Michelle McNeil is a Human Resource professional with 30 years of high-impact leadership and consulting experience. Her expertise in providing strategic HR solutions has significantly contributed to the success and growth of many organizations throughout her career. Michelle has a demonstrated track record in aligning HR initiatives with business goals and ensuring the effective implementation of HR practices across all areas of the organization.
Her specializations include organizational design and effectiveness, employee relations & compliance, leadership coaching & development, the design and implementation of compensation and benefit plans, performance & talent management processes; as well as overall HR business-based support.
In addition to her expertise in core HR functions, Michelle has significant M&A experience having led 24 acquisitions through full-cycle HR due diligence and pre-announcement planning to post-close integration. She is adept at delivering the value proposition for both the acquired and acquiring companies while fostering empathy and respect for impacted employees.
Prior to launching her HR Consulting business, Michelle served as Sr. Vice President of Human Resources for People’s United Bank where, in addition to her leadership responsibilities she served as a trusted advisor to senior executives and led various projects and initiatives. Michelle also was the HR leader for Principal Financial Group and previously, M.D. Health Plan, a start-up physician owned HMO.
Michelle holds a B.S. in Human Resources Management from the University of Connecticut. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three dogs, is a passionate supporter of youth and college sports, especially lacrosse and hockey, and enjoys spending time at her lake home in New Hampshire.
I am not just an HR consultant, I am a collaborative business partner. I recognize that the needs of each business I work with are different and take pride in getting to understand my clients individually to create tailored and cost effective HR solutions, mitigate risk and meet the needs of your business and your most valuable asset – your employees. I listen, get to the systemic issues and challenges your business may be facing and provide advice and sustainable HR solutions so that you can focus on your core business.