Who We Are We are 50 years of HR Experience

Our HR Consultants

Your Partners for Navigating HR Solutions

With over 50 years of HR experience, ProPartnerHR provides human resource assistance for closely-held companies and small businesses. As your on-call HR department, we provide external resources to assist with a variety of human resource transactions.

How WE Can Help You

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Improve Your Talent Pool

We help you attract and retain highly motivated, engaged employees, making it easy and cost-effective to hire the right people for the long term.

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Navigate the Compliance Maze

Advise and counsel on compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

*However, this does not include legal advice.

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Keep Your Business Running Smoothly

We work with your key management and get to know your company to quickly and efficiently resolve human resource issues without interrupting your business affairs.

Our Team

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Fred Crandall, PHD

Managing Director

An internationally recognized expert in human resources matters, Fred has spoken at national and global forums and co-authored three books, including The Headcount Solution: How to Cut Compensation Costs and Keep Your Best People and Work and Rewards in the Virtual Workplace: A New Deal for Organizations and Employees (the 1999 SHRM Book of the Year). Fred has previously served as Consulting Director for Willis Towers Watson, Founding Partner of The Center for Workforce Effectiveness, National Practice Director at Sibson & Co., National Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and a faculty member of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Fred holds a Ph.D. in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota, as well as degrees from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and the University of California at Berkeley. He is a past president of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation.


Howard Gamer


Howard graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1980. In 1982, he began working for PBG Financial Services Ltd, a public CPA firm located in Northbrook, Illinois. In 1984, he became a partner in the firm. Today, he is Managing Partner, with a majority interest in the company. PBG has twenty-three employees. In addition to the accounting practice, Howard founded and owns a payroll service enterprise and a Registered Investment Advisory firm that manages over thirty-five million dollars in assets. Since 1981, Howard has been a member of AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society. He is also a member of Vistage International, an organization of CEOs. Currently, he is a board member of the Children's Heart Foundation.

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Suzanne Silberman

Senior Consultant

Suzanne's fifteen years of experience encompasses a broad array of human resources functions including recruitment, benefits, regulatory compliance, training, employee relations, and compensation. Suzanne has held various human resources positions with large corporate, financial, and educational organizations, as well as entrepreneurial companies and not-for-profit institutions. Most recently, Suzanne was the Manager of Recruitment and Benefits for a university in the Chicago area. Suzanne holds an M.S. in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago as well as a B.A. with Honors in Sociology from Union College in Schenectady, NY.