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Kristin P.

Human Resources Leader


Senior Human Resources Executive with strong leadership and relationship building skills who has worked through extensive organizational change for large corporations. Strengths include influencing leaders, improving employment engagement and re-aligning organizations for optimization.

Key Skills & Competencies

C-suite communication and executive leadership, strategy development
Organization Development, Change Management and Diversity Initiatives
Learning and Development, Corporate Training
Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Succession Planning

Professional Experience

Strategic Human Resources Business Partner | TEGNA, Hartford, CT current
Senior HR leader for multiple Tegna television stations in Connecticut and Pennsylvania (Fox61, Fox43 and ABC16).

Vice President, Human Relations | TIME WARNER CABLE, New York, NY, Corp. HQ 7 years
The second largest cable telecommunications company in the United States which operated in 29 states with 31 operating divisions. Net revenues of $21 Billion.
Strategic business partner for Time Warner Cable’s Advertising Sales Division with revenue of $2 Billion
Executive HR Leader for Advertising Sales client group of 1800 employees throughout 6 US regions
Instrumental in corporate Adelphia/Comcast merger and acquisition procedures assimilating 400 new hires
Managed staff of 14 human resources professionals
Led Executive Level Talent Management/Succession Planning process for Advertising Sales divisions
Facilitated the reorganization of the National Advertising Sales structure to be more strategic
Prior to VP, was rapidly promoted from Director to Senior Director. Key accomplishments included HR Department startup, spearheading Learning Development, organizing President’s Council Program for top sales performers

Director, Human Resources | VIVENDI UNIVERSAL, New York, NY 3 years
A French multinational mass media and telecommunication company with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications, the Internet, and video games. Net revenues of $39 Billion.
Planned, Designed, and Rolled-Out New Training Curriculum, which included Respectful Workplace, Change Management, Interviewing and Selection Skills, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Managing Direct Reports, and Flexibility in the Workplace Training, for VU Corporate Headquarters
Partnered with and provided day to day guidance to HR staff in NY as well as Paris counter parts on various company programs, policies and procedures
Researched, strategized, and executed major company downsizing by performing headcount evaluation and cost analysis for NY Corporate Headquarters
Managed numerous Employee Relations issues through difficult company times by providing a number a career development programs
Rapid promotion from Divisional Director, Human Resources (Universal Music Group).

Manager HR | VIACOM, INC., New York, NY Corporate Headquarters 2 years
The fourth largest global mass media conglomerate with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television. Net revenues of $9 Billion.
Rapid promotion from Contract Recruiter to internal HR Generalist then to Manager.
Managed all HR efforts for Finance, Legal, Facilities, Technology and Human Resources
Participated in the execution of company downsizing and centralization of IT departments within three major divisions (MTV Networks, Showtime Networks, and Viacom Corporate)
Developed “Internal Mobility Program” for Financial Professionals
Improved employee turnover from 21% to 7% in the internal audit group

Senior Financial Recruiter | ROBERT HALF INT’L INC., New York, NY 2 years
Recruited, interviewed and placed all levels of Financial and Accounting Professionals
Negotiated fees and contract agreements with clients
Constantly generating new business through cold calling and client visits
Partnered with fellow recruiters to develop creative recruiting strategies
Rapid promotion from Senior Technical Recruiter (Arlington, VA)

Recruiter | CAPITOL SEARCH, INC., Washington, D.C. 3 years
Expanded corporate client base through various types of research and cold calling
Interviewed, tested and placed all non-exempt level employees
Assisted with the creative development of weekly advertisements
Hired, trained and supervised new recruiters and sales associates
Awarded 20% year end bonus based on exceeding monthly sales quotas

Community Experience

Active member of SHRM and WICT (Women in Cable & Telecommunications)


B.A. Communication/Minor: Public Relations | The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
The American College in London | International Semester

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

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