Meet Del Peeples, SHRM-CP
(Mr.) Delray “Del” Peeples is a seasoned HR practitioner and executive with more than 20 years of hands-on experience in human resource management in the consumer products, giftware, electronics, robotics, lifestyle, luxury travel and publishing industries.
In 1997, he cut his teeth in business administration and human resource management as an Executive Assistant/Office Manager (and, by default, a one-man HR department) for a manufacturer and distributor of robotics, healthcare devices and motion furniture. Over the next twenty years, his passion for effectively balancing human capital and business needs led to a career path milestoned by advancement into management roles with progressively increasing responsibilities, leading to positions with titles such as Manager, Director, Vice President and Chief of Staff.
The companies for which he has worked all share the singular trait of having small to mid-size employee populations, but otherwise span a broad range of characteristics:
- family-owned entrepreneurial start-ups to well-established multi- generational firms;
- privately-held domestic entities to US subsidiaries of international enterprises;
- small offices with just a few employees to substantially larger distribution and warehouse environments employing hundreds.
More importantly, they also share a common need for an HR infrastructure built upon well-defined and communicated policies and procedures, and sound employment practices which align a company’s human capital to its vision, mission and profitability objectives.
Del understands that human resource management cannot exist in a bubble. It must be fully integrated into all aspects of a company’s operations. In addition to HR expertise, he brings to the table a robust skill set which includes experience in family office operations, facilities and estate management, corporate legal matters, accounting & finance, bookkeeping, intellectual property handling, Ultra High Net Worth lifestyle management, and office technology management.
An Army brat born in the former West Germany, Del’s life travels have taken him from his home town in West Texas to destinations and experiences around the world. He is a United States Air Force veteran and recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal. He is also recipient of a Presidential Service Citation for service rendered while assigned to The White House Communications Agency. He currently resides in Southern California and in his spare time he enjoys travel, working out and classical music.
Del’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Theory and Composition and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Board Member-At-Large of the Coachella Valley chapter of Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). He also holds the SHRM-CP credential.