Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHRHome 615-824-8088                                                                           ...
Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 2 of 6                                                               Professional Bac...
Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 3 of 6Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness                ...
Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 4 of 6Distribution Human Resource Manager                                            ...
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Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 6 of 6                                                                      Awardsh K...
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  1. 1. Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHRHome 615-824-8088 133 Grove Lane SouthMobile 615-417-8404 Hendersonville, TN 37075, United States jason.t.brooks@comcast.net PortfolioExecutive and organizational consulting psychologist with over 20 years of demonstrated results in the design and delivery of organizationaleffectiveness programs to improve workforce performance and overall individual and company success. Results-oriented with a strong technicalbackground and highly effective strategic management and operations expertise in multiple industries including healthcare, human resource andbusiness consulting, branded food concept and retail distribution, manufacturing, and hospitality. Strategic vision and customer-focus with asense for market opportunities and the ability to successfully identify problems, develop solutions, and implement best practices and processimprovements throughout the organization. Analyzed, designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated human capital initiatives includingstrategic hiring and selection, organizational and leadership development, performance management, and employee engagement with the goal ofleading to business growth and profitability. A common-sense leader who develops highly competent, well-functioning teams, and ensures aproductive business organization. Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn and understand key performance drivers and deliver results withinmarket-driven timelines. h Decisive Leadership h Culture Change and Change Management h Cross-Functional Team Leadership h Growth Strategy Development h Executive Coaching h Financial and Budgetary Planning h Strategic Planning and Growth h Human Resource Systems Alignment h Organizational Effectiveness h Systems Design and Implementation h Leadership Training and Development h Team Building and Leadership h Individual and Organizational Assessment h Problem Analysis and Resolution h C Level Presentations h Development of Strategic Alliances h Employee Engagement h Organizational Transformation Leadership Career Achievementsh Performed due diligence, modeling, and execution of three M&A engagements in the healthcare and food industriesh Directed project team for $50 million business acquisition including project management, valuation, financial analysis and structure, due diligence, organization design and change management processh Designed, developed, and implemented strategic planning methodology including creation of mission, vision, and guiding principles, company analysis and evaluation, strategy development, organizational structure alignment, and result measurementh Implemented change model to ensure organizational flexibility and competitive advantageh Planned and designed human resource, organizational effectiveness, and leadership development functions for multiple corporations ranging in size from from $100 million with 150 employees to $2.4 billion with 65,000 employeesh Conducted individualized internal executive coaching initiatives for high potential team members resulting in 50% increase in individual performance, increased employee satisfaction, and reduced turnoverh Led human resource function for corporate and distribution divisions for $2.4 billion public companyh Managed $2.0 million annual functional operating budget EducationPh.D., Psychology 2009Capella University Harold Abel School of Psychology Minneapolis, MNAccredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and SchoolsDissertation: The Relationship Between Life Balance and Work Stress in Corporate Executives.M.B.A., Management 2011Marylhurst University Marylhurst, ORAccredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and SchoolsSpecial accreditation from the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)M.S., Human Services - Specialization in Mental Health Counseling 2007Capella University Minneapolis, MNAccredited by the American Counseling Associations Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and SchoolsB.S., Management 1992Purdue University West Lafayette, INAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. 2. Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 2 of 6 Professional BackgroundVice President Human Resources 2012 to PresentAmerican Addiction Centers Brentwood, TNSenior Human Resource Executive of high growth, privately held behavioral healthcare provider focused on inpatient dual-diagnosis treatment.h Managed the development and delivery of human resource focused strategic initiatives aligned with overall organizational goalsh Developed and managed integration plan post acquisition of $20 million, 200 employee, addiction treatment organization including aspects of culture transition, human resource and payroll system integration, benefit and compensation redesign, training and development methodology and content development, and role alignmenth Led team of 14 human resource professionals physically located across the United States to meet the people objectives of the organizationh Designed and implemented human resource shared service organization model allowing for centralization and increased efficiency associated with administrative processing while freeing capability of facility-facility based HR leaders to focus on employee relations, recruiting, training and development and employee engagement initiativesh Evaluated and coordinated benefit plan redesign for integrated organizationh Sourced and implemented compensation