Lawrence (Larry) Krema, Managing Director in Allegis Partners' Human Resources Practice, is a highly accomplished human resources executive with more than 20 years of human resources leadership and recruitment experience. He has spent his career optimizing the structures and functions of human resources departments within large corporations and is well versed in developing talent management strategies that align with an organization's strategic directions.
Prior to joining Allegis Partners, Larry served as a managing director with FPL Advisory Group, performing global searches for C-suite executives and other senior business leaders for companies throughout the real estate and hospitality industries. Before that, he led human resources as global senior vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Operations for Simon Property Group, a leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P 100 company.
Larry's human resources career began with leadership positions at retail corporations Macy's Department Stores and The Limited. He then joined NEC Corporation, where he ultimately led the human resources division for the Americas. He then went on the served as executive vice president of Human Resources for Equity Office Properties Trust, senior vice president of Human Resources for HUB International, Ltd. and senior vice president of Human Resources for Lawson Products.
Larry received his bachelor's degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX, and attended Texas A&M University for an MBA. He is actively involved in various industry and professional organizations, including the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, and an active volunteer for many church and school projects. He was most recently on the National Board of NPH USA, and is a past board chair of Anixter Center. Larry is a Chicago sports fan and a running enthusiast. He and his wife, Julie, reside just outside of Chicago with their three children.