Helping Firms Redefine Corporate Structures by Jeff Quade

With academic qualifications in industrial and organizational psychology, Jeff Quade utilizes human resources tools in driving organizational excellence. In April, 2010, Jeff Quade was recruited as a Practice Leader with LGE Execs, heading the Austin, Texas, firm’s newly instituted Organizational Effectiveness and Execution group.

One of the key aspects of his work involved assisting businesses with containing costs while retaining market competitiveness and a dynamic, motivated workforce. In particular, recent turbulence in the global economy has served as a catalyst for many firms reexamining their methods of accessing professional talent.

Adopting organizational structures pioneered in the investment banking and entertainment sectors, many companies are moving away from large, multi-leveled internal staffs. Instead, they organize around a small internal base that directs the project-focused efforts of highly qualified external teams. Through streamlining operations and setting in place optimized compensation and rewards systems, companies take advantage of the efficiencies that this corporate structure presents.

Jeff Quade currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources at Austin-based Active Power, Inc., which focuses on energy-efficient flywheel uninterruptible power supply solutions.


About jeffquade

Human resources expert Jeff Quade possesses over 20 years of international executive experience. Working closely with the CEO of LGE Execs as an Organizational Effectiveness Practice Leader, Jeff Quade was instrumental in helping clients increase their effectiveness through organizational restructuring. LGE (Leadership-Growth-Excellence)’s Organization Effectiveness Practice concentrates its efforts in four disciplines: human resources function excellence, senior team effectiveness, change of leadership facilitation, and mergers and acquisitions. The company effects international change from Europe, Asia, and the United States. Throughout his career, Jeffrey Quade has played a vital role in the acquisition of various companies in the diverse areas of business ranging from corporations worth over $700 million dollars to smaller, start-up organizations. He helped a company grow over 25 percent while revamping another’s organizational culture, doubling its earnings. While based in Austin, Texas, Mr. Quade worked in executive leadership positions for Dell Inc., GE Industrial Systems, NetSolve, Inc., Cornerstone Healthcare Group, and HealthTronics, Inc. As Vice President of Human Resources at NetSolve, Jeff Quade paved the way for the company’s acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc. He also spent time in Durham, North Carolina, in the upper echelons of management for Bell & Howell. Drawing upon the skills he obtained as an entrepreneur and executive with Fortune 500 companies, Jeff Quade assists organizations undergoing high levels of change to survive not only intact, but stronger for it. Recognizing that a multi-generational personnel roster is crucial to a productive workplace, he is involved with many organizations that deal with the issues of human resources. Jeffrey Quade’s experience in helping others prepare for acquisition smoothly and seamlessly has benefited many corporations throughout his career. Jeff Quade possesses the ability to recognize and comprehend the small, important details of a company while examining its processes, technologies, and people. Jeff Quade earned his Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Western Kentucky University and his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology at the University of Wisconsin. His specialties include cost containment, succession planning and retention, as well as executive recruitment and staffing.
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