analysis systemsh Established strategic recruiting plan including system selection, processes, and relationships to maximize the effectiveness and value of the hiringh initiativeshuman resource budget of over $2.5 million per year Managedh Designed and implemented organization-wide training and development systems and methodology including skills based training, competency based training, and High-Potential Leadership tracth Developed Performance Management system including multi-directional feedbackVice President Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness 2011 to 2012The Britt Hunt Company - Pedestal Foods - Pfoodman Nashville, TNSenior Executive for parent company of multi-division organization focused on branded food concept sales, service, distribution. Concepts underPedestal Foods umbrella include Hunt Brothers Pizza (serviced by The Britt Hunt Company, LLC) and Pfoodman (university and private highschool food service). Total concept revenues totaling over $125 million with 500 employees.h Developed the parent company shared services organization structure to support multiple food concept divisionh Led all strategic, organization change, and transformation initiatives for parent company and concept divisionsh Engaged with C-suite, executive, and management teams of multiple organizations in over 1,000 hours of Executive Success Coaching to build and develop the individual and collective strength of the leadership of all companiesh Assessed and developed strategies to enhance overall organizational effectivenessh Developed curriculum in the core competency areas of the organization and delivered high-level development programs for executive and management team membersh Evaluated employee engagement and developed strategies to enhance individual and organizational successh Developed People Strategies aligned with strategic and tactical organizational goals and objectivesh Served as internal consultant for multiple functional areas in facilitating decision-making, solution creation, and areas of strategic organizationh focus as Chief Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness Executive of leadership team while leading team of HR professionals to Served coordinate the strategic, organizational and operational HR programs and initiativesh Developed and led diversity initiatives to ensure organization was embracing of all existing and future employees while also creating a strong connection with our customersh Coordinated all corporate level communication through leading marketing and public relations partner firmsh Utilized assessment methodologies through administration and interpretation to obtain insight to develop strategies to enhance individual and organizational effectivenessh Trusted advisor and key confidant to the CEOh Participated as a member of the executive leadership team with a particular focus on the companys human capital and how that resource is best developed, leveraged, and employed across multiple business divisionsh Designed, developed, implemented and evaluated strategic planning process annually to establish short and long-term goals for executive team and organizationsh Led $1 million corporate office transition project and team including lease negotiations, construction management, contract negotiations, andh physical CEO and executive team on organizational design, change management, and alignment of the workforce with company goals Advised relocationh Created and managed human resources and corporate administration budget of over $1 million annuallyh Utilized multiple personality, behavioral, and team assessment instruments and methodologies through administration and interpretation to obtain insight to develop strategies to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness. Instruments included Profiles XT, Profiles Sales Assessment, Profiles Engagement Survey, Lominger, Symlog, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, FIRO-B, Strengths Finder, DiSC, and Wonderlic
  3. 3. Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 3 of 6Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness 2007 to 2012The Britt Hunt Company, LLC Nashville, TNSenior executive responsible for all organizational effectiveness and human resource initiatives through leading team of human resourceprofessionals and engaging as a trusted advisor to executive team. Coordinated all strategic planning and change management initiatives, ensuringorganizational goals were in alignment with mission, vision, and guiding principles of the company. Provided executive coaching to seniorleadership to ensure effective functional area operation and continued progress toward meeting tactical and strategic goals for $85 million brandedfood concept distribution company.h Designed HR strategic plan aligned to meet organizational goals and objectivesh Partnered with senior management to identify and address the critical needs of the overall business and achieve a long-range HR strategyh Directed project team for $50 million business acquisition including project management, due diligence, and change management processh Advised the CEO and executive team on organizational design, change management and alignment of the workforce with company goalsh Managed a dynamic team of HR professionals providing day-to-day support and strategic guidance for the teamh Developed human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and develop specific strategies to fill the gapsh Developed and managed a market competitive total rewards strategy to ensure talent attraction and retention while managing costsh Designed, developed, and delivered effective learning programs for geographically dispersed leaders. Evaluated learning programs and effectiveness through the collection of quantitative and qualitative feedbackh Implemented integrated performance management systems to ensure focus on business goals, development of employee capabilities and career potential, aligned reward systems and retention of talenth Led an internal talent acquisition/recruiting function to staff open positions utilizing a best of class talent acquisition process; build on-going sourcing relationships with recruitment firms, professional organizations and universities to facilitate a talent pipelineh Developed and implemented