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David Shane Fake

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David Shane Fake


HR Executive

Orlando, FL

Name: David Shane Fake

Qualification: Human Resources Executive

Address: 22 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 808-3131

email: davefake@yahoo.com

LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/davidfake



Human Resources Executive with strong business acumen and over 23 years of progressive experience in managing corporate HR and operations. Extensive experience in partnering with senior executives and line managers to assess, manage, and fulfill human capital needs concurrent with the administration of employee relations, training, and health and wellness programs.

– Solid management expertise with the ability to both execute and delegate tasks

– Strong team player with demonstrated proficiency in working productively, diplomatically, and collaboratively with all levels and demographics of staff to ensure successful business strategy implementation

– Exceptional training, development and facilitation skills

– Excellent communication and service-related skills

–  Creative thinker; accomplished in catalyzing profitable and orderly workforce change

– Proven ability to establish priorities, work independently and execute multiple, complex projects with a focus on bottom-line results



Title: Senior Manager, Human Resources

Company: KemPharm, Inc.

Location: Celebration, FL

Dates of Employment: 08/2015 – 03/2019

KemPharm is a start-up clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, research, and development of proprietary prodrugs that are designed to abuse-deterrent in application while not compromising effectiveness of the drug.

– Hired to develop and establish a corporate HR department

– Planned and recruited for growth/maintenance of Company in three states

– Wrote and implemented an FDA-compliant employee policy/procedure handbook

– Managed Human Resources for employees located in multi-state facilities

Human Resources Leadership

– Collaboration with executives, department leaders and line managers to provide Human Resources leadership and consultation on strategic and people-related matters by offering innovative solutions

– Provide managers and employees with counsel on management/employee-related matters including the annual performance management process

– Coordinating and overseeing restructure and reductions as necessary, including impact assessment, planning, scripting and delivery of communication to affected employees as well as those remaining

– Investigating and responding to EEOC inquiries and filings

– Developing salary matrices to unify titles, salaries, pay increases and promotions across groups and brands

– Designing and maintaining user-friendly Human Resources Intranet portal for employees with intuitive processes for new employees and managers

– Providing managers and employees with sound counsel in management/employee-related matters; including annual performance management process

– Implementation of new policies, procedures, and programs

– Employee Investigations

Training and Development

– Development, design and facilitation of corporate training including Sexual Harassment Awareness for employees and managers, HR Legal and Management Skills, Manager Interview Skills training, Diversity and Inclusion, and Performance Management/Self-Assessment for managers and employees

– Development and facilitation of New Employee Orientation and On-boarding process for new employees

– Development and facilitation of acquisition integration training

– Providing problem resolution and career counseling to employees and management

– Human Resources reporting

– Development and management of electronic process for exit interviews to track turnover data and determine trends

– Conducting ongoing meetings with senior executives and department leaders to review HR reporting, open positions, hiring, turnover, and trends to anticipate changes within their departments and/or groups

– Overseeing multi-state Workers’ Compensation administration and reporting

– Employee records and HRIS systems maintenance

– Maintenance of data for Affirmative Action reporting including preparation of annual AAP, and proposal of subsequent action/initiatives for entire facility (1,200+ employees)

Benefits & Payroll Administration

– Research, negotiation and development of benefit plans to meet employee population needs

– Development and facilitation of benefits open enrollment training

– Administration and audit 401(k) plans

– Rollout and conversion to/from multiple payroll platforms

– Payroll processing

– Human Resources recruitment

– Development and maintenance of recruitment pipeline

– Identification, interview, and recommendation/selection of candidates for placement

– Management of outside agencies for temporary staffing needs; including communication, and negotiation


Title: Director of Human Resources

Company: Risk Transfer Holdings

Location: Orlando, FL

Dates of Employment: 03/2013 – 06/2015

A provider and manager of Workers’ Compensation insurance programs and technologies that control the cost of risk for its insurance partners and policyholders, as well protects the insurability of its clients. Hired to develop and establish a corporate HR department due to growth of Company.

– Solely responsible for plan and recruitment for growth from 45 to 95 employees

– Sat on Executive Officer’s Board (EOB)

– Led Management Advisory Board (MAB)

– Unofficially dubbed “Corporate Cultural Minister” by CEO and Partners

– Managed Operations and Facilities in addition to HR


Title: Human Resources Contract Consultant

Company: Triad Isotopes

Location: Orlando, FL

Dates of Employment: 09/2011 – 01/2012

A national radiopharmaceutical company dedicated to Nuclear Medicine. Triad owns and operates radiopharmacies and cyclotron facilities and employs over 1,000 employees. Developed, designed, and rolled out a fully compliant employee policy/procedure handbook.


