LandCare is one of the most comprehensive providers of commercial landscape services in the United States. With 4,000 employees working in 20 states, LandCare focuses on landscape management, landscape design and installation, irrigation and water managements, and snow and ice removal.

  • Organization: LandCare
  • Dates: November 2015 – May 2017
  • Position: Vice President – Human Resources

Job Overview

Short Summary

Served as a key member of the executive leadership team and developed and communicated strategies to support a capable and engaged workforce. Key areas of responsibility included talent management and development, employee engagement, training and organizational effectiveness, compensation, benefits, performance management and employee relations.

  • Partnered with leadership in delivering on initiatives aligned with the corporation’s strategy, aligning business initiatives with people capabilities and translating the business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  • Restructured the HR function to create synergy and strategic partnership with the organization while improving HR process efficiencies.
  • Planned, developed, organized, implemented, directed and evaluated the organization’s human resources function, policies, processes and overall impact. Defined KPIs aligned with business strategy and delivered HR metrics to measure progress toward deliverables.
  • Managed the organization’s HR practices and processes to ensure state and federal compliance.
  • Developed staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization.
  • Partnered with Marketing on employee branding strategies and initiatives to enhance the broader communication of company culture, values, mission and vision.
  • Developed and delivered competitive compensation and benefit programs to attract and retain talent, provide motivation, incentives and rewards for a pay-for-performance culture which also promotes employee and company partnership for the short and long-range health and welfare of employees.
  • Implemented a new HRIS for the organization improving the overall accessibility, operation and effectiveness of HR while reducing costs from the previous system.
  • Implemented new programs and processes designed to improve and measure employee engagement. Programs include training and development, performance management and employee surveys.
  • Managed a staff of 12-15 employees.
Client Testimonial

“Chris joined LandCare while the company was restructuring and rebuilding its executive team. His guidance in creating the systems and processes to ensure that we have robust compliance, benefits and legal HR policies in place was impactful to our progress. Additionally, Chris’ leadership during the selection and implementation of our new ERP and specific HR platform was critical to our near seamless transition.”

Mike Bogan
Chief Executive Officer, LandCare

“Chris is a knowledgeable HR professional with experience across all aspects of managing an HR program. If you’re looking for the knowledge and background to help your business manage a wide array of employee-related matters, from wage and labor regulations to employee engagement and performance management, Chris can bring the expertise you’re looking for.”

Dan Krems
Chief Financial Officer, LandCare