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.