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“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”
-- Aldous Huxley

George Zukerman Jones Shannon
Bill Macaleer Sharon Fiore
Rosemary Van Stone Rob Urbani

George Zukerman

In his more than 30 years of consulting and corporate human resources experience, George has managed significant groups of employees in large companies and been a one-person Human Resources department in start-ups. As a member of the senior management team, George has been involved in rapid growth, acquisition and downsizing issues. With experience in the U.S. and overseas, working in industries from high-tech and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals, George has experience in many areas, including search, staffing, change and growth issues, building effective teams, compensation and performance management. He heads our Search and Staffing practice area. George has a B.S. in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from UCLA.

Bill Macaleer

Bill has helped solve business problems in areas of planning, staffing, human resources and other areas for 40 years. He has been a member of senior management where many business issues were debated and resolved. In his 15 years of management and human resources consulting experience, Bill has worked with manufacturing, petrochemical, high-tech, financial services, insurance and environmental services firms. He has helped clients address many challenges including performance management systems, growth and change, compensation incentives, planning and staffing issues. Bill is the founding partner and a native or the Delaware Valley area. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a former Navy officer.

Jones Shannon

Jones has more than 30 years of human resources management experience. He is skilled in turning human resources challenges into successful improvement initiatives. Working primarily with small- and mid-sized businesses, Jones has established and led human resource departments in organizations ranging from retail to technology-based businesses. Jones' particular areas of focus include assessment, enhancement of Human Resources functions, integration of competency modeling into HR processes, design and implementation of performance management processes, design and facilitation of individual development programs, and coaching individuals through career transitions. Jones holds a BA degree from Oberlin College and a Masters in Teaching from Brown University.

Sharon Fiore

Sharon worked for several years for AMOCO Corporation as a recruiter and assisted with the revisions of the recruitment process. She upgraded the orientation program for new hires while managing the highest volume recruiting assignment location because of her proven productivity.

Sharon served as Manager of Human Resources for AXON Corporation where there was high growth and a changing environment. She designed and implemented a number of key programs including an effective performance appraisal system. Sharon was able to reduce the cost for health insurance while introducing innovative programs. She staffed new locations and was a member of the acquisition integration team. Sharon is an experienced trainer in the retail industry where training has a strong focus. Her communication skills are exceptional, and she can assist clients with designing and implementing effective programs to improve internal communications. Sharon has a B.S. from Syracuse University with a concentration in marketing.

Rosemary Van Stone

Rosemary has over 30 years of experience in human resources, with a range of responsibilities that include recruiting, performance management, policies and procedures development, succession planning and wage and salary administration. For over 20 years she has been a member of the senior management teams of multiple organizations. Most recently she has led the Human Resources group for a small biotechnology firm owned by a Japanese conglomerate. For 10 years, Rosemary headed up the Human Resources function for a $50 Million publicly held environmental services firm with more than 400 employees. She has experience as a consultant with small to medium sized public and private firms both in the US and internationally. Rosemary attended Philadelphia University and Temple University specializing in Business Administration.

Rob Urbani

Rob has over 24 years of extensive experience in recruiting, searches and recruiting research. He has conducted searches at the executive and senior management levels for companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, financial services, healthcare and the service sector. He has dealt with Fortune 500 companies as well as mid-sized organizations. Rob brings unique researching and candidate identification skills to the GMS team. In the late 1990s Rob started his own staffing firm called Staffing Resource Associates (SRA). In Robs early career he served as a manager in an organization giving him excellent perspective on what it takes to manage others He is a graduate of Boston University and a native of the Philadelphia area.

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