Mary Faulkner, SHRM-SCP, Principal

Mary Faulkner, SHRM-SCP



Mary is a talent strategist and business leader with 15+ years of experience helping organizations achieve their goals. After working on the operations side of start-ups and small companies, Mary landed in HR by way of learning and development, with extensive experience in leadership and organizational development, strategic planning. coaching, key talent planning, talent acquisition, performance management, business partnering, HRIS, process and policy creation, total rewards, and instructional design.

Mary is a builder and a problem solver. She has worked in a variety of industries, including public utilities, healthcare, energy and media.

In addition to her work within companies, Mary authors a leadership development blog to continue the dialogue around the challenges of leadership — both being a leader AND being led. Mary is a regular contributor to and has also written for SHRM, Recruiting Daily, and other publications.

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You might not know:

Mary has had dinner with two astronauts.

Prior Experience:

  • Denver Water
  • ClearChoice Dental Implant Center
  • Vestas Technology R&D
  • Reunions Unlimited
  • IPVOICE Communications


  • University of Denver
  • University of Colorado-Denver


Sarcasm. And a terrifyingly deep repository of lines from Monty Python sketches.

Location: Highlands Ranch, CO


What Mary is saying on

Voice of HR

Carnival of HR: Innovation isn’t on Shutdown

Carnival of HR: Innovation isn’t on shutdown

Carnival of HR: Innovation isn’t on shutdown

Welcome to another round of Carnival of HR! We are honored to be hosting the July 2020 edition. For the uninitiated, the Carnival is a collection of blog posts loosely coordinated around a theme. Or it's just a collection of posts the host of the...