Michele Honomichl

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Celergo is the leading Global Payroll Service Provider managing local, offshore, and expat payrolls in over 110 countries for clients predominantly in the Financial Services, Business Services, Technology, and Oil & Gas industries. As the single point of contact for all global payroll needs, Celergo manages changes, calculations, compliance, funding and reporting through standardized global payroll processes that ensure visibility and compliance. Celergo supports it clients through its Centers of Excellence in Chicago, Budapest, and Singapore. As the CSO, Michele’s responsibilities include thought leadership and setting the strategic direction for Celergo’s services, technologies and market expansion. Celergo is an Inc 500/5000 Company 2009 -2013 and was named as one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2009 - 2011 and 2013 - 2016. Previously, Michele was a founder of GPSLink, and chief architect of the virtual relocation management model – a revolutionary web-based technology to help manage expatriate administration. Michele also worked at Ford Motor Company, where she supported the creation of a world-class expatriate administration center and launched a global expatriate management system. Michele holds a BS in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Michele has presented at APA, SHRM, The Conference Board, and many other Entrepreneurial and Relocation venues on a variety of Global Payroll, HR, Expatriate, Business and Technology topics. Michele is also the author of Chapter 13, International Payroll in the Payroll Answer Book by Wolters Kluwer, 2007 through 2016 Editions and of the Compliance Corner for Purely Global Magazine 2015 and 2016 Michele is a member of the American Payroll Association (APA), the Society for Human Resources (SHRM), and The Chicago Network. She was a finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest Region 2011 and 2012 and received the Upwardly Global Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2014

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