Hayden Creque

Hayden Creque

Experienced Legal, Human Resource & Operations Leader

Location
Trinidad and Tobago
Industry
Outsourcing/Offshoring

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Hayden Creque's Overview

Current
  • Manager - Human Resources at Aegis Business Solutions Ltd.
Past
  • Board Member at YMCA of St. Cloud
  • VP, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary - Head of Human Resources and Operations at W3i Holdings, LLC
  • Attorney at Lindquist & Vennum PLLP
  • Manager Project Management, General Manager, Associate Manager Customer Support at TDS TELECOM
Education
  • Saint Mary's College (CIC) Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Connections

500+ connections

Hayden Creque's Summary

Hayden‘s career spans more than two decades in law, business management and human resources. He currently heads Aegis' human resources team and hr consulting practice.

Hayden provides counsel in diverse matters, including business, governance, employment, litigation, information security, privacy, and internet law. A seasoned negotiator, he has worked on myriad agreements including search agreements software distribution and licensing agreements, and business unit sales.

Hayden has a proven human resource record optimizing recruitment, training and retention programs to achieve talent maximization.

Hayden Creque's Experience

Manager - Human Resources

Aegis Business Solutions Ltd.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2013Present (7 months) Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources

API Healthcare

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

May 2012April 2013 (1 year) Greater Milwaukee Area

Drafted, reviewed and negotiated a variety of healthcare technology agreements, including software licensing, services and equipment, and strategic partnership contracts.

Served as primary counsel on all operations, employment and compliance matters.

Led the Human Resources function, articulated and executed the company's Human Resource strategies.

Board Member

Blandin Foundation

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Philanthropy industry

June 2010September 2012 (2 years 4 months) Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Trustees oversee the foundation's grant-making, community leadership development and public policy programs.

Attorney

Creque Law, LLC

April 2011May 2012 (1 year 2 months) St. Cloud, Minnesota Area

Prepared legal memoranda

Counseled clients on entity formation, and corporate governance

Designed clients consumer-facing privacy programs and policies and obtain third-party practice certification

Drafted services, independent contractor, non-disclosure, non-compete, and buy-sell agreements

Represented clients in general commercial, shareholder and employment disputes

Board Member

YMCA of St. Cloud

December 2010January 2012 (1 year 2 months) St. Cloud, Minnesota Area

Board members oversee execution of the Y's mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

VP, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary - Head of Human Resources and Operations

W3i Holdings, LLC

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

October 2006April 2011 (4 years 7 months) St. Cloud, Minnesota Area

Reported to the Chief Executive Officer and led a team of legal, administration, human resource, and operations professionals.

Served as secretary to the board of governors.

Drafted company standard contracts, privacy policies, and terms of use.

Architected the company's desktop and mobile software distribution privacy program to ensure online compliance with FTC Section V, COPPA, and the Can-Spam Act.

Led Human Resources, including assessment of policies, hiring, and pay practices.

Led Operations and developed efficiencies in client onboarding, while increasing efficacy of the company's testing and quality assurance programs.

Oversaw the company's business cycle, including the talent review, strategy development, and budgeting process.

Partnership; 201-500 employees; Law Practice industry

September 2004October 2006 (2 years 2 months)

Prepared and argued motions.

Took and defended depositions.

Prepared discovery and discovery responses.

Conducted legal research on myriad issues.

Researched and prepared memoranda on legal issues.

Manager Project Management, General Manager, Associate Manager Customer Support

TDS TELECOM

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TDS; Telecommunications industry

April 1991August 2001 (10 years 5 months)

Manager Project Management
Led project teams of varying disciplines in the research, development, and deployment of new services, processes, procedures, and operational support systems.

Worked on systems integration initiatives that streamlined efficiency and reduced customer response times.

General Manager - TDS Telecom of Deposit NY
Oversaw company's operations, personnel, public relations, planning, strategy, and marketing.

Ensured high quality service by leading a highly motivated team through a period of significant transition.

Associate Manager Customer Support
Assembled a cross-functional team and successfully implemented a critical internal support function, impacting over 100 business offices in 29 states.

Developed proposals for enhancements to all systems in response to changing business needs and oversaw the introduction of automated call center systems.

Hayden Creque's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Center for Creative Leadership - Leadership Development Program

Hayden Creque's Languages

  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)

Hayden Creque's Skills & Expertise

  1. Contract Litigation
  2. Commercial Matters
  3. Operations Management
  4. Administration
  5. Company Representation
  6. Employment Matters
  7. Privacy Law
  8. Employment Law
  9. Corporate Law
  10. Commercial Litigation
  11. System Administration
  12. Corporate Governance
  13. New Business Development
  14. Contract Negotiation
  15. Leadership
  16. Strategic Planning
  17. Litigation
  18. Program Management
  19. Management
  20. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  21. Human Resources
  22. Legal Research
  23. Strategy
  24. Negotiation
  25. Mergers & Acquisitions
  26. Marketing
  27. Project Management

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Hayden Creque's Publications

  • A Primer on Retaining and Relating to Outside Counsel

    • ACC Docket - The Journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel
    • March 1, 2010
    Authors: Hayden Creque, Irvin Schein

    In the current economy, new approaches are necessary when engaging and dealing with outside counsel. Foremost is the criticality of selecting outside counsel to ensure alignment with the needs of your business.

  • Effective Compliance on a Shoestring Budget

    • ACC Annual Meeting Presentation
    • October 1, 2009
    Authors: Hayden Creque, Jean Robertson, Gerard Cavaluzzi

    This session focuses on small, privately held companies who are involved in building and maintaining an effective compliance program on a limited budget.

  • Minnesota Senators’ Consumer Protection Concerns Signal Changes for Mobile Developers

    • Tech{dot}Mn
    • May 18, 2011
    Authors: Hayden Creque

    In 2011, both of Minnesota’s Senators have called for change in mobile device practices. This article recaps their efforts along with best practices for companies operating in the space.

  • Franken Moves to Protect Location Privacy

    • Tech{dot}Mn
    • June 16, 2011
    Authors: Hayden Creque

    On June 15, just over a month after chairing hearings that questioned Apple and Google on their data collection practices Senator Franken introduced a co-sponsored bill that seeks to protect smartphone location privacy.

  • Security Breach Primer

    • Tech{dot}Mn
    • June 28, 2011
    Authors: Hayden Creque

    This article outlines the legal requirements when an organization detects a security breach, gives an overview of incident response planning and provides tips for preventing and responding to security breaches.

Hayden Creque's Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison

J.D. Cum Laude, Law

20012004

Certificate in International Law and Business

Activities and Societies: Moot Court Board: Jessup International Moot Court Competition. Wisconsin International Law Journal:Technical Editor.

Edgewood College

B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Business (Concentration in Management)

19922000

Madison Area Technical College

A.A.S., Accounting

19901992

Saint Mary's College (CIC) Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

8 O-Levels, Sciences

19821988

Hayden Creque's Additional Information

Interests:

Disruptive Technologies, New Business Opportunities, Career Opportunities, Consulting Opportunities

Groups and Associations:

Minnesota State Bar Association State Bar of Wisconsin Association of Corporate Counsel International Association of Privacy Professionals (Past Member) Mobile Marketing Association (Past Member)

Honors and Awards:

ROI Magazine: 5 Under 40 Award - January 2011
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