About Michelle

Michelle Gabor

Founder & Owner

Michelle Gabor, MBA and CPA, has held responsibility at both strategic and functional levels in a variety of areas in the financial institution, non-profit, and manufacturing industries for over twenty years. In addition to senior finance/accounting roles with 4 organizations she has also led human resources and online services/call center operations. Michelle has been responsible for driving change and improving processes with proven success in organizations ranging from small start-ups to a credit union with $1.5 billion in assets in the highly regulated financial institution industry.

Personal Traits

— Resourceful
— Flexible
— Respectful
— Friendly
— Responsive

Business Traits

— Result Driven
— Effective Communicator
— Experienced Strategist
— Holistic Solutions
— Supportive Coach and Mentor

Experience

Educators Credit Union
CFO, VP of Finance, VP of E-Services, VP of Internal Audit, HR Generalist
Racine Family YMCA
Chief Financial Officer/Human Resources Director/IT
Patina Solutions
Business Mentor
Member Loyalty Group
Board Member and Treasurer
Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc.
Controller/Human Resources Manager
River Bend Nature Center
Founding Board Member, Current President and past Treasurer
Gateway Technical College
Adjunct Instructor, Advisory Committee Member, Civic Action Plan Committee Member
Robert Half Management Resources
Interim Controller and Interim Human Resources Manager/HRIS Project Implementation.
LaCrosse/Rainfair Safety Products
Human Resources Director
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Adjunct Instructor
Leadership Racine
Graduate and Team Mentor
CliftonLarsonAllen
Tax Associate

Accomplishments

Michelle was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She is a Certified Public Accountant who earned a MBA and an Accounting undergraduate degree.

Michelle’s experience includes 11 years with a large credit union, 6 years with non-profits as an employee and a founding board member, and 7 years in manufacturing.

Led improvement in internal and external service satisfaction in an organization that uses the net promoter customer satisfaction metric.

Served on new project and service teams to provide cost/benefit analysis, implementation best practices, and improved inter-departmental cooperation and effectiveness. Devised a project scoping process to ensure that people and monetary resources would be available and that project proposals supported the organization’s values and strategic goals.

Led the team who implemented mobile banking at Educators Credit Union and led the organization through an online banking system conversion. This included all aspects of product selection, contract negotiation, internal collaboration, project planning, and vendor management throughout and following the project.

Served as the senior finance/human resources/administrative leader for a non-profit and was also a founding board member for a new non-profit. As the Treasurer she led the organization’s start-up and established strategic planning, financial systems, staffing, and related concerns and has since served as the board President. She has also served as Treasurer for a young and growing B to B service company.

Experienced with vendor management and due diligence with history of negotiating more favorable terms, more vendor service and support, and/or better pricing.

Meet Michelle Gabor

Michelle lives in southeastern Wisconsin along the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor. She loves to camp, kayak, travel, read, garden, and is a dedicated Green Bay Packers fan. She has been an active community volunteer for decades.

She believes work can and should be meaningful and satisfying. We spend a lot of time and energy working so why not enjoy it? A great body of research proves that when your goals, processes, systems and people are in alignment you get more engagement and better results as an organization so it is a win-win for everyone involved.