Larry Costello, Board Director, McBassi & Company & Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Tyco"HR has played a leading role in helping transform Tyco from a holding to operating company model, then merge with Johnson Controls. As CHRO, I needed to build a senior HR team who could link business strategy to HR strategy, provide strategic guidance to senior leaders, build the total rewards and talent infrastructure, and stand up more efficient delivery processes. Rebecca has proven to be a key player on my Direct Report team enabling the transformation first in corporate, then as a multi-business unit HR lead, and on critical enterprise projects. She has a strong reputation across the Management Team and has presented to our Board. She is particularly gifted with setting up effective talent practices and building line of site through metrics to enable bold talent moves."
Arun Nayar, Board Director, Bemis Co. & Retired Executive Chief Financial Officer, Tyco"I recruited Rebecca to be my HR Business Partner as we embarked on a journey to transform the finance function in support of the enterprise strategy to move from a holding to a global operating company model. Our objective was to improve the quality of the finance function while reducing cost by 30%. Rebecca's strong business acumen and talent management expertise were critical in pulling together an effective organization design, selecting the right leaders in critical roles to drive performance, creating an effective governance model, and establishing an operating rhythm that gave constant line of sight through key metrics. The real measure of success is that much of the work that we did is still in place after three years even as leadership has changed."
Colleen Repplier, Board Director, Kimball Electronics Inc. & General Manager, Global Direct Expansion Products, Johnson Controls"It does not take long to realize Rebecca is an asset to any business. Her probing intellectual curiosity, capacity to see multiple factors and broad reaching implications, and ability to translate and link the business strategy to the talent strategy is quickly evident. The Fire Products business is known for developing and exporting leaders across the company. Rebecca was able to take the talent system to the next level by seeing connections across a complex global matrix and other businesses broadening the talent pool. She advanced our performance management capability, helped build our culture during tough economic times, and was a trusted advisor and coach to the talent at all levels. Rebecca is not only one of the top HR Leaders I’ve worked with but also one of the best business leaders."
Liz Brown, Chief Human Resources Officer, WR Grace & Co."I worked with Rebecca as a COE partner, her manager, and then colleague on the HR Leadership team of a $10B company. She is a strategic thinker who can tie business strategy to talent practices, then implement sustainable plans, with metrics to define success. Rebecca builds strong relationships from the C-Suite to the manufacturing floor, and has a demonstrated ability to influence within the HR organization and her business team. She contributes to both the business strategy and the human capital strategy, and supports her business in deferentially investing in talent, which has led to a number of creative cross-enterprise talent moves. Her understanding of the potential impact of strong HR processes, and her tireless work ethic, will add value to any business team."
Josh Horenstein, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Innophos"There are few people who synthesize complex information down to its critical elements then determine an actionable plan to solution. Rebecca is one of them. She has business "street smarts" matched with a high-level of integrity. I would not hesitate to bring her into sensitive business situations and have often called her when I’ve needed a sounding board in my own career."
Noreen Farrell, Vice President, Global Total Rewards, Conduent"Rebecca is able to quickly assess challenges, diagnose underlying issues, and solve for them. She listens to understand business need, engages leaders to appreciate their perspective, and brings people along on a journey. She makes values-driven decisions, even in tough situations, always aware of the implication on culture."