Veridiam Incorporated

Veridiam is a major integrated metal product contract manufacturer that provides custom engineered, build-to-print tubing and metal components for medical, dental, nuclear power, aerospace, industrial and other highly critical applications.

  • Organization: Veridiam Incorporated
  • Dates: July 2005 – October 2015
  • Position: Vice President – Human Resources

Job Overview

Short Summary

Human resource executive responsible for the strategic direction and management of human resource activities at Veridiam’s three business units located in San Diego, CA and San Jose, Costa Rica.

  • Provided leadership, direction and guidance to senior management on human resource strategies, including the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic business plan leading to improved business performance.
  • Guided and managed the human resource services, policies and programs for the entire company. The major areas directed include recruitment and staffing, training and development, policy development and application, performance management and improvement systems, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and organization development.
  • Developed and implemented programs and initiatives to become recognized as an employer of choice. Recognized by San Diego Society for Human Resources Management by winning the Marble and Crystal Workplace Excellence Awards for mid-size companies.
  • Launched Veridiam University in an effort to build the knowledge, skills and abilities of employees. This program resulted in improved productivity, quality, on-time delivery and safety performance.
  • Implemented a variety of programs to improve employee morale and reduce voluntary turnover from 18% to 6%.
  • Managed four workforce reductions by providing HR guidance, communication and direction for all impacted employees resulting in zero claims. Implemented a work share program through the Employment Development Department which eliminated the need to layoff additional workers and ensure the retention of key talent.
  • Conducted due diligence and provided human resources leadership for 3 acquisitions (2 domestic and 1 international) resulting in successful integrations. Implemented a common HR infrastructure at all locations.
  • Managed a staff of 4-6 employees.
Client Testimonial

“I was fortunate to have worked with Chris for five years at Veridiam during a time when we grew the company and the team members in a real and meaningful way.

Chris is passionate about all things in the talent management and human resources world.  He is well rounded with strengths in both the technical and human ends of the HR spectrum.  Chris is effective in leading HR teams and in performing the mechanics of the role.  He also has a unique ability to quickly establish a working rapport with employees at all levels of the organization – from entry level to executives in the boardroom. I appreciated partnering with Chris to help me become a more effective leader.  Chris is strategic, yet able to keep his eye on the day-to-day needs of the business and the team.  Chris is adaptable and would be a tremendous asset to any organization.

I am proud to endorse Chris and his consultancy.  If given the change, I would gladly partner with him again.”

Neal Nordstrom
Operating Partner at JWH Capital