About Us

We provide strategic HR consulting to companies seeking to optimize their investment in human capital with innovative talent and reward solutions that positively impact business performance.

As the Founder and Principal of Beacon HR Advisors, Ed has more than 20 years of diverse experiences in Human Resources as both a consultant and corporate executive. He has designed and implemented total rewards programs that have successfully attracted, engaged and retained key talent in both public and private companies. Ed spent the first part of his career as a consultant with Hay Management Consultants, now Korn Ferry, and Coopers & Lybrand LLP, now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he honed his consultancy skills and gained valuable insights into the HR challenges facing leaders in a variety of industries, geographies and business life cycle stages.

Most recently, Ed was the VP, Global Compensation, Benefits & HRIS at Checkpoint Systems, Inc., serving as top company resource for all compensation, benefits and HR systems initiatives. As a HR Leadership Team member he was involved in broader organization planning initiatives. Before joining Checkpoint, Ed held regional and global HR roles at XL Capital, now XL Catlin, (NYSE: XL) where he delivered global compensation and reward solutions in line with the company’s strategy and compensation philosophy.

Ed is a member of WorldatWork where he has earned his Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation and is also a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP). He serves as compensation advisor and outside Compensation Committee member for a private, multispecialty medical group. Ed received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ursinus College and resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and daughter.

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To help companies improve business performance by leveraging their most important asset – their employees – with innovative HR programs.
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Our Roles as Your Consultant

Senior HR professionals offering our experiences as:

  • Business Partners
  • Teachers / Coaches
  • Employee Advocates
  • Compensation & Benefit Professionals
  • Communication Specialists
  • HR Data & Metrics Analysts
  • Talent Assessment & Management Consultants
  • Employee Engagement Specialists
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Our Approach to Partnering With You

Although we understand that each client and situation is unique, we follow a proven common approach when partnering with our clients.

    • We listen…to learn about your organization structure and culture, your business climate and your human capital challenges and opportunities.
    • We ask questions…to determine our role(s) as your consultant, identifying any opportunities for us to explore related problem(s) and their root cause(s).
    • We analyze…data and other relevant information to understand current state and formulate future state ideas.
    • We offer solutions…that reflect your strategy, typically offering more than one alternative estimating the financial, operational and human impact of our recommendations.
    • We teach / coach…you and your team through the change process so programs can be maintained in-house on an ongoing basis.
  • We follow up…during and after the engagement to ensure that the program(s) are achieving the desired results.
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Benefits of Partnering With Us

    • By partnering with Beacon HR Advisors, you receive advice from both consulting and corporate perspectives.
    • We have many experiences to reference, and we tailor our solutions to meet your strategy and your HR consulting needs.
    • Our solutions are grounded in real world experiences making them effective, yet practical, taking into account the time, money and resources needed to implement flawlessly.
    • Like many of our clients, we too were in senior corporate roles, where we were held accountable for budgets, managing limited resources and achieving increasingly progressive goals each year.
  • Here at Beacon HR Advisors, we want nothing more than for you and your organization to succeed by leveraging your human capital with innovative HR programs.