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 Expert  729206

Expert in Wage & Hour, Compensation, Discrimination, Sex Harassment, FEHA,EEOC

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is the founder and principal of a human resources consulting company. He is a senior level Human Resources Executive with 20 years of experience providing strategic and tactical direction to the Human Resources function. He excels in three key areas: People, Performance, and Profitability. A proven track record of success in Human Resources Management; helping company's achieve start-up, high growth and change initiatives; as well as managing legal compliance.

Before founding RTR Consulting the Human Resources Experts, Expert served as the Vice President Human Resources for First Look Studios and Ventura Distribution, he also lead the Human Resources function for Cerwin Vega. He also led Human Resources for the Western Region for Freddie Mac, as well as a division of Monogram Industries. In addition to his Human Resources leadership role in industry, he has a unique combination of operations and human resources experience. He spent 17 years leading human resources in both union and non-union environments. He has Human Resources experience a variety of industries, including entertainment, manufacturing, hi-tech manufacturing, professional services, and financial services, as well as consulting with non-profits, higher education and civil engineering.

Expert has expertise in all functional areas of HR. He has a track record of developing solid HR infrastructures which attract and retain top talent and performance systems which align employee performance with company objectives.

Expert holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Professional Designation in Human Resources from the University of California at Los Angeles.


executive recruiting




human resource development


human resources


human resources policy


incentive compensation plan




performance management




sexual harassment

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   BA   Political Science   UCLA  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to 2010


RTR Consulting Inc.






Provide outsourced Human Resources expertise to start-ups and small companies.

2008 to 2008


Employers Group




Director Consulting


Develop a consulting practice for Employers Group. In addition he managed the Human Resources Consultants.

2002 to 2007


First Look Studios


Human Resources


Vice President Human Resources


Responsible for designing, developing and implementing the strategic human capital plans necessary to support and meet First Look's fast growth as a full service entertainment company. Design programs that enable the company to attract and retain employees. Managed a budget in excess of $1 million and a staff of 3 employees. Developed and led programs to communicate the company vision, direction, and to encourage employees to function as a team. Led a comprehensive restructuring initiative that resulting in $4 million in annual cost savings. Developed and implemented policy for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. Reduced manpower by 20% with zero litigation. Reduced company's exposure to litigation by designing, and implementing employee relations training programs. Developed benefit plans without increase in cost that improved utilization of plans and employee satisfaction. Designed and managed the first workforce plan to meet the company's growth of 25%. Managed the workforce plan to save $850k. Reduced workers compensation cost by 30% within one year. Develop a total compensation program to achieve our talent management and retention goals.

1995 to 2002


Cerwin Vega


Human Resources


Director Human Resources


Reported to the President of Cerwin Vega. Responsible for designing, developing and implementing the strategic HR plans necessary to support the strategic growth, of the company. Managed a budget of $2 million and a staff of 3 employees. Transformed the HR function from a necessary evil to a business partner. Made significant improvements in Organizational Development, Employment, Employee Relations, Compensation, and Training. Implemented the first program of its kind involving EDD to prevent the laying off 30% of the skilled workforce. Retained critical skills in production to keep the business running during a downturn. Saved the company 50% of its training cost while increasing critical skills of the workforce by training all employees in MRP and production employees in SPC and quality. Set up Steering Committee to create mission and values of the organization.

1993 to 1995








Consulted on all aspects of human resources to clients such as: Walt Disney Feature Animation Company, CALTECH University, Special Devices Inc., Frontier Systems Inc. Reviewed and updated policy and procedure manuals and handbooks. Provided technical expertise on employee relations and employment issues including compliance with state and federal labor laws. Conducted investigations. Used his technical skills to recruit employees in different industries: Walt Disney, CALTECH and Special Devices. Drafted responses for DOL, DFEH, and EEOC.

1991 to 1993




Human Resources


Regional Human Resources Manager


Managed the Human Resources function in the Western Region. Generalist duties included Employment, Employee Relations, and Benefits. Directed a staff of 3 employees and managed the employment budget for the Western Region. Transformed the Human Resources function into a solid business partner within Western Region. Successfully downsized and out-placed the Western Region with no litigation and preserved the morale of the survivors.

1986 to 1991


Edwards Group


Human Resources


Director Human Resources


Reported to the President. Designed, developed and implemented strategic plans to manage the Human Resource Function in three manufacturing plants. Conducted due diligence for the acquisition of a division of Lockheed. Key member of the merger and acquisition team. Conducted the due diligence of the Human Resource programs. Reduced grievances by 80% and won all grievances during employment with Edwards. Reduced training cost by 50% TQM by partnering with EPT.

1980 to 1987


Ball Corporation




Assistant Quality Control Manager


Oversaw five production lines and four shift supervisors. Duties included setting quality standards, line set up, manpower planning, and monitoring the quality of packaged goods.

Career Accomplishments:

Senior Human Resource Form, UCLA Alumni


Certificate in Human Resources UCLA

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Develops the Human Resources systems of a fast growing Entertainment Company. Help the Company double in size in less than 6 months.
  • Develop the Human Resources systems for a fast growing Security company. Write Handbook and developed the compensation system. Set up Compensation Committee.
  • Developed company responses to claims of violation of wage and hour law.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Developed response to the Department of Labor, and the Fair Employment and Housing. Never lost a claim.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Wage & Hour Misclassification.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He has broad experience in many different industries. He has in depth knowledge in developing Human Resources programs that attract and retain employees.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Developed training for Wage and Hour Exempt/Non-Exempt. Developed training for I-9's. Develop Sexual Harassment training.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has conducted many RFP's for 401K, Benefits, HRIS, and compensation plans.


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