Faculty: Tom Taylor, EdD, CCP, CEBS

Tom Taylor, EdD, CCP, CEBS

Senior Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online
Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor (Ed.D., CCP, & CEBS) has more than 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)


  • 2006 - Present: Senior Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 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)