Designing and Developing More Effective and Engaged Organizations
Expert in Organization Design, OD, Talent, HR M&A, | Former CPO/CHRO
Global cross-functional management and transformation experiences across 5 continents
Public, private, family, and VC/PE-backed ownership spanning tech, CPG, omnichannel retail, industrial, and non-profit
Near Detroit and works globally with travels as needed
Brandon Curry helps build more effective and engaged organizations. As an organization design and development consultant, he brings more than 20 years of diverse global experience delivering performance improvement, increased capability, and high-stakes organizational change leadership including global M&A integration, start ups, business segmentations, restructuring, and global technology deployment.
Brandon’s clients identify what is limiting their performance and commit to practical actions that develop their organizations to function by purpose and design to accelerate performance & capability.
Brandon’s services include:
Brandon earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Training and Development degrees from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where he later served as HRD Special Lecturer for 7 years. He’s also an alum of the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program at the University of Michigan, the Talent Management Institute at the University of North Carolina, and Edgar Schein’s Process Consulting Seminars at the Cape Cod Institute.
He and his family of musicians and outdoor adventurers live in Rochester, Michigan.
Brandon is the founder of Work Arts and you can connect with him on LinkedIn.
"Brandon worked with us to re-invent our organization design. He was very hands-on and provided more than a recommendation, but a product and roadmap to execute and achieve the results we were looking for. Working with Brandon helped speed our process and his ability to challenge and ask questions in a constructive way led to better results. Brandon is easy to work with. He focuses on what needs to be done and does not come in with agendas to expand the scope of the project."
~ Carl Beckwith - CEO, Dura Automotive Systems and Shiloh Industries
Ben Bryson - President & Klaus Kassing, VP Strategic Development at HBK - Hottinger, Bruel, & Kjaer
“We've successfully worked with Brandon on several M&A projects. He brings HR and organization expertise and has a hands-on approach. He was quickly perceived as an internal team member, always had a pragmatic mindset, demonstrated good judgement on what should be prioritized or deprioritized, and focused on the key value drivers. Brandon effectively contributed to our due diligence and integration planning, and hence to successfully realize deal value."
Kevin Naughton - President, PrintComm
“Brandon helped us when our growth trajectory had created a real need to upgrade our capabilities to expand and retain our workforce and prepare our leadership to scale. He helped us see the need to decentralize leadership to get more of the decision-making to our managers and team leaders. Brandon is highly skilled at helping to solve real business problems, and at creating a plan to execute."
Joe Vorih - CEO, Genuit Group (Former President of HBK - Hottinger, Bruel, & Kjaer)
“We needed someone to lead the due diligence and integration of a significant and highly-strategic acquisition. Brandon's extensive senior HR leadership in complex businesses, experience in integration and cultural alignments, and easy-to-work with style made him the right choice. He meshed with our senior team well, and functioned as if he were a part of our team throughout. The acquisition, including retention and transition of key leaders, was a clear success in no small part due to his work. I have a small network of trusted consultants who have earned the trust and rapport so key to work effectively with my senior leadership team on important projects. For people, acquisition integration and organization projects - Brandon is top of my list. Strategic projects, requiring a degree of trust and judgement, are where Brandon shines."
Jennifer Holme - Chief of Staff, VentureWell
“We derived tremendous value from Brandon's OD recommendations and the frameworks he brought to our organization to help us grow. Brandon brings far more than recommendations for org structure and focuses on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your organization. He's fun to work with, very knowledgeable, and is willing to challenge you."