Columbia, Maryland – January 2, 2020 – The HR Team, a leading Maryland-based human resources outsourcing firm founded in 1996, has announced an evolution in the company’s leadership structure. Company founder Eileen Levitt is transitioning to the position of CEO and Karen Warthen will assume the role of president. This new organizational structure is intended to bolster the firm’s strategic HR service offerings and provide well-deserved recognition for Ms. Warthen’s demonstrated business acumen and leadership abilities.
Ms. Warthen joined The HR Team in 2001 and possesses more than 20 years of diverse human resources experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. As the firm’s consulting director, she has been responsible for managing client relations, resource planning, service delivery, project work, quality control, and staff development. In addition, Ms. Warthen has provided senior-level client consulting services. In her new role as president, she will oversee the company’s strategic initiatives and service management efforts. Ms. Warthen holds a BS from York College, an MS in Management from University of Maryland, University College and is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds the SHRM-SCP certification.
Ms. Levitt is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), an SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP), and holds an MBA from The University of Baltimore and a BS in Finance from The American University. Seeking to fill a significant void in the market, Ms. Levitt drew upon her vast knowledge and experience in human resources, as well as business strategy, communications, training, coaching, and financial management, to found The HR Team in 1996. She continues to derive great personal satisfaction from helping small, mid-size, and emerging companies focus on directing their growth and profitability. As CEO, Ms. Levitt will be tasked with creating, planning, implementing, and integrating the overall strategic direction of the organization. She will be responsible for determining and pursuing the company mission and vision, as well as maintaining the economic success of the business through its sales and financial management efforts.
“I’m immensely proud of what The HR Team has accomplished over these past 24 years. Every member of our team is fully committed to serving our clients, moving the company forward, and building an even stronger foundation for the future,” stated Ms. Levitt. “This is an exciting time for our organization. I look forward to a seamless transition and a continuation of the remarkable progress we’ve made.”
About The HR Team: Founded in 1996, The HR Team is a Maryland-based human resources outsourcing firm committed to developing strategic, customized solutions that respond to the unique needs and cultures of organizations of all types and sizes. Available as a one-source alternative to an in-house HR department or on an à la carte project basis, the company’s flexible service models address the full spectrum of HR needs that many organizations struggle to address. The HR Team helps clients achieve their highest level of success by providing value-driven human resources services that leave them time to focus on what they do best: directing business growth and profitability. To learn more about The HR Team, call 410.381.9700 or visit www.thehrteam.com.