Ivana is a dynamic Human Resources Leader with more than 15 years of experience setting the human capital strategy for organizations in a range of industry sectors such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, engineered components, and consulting services. This experience includes overseeing multi-site and multi-state organizations and a niche practice with publicly traded foreign owned multi-nationals.
In her last in-house role, Ivana built the Human Capital Program for the America’s Headquarters of an Asian General Contractor of multi-billion dollar horizontal and vertical construction projects throughout the globe. Her leadership extends to developing Employment Branding & Talent-centered Recruitment, Selection & Retention processes, building Direct Compensation & Incentive Programs, identifying Payroll & Time Keeping Systems to support expansion plans, Request for Qualifications & Request for Proposals in the design and selection of Employee Benefit Plans, Policy Framework Development, Risk Management Strategies, including Workers’ Comp Claims Reviews and Leaves of Absence Management.
Ivana earned an M.B.A. at Argosy University, the coveted Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and her SHRM-SCP from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She earned her Six-Sigma Champion certificate through Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, a 400-year old French multi-national. She speaks English, Spanish, and French.
Ivana’s involvement with prominent professional associations includes serving as Chair for PIHRA South Orange County (Irvine-Newport Beach) for the 2016 and 2017 terms. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Employment Roundtable of Southern California for the past three years and was recently elected as its Chair.
She is an active supporter of several non-profit organizations serving Southern California including Working Wardrobes, Organizing for Action – Orange County, Orange County Congregation Community Organization, the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Pas de Deux, a chapter of The Guilds supporting Segerstrom Center for the Arts devoted to raising scholarship funds for the William J. Gillespie Ballet School (American Ballet Theater’s West Coast school).