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Karl Ahlrichs

Karl Ahlrichs is a business development professional for Gregory & Appel, working in multiple industries.  He is a national speaker, author and consultant, presenting on the people issues in all industries, and is often quoted in the local and national media.  

Karl’s experience is perfectly suited to times of great organizational change.  He has decades of strategic consulting to all industries, using risk management and good organizational development theories to bypass “best practices” and move directly to “next practices”.  

Karl is a CPE presenter for the AICPA, and for more than a decade he was the Program Chair for the Indiana SHRM annual conference.  He has been a regular contributor to The Journal of Accountancy, and for more than 20 years he has facilitated an invitation-only CFO Roundtable for Central Indiana.

He is a member of SHRM, the Association for Psychological Type, and the National Speakers Association.  Karl joined Gregory & Appel in 2010 after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, a human resources services firm.  

Prior experience was as a Senior Consultant for Professional Staff Management, and earlier he was in Business Development in the Indianapolis office of Marsh & McLennan, and Vice President of Right Management Consultants.  At those firms, his clients included Roche Diagnostics, Boeing, Apple Computer, and Frito Lay.

Karl has been named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana.  He has presented at the Annual SHRM Conference every year since 1997, and holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certifications.