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The StoneHill Group has hired Michael Cranford as its new human resources manager. In his new role, Cranford will be responsible for overseeing all employee policies and programs for the rapidly growing company, including compensation, benefits, safety and training.
Cranford has more than 35 years of human resources and marketing experience working in both large corporate and small business environments. His expertise includes developing benefit, labor, marketing and communications programs, managing budgets and cross functional teams, and leading business development and new markets expansion efforts.
"Michael's wide experience in several key disciplines - human resources, compliance, business development and marketing—is a hard thing to find in one individual," said David Green, founder and CEO of The StoneHill Group. "As the company continues to expand, his unique set of skills fits perfectly with what we need in a human resources manager. I am thrilled to welcome Michael to our team."
For the past five years, Cranford has been director of human resources/risk management at RTS Associates, an Atlanta-based services provider to the Southeastern utility market. Previously, he served in a number of domestic and international human resource and marketing roles within the Bell System. Cranford holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of Georgia.
"I'm delighted to be joining The StoneHill Group, which has an impeccable reputation in the mortgage industry for both its loan quality expertise and for being a great place to work," Cranford said. "I plan to ensure it remains a place where all employees feel valued, engaged and encouraged to reach their full potential."