Dr. Solange Charas

Special guest

Human Capital expert with 25+ years experience as Consultant, Practice Leader, Top Corporate Executive, and Board Director across all industry sectors. Adept at the strategic C-Suite/Board level, as well as “roll-up-your-sleeves” tactical level. M&A Due Diligence expert with 70+ completed transactions.

Author of Humanizing Human Capital: Invest in Your People For Optimal Business Returns (with Stela Lupushor) as well a hundreds of articles, book chapters, and citations,

PhD research proves a direct and statistically significant relationship between Boards (4% impact) and C-Suite teams (20% impact) and corporate profitability. Developed proprietary products to effectively create and manage high-performing work teams (PhD focus); and identify organizational effectiveness and ROI of human capital investment.

Creative and innovative HC leadership, program design and culture/climate change agent. Experience in leading large and diverse programs and staffs. Extensive international experience including competency in five languages. Certified Team Coach.

Areas of Expertise:
HC-driven Margin Optimization: Experienced in the analysis and re-engineering of HC process flows, benchmarking and organizational structure to improve operating margins affected by “people” costs as measured by Key Economic Performance Indicators (KEPI). Expert in facilitating collaboration and cooperation amongst various business stakeholders. Correlating HC performance (HCROI, HCVA, etc.) to corporate financial performance to prove out efficiency of and actual returns on human capital budget allocations.

Project Management: Experienced in planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve specific goals related to time-bound strategic projects. Competencies in technical skills and management strategies to deliver project goals and objective, honoring scope, time, and budget constraints.

Mergers & Acquisitions, Divestitures and Post-transaction Integration: Subject matter expert in the HC M&A/Divestiture function with more than 70 transactions completed. Experienced in transaction post-close activities including identification of key business drivers, talent retention, organization redesign/combination and financial impact on margin optimization going forward.

Dr. Solange Charas has been a guest on 1 episode.