Michael Pilnick

Chief Human Resources Officer

Michael Pilnick leads all human capital functions and processes for First Advantage

Michael is the Chief Human Resources Officer for First Advantage.  Michael first joined First Advantage in 2013 and was a key member of the executive team integrating various new acquisitions into the new First Advantage and now leads all human capital functions and processes for First Advantage.   Michael has extensive experience in high growth, turnaround environments.

Prior to First Advantage, he was Chief Human Resources Officer for Wolters Kluwer, a publicly traded €3.425 billion global business to business information services leader, where he had strategic and day-to-day operating leadership of the HR function for Wolters Kluwer’s profit centers in the Americas, the UK and Asia/Pacific as well as the global shared services organization.

Michael has a B.S. degree in Education and Anthropology from the University of Arizona and an M.S. degree in Human Resources Management with a specialization in organizational design from the New School for Social Research in New York.

He is a frequent speaker at professional organizations such as the Human Resource Planning Society and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, HRO Magazine and other workforce management publications.  Michael is considered a thought leader and sought after public speaker on human capital topics including culture change, human capital metrics, outsourcing partnerships, and HR shared services.