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Faculty: Tom Taylor, EdD, CCP, CEBS

Tom Taylor
Tom Taylor, EdD, CCP, CEBS
Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online
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Tom Taylor (Ed.D., CCP, & CEBS) has over 25 years of HR/Compensation and managerial experience working for a variety of domestic and global organizations including UC Berkeley, Lockheed Martin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Barclays Global Investors, CSAA, Digital Island/Exodus/Cable & Wireless/Savvis and Blue Shield of California. In the role as a consultant, he provided project support to Blue Shield of California, Hythiam Inc., Cable & Wireless, Seagate Technology, Vitex Systems, Merritt Community Capital Corporation, San Francisco Transportation Agency, among other organizations.

Tom is a member of the Bay Area Compensation Association (BACA) Steering Committee and an adjunctive faculty member for Golden Gate University and International Technological University teaching in the HR Masters degree programs. He published several articles in compensation professional journals and earned a doctorate in Organization & Leadership at the University of San Francisco. His dissertation covered the effectiveness of cross-functional research teams at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Tom also has a California Community College lifetime teaching credential and previously taught pre-retirement planning at the San Francisco Community College and UC Berkeley and his consulting service is certified as a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) with the State of California.

He served his county in a combat tour of Viet Nam with the 101st Airborne Division where he earned a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart and lives in San Franciscos Noe Valley with his wife spending his free time running, cycling, swimming, golfing, traveling, reading and cooking.


EdD (organization & leadership), University of San Francisco

MA (psychology), University of Akron

BA (psychology), University of Memphis

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)


2003 - Present
Independent Compensation Consultant, Tom Taylor Consulting

2005 - 2006
Senior Manager, Compensation, Blue Shield Of California

2000 - 2005
Senior Manager, Compensation, Benefits & HRIS, Savvis Communications, Cable & Wireless/Exodus/Digital Island

1999 - 2000
Compensation Manager, California State Automobile Association

1998 - 1999
Global Compensation Manager, Barclays Global Investors

1997 - 1998
Human Resources Consultant, International Management & Marketing Associates

1990 - 1997
Manager, Compensation, Benefits & Payroll, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1982 - 1990
Compensation Consultant, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company


Article The Challenge of Project Team Incentives published in Journal of Compensation & Benefits Review (Sept./Oct.) 2010.


Steering Committee, Bay Area Compensation Association (BACA)

Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA)