About Us

Executive Team

Patrick G. Callaghan, Ph.D. - President

Patrick G. Callaghan is the founder and President of HR Partners, Inc. Dr. Callaghan is currently an Associate Professor at Northwood University and President of the Alliance for Excellence in Online Education.  Dr. Callaghan teaches in a number of disciplines including Human Resources, Management, Leadership and Organizational Development.   As President and founder of the Alliance, Dr. Callaghan leads an organization dedicated to the promotion of online learning best-practices among educational institutions in the Great Lakes Region.  He is the former Senior Vice President of AT&T Capital Corporation where he served as a strategic officer for ten years directing important corporate initiatives such as Competency Development, Succession Planning, Workforce Restructuring and Human Performance Management. Dr. Callaghan has earned a Bachelor of Arts from Albion College in Economics and Management, Masters of Arts in Human Resources from Central Michigan and a doctorate in Education from Wayne State University specializing in Instructional Technology.

(248) 594-1714 (Direct Dial)
(248) 875-6009 (Cellular)
drpat@bignet.net (E-Mail)

Paul E. Callaghan, Psy.D.

Dr. Paul Callaghan received his undergraduate degree in the Behavioral Sciences from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University. He has over ten year’s experience directing a private practice clinic to help individuals reach their potential and achieve their goals. He also specializes as a consulting psychologist to area businesses. In particular, he develops behavior-based assessments and interventions to facilitate organizational growth. Dr. Callaghan has developed a number of programs to assist business leaders in reaching their personal and professional potential. He has also conducted extensive research on the benefits and application of executive coaching.

(231) 935-8900 (Direct Dial)
drcal@att.net (E-Mail)

Joseph H. Callaghan, Ph.D.

Joseph H. Callaghan, Professor of Accounting at Oakland University’s School of Business Administration, specializes in Accounting Information Systems (AIS). He has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Financial Services Research, Review of Accounting Information Systems, and the Multinational Business Review. He has served as a consultant for businesses, such as ITT-Automotive and EDS, in the areas of systems development, financial planning, and ERP implementations. Joe received a Ph.D. in Accountancy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a joint J.D.-M.B.A. degree and B.S. in Accounting from the University of Detroit-Mercy.

(248) 370-3538 (Direct Dial)
callagha@oakland.edu (E-Mail)

Edward D. Callaghan, Ph.D. - Of Counsel

Edward D. Callaghan, is the Chair of the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Oakland Community College. He has over twenty years of experience in higher education administration and served as both Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and President of the Orchard Ridge Campus (1992-2005) at Oakland Community College. Prior to Oakland Community College, Dr. Callaghan served as Chief Human Resources Officer for the Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford Community College. Dr. Callaghan serves on numerous Boards including Henry Ford Health System, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, Gilda's Club, and Motor City Lyric Opera. Dr. Callaghan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Detroit, an MBA from Wayne State University, and a doctorate in Education Administration from the University of Michigan.

(248) 506-7362 (Direct Dial)
ecallaghan@comcast.net (E-Mail)

Our Services

Professional Services

Training and Professional Development

HR Partners, Inc. is experienced in establishing formal training programs for all levels of employees, including line, staff and executive. We begin with a thorough analysis of client’s training needs. We then design a program addressing these specific needs and produce a project plan for client approval. In concert with our client, we then proceed to implement the solution on time and within budget. Once the program is in place, we evaluate the results of the training intervention. This comprehensive approach to training and professional development assures us of meeting our client’s needs and thus makes for satisfied clients.

Leadership Development

HR Partners, Inc. specializes in developing programs designed to improve organizational leadership. We have successfully developed customized  programs to assist key executives in their personal and professional growth. Many of your programs include a series of assessments to provide objective feedback to the executive to identify their strengths and to uncover areas for personal and professional development.  Depending on the needs of the organization, we also offer a 360-degree assessment process to identify specific areas for improvement within the context of the executive's day-to-day activities.

Executive and Professional Search

HR Partners, Inc. provides confidential search and cost-effective recruitment of management, professional, technical, and executive personnel in the public and private sectors. This is accomplished through:

  • Organization and position assessment aimed at securing a long-term employee,
  • Identification of specialized search networks,
  • Conduct a comprehensive investigation of candidate’s experience, character, education, previous job performance and compensation and
  • Presentation of the highest quality candidates matching client’s requirements.

Organizational Design

HR Partners, Inc. consultants are well versed in methods to objectively review an organization’s existing infrastructure to determine inefficiencies and to design logical and more people-friendly organizational structures. We have implemented programs designed to retain key personnel, motivate creative thinking and to improve overall company satisfaction. We have successfully implemented Succession Planning and Mentor programs to improve overall organization viability. HR Partners, Inc. has extensive experience in the drafting and communicating of company mission and vision statements.



Company: O'Keefe
Contact: Pat O'Keefe, President - (248) 593-4810
Type of Work: Executive Coaching, Strategic Planning and Performance Management Consulting

Company: Marsh & McLennan
Contact: Tom McGraw, President - (248) 822-6202
Type of Work: Employee Handbook, Leadership Development

Company: Guest House
Contact: Michael Fontana, Chair of the Board - (248) 224-5583
Type of Work: Executive Recruiting, Executive Compensation and Incentive Programs

Company: Medstar Ambulance
Contact: Kolby Miller, CEO - (586) 783-0569
Type of Work: Executive Coaching, 360-Degree Evaluation and Strategic Planning

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Name: HR Partners, Inc.
Phone: (248) 875-6009
Address: 33717 Woodward, #139 Birmingham, MI 48009