Sarah H. Gresham

HR Director, Learning & Development Instructor
Learning & Development
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Sarah is an experienced talent management leader with a track record of successes in helping organizations solve complex recruitment and retention challenges through integrated strategies for talent acquisition, performance management, rewards, and retention. She is an advocate of future-focused leadership strategy, succession planning, executive coaching, talent pipeline building, and data-driven decision making.


Sarah draws on almost 20 years of experience in sales, recruitment, HR, and talent management within large for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated the ability to transform ideas into specific, goal-driven results in response to employees’ and clients’ greatest needs.

As a talent leader, she helps her clients build the culture needed for success by maintaining a keen focus on talent acquisition and retention, forward thinking, forging strong relationships with staff, and talent sourcing on regional and national levels. Through her leadership, organizations she has worked with have earned accreditations from CARF and the Joint Commission, certification from WELCOA, and listing among the Best Places to Work.

Former and current colleagues describe Sarah as action oriented, entrepreneurial, and adaptable. She is committed to servant leadership, developing and coaching employees to achieve high performance, and establishing a unified strategy to carry an organization’s vision forward. Her wide-ranging experience in finance, manufacturing, sales and marketing, IT/software, health care, insurance, legal services, nonprofits, engineering, materials management, project management, and HR makes her a valued recruiting partner.

Key Accomplishments

  • Drove recruiting activity to boost employers’ reputations as leaders in their industries
  • Achieved annual savings for one client of almost $300,000 through internal management and retention of pool and contingent staff
  • Developed and managed the implementation of key metrics to measure the ROI from specific recruiting initiatives


Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, and a Certificate in Human Resources from UW-Milwaukee. She is also a graduate of Marquette University’s Future Milwaukee leadership program.

Professional and Community Activities

Sarah co-chairs the Performance & Development Special Interest Group of the Milwaukee chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (Metro Milwaukee SHRM). She is also a regular blood donor.