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Crypto People Operations Leader



  • 1+ years of experience within the crypto industry.

  • Experience with recruiting and doubling headcount. 

  • Creates HR departments from the ground up and implementing policies and proedures.

  • Experienced with managing the employee intergration experience durring M&A activities. 


December 2021 - Present – Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Exchange

Human Resources Manager

  • Implemented a Health Benefits program in a startup environment resulting in significant cost savings.

  • Oversee a robust hiring plan in the US doubling headcount during my first three (3) months resulting in key Executive Global hires.

  • Obtain state registrations in multiple jurisdictions based upon remote hires.

  • Collaborate with Global teams to ensure alignment with corporate initiatives.

  • Responsible for extensive employee relations issues including PIPS and promotions.

  • Create new policies and procedures to ensure compliance and successful audits.

  • Process the semi-monthly payroll.

  • Administer corporate training initiatives and programs.

  • Manage US recruiter and full cycle recruiting process.

September 2018-May 2020 – Regional Bank

Human Resources Operations and Compliance Specialist:

  • Responsible for extensive internal and external audits with stellar results.

  • Provided technical support, troubleshooting and guidance to all employees for HRIS system (ADP Workforce Now).

  • Approved permissions, access, personalization, and settings for multiple internal systems.

  • Appointed as the "Bank Specialist" with the highest level of approval authority for wire transfers and limits bank wide.

  • Collaborated with Executive leadership to identify and implement system improvements, upgrades, and enhancements.

  • Responsible for the approval of the bi-weekly and off cycle payroll (prepared by the payroll manager) prior to submission to ADP and the corresponding wires.

  • Successfully contributed to a team project for the automation of annual performance reviews from a manual paper system.

  • Contributed to the successful integration of two consecutive mergers/acquisitions.

  • Handled sensitive employee relations issues in support of the bank and the employees.

  • Collaborated with benefits consultants to select new plans in support of acquisition integrations.

  • Assisted with sudden remote work policies and deployment of employees/equipment in response to COVID.

  • Identified an a "key employee" and granted immediate work from home access due to COVID.

  • Provided coverage for a team member on extensive FMLA while also performing my full time duties.

(Contract) Feb 2017-April 2017-Non-Profit Land Preservation and Conservation

Human Resources Generalist:

  • Hired as a temporary contractor to assist with the recent departure of 3 permanent HR Employees (entire HR team) within a month’s timeframe.

  • Responsible for Employer/Manager Performance Appraisal Training, Employee Relations, Exit Interviews, New Hire Orientation, Annual Merit increase program and preparation for Fiscal Year end processes (April 2017.)

Wakefield, MA  2013-2015 –Digital Communication Services

Human Resources Generalist:

  • Partnered with HR Director in managing overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the Americas region during a time of extensive change: outsourcing, divestiture, acquisition, reduction in force, office closures and rebranding.

  • Provided extensive employee relations support for the Americas and interim support for CALA to include dispute resolution, performance issues, policy violations and skill gaps.

  • Oversaw US compliance initiatives to include EEO-1, Vets-100, AAP and ISO to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Selected as a member of the global HRIS team responsible for the design and implementation of the upgrade to Oracle (R12 vs Fusion.)

  • Highly regarded as trusted business partner supporting clients in achieving both company and personal goals.

  • Monitored employee engagement to build/sustain morale and increase/maintain productivity in an ever changing and unstable environment. (Created, promoted, and chaired an employee engagement committee.)

  • Redesigned and upgraded the new hire orientation/onboarding program for the Americas.

  • Responsible for the successful and seamless onboarding of all senior leaders.

  • Facilitated the coaching and counseling of managers in best practices during extensive reduction in force programs.

  • Oversaw 80 plus RIF meetings with direct managers and employees in a calendar year.

  • Partnered with the legal team to ensure compliance and reduce company risk regarding access to proprietary equipment and databases (specifically Verizon prototypes).

  • Worked across multiple time zones to accommodate both clients and team members as needed.

  • Performed data analysis from HRIS to identify trends and make recommendations to senior leadership for process improvement and policy change.

  • Liaised with the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition (France) to ensure regulatory compliance of all US regulatory mandates for the company’s ATS system (ADA, gender, religion etc.)

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