IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Resources Global Professionals ("RGP") today announced the promotion of Steve Barker to global managing director of Human Capital. Barker will be responsible for the growth and expansion of the Human Capital practice.
"I am very pleased to have Steve in this new role and am excited for the direction of the practice," said Tony Cherbak, chief executive officer and president of RGP. "Throughout his tenure at RGP, Steve has always done a great job of integrating change management strategies into the solutions we bring to our clients' issues."
Barker joined RGP in 2000 to help start the Human Capital practice. He has more than 25 years of Human Capital experience and extensive knowledge of human resources, change management strategies, business transformation, employment risk, operations and employee engagement. Barker's background includes operational business and human capital experience, both from a consultative as well as private industry perspective.
Prior to joining RGP, Barker was a principal at Strategic Employment Solutions, a national employment practice consulting company. He also held the position of vice president of Human Resources for the nationally recognized Centinela Hospital Healthcare Network. In this capacity, he was responsible for all human resources-related functions, strategy and organizational direction."I'm very excited and honored to be leading the Human Capital practice. We are committed to helping our clients manage change in an increasingly complex business environment," said Barker. "Our practice, with its long-standing focus on change management, is uniquely positioned to work with clients to develop innovative and results-focused people strategies." Barker is a frequent guest speaker and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the National Human Resources Association and The California State University Fullerton Leadership Board. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Human Resources, from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. ABOUT RGP RGP, the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, we drive internal change across all parts of a global enterprise - accounting, finance, risk management and internal audit, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, healthcare solutions, and legal and regulatory services.