About Us

Michelle Proehl | Founder


Michelle is passionate about empowering people in transition. She was inspired to start Slate Advisers after sitting on both sides of the table during restructurings and seeing a one-size-fits-all approach to outplacement that didn’t meet the needs of her team. Previously, Michelle was Director of Business Development for two venture-backed energy efficiency companies, SCIenergy and Serious Energy. And, prior to that, she was a Vice President at Wells Fargo Commercial Banking. Michelle holds a BSB in Finance from the University of Minnesota and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Steve Cadigan | Advisory Board


Steve led the growth of LinkedIn’s team from 400 people to over 3,500 people. He has more than 20 years of HR management experience and has worked on acquisition integrations around the globe. Prior to LinkedIn, Steve served as Vice President of HR at Electronic Arts and also helped build Cisco’s world-class acquisition integration team. Steve holds an M.A. in Organizational Development and HR Management from University of San Francisco and a B.A. in History from Wesleyan University.

Tim Wenzel | Advisory Board


Tim brings more than 15 years of Silicon Valley HR experience. He has served as Vice President of HR for Chegg, Tesla Motors, and TokBox. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years with PayPal, where he was the company’s first recruiter and scaled the company from 50 to 5,000 people. Tim holds a MBA and a B.S. in Finance from San Jose State University.

Dr. B. Lynn Ware | Advisory Board


Lynn is an Industrial / Organizational Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in the talent management space. As President and CEO of the global talent management consulting firm Integral Talent Systems, she has focused on developing and implementing strategies for companies that wish to optimize and leverage their investment in talent as a means to the achievement of exceptional business results. Lynn has been featured as a national talent management expert on CNN, and in the Associated Press and San Francisco Chronicle.