Mr. Erisman joined Parallels in October of 2010 and leads the global Human Resources organization in developing and implementing strategy and processes that enable Parallels’ to attract, retain and engage our talent, and drive people centered business decision making. He leads compensation, benefits, staffing, immigration and other HR functions, to ensure Parallels has the right culture, talent and leadership systems in place to allow for sustained business growth. Mr. Erisman was previously the Senior Director of Human Resources, Global Marketing at Microsoft Corporation, based in Redmond, WA., and led a team of generalists and specialists that drove the HR agenda across the worldwide marketing function. Michael also previously held senior HR roles for General Electric, PepsiCo, KRONE, Qwest and H&R Block. Michael graduated with BA in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and an MA in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Radford University.