Who am I? That's an easy question. I'm the Chief Human Resources Officer for Kinetix, the RPO firm for growth companies. Prior to joining the team at Kinetix in 2010, I was a VP of People for DAXKO, a VP of HR for SourceMedical, a Regional VP of HR for Charter Communications, a HR Manager for BellSouth Mobility (subsequently known as Cingular and AT&T based on which round of consolidation you are referring to), and a Project Manager in the market research division of Aragon Consulting (gobbled up by IBM Global Services). With that track record in mind, I can now say what I thought I never would - I have over a decade in the HR biz.
In that great lineup of employers, I had access to a lot of free tuition - so it made sense to pick up some diplomas. After picking up my undergraduate at Northeast Missouri State University, I picked up a M.A.E in Education from UAB and a MPPM from Birmingham-Southern College. In the spirit of the most aggressive Tuition Aid participants in your organization, I got the diplomas and promptly moved on to the next challenge/company (that's a brochure for the wisdom of having payback agreements). I also picked up the SPHR as well along the way.
As an HR Pro, I am most interested in the intersection of the HR practice, technology and business results in today's organizations. I have a strong interest in areas like recruiting and performance management, but keep an eye towards the thousand other areas that impact HR Generalists at every level (VP, Director, Manager, etc.) as well. My eyes get glossy when HR people start talking about being strategic without being specific.
I started The HR Capitalist in December of 2006 with the goal of building a community I could learn from.