RPO model beyond Earth). If you're unsure of what RPO is, just consider it recruiting services - and if you've got a recruiting need, ping me.
At Kinetix, I've been involved in filling 4500 professional grade positions a year for our clients, and
have also created a Leadership Training series and a Recruitment Marketing/Employer Brand practice from scratch. So if you're good on recruiting but need cool solutions in those areas, I'm your guy. I promise.
I'm also among the most transparent HR pros you can find, and here's why. I care so much about the art of HR that I've started two blogs (www.hrcapitalist.com and www.fistfuloftalent.com) with the goal of building a community I could learn from. I've been putting my thoughts down every business day for over 10 years.
That means what you see is what you get. I can't hide, and if I ever pulled the blogs down, Google would probably haunt me forever anyway.
Specialties: Belief that the HR function rocks. Business chops. Crossover Dribble.