More About Michelle
Michelle Del Santo is a strategic, collaborative, employee-experience focused human resources and organizational development professional with over 15 years of experience in various industries, including technology, healthcare and natural foods. She has passion for building diverse, high-performing teams, fostering strong company cultures and developing people.
Before becoming a consultant, Michelle served as the VP of Talent and Culture at SurveyGizmo. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Operations at SurveyGizmo partnering with the CEO in executing all operations initiatives, including human resources, compliance, security, and customer success. Initially, at SurveyGizmo, she was brought on board as the first HR professional for this fast growing, boot strapped, technology startup. She developed and implemented all of the HR strategies, processes, policies and initiatives. During her time there, in recognition of the company’s strong operational performance and outstanding company culture, SurveyGizmo made the Denver Post’s Top Places to Work 2017 list and was also named a Forbes 2017 Small Giant.
Known as a candid C-level advisor with high emotional intelligence and a natural ability to inspire, she is passionate about helping organizations to grow through creating sustainable programs that support employee development, deep corporate values and operational efficiencies.
Prior to SurveyGizmo, Michelle served as the first HR professional at another fast-growing technology startup, RegOnline. She established the organization’s HR infrastructure and policies, and organized workflows and operational procedures to support initial growth. When the company was acquired by The Active Network, Michelle was Instrumental in facilitating a smooth transition for all of the employees. Michelle stayed on board with Active serving as a Regional Human Resources Manager, overseeing the HR functions for a region with a globally distributed workforce of over 200.
Michelle served in other human resources roles at Boulder Community Health and Wild Oats Markets (now Whole Foods). She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and a trained mediator through Mares-Dixon & Associates and the Colorado Bar Association.
Michelle lives in the Boulder–Metro area and loves spending time outdoors gardening, cycling or hiking.