About the Author

Business Operations & Human Resources Executive with a unique background leveraging strong: Accounting, HR Administration, strategic planning, Finance, project management and leadership skills.

A collaborative leader with a history of partnering closely with Corporate Executives, Finance, Operations, Leadership Teams and HR COEs to build critical and meaningful people relationships across organizations.

Leveraging Municipal and Federal Government experience through Finance, Tax, Accounting and Compensation positions at the Internal Revenue Service, the City of Austin Water Department and Austin Energy.

Michael K Francis

Photo By: Janel S. Jefferson

Michael is a proud Austinite; 

59 Prime is his first book.

As Corporate Controller, I led an FP&A team that strategically managed a $500M annual operating expense budget. As a senior HR Leader, I have served as HR Chief of Staff at two different Fortune 500 companies reporting directly to the HR SVP & CHRO; led several corporate career development, organizational restructurings and talent management initiatives; led a diverse HRBP team, acted as global HR Lead and simultaneously supported two GMs responsible for major business segments generating $16.4B in revenue with a client base of 36K full-time staff.

I have led and been a key contributing member on various highly confidential and transformative corporate projects and initiatives at four Fortune 500 companies in four different business industries. As Executive Advisor, I consulted in a CHRO capacity for a top rated US eCommerce company building out the entire HR operating platform.

I am currently optimizing my professional career experience as Founder of BEAM Executive Advisors, LLC. Providing executive consulting services across multiple disciplines, functions and industries. Firmly believing:

“Challenging business decisions become less complex and stressful when you put "People First"." And in today’s business environment, “It’s not the WHAT, but the HOW.”

Specialties: Talent Development & Management l Executive Coaching I Corporate Project Planning I Organizational Restructuring & Design I Compensation Planning I Strategic Workforce Planning l Financial & Performance Management l Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures I Metrics, Reporting & Analysis I Program Management I HR Administration, Policy & Procedure l Consulting & Advisory Services

Industry Experience: Biotechnology | Information Technology | Semiconductor | Manufacturing l Engineering & Building Construction I Federal Municipal & Local Government I Management Consulting I E-commerce I Human Resources