Cary has spent his entire professional career managing human resource programs with emphasis in total compensation programs; compensation, benefits and workplace experience. His career spans the better part of 30 years working for medium to large employers in diverse industries and business sectors.
Exciting and relevant projects managed include developing and implementing incentive pay plans for employees building the space shuttle "Endeavor" and redesigning the State of Washington's salary survey process. In his last position as Compensation Director for the State of Washington, Cary gained a wealth of experience managing total compensation in a complex and highly political environment.
As owner and Principal Consultant for the Human Resources Planning Group, Cary works with small and medium-size employers to advise on the design and implementation of total compensation plans and strategies and supporting performance management systems. Total Compensation is a business tool that is used to attract, retain and motivate a skilled and talented workforce.
An MBA from the University of Washington and a BA in Finance/Economics provides the academic foundation that complements his professional experience in this field. Cary has taught compensation, benefits and performance management at several local universities since 1994. Cary is a Certified Compensation Professional and is currently a member of its Thought Leadership working group.