About Michael Roberts

michaelrobertsphoto.jpgMichael is a Human Resources Executive with extensive experience leading and managing in the high-tech sector. A seasoned HR Generalist, he has a particular expertise in developing HR infrastructure and programs to support company strategy and rapid growth. Michael holds a BA (Hons.) from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

Michael’s deep experience ranges from large, publically-traded multinationals to venture capital start-ups. He has led HR teams in large multi-nationals and entrepreneurial start-ups, through periods of explosive growth as well as contraction and corporate restructuring. He has developed his HR expertise in a wide variety of settings, from corporate head offices to manufacturing plants.

Michael founded GroHR to bring his HR expertise to emerging small and medium sized companies.


In searching for a flexible HR resource model, Elastic Path engaged Michael to provide senior oversight to a team of internal and external HR professionals. Michael quickly established the HR function, including hiring key talent, and was able to positively impact the organization within weeks. Under Michael’s leadership and leveraging his seasoned expertise, Elastic Path has significantly improved the sophistication and breadth of services delivered by its HR team, including; a new staff performance management program, executive coaching series, annual HR policy and practices audits, and total compensation framework. I highly recommend Michael to anyone seeking an experienced HR professional capable of delivering immediate organizational value while effecting long term structural change.

Brenton Brown, CFO, Elasticpath Software

Michael is a strategic and experienced HR leader. We collaborated closely on multiple change and HR initiatives that resulted in significant improvements to engagement levels and business performance. Michael's ability to offer valuable mentorship led to stronger program offerings that were closely aligned to business needs. He has a natural mind for analysis and a real strength for simplifying and tailoring content for the audience - this provided us with deeper business insights and allowed for greater organizational buy in & support for the HR agenda. Michael is a an avid facilitator and has a talent for interviewing. On a number of occasions, his facilitation led to important realizations and breakthrough discussions to drive our business forward. Overall, he is one of the most approachable and authentic leaders I know. I highly recommend Michael and consider myself privileged to have worked with and learned from him.

Elise Ward, General Manager, People & Culture, Prospa

It’s been a pleasure working with Michael over the last year. In that time, he's done a great job working with our executive team and talent team to help us evolve our annual and quarterly planning cycles. He’s facilitated offsites, helped advance our talent acquisition program, and added strategic guidance to our overall talent function. I’d recommend him to any company or leadership team looking to establish or evolve HR to become a strategic vs. functional part of their organizational architecture.

Harry Chemko, Founder & CEO, Elasticpath Software

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