Chief Human Resources Officer NA & ASPAC @ Wolters Kluwer
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Cultural Anthropology and US History @
University of Arizona
- Commercially-focused Global HR Leader with proven record of driving financial results, business growth, and asset value through development and delivery of human capital strategies, systems, operations, and best practices. Extensive experience in high growth, established, and turnaround environments and in Fortune 500 organizations, private equity and “Big 5” consultancies across a variety of industries including information
- Commercially-focused Global HR Leader with proven record of driving financial results, business growth, and asset value through development and delivery of human capital strategies, systems, operations, and best practices. Extensive experience in high growth, established, and turnaround environments and in Fortune 500 organizations, private equity and “Big 5” consultancies across a variety of industries including information services, software and technology, media, and HR Outsourcing. Culturally astute executive who has lived/worked abroad and excels in finding/optimizing executive talent on a global level. Particular expertise in AsiaPac and India.
- Strategic business partner and expert in maximizing returns on human capital investments. Able to elevate employee performance while delivering significant cost savings. High energy innovator with reputation for moving businesses into the future through organizational transformation, and effective driver of breakthrough business results by challenging the status quo. Highly accountable to end results.
- Trusted advisor, pragmatic executive coach, and persuasive influencer who builds confidence in CEO’s, senior management, and employees alike. Highly effective leadership, relationship building, and communication skills with a passion for building high performance teams and organizational cultures. Thought leader and sought after public speaker on human capital topics including human capital metrics, outsourcing partnerships, and HR shared services.
Global Human Resources; Business Transformation, Change Management; Global Talent Management; Organization Design; People Strategies; HR & Business Strategy Alignment; Organizational & Staff Development; Shared Service Centers; Offshoring; Outsourcing Strategies; Executive Coaching/Mentoring; Reorganizations, Mergers & Acquisitions; Global Compensation, Executive Compensation; Total Rewards, Succession planning process
Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources @ First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company; First Advantage acquired Lexis Nexis Screening, merging two market leaders into the largest global talent, trust, and screening provider.
Key member of the executive team building strategy to aggressively grow revenue in emerging and unsaturated markets and off-shoring back office functions. Initially retained as HR Consultant while at GDG Consulting and subsequently hired as Head of Human Resources, responsible for integrating all human capital functions and processes of the merged organization, building the company’s overall culture and human capital strategy and planning process, increasing company revenue per FTE, increasing overall span of control in a large global union free environment, actively rebuilding the talent management strategy and process, rebuilding US benefits strategy, and rebuilding variable compensation strategy from executive and management incentive plan to variable sales compensation. Also developing back office synergies with private equity owners, building talent pipeline for critical functions inside the business. From March 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) Partner @ Management consulting firm whose practice focuses on executive coaching, change and performance management and recruiting process outsourcing for talent acquisition organizations in transition. Worked with C-suite executives in helping to integrate organizations as a result of mergers and acquisitions, build high performing senior leadership teams, aligning senior teams with the business strategy and accelerating their transitions into new leadership roles. Trusted advisor to senior executives, coaching them through organizational and individual change, key business challenges, and career and role transitions. Also focused on recruiting process outsourcing and the strategic repositioning of talent acquisition for both efficiency and overall effectiveness in a range of organizations that are reevaluating their overall strategy and cost structure. From January 2012 to March 2013 (1 year 3 months) Chief Human Resources Officer NA & ASPAC @ Global financial, tax, health, and legal software/services provider with offices in 45+ countries.
Served on C-level executive team, directing strategic planning and daily operating leadership for human capital across profit centers and their shared services organization within North America and Asia Pacific Rim, building HR structures and teams in existing and emerging economies (China, India, and Malaysia) and leading talent acquisition, compensation, U.S. benefits, HRIS, and HR call center operations and teams. Supervised divisional HR generalists and HR Center of Excellence leaders, provided executive coaching and end-to-end talent management, and interfaced with legal team. From January 2008 to January 2012 (4 years 1 month) Senior Vice President Human Resources @ Division of Reed Elsevier, a leading worldwide publisher and information provider, sold in 01/08 to become Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. As Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources and Member of Reed Elsevier’s Corporate Human Resources Management Committee and its Global Compensation and Benefits Committee, responsible for setting HR policies and developing HR best practices. Member of the Harcourt Executive Board, reporting to the CEO. Managed HR budget for 5,200 employees globally with offices throughout North America, UK, EC, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. Repositioned Harcourt Education Group for significant market share gain and ultimately, for sale. From January 2006 to December 2007 (2 years) Orlando, Florida AreaSenior Vice President Human Resources @ A Blackstone Group portfolio company until 7/05, when sold to Bertelsmann Direct.
Member of the Executive Council reporting to the CEO. Led and managed all strategic and tactical elements of HR, facilities, and internal communications for corporate headquarters in NYC, back-office operations in Indiana and Canadian business in Toronto. Oversaw compensation/benefits; employee relations/ engagement; off-shoring activities; labor relations; and all talent acquisition/management activities. Managed HR budget for 2,000 employees. Reformed the culture, recruited the talent needed to reengineer the business model and positioned the company for sale. From 2000 to 2005 (5 years) Greater New York City AreaSenior Manager / Associate Partner @ Led business development and organizational design consulting, executive coaching, program/project planning, and change management for firm’s Energy and Chemicals practice. Also directed recruitment, performance management, and career counseling within Accenture’s internal consulting community. From 1998 to 2000 (2 years) Owner and Consultant @ Founded, managed, and grew consulting practice focused on performance/change management, compensation, organizational design and HR generalist projects specifically working with Japanese organization in the US and UK. From 1991 to 1998 (7 years)
Master's degree, Human Resources Management and Services @ New School UniversityBachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Cultural Anthropology and US History @ University of ArizonaHigh School @ Gill St Bernards Michael Pilnick is skilled in: Executive Coaching, Executive Search, Human Capital Strategy, Global Leadership, Talent Management, Shared Services Implementation, Human Capital Benchmarking, Organizational Design, Human Capital Management, Management Development, Compensation, HRIS, Change Management, Shared Services, Performance Management
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