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2014 Bio of Nov Omana, HRIP

  • Experience in the HR Technology arena for over 35 years
  • Assisted numerous companies in structuring their HR technology strategy and systems
  • Known for his thought leadership and understanding of combining and leveraging technology
  • Strong knowledge of the vendor community surrounding HR technology
  • Reputation for “connecting the dots” between technologies to create new solutions and solve business problems
  • Frequent keynote presenter, moderator, or contributor for IHRIM and other HR associations’ presentations
  • Often sought by media for opinions on the industry in general and for insight on technology trends


Collective HR Solutions, Inc. (company he founded in 2004) provides HR Technology and Business Process consulting, innovative uses of technology to solve business needs, and partnering with other small businesses with specialty skills in Human Resources and technology.  Collective HR Solutions has delivered successful engagements around:

  • Business Requirements generation
  • Vendor evaluation and selection
  • Implementation of vendor packages
  • Large scale project team management
  • Change management and communication
  • Program Management creation and development
  • Data Management policies and processes
  • Business Process re-engineering for efficiencies
  • Merger or consolidation of vendor systems
  • Technical infrastructure strategy and design
  • Data integrity and maintenance process design


Board service:

  • International Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM) Board of Directors (Chairman and Past Chair)
  • IHRIM Educational Foundation Board (Vice President)
  • Advisor to the Oracle HR User Group Board (OHUG)
  • Insynctive’s Advisory Board
  • ShadowMatch Advisory Board
  • Wealth of Talent Advisory Board
  • CollabWorks Talent Leadership Team
  • Human Resources Outsourcing Association Board (HROA)
  • Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA Board (Chairman)


Nov also is a certified Human Resources Information Professional, HRIP, since 2010 and winner of the prestigious IHRIM Summit award.