For nearly 40 years, IRI Consultants has empowered organizations to navigate workplace challenges, improve employee engagement and productivity, manage labor relations and implement effective communication strategies to achieve their business and advocacy goals.

We are different from other consulting firms. We inherently understand and respect that every organization’s culture and challenges are unique. Because of this, we take a holistic and customized approach to every engagement. We don’t believe in offering solutions you don’t need or can’t sustain: We focus on maximizing your existing strengths to develop strategies that will benefit your organization for a long time to come.

Our team is made up of individuals who have been right where you are. We understand the day-to-day challenges of a human resources executive navigating a merger and know how a hospital president feels when facing the pressures of an organizing campaign for the first time.  We have experienced firsthand the insecurity that comes during a crisis, as well as the uncertainty of contentious policy battles. And we are prepared to help you not only respond, but come out stronger than before.

Our Labor Relations, Organizational Development and Communications experts have led and supported hundreds of successful campaigns and initiatives in the Healthcare, Automotive, Education, Energy/Utilities, Food/Agriculture, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Retail and Transportation sectors. Take a look at how we can help you.


Our people set us apart.  Our team is made up of proven leaders in their fields, with backgrounds including (but not limited to):

  • CEOs, human resources and communications executives at hospitals and healthcare systems across the nation
  • College faculty members
  • Commercial airline president
  • Director of human resources for top hotel chain
  • Labor and employee relations executive at a top automotive company
  • Labor relations executives for some of the largest retailers in the U.S.
  • Human resources deputy director for a state transportation agency
  • Investigative journalist for a major news outlet
  • National political reporter covering the White House
  • Presidential campaign operative
  • Published authors
  • Public relations executives
  • Senior communications manager for an international manufacturer
  • Senior nursing leaders
  • Senior staff for U.S. congressional committee
  • Vice president of human resources for a Fortune 50 company