Mike Dunford is a retired Marine Corps Reserve Officer and veteran of the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon, and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In addition to his role as a veteran advocate, Mike is currently a leadership and human resources consultant, who served as the CHRO and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Covidien, an $11B global medical device company with 38,000 employees operating in more than 70 countries. Following the acquisition of Covidien in 2015, he founded the Dunford Consulting Group focused on executive leadership coaching and the development and execution of HR and talent related strategies.
Mike serves as an advisor and member on several boards to include Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Edge4Vets, The Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF), Year Up Providence, and the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center in Massachusetts. Mike also serves on the steering committee of the Greater Boston Veterans Collaborative and leads the employment work group.