June 14, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS- (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s leading independent compensation, benefits and human resources management consulting firms, announces the hire of James Roth as Managing Principal and Employee Compensation Practice Leader.
With over 25 years of experience in human resources management and consulting, James is a recognized leader in the field, specializing in the design, implementation and communication of total rewards strategies in industries undergoing disruptive transformation. His expertise includes establishing compensation, benefits and career development programs for employees across every level of the organization, creating integrated career frameworks and workforce planning models, and designing incentive programs and performance measures aligned with business strategy and organizational culture.
“As the health care industry continues its rapid transformation, hospitals and health systems nationwide are going through unprecedented upheaval. James is a proven and globally-respected leader in developing solutions to attract, engage and reward employees. His extensive experience working with large and operationally complex organizations undergoing major change coupled with our deep insight into the health care industry is a tremendous combination. It marks huge step forward in helping our clients address the increasingly diverse challenges they are facing,” said Ted Chien, President and CEO, SullivanCotter.
As the firm’s Employee Compensation Practice Leader, James will play a vital role in advising clients on essential elements of compensation philosophy and strategy development. He will also lead the expansion of the firm’s employee compensation consulting services, spearhead the development of total rewards strategies and solutions, and work internally with a team of research experts to enhance SullivanCotter’s industry-leading survey suite and benchmarking data.
Prior to joining the firm, James was a Senior Partner and the Global Rewards Practice Leader for Mercer, responsible for the development of client solutions with a globally diverse team. His experience also includes operational responsibilities as the Vice President of Human Resources at Service Experts, Inc. in Nashville, TN.
James received his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management from Birmingham-Southern College and completed graduate coursework in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Alabama.