Mike T. Smith, SPHR, CPA

Strategic HR Business Advisor

Mike has more than 20 years of human resources (HR) experience and specializes in strategic HR business advisory services, manager and leadership training, leadership coaching, employee engagement and retention strategies, and strategic planning. Renowned as an innovative advisor, he offers a unique blend of HR and business expertise that provides fresh insight into organizational challenges and opportunities for companies of all sizes in various industries. Mike is adept at translating a client’s strategic vision into initiatives that improve performance, collaboration, and engagement.

Prior to joining GFC in 2022, he held various progressive HR leadership roles including serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development for Premier Members Credit Union and as a Partner and Senior HR Consultant for Fluence.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Exercise Physiology degrees from the University of Louisville. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Executive Coach and Associate Certified Coach (CEC and ACC), an Everything DiSC® Certified Practitioner, and he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • University of Louisville – Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Executive Coach (CEC)
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Everything DiSC® Certified Practitioner