Former Mercer Consultant & CHRO: HR/Analytics/Lean 6 Sigma


Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Focus: Finance & E-Commerce

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) from University of Michigan College of Engineering
Focus: Materials Science & Engineering

Work Experience

Principal Consultant and Co-Founder at delV partners
Feb 2018 – Present | Detroit, MI, USA

Management consultancy focused on strategy and business process improvement (HR, Operations, Finance) using deep analytics.

Vice President and CHRO at Quality Metalcraft
Jan 2017 – Jan 2018 | Livonia, MI, USA

Executive team member with P&L responsibility. Rebuilt administrative HR function to achieve reduced staffing costs and employee turnover. Deployed first HCM system, first analytics function, and first executive assessments.

Vice President and CHRO at New Horizons Learning Solutions 
Jan 2016 – Jan 2017 | Livonia, MI, USA

Executive team member with P&L responsibility. Rebuilt administrative HR function to drive 40% lower staffing costs and 30% lower employee turnover. Drove spinoff of successful ancillary business and post-merger integration of acquired business.

Senior Director of Total Rewards at Plex Systems, Inc. 
Jan 2014 – Dec 2015 | Troy, MI, USA

HR Leadership Team member with total rewards budget responsibility for all employees. Built core HR processes and introduced advanced analytics to performance and rewards programs. Deployed new HCM performance, competency, and development process and tools such as a progressive unlimited time off policy and wellness program.

Director of Compensation and Talent at Robert Bosch 
Jan 2011 – Aug 2014 | Farmington Hills, MI, USA

HR Leadership Team member with compensation, talent acquisition, and high-potential development program for all US employees. Created $30M performance incentive and reduced recruiting budget by $1.8M. Launched analytics based total rewards model. Led compensation due diligence for $1B acquisition.

Director of Total Rewards and Infrastructure at Sandoz 
Jun 2009 – Jan 2011 | Princeton, NJ, USA

HR Leadership Team member with compensation, benefits, reward & recognition, international assignments, and PeopleSoft HRIS program ownership for all US employees. Redesigned all core processes and introduced business metrics reporting. Led HR due diligence and integration efforts of $500M in acquisitions.

Vice President of Executive Compensation at AXA Equitable 
Apr 2007 – Feb 2009 | New York, NY, USA

Human Resources Consultant at Watson Wyatt Worldwide 
Oct 2006 – Apr 2007 | Southfield, MI, USA

About Me

Matt Pulliam is a Principal Consultant for delV Partners, where he guides clients through challenging issues by applying business operations subject matter expertise to asymmetrical and lateral information analysis.

With nearly 25 years of experience, Matt has held operational and leadership roles across HR, engineering/operations, strategy, and consulting functions in firms from $40M (local) to $70B (global) in revenue. His leadership experience crosses management consulting, automotive/ manufacturing, financial services, pharma, and higher education.

As Chief Human Resources Officer at Quality Metalcraft and before that the CHRO at NH Learning Solutions Corporation, Matt has held positions with full P&L responsibility and accountability for HR, Talent, Labor Relations, and Environment/ Health/ Safety functions.
A long-time member of WorldatWork and SHRM, Matt has presented to NASPP, MOCA, and the American Society of Employers on HR topics. He has guest lectured on strategic performance measurement at the University of Michigan Business School.

Matt earned BSE and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan, and has current HR and global Total Rewards certifications (SPHR and SHRM-SCP, CCP+CECP, CBP, GRP). He is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Results Through Leadership program and the Michigan/ Ross Advanced HR Executive Program.

Specific areas of skill and experience include:

STRATEGY and LEADERSHIP: HR Consulting, HR Strategy, HR Transformation, Strategic HR Leadership, Mergers and Acquisitions, Change Management, Project Management

ORGANIZATION and WORKFORCE ANALYTICS: Organizational Analysis, Institutional Effectiveness, Workforce Planning, HRIS, Organizational Talent

TALENT ACQUISITION: Assessment, Talent Acquisition, Recruiting

TALENT MANAGEMENT: Personnel Management, Performance Management, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Organized Labor Relations, Human Resource Management

TALENT DEVELOPMENT: Career Development, Executive Coaching, Organizational Development, Succession Planning, Learning, Training
REWARDS: Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Incentives, Recognition, Retirement

OPERATIONS and COMPLIANCE: HR Policies, Human Resources Operations, Shared Services, Process Design, Process Optimization, Automation, Outsourcing, Employment Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt)


Project Categories

  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Commercial Operations
  • Process Improvement
  • Compensation & Benefits Planning
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Talent Acquisition Strategy
  • Learning & Development
  • Hybrid Workforce Strategy
  • HR Technology Strategy & Solutions
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Data Science & Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Benchmarking

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