Regan MacBain Traub, CPC
Founder and Managing Principal
Regan founded The Human Resource Consortium in 1995 as the first comprehensive and integrated systems-based human resource management, organization design, and organization development consulting firm on the U.S. eastern seaboard. The HRC is a ‘boutique’ consultancy that enhances organization performance through strategy-centric, highly customized, compelling and transparent HR and OD solutions. The Firm actively partners with clients’ staff to build internal capability and buy-in as well as minimize consultant cost and dependency. She’s led The HRC team’s development of leading-edge culture and HR capability methodology, solving dozens of ‘mission impossible’ challenges and challenging retained search assignments.
Regan brings extensive expertise in solving complex strategy, culture-shifting, change management, staffing and retention issues as well as search. She consults with CEOs, leadership teams, and HR executives focused on HR effectiveness, HR systems and practices, HR/OD leadership, and search in growth and turnaround strategies for an array of organizations in industry and size. Clients include Aetna, American Medical Response, Beiersdorf NA, Bridgeport Public Schools, Campbell Soup, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, CHEFA, Chubb, CHIF, Creative BioMolecules/Curis, Eastern CT Health Network, Ensign Bickford Industries, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, HealthTrust, Housing Authority Insurance Group, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Massey’s Glass & Aluminum, Merrill Lynch Insurance Group, New London Public Schools, New Reach, Northeast Utilities, Oak Hill, Providence College, PWC, Richemont, St. Mary’s Hospital, State of CT, Wawa, Women’s Health USA, Workers’ Compensation Trust and many others.
Regan’s career began with nursing where she developed invaluable skills in systemic assessment and integrated solutions to complex issues. She then spent fourteen years in international and domestic business operations for Nippon Steel (world’s largest steel manufacturer) in Market Research and Analysis with responsibility for 13 Japanese trading firms, as Purchasing Agent for a key PEMEX contractor and then in operations leadership for two rapid growth financial services firms where she accomplished desired firm and service line expansion. Recognizing the critical importance of right people and people systems to achieve strategy, she began focusing on HR with search consultation to healthcare and financial services before founding The HRC.
She earned her certifications of Certified Personnel Consultant in 1989 and Senior Professional in Human Resource Management in 2001. In addition to a heavy professional workload, Regan has been a life-long volunteer. For the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM HQ), she has served as a Regional Board Member, Director of Professional Development and Chief HR Officer Initiative Co-Chair. For SHRM Connecticut, she served as Founding State Director, Conference Chair, and Nominating Chair. As its CT State Director, she initiated the state’s infrastructure, developed its leadership Council, founded/affiliated three additional SHRM chapters and also designed and led the SHRM Tri-State Conference, serving as Program and Conference Chair for almost two decades. During 8 years on the Capital Region Workforce Development Board, she served as Member of its Performance Management Committee, Co-Chair of the Employer Relations Committee, and Board of Directors. She has served on other numerous Boards including the CT Association of Personnel Services, CT Critical Incident Stress Management Network, CT MS Society, a $25M community mental health non-profit as Succession Planning Chair, Watch Hill Yacht Club where she led its pivotal, two-year strategic planning initiative and for Stonington Country Club as Executive Committee Member, Board Member, and Hospitality Chair to accomplish a culture and operational transformation.