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Michael Laibe, Ph.D., Vice President, People & Culture Chief People Person

Dr. Laibe brings to CAN over 30 years of leadership experience in the design, development, and implementation of learning organization principles and workforce planning. His expertise lies in the assessment of work systems and overseeing human capital management. He has worked in the public and private sectors and brings multiple years of experience as a Nonprofit Leadership and HR consultant.

As a member of the senior leadership team, Dr. Laibe works closely with the other executive team members to assure that CAN advances its business as well as hire and retain top talent. His position oversees the People & Organization Development Department with responsibilities including talent acquisition, employee relations, organizational design, performance management, compensation planning, and change management initiatives. His appointment is part of CAN’s rapid growth strategy and focuses on aligning human capital to the strategic business initiatives.

Before this role, he served as an Organization Development Consultant and Executive Coach in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. He has been an adjunct professor and doctoral mentor in private and nonprofit universities and holds a plethora of psychological instrument certifications. His previous experience includes Vice President, Strategic Human Resources for Fujitsu General America where he provided oversight of 700 new employees attained through seven corporate acquisitions and led efforts to improve processes for human resources team members and five employees across six countries.

Dr. Laibe began his career in the federal sector where he rapidly earned his way to becoming Defense Information Systems Agency, youngest executive. His experience as an assessor for the Department of Defense Base Realign Commission allowed added expertise in analyzing organizational behavior as it aligned to strategy.

Dr. Laibe holds a doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems Psychology and an MA in Organization Development. He is a member of SHRM and HRPS associations and a board member for a nonprofit organization providing health and wellness services.