Who are we?

ON-RIVER is an independent, woman owned HR consulting firm, founded by Karen Oliver-Behee in 2019. Karen and the ON-RIVER team bring an expertise in translating an organization’s strategic objectives into actionable value-creating priorities and plans. We appreciate that no two companies are the same, especially when it comes to Human Resources.

As a former Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Karen understands the challenges of running the business day-to-day while preparing the HR team and broader organization for the future. She and the ON-RIVER team use a pragmatic and objective approach. This agility creates recommendations and solutions that optimize YOUR HR investments.

Working together, we accelerate you and your people to achieve the next level of growth in the most effective and efficient way. These results earn us the trust of CEOs and executive teams. Times of company growth and change can be messy. ON-RIVER can guide you quickly and safely through these “rapids” to the calm on the other side.

What do we do?

Serve as interim HR executive, operating as stabilizer, harmonizer and strategic consultant during times of growth and change:

  • Building your go forward plans
  • Re-engaging your workforce
  • Re-energizing your culture

Optimize your HR investments through HR consulting project efforts that enable your unique business strategy:

  • Accelerate Acquisition Integration
  • Workforce Strategy Design and Team Alignment
  • Organizational Structure Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • HR Operating Model Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • Culture and Talent Program Assessment, Creation, and Refinement

Optimize Your HR Investments

Our Team

Karen Oliver Behee

Karen Oliver-Behee

Founder & President

Mark Behee

Mark Behee

VP of Marketing & Operations

Why trust us?

Experience. Expertise. Results.

As owner and President, Karen appreciates that no two organizations are the same, especially when it comes to Human Resources. With over 20 years as a strategic, results oriented HR leader and consultant, she brings an expertise in translating an organization’s strategic objectives into actionable value-creating priorities and plans for your HR department and your total workforce. Based on her vast experience leading through complex change, Karen founded ON-RIVER HR to be your partner.

Let’s talk about how ON-RIVER HR consulting can help you optimize your HR investments.

Testimonials

Responsive, Efficient Organization Created

With the unprecedented change at the intersection of healthcare and technology, ON-RIVER designed and drove my technology team re-alignment into a more responsive and efficient organization.

SVP CIONational Health Insurance Carrier

Cost Savings Accomplished

Through the project we evaluated HR systems and processes needed for growth and eliminated unnecessary, duplicated, and costly ones.

President Regional Healthcare Firm

The Right Change at the Right Time

This effort broke through the log jam and provided the discipline to focus and get the right pieces in place.

CEO Global Financial Services Firm

Extraordinary Thought Partner

Karen helped us during these turbulent times as we considered workforce options that best serve our mission, employees, and community.

Director of Strategy and OrganizationRegional Zoo

Certifications

Certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise
Women Owned Business