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GARY POPE

Fort Lupton, CO 80621 303-717-8610 garyrpope@gmail.com

CAREER FOCUS: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Broad Range of HR experience with demonstrated achievement in formalizing culture and helping to build success, while streamlining processes to increase efficiency in attracting, developing, and retaining talent needed for long term sustainability. Effective relationships and coaching skills as evidenced by success developing and delivering an online performance management system that improved the process and facilitated more effective reviews. Gained an in-depth knowledge of the business and leveraged that knowledge to add value, while eliminating processes that deterred, or created roadblocks for accomplishment of company goals. Developed staff through creation of an individual development program, on boarding program, and coaching of staff to prepare for future succession, while increasing engagement. Measured success of programs through metrics, including implementation of an employee engagement survey. Created an action plan based on the survey and had substantive improvements in the areas targeted. During my career, I have experienced 10 corporate mergers and participated in due diligence and transitioning staff to the new organization.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Business, HR and organizational knowledge Leading change Credible leader Ethical behavior Organizational development Employee mentoring Employee development/succession planning Workforce Planning Strategic thinking and critical/analytical thinking Effective communication Results oriented Persuasiveness/influencing others Diversity recruiting and on-boarding Salary administration Employee engagement Project Management

HR Specific and General Technology Applications HRIS SharePoint TOPS Excel Word PowerPoint

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
American AgCredit (Acquired Farm Credit Services of the Mountain Plains in January, 2012) 1996 to November, 2012 Performed HR pre-acquisition due diligence and assisted with the merger transition of staff Created an Association wide training program encompassing all training activities, to positively impact training results. Attracted, developed, and retained talent through the creation of new HR programs and initiatives; while improving existing processes to align HR strategies with the overall company vision, mission, strategy, goals and objectives. Worked closely with the Board of Directors regarding HR education, executive salary administration and association HR program administration, including creation and administration of company compensation programs. Partnered with executive leadership to determine succession planning strategies; identified high potentials and successfully established and implemented plans for leadership development. Responsible for personnel, benefit, and facility budgeting; approximately 80% of operational budget; including in depth monthly analysis and budget variance reporting. Managed an HR department and staff; successfully adding value to the organization by delivering exceptional customer service while creating programs to meet employee and organizational needs. Championed a project involving the entire staff to define and formalize company values and standards of behavior. Incorporated those values into the performance management rating system. Those values and standards ultimately helped formally define our culture. Implemented Employee Engagement Program; based on survey and employee interview input, developed detailed action plans to improve engagement, with a 30% improvement in employee engagement realized. Improved company efficiency by leading a project to construct a consolidated headquarters. Coordinated the move and relocation of staff from four locations; resulting in a net reduction of staff by natural attrition of 15% , with no reduction in company performance as a result of the efficiencies gained. Counseled senior management, supervisors, and employees on HR related issues and policy issues.

Distortions Unlimited Corporation (Manufacturing) 1992-1996 Personnel Manager and Financial Analyst Conducted all job fairs, screening, interviewing, and hiring, as well as conducting any needed investigations, to limit company liability exposure.

Improved the financial management of the company by developing budgets, analyzing budget to actual, management and collection of accounts receivable and payable, and scheduling of payments to cash flow. Mountain Parks Financial Corporation 1986-1992 Vice President and Cashier, Bank President, and Board Secretary Created an effective and profitable operation for three failed banks, and three existing banks in Colorado. Responsible for all operational, personnel, and security functions. Developed managers and staff, gained experience working with regulatory agencies, and gained experience managing multiple locations. IntraWest Financial Corporation 1971-1986 Numerous positions held during high school and college, which allowed me to acquire knowledge in virtually all areas of bank operations. After college, I acquired knowledge of the lending side of the business by becoming a Loan Review Officer. Supervised an operations staff of 38, and gained knowledge managing and developing people.

EDUCATION
B.A., Business Administration, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 1977 SPHR Certified Additional courses taken in Human Resources, Management, Treasury, Finance, Insurance, Facilities Management, and Safety

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Society for Human Resource Management Northern Colorado Human Resource Association