Chris has over 25 years of professional work experience in product management, strategy development, and operations. She spent her career working for Motorola Solutions, Inc. While at Motorola Solutions, Chris was a product and portfolio manager for several different products within the Government Solutions division driving the strategy and product roadmap for mission-critical solutions for public safety and commercial customers. Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Chris joined the team in the Fall of 2017 and is using this opportunity to continue to hone her skills as a valued team member of Auxin Group.
We are a team of relationship builders, we are great listeners, and we are strong believers in collaboration and trust. Our goal is to create value for our clients and the consultants we place. Regardless of the need, whether it’s immediate, interim, or long-term, we are your dedicated team of problem solvers. Adhoc consulting services can be provided where specific expertise is required from time to time, or to solve a specific business problem.
Alex comes from a background of health and safety and is experienced in emergency management, staff development, and performance management. He is effective in county and local government settings, with exposure to corporate environments through HR consulting and known for increasing efficiency, collaboration, and preparedness in client groups. Alex’s talent is organization and time management. Multi-tasking, project management, scheduling, meeting deadlines, attention to detail, and critical thinking are standards that are basic foundations for him. His leadership, teamwork and group coordination, along with listening skills, training and instruction, downward and upward communication, and problem solving are what he is known for.
Neil’s passion is to create elegant business solutions that leverage cutting-edge technology to empower individuals and businesses to deliver their best work. Neil created our cloud-based HR Compensation management solution, SimplyMerit, after seeing a study from Loyola University Chicago that found that 40% of companies in the U.S., regardless of industry or size, use spreadsheets to manage their annual merit processes. Further research found that there was no good alternative available for mid-sized companies to move away from spreadsheets and into a modern, simple application. SimplyMerit not only engages managers, but empowers the leadership team to make informed, accurate, and data-driven merit and bonus recommendations. SimplyMerit is the result of his passion to tackle business problems head-on, leveraging modern technology to its fullest extent, in order to deliver an exceptional user experience in the area of HR Compensation Management.
After 25 years working with companies (practitioner and consultant), it was time for me to form a company that I truly believe in. I feel it shouldn’t be difficult to embrace balance and growth. Many have their own recipe but mine is pretty simple – work, volunteer, and play. When someone focuses on only one or two of these, growth stagnates. With life’s constant roller coaster ride, yes, I see the balance of these three tenets shift (here and there), but one really needs to keep each of these in a good proportion. Why… Work is clear (at least to me) – get paid for something you are good at; you don’t have to be a maniac about it. Get a reward for your contribution and effort. A job well done feels important when one is paid for one’s talents. Retirement rusts. Keep working. Volunteer to give back and find an organization that makes your heart smile. Recognition does come with this effort but it is really the self reflection that makes this important. I’ve seen many people ‘volunteer’ and the output varies from one person to another. It may have made the heart smile that they showed their support by just being present and some may have spent enormous hours/days/weeks to help – support does not have a solid measure when one volunteers their time or money but the internal reflection does – however much one can give and make their own heart smile, the world is a better place. Play to keep and/or improve family relations and maintain good health. When one only has ‘play’ on their task list, they do not remain current and the difference in conversations start, leading to differences in personalities, and ultimately separation and distance. Teach kids by example that life involves work, volunteering, and yes…it also includes play. All in a rotating, shifting balance. Health is key and should not be taken for granted. Sedentary lifestyles will lead to that “ultimate horizontal position.” Move, find the fun, energize the mind and body. Now to grow… If you keep these at the status quo level, do the same thing, the same way, ugh…life will get boring…rust happens. Therefore, the thought is to contribute to organizations that need help. Get paid commensurately for the work we do – as a virtual team and very low overhead, costs should prove to be more than competitive. Establish access and exposure to advanced developmental programs that ensure we stay ahead of the curve as much as we can. Focus development and growth as a main element of compensation. Collaborate within teams and with our clients to help us understand and feel our strengths that allow us to truly step back, see ourselves as others do – then seek to understand those areas within ourselves that need to be shined up a bit. That’s what I’m about…no secret magic here. Just a recipe that feels like it will offer a pretty good change up to the services industry. Call me…check us out…we are getting ready for the virtual world, giving flexible work opportunities to those whom want to work, and shining up our skills along the way.
Prior to raising children, Rebecca was the Classified Sales Manager for Hanley-Wood, LLC. She handled the business to business advertising sales for three trade publications in the commercial construction market. She hopes to gain new exposure and experience with Auxin Group by working virtually with other professionals to develop her skills.
Tracy has been a leader for several creative initiatives throughout her career. She has managed projects for several businesses, including website build-out, brand identity, advertising, sales, process mapping, and logistics. Her attention to detail, high-energy, and diverse thought motivates her peers at Auxin to think outside of the box. Previously, Tracy leveraged her education in business and design by selling advertising to small and medium-sized businesses for Donnelly RHD, Ameritech, and SBC, where she handled more than $1 million in sales annually. Her management, sales, and marketing experience, and leadership skills that have proven invaluable to the Auxin team.
Nina was an HR professional for 13 years at a Fortune 500 company when she left to raise her family. Over the last several years, she has taken active leadership roles at Auxin, while also volunteering at her children’s school. Auxin Group provides her the opportunity to contribute her skills to a unique organization while working on a collaborative team of professionals. Not only is Nina thriving on the development and training that is offered, but it also allows her to reignite the learnings she gained from her MBA.
Kelly Greffin brings a wide variety of veteran leadership experience and project management skills to the Auxin team. During her 12 years with American Express, Kelly sharpened her human resources experience by designing and implementing key strategic processes and procedures, improving efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Kelly brings her high energy, results-oriented leadership to Auxin to exceed our clients’ expectations delivering quality results. In her free time, she loves to travel, cook and frequent fine dining establishments to fill her foodie needs.
When funding is available, companies invest the resources to develop, write, and issue an RFP. The RFP process is thorough and time-consuming. It is especially time consuming when looking for the best way to obtain a product or service that doesn’t currently exist. MorganHR powers this process with our Auxin Group project consultants. Our team of consultants develops and manages the RFI and RFP processes to ensure a standardized, complete, and cost-effective sourcing of technology and services. Our packaged RFI/P Management Service can be designed as a one-time project or as a retained service.
Delivering valued work requires more than a strategy, project plans, and resources. Exceptional work is created only when together, with our clients, we follow these three principles.
It only works well when our clients share goals, provide opinions, and guide effort along the journey
Do Work that Matters
It feels better when clients are happy, stakeholders approve, and team associates are impassioned to work.
It’s simple – deliver on commitments and earn the client’s recognition of a job well done.