We believe that the path to a fulfilling work environment is through an aligned management team.

About Us

Aligned Operations was founded on the belief that The path to a fulfilling work environment is through an aligned management team. Only 20% of employees in the US enjoy their work…what can organizations do to improve this?


Our Purpose

To enable business owners to provide fulfilling work experiences to their employees, so that they can realize their vision. 


Our Mission

To develop aligned managers who build trusted teams.​


Our Core Values

  1. The rising tide…the success of our organization will serve our clients, staff, partners, and community.
  2. We practice what we preach.
  3. Each of us have different talents, but we all love what we do.
  4. Ongoing expansion & evolution…It’s never done



Michelle Schaefbauer, SPHR

General Manager

mschaefbauer@alignedoperations.com


Michelle recently completed her master's of Science with a Dual Concentration in Organizational Leadership & Strategic Human Resource Integration. She has a passion for helping individuals and organizations reach their potential. She thrives in supporting organizations that truly embrace the strategic benefits of a high-quality, experienced human resources partner.


Kelly Schaefbauer

CEO and Founder

kschaefbauer@alignedoperations.com


Kelly always had a passion for the nuts and bolts of business. After owning and operating a successful IT business for 17 years, he decided to follow his passion in supporting organizations to evolve to their vision. 


He recently caught on to the movement of Simon Sinek to create fulfilling work environments with his Nuts and Bolts twist. 

Our Team