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 About Mike Miles

You handled a delicate employee relations situation with tact and wisdom, creativity and confidentiality. I would recommend You to any organization needing Human Resources help. You are the best!
       Mary Demers, Director of Employee Services, Portland Water District

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Mike Miles, SPHR-SCP, has held positions as the Senior Human Resources Leader in several high-visibility organizations, including the City of Portland, Maine and the University of New England. He has also provided foundational HR guidance for small organizations. He has extensive experience in varied environments, including for profit and nonprofit, union and non-union and in stand-alone and merged companies. His career emphasis has been on developing thriving organizational cultures that support optimal performance and maintain fiscal accountability.


Mike has a history of developing and implementing innovative HR practices that engage employees and curb costs. His specialties include:

  • Recruitment, Onboarding and Retention

  • Employee Relations, including Managing Difficult Employees

  • Performance Management

  • Value-Based Insurance Design and Associated Wellness Programming

  • Optimizing Organizational Culture, including During Mergers

  • Executive and Supervisory Coaching

  • Unbiased Fact Finding for Disputes, and

  • DEI


Mike currently serves on the Board of Milestone Recovery, one of more than two dozen boards upon which he has served in the last 40 years.


Mike has also been retained as a Fact Finder for the Maine Labor Relations Board, and was pleased to have received the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award for his lifetime of civil rights activism from the Portland, ME chapter of NAACP in 2010. Mike lives in Westbrook, Maine, with his wife, Grace Cleaves.


"I have never in my career met a Human Resources leader with the knowledge and passion that Mike has..."

Phillip Robertson
Sr. Vice President at The Mercer Group

"Mike combines superior technical skills with outstanding ability to work effectively with both individuals and groups."                            Valerie Landry, MissionReach 

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