Leadership team

A wealth of experience as HR and HCM consultants, and also practitioners.

Trish Mcfarlane

Trish McFarlane is the CEO and Principal Analyst for H3 HR Advisors.  As a former HR executive and HCM product leader with over 20 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting, PR, healthcare, manufacturing, and IT, Trish brings that knowledge to her clients as an analyst and advisor.  She has been the author of the Trish McFarlane blog (formerly known as the HRRingleader blog) since 2009.  In addition, she began the HRevolution un-conference in 2009 and was a founding member of the Women of HR blog.

She has strategic and operational expertise in:

  • HR Technology
  • Leadership Development
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Training and Development
  • Change Management
  • Social Media for Business
  • Innovation

Trish graduated with a MA in Human Resource Management from Webster University.   She also holds a BA in Sociology and Minor in Political Science from the University of Missouri. 

She’s a working mother who loves writing, doing anything artistic, and volunteering for organizations that help children.

Steve Boese

Steve is one of the Co-Founders of H3 HR Advisors and is also currently the Program Chair and host of the HR Technology Conference, the world’s largest gathering of the global HR Technology community, and a writer/editor for Human Resource Executive magazine. He is also a frequent speaker and author on topics in Human Resources, HR technology, and the workplace.

Steve also created and has co-hosted since 2009 the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast , the longest running and most downloaded podcast in the Human Resources field. In 2017 he co-created and launched the HR Happy Hour Show on Alexa”, the first Human Resources podcast for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Steve has spoken at numerous events in Human Resources and HR technology all over the world, including events in Singapore and Shanghai.

Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter is the Business Manager and Principal Analyst, Learning & Development for H3 HR Advisors.

Previously, Karen served 15 years as an elementary educator and learning center director.  She graduated from Rockford University with a MA in Instructional Strategies/Multiple Intelligences and Brain-Based Learning.

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