Ontru is a full-service business strategy, people management and performance and training solutions firm. We're based in Bermuda and partner with specialists world-wide to deliver superior service.

Meet the Ontru Team

Our role as a team is to understand your business goals, address your business challenges and provide strategy-driven solutions that enable your success. Our work is an extension of who we are as individuals and we view your challenges as opportunities. We work diligently to offer creative, innovative and customized solutions that are appropriate to you and deliver results that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Jenny Smatt

Jennifer Smatt MA, MSc has over twelve years of business and human resources experience, specializing in strategic planning, human resource management and business process redesign in Bermuda and the United States. Jenny is certified as a Process Master and Balanced Scorecard Practitioner.

 

In her role as Human Resource Specialist at EMC Corporation, Jenny gained valuable experience focusing on Equal Employment Opportunities, Affirmative Action and Diversity programs. Jenny’s human resources experience continued to expand in Bermuda during her tenure at the Bermuda Electric Light Company Ltd. (BELCO), as an Employee Relations Officer, Chief Process Officer and playing a key role in the formation of the shared services subsidiary of Sigma Corporate Services Limited within the Ascendant Group in the role Executive Vice President.

 

Jenny has held and currently holds several leadership roles within the Community. She is a founding member of the Centre for Leadership, currently serving as Treasurer, Chairperson of the Subcommittee Two of the Women’s Council within the Department of Human Affairs and was nominated as one of 100 outstanding women as part of the Department of Human Affairs 100 Women, 100 Visions Ceremony. She is also a former member of the Warwick Academy Board of Governors and past President of the Bermuda Human Resource Association. Jenny represented Bermuda in the 1992 Olympic Games and has chaired the Bermuda Olympic Association Athlete’s Commission.

Diane McCallum

Diane is an HR and Training Administrator with 8 years’ experience in Human Resources focusing on organizational training and development, employee onboarding, program development, work-life balance, student programming and project/event coordination.

 

She has over 25 years’ experience in customer service and administration for both large and small organizations and has provided direct support for Management and Senior Leadership teams.

Vanessa Robinson

Vanessa Robinson, MAHRM, SHRM-SCP is an accomplished HR professional with over 10 years of extensive HR Generalist experience including employee relations, talent management, immigration, compensation, benefits and HR operations. Her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, specializing in employee relations, was obtained from the University of Westminster, London. She also holds a Senior Certified Professional Designation from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

 

Vanessa gained valuable HR experience as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte and a Management Consultant at Expertise Limited where she provided diverse HR services to numerous clients across the insurance and reinsurance, financial services, non-profit and hospitality sectors. Her career continued at the Bermuda Housing Corporation as a Human Resource Generalist. Vanessa has a proven track record of engaging and adding value to a range of company profiles from small start-ups to large international organizations.

 

Most recently, in her role as Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Manager at XL Catlin, Vanessa developed and implemented HR plans to support business goals specifically with regard to staffing, retention, training, learning and development, immigration and employee relations. She played a key role in developing the HR infrastructure of XL Catlin’s asset manager start up: New Ocean Capital Management Limited. Additionally, Vanessa was the company’s Chairperson for the Bermuda Scholarship Committee and a key member of the Crisis Management Team.

 

Vanessa is a member of the SHRM and Bermuda Human Resource Association (BHRA) and former BHRA Board member. She is also an avid animal lover and has volunteered for various animal organizations including the Bermuda SPCA and Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau.

 

At Ontru, Vanessa will lead the HR Practice and provide the full range of strategic and operational HR consulting support in addition to a wide range of training solutions.

Our team also includes a number of specialist associates

Dianne Kenny

Dianne Kenny is a passionate speaker with an engaging, dynamic and energetic style that leaves a powerful and lasting impression with her audience, both challenging and inspiring them toward personal and organizational change. With an academic background in education, her messages are practical, provocative and real.

 

Dianne brings over 20 years of experience in consulting, facilitation and organizational development to her work. Dianne works with companies to effect behavioral change in the areas of customer service, team building, and leadership.

 

As a passionate speaker, Dianne’s engaging, dynamic and energetic style leaves a powerful and lasting impression with her audiences both challenging and inspiring them toward personal and organizational change. With an academic background in education, her messages are practical, provocative and real. Dianne’s clients enjoy her energetic and enthusiastic approach and state that her stories and anecdotes along with her unique style and humor keep audiences actively listening and enjoying while learning.

Prior to her career as a consultant, Dianne spent fifteen years in the retail service industry focusing on training and development, recruitment, sales and personnel management. Her work over the years has involved both corporate and third-sector organizations.

 

Because of Dianne’s style and her extensive experience with branding, service and leadership she makes messages both relevant and appealing to all levels of the organization, from senior management to front line associates.

 

Among Dianne’s clients are: AIG Insurance, Butterfield Bank Bermuda, IBM, Department of Homeland Security, NGA, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Herman Miller Furniture, Sun Microsystems, Fedsource, Westchester County Department of Social Services, Turner Broadcasting, Home Depot, Boyd Gaming, Charles Schwab, Discover Card, Continental Airlines, US Airways, Mead Johnson, Consumers Energy, The Broadmoore Hotel, Ian Schrager Hotels, United Government Services, Empire Blue Medicare Services, Equity Office Properties, Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Seagate Technology, Coca-Cola, Caribbean Airlines, John Deere.

Teambuilding Workshop
The experience was memorable and very worthwhile and I would absolutely recommend it to others! – Lisa

DiSC Workshop
An excellent workshop that should be offered to all management personnel – Attendee

Measuring Success
One of the best workshops I’ve ever attended! – Attendee

Small Business Owner  - HR Support
I really didn’t know how I was going to manage…..you are an invaluable and trusted resource. I thank you for being so gracious, professional and quietly determined.

Ontru was able to help me through the shock of redundancy. Working with them gave me back the confidence and hope that "life" happens but there is opportunity in misfortune.

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