Brent M. Thorson, MBA                                    10109 Unita Drive                                  Fort Wayne, IN...
Professional services firm primarily serving Fortune 500                clientele                Division Director, Accoun...
02/02 - 08/03          Corporate Career Group, A Division of LC Staffing, Missoula,                MT                     ...
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Thorson, Brent Professional Resume

  1. 1. Brent M. Thorson, MBA 10109 Unita Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46804 260-432-0272  517-599-3480 brent_thorson@yahoo.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brent-thorson/b/396/b81PROFILE Dynamic business professional with proven success for delivering strong revenue and profit gains in highly competitive industries. . Expertise in production execution, employee relations, performance management, marketing and sales, conflict resolution, policy and procedure development, training, talent acquisition, interviewing, team building and counseling in both union and non-union environments.EXPERIENCE05/11 – Present International Business College, Fort Wayne, IN Accredited college offering degrees and certifications in business, healthcare, and technology Professor Currently teaching Accounting Dynamics and Computer Applications to business students.05/08 – 05/10 TechEdge Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN Professional services firm primarily serving larger regional companies Director of Human Capital Services Managed all human capital solutions for our clients that include: outsourced human resource support, technical and managerial contingent recruiting, executive search, and the placement of subject matter experts for consulting projects nationwide. Major accomplishments and responsibilities include: • Developed and implemented all Human Resource policies along with the supporting documentation for Nature’s Fuel, a brand new renewable energy company. • Researched, designed and developed company compensation structures, including incentive plans. • Coached and mentored department managers and staff members through numerous organizational changes, safety and compliance audits, career decisions and management challenges. • Developed “cost containment” administration programs to assure regulatory compliance including Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).04/07 – 05/08 Robert Half International, Fort Wayne, IN
  2. 2. Professional services firm primarily serving Fortune 500 clientele Division Director, Accountemps Managed all human resource, sales, local marketing and recruiting functions for the Accountemps division (over $1 million in sales revenue). Major accomplishments and responsibilities include: • Supervised a staff of 3 ensuring all office operations functions were met including; human resources, payroll, benefits administration, marketing and recruiting functions. • Implemented an aggressive marketing campaign which provided incremental growth of over 50% from the previous year’s revenue. • Promoted 2 employees that I recruited, trained, and developed into higher level positions.08/04 – 4/07 Adecco Engineering and Technical, Lansing, MI Professional services firm specializing in Fortune 500 clientele Account Manager Began as the Onsite Manager for Adecco at the John Henry Company managing over 130 employees in a manufacturing environment on a daily basis. Was then asked to move into the Mid-Michigan Account Manager role to oversee all of the engineering and technical staffing. Responsibilities in both positions included personnel management, human resources, billing, payroll, and contract negotiations. • Processed all new hire benefits, leave, and payroll paperwork ensuring 100% compliance with various laws and regulatory mandates. • In 2005 I was recognized along with the office as having the highest return on sales for the Great Lakes Region. • In 2006 I was recognized along with the office as having the most permanent staffing sales for the Great Lakes Region. • In 2006 helped led the internal audit for the region to obtain ISO 9001 registration.07/02 – 07/04 United Parcel Service (UPS), Missoula, MT Fortune 500 package delivery and logistics company Local Sort Supervisor Began as a Revenue Auditor and was quickly promoted into management. Directly supervised all union, hourly associates which included; 10 production associates and 42 drivers. Responsibilities were production supervision, employee training, payroll, and operations forecasting to meet production goals. • The Missoula local sort operation was consistently recognized as one of the top UPS centers in the Prairie States Region for excellence in production, safety, and quality.
  3. 3. 02/02 - 08/03 Corporate Career Group, A Division of LC Staffing, Missoula, MT Regional professional services firm specializing in staffing Account Manager I specialized in placing higher-level professionals in all fields within Montana, which is a new service for the company. I started with the company in a recruiting role and was quickly promoted to the role of Account Manager. Despite this being a new division for LC Staffing, I was able to break new accounts with sales in excess of over $250,000 for 2003. • Consistently exceeded sales goals in a limited market by expanding business with current clients along with breaking new accounts.08/01 - 02/02 Management Recruiters International, Spokane, WA Professional services firm serving fortune 500 clientele Account Manager Worked within the healthcare industry helping healthcare professionals to meet staffing needs on a national basis. • In a short amount of time I broke multiple accounts on a nationwide basis with the potential of over $1 million in revenues for the Spokane office.10/98 - 08/01 TEKsystems, A Division of Allegis Group, Indianapolis, IN Professional services firm serving fortune 500 clientele Recruiter, Human Resources Representative, Field Trainer Recruited and interviewed candidates in addition to negotiating salaries, rates of commission, employee benefits, and costs of reimbursement for I.T. certification, termination of contracts, etc. I trained new recruiters hired in methodology, recruiting skills, introduction to I.T. and basic Human Resource techniques. • Consistently exceeded inside sales goals and was directly responsible for 30+ consultants at 10 client locations representing $2 million in revenues for Indiana office. • Located candidates in the shortest of lead times (under 24 hours) and successfully contracted them on a project the next day.EDUCATION Indiana University, Fort Wayne, IN Master of Business Administration (MBA) Completion Date: May 2011 Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech), Fort Wayne, IN Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Completion Date: May 2010ASSOCIATIONS Allen County Education Partnership • Current Board Member Northeast Indiana Human Resource Association
  4. 4. (NIHRA) • Current Annual Conference Committee MemberSociety for Human Resource Management (SHRM) • Current Member

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