Magaly Barroso

Founder & Consultant - 1st Simple People Solutions

Transformational HR Executive with expertise in staff development, succession planning, and change management.

Advisor Biography

Magaly “Magy” Barroso is a solutions-oriented Human Resources Executive.  She has extensive staff and leadership development, succession planning, employee engagement, retention, and change management.  Magy is an innovative and creative problem-solver adept at managing compliance initiatives while fostering a culture of empowerment to bolster staff morale.


With over 20 years of success strategizing and administering HR practices for healthcare, consulting, Service, manufacturing, and retail industries nation-wide,  Magy is currently the Founder and Owner of 1st Simple People Solutions. 1st stop for Simple People Solutions consulting and special projects on all HR, organizational development, and learning topics, for both individuals and organizations nationwide. As Founder and Owner, she is responsible for identifying and developing talent into diverse teams that deliver sustainable results as they are empowered to collaborate and execute.


Before founding  1st Simple People Solutions, Magy held a long-standing leadership position as the Corporate Administrative Director of Talent Effectiveness and Learning & Development and Interim Vice President of HR and Learning with Nicklaus Children Health System.


Through hard work and dedication, she has worked her way through the ranks, starting as an HR Generalist and Manager of the Employee Service Center. Magy developed, directed, and administered corporate talent strategies and HR policies, including employee engagement, performance management, succession planning, and communications for 4,500 employees and 200 staff with an annual budget of $1.5M. 


Along with her executive career, Magy has been featured in Fortune Magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity| Computerworld 100’s Best Places to Work in IT, Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work for Millennials, Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in Healthcare, and People Magazine’s 50 Companies that Care. She also showcased in Brecker’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare, Top 125 Training Magazine Ranking for Eight Consecutive Years, and ATD Best Training 10+ Years.


Magy graduated with a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership at St. Thomas University. Magy is a Certified ELI Facilitator, Culture Shaping Facilitator, Lominger Leadership Competencies, Predictive Index, and certified in Change Acceleration Process.


2020 - Present

Founder & Owner - 1st Simple People Solutions

2020 - 2020

Consultant for Chief Heart Office - M2E Consulting Engineer LLC

  • Completed I-9 compliance audit. Managed project to ensure sustainable compliance.
  • Developed values and guiding behavior performance management matrix & algorithm to aid in effective hiring, promotion, and development.
  • Created and managed Covid-19 return to work processes including virtual education modules.
  • Developed an unlimited PTO and leaves management process ensuring compliance and increased engagement.
  • Reviewed job descriptions and pay practices for proper classifications of exemption status.
  • Developed a full performance management road map to include, 360, succession planning, development plans, competency model, etc.

2015 - 2020

Interim Vice President of HR & Corp Admin Director of HR, Learning and Development - Nicklaus Children Health System

  • Created organizational development, career path, 360 feedback, and leadership development initiatives.
  • Led diversity and inclusion efforts across all demographics and generations.
  • Ensured compliance with FLSA, FMLA, and ADA laws, among others.
  • Achieved 90%-98% employee engagement ranking against a national benchmark for five consecutive years.
  • Enhanced succession planning and grew internal promotions by 57% with a new leadership development program.
  • Streamlined hiring, onboarding, and training processes to improve retention rates and save $2.8M through 2017.

Advisor Skills

Human Resources

Performance Management


Regulatory Compliance

Succession Planning

Talent Acquisition

Business Process Improvement

Change Management

Advisor Industries

Management Consulting

Healthcare and Nursing