Robert Garcia, Finance Expert in Chicago, United States
Robert Garcia

Finance Expert in Chicago, United States

Member since April 28, 2022
Robert received his MS from Stanford University and BS from UCLA. He is a successful management consultant with extensive experience in change management, human resources, and organizational effectiveness and training. Robert has global manufacturing and consulting experience in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LATAM. He's a bilingual professional with key industry certifications. Robert joined Toptal to work on challenging business problems and support change initiatives.
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Expertise

  • Business Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Interim VP HR
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Organizational Change Management (OCM)
  • Organizational Effectiveness

Employment

  • Owner and Management Consultant

    2016 - PRESENT
    Monterrey Partners Consulting
    • Led change management implementation for an SAP S/4HANA database management system upgrade for a global medical manufacturing corporation.
    • Served as the change manager for a global insurance organization to facilitate the acquisition of 3,000 employees in 32 countries.
    • Implemented and led change management for a companywide lean manufacturing initiative at five Midwest row crop production sites. Created project reports and developed a communications strategy and cadence.
    Focus areas: Change Management, Organizational Design, Diversity & Inclusion, Training, Succession Planning, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Organizational Development, Global Human Resources, Curriculum Design, Organizational Change Management (OCM)
  • Management Consultant

    2014 - 2016
    Accenture
    • Led the human resources BPO for a food manufacturer from the U.S. to overseas.
    • Designed, developed, and delivered sales and marketing training for trade promotion marketing software implementation.
    • Served as an Interviewer for college and university recruiting.
    Focus areas: Sales Training, Human Resources (HR), Workforce Management (WFM), Instruction & Coaching, Performance Management, Communication Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Organizational Development, Global Human Resources, Curriculum Design, Microsoft Project
  • Managing Partner

    2010 - 2014
    Monterrey Partners Consulting
    • Provided management consulting to global and domestic companies n HR, organizational change management, talent management & training.
    • Collaborated with senior leadership, business partners, local management, and global cross-functional teams to develop and implement comprehensive people management strategies and programs.
    • Led three organizational re-designs focused on developing a sustainable climate for performance. Analyzed, assessed, recommended, and established performance metrics and job competencies.
    Focus areas: Human Resources (HR), Change Management, Succession Planning, Business Management, Leadership Development, Instruction & Coaching, Communication Strategy, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Organizational Development, Global Human Resources, Curriculum Design, Executive Coaching, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Management Consultant

    2007 - 2010
    Gagen MacDonald Consulting
    • Developed and delivered business solutions for eight Fortune 1,000 corporations and two nonprofit organizations.
    • Created global talent management and change leadership development programs for three manufacturing companies.
    • Collaborated with senior leaders and business partners to design and develop an updated corporate culture.
    Focus areas: Leadership Development, Change Management, Human Resources (HR), Communication, Instruction & Coaching, Communication Strategy, Organizational Development, Global Human Resources, Executive Coaching, Microsoft Excel
  • HR Consultant

    2005 - 2007
    A&M
    • Provided management consulting to Fortune 1,000 companies and assisted leaders in turning change into a strategic business asset.
    • Served as interim HR vice president for a fashion design firm in New York and a global copper mining company in Tucson. Implemented company-wide change initiatives.
    • Created and implemented a change leadership vision, strategy, and plan for two organizations.
    Focus areas: Change Management, Human Resources (HR), Communication, Training, Curriculum Design, Interim VP HR, Instruction & Coaching, Performance Management, Communication Strategy, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Global Human Resources, Lean Manufacturing, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Executive Coaching
  • Director of Organizational Effectiveness

    2003 - 2005
    Kohler
    • Collaborated with CEO, global presidents, executive management, and HR business leaders to design, develop, and deliver global organizational effectiveness, change programs, and business transformation.
    • Led HR organizational transformation for Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Canada, and the USA.
    • Designed and implemented global HR programs in DEI, organizational effectiveness, talent management, recruitment, change management, leadership development, performance management, and succession planning.
    Focus areas: Change Management, Succession Planning, Human Resources (HR), Leadership Development, Staffing, Diversity & Inclusion, Lean Manufacturing, Instruction & Coaching, Communication Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Change Management (OCM)
  • Chief Learning Officer

    1999 - 2003
    Navistar
    • Built a best-in-class learning organization that required significant organizational change management practices and processes. Set up governance and developed relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Created, developed, and implemented a high-performance culture focused on maximizing Navistar’s operational excellence at domestic and global locations.
    • Led diversity, equity, and inclusion for all business units. Supported internal change management and training for an SAP implementation.
    Focus areas: Training, Organizational Design, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Lean Manufacturing, Instruction & Coaching, Performance Management, Communication Strategy, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Change Management (OCM)
  • Director, Training & Organizational Development

    1994 - 1998
    Tenneco
    • Led global training and development for the USA, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Eastern Europe.
    • Led M&A team for acquisitions in Germany, Spain, France, and England.
    • Acted as a key member of the transition team to move corporate headquarters.
    Focus areas: Training, Organizational Design, Performance Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Change Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Lean Manufacturing, Organizational Change Management (OCM), Executive Coaching
  • Manager, Training and Organizational Development

    1990 - 1994
    United Airlines
    • Developed Global Training for North America, Europe, and Latin/South America.
    • Acted as a member of M&A team for acquisitions in Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, China, Taiwan, Thailand.
    • Recognized by United Airlines CEO for outstanding performance.
    Focus areas: Training, Leadership Development, Change Management, Global Human Resources, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Organizational Change Management (OCM)

Education

  • Master of Arts in Education
    1974 - 1975
    Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Life Science
    1972 - 1974
    University of California Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • N/A in General Education
    1970 - 1972
    University of California Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    MARCH 2016 - PRESENT
    MicroTrain
  • Change Management
    SEPTEMBER 2006 - PRESENT
    John Kotter Institute | Harvard University
  • Leadership Certificate
    JANUARY 2004 - PRESENT
    London School of Business and Finance
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
    MAY 1998 - PRESENT
    Navistar University
  • Master Coach
    APRIL 1998 - PRESENT
    Center for Creative Leadership

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