UnCommon Human Resources
Approaching business transitions with uncommon sense
Dale Bernstein Bio
Dale Bernstein is a highly skilled Chief Human Resource Officer with a proven track record of successful transformational culture change in a fast paced, high profile, rapidly changing global business environment.  Ms. Bernstein serves as a trusted confidant and advisor to Board members, management, and employees.  Ms. Bernstein is known for her hands-on, cost-effective, and client-focused solutions addressing today's challenging business environment.

Prior to founding UnCommon Human Resources, Ms. Bernstein was the Global Chief Human Resource Officer for NYSE Euronext.  She was a member of the  Management and Operating Committees, the  Listings and Compliance Committee and served as a Director of the NYSE Foundation.  Ms. Bernstein was the business liaison to the Human Resources and Compensation Committees of the Board for both NYSE Euronext and NYSE Regulation.

Prior to joining the NYSE, Ms. Bernstein was employed by RCA Corporation, holding Human Resources positions at RCA Records, the Hertz Corporation, and RCA Corporate Headquarters.   

Ms. Bernstein is a member of several professional organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management and HR Planning and Strategy.  She is a member of the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers and was a Girl Scouts of New York Woman of Distinction.  She serves on the Board of the Alumni Association for the Industrial and Labor Relations School (ILR) of Cornell University and as a member of the steering committee and vice chair of the diversity committee for President’s Council of Cornell Women.

Ms.Bernstein is also a member of the executive committee of the national board of PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays.)  In addition, Ms. Bernstein is a board member of Wingspan Arts, whose mission is to connect the arts to life, particularly for young audiences.
Significant projects:
  • Conducted an in-depth audit of the HR function of a financial services organization; issued a detailed analysis with actionable recommendations.  Assisted the organization in the implementation of recommendations.
  • Coached a line SVP new to the HR function on the nuances of the HR role; served as an experienced HR knowledge source
  • Led the HR implementation of the IPO of the NYSE, including organizational structure, staffing selections, design of equity programs, preparation of government filings
  • Drove the integration at NYSE Euronext with regional headquarters in seven US and European cities, ensuring the right people, programs and polices were in place for the merged company to deliver on its strategic goals
  • Worked with a private-equity funded start up to develop all HR and administrative processes and procedures including executive compensation, employee contracts and equity plans
  • Advised the CEO of a national not-for-profit on employee relations issues and board/staff role definition; ensured that the organization's policies, procedures and programs are in line with the desired organizational culture
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