VP of Operations & HR

Jennifer Sweeney-Klaiss, SHRM-SCP


With my mother being the inspirational entrepreneur and founder of NEMR Total HR, I have been in this industry for as long as I can recall and it fits me well. It feels good to bring clients “ah-ha” moments and suggestions to make things easier for them, to be a mentor and coach, to remove friction and to contribute to their growth and process improvement. What does it take to be successful at HR? Being analytical and listening to our clients is vital. So is experience. I bring over 22 years in HR, project management and operations to my role.

My personal credo is outside of your comfort zone is where the magic happens. I find it immensely empowering both personally and professionally. When I’m not thinking about clients and HR, you can find me spending time and making positive memories with my two amazing teenagers, my family and friends. The time I spend with those I love means everything to me.

Favorite junk food: Pizza

Little known trivia fact about me: I love upside down roller coasters.

A wiz at: Taking a disorganized space and making it orderly and pretty!

Known as around the office as: The internal sounding board.

My celebrity encounter: If a celebrity passed me by in the street, I would be the most unlikely person to realize it!  One time I did see Matt Damon,  from afar, in Las Vegas but my brother needed to point him out to me.

Pet peeves: Complacency – the saying “… because we’ve always done it that way.”

My personal hero: My parents, for all that they did and continue to do; shaping me into the person I am today.

My biggest phobia: Loss of my loved ones. 

Best known for and appreciated for by clients: Being highly responsive and resolution based.  Clients know that when they come to me they will be heard and see results.

Graduated: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Widener University