Michael Warech

Managing Director, Human Resources Advisory Practice Leader


Michael is a Managing Director at Centri Business Consulting and is the leader of the firm’s Human Resources Advisory Practice. He has more than 30 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing data-driven human capital solutions that demonstrably impact an organization’s bottom line. Over his career, he has led numerous projects for a variety of Fortune 1000 organizations across multiple industry sectors. Michael’s consulting work focuses on talent management and other competency-based human resource system applications, HR transformation, HR analytics/score carding, employee engagement/employee experience, organization design, employment branding, organization development, and change management.

Prior to his time with Centri, Michael founded Warech Associates LLC, a human capital consulting firm focused on helping individuals, teams, and organizations succeed. Here, he designed integrated strategic, process, and programming solutions for his clients as well as helped organizations develop leadership capabilities and inclusive work environments.

Michael served as Watson Wyatt’s (now Willis Towers Watson) North American Organization Effectiveness Practice Leader. There he led the design and management of Watson Wyatt’s groundbreaking Human Capital Index® (HCI) research, which resulted in the 2002 book entitled The Human Capital Edge.
Michael previously served as lead Solutions Architect for Harvard Business Publishing’s Corporate Learning Group. In this capacity, he designed and implemented cutting-edge learning and leadership development programming for a myriad of target audiences across a variety of industry sectors. Earlier in his career, he served as principal consultant for several boutique human capital firms in the New York metropolitan area.

Michael has published book chapters and papers in leading peer-review journals and has presented his work in the areas of talent management, leadership development, HR transformation, metrics and analytics, and organizational measurement at global and national conferences.

Throughout his career, Michael has been sought out for his expert opinions on issues in the workplace. He has been quoted in newspapers, magazines, and websites, including the Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore-Sun Times, USA Today, Crain’s, HR Executive Magazine, and CBS Marketwatch.

Michael holds a Ph.D. and M.S., both in Applied Psychology, from Stevens Institute of Technology, and completed his undergraduate work at Emory University.