Mina M. Davis

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Visionary leader shaping long-range HR strategy.  Transformational leader with extensive startup, consolidation & integration experience.  Innovative and knowledgeable Human Resources Executive with strong skills in leadership, policy deployment, training, administration, business operations, budgeting, recruitment, and resource allocation. Offers an established track record of exceeding performance goals in demanding roles, including both on domestic and international levels and within union and non-union work environments.  Experienced employee relations specialist, negotiator and mediator providing guidance to staff and leaders through mutual respect, legal compliance, policies, and procedures. Consensus-driven team leader, motivator, and contributor who is recognized for keen business insight and for streamlining operations leveraging lean experience. Track record of implementing, communicating, and administering performance management systems that support the organization’s mission, and accurately measures organizational competencies.

Accomplishments & KPIs

Restructuring and Transformation Efforts: Successfully led a major restructuring initiative in the role of Regional Vice President at a major engineering firm in Houston. Transformed policies, procedures, and reward systems to create consistent and competitive models across regions. Resulted in streamlined resource sharing and cohesive team collaboration.

Enhanced Employee Experience: Significantly improved employee experience through various initiatives. Enhanced new hire induction processes, implemented continuous performance feedback, flexible work programs, and revised performance-based compensation processes. These changes contributed to a more engaging and rewarding work environment.

Digitalization and Efficiency Improvement: Demonstrated expertise in digitalization by enhancing processes to improve efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and tracking of key metrics. Leveraged technology to streamline operations, maintain critical information, and ensure minimal business costs, showcasing strong data-driven decision-making skills.

Operational Streamlining and Cost Savings: Implemented several strategic initiatives leading to substantial cost savings. Centralized payroll processes and harmonized benefit platforms across multiple divisions within one year, saving over $500K in overtime, contractors, and outsourcing costs. These data-driven decisions effectively improved operations and financial performance.

HR Leadership, Talent Acquisition & Retention Success: Demonstrated exceptional talent management skills through various roles. Conceptualized and implemented talent sourcing strategies that reduced response times for critical positions from 3 days to 24 hours. Successfully addressed pay inequities, leading to a 7% decrease in attrition within a competitive oil and gas market. Created open-door cultures, boosting employee engagement and reducing complaints.  Successfully led 8 team members and partnered with executive and regional teams in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

DEI Initiatives:

  • Improved minority recruitment by establishing new perimeters with all staffing vendors and adding Job Target to ADP ATS for increased visibility of job opportunities on diverse job boards.
  • Teamed with colleges and universities sponsoring and participating in campus Diversity and Inclusion events.
  • Implemented information sessions for leadership and employees on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion reinforcing the importance this plays in any successful workplace culture.  
  • Established policies and practices to ensure we pay and promote in a fair and equitable manner.  
  • Conducted employee focus groups regularly to provide opportunities to hear direct feedback and give regular updates on the improvements made as a result.
  • Briefed Americas DEI best practices to the division, corporation, and Board of Directors.

Skills, Experience & Depth of External Relationship

  1. Human Resource Management
  2. International HR Management
  3. Problem Resolution
  4. Communication / Collaboration
  5. Employee Relations
  6. Program Management
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Team Collaboration
  9. Talent Acquisition
  10. Performance Management

Education & Certifications

Current Position:  Regional VP, Human Resources

Position Seeking:  VP of HR or above

Current Location:  Cypress, TX

Ideal Geographic Location: TX, OH, WV, VA, PA, MD, NC

Desired Compensation:  Under Consideration

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