Lawrence Brand

CAREER OVERVIEW:

Dynamic human resources executive with twelve years of progressive leadership experience serving as an executive business partner with senior management and company leadership teams to align, develop and implement HR strategy that supports and drives the success of company business results. A strong coach and leader who is adept at serving as a catalyst for organizational change and in providing both senior-level and mid-level advice and council in developing people strategies that align with and drive the company’s business objectives.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Expertise lies in many diverse areas of human resources including talent management, staffing & retention, employee relations, benefits administration and compliance, succession planning, performance management, employee development, compensation programs, change management, labor relations, unions & union-free, training & organizational development, mergers & acquisitions, competency development, diversity & affirmative action, employee programs, HRIS maintenance and implementation, policy development, and legal compliance.

Fellowes, Inc. 2004 – present

A privately held consumer office products company with over $700M in global sales. Recognized brands include “Bankers Box”, “Body Glove” and “Fellowes Paper Shredders”.

Senior Manager, Human Resources

Reporting to Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources, responsible for serving as HR leadership partner to senior executive team – Vice President/General Managers, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President-Sales. Create, drive, and lead human resource strategy in alignment with other global business regions.

Square D Company / Schneider Electric, Palatine, IL 1998 – 2004

Leading manufacturer and distributor of electrical products and components with $13B in global sales.

Group Manager, Human Resources 2001 – 2004

Corporate Human Resources Manager 1998 – 2001

Served as HR business partner for senior leadership teams across the business in execution of business strategies through HR strategy development and implementation. Provided all core human resources management leadership and support.

Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Morton Grove, IL 1996 – 1998

Start-up generic liquid pharmaceutical company with $35M in US sales.

Senior Director, Human Resources

Reported to the President/CEO and served as HR business partner to senior leadership team. Developed the company wide people strategy and implemented all aspects of the human resource function including programs, process, compliance and governance.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

MBA, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN
BS, Business Administration, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Human Resource Certification Institute

AFFILIATIONS

Board of Directors – GrowthPhases®
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC)
Chicago Society for Human Resource Professionals (SHRP)