Ann Close, PHR/CPPresident/Owner
Ann is the Founder and Senior Human Resources Coach/Consultant for Close HR. With 20+ years of HR and senior-level leadership expertise and 10+ years of small business ownership success, Ann is a highly trusted HR/People Management business partner. She most often serves as a subject matter HR expert and consultant/advisor to C-level executives and entrepreneurs.
Ann is a Certified Professional HR Consultant and is a member of both the National Chapter of SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) and the local SHRM chapter, RMSHRM (Raleigh Metro Society of Human Resources Management). In addition, she is a frequent speaker and presenter on HR and small business subject matter for community and client-based events.
Ann is an active member and participant in several Chambers of Commerce in the Triangle area and volunteers with several community affiliations. She has a strong commitment to faith, family, and serving others, and being a strong advocate for entrepreneurship and small businesses. When not working, Ann’s favorite pastime is watching a great game of college or pro football, as well as college basketball or baseball.