Title: Human Resources Manager

Company: Bonnier Corporation/World Publishing

Location: Winter Park, FL

Dates of Employment: 03/2007 – 09/2011

One of the 10 largest consumer publishing groups in the US that produced over 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia products. With over 1,000 employees, the Company’s magazine brands included Babytalk, Caribbean Travel + Life, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Field & Stream, Parenting, Popular Photography, Popular Science, Saveur, TransWorld Ride BMX, TransWorld SKATEboarding, TransWorld SURF, and Yachting, among others.

– Hired to develop and establish Human Resources presence, best practices and business partnerships where none existed due to anticipated growth

– Integrated company growth due to creation of new brands and acquisitions. Employee population grew from 350 to over 1,200 during employment

– Developed and implemented new policies, procedures, and programs

– Developed, produced, and published Management Update, an e-newsletter for managers

– Provided Human Resources Management for a demographically diverse employee population due to the extreme diversity of published titles


Title: Human Resources Business Partner

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (dba Harcourt Educational Publishers)

Location: Orlando, FL

Dates of Employment: 10/1998 – 02/2007

A global education company providing students and teachers with textbooks, eLearning materials, assessments, and professional development programs. Harcourt Educational Publishers is now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Progressive Titles Held:  Human Resources Generalist, Human Resources Administrator, Human Resources Representative, and Human Resources Recruiter

– Developed HR presence and business partnership by proactively providing Human Resources leadership and consultation on strategic and people-related matters to Harcourt School Publishes (1,200+ employees) by working collaboratively with business leaders and managers.

– Sat as Chair for Corporate Values Committee

– Planned and conducted annual employee service awards banquet

– Created and managed quarterly employee newsletter


Title: Recruiter/Client Services Representative

Company: Drake International

Location: Plantation, FL

Dates of Employment: 10/1996 – 10/1998

A Canadian-based global training and recruitment company specializing in employment analysis, assessment, and certification. Plantation Branch was solely responsible for Princess Cruises’ Ft. Lauderdale shore-side operations and guest relations.


Title: Walt Disney World College Program/Resort Operations

Company: Walt Disney World Attractions/Walt Disney World Resorts

Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL

Dates of Employment: 01/1994 – 01/1997

Walt Disney World/Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts | Lake Buena Vista, FL | 1994 – 1997

Walt Disney World College Program | Curriculum: Managing and Communicating | 1994



BS Communications and Public Relations

Ball State University

Muncie, IN


Professional Skills:

Employee Relations

Performance Management

Career Counseling


Benefits Admin

Training & Development



Team Leadership



Organizational & Cultural Development

HR Legal Counseling

Succession Planning


Payroll Administration & Processing

Operations & Facilities Management


Affirmative Action Planning

Project Management

Public Relations


Technical Skills:

Mac & PC Platforms

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

PeopleSoft, ADP & Paychex

Technologically & Electronically Savvy


Personal Skills:


Time Management


Fast Learner





Affiliations and Certifications:

PHR Certified/Member, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), 2001

Certified Trainer, Development Dimensions International (DDI), 2005

Leadership Orlando, Central Florida Partnership & Orlando, Inc., Class #89

City of Orlando’s Mayor’s City Academy, Class of 2016

Member, Greater Orlando Society for Human Resources Management (GOSHRM)

Member, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)

Committee Member and Subcommittee Chair, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida’s Walk For Wishes, 2012 – 2015

Founding Board Member/Governing Board of Directors Secretary, Access Charter School, 2010 – 2012 (An Orange County Public Schools school for 6th through 12th grade children with autism and other special needs)



  • Administration
  • ADP
  • Affirmative Action Planning
  • Benefits
  • Budgeting/Planning
  • Career Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Compensation
  • Dedicated
  • Diversity
  • Employee Relations
  • fast learner
  • Hard-working
  • HR Legal Counseling
  • Mac & PC Platforms
  • management
  • Mediation
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Operations & Facilities
  • Organization
  • Organizational & Cultural Development
  • Paychex
  • Payroll Administration & Processing
  • PeopleSoft
  • Performance Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations
  • Reliable
  • Reporting
  • Succession Planning
  • Team Leadership
  • Technologically & Electronically Savvy
  • Time management
  • Training & Development
  • Programming
  • Updated 12 months ago

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