Marisa Eckberg PHR, SHRM-CP
CEO/Grey Owl HR
Not all answers to HR issues are black and white. Human Resources is definitely not one size fits all. That’s what Marisa has learned in her more than 15 years of industry experience. Specializing in customization, and with her in-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations and their application to businesses, Marisa focuses on creating solutions to unique HR problems. Of course, solutions vary depending on the situation, the organization, industry, the goals of the business and its employees.
Her passion for working with her clients in the grey areas of HR to find solutions that are right for them and their business needs is what ignited the Grey Owl HR concept. Marisa believes that genuinely effective people strategies are not “one size fits all” but while her strategies remain malleable, she is a true perfectionist about maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
At Grey Owl HR, Marisa works with her clients to design HR strategies to fit their organization, industry, and company culture. Working side-by-side with her clients as a business partner, providing guidance in the areas of employee relations, recruitment and retention, on-boarding programs, compensation planning, learning and development, engagement and recognition, organizational culture, leadership development, and compliance, she fills critical gaps that could otherwise leave her clients open to possible litigation.
That is the strength in hiring a true HR professional.
Marisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the University of North Texas. She is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). In addition, she is credentialed by the Society of Human Resource Management as a Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-CP).
Mallory Herrin SPHR, SHRM-CP, CPLC
Mallory Herrin is an experienced human resources consultant and industry recognized thought leader, serving small and mid-size businesses. As HerrinHR’s Principal HR Consultant, she is responsible for guiding the human resources function for clients across a variety of industries throughout the United States. Along with the HerrinHR team, she creates and implements effective HR strategies for clients across all areas of HR based on forecasting business needs to support client short-term and long-term goals and growth plans.
As the HR representation of her clients’ executive leadership teams, she handles a variety of HR issues, builds and improves the HR function’s foundation and structure, leads investigations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims, oversees other HR functional areas such as benefits, payroll, and risk, assists in selecting and implementing relevant software, and works to streamline processes and improve efficiencies of the overall HR function.
HerrinHR actively monitors the state and federal regulatory landscape to identify changes to laws, regulations, and legal actions that have an impact on our clients, and we create and execute action plans that ensures our clients remain compliant while continuing to meet their strategic objectives. We provide training, recruiting, handbooks, job descriptions, onboarding programs, compensation structure development, fractional HR leadership, and much more.
Mallory also produces content – such as podcasts, video tutorials, and written articles in collaboration with other industry organizations, such as HR Insider, for distribution to clients and other HR professionals. She is active in the Society for Human Resources Management at the national and local levels and speaks at HR conferences throughout Texas. In addition to holding SPHR, SHRM-CP, and CPLC certifications she has over 15 years of HR experience.