Dr. Jarik ConradSr. Director of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation
Jarik Conrad, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Sr. Director of Human Capital Management (HCM) Innovation for Ultimate Software. In that capacity, Dr. Conrad helps organizations stay abreast of the latest workforce trends and innovative approaches to people management. Immediately prior to joining Ultimate Software, he led The Conrad Consulting Group where he served as an executive coach, facilitator, and management consultant. He has held significant human resources roles at Fortune 500 companies, including McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), Pillsbury (General Mills), Union Carbide (Dow), Citigroup, and CSX Technology. In addition, he directed the human resources department for the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Conrad earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University, and a doctor of education degree from the University of North Florida. He is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a certified intercultural sensitivity expert, and a certified emotional intelligence expert. He also holds a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition and is a certified personal trainer (CPT). He is a best-selling author and sought-after keynote speaker. He has been recognized as a thought-leader in the areas of emotional intelligence, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.