Gerald E. Ledford Jr., PhD.

Gerry Ledford is a nationally recognized authority on human capital issues, including compensation and total rewards, talent management, organization design, change management, and management of the HR function. He has devoted over 30 years to consulting and research on these topics. Gerry has consulted to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and has worked in many industries.

Previously, Gerry was a leader at Sibson Consulting from 1998-2003. He served as Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader for Employee Effectiveness, the largest Sibson practice. He was a Senior Research Scientist and Research Professor at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, where he was a key contributor from 1982-1998 and from 2012 – 2019.

Dr. Ledford received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He received a B.A. in Psychology (with Distinction) from the George Washington University.

Gerry is active in several professional societies, including the HR People and Strategy (HRPS), WorldatWork, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Academy of Management. His awards include the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Yoder-Heneman Personnel Research Award.

Gerry is the author of over 100 articles and chapters and ten books, and he is a frequent speaker for major professional groups. His research and opinions have been cited in many print and broadcast media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and PBS.