Ryan Carron-Smith

Ryan Carron-Smith

Senior HR Analyst

Ryan Carron-Smith first worked with HRPro as a consultant before coming on staff permanently January 1, 2017.  Originally planning to go into teaching, Ryan was drawn into HR following his graduation from Oakland University (go, Golden Grizzlies!).  A notary public for Oakland County and member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), he brings over 17 years of varied experience within the HR scope with him, after having worked in multiple industries – manufacturing, staffing, engineering, publishing and international media, and collections.

As our Senior Human Resources Analyst, Ryan is primarily responsible for analysis, research and recommendation related to the design, development, implementation, and administration of a broad range of human resources issues and programs.  He meets and advises HRPro clientele regularly to give them up-to-the-minute guidance on “all things HR,” in order to assist their organizations with smoother operation and employee relations. 

He is also an active volunteer and mentor for young people.  Since 2005, he has hosted at least one high school-age exchange student (and sometimes two) in his home every year, assisting these teenagers to widen their global view as they gain insight into the life of an American high school senior and improve their English.  Ryan actively participates with his fellow Up With People Cast E 1992 alumni to recruit young adults who have performing arts aspirations and community service mentalities.  Every year, he participates in mock job interviews with high school students to help them sharpen their business acumen, and most recently, was appointed an alumnus committee member of his college fraternity’s national ritual committee.

Ryan is married, lives in Clawson and has a 19-year-old daughter pursuing animation and art interests.  He is also “Dad” to two cats and a dog (all rescues), and his interests and hobbies include yoga, tattoo art, rugby, historical fiction, cooking and anthropological/sociological studies.  Ryan prides himself on being “Not Your Regular HR Guy,” and sums up his HR philosophy as a combination of “What Has HR Done for You Lately?” and “Dare to Be Different!”