Dana Harper is a Talent and Program Management Consultant who specializes in transforming and improving organizational performance through its talent. With over 25 years of experience in everything from HRIS implementations, Learning and Development, Human Capital Operations/Management, Talent Acquisition, HR Shared Services and even Sales Best Practices, Dana has a breadth of experience in HR that is truly unique. She is incredibly versatile, delivering a broad range of services to many levels of organizations.
Dana is “fluent” in both employee and C-Suite communications and easily jumps between interactions to quickly build relationships and credibility. She is able to prioritize an organization’s most critical needs and will meet the business where it is with practical solutions and quick wins.
Dana holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development and has worked for some of the largest and most complex organizations in the world, relocating overseas to Asia, Australia and Europe when needed. She lives with her husband and son in Chicago and enjoys fitness, food and spending time with friends across the globe.
"Dana helped us reimagine a major shift in a short amount of time because she could instantly see what needed to be done. She is a quick start and has a knack for realizing what CHRO and CEO's are dealing with. Dana is tenacious and has an immediate, strong presence with a team, but is also very flexible. She is smart and has a great 'we can figure this out' attitude."
~ Ed N. - Managing Director, Strategic Consulting Group
Jessica S. - Human Resources Assistant, Commercial Real Estate Company
“Dana is very organized in her project management and tactical focus. She keeps everyone on task and makes it seem easy. Dana has a passion for talent recruitment and a strength for streamlining processes. She is efficient, upbeat, and a pleasure to work with. In short, I think she's terrific!"
Susan W. - Global Occupancy Planning Director, Future of Work Services Sector
“I brought Dana in when my HRBP was out on maternity leave. She definitely had some big shoes to fill, but I was impressed with how quickly she learned everything. Dana did a great job of keeping me informed and also bringing fresh ideas to the table. She is capable of brainstorming strategy and then also putting that into action. She is thoughtful, energetic, and always willing to jump in and help however she can."