Our People

Donald H. Tyler, Jr.
Principal and Executive Vice President

Donald H. Tyler, Jr. has been a human resources consultant since 1982. Prior to becoming Principal and Executive Vice President of Human Resource Partners, LLC, he was Executive Vice President and Principal of a Portland based human resource consulting firm. Previously he was a Vice President of Olney Associates, a Boston based human resource management consulting firm. Donald has managed projects for many clients throughout Maine, Massachusetts and other New England states, representing the financial, healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, public, and general industry sectors.

Donald brings considerable expertise to Human Resource Partners, LLC in all aspects of human resources management including: the design and implementation of base pay, incentive and executive compensation plans; internal equity studies; salary and benefit surveys; executive search; outplacement; organizational diagnosis; and performance management. He works closely with clients in developing cost effective and responsive pay delivery systems.

Prior to his consulting experience, Donald served as a top human resources executive in the healthcare and banking industries in central and southern Maine.

He has been active in community affairs and most recently served as Board President of Pottle Hill, Inc., a non-profit organization serving people with disabilities in Androscoggin and Oxford counties.

Ellen D. Gottlieb
Principal and Executive Vice President

Ellen D. Gottlieb, Principal and Executive Vice President of Human Resource Partners, LLC has over twenty five years of experience in organizational development, training, and management consultation in the private, non-profit and governmental sectors. Her human resource expertise includes combined skills in counseling, consulting and business.

Ellen is on the adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland’s National Leadership Institute, a licensed off site facility of the Center of Creative Leadership. There she is a trainer/facilitator for the Leadership Development Program, an intensive week long program for management and executive development. In addition, she is an instructor for the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Continuing Education, facilitating the Leadership Certificate program, as well as teaching courses in the Certificate Programs for Human Resources, and for Training & Development.

Prior to Human Resource Partners LLC, Ellen was Executive Vice President of a Portland based human resource consulting firm, where she provided a range a human resource services. She also held several Vice-President level positions, including Vice President at Corporate Surveys, specializing in organizational assessment and effectiveness. In this capacity, she conducted numerous climate, employee and customer surveys. She also provided training and consultation in organizational change, leadership development, team building, team development, executive and mid-management level coaching, executive search, customer satisfaction, and issues related to sexual harassment, hiring, managing performance, and terminations.

Prior to Corporate Surveys, Ellen was Vice President of Human Resources at UNUM Life Insurance Company. She supported senior management on a wide variety of organizational matters, including the human resource implications of strategic business change, and corporate wide training and development. Before UNUM, she held the position of Director of Community Services for DayOne, during which time she consulted to both school systems and business, and made numerous public, television and radio appearances.

Ellen is a well known speaker and trainer at both the local and national level, and frequent contributor to New England business magazines and newspapers. She sits on the Board of the Maine Human Resources Management Association, and previously served on the boards and/or committees of the Children’s Museum of Maine, the United Way, Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, Maine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and DayOne.

She has a M.Ed. from the University of Southern Maine, with advanced course work toward her MBA. She is a member of the OD Network, Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning Society, and Human Resource Conference Board.