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Michael Francis Executive Advisor – HR, Operations & Finance


Michael Francis is a multi-dimensional professional with a unique background combining strong business acumen, HR administration, strategic planning, and project management skills.  Michael started his professional career in accounting and finance roles advancing from IRS Tax Examiner (Austin, TX) to G&A Controller at Biotechnology giant Amgen Inc. (Thousand Oaks, CA).  At Amgen, he led an FP&A team that successfully managed a $500M annual operating expense budget.

As a senior HR leader, Michael has broad experience in key functional areas including Sr. HRBP, Metrics and Analysis, Employee Relations, Talent Management and Development, and Organizational Effectiveness. As HR Chief of Staff, Michael reported directly to the CHRO. Michael has provided thought leadership and supported multiple SVPs and their senior teams. As Senior Director, he assumed complete HR leadership and management for business segments that generated $16.4B in revenue and covered a client base of 36K full-time staff members.

Michael has led and been a key team member on several highly confidential and transformative corporate projects and initiatives at four Fortune 500 companies harnessing experience in four different industries including; Technology, Semiconductor, Engineering, and Biotechnology.  Michael has also held both HR and Finance roles in the municipal and Federal Government.

He is a collaborative HR leader with a history of partnering closely with Finance, Operations, and CEOs to build and leverage critical relationships across large organizations.  As an HT Executive Advisor, Michael recently partnered closely with the CEO, CFO, and leadership team in a mini-CHRO capacity to provide end-to-end executive-level HR consultative support.

Michael is a proud Austinite, who is passionate about whatever he is engaged in whether it is outdoor grilling, fishing, family, or helping lead businesses and/or executives through transformational change.

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