accelHRate vastly improves the HR function’s impact on organizations of all sizes.

We deliver tools, strategies and best in class HR talent to Boards, CEOs, and CHROs who recognize the need for innovative HR functions that can thrive in rapidly changing business environments.

The pressure on the function is at an all-time high. CHROs and their teams are required to be business and talent strategists, culture architects and drivers, employee advocates, confidants/advisors, and flawless implementers. accelHRate leaders have worked with hundreds of small and large HR functions across all industries; we have seen it all, from highly ineffective to highly effective.

We understand how to create and develop innovative, agile and forward-thinking HR functions at the level of sophistication our clients require. accelHRate partners with commercial businesses (small, midsize and large) across all industries, venture capital companies, private equity firms, government agencies and traditional providers to accelerate game-changing solutions.


Grace Blue Snags Chief Talent Officer As Asia Pacific CEO

Executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has named Jean-Michel Wu as its Asia Pacific chief executive officer to lead the firm’s expansion across the region. He will be based in Grace Blue’s regional head office in Singapore alongside APAC chairman Michael Maedel, partners Helen Duffy and Hilda Ng. In addition, he will join the global board of

accelHRate Recruits CHRO for Engility Holdings

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Susan Balaguer as senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Engility Holdings, Inc. Kimberly Shanahan, founding president and chief executive officer, led the search along with vice president Kelly McPherson. Engility Holdings, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated solutions and services for the U.S. government,

accelHRate Lands CHRO for Service King

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Sean Huurman as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Service King. Kimberly Shanahan, president and chief executive officer of accelHRate, led the search. As CHRO, Mr. Huurman will oversee all administrative operations and lead the department’s efforts across Service King’s national footprint. He joins Service