Experience

My business experience spans over 15+ years working in the corporate and non-profit world advising companies of all sizes how to start, improve and succeed. My specialties include; Human Resources, Financial Management, Organizational Efficiency, Remote/Telecommute Set up & Efficiency Training, Customer/Client Relations, Marketing Promotion and Communication. 

Graduate from UVM, Bachelor of Arts Degree

Carmen S. Consulting Various Clients, Adviser, HR Director, Financial Management, Writer 2015-current

Adviser for creatives, corporate, non-profit entities & individuals on all aspects of business; human resources, financial, organizational efficiency, networking, marketing/creating content, writing copy.  On-going clients.

  • Established, created procedures of newly formed grant-giving foundation/Exec. Dir. for 3 years.
  • Supervised on-boarding/exiting staff, volunteers, new board members and advisers. Remote training, setup & hiring. 
  • Vetted nominees for possible grant/funding options (in-person and detailed research reporting).
  • Liaison between clients and Trustees/Board, Lawyers, CPA firms, Investment firms and public.
  • Established cloud-based/remote organizations – hired, trained, supervised talent remotely.

MAR/AMR Family Foundation Exec. Dir./Human Resources Director, Financial Adviser, Writer 2012-2015

Ensured leadership development, staffing and required support to guarantee quarterly goals were achieved. Developed HR priorities, along with recruiting and on-boarding of new staff and volunteers. Created Employee Handbook, implemented benefit structures, policies and training for new trustees, volunteers and grantees. Designed and executed the formation of a new $30M grant giving entity to the satisfaction of trustees, board members and legal teams. Managed Investment teams, budgets and created progress reports for all grantees. Presented findings to Board/Trustees quarterly. Dealt directly with all legal & financial teams.

Carmen S. Consulting Various Clients – Adviser, Content & Copy Writer 2007-2012

On-going clients, hired to mediate, facilitate and create positions as needed. Create or rewrite content for websites and print. Write job descriptions, edited telemarketing scripts for sales team, created copy for bookkeeping, HR procedures. Verified data and corrected/updated handbooks and regulations. Used site manager tools to publish content regularly.  WordPress manager. Create new website for clients without one. Recruitment and employee management, stabilizing, organizing office procedures and culture.  Implement needed guides/tools to improve office or individual productivity. 

BNS, Motion Graphic & Live Action Company General Manager, Director of HR, Controller, Partner
2000-2007

Managed all business aspects of start-up including Marketing, HR, Financial and IT Departments. Negotiated, mediated high profile disputes, contracts and clients/employee situation. Supervised growing staff in both Los Angeles and New York. Recruited positions nationally and internationally, working closely with immigration lawyers and state legalities. Original employee/partner. 

Other notes of interest: Author, Speaker, Blogger, Storyteller, Teacher, Coach, WordPress Experienced, Quickbooks ProAdviser, Bi-lingual