Russell Vanderbaan - Vice President, Human Resources, Morgan Construction Company, A Siemens VAI Business (colleague) worked indirectly for Lucie
“Lucie Shiff was the US HR Integration Manager when Morgan was acquired by Siemens and integrated into SE&A in the US. This was a unique integration since Morgan was a part of Siemens VAI MT in Austria, but legally owned by SE&A in the US. Our business leadership came from Austria, but we needed to integrate into the US company. Lucie was very quick in learning about our business and the challenges of being a global company - 85% of our business is global. She was insightful, used discretion and good judgment as we had to adhere to policies from two different organizations, and focused on the essential items in our transition. She was very effective as we had to transition a privately held, non-union, global company into the Siemens organization. Lucie gained the respect of Morgan senior management as she led this integration. Morgan is a company of 500 employees in the US and 1300 globally. I would certainly enjoy working with Lucie again and would strongly recommend her for a role as an HR Consultant.”
A few words about us:
Lucie Shiff brings extensive experience in Human Resources management. She has successfully held senior level management positions in all areas of Human Resources
at a Global company with an in depth focus in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
and Executive Talent Development.
What do Lucie's business partners say about her: SHE GETS IT!!! Lucie brings extensive experience and passion for adding bottom line impact and value. She has consistently demonstrated the ability to develop Strategy and drive it to execution. Her real world approach leverages her extensive background and enables her to relate to her Business Partners, deliver results and execute deliverables at all levels in an organization. She has outstanding communication skills and a strong record of achievement in Organizational and Talent Development.
As an experienced HR Director supporting diverse business models, Lucie has
extensive expertise in mission critical strategic and technical areas: HR Strategy; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Change Management; Labor Relations and
Union Avoidance; Leadership and Organizational Development. Her responsibility has included supporting various businesses spanning Products, Solutions, Services,
Projects and Sales in both domestic and Global organizations with Sales of up to
Lucie has successfully merged over 20 newly acquired companies into existing businesses; implemented Strategic Change Management initiatives in parallel to operational integration; focused on required Cultural as well as the operational
integration; balanced the need to sustain an entrepreneurial environment in newly acquired businesses while adapting to a large Corporate culture without business disruption. She has developed organization structure based on business needs while performing thorough talent assessment.
Lucie has developed Negotiation Strategies and served as chief spokesperson for several successful labor negotiations as well as having directed multiple successful
union avoidance campaigns through effective strategy and communication.
Lucie has a BA in English and Psychology from Simmons College. She is a member
of SHRM and guest lectures at Georgia Tech as well as various professional Associations. She recently served on a panel on Mergers and Aquisitions for
Technology Associates of Georgia (TAG) and has served as the Key Note speaker
at various Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Mentoring events.