strategies that elevate the organizations competency in talent acquisition and pipeline developmenth Developed public relations and community involvement strategy allowing the opportunity increase involvement and corporate presence in theh local market Developed web and social media strategy for organization designed to provide connection for employees, vendors, customers, and key stakeholders leveraging multiple channels and search engine optimization strategiesDirector of Human Resources 2006 to 2007The Britt Hunt Company, LLC Nashville, TNSenior level human resource role for sales, service, and direct distribution company. Developed infrastructure and systems of a high performinghuman resource function and led the daily operations of human resources across multiple states and districts. Collaborated with functionalleaders of executive team to accomplish tactical organizational goals and develop future focused objectives.h Developed multiple human resource programs including performance management, succession planning, compensation programs, recruiting and hiring process redesign, HRIS system implementation, policy and procedure development, climate survey, quarterly home office meetings, and "Discipline without Punishment" based programh Developed and delivered effective training programs programs for all employee groups across the countryh Conducted organizational Climate Survey and established measurable goals for organizational growth and improvement based on team member feedback to grow people-oriented cultureh Established objective metrics and "HR Dashboard" to measure HR return on investment and impact to organizational successh Reduced turnover from 45% to 22% in one yearh Formalized human capital processes focusing on attracting, hiring, developing, motivating, and retaining team membersh Developed system of HR process and procedure manual with formal update processManager of Corporate Human Resources 2003 to 2006Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Lebanon, TNPromoted from previous role to expand scope to include all human resource responsibility for corporate office and distribution center. Supportprovided for approximately 900 team members through leading team of exempt level HR professionals. Extensive focus on maintaining positiveemployee relations through proactive involvement, recruiting and staffing, leadership coaching and development, designing rewards andrecognition programs, facilitating annual people planning process for all functional areas, and managing annual budget of approximately $2.0million.h Partnered with area Vice-presidents and functional leaders on organizational development and change initiativesh Coordinated activities of team of 5 exempt level HR professionals to meet the employment and recruiting needs (over 150 positions per year)h Redesigned recruiting process around DDI Targeted Selection model and TSAccess technology. Trained interviewers on appropriate behavioral based interviewing techniquesh Managed all Human Resource functions for Cracker Barrel Corporate Offices and Distribution Center, supporting over 900 employeesh Counseled employees from all levels of the organization on appropriate workplace behaviors and conflict resolution techniquesh Participated on Total Rewards action team designed to continuously evaluate our programs to ensure maintenance of an "Employer of Choice"h status Managed Employee Recognition initiativesh Designed and implemented leadership development program entitled "Leadership Rap Session" and trained management team on leadership skillsh Managed annual HR budget of approximately $2.0 Million
  4. 4. Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 4 of 6Distribution Human Resource Manager 2002 to 2003Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Lebanon, TNFull human resource responsibility for $560 million retail distribution function. Served as a subject matter expert and internal consultant forpeople and operations related issues as a member of the distribution center leadership team. Focus was on establishing and maintaining positive,employee centered environment while meeting the short and long term goals of the business operation.Principal (Independent Consultant) 2001 to 2002HR & Business Solutions Hendersonville, TNProvided HR and business consulting services focusing on organizational development, employee relations, strategic planning and HRmanagement, resource management (recruiting/staffing), training and development, compensation management, and performance management.Human Resource Manager 1999 to 2001Gap, Inc. Gallatin, TNSenior human resource professional reporting to facility director for 750 employee, multi-shift distribution operation. Integral in start-up offacility by establishing people plan which aligned with operational needs, managing entire recruiting and selection process, and ensuring smoothon-boarding of all employees in a four month time frame. Maintained strong climate and culture through outreach initiatives, employeeinvolvement programs, and leading a team of HR professionals to be actively engaged in all aspects of the business.Human Resource Tower Lead 1997 to 1999Accenture (Formerly Andersen Consulting) Birmingham, AL/Atlanta, GAHuman resource leader for business process management consulting engagement with BellSouth and EDS focused on the outsourcing of the ITfunctions of the telecommunications company. Managed multi-state group of IT professionals. Led significant acquisition initiative includingculture realignment, career development, change management, and people transition for 2,000 individuals.Employee Relations Representative 1995 to 1997SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories Nashville, TNPromoted from previous role to assume responsibility for all employee relations, employment, legal compliance, workforce planning, andperformance management functions for 320 employee, multi-state healthcare company. Worked closely with facility managers in maintaininghigh performing teams and establishing processes and systems to ensure strong people systems were in place to support the success of thecompany.Senior Human Resource Coordinator 1994 to 1995SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories Nashville, TNHuman resource professional focused on the