Michelle Brainard

Michelle Brainard

HR Business Consultant

Michelle is a strategic HR professional who understands the full-circle HR needs of growing organizations. As her HR career developed, Michelle grew from a well-rounded human resources background that included benefits administration, pension analysis, labor relations and senior HR generalist duties. Prior to joining ConnectedHR, Michelle served as an HR Business Partner for a Global Fortune 500 company. Her role as an HR business partner along with her generalist, talent acquisition and benefits background allow her to not only develop processes but also put them into action.

Michelle has lead company succession planning as well as managed the entire recruitment effort; including talent acquisition and learning & development. Michelle takes pride in her communication skills and effectively collaborates with leadership, ownership and communicates well with all levels of employees.

With over 12 years of human resource experience in various industries including manufacturing, Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from John Carroll University and her Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations from Cleveland State University.

Michelle and her husband are active musicians. They reside in Northeast Ohio with their two daughters.