Michele is the Human Resources Director at Accounting Resources, Inc. In this role, she brings more than 20 years of human resources experience in several industries including retail, financial services, technology and insurance.
Prior to joining ARI, Michele was the Human Resources Manager at Northwestern Mutual. Her primary focus was in providing HR leadership for the benefits division as well as developing and delivering a human resources consulting model to clients.
Michele began her professional career in Human Resources with a national retail organization where she worked as the Assistant HR Manager of their flagship store and then the HR Manager of one of their largest stores in the northeast.
Michele also worked for Bank of Boston Corporation for five years in a Senior Human Resource role with responsibility for their retail bank, mortgage corporation, finance, bank operations and office of the chairman divisions. She was responsible for employee relations, staffing and recruiting, as well as training and development.
Michele’s career in financial services continued at Merrill Lynch where she was the Human Resources Manager for the company’s insurance group. In this role, she partnered with business units to provide strategic human resource support in the areas of employee relations, compensation and performance management. She also managed all facets of other HR-related functions including staffing, HR administration and payroll.
Michele’s experience in the technology sector was with a rapidly growing, startup company in Glastonbury, CT that experienced significant growth during her tenure. In this four-year role, Michele served as an advisor to senior management on all HR-related polices, organizational change and restructuring issues and managed all phases of the HR function within the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions.
Michele holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Boston College. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut.