Strategy + Talent + Action = Results


Bachelor of Science – BS from Bridgewater State University
Focus: Mathematics

Work Experience

Principal at Star Hr Consulting, Llc
2020 – present | Massachusetts, United States

Human resources consulting firm focused on ensuring your talent strategy links to your business strategy and helps you to build actionable goals that achieve the results your business strives for. Sample projects include business strategy assessment with a focus on the people aspects, new leadership onboarding, employee handbooks, HRIS Configuration for recruitment and onboarding, organizational design and development and succession planning Visit us at

Outreach Committee Member at South Shore Conference For Women
2020 – present | Massachusetts, United States

Our mission is to inspire, connect, motivate and move our South Shore community of women through every stage along their path. 

Head of Global Human Resources Shared Services at Manulife
2018 – 2019 | Boston, MA

Led Human Resources Operations including, Recruitment, Payroll, Contact Center, Human Capital Systems, Workforce Analytics, Employee Relations and HR Compliance. Managed an international team of more than 300 and a budget in excess of $5 million (M) to execute on the people strategy.

Vice President, Global Recruitment at Manulife Financial
2015 – 2017 | Boston, MA

Led the recruitment team globally and ensured a consistent hiring manager and candidate experience in 13 countries including Canada, US, Hong Kong China, Philippines, and Indonesia. Identified talent requirements, defined strategies, and built and deployed recruiting solutions to attract the right talent to meet business goals. Built a global team of more than 100 recruiters and sourcers with regional and local representation and a recruitment resourcing plan designed to meet the fluctuating demands of the business.

Vice President, Global Talent and Succession at Manulife Financial
2013 – 2015 | Boston, MA

Developed and delivered a consistent, integrated global talent and succession strategy. Created awareness, among leadership, for talent as a path to performance and built capability of the human resources community to execute on talent strategies.

Vice President, North American Talent Acquisition at Manulife Financial
2012 – 2013 | Boston, MA

Led a team of up to 40 staff, strengthened internal capability, streamlined and aligned processes, established and measured performance. Built tools and process to support the first full-scale global organizational redesign, resulting in the retention of top talent and the transition from a geographic structure to a global structure. Developed and implemented a centralized sourcing function. Consolidated U.S. and Canadian recruitment teams and processes, saving $400K. Reduced cost per hire across the board by 36%.

Assistant Vice President, Recruiting and Talent Management at John Hancock 
2005 – 2012 | Boston, MA

Director, Recruiting and Staffing at John Hancock
2004 – 2005 | Boston, MA

Consultant/Associate at Manulife Financial 
1996 – 2004 | Boston, MA

About Me

Lisa is Principal and Founder of Star HR Consulting, LLC.  She brings deep subject matter expertise and a collaborative style to organizations.  She partners with leaders throughout the employee life cycle from onboarding to talent development, and succession planning. 

Prior to founding the firm, Lisa spent over 25 years in the Human Resources field leading a variety of functions including recruitment, talent management, employee relations, compensation, employee development, human resources systems and human resources services.  In her most recent role, she served as head of Global Human Resources Shared Services for Manulife and John Hancock.
Lisa is a Certified Advanced Professional Director of the American College of Corporate Directors and currently serves as a member of the Outreach Committee for the South Shore Conference for Women. She is a certified practitioner of Hogan and Facet 5 Personality Assessments. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the International Association of Professional Women. 

Over the years she has attained her compensation certification from World at Work and her SPHR from the Society for Human Resources Management.  

Lisa has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Bridgewater State University.  She has served as a mentor for young professionals and served as a service trip leader as part of the Appalachia Service Project. 

When she is not focusing on her clients, she is a wife and mom who advocates for women’s issues and diabetes.


Project Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits Planning
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Talent Acquisition Strategy
  • Learning & Development
  • Hybrid Workforce Strategy
  • HR Technology Strategy & Solutions
  • HR Project Management
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Commercial Operations
  • Process Improvement
  • Operations Project Management
  • Organizational Design & Assessment
  • Workforce Strategy & Insights
  • Workforce Integration Post-Merger/Acquisition


  • Non-Profit
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Industrials
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing

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