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Micki Schroeder, SHRM-CP, PHR

Founding Member, Managing Partner

Micki brings with her decades of Human Resource experience and successful business acumen in both private and public sector employment, specializing in federal and state compliance, HR technology integration and varied levels of recruitment.

She currently serves the Arizona Society of Human Resource Management “AZSHRM” at a Director level. She is also an active member of SHRM of Greater Phoenix
Other volunteer involvement includes;
• City of Chandler Employee Merit Review Board, Member
• AZSHRM’s Conference Marketing Lead for both the Annual State Conference (August) and the Employment Law & Legislative Conference (April)
• Former Chairperson for the City of Maricopa Employee Merit Review Board and member of City of Maricopa’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board Member
• Former Seton Catholic Preparatory High School, Parent Advisory Board Vice President
• Former LinkedIn Coach for Career Connectors, AZ
In a former employment opportunity, she had the chance to work closely with homeless students as well as Native American tribes. Specialized populations, middle school and high school teens have always had a place in her heart, and she volunteers much of her time in these areas within her faith community.

Micki has enjoyed over 27 years of marriage to Mike. They have 4 children
In addition to Arizona, she has lived in Sunnyvale, CA, LaGrange, IL, and Beaverton, OR.


Michelle Gray, SHRM-CP, PHR

Member, Managing Partner

Michelle’s dedication in Human Resources stems over nearly two decades. Her passion goes beyond the basic fundamentals of the field including continuing education and community outreach. Her direct involvement, partnering with executive management and owners have demonstrated organizational growth and leadership engagement. She has supported organizations ranging from small private businesses to large public corporations.

Michelle’s extensive knowledge includes strategic vision, leadership and management coaching, talent management, compensation, total rewards, compliance, performance management, training and development, risk management, employee relations, conflict resolution, payroll management, diversity and inclusion, and benefit management.

Michelle’s involvement in the community, coupled with her experience, has provided her opportunities to speak at various association events as well as training engagements for various businesses and industries. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has held positions within Arizona SHRM to include; President, SMA of Greater Phoenix, Diversity & Inclusion Director of SHRM of Greater Phoenix and Arizona SHRM State Council, District Director, State Conference Director and now Director Elect.  She is honored and proud to be the recipient of the Arizona SHRM’s 2014 Judith Krebs Memorial Volunteer Award.

Her continued involvement Diversity Leadership Alliance, Michelle serves as an Awards Committee Member participates as a Board Member.

Michelle currently holds a Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR), SHRM-CP, and Certified PDP Administrator, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. Her continuing education and desire to apply what she learns has demonstrated value among her clients and board members.


Chuck Colella, MBA, SHRM-CP

Sr. Advisor & Business Development

Charles Colella is a customer focused Human Resources professional with a 10 year history as a Human Resource Business Partner in a post-secondary education environment. He has the capability and experience to successfully collaborate with many individuals and teams of varying backgrounds and multiple industries. Chuck is a self-starter and thrives in a fast paced environment. He prides himself on his strong prioritization, organization and management skills, while being analytical and detail oriented. He possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey and gather information from recruits, managers, VP/C-level executives and end users. Chuck has extensive experience with talent management, employee engagement, organizational development, and team effectiveness. He has a sound temperament, proven leadership skills and solid integrity.

Chuck enjoys working with our partners to help them identify path to their business success as well as discover alternate opportunities in order to extend our presence into new verticals within their industries.

Chuck holds a BS in Business Law and has achieved his MBA.  Additionally, he holds the Society for Human Resource Management credentials of SHRM=CP with great pride as he continues to work toward continual re-certification.