For most Sagent associates, Michele Mursten was one of the first people we met during onboarding, but her impact doesn’t stop there, as we’re greeted and informed by her on a frequent basis. She leads our town halls, announces benefits improvements, walks us through complicated organizational changes, and so much more. Her humor and passion can fill a room of 200+ people for a whole day, but it only takes a quick Zoom call to appreciate her empathy and authenticity.
So, it’s no surprise to us that she is a recent recipient of HRO Today’s HR Superstar award. As Sagent’s VP of People Operations, she’s a perfect example of an HR leader who goes above and beyond for her team.
The HRO Today HR Superstar list acknowledges HR leaders who have gone above and beyond to support their teams and the health and well-being of career progression of their employees. This special feature recognizes three categories of HR leadership: Providers, Practitioners, and Thought Leaders.
Behind her affable nature, she’s a meticulous professional who is always looking several steps ahead for opportunities and risks. She’s an expert in change management — a skill she’s surely sharpened as Sagent has grown non-stop since 2020. But more than just growth, Sagent continues to evolve as a leader in our industry. Part of that evolution has been the transition from a traditional human resources department to a modern People Operations team who are purposefully building a culture that supports and reflects Sagent’s mission, vision, and values.
Under Michele’s guidance, diversity, equity, and inclusion have blossomed at Sagent, making our teams stronger and more resilient. And because she’s so committed to employee engagement, our remote-first organization works cohesively and effectively around the globe, without skipping a beat or feeling disconnected. She has led initiatives that encourage Sagent’s people leaders to identify and leverage opportunities that help associates advance their careers, while generously recognizing our colleagues’ top-notch performance.
We’re so proud (and grateful) to work with you every day, Michele. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!