Kristen Breedlove is the Human Resources Director at Mercadien and is an integral part of our operations team. With over a decade of experience, Kristen brings extensive knowledge and experience in human resource and talent management, as well as payroll and benefits administration.
Aside from overseeing Mercadien’s day-to-day HR activities, Kristen drives the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, promoting a supportive work culture that fosters flexibility, acceptance and values all people. She is also responsible for developing and supporting the firm’s internal policies and procedures, boosting the firm’s culture and aligning our core values and strategies with our HR initiatives.
Continuing education and professional development are top priorities for Kristen. Her educational drive led her to become an Advanced Certified Payroll and Tax Professional through Paychex University and earn certifications in the topics of diversity, time management, team training, and behavioral based interviewing, among others.
Prior to joining Mercadien, Kristen worked for another professional service firm where she was accountable for strategic talent management, benefits strategy (medical, retirement, long term disability, etc.), department oversight, incentive programs, annual reviews and contract negotiations. She would regularly conduct internal audits to ensure controls were in place and compliant with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Personal Fact: Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kristen is a Southern Peach who loves to bake. She firmly believes that everything is better with BUTTER! She’s also big into fitness and sports. As an avid runner, she’s completed multiple Marathons and enjoys watching her favorite soccer teams - Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Atlanta United. Kristen is also a huge Star Wars fan.