Madeleine “Maddy”, SPHR|SHRM-SCP
Founder|Executive HR Consultant
Madeleine “Maddy”, SPHR|SHRM-SCP : Founder|Executive HR Consultant
Madeleine “Maddy” Mestman is a seasoned Human Resources Professional with over 32 years experience across various industries including: technology, creative media, architecture, beauty, events, hospitality, entertainment, food service, computer gaming, plumbing, construction, healthcare, e-mobility, new energies, real estate, education, financial services, manufacturing and distribution. As a results-oriented and approachable HR business partner, she applies the right combination of knowledge, experience, ingenuity and intuition to align business and people strategies.

In 2000, Maddy harnessed her strengths and business acumen to found People Partners LLC, a full service Human Resources, Learning, and Development Consultancy, serving US and international clients across all industries. In 2020, People Partners, LLC celebrates 20 years of success in providing its 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 HR consultants, matched specifically to companies and their requirements as well the ability to step in with larger HR teams when projects require. People Partners projects range from very short-term to ongoing relationships stretching over years.

People Partners, LLC excels at creating relationships with employees at all levels and developing solutions to challenges that mitigate risk while promoting productivity and loyalty. Ms. Mestman continues to strive for positive and lasting relationships with both her clients and consultants. Much of the success attributed to People Partners stems from building and maintaining relationships through the years. Thanks to these relationships, People Partners has worked both intermittently and continuously with a number of companies, including VizExplorer (7 years), JonesTrading (5 years), Gallant Risk & Insurance Services (4 years), Glen Ivy (3 years), and SB Architects (2 years).

Throughout the past three years, Ms. Mestman’s greatest accomplishments stemmed from her drive to aid her clients in making the most effective decisions for success. In 2018, People Partners, LLC was contracted to provide a team of 6 Interim HR Consultants to serve an international organization pre- and post-Chapter 11 bankruptcy and pre-merger across: Payroll, Benefits, Employee Relations and Compensation. Here, Ms. Mestman was responsible for leading a team of 27 in Human Resources, Payroll, Safety, Travel, Show Labor and Reception/Administration. She stepped in as an interim CHRO, just prior to Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and managed functions toward merger/integration. Similarly, in 2019, People Partners, LLC was contracted by Greenlots to provide a team of 4 Interim HR Consultants, including interim CHRO, during pre and post-acquisition by Shell. Here, Ms. Mestman and her team managed: Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and Risk Management. She stepped in as an interim CPO/CHRO, just prior to acquisition, and managed functions and integration: Compliance, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Systems, Payroll, Benefits, Compensation and Risk Management.

Ms. Mestman is bilingual in Spanish and holds a BA in Literature and Rhetoric from Binghamton University part of the State of New York public education system (SUNY). She is a certified Management Leadership Facilitator through Achieve Global (Zenger Miller), 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. In addition, 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 served as an Advisory Board Member for the Billy Daniels Foundation. Ms. Mestman also founded and served as the Chairwoman for People Partners Closet (501c3), dedicated to serving disadvantaged youth in the local community.