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Whether a company is a start-up or established, one thing has remained constant:

The power of people working together can accomplish incredible things.

Human resources is an interactive, first-person element too vital to ignore. In order to achieve together, we know that people need to be provided with the best interpersonal support and structure available.

People solutions lead to organizational successes

As an organization made up of experienced experts across the professional HR field, we know the value of a shared vision and unified culture, and the importance of comprehensive HR practices and solutions in achieving that harmony.

Our leadership team’s combined 60+ years of HR experience has brought with it a combined passion to understand an organization’s landscape and serve as a trusted advisor to collaboratively craft leadership and talent solutions. We translate our passion into a holistic approach, all leading toward a complete range of HR solutions for our partners.

By remaining independent, we are able to provide our partners with an expert-laden array of HR approaches and an outside eye. We have a vision and are able to align it with yours.

With decades of experience meeting the latest in HR standards and best practices, we’re crafting cutting-edge HR solutions.

We are passionate problem solvers that create

AGILE TALENT SOLUTIONS

Meet The Team

Our team works to define and enact current best practices as well as shape new ones.

Meet our leadership team, and the advisors who will help you create your complete range of HR solutions.

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Toni L. Richins

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Toni Richins, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, serves as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for HRtisan Solutions, LLC. Toni has over 20 years of experience facilitating profitability through the development and management of human resources operations. Her expertise in building and leading high-performing HR and operations teams ranges from organizational restructuring to startups to large-scale pre and post-merger integrations. Toni has led the HR charge for multiple M&A transactions. Her distinguished record of accomplishments includes leading global-wide employee effectiveness campaigns, organizational development and leadership strategies for over 7,000 global employees. She is a proactive leader, able to influence widespread cultural change and execute strategies in alignment with corporate goals.

Toni holds a MS in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a BS in Psychology from Ashford University. Toni is a graduate from the Belmont University, Executive Leadership Program.

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Marla Thompson

Advisory Board Member

Marla Thompson is a senior executive with a track record of leading companies to accelerated growth by creating innovative go-to-market strategies and developing new products in highly dynamic industries. Thompson is the Chief Commercial Officer at Heritage Environmental Services. She was most recently senior vice president at Angie’s List where she had responsibility for managing strategic partnerships for the company. She completed seven years on the national board of directors for the Network of Executive Women, a non-profit organization focused on advancing women, growing business and transforming the CPG industry’s workplace.

Marla received her MBA degree from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

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Shannon Shaw

Advisory Board Member

An established Business Executive and Legal Officer with 15+ years of corporate and large U.S. law firm experience, Advisory Board Member Shannon Shaw has extensive experience as a member of the executive team in a leading technology company. As a Chief Legal Officer, Shannon has created and implemented governance and compliance policies and procedures, as well as developed operational procedures and business strategies. She has aggressively managed complex litigation defense strategies, and her skills translate to businesses of any size.

Shannon holds a JD in Law from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University.

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Ben Ledo

Advisory Board Member

Ben Ledo, Advisory Board Member, is an accomplished Senior Executive with diverse experiences in corporate, government and academic settings. Throughout his career, Ben has demonstrated an ability to envision and fully leverage business opportunities; build and lead high-performing teams to deliver exceptional financial results. Ben’s logistical background has led to him overseeing departments of 300+ sales and account management professionals and $160M+ in annual revenue. Ben also has extensive experience in the public sector, having served as Special Assistant to Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Director of Scheduling and Advance and lastly as the Director of Disaster Recovery under the Daniels Administration.

Ben has a dual degree from Indiana University in Political Science and Economics.

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Robert Bell

Advisory Board Member

Robert Bell, Chief Financial Officer of MainGate Inc., brings extensive experience working with growth-oriented retail companies. With his vast knowledge and diverse financial background, Bob’s expertise extends to HR, training, finance, distribution and IT. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a series 6 & 63 securities license and is licensed in both health and life insurance.

Bob graduated with a BS in Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

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Ryan Chenoweth

Advisory Board Member

Ryan Chenoweth is an experienced sales leader in the technology industry with extensive experience leading high performing enterprise sales and account management teams in the SaaS industry. Ryan brings a wealth of experience in building, developing, and leading high performing enterprise sales teams. This includes talent management, sales process management, sales training, organizational structure, compensation alignment, and organizational communication.

Ryan graduated with a BS in Marketing from Butler University’s Lacy School of Business.

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Jill Arnold

Legal Consultant-Employment Law

Jill Arnold is a labor and employment lawyer with 25 years of expertise in both private practice and in-house roles. She is skilled in partnering with all levels of employees, fostering productive relationships, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Jill is a creative and innovative professional who thrives and maintains composure in challenging and highly stressful environments. Jill is also a frequent speaker/presenter at various human resource seminars.

Jill holds a JD in Law from University of Notre Dame and a BA in Political Science and Government from Indiana University.

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Michelle Kivett

Director, Leadership & Engagement Programs

Bringing over 10 years of HR experience to her role as Director, Leadership & Engagement Programs, Michelle Kivett is a strategic and practical HR executive with a gift for forming close partnerships. Throughout her career, she has partnered with business leaders to help make strategic decisions using HR analytics as well new HR tools that challenge leaders to gain new perspective on their business. Her experience includes large-scale company reorganization efforts, best practices management training and team workflow efficiency education. Michelle is able to genuinely and quickly connect with executives and team members, creating strong relationships based on collaboration.

Michelle received her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a BS in Psychology from Santa Clara University.

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