Michelle D. Henriksen



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Michelle is a Director in FGMK’s Human Resources Advisory Services Practice. She has over 25 years of human resource management experience both in industry and by assisting clients through a wide variety of HR issues, including change management, compensation and benefits planning, corporate immigration, cultural alignment, global mobility, operations and compliance, performance management, and recruiting.

As a strategic partner to human resources professionals and executive leadership teams, she has assisted organizations in raising performance levels by understanding and mitigating people issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, right sizing organizations through restructuring/turnaround events, and advising on human resources practices, statutory requirements, and culture when expanding operations internationally.

Michelle’s industry expertise includes companies within the chemical manufacturing, healthcare, higher education, legal, medical device, retail, and technology sectors.

Prior to joining FGMK in 2020, Michelle was an advisory director in Grant Thornton’s operations transformation practice. She previously worked for Accenture, Zulkie Partners, Huron Consulting Group, and Walgreens USA.

Education and Certifications

  • M.I.M., Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • B.A., International Studies, Emory University

Professional and Civic

  • Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC)
  • HR Mergers & Acquisitions Roundtable