Experienced Legal, Human Resource & Operations Leader
- Trinidad and Tobago
Hayden Creque's Overview
- Manager - Human Resources at Aegis Business Solutions Ltd.
Saint Mary's College (CIC) Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
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
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
October 2013 – Present (7 months) Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry
May 2012 – April 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.
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Philanthropy industry
June 2010 – September 2012 (2 years 4 months) Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Trustees oversee the foundation's grant-making, community leadership development and public policy programs.
Creque Law, LLC
April 2011 – May 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
VP, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary - Head of Human Resources and Operations
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
October 2006 – April 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.
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 2004 – October 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
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TDS; Telecommunications industry
April 1991 – August 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
- Center for Creative Leadership - Leadership Development Program
Hayden Creque's Languages
Spanish(Limited working proficiency)
Hayden Creque's Skills & Expertise
- Contract Litigation
- Commercial Matters
- Operations Management
- Company Representation
- Employment Matters
- Privacy Law
- Employment Law
- Corporate Law
- Commercial Litigation
- System Administration
- Corporate Governance
- New Business Development
- Contract Negotiation
- Strategic Planning
- Program Management
- Cross-functional Team Leadership
- Human Resources
- Legal Research
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Project Management
Hayden Creque's Publications
Authors: Hayden Creque, Irvin Schein
- ACC Docket - The Journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel
- March 1, 2010
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.
- ACC Annual Meeting Presentation
- October 1, 2009
This session focuses on small, privately held companies who are involved in building and maintaining an effective compliance program on a limited budget.
- May 18, 2011
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.
- June 16, 2011
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.
- June 28, 2011
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
J.D. Cum Laude, Law
2001 – 2004
Certificate in International Law and Business
Activities and Societies: Moot Court Board: Jessup International Moot Court Competition. Wisconsin International Law Journal:Technical Editor.
B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Business (Concentration in Management)
1992 – 2000
1990 – 1992
Saint Mary's College (CIC) Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
8 O-Levels, Sciences
1982 – 1988
Hayden Creque's Additional Information
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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