Enhance is a second-generation family business. Michael Bragulla initially worked in Human Resources with the military. He developed a Human Resources structure from the military perspective, reinserting veterans back into civilian life and helping them get jobs. George W. Bush awarded him the Legion of Merit for this work.
Michael began working for medical companies in their Human Resources department and determined the more prominent the organization was, the easier it was for them to lose that interpersonal connection with their staff. So he decided to go off on his own and rewrite how Human Resources is viewed after identifying long-term struggles and seized the opportunity to take this high-level structure and make it more scalable for small businesses in an underserving market.
His views on how people interact with human resource consultants and human resources employees, in general, played a massive part in this structure. He also understood employees, how employees are served, and how to protect employees from companies and vice versa.
His commitment to giving back and serving has been beneficial and lucrative for small businesses that have welcomed his structure and processes. As a result, he changed their culture and got them compliant to grow their business.
Enhance is born to carry out this legacy, Michael’s legacy, through his son Thad.
Thad Bragulla, CEO
Michael Bragulla, Ph.D., MBA, has more than 40 years of strategic and tactical business and human resources experience. He has worked with private companies and the federal government to deliver better business solutions by aligning organizational strategy, goals, people and development, management practices, and business processes. Michael uses a collaborative approach while enabling management teams to lead change, connect people and strategy and measure outcomes to celebrate success and improve performance. He designed and implemented the federal government’s personnel readiness/performance improvement strategies, which were adopted as “the new way of doing business” in the seven-state New England region.
As the Chief Executive Officer of a mid-sized medical group, he designed an innovative and viable turnaround business strategy that reversed financial insolvency and optimized profitability in just two years. He increased revenue by over 28% in two years; reduced the cost of management services from 27% to 8.7%; and transitioned the management services organization from a cost center to a separate professional services company that in its first year generated $1.8 million in contractual revenue. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and two undergraduate business degrees. He is also a Certified OSHA instructor and consultant, holds a law certificate in Employee Relations and Benefits Law, and teaches Principles of Health Insurance, Business Administration, law, and ethics courses as an adjunct Professor at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. Michael served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Integrated Benefit Partners, LLC in East Hartford, Connecticut. Four years later, he established his operation and is currently the President of M. Warren Bragulla & Associates, LLC. A Human Capital & Business Management firm that provides outsourcing HR solutions and process improvement strategies to small and mid-sized businesses. He is active in several professional and community organizations. Among them is the Society of Human Resources Professionals, American Compensation Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the National Order of the Purple Heart. Dr. Bragulla is also a highly decorated Vietnam combat veteran. He received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, four Meritorious Service Medals, nine Commendation Medals, nine Achievement Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.