Director Hr Business Partner In San Diego Ca Resume Gail Norman

Gail Norman is a resilient Human Resources leadership professional with continued success in rapidly growing environments undergoing cultural changes. Gail is a trusted strategic partner to Executive Management in developing organizational direction and building employers of choice.
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GAIL L. NORMAN 619.865.6724 Carlsbad, CA HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER Resilient Human Resources leadership professional with continued success in rapidly growing environments undergoing cultural changes. Trusted strategic partner to Executive Management in developing organizational direction and building employers of choice. Exceptional ability to build trust and rapport across organization through open communication, collaboration and follow-up. Reputation for ability to optimally manage cross-generational diversified workforce while meeting organization goals. Thrive in environment valuing integrity and continuous learning. Expertise includes:  Communications  Talent Development  Coaching & Training  Mergers & Acquisitions  Business Strategies  Organization Development  Strategic Problem Solving  Change Initiatives  Research and Analysis [email protected] PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ANONYMIZER, INC. /ABRAXAS CORP. / NTREPID CORP., San Diego, CA 2006 - Present Global leader in online privacy, anonymity, and identity protection solutions, which has grown from 33 to over 200 plus employees under my leadership. Director of Human Resources        Senior management team member identifying, aligning and developing HR strategies and requirements in dynamic growth period including change in business direction. Member of Seller Side Mergers and Acquisition Committee interfacing with potential acquirers, investment bankers, legal counsel and vital business partners. Played key role in integration and employee relations post-acquisition including developing new hire orientation program and materials. Improved employee morale and retention by focusing on communication and implementation of recruiting processes and strategies. Provide coaching and training for managers and employees ensuring collaboration, effective performance improvement strategies and development of high potential employees. Developed, evaluated, secured and managed of Health and Welfare programs; successfully orchestrated sensitive employee separations. Identified and managed business resources and relationships essential to successful growth of company. COMGLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC., San Diego, CA 2000 - 2005 Employee-owned national Information Technology company with 200+ employees in 10 locations recognized and annually awarded Deloitte and Touche “Fast 50” as one of 50 fastest growing technology companies in San Diego for five consecutive years. Human Resources Corporate Manager      Instituted strategic initiatives markedly improving corporate culture and environment; earned consistent nomination by employees in recognition as a Best Employer and Best Place to Work in San Diego. Drafted and updated Employee Handbook and Policies and Procedures manual and ensuring operational employee communications and legal requirements were met. Managed employee issues and conducted internal investigations mitigating legal risk and exposure. Determined needs and provided strategic employee development training for managers, supervisors and staff. Managed compensation program; oversaw annual submission of total compensation data for Radford executive and benchmark surveys. Provided compensation expertise to Board of Directors Compensation Committee. GAIL L. NORMAN       619.865.6724 Page Two Mergers and Acquisition Committee member on Seller side; directed human resources, risk management, due diligence submissions and compliance requests. Managed 401K and ESOP plans including filing and timely submissions of 5500s and amendments, selection of plan auditors, record-keepers and trustees. Provided ongoing employee education and communication. Comprised data and submitted EEO-1 and Vets 100 annual filings; formulated and administered Affirmative Action Plan. Developed and led human resources department creating a qualified and unified team cross-trained and motivated to achieve organizational goals. Evaluated, selected and managed implementation of human resources and payroll software system conversion from nonintegrated in-house created databases to ADP/Report Smith. Evaluated and replaced 401K plan and achieved an increase in employee participation and satisfaction by changing to new plan. 1997 - 1999 JPMORGAN, INC-Los Angeles, CA Publicly held international banking and asset management organization. Vice-President  Managed human resources operations for site with 80+ employees including Private Asset and Investment Banking divisions.  Spearheaded employee performance management and evaluations, recruiting, internal and SEC compliance, contingency planning, salary actions and budgets.  Developed California employment manual ensuring compliance with State labor laws and alignment with organizational policies.  Successfully represented organization at administrative law hearings with favorable results. ARTER & HADDEN LLP- Los Angeles, CA National Law Firm with seven California offices and 100+ attorneys. California Administrator  Managed daily operations and Human Resources while holding instrumental role and responsibility in firm expansion from two to seven offices in California.  Accomplished integration of new employee groups during period of rapid expansion with minimum disruption to daily business.  Prepared and managed operational budgets for each office; analyzed monthly financial variances to budget and reported conclusions to Senior Management Committee.  Managed six department heads and 75+ support personnel. EDUCATION AND CERTIFIFCATIONS MASTERS OF ARTS, Public Administration - California State University Long Beach, CA BACHELOR OF ARTS, American Studies - California State University Fullerton, CA Certificate in Management - University of California Irvine, CA A.B.A. Civil Litigation Paralegal Certificate - University of West Los Angeles Law School, CA MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS Advisory Board Member ITT Tech College Former Co Chair Athena Technology Affinity Group SHRM National Membership 1994 - 1997