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Adriana
petersenadriana@gmail.com
206-855-3137
Austin, TX 78737
Head of Talent Acquisition
27 years experience W2
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Summary

Strategic, forward thinking, talent acquisition executive and servant leader focused on human capital and operations in diverse environments. Track record of building high performance organizations and spearheading global talent strategies in growth-oriented industries, with a focus on HR technology, data and analytics to drive decisions. Proven ability to build and lead complex organizations in multi-cultural environments.

Areas of Expertise

  • Innovative Recruitment Strategies
  • End-to-end Recruitment Process
  • Team building, coaching and mentoring.
  • ATS & TA/HR Tools
  • Employer Branding
  • Key Stakeholder Management
  • DE&I Champion
  • Strong Business Acumen
  • Data-driven strategies
  • Metrics and KPI's
  • Accomplished, award-winning talent acquisition leader with diverse background and experience yielding more than 3K successful search assignments to date for mid
  • to executive level and specialty positions across the U.S. and international markets.
  • Established ground-up TA and HR functions for global financial services company to deliver 100% headcount growth, improve new employee retention by 70%, achieve 22% operational cost savings, and reduce turnover from 29% to 9% in less than three years.

Experience
Director
Professional/Consulting Services
Jan 2012 - present

Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development & Executive Search consulting firm specialized in partnering and supporting organizations in growth mode, from start-ups to Fortune 100, in the US and internationally.

● Partnered with Stryker Corporation, a $14.9B Fortune 100 medical device company, in creating and implementing a sourcing and recruitment strategy yielding 400+ technical and executive roles in the U.S. and Latin America and yielding a candidate acceptance rate of 99%.

● Assessed organizational needs, created a growth strategy and workforce plan, and developed strategic TA process design for The Healthee Company, a small consumer product conglomerate based in Barcelona, Spain, which resulted in over 20% of operating cost savings and minimum financial impact through Covid. Secured new COO, General Manager of Suecos.com and Head of Marketing.

● Undertook a complete software tools assessment including analysis and recommendation of best-of- breed Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for health-tech start-up Resiliencelab.us to support rapid-scale growth goal of 80 to 1200 employees by 2023.

Sourcing Strategies Employer Branding Team Building Sourcing End-to-end Recruitment Process Coaching and Mentoring Full-cycle recruitment Key Stakeholder Management Employer Branding Global Mindset Coaching & Mentoring KPIs & Metrics Business Analysis
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Head of Talent Acquisition & Human Resources
Banking/Financial
Jan 2009 - Jan 2012

Established, lead, managed and developed the talent acquisition and human resource function and workforce team across multiple locations for this leading global financial services organization with $1.5B assets and 56-company portfolio within the Life Sciences. Lead team of six (6) HR/TA direct reports.

  • Built from ground-up a data-driven Talent Acquisition function, including analytics that provide insight and decision support and define, develop and implement key recruitment and diversity metrics that help drive business results.
  • Crafted an outstanding candidate experience that brought job offer acceptance rate to 98% and onboarding program with a strong "buddy system" element yielding substantial 70% improvement in new hire retention.
  • Conducted a thorough internal equity assessment and instituted alignment measures to deliver an operational cost savings of 22%.
  • Introduced strategic employee programs and incentives successfully reducing turnover rate of 29% to less than 9% and improve employee engagement by 63% in less than three years.
Talent Acquisition Talent Acquisition Strategies Full-cycle recruitment End-to-end Recruitment Process Employer Branding Team Building Coaching and Mentoring Key Stakeholder Management Global Mindset Interviewing Sourcing Sourcing Strategies Coaching & Mentoring Business Analysis
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Managing Partner
Professional/Consulting Services
Jan 1997 - Jan 2009

Founder of successful search and recruitment firm. Grew from start-up to $13M annual revenue while earning Preferred Recruiting Partner status with leading mid- to large-size organizations and Fortune 100 companies. Became one of the first AIRS-certified recruiting firms in the U.S. Firm acquired by SpencerStuart.

  • Hired, trained, coached and mentor a high-performing team of 22 recruiters.
  • Recruited and placed on average 820 professionals annually for 12 consecutive years.
  • Pioneered implementation of AIRS in transitioning traditional to online recruiting for improved production of 60% and reducing time-to-fill of 117 days to 38.
Sourcing Sourcing Strategies End-to-end Recruitment Process Coaching and Mentoring Full-cycle recruitment Key Stakeholder Management Coaching & Mentoring
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Senior Recruiter
Professional/Consulting Services
Jan 1995 - Jan 1997

Drove recruiting efforts for a healthcare practice focused on medical devices, biotech, and pharmaceuticals.

  • Consistently recognized for achieving Top 10% Performer status each year.
Sourcing Sourcing Strategies End-to-end Recruitment Process Full-cycle recruitment
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Education
Business Administration, Marketing/Marketing Management
Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications
Global Business, Sustainable Business Strategy, Strategy Execution
Harvard Business School
Related Courses
Steven Finkel Recruitment Training,
Certifications
CIR - AIRS
SHRM-SCP
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Skills
Budget Management
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C-Level Management
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Coaching and Mentoring
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Employer Branding
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End-to-end Recruitment Process
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Full-cycle recruitment
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Interviewing
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Key Stakeholder Management
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KPIs & Metrics
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Sourcing
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Sourcing Strategies
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Talent Acquisition
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Talent Acquisition Strategies
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Team Building
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Business Analysis
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Coaching & Mentoring
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Employer Branding
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Global Mindset
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Seminars and Training
SHRM-SCP Certification, 2021
Languages
Spanish, Fluent/Bilingual
English, Fluent/Bilingual