Press Release | CultureHQ Announces New Advisory Board Member


CultureHQ, the personalized workplace culture platform, is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Advisory Board. The new member is Michael Messier, former EVP & CHRO at Excelitas Technologies, who brings significant experience and wisdom from an accomplished HR and business career spanning three decades.

“We are very excited to have Michael join our Advisory Board here at CultureHQ! He is a great complement to our team of experienced investors and advisors and adds a unique perspective, given his accomplished HR and business career. Michael is a well-known leader in the key areas where CultureHQ is focused, making his appointment a strategic and integral part of our company’s growth.”

— Brian Vigeant, Co-founder and CEO, CultureHQ

About Michael Messier

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Michael Messier was formerly the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Excelitas Technologies, a privately held, $850M global leader in photonics with over 6,500 employees. At Excelitas, he was responsible for creating the company’s global human resources strategy and leading HR and business initiatives that attracted, engaged, retained and developed a strong global team, which enabled the company to achieve its growth objectives. He was instrumental in creating and building the company’s unique workplace culture that fostered a highly engaged global workforce. He also led the corporate marketing, legal and compliance areas at different stages of his Excelitas tenure.

Michael has a long and accomplished HR career, with more than 30 years of experience in the high tech, software, internet, telecommunications, and electronics industries. As an innovator who has demonstrated success in aligning the mission of HR with the mission of the business, he has served in several senior leadership roles at Cisco, Monster Worldwide, Progress Software, IBM, and others.

“I am very excited to be joining the team at CultureHQ and strongly believe that the platform is a winning solution for those companies looking for a unique way to build, promote, and measure their workplace culture.” — Michael Messier

About CultureHQ

CultureHQ is personalizing workplace culture so businesses can attract, engage, and retain employees better than ever before. Their platform is centered on employees’ interests to create a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and purpose-driven. CultureHQ is based in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit