Neil Coombs

Neil Coombs

Neil Coombs

Higher Talent Inc., Partner


Neil is a business leader and HR professional with 20 years of progressive experience in organizations at varying stages of growth. As Partner and the Principal Consultant of Higher Talent Inc., Neil has worked with firms across Canada in a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Higher Talent, he spent more than a decade working in the Newfoundland and Labrador tech sector. Neil’s passion is in helping drive the culture and success of professional firms. He prides himself on his ability to create and maintain relationships, understanding the needs of the organization and its people.

An active volunteer, Neil is currently serving as the Chair of CPHR Canada, a national organization with more than 27,000 professional members across the country. He also sits on the Board of the North American HR Management Association and is past Chair of CPHR Newfoundland and Labrador. Locally, Neil has held volunteer positions with several HR Advisory boards, and he is a volunteer minor hockey coach.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  He is also a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Current Board of Directors

Dan Brake
Dan Brake Chair
Caron Hawco
Caron Hawco Director
Deirdre Ayre
Deirdre Ayre Director
Ellissa Hull
Ellissa Hull Director
Joe Hickey
Joe Hickey Director
Johanna Brown
Johanna Brown Director
Khalid Hasan
Khalid Hasan Director
Mark Cumby
Mark Cumby Director
Neil Coombs
Neil Coombs Director
Sheri Wicks
Sheri Wicks Director