Madeleine “Maddy”, SPHR|SHRM-SCP
Founder|Executive HR Consultant
Madeleine “Maddy”, SPHR|SHRM-SCP : Founder|Executive HR Consultant
Ms. Mestman is a results-oriented HR business partner with the right combination of knowledge, experience, ingenuity and intuition to align business and people strategies successfully. Her enthusiastic approach to complex challenges has proven valuable throughout her career with companies large and small including: Wells Fargo Bank, The Walt Disney Company, Guess?, Nestle USA, Sony Electronics and various other clients.

Maddy’s strengths include: partnering with start-ups and organizations experiencing rapid growth or change, diving into complex HR situations and functioning as a “fixer”, partnering on mergers and acquisitions, managing complex employee relations and performance management, evaluating employment law compliance including wage and hour, managing investigations, facilitating employee and management development training, conducting HR audits, managing workforce reductions and developing and implementing employee handbooks/policies.

Ms. Mestman excels at creating relationships with employees at all levels and developing solutions to challenges that both mitigate risk and promote productivity and loyalty.

In 2000, Maddy harnessed her strengths and business acumen to found People Partners LLC, a full service Human Resources and Learning and Development Consultancy serving US and international clients across all industries including as example: technology, creative media, internet-based businesses, hospitality, entertainment, computer gaming, plumbing, construction, healthcare, education, financial services, manufacturing, distribution and food service.

People Partners, LLC is celebrating 19 years of success in providing our clients with a comprehensive range of human resources services that support their goals and help them realize their business visions. People Partners, LLC has grown exponentially in recent years due to our continued success in the placement of talented part-time HR consultants, matched specifically to companies and their requirements.

Ms. Mestman holds a BA in Literature and Rhetoric from SUNY at Binghamton, is a certified Management Leadership Facilitator through Achieve Global (Zenger Miller) and is fluent in Spanish. She is a certified Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and a certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute. Ms. Mestman co-founded the Southern California Wine Country SHRM Chapter, founded the Temecula-based Senior Human Resources Roundtable, co-founded the Southern California Wine Country - Executive Leadership Forum, and is an Advisory Board Member for the Billy Daniels Foundation. Ms. Mestman also serves as the Chairwoman for People Partner Closet (501c3) dedicated to serving disadvantaged youth in the local community.