Sandi Dufton

Head Of International Legal Compliance & People Departments Cost-u-less at The North West Company

Sandi Dufton, J.D., SPHR has a diverse work experience in strategic legal and commercial property consulting, advising, and people management. Sandi has worked as a Strategic Legal & Commercial Property Consultant at Virtual HR Business Partners since May 2022. Prior to that, they served as a Strategic Advisor at the same company from an unspecified date in 2021 to October 2022.

Sandi also held the position of Head of International Legal Compliance & People Departments COST-U-LESS at The North West Company, starting from September 2021.

Sandi has extensive experience in the restaurant industry, having worked as the Vice President of People & Compliance at The Wendy's Company from 2019 to 2021, and as the Vice President of People, Culture & Compliance at Smokey Bones from 2016 to 2019. In these roles, Sandi managed various functions such as legal compliance, risk management, real estate, and people management.

Before their restaurant industry roles, Sandi worked as the Director of Human Resources, Risk Management, Talent Acquisition, Fleet, Safety & Compliance at Tropic Supply, Inc. from 2014 to 2017. Sandi was responsible for managing HR and talent acquisition functions for a large HVAC/R wholesale distributor.

Sandi also has experience as a Strategic Business Consultant & Legal Compliance Advisor at Virtual HR Business Partners from 2012 to 2015, where they provided counsel and guidance to executive management teams in high volume talent acquisition, talent management systems, organizational development, and succession planning for Fortune 200 organizations.

Sandi'searlier experience includes the role of Director of Field Employee Relations & Talent Acquisition at MasTec from 2008 to 2012, where they directed a virtual team to support recruiting and HR/Employee Relations needs.

Overall, Sandi Dufton has a background in strategic consulting, legal compliance, and people management across various industries, with a focus on talent acquisition, organizational development, and risk management.

Sandi Dufton, J.D., SPHR holds a Juris Doctorate degree in Law from New York Law School. Sandi also obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University at Albany, SUNY. Additionally, they have various certifications including membership in the American Bar Association, a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, Notary Public from the Florida Land Title Association, and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society of Human Resource Management at Morgan State University.


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  • Head Of International Legal Compliance & People Departments Cost-u-less

    September, 2021 - present

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