Mary Faulkner, SHRM-SCP

Senior Advisor



Mary is a talent strategist and business leader with almost 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.

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's Saying on
Voice of HR

Want to Improve Employee Experience? Don’t Make This Huge Mistake

Want to Improve Employee Experience? Don’t Make This Huge Mistake

Nobody likes performance management

Nobody Likes Performance Management

Mary Faulkner how I got here

How I Got Here: My HR Story