Lindsay Hurst - SHRM Senior Certified Professional

Lindsay Hurst – SHRM Senior Certified Professional


I’ve been working in Human Resources for the last 25 years. I grew up in the Northern Virginia, Maryland area and went to Business School at the University of Maryland. I received a BS degree in Human Resources/Labor Relations and a BA degree in Organizational Psychology. Early in my career, I started out as a headhunter and then moved “in-house” working as a recruiter for a government contractor. Then I joined a Fortune 100 financial services company where I started as an HR Generalist and moved into HR Management.

I then was hired by a small software company to build their HR infrastructure in preparation for going public. A couple of years later they had a successful IPO and were soon acquired by the third largest (at the time) business software company in the world, Sage Software. I spent the next 16 years moving up the career ladder to Sr. VP, Human Resources, overseeing HR operations for North America. I was then recruited by a former Sage Software Executive I worked for to again build an HR infrastructure for another software company in Philadelphia. While our goal was to “go public”, the timing was a bit off given the economy.

I was then given the unique opportunity to manage/own a defunct small business in Anchorage, Alaska. After 3 years, my team and I hired the right people and we were able to turnaround the company and then eventually sold it. Before selling, I was approached by HGTV (Home & Garden Television) to potentially have our company and team be part of a reality TV series. While we made it through the casting call/audience process, HGTV decided to go in a different direction so we sold the company and moved back to the “lower 48”.

SHRM-SCPRecently, I’ve been doing free lance HR consulting in the Charlotte and Virginia areas. After seeing how HR consulting is being done, I quite frankly saw many opportunity areas where I could improve upon the business model so that’s why I started my own company. The biggest gap I see in the current HR consulting landscape is the general lack of interest in consultants wanting to be a true business partner with the client.

​So that’s my story – given my HR experience coupled with working in several small businesses including my own, I have the unique advantage of understanding the various needs of a growing small business, both from an HR perspective as well as from a business perspective.

Let me share my experiences with you and help you with the HR challenges you face.