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Geri Simmons

Senior Consultant

Geri Simmons has extensive experience in various industries as a leader in Human Resources.  Areas of expertise are as follows: Bilingual (English and Spanish), Certified Paralegal and lead mediator in multiple employment law cases, and is a seasoned professional in compliance concerns, including but not limited to employment law class actions and other compliance concerns.   Geri has experience in merger/acquisition both pre-merger analysis and post-merger integration, startups and turnarounds, multiple site experience in domestic and international locations, talent development, lead organizational change agent, and executive coaching.  In addition, Geri has Union and Nonunion experience both as a chef spokesperson and in contract negotiations. Lastly, Geri has worked on implementation teams rolling Oracle, Workday, and ADP Implementation teams for Oracle, Workday, and other platforms.

Geri started her career after working in a law office on employment law cases.  After 7 years of experience, she transitioned to mid-size and large companies, both domestically and internationally.  Most of her career was in manufacturing in lean six sigma environments, but she also has experience in the medical field, engineering firms, and media and entertainment. Geri has spent most of her career in publicly traded companies in the US stock market, London Stock Exchange, and Japan’s Stock Exchange.

FUNCTION & SPECIALIZATION

  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Startups, & Turnarounds
  • Succession Planning, Career Pathing, Talent Development
  • Compliance & Investigations
  • Full HR Infrastructure, Including Policy & Procedure Development
  • Executive Coaching & Leadership Development
  • Organizational Design
  • International Human Resources
  • Labor Relations (Union & Nonunion), US & International

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & PAST EXPERIENCES

  • Unilever
  • Hain Celestial
  • AGI
  • Sikorsky
  • Masco Corporation
  • Conagra Foods

EDUCATION, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree, University of Kansas
  • Bachelor’s in Business and Human Resources, Mid-America University
  • Certified in Developmental Dimensions International (DDI)
  • Lominger Competency Framework (Korn/Ferry International)
  • Predictive Index (PI)
  • Certified Paralegal
  • Employment Law Certificate, Cornell
  • DISC

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

  • SHRM
  • Association of Latin Americans
  • Lackey Free Health Clinic
  • Operation Underground Railroad
  • Cross Disaster Team
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