Patrick K. Collard, MHR
Mr. Collard has worked in Human Resources for over 25-years conducting recruiting, interviewing, and employment screening. As a Human Resources Consultant that focuses on startups and small businesses, he has continuously demonstrated success from hire-to-fire for his clients. However, his strengths include the hiring process (i.e., the recruiting, interviewing, and screening stages), and employment law, creating job descriptions, performing salary analyses, writing job offers, and policy creation.
Mr. Collard holds both a B.A. in Law and Society Phi Kappa Phi and a Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations with a concentration in Employment and Labor Law from Penn State University. His capstone/thesis was entitled A Small Business Perspective: Minimizing Discrimination in Recruiting, Interviewing, and Screening. Mr. Collard is also a Doctor of Management student at the University of Maryland University College where his research consists of examining the methods of controlling subjective personal biases among human resources persons in charge of interviewing and hiring job candidates.
Mr. Collard knows how to hire great people with his insightful pragmatic best business practices that will not only minimize your legal risk, but also help your business compete, succeed, and grow. He may be reached at 1(888) 462-2251 x 83 (PT).
Amy A. Schmidt, MST, CPA
Member & Controller
Ms. Schmidt is responsible for client accounts, and company financials, budgeting, and forecasting. In conjunction with her work at trustHR | GObackgrounds for over 25-years, Ms. Schmidt also maintains a thriving small business accounting practice and has worked for several national public accounting firms in Wisconsin over the course of her career.
In addition to being a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Schmidt holds a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Marquette University. She is also an active member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves as financial adviser to several Wisconsin non-profit entities.
Ms. Schmidt is happy to answer any questions regarding your client account (i.e., questions about pricing, credit card charges, invoicing). She may be reached at 1(888) 462-2251 x 84 (CT).