Victor Melendez, Senior Human Resources Business Partner with AltaMed Health Services Corporation since 2009, oversees about 2,000 employees in more than 50 locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

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Human resources and organizational development executive Victor Melendez has saved companies millions of dollars during his career. Currently functioning as AltaMed Health Services Corporation’s Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Victor Melendez began his long career with the state of Arizona and served in several positions over 13 years, most notably as Director of Equal Employment Opportunity.

In that position, Victor Melendez’s duties included ruling on equal employment opportunity and affirmative action complaints and making sure they were filed correctly. Victor Melendez started International Consulting Associates after he left his position with the state, functioning as owner and operator and engaging in human resource policy-making, benefit and compensation plan development, and organizational planning for various companies. Victor Melendez left the position for a job with LSG Sky Chefs, where he acted as Human Resources Manager. Melendez attracted executives and new employees to the company. Melendez saved the company $100,000 when he helped limit occupational safety incidents by 40 percent.

As Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development for MTD Southwest Inc., Victor Melendez led the company to save $4.1 million when he worked out a benefits plan, updated a time-keeping program, performed an organizational evaluation, and reduced accidents. As Director of Human Resources for Fresenius Medical Care North America, Melendez aided the company in saving $250,000 when he reduced jobless claims by 6 percent. Continuing on to work as West Region Director of Human Resources for Kindred Healthcare, Inc., Victor Melendez spearheaded a reorganization that led the company to save $1 million.

When Victor Melendez operated as Saint John’s Health Center’s Vice President of Human Resources, he saved the company $5.3 million when he negotiated benefit plans and third-party vendor agreements, upgraded the payroll system, and restructured the human resources department. As Liberty Dialysis, LLC’s Vice President of Human Resources, Victor Melendez saved the company more than $1 million when he negotiated benefits plans on a national level and reduced workers compensation occurrences by a quarter. In addition to his professional achievements, Victor Melendez earned his Bachelor’s degree in Management and Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Phoenix, Inc.

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