INTRODUCTION

Budapest has been a dream of mine since I was young. Its history and culture have forever intrigued me. Now I am making this dream come true. My wife, an HU citizen, and I will relocate to Budapest in April 2015 to explore career and life opportunities. In addition to connecting with others for dialogue and fellowship, I am seeking employment prospects in cross-cultural Human Resources.

My unique talents enable me to effectively enhance employee retention and satisfaction, re-structure hiring and training processes, and develop various HR resources and policies. I combine over ten years of strategic management and organizational development experience with advanced education in human capital and international business. This enables me to intuitively identify improvement opportunities and fuel new approaches to employee relations and HR management across cultural barriers. I also enjoy using my distinctive personality, contagious positive attitude, and insatiable passions for languages and culture to build and maintain constructive relationships.

Armed with a dual-MBA, solid comprehensive experience, and a flare for all things multicultural, I am seeking HR opportunities for an international or consular organization. With a complete set of tools yet always learning, I am ready to start making my mark on the world.

  • Over 10 years in strategic business management experience
  • Over 8 years of employee relations experience
  • MBA with concentrations in both Human Capital Management and International Business
  • Intuitive organizational analysis and process development skills
  • Advanced multitasking and technology abilities
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and writing talents
  • Fluency in French and English with elementary Spanish, Romanian, and Bulgarian
  • Over 20 years of contribution to local cultural groups / communities and philanthropies
  • Eligible to work as a US citizen and in Europe as the spouse of an EU / EEA / Schengen citizen




Self-motivated, resourceful, and multilingual employee relations / human capital specialist with extensive experience and solid academic background in human capital management, international business administration, and information systems; excellent communicator in multiple languages with strong leadership skills and ability to build cohesive, productive teams; areas of expertise include:

  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Retention
  • Strategic Planning / Execution
  • Talent Acquisition / Development
  • Process Improvement
  • Communication / Language
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Writing / Peer Review

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Corporate Payroll Services, Norcross, GA
Director of Special Projects, July 2013 – Mar 2015
  • Worked directly for the President and heavily integrated into every department and branch; provided organizational analysis and shaped raw ideas into effectively implemented, strategic initiatives.
  • Performed psychometric and operational assessments, increasing job candidate quality and ensuring proper human capital allocation.
  • Conceived, designed, implemented, and administered online application / résumé management and job posting HRIS systems.
  • Provided ongoing training for new products, hiring approaches, and management strategies.
  • Served as corporate coach, implementing the Franklin Covey "Four Disciplines of Execution" (4DX) approach to goal-oriented, lean operations.
  • Acted as a manager pro tem in various departments, conducting employee engagement analysis, operations auditing, and process development.
  • Administered the time and attendance management system; sales, support, and training.

Fire Consulting International, Inc., Merriam, KS (telecommute)
Operations and Development Manager, Oct 2010 – Dec 2012
  • Created a multi-million dollar startup division, served as sole architect of the operations platforms, and provided comprehensive execution management.
  • Managed all employees and human resources, marketing, and general operations.
  • Developed and secured a multi-million dollar contract within the first 12 months.
  • Conducted in-depth budget/financial analysis for new clients and marketing purposes.
  • Single-handedly designed and implemented an industry-leading operations software suite.
  • Served as primary contact for all client and vendor relations.
  • Provided peer review and contract negotiation services.

Self Employed / Temporary, Atlanta, GA
Freelance Management Consultant and Website Designer, June 2006 – Oct 2010
  • Provided consulting services for employee assessment, strategic management, organizational development, and information systems.
  • Designed and implemented operations manuals, standard operating procedures, fundraising, and training/education programs for non-profits, specializing in children and veteran affairs.
  • Conducted peer review, content editing and Website/graphic design to improve marketing and communication for various domestic and international clients.

Fire Consulting International, Inc., Merriam, KS
MIS Manager, Apr 2001 – June 2006
  • Hired and managed technical contractors, vendors, and employees.
  • Planned, directed, and administered information management and technology company-wide.
  • Ensured continuous development and implementation of cost-effective information systems and proper user training.
  • Designed, installed, and maintained all computer and telephone networks.
  • Provided technical expertise during corporate dissolution and startup of a new company.
  • Conducted ongoing training, project management, and Website design independently through 2010.

EDUCATION

Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
  • MBA, Concentrations in Human Capital Management and International Business, Nov 2014 (EQF Level 7)
  • BS in Business Information Systems, Jan 2006 (EQF level 6)

CERTIFICATIONS
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification by HRCI (Pending - 05/2015)
  • Gold-level "WorkReady" Certification by ACT (2013)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional: Support and Troubleshooting (2008)

VOLUNTEER / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Masters Masonic Lodge # 295, F&AM
Past Master and Ambassador, July 1996 – Present
  • Provide leadership, public relations, fundraising, membership coordination, and admin. services.
  • Contribute technical and public relations expertise to the Georgia Child Identification Program.
  • Authored and implemented standard operating procedures, by-laws, and operations manuals for the appendant "air ambulance" units of Yaarab Shrine Center and the International Shrine Aviation Association.
  • Awards include Chaplain's Leadership Award (2012), School of Instruction Excellence (2012), Mason of the Year (2007 and 2013), Perpetual Membership (2013), and Honorary Multi-Lodge Membership (2013 and 2014).

Alliance Française d'Atlanta and Atlanta Greek Festival
Cultural Advocate and Assistant, Oct 2006 – Mar 2015
  • Promote adult education and provide cultural advocacy, public relations, fundraising, sales, and vendor assistance services at a variety of festivals and events.

Atlanta Shakespeare Company
Customer Service Attendant, Jan 2014 – Mar 2015
  • Promote performing arts through customer service and sales.

Experimental Aircraft Association
Member / Volunteer, Nov 2002 – Mar 2015
  • Promote the preservation of aviation history through education and demonstration of vintage aircraft.
  • Provide fundraising, public relations, and tour services.

ADDED VALUE

Computer Skills:    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), HTML, PHP, and Photoshop
Language Skills:    Fluent in French and English; Beginning Spanish, Romanian, and Bulgarian
Licensure:    Private Pilot License
Work Eligibility:    U.S. citizen; eligible to reside and work in Europe as the spouse of an EU / EEA / Schengen citizen
Affiliations:    Society for Human Resource Management, World Chamber of Commerce, French American Chamber of Commerce, Alliance Française, Swiss American Society, Goethe-Zentrum German Cultural Center, Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, Freemasons, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago