Personal Profile

Michael Brisciana
A little more about me . . .

Professional Background

  • 20 years HR management experience at Fortune-500, small business, consulting, and non-profit organizations


  • ISM Insurance Services – Wilmington, DE (2006 – present)
  • First American Corporation — Uniondale, NY, and St. Petersburg, FL (1993 – 2005)
  • Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens — Brooklyn, NY (1990 – 1992)


  • MBA – Loyola University Chicago
  • BS – Bucknell University
  • SPHR certification

Favorite Roles and Professional Highlights

  • Managed the HR side of 30+ acquisitions, integrating 5000+ employees into our division
  • Created HR intranets when the internet was still in its infancy
  • Co-led the development and implementation of division-wide performance management system
  • Wrote book on “hiring and firing” practices and a 350-page sample policy manual
  • Featured speaker at industry conferences
  • Currently experimenting with “podcasts” and other social media

Heart and Soul

  • Born and raised in New York (Long Island)
  • As a diehard Mets fan, have lived “in exile” in South Jersey (Phillies country) and worked in Wilmington, DE (also Phillies country) for the past 4 1/2 years through two or more epic Mets collapses (sigh)
  • Have recently become a big fan of “new country” music (yes — an unusual thing for a “New York guy”): Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band
  • Food: Italian, Chinese, Barbecue (especially anything grilled on backyard barbecue)
  • Restaurants: PF Chang’s; Cuba Libre; Olive Garden (don’t tell my brother the chef), and “hole in the wall” restaurants far and wide
  • Festival: San Gennaro festival in New York (each September)
  • Book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  • Travel: Italy (Rome, Sorrento); London; Paris (had the best Italian gelato in Paris!)

Contact Info

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