Name/Contact Info

Janet Rockas

Position Sought

Human Resources Manager/Director


Janet M. Rockas





Professional Experience



SIMON GOLUB & SONS, INC. - SHRENUJ                                               2009-Present

Manager Human Resources

Sr. HR Business Partner in developing and managing recruiting, performance management, training, and compensation analysis.  Ensure alignment between HR policies, programs, compliance and business initiatives.  Manage payroll, benefits administration, building operations, and event planning. Negotiated health care plan, ($300k in savings to company).  Selected new payroll product, implemented installation and trained all employees on use. Regularly interact with senior management to inform and support the integration of new owner’s presence in the United States (Currently in 17 States).  Company manufactures fine jewelry and diamond sales.

PORT LUDLOW ASSOCIATES, L.L.C.                                                       2007-Present

Real Estate Sales Representative

Generate interest in sales of Port Ludlow luxury homes.  Coordinate with construction team for presales, remodels and special events.  This is a weekend part time position.  I am a licensed real estate broker.


HR Consultant                                                                                             2008-2009

The Boeing Company, Everett, WA – H.R. Investigations, (Contract through Comforce)

Performed internal investigations, summarized facts, presented recommendations.


Fugro Seafloor Surveys, Inc., Seattle, WA, - Sr. HR Generalist, (Contract through HR Talent Source). Contracted to support newly hired H.R. Director in setting up new systems that brought the organization in compliance, streamlined practices, and organized archives. Recruited for new positions.


PIONEER PROPERTY GROUP, Seattle, WA                                                2006-2007

Director Human Resources, Conversion, Business & Legal, and Office Manager

Acted as a strategic business partner with the effective delivery of condominium conversion projects.  Functioned as a member of the management team to ensure all HR programs aligned with the business plan.  Volunteer for one year before being hired.  This was a startup company with 7 employees at the time of hire and grew to 42.  Coached and supported the Executive Assistant with H.R. issues, organization of employee files, benefit renewal, and compliance.  Reconciliation of 2 years bank statements and filing.  Company is out of business due to downturn in the housing market.



UNICO, Seattle, WA                                                                                       2003-2006

Director Human Resources

Provided leadership and support to the executive team during strategic planning sessions to assess the impact of strategic goals and objectives on existing HR infrastructures.  Strategically designed, developed, aligned and implemented HR systems to assure maximum effectiveness as well as legal and regulatory compliance.  Created the human resources department from the ground up.  Developed systems and procedures to generate a cohesive team environment.  Partnered with the executive team to establish a new brand within the organization and community.  Responsibilities included: Job analysis and creating job descriptions, recruiting, compensation analysis, training, safety program for engineering staff, and coaching.  Payroll, benefit administration, EEO/Affirmative Action Plan development.  Worked in multi-states- WA, OR, ID, and CA.  Developed and trained HR Generalist, and Office Assistant.  Company downsized and outsourced many departments including Human Resources.


TARGETED GENETICS, Seattle, WA                                                            2001-2003

Director Human Resources

Managed the effective delivery of all HR programs.  Functioned as a member of the management team to promote and ensure HR aligned with the business plan. Selected and implemented new HRIS program, managed recruiting, immigration, EEO/Affirmative Action, compensation plan, payroll, and benefits. Mentored and trained HR Specialist.  Planned, organized and executed the reduction of force. Company lost grant funding and downsized, now out of business. 


VITESSA, Seattle, WA                                                                                    2000-2001

Human Resources Manager

Start up technology service provider offered the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with an exciting creative group.  Partnered with V.P of HR in developing and managing human resources programs, recruiting, and solutions in a startup environment. Acted as a group champion in ensuring alignment between HR policies and programs and business initiatives.  Regularly interacted with senior management.  Assisted with 5 rounds of layoffs before leaving the organization.  Company went out of business.


STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY, Seattle, WA                                        1995-2001

Trained new hires in customer service skills, food handling, and closing procedures.

Worked with the company music director in delivering a weekend concert program, created several coffee tasting events, and volunteered on the merchandising board in creating innovative ideas. (This was a part time second job and just great fun)



WRIGHT RUNSTAD & COMPANY, Seattle, WA                                        1995-2000

Director of Human Resources

Reported directly to the President and partnered with the executive team to develop HR strategy and infrastructure that aligned policies and procedures with organizational vision and goals of this premier developer.  Established the HR department after demonstrating the need and value.  Initially employed as the Payroll & Benefits Manager.  Multi-state presence in AK, WA, OR, and CA.  Negotiated and implemented new payroll system, HRIS system, and benefits programs.  Created Affirmative Action Plan, coaching, training matrix, and job family development.  Dedicated to the successful acquisition and transition to Equity Office Properties.  Company sold 90% of portfolio, downsized and outsourced HR.





2008 - Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Professional HR Management Course completed – received National Certification in Human Resources Management.

2003 - Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Professional HR Management course completed - received National Certification in Human Resources Management, and PHR designation.

1998 - Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Professional HR Management course completed - received National Certification in Human Resources Management.

1997 - University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Attended the University of Washington Extension Program from September 1996 through May 1997 and received Certification in Human Resources Management.


Skills/Other Information



·         Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Member since 1992

·         West Sound Wildlife Shelter Volunteer and Steering Committee Member, Bainbridge Island, 2007-Present.

·         Licensed Real Estate Broker, 2007 to present.

·         Member of the Diversity Taskforce/Seattle Chamber, 2003-2006.

·         Community Investment Program Coordinator for Unico, (18 projects in all).  Awarded for this event by the Association of Washington Businesses, Spring 2004.

·         Seattle Rebuilding Together - Program Coordinator, 2003-2006.

·         Bainbridge Island Teen Center (kids at risk for suicide)   Board Member, 2004-2005.

·         Chicken Soup Brigade – Volunteer & Board Member 1992 – 1997

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