Driving results and minimizing risks, Growing teams in an operational and cost-effective way, Driving company culture
Desmond is a Human Resources Professional with 13+ years of experience in all department functions.
He is a strategic, senior business partner executive that drives results and minimizes risk by engaging employees with positive intent, recruiting/retaining top talent, and driving company culture.
Desmond has had a strong focus on retail throughout his career in Human Resources.
He got his start in HR supporting the retail population at a clothing company throughout the US and Canada – he soon learned that retail team members are the most important asset to any brand experience.
Retail (both in and outside of cannabis) is its own special animal and he feels it is extremely important to have HR support that can speak the retail language.
Throughout his time in HR–especially with cannabis companies–Desmond has grown teams in an operational and cost-effective way.
When he started at a cannabis company, they had 15 employees. By the time he left, they had close to 100.
During his time so far with another cannabis organization, they have doubled their team via acquisition in less than 3 months. All teams are integrated and working well together.
Desmond’s software experience includes but is not limited to PeopleSoft, ADP Workforce Now, ADP Run, Paychex, Kronos, Kenexa, Ceridian, and Taleo.