VC-Backed Software Chief Operating Officer
"Maurice was a lifesaver for us. As a hyper growth startup we were aware of the importance of a world class team, but we didn't know the first thing about how to implement scalable solutions and processes to address HR, recruiting, culture, and human capital growth. Maurice's experience and authentic passion for coaching put us and our team at ease and we transitioned from a state of borderline chaos to one of calm and control. "
VC-Backed Software Chief Executive Officer
"My co-founder and I worked with Maurice for almost 2 years. He helped us grow from 35 to 70 employees. He was instrumental in that growth. Simply put-- we could not have done it without him. We were first time founders with limited management experience. Venture backed fast growing start-up. Little did we know that after 35 employees, "people problems" will become a big part of our responsibility. These problems were often emotionally taxing, unlike engineering or product problems. We were quite lost and drowned when we found Maurice. His methodology was precise and had immediate impact. Both my co-founder and I grew as managers and executives because of Maurice. Apart from long-term coaching, he helped us navigate a few challenging situations where we had to get "a new horse for a new course" at the VP level. He guided us through the process and conversations -- incredible! Would highly, highly recommend Maurice. He's so good because he has done it, not just read about it. We ended up with a successful exit with life changing outcomes. Thank you Maurice!"
PE Portfolio CHRO + Legal Software Chief People Officer
"I have had the honor of working with Maurice for 5+ years at this point. Our first interaction was during an Executive Leadership Development program, where he designed and facilitated a 9 month program for rising Executives across a PE portfolio. Maurice and I partnered on several talent initiatives and needless to say that I was impressed so much by his expertise that I found a way to continue our partnership. Maurice and I worked together directly for nearly 3 years where he played a pivotal role in integrating 15+ acquisitions globally, overseeing the Talent Acquisition function, developing the company’s Change Management muscle, building world-class Learning & Development and Leadership Development programs, and developing the company’s first formal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program. Maurice is always a pleasure to work with – creative, open-minded, energetic, and an abundance of intellectual curiosity to ensure all of his programs are backed by data and proven results. I highly recommend Maurice as a hands-on operator, an experienced consultant, or a valuable thought partner depending on your needs"
Founder/CEO and Management Consultant
"What I treasure most about working with Maurice is his natural capability to see the best outcomes for both the organization and people, while identifying worst-case scenarios early, and developing appropriate avoidance or mitigation strategies. That, and his passion for the work - he truly loves client interaction and people-focused development programs"
PE-backed Expense Management Software Chief People Officer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Maurice over the past 6 years on several complex initiatives, mainly focused on post M&A integration. I was also a student in a “mini MBA” program that he designed and where he often delivered various forms of content. In all of Maurice’s roles, he brings the unique skill of simplifying the complex. He also has the ability to break down the thickest and highest of walls, with the authentic approach he has to everything he does. When approached with a problem, Maurice comes to the table with a variety of potential solutions and works with you to determine the best path forward. He is not someone who operates solely on academic theory; he is a hands on partner that is able to put actionable plans into place that drive results. If you’re looking for a consultant who is thoughtful, knowledgeable, genuine, and actually fun to work with, Maurice is your person. "
PE-backed Software Chief Executive Officer + Chief Operating Officer
"Mergers and acquisitions are hard work. So often, leaders are busy merging products, systems and processes, but overlook the importance of effectively bringing the people together. I have been fortunate to partner with Maurice on multiple M&A projects and HCM initiatives. His best practices and playbooks helped me to orchestrate the critical, and sensitive aspects of bringing people together. In every single instance, Maurice has impacted eNPS, employee engagement and reduced the inevitable employee churn that happens with change. Since our time in private equity together, I have reached out to Maurice for advice and mentorship on multiple projects. Maurice can see the big picture, and still catch the critical details. He has guided my team through esoteric compliance and regulatory guidelines, while making it feel accessible. Whether it be shepherding early-stage leaders, or advising seasoned executives, Maurice impacts every level of an organization. His foundations are built on tried-and-true guiding principles, while his finger remains on the pulse of emerging thought leadership in Human Capital Management. I’ve brought Maurice in to assist with multiple organizations over the past 5 years, and continue to leverage his expertise and recommend him at every turn. "
PE Portfolio-wide Executive, Board Member and Chief Operating Officer
"I’ve worked with Maurice over the past decade on a ton of large complex employee-impacting situations. We partnered on acquisition integrations, critical organizational changes, and leadership development, to name a few, and his counsel and guidance were particularly valuable for keeping my organizations growing during the pandemic. When it comes to the “people” domain, I need someone who won’t hold back or sugar coat the message. He is exactly the person I want guiding me in this space. We may not always agree, but with Maurice there is creativity. There is candor. Most of all, there is trust. I may have a solid idea of an approach, but often he wouldn’t take long to present another perspective I hadn’t considered that reframed the problem with a better course of action. And, there’s healthy conflict where my ideas can be challenged and I his, with nothing left unsaid. I’ve found this type of working relationship is the difference between good outcomes and great ones."