coordination of benefits, payroll, leave administration, compliance and recruiting for 320 employee,multi-state healthcare company.Personnel Supervisor 1993 to 1994Emerson Electric Company Frankfort, INMid-level human resource professional for multi-shift, 600 employee manufacturing facility. Ensured positive employee relations throughcounseling associates and mediating differences to attain the most beneficial outcomes. Managed employee benefit programs including medicaland dental plans, compensation programs, pension plans, retirement savings plans, education assistance, scholarship funds, and employeeassistance programs. Coordinated total employee staffing and sourcing processes including full-time and temporary.Employment Coordinator 1992 to 1993Gaylord Entertainment Company Nashville, TNResponsible for staffing over 3,000 seasonal positions for Opryland Themepark from February through October. Developed job descriptions forall positions (seasonal and full-time) for ADA compliance. Implemented employee recognition and involvement programs and exit surveysystem to maintain high employee engagement and reduced turnover. Licenses and CertificationsCertified Executive Coach, The Center for Executive Coaching, Sarasota, FL, 2012Board Certified Coach, Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc., Greensboro, NC, 2012h Senior Professional in Human Resources, Society of Human Resource Management, Alexandria, VA, 2006. Highest credential of Humanh Resource professionNational Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors, 2008 to 2013Board Certified Christian Counselor, American Association of Christian Counselors, 2008Certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator, CPP, Inc., 2008 Publicationsh "The Relationship Between Life Balance and Work Stress in Corporate Executives." ProQuest, September 2009, 141. Doctoral dissertationh
  5. 5. Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 5 of 6 Academic Faculty and Teaching ExperienceAdjunct Professor 2011 to PresentLipscomb University Nashville, TNAdjunct professor in the Graduate School of Management. Facilitate course "Training and Development"Adjunct Professor 2011 to PresentLiberty University Lynchburg, VAAdjunct professor in the Undergraduate School of Arts and Science. Facilitated course "Psychology of Adolescents"Adjunct Professor 2009 to 2011Trevecca University Nashville, TNAdjunct professor in the Graduate School of Psychology. Facilitated course "Introduction to Psychological Testing"Adjunct Professor 2009 to 2011Excelsior College Albany, NYAdjunct professor in the School of Health Sciences. Designed and facilitated course "Leadership and Change" and "Professional Writing andCommunication in Healthcare Professions"Guest Lecturer 2007 to 2008Capella University Minneapolis, MNResidential colloquia guest lecturerGuest Lecturer 2008Argosy University Nashville, TNGuest lecturer for graduate course Leadership and Volunteer ServiceEntrepreneur Mentor 2011 to PresentEntrepreneur Center Nashville, TNShare experience and insight to help innovative and driven entrepreneur launch businesses. EC Mentors come from all backgrounds and types,however we all love assisting entrepreneurs turn their dreams and ideas into reality. Allows the opportunity to apply a lifetime of businessexperience to helping startups launch successfully.Workforce Development Advisory Committee 2011 to PresentNashville Area Chamber of Commerce Nashville, TNInvitation only appointment to committee of executive level human resource professionals from various organizations and industries in theMiddle Tennessee area with purpose of providing insight, guidance, and support to Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce WorkforceDevelopment initiatives.Board of Advisors 2011 to PresentLifeWorks Counseling Center Portland, TNServed as founding member on the Board of Advisors for faith based counseling center.HR Executive Forum 2010 to PresentMiddle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management Nashville, TNInvitation only involvement in group of senior human resource leaders who meet monthly to collaborate on regional business and human resourcetrends designed to strengthen professional impact and influence.Worship Team 1999 to PresentLong Hollow ChurchHurricane Katrina On-Site Counselor 2006 to 2006Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.Volunteer Teen Counselor 2006 to 2007TeenCentral.net
  6. 6. Dr. Jason T. Brooks, MBA, SPHR, Page 6 of 6 Awardsh KPMG Best Dissertation Award, American Accounting Association, 2010. Honored by the American Accounting Association with KPMGh Best Dissertation Award for research in the area of life balance and work stress in corporate executives.h Honoree, Sigma Beta Delta, 2011. Inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administrationh at Marylhurst Universityh Honoree, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, 1990. Inducted to Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at Purdue University.hh Honoree, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, 1990. Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society at Purduehh University.h Eagle Scout Rank, Boy Scouts of America, 1986. Earned Highest Rank in Boy Scouts of America Professional Societiesh American Psychological Associationh Society of Human Resource Managementh American Society of Training and Developmenth The Society of Consulting Psychologyh National Career Development Associationhh Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, Purdue University, 1989. Senior Vice President, Collegiate and Alumni Member of Professional Business Fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Speaking EngagementsAligning HR and Business Strategy, Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management, 2011Harassment in the Workplace, Long Hollow Church, 2008Effective Listening, Hunt Brothers Pizza, 2008Generational Differences in the Workplace, Hall and Hunt Enterprises, LLC, 2008Balance and Direction: Keys to Life Success, International Association of Administrative Professionals, 2007Performance Management: Driving Career Success, Hall and Hunt Enterprises, LLC, 2007Understanding Yourself to Better Understand Others, Hunt Brothers Pizza Executive Committee, 2007 References Available upon request