A high energy strategic and operational HR leader with 18+ years helping CEOs and Leadership Teams drive organizational effectiveness, both through organic growth and acquisitions.


  • Director, Human Resources (Head of HR)

    at Nuform Building Technologies Inc.

    September 2015 - at Present


    Nuform Building Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of revolutionary building systems in North America and around the world. We serve residential, commercial and industrial building projects with eco-friendly products that are ready to assemble, low maintenance, and engineered to last a lifetime. Reporting to the President and Vice President and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, provide leadership in the development and execution of Nuform's talent strategy.

  • Principal

    at Kris Amaral Consulting Inc.

    March 2014 - at Present


    Providing a variety of human resources consultative services.

  • Head of Human Resources - Canada and US

    at NRI Group

    September 2014 - May 2015


    The NRI Group of companies is Canadian owned with subsidiaries, offices, and projects in the USA and Canada. NRI acquires and holds real estate and personal property with private capital for short and long term investment purposes. The NRI Group employs over 90 people as managers, engineers, and operational staff to provide a specialized approach to industrial transition. Reporting to the Executive Team, led, directed and managed all strategic and operational activities pertaining to organizational development, talent management and engagement for Canada. With oversight of HR operations at our Ohio site, created programs, processes and initiatives that support NRI Global's growth plans and maximize results through talent.

  • National HR Lead/Manager - Operating at Director Level

    at Osram Sylvania Ltd (Previous Subsidiary of Siemens)

    January 2011 - November 2013


    Osram Sylvania is the world’s second largest lighting and materials company, manufacturing and marketing lighting products across a variety of industries and channels. Reporting to the Director, Legal & HR (Tax Lawyer, operating at VP level) and supporting the President and Executive Team, I provided strategic HR leadership and day to day support for the entire Canadian operation. With oversight of one direct report (HR Generalist), I supported an employee population of 240 across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, and which included the team at Encelium Technologies.

  • HR Manager

    at Pelmorex Media Inc.

    September 2005 - December 2010


    PMI’s entrepreneurial business comprises core strengths in product and service innovation. A leader in employment equity and diversity, PMI places value on each of its employees to help achieve its goal of being the best weather-related information services company in Canada. Reporting to the Executive Team and with oversight of 2 indirect reports (HR Coordinators), supported 9 Vice Presidents and 140 employees across 4 business units (Corporate, Sales and Marketing, Technology, Interactive Services).

  • Senior HR Generalist

    at Genpharm

    October 2001 - September 2005


    Leading manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals whose entrepreneurial success is built from the premise that “people matter” and that success comes from the people that make a difference – employees, customers and partners. Promoted from HR Generalist and reporting to the VP HR, contributed to the development of HR strategies, initiatives and policies for approximately 500 staff.

  • Compensation & Benefits Specialist

    at Ontario Store Fixtures

    May 2000 - September 2001


    Leading manufacturer of store fixtures in Canada and operated a Standard Metal, Custom Metal and Wood Division. It counted among its customers such companies as The Limited, Levis and Tommy Hilfiger. Reporting to the Director, HR Planning, was promoted to a dual role which comprised specialist responsibilities for Compensation and Benefits, and generalist responsibilities in supporting the Corporate business units.

  • HR Administrator

    at Ontario Store Fixtures

    October 1998 - May 2000


    Reporting to the HR Manager, joined the Standard Metal unionized manufacturing division and initially worked as the sole HR representative at the Distribution Centre. Within the first 1.5 years, was promoted to a larger unionized manufacturing division (Custom Metal), supporting an employee population of approximately 300, tripling the headcount at the DC.

  • HR Assistant

    at Mount Sinai Hospital

    January 1998 - October 1998


    A fully accredited health care and teaching facility, dedicated to discovering and delivering the best patient care, teaching and research. This role provided administrative support within the areas of Employee Relations, Recruitment and Labour Relations, for an employee population of approximately 4000.


  • CCP - Certified Compensation Professional

    at World At Work Society

    2016 - at Present (2 years)

  • PCP - Payroll Compliance Practitioner

    at CPA

    2014 - at Present (4 years)

  • CHRL

    at HRPA

    2014 - at Present (4 years)

  • CHRP

    at HRPA

    2008 - at Present (10 years)

  • HR Management

    at Humber College

    1996 - 1997 (1 year)

  • BA - Political Science

    at York University

    1990 - 1994 (4 years) Ontario

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