Mr. Farooq’s primary areas of focus are performance improvement through human resources (HR) technology, business processes and technology, and selecting and deploying system implementations to realize superior outcomes.
He has advised numerous large organizations across a variety of industries, including industrial services, construction, high technology, energy, consumer products and utility.
Among his notable consulting assignments in HR systems, Mr. Farooq advised a $10 billion publicly-traded off-shore exploration and production company with significant operations in West Africa. He conducted an end-to-end evaluation of its HR function, outlining business cross-functional requirements, developing current and future state documentation, and summarizing the function’s short-term strategy.
Mr. Farooq led a distressed human resource information system (HRIS) implementation, including PMO, change management, process definition, testing, interface management and overall risk management. He also led the selection and implementation for a hire-to-retire process and requirements definition project for a billion dollar services company.
Within merger integrations, for a major integrated waste company, Mr. Farooq led the PMO on the sales, operations and vendor management side for the $425 million purchase of the largest broker-based waste company in North America. He also served as project manager for the integration of 14 rigs across Middle East and South America for a privately-held land-based drilling company based in Canada.
Additionally, Mr. Farooq served as program manager for the successful implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX in a major transformational effort for an enterprise. He led payroll, HR, certifications and training with a team of 50 business leaders and subject matter experts. For a major integrated waste company, he led an analysis of the IT organization as part of a larger selling, general and administrative (SG&A) cost reduction initiative, reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Farooq held technology roles at Duke Energy and Kimberly-Clark Corporation, working on HR technologies and information security.
Mr. Farooq earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and an MBA from Rice University.