December 4, 2019 / Press Release
HR Imagined President Cheryl Paxton-Hughes will join the Pittsburgh-based management consulting firm to deepen its HR experience as part of acquisition
Pittsburgh, PA, December 4, 2019 – Aspirant, a Pittsburgh-based global management consulting and technology firm, has acquired HR Imagined, an outsourced HR solution organization that provides on-demand HR services for small- to mid-market businesses.
This acquisition will expand Aspirant’s Organizational Effectiveness service area to include additional HR-based offerings across the employee life cycle, including HR transformation, outsourced HR, and HR technology. As part of the acquisition, HR Imagined President Cheryl Paxton-Hughes will join Aspirant as an Engagement Manager in the Organizational Effectiveness service area.
“We are thrilled for Cheryl to join the Aspirant team. Cheryl and HR Imagined bring a wealth of experience in HR and technology, broadening our Organizational Effectiveness offerings while affording us the opportunity to grow high demand HR services to larger industry players looking for similar support,” said Aspirant Vice President and Organizational Effectiveness Director Judy Johnson. “This acquisition reinforces Aspirant’s dedication to changing the way management consulting is delivered. We place importance on smaller, more experienced teams and accelerated results through unique modeling and use of technology, which affords us the ability to charge reasonable rates compared with traditional consulting companies. And Cheryl brings the type of commitment to clients and drive for results that will fit in perfectly at Aspirant.”
Paxton-Hughes is a seasoned business leader with experience in training and development, human resources, and information technology. She spent several years deploying talent management and HR strategies as well as developing and deploying organizational development processes and practices in a variety of industries including healthcare, legal, retail, manufacturing, and technology. Paxton-Hughes holds multiple HR and IT certifications, earned her MBA from Robert Morris University and undergraduate degree from Phoenix University.
“This acquisition will add tremendous value not only for HR Imagined clients but also for any market where there is a gap to serve mid-market organizations with both strategic and tactical HR services,” said Cheryl Paxton-Hughes, President of HR Imagined. “With unemployment at record lows in the United States, acquiring and retaining talent is a top priority for all organizations, regardless of size. HR Imagined’s portfolio of HR services will provide access to best-in-class people practices and services at affordable rates.”
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Aspirant is an innovative, values-driven global management consulting and technology firm. We utilize integrated expertise to drive business strategy and transformation across Organizational Effectiveness, Marketing & Innovation, Operations, Technology, Digital, and Program and Project Leadership. We are differentiated by our lean teams of experienced consultants, our innovative model fueled by leading-edge technology, our close partnerships with clients, and our commitment to client capability and sustained success. In addition, we are dedicated to raising awareness of and helping prevent domestic abuse through the Connection of Hope campaign. For more information, please visit www.aspirant.com.
ABOUT HR IMAGINED
Cheryl Paxton-Hughes, President of HR Imagined, has a unique background of human resources and information technology. She has a combined 20-years of experience leading HR & IT functions for a variety of industry and company sizes. She holds multiple HR and IT certifications and is an MBA graduate from Robert Morris University. Cheryl has led multiple IT and HR projects for both large and small-scaled organizations in a variety of industries including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, technology, and services. https://hrimagined.com/
John Conroy is Aspirant's Marketing Communications Manager, where he is helping fundamentally change the way management consulting services are delivered, as well as leading internal and external marketing and communications for the company. During his 11-year career, he has developed the ability to bring together creative and communicative storytelling with strategic vision and project management for marketing and advertising within various industries.