Innovative HR Solutions, LLC

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The Team

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Richard A. Sherwood, SPHR

Rick is a management consultant and a managing partner of Innovative HR Solutions. He is a facilitator for organizational change and has improved the productivity and financial results for numerous organizations. Prior to forming Innovative HR Solutions, Rick was the Director of Human Resources for Stanford University Bookstore, Media Copy Corporation and West Coast Beauty Supply Co. Rick has also worked at Bechtel International and Bank of America. His twenty plus years of executive human resources management experience in a variety of industries offers clients a wealth of expertise. Rick has extensive experience in survey design and analysis, productivity improvement and management transitioning. He frequently speaks to corporate and professional groups on organizational change and trends in employee satisfaction.

Rick has a BS from Willamette University, Salem, OR and an MS from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, and the Professionals in Human Resources Association where he served as a past District Chair.

Joseph Manjkow

Joe's experience includes all phases of web design using Access, ASP, HTML, Java, Visual J++ and Visual Basic. His responsibilities at the firm include the development and implementation of all Internet-based applications. Joe has a wealth of experience in systems design.  He has worked with a variety of companies in developing applications to evaluate the human resources function.

Joe has a BS from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ and an MS from the University of California, Berkeley, CA.


Jill Tomac

Jill Tomac

Jill is a management consultant with over fifteen years experience in facilitation, course design, coaching, and consulting within both the public and private sectors. She has created, implemented and evaluated employee development strategies for many organizations by building collaborative partnership with her clients. Jill provides comprehensive solutions impacting all levels and functions within the client organization. Components of her strategies have included climate assessments, strategic planning sessions, communication design, coaching processes, team workshops, and individual coaching. Jill’s clients have included Pacific Life Insurance, Nabisco, Nissan, State Street Financial, Broadcom Corporation, Kinder Morgan, Biogen Idec, Metropolitan Water District, University of California - Irvine, and the County of San Diego, CA.

Jill has a BA in Psychology and Marketing from Ohio State University, a Master's degree in Instructional Design from Arizona State University, and a second Master's degree in Psychology at the University of Santa Monica.

Sly Zelnys

Sylvia A. Zelnys

Sly is a management consultant whose practice includes executive coaching, teambuilding and leadership development, strategic planning, performance management systems, and recruitment and retention programs. She is recognized for her expertise and innovative problem solving in organizational change, high performance team/leadership development, employee relations and conflict resolution. With over 30 years of experience as a human resources manager and consultant, Sly is also recognized as an expert trainer, communicator and facilitator in dealing with organizations' most difficult and sensitive issues. A significant part of her career has been spent in the government/non-profit sector.

Sly holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Detroit/Mercy. She is a credentialed executive coach with the NeuroLeadership Institute and a professional mediator. Sly is a member and former District Chair of the Professionals in Human Resources Association, and a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

Ann Gormley

Ann M. Gormley

Ann has over 20 years experience providing organizational, leadership and professional development consulting services. Her focus is on partnering with senior executives to determine the best strategy for their organizations and then to create and execute customized solutions. Working with one CFO and her executive team, they designed, staffed and then developed the strategic plan for their division of a $1B IPO company. After 12 months, the CFO’s organization was ranked as the most satisfied division within the company on the employee survey. Ms Gormley's training and development experience includes creating the education department for the global finance division of a Fortune 500 company. She has worked as an internal and external consultant in fast paced, high tech environments throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and her client list includes Applied Materials, SanDisk Corporation, Juniper Networks, Palm, 3Com, the Gap and Kaiser Permanente.

Ann has a Master of Human Resources and Organization Development degree from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Stonehill College in Massachusetts.

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