Karla Faundez

A results-driven entrepreneur who always seeks real life solutions, Karla Faundez is a businesswoman with a common sense approach to business and the integrity needed to facilitate sensitive challenges. With over 18 years of Human Resources experience, Karla’s ability to deliver practical, hands-on, easy-to-implement human resources and business strategies elevates organizational performance to new heights, with unlimited potential.

Prior to launching ELEVA Solutions, Inc. in 2004, Karla was a Principal at RealInsight LLC. The outsourcing company provided innovative, seamless HR solutions to small to midsized companies. Karla handled marketing functions and helped the company build a strong client base. She helped clients with employee communications, development of personnel policies, employee relations, maintaining appropriate HR state and federal compliance practices, facilitating training initiatives and developing HR strategies in line with the client’s company culture.

Karla’s corporate experience also includes serving as the Director of Human Resources for a well-established multi-state education management company that provided HR support and guidance to a 2000+ employee population base. Primarily responsible for leading HR compliance initiatives and providing labor guidance to public and private charter schools throughout the United States, Karla was integral in creating, rolling out and overseeing the best HR practices consistent with the organizational philosophy, while always ensuring regulatory and statutory requirements were met. In addition, Karla effectively designed and provided oversight for various workforce programs geared toward enhancing productivity and creating a rewarding work experience for all employees.

Karla also worked within the banking industry in Virginia, where she was a key player in the enhancement of the Corporate Human Resources department. She facilitated the implementation and compliance of the bank’s employment practices and guidelines, and she guided two mergers through complex employee and labor issues by developing and executing action plans to eliminate organizational exposure throughout the process.

In 1996, while working in the global, containerized shipping industry, Karla acquired international knowledge of HR practices and its effects on all level of employees. She spent over two years at “K” Line America, Inc. in New Jersey, where she was an integral part in the start-up of their National Operations Service Center to Virginia and was later promoted to the Corporate Headquarters in a more strategic HR position, assisting continuous development and growth of the company’s HR structure in Richmond, VA.

Karla graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Richmond and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She volunteers her time to projects involving her three children in the Miami-Dade community.