Rodney Davis is an innovative and results oriented Human Resources generalist with a record of achievement leading best-in-class HR programs, policies and strategies to support change and business growth. He possesses over 30 years of leadership amd management success in medium to large for-profit consumer products and financial services business models and a large not-for-profit international non-governmental development organization.
RODNEY J. DAVIS Phone: 203 329 - 7187 Stamford, CT 06903 Mobile: 203 962 –1261 Rod31365@yahoo.com Global Human Resources Generalist Innovative and results oriented Human Resources generalist with a record of achievement leading best-in-class HR programs, policies and strategies to support change and business growth. Over 30 years of leadership amd management success in medium to large for-profit consumer products and financial services business models and a large not-for-profit international non-governmental development organization. Collaborate and partner with key functions and core practices organization-wide to translate business goals into effective HR strategies and programs. Guide and support internal organization development through HR consultation. Lead high- performance teams through effective management, coaching, and staff development. Aptitude to direct complex projects and excel at leading human aspects of major change initiatives in rapidly changing work environments. Create business culture to engage senior-level support to develop high-potential leaders and build a robust succession-management process. Areas of expertise: ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND EFFECTIVENESS – TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND MOBILITY – STRATEGIC PLANNING – PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT – SUCCESSION PLANNING AND LEADERSHIP TALENT IDENTIFICATION – TEAM BUILDING AND COLLABORATION - CORE HR PRACTICES DEVELOPMENT - GLOBAL HR POLICIES AND PRACTICES - VISIONARY & HR STRATEGIST P ROFESSIONAL E XPE RIENCE TWO-RIDGES ENTERPRISES, LLC – STAMFORD, CT 2010 – PRESENT CO-FOUNDER AND MEMBER – REAL ESTATE INVESMENT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Several properties and tax liens under management. SAVE THE CHILDREN, U.S. Westport, CT 1994 – 2012 Leading independent organization for children in need, with over $640 million in annual revenue, based in the U.S. and internationally in 45 countries. VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (2010–2012) Direct global HR operations for 7,000+ employees located worldwide. Manage staff of 27 based in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Lead all HR policies and practices, leadership development, talent management, succession planning, and change management. Report to the Board regarding HR issues. Enabled a 227% increase in employees and a 523% increase in annual operating revenue; led staff growth from 2,400 to 7,000 employees resulting in an increase in annual operating revenue from $87M to $560M. Achieved record retention level of 91.2%. Created first employee satisfaction survey and wellness and resilience program. Conceived and led leadership development strategies. Achieved employee engagement index of 72.2%—among the highest in the industry. Reduced employee turnover 57% and increased recruiting efficiency to fill key positions an average of 87%. Strengthened agency’s emergency response capacity and offset staffing costs; established a Leadership Development Corporate Advisory Council to create alternative workforce of volunteers, fellows, and interns. Bolstered manager accountability and ensured availability of qualified talent in key leadership positions; deployed a Global Workforce Engagement strategy and integrated Talent Management strategy. Strengthened succession planning agency-wide; established top talent and high-potential categories, linked process outcomes to compensation rewards and recognition, and initiated annual Board-level talent reports. Developed and presented innovative Diversity/Inclusion Business Case with immediate and long-term strategies to enhance workforce profile 10% each year. Co-founded International Senior HR Forum to share best practices and establish HR programs and policies for newly forming global agency with programs in 120 countries and annual operating revenue of $1.3B. ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES AND CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (2004 2010) Led global HR functions, including all HR policies and practices. Recruited top talent and identified and cultivated internal high-potential employees to fill key leadership positions. Collaborated and partnered with key functions and core practices across the organization to implement HR strategies. Advocated best practices and supported change management. Reported to COO, CFO, and General Counsel. Led staff of 27 based in the U.S. and Internationally. Reorganized and transitioned a traditional functional HR department into a highly-developed strategic and global structure with centers of expertise. Delegated HR business partners and created HR administrative shared-services unit, answer desk, and cross- functional leadership team; reinforced unified culture and direction with consistency and standardization. Facilitated successful collaboration between program leaders and HR by co-chairing a global workforce engagement initiative to be the forerunner to a comprehensive talent management program. Infused a culture of more effective leadership skills and behaviors and instilled management accountability. Improved retention and growth of excellent leaders through experiential development, 360-degree assessment, Myers-Briggs type assessment, professional coaching and counseling, and development planning. DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES (1994–2004) Established HR structure for agency expansion from 4-full-time employees to a global HR function. Managed successful execution of project to revamp troubled HR structure; increased HR’s capacity to meet strategic and operational needs and helped sustain revenue growth averaging 15% over 4 years. Created first compensation program with salary grades and structures for international and U.S. operations. Revised and established HR practices for international benefits, allowances, and procedures. A DDITIONAL P ROFESSIONAL E XPERIENCE VALIC FINANCIAL SERVICES, ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE, NORTHAMPTON, MA PRIMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICE, REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, Stratford, CT Best Foods, CPC Int’l, Director Human Resources, Greenwich, CT North American Philips Corp., Internal Management Development Consultant, New York, NY Port Authority NY and NJ, Management Analyst, New York, NY Education & Training Bachelor of Arts in Education, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC Management Organization Behavior, MBA Program, New York University, New York, NY Strategic HR Management & Development Certificate, Babson College School for Continuing Education, Babson Park, MA US Army, Captain Past Board Memberships Urban League of SW Fairfield County; Boys and Girls Club of Stamford, CT; Family and Children Services C ERTIFICATIONS & L ICENSING Certified in Life and Health Insurance; Variable Annuities; and Securities Licensing: Series 6, 26, and 63 Myers-Briggs Certified
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