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David J. Baker, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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David J. Baker, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Founder, CEO

David J. Baker, the Founder, and CEO of Human Capital Advisors have almost 30 years of corporate, executive entrepreneurial leadership and business experience that spans multiple industries. He is particularly adept at linking human capital strategy and operations with organizational goals and objectives. His first book, The Everything HR Kit, was published in August 2010 by the American Management Association.

Before Human Capital Advisors was established, Dave led the Human Capital Solutions practice for Adams Capital Management, one of the largest venture capital firms in the country. His work there included executive accountablility, management and professional assessments, alongside coaching and recruitment programs in the U.S. He also served as the internal HR consultant to ACM's entire portfolio of companies.

Previously, Dave thrived as Director of Human Resources for ADC Telecommunications in Minneapolis. Earlier in his career, he was the first human resources executive for WQED Communications, home of Mister Rogers, National Geographic Specials, and numerous other national productions. Dave's journey began as the HR Manager for the Swiss aerospace company Contraves Goerz.

Dave holds an MA in Human Resource Management from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA, and a BA in Psychology and Industrial Relations from Saint Vincent College. He served on the Board of Directors for McGuire Home, the Pittsburgh Human Resource Association, the Marcellus Resource Group, and the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association and other organizations focused on advancing the field of human resource management.

In 2003, Dave was awarded Lifetime Distinction as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Society of Human Resource Management in Alexandria, Virginia, which recognizes extraordinary leadership within the human resources profession.

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