Thomas and I go way back, and I just love working with him on projects! He really understands how to balance support of employee needs with the needs of the organization overall. His no-nonsense approach is a breath of fresh air for those to like to just get in and get it done!
Thomas’s passion is helping businesses to hire, retain, and engage high-performing workforces. After a rewarding career leading HR for several large companies, that passion led Thomas to found Alera ConnectHR, where he and his team of HR professionals bring their passion and expertise to Alera’s clients across the U.S. In addition to managing Alera ConnectHR, Thomas provides clients employment strategy, engagement, compensation, and performance management services. Thomas holds Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and SHRM-SCP designations, and a BA in Economics from the University of Oregon. Throughout his career, Thomas has been an active member in his community and profession, taking on leadership roles in SHRM, non-profit boards, and business-led efforts to address high healthcare costs. His industry experience includes engineering, construction, telecommunications, oil field services, technology, security, retail, consulting, non-profits, tribal organizations, and government contracting.