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Ashley Reed

Ashley Reed

Director of HR & Talent

Bulldog Solutions

Austin, TX

I strive to transform HR to go beyond transactional excellence into a true business partnership - creating HR functions to ensure employees are well- positioned to succeed today & meet the business challenges of the future. In short, I am dedicated to exploring the role that Human Resources should be playing in...





Bulldog Solutions

Director of HR & Talent

Facilitate the growth, engagement, and innovation of our team members; enable analytics to drive business alignment, maximize HR performance, and establish a culture focused on optimizing business value.

Vermillion, Inc.

Human Resources Manager - Organizational Development

I worked to define, structure and implement improvements to the organization's operations and employee engagement initiatives.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team reporting to the CEO, I consulted on employee performance, organizational concerns, & leadership matters.

*Restructured Commercial Division- RIF, Re-org process, Training Implementation, etc
*Built Employee Engagement programs, created system for measuring & monitoring data and implementing data-driven initiatives
*Developed organization-wide competency assurance/performance management program, resulting in greater compliance and consistency across all functional areas
*Proven business partner providing on-going strategic human resource direction

Career medium 04
Career medium 06

Concire Leadership LLC

Executive Assistant to CEO and President(Contract)

● Perform a wide-range of administrative duties in support of an education and management consulting firm while maintaining a mindset of continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, and organizational growth
● Assist team of consultants in developing learning tools to help organizations in understanding critical issues, solving them competitively, creating value, maximizing growth and improving business performance
● Produce information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, and transmitting data, text, and graphics in synthesizing conclusions into recommendations or designing competitive assessments


United In Him

Programs Director

● Started in 2003 as a Dance Teacher, soon after promoted to a Mentor, then Program Coordinator, and ultimately, appointed as the Programs Director over staff and volunteers
● Recruited, interviewed and hired well-qualified staff and volunteers from the community to work with youth
● Conducted on-boarding orientation and training sessions regarding relevant duties and organizational needs
● Developed and oversaw implementation of various programs for residents of Outreach Center and surrounding community, such as food/clothing/furniture distribution, tutoring program, GED test preparation, nutrition classes, college exploration, faith-based inspirational courses, and mentoring program
● Devised and managed >$500K budget, including forecasting, tracking, and engaging in fundraising activities

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Human Resources Specialist (Contract)

● Develop content for overhaul of City of Austin Personnel Manual and update former document according to new regulations and policies outlined by the Director of Human Resources
● Prepare reports by collecting and analyzing information concerning candidate applications, staffing data, and personnel requests by hiring managers
● Create and post job descriptions according to the varying needs of cross-departmental hiring managers - CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Monster, college recruitment tools, etc
● Sort and process all job applications using Excel and an HRIS to determine eligibility qualifications and completion of all documents
● Distribute weekly Human Resources newsletter concerning job openings and new-hires


Preview Properties

Office Manager (temporary)

● Created and distributed monthly newsletters, quarterly reports, and office-wide communications concerning employee promotions, company events, and new projects
● Oversaw daily office operations; managed all vendor relations and equipment maintenance
● Maintained and administered all accounting processes – AR/ AP, commission, and payroll for staff
● Established office filing systems, maintained sales/rental records in database, and corresponded with clients


Rescue Social Change Group

Research Coordinator (Contractor)

● Recruited, interviewed, hired and trained staff for a data collection team to survey 1200+young adults
● Completed project in 60% of allotted timeframe –given substantial bonus for efficiency and early completion
● Managed market research and analysis teams - delegated project responsibilities and deadlines for completion to team leaders; submitted weekly reports and analyses to client
● Projected market potential and estimated market penetration; interpreted and predicted consumer trends

Career medium 03

Harvard Business School

Executive Assistant to Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Recruitment and Planning

● Assist Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Recruitment and Planning with overseeing instructional budgets, engaging in faculty recruitment, and administration of faculty-serving initiatives
● Partner with Course Research Associate in content creation, evaluation, and edits for the launch of HBX- business education through an innovative online platform
● Collaborate with Research team, faculty members, and internal departments in creation of content for teaching modules and Teaching Notes
● Establish critical relationships with institutions, companies, students, and internal department
● Manage required on-site MBA course curricula for three tenured professors and assist in research management for continuous development and implementation of new information, cases, and products
● Compile and manage all updates to online syllabi for multiple courses; organizes business case edits; orders publications and materials for research/courses; processes new publications and supplements
● Coordinate with Executive Education staff in preparation for annual Women’s Leadership Forum and annual International Women’s Forum conferences; maintains RSVP and speaker list


Boston College

Bachelor's Degree, Linguistics

Harvard University

MA, Management

Harvard University Graduate School of Education