Gerald E. Ledford, Jr., Ph.D 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. Currently he is president of Ledford Consulting Network in Redondo Beach, CA. Previously, Gerry was a leader at Sibson Consulting and served as Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader for Employee Effectiveness, the largest Sibson practice. He also was a research professor at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Contact him at .