Director of Human Resources
Ed Perne is the Director of Human Resources for Perr&Knight. Although Ed is based in our Santa Monica location, he helps oversee all aspects of the human resources discipline for all five (5) company locations with additional locations in Fort Worth, TX, Cincinnati, OH, Boca Raton, FL and Jersey City, NJ.
As a highly seasoned human resources executive, Ed brings a broad and diverse level of experience to the Perr&Knight team. His specific skills include high-level recruitment, employee relations, benefits administration, compensation design, risk management, EEO and labor law compliance, OSHA administration, training and development, succession planning, performance management and strategic planning. Ed also possesses a strong business acumen and passionate desire to develop future leadership. His goal is ensuring that Perr&Knight is an employer of choice, which he measures in high retention, outstanding employee satisfaction and Company profitability.
Ed began his executive career in hospitality with Hilton Hotels Corporation, where he worked for about 15 years. He was also a pivotal member of the opening team for STAPLES Center (Los Angeles), owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group and just prior to joining Perr&Knight, was the Corporate Director of Human Resources for Good Nite Inn Management, Inc., a 14-property limited-service hotel company based in California.
Born in Wisconsin and raised in Minnesota, Ed earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He and his wife currently reside in Redondo Beach, CA.