Richard Winter, a Florida International University graduate, this week was named senior vice president and director of Human Resources for Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and asset management firm based in Massachusetts.
As head of HR, Winter will administer the company’s employee benefit plans in compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as support recruitment, training, staff development and strategic initiatives.
“Rick has extensive experience leading human resources initiatives for companies with thousands of employees,” Brookwood’s Chairman and CEO Thomas Nicholas Trkla said. “Given our recent and expected firm growth, he will help ensure our most important asset, our employees, are appropriately supported.”
Having doubled its staff in just the past nine months, the firm now operates in eight states with 20 offices and anticipates continued rapid growth. Trkla expressed confidence in Winter’s experience and approach.
“We needed someone with Rick’s extensive experience, knowledge and temperament to be part of our senior management team to make certain that as we grow, the needs of our employees are met… ,” he said. “I have every confidence that Rick will be a valued member of Brookwood and make immediate contributions to the firm.”
Before joining the firm, Winter worked as a regional HR manager for Aggregate Industries and previously served in a similar capacity for Hyatt Hotels in Boston.