About Us

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Matthew W. Burr, GPHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Since officially opening his doors as a consultant to local small to medium size businesses, Burr Consulting has worked with a number of local organizations, including  Kennedy Valve, Arnot Medical Services, Bombardier Transportation, Guthrie Health, Chemung ARC, Elmira College, Corning Community College, Tompkins County Community College, Cameron Manufacturing, and several others.

In his various roles over the past nine years, Matthew W. Burr has worked in the human resource field as an HR Intern, Physician Recruiter, HR Advisor (Generalist), HRLP Intern, HR Manager, Regional HR Manager, Interim HR Director, Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Professor. Matthew W. Burr has worked in a variety of industries, including rail transportation, aviation, foundry, container manufacturing, paper manufacturing, healthcare, New York State mediation, fact-finding and academics. These experiences have led to his consultative approach and the development of this organization.

Matthew was recently completed his MBA at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in December 2017 and attained his Global Professional in Human Resources certification for HRCI in June 2018.

Matthew self-published his first book on Amazon, $74,000 in 24 Months, focusing on his journey back from student loan debt in 2017. This book provides first hand experience, research and advice from Matt, who paid back the $74,000 owed from his undergraduate and graduate degrees in only 24 months. With his MBA recently completed, he looks forward to using the same strategies and principles he provides in the book to do it again.  He hopes to release another edition of this book with additional strategies and pay off information after completing the pay off for his next round of student loan debt.

Matt is currently working on his second book, a joint effort with colleague and consultant Megan Cole, which they plan to release later in 2018.  This book will highlight the top, best human resources practices for small to medium size businesses and will focus on answering common, frequently asked questions.

Matthew Burr has also been published in Business Insider and the Cornell Business Review.  These publishing opportunities have led to a variety of professional opportunities, including those listed on this site.  You can find additional information (including links to these publications) here. 

For more information about Matthew’s professional experiences, please download Matthew’s full resume.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Human Resources of the Twin Tiers (HRATT)
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association of Central New York (LERA of CNY)
  • Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce  (Business to Business Discount)
  • Tioga County Chamber of Commerce
  • Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce  (Business to Business Discount)    

Academic and Training Background: Master’s of Business Administration from Syracuse University, Master’s Degree in Human Resources & Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois School of Labor (2011), Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Elmira College (2007), Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Tompkins Cortland Community College (2004), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification (2014), Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) (2015), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2013) and Community Leadership Certification (Delta County, Michigan 2013).

 2016 Banner Photo



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