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Principal Group: Your Partner for HR Technology Success

We Specialize in HR Technology and Transformation

As a leading HRIS (Human Resources Information System) consultancy, our HR experts partner with you to tackle and navigate your HR technology challenges and Digital Transformation journey. Principal Group offers comprehensive services, including project support, pre-implementation readiness, HRIS management, and HR technology coaching.

We prioritize alleviating the burden on your team, positioning ourselves as your trusted partner for all your HR technology needs. Think of us not just as a service provider, but as an integral part of your team.

Our vision

Principal Group aims to be the premier HR technology partner for small and mid-market enterprises. We are not merely a service provider but an essential part of your HR technology infrastructure. Our offerings include everything from requirements definition and pre-project readiness to project management, HRIS management, and one-on-one coaching.

Our Mission

At Principal Group, we are committed to empowering your team and organization while creating meaningful opportunities and careers for veterans and military spouses. Our comprehensive services are designed to ensure your HR technology projects deliver the expected ROI and live up to their potential.

We offer:

  • Project Readiness: Business case development, goals alignment, and other preparatory services.
  • Project Support: Project management, end-user training, and data extraction.
  • HRIS Management: Ongoing system maintenance and optimization.
  • HR Technology Coaching: One-on-one coaching to enhance your team’s capabilities.

We strive to be more than just a service provider; we aim to be an integral partner in your HR technology journey.

Kristopher Kobernus

CEO | Founder
Meet the CEO & Founder

Kristopher Kobernus

Kris is a veteran and accomplished HR consultant with +10 years experience driving value for clients across several industries and functions before settling in the HR Technology space. He has worked with people leaders in aligning their HR Technology with their Business Strategy all the way through implementation support and post live implementation.

Prior to founding Principal Group, he spent 20 years as an Intelligence Specialist in the US Air Force during which we worked on some of the biggest Digital Transformation projects supporting Command and Control Operations.

Realizing there was a lack of HR Technology readiness and resources the Mid-Market and Small Enterprise space, he founded Principal Group to support people leaders and organizations in aligning their HR Technology with their Business and People Strategies. Principal Group supports the client side of HR Technology pre-implementation and post optimization with strategic decisions, road mapping, and optimization as well providing implementation support with Project Management, Functional Design, and Data Extraction and Preparation.

Kris lives in St Petersburg, FL and can be reached at