Mike Herron

Mike Herron

Managing Principal


With a passion for business, innovation, and leadership, Mike has dedicated his career to transforming organizations through the power of people. He is an HR professional with a great deal of affinity for smart business. The experience of managing a P&L for eight years as a general manager, along with his early upbringing with family-owned businesses, has shaped Mike’s approach to HR: he always focuses on business performance as the starting point. Predictably, he has a progressive point of view on human resources.

Mike cares deeply about the personal success of his clients as well as the complexity and context of their roles. Inquisitive and creative, he works hard to understand unique problems in addition to the organizational system within which they sit. As an executive coach and talent management consultant, Mike can be counted on to co-investigate with his clients, ask thoughtful questions, listen deeply, offer provocative perspectives, and collaborate on innovative solutions.

A seasoned leader, Mike draws on over 20 years of experience as an executive in his consulting work. He has an established track record of quickly building exceptional teams, driving transformation, and implementing change, all of which he leverages as a consultant.

Previous to RAC Leadership, Mike has run talent organizations for several companies, including Hitachi Vantara as well as divisions of Hewlett-Packard and Bank of America. In these executive roles, he has led global teams of up to 50 professionals managing talent acquisition, talent management, performance management, leadership development, diversity, people analytics, and employee engagement. He was also a consultant and General Manager at a premier leadership development consulting firm, PDI Ninth House (now part of Korn Ferry).

Mike’s interest in the HR field started with a B.S. degree in Psychology from Penn State University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He also served on the board of the local chapter of HR People & Strategy (HRPS) for four years.