Michael Komola, Faculty

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Mike Komola, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is the President and Principal of HRnovations, Inc. (www.hrnovations.com), a Bellevue, WA based HR consulting, outsourcing and staffing firm in its 26th year of serving small to mid-sized organizations with efficient and cost effective solutions for managing HR and related functions. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the firm and enabling the team to take great care of clients. Prior to becoming a firm Principal, Mike was HRnovations’ director of HR outsourcing operations. Over his 26 years in HR, Mike has worked internally as a professional and executive and externally as a consultant and business owner for the last 8 years. Prior to joining HRnovations, he was director of human resources at the Seattle Times Company and Borden Chemical, Inc.  He has also held executive human resources positions at Dow Chemical Company and Dupont Dow Elastomers, LLC.   Mike is on the faculty of Seattle Research Partners teaching HR professionals HR content as they prepare for various professional HR certifications.
 
Mike holds degrees from Michigan State University School of Human Resources & Labor Relations (MHRLR), Villanova University (MA in U.S. Labor and Economic History) and the University of Scranton (BA in Liberal Arts, concentrations in History and Business). Mike is also a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and is a licensed life and health insurance producer in Washington.