Who’s That Girl?


Trish Speaking 2014

Professional Experience

Trish McFarlane, author of the HR Ringleader blog, is the VP of Global HCM Strategy & Product Management at Infor.  She is also the CEO of H3 HR Advisors and CEO/ Co-Founder of HRevolutionize, LLP.   A former HR executive and analyst with over 15 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting, PR, healthcare, and IT, Trish brings that knowledge to her clients as an analyst and advisor.  She has expertise in:

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

Trish graduated from Webster University with a MA in Human Resource Management.  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.

HR Industry Experience

Trish co-founded HRevolution (http://thehrevolution.org), a conference that highlights emerging trends and the future of HR, with the goal of providing an alternative networking and learning experience for business professionals who were tired of the traditional conference model.  HRevolution is an event that inspires collaboration and innovative ideas in the human resource industry.  She also co-founded the Women of HR blog (www.womenofhr.com) in order to give a voice to practitioners who are passionate about issues affecting women in the workplace.

Trish is the co-host of the most listened to HR industry podcast, the HR Happy Hour.  She joins her co-host, Steve Boese, in episodes that focus on what is important to the HCM industry and leaders.

Trish has been a speaker at various events. Most recently keynoting at the HR Summit in Dubai and leading sessions at the The 19th Annual HR Technology Conference, Inforum 2016, HR Tech China, WI SHRM, SHRM Annual 2015, CIPD Milton Keynes (UK), PeopleFluent St. Louis and Kansas City, HRevolution, Disrupt Cleveland, MO SHRM (session and keynote), Silkroad Connections (keynote), and TRU London.  She has received numerous accolades for her blogging and online efforts including:

She writes guest posts for several sites including Glassdoor.com, SocialMediaToday.com, Halogen’s “Lighter Side of HR”, and many others.  She has also been cited in the Business Journal publications, USA Today, and HR Executive Magazine online.

Contact Information

Email:  trisham89@gmail.com

Twitter: @TrishMcFarlane


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