Darcy Michaud, MA, CHRL
CEO/Chief HR Consultant
Darcy Michaud is a dedicated and successful human resource professional, a career spanning over 20 years. It is his goal to bring his wealth of hands-on human resource knowledge and experience to clients across the country.
Darcy studied Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. He went on to work for the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board before moving on to a very distinguished career in local government administration. As Director of Human Resources, Darcy served as chief bargaining agent for 7 unions and a non-union component. He held purview over all facets of human resources.
In his latest role, Darcy served as the Senior Consultant and a Senior Advisor for a prominent HR advisory firm. Darcy was recognized as the Advisory MVP, as selected by management and staff in his last full year in the organization.
Darcy made the decision to move on with the aim of starting his own HR consulting firm. In addition, Darcy serves as the Director of HR for Donaldson & James. Darcy’s goal is to always put the integrity of the HR solutions we offer to our clients ahead of any other motive. The goal of HRprimed is to make our expert HR solutions affordable and maintain long-lasting relationships with our clients.
Lise Maclean, MBA, CHRL
Senior HR Consulting Partner and Workplace Investigator
Lise Maclean is a highly experienced and effective human resources professional with 20 years of experience in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors. A passionate continuous learner, Lise holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from the University of Ottawa, a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation, as well as certifications in workplace investigations and Prosci change management.
Lise rose through the ranks of the public service, beginning as a secretary and leaving as a director, where she oversaw strategic and HR operations for a large branch. She taught as a professor at the Telfer School of Management and served as HR Director for a global not-for-profit with staff in ten countries.
Lise established her own Ottawa-based HR consulting firm, Wiser Workplaces, in 2011. She provided exceptional on-demand HR services for organizations of all sizes. She developed HR strategies, supported organizational change, conducted investigations, implemented policies, compensation plans and HR systems. Very client-oriented, Lise switches seamlessly from practical “in the weeds” support to “big picture” strategic advice.
Lise relocated to Southwestern Ontario for family reasons. She recognized a natural fit of her values and expertise to HRprimed and proudly joined them as a consultant in July 2018.