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Fernwood Holdings

August 2017 - present

Managing Director, Ventures

Atlanta, GA, US

Invest in early stage ventures, assist founders and managers develop operations, finance and talent capabilities

Direct all aspects of business including business development, client services and operations for the organization.

Implement and manage best practices~ evaluate strategic, operational, and financial impact~ coordinate cross-functional teams to facilitate due diligence for potential transactions~ develop and own financial modeling of M&A combinations~ support transaction structuring and ultimate integration

Identify and engage with development support agencies in order to gain assistance with resources, capabilities, or expertise.

Home Depot, Inc.

January 2007 - July 2017

EVP and Chief HR Officer

Atlanta, GA, US

Leader for the organizations focus on developing and maintaining a culture of engaged associates

Advise and coach managers on HR policies and programs including employee relations issues

Design and lead a training to address the knowledge gaps in the organization. Developed materials and ensured they were distributed to appropriate employees.

By implementing various counseling and conflict management programs, Employee Relations improved employee turnover. During this project, we gathered many opinions from employees and made sure we applied input to the new initiative.

Work with the training team to establish and document successful practices for delivering effective learning programs and keep employees well trained and engaged.

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