Throughout her career, Laura Purswell has developed a special interest in the challenges facing small and emerging businesses. She founded Compass HR Partners in 2014 to offer elite-level HR services to such clients, for whom they would not normally be available. She and her team of advisors are dedicated to providing smaller firms the benefits of wide industry knowledge, professional training, specialized resources, and diverse experience with all aspects of HR.
Laura is a seasoned business leader with more than 25 years of human resources leadership experience including over 15 years in executive management. As a consulting practitioner, Laura has applied her extensive expertise for her client companies to assess organizational needs, build the HR function, establish strategic business partnerships, develop and implement employee programs. Laura’s professional background includes consulting as an Affiliate Partner with Glenda Copeland & Associates, and executive and senior HR leadership roles with small business, global and national corporations and governmental entities. Laura holds both the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional designations.