David Weaver, CCA
David is currently President of the Compensation & HR Group and is responsible for all consulting functions within the organization.
Prior to joining the Compensation & HR Group, David spent 20 years managing a human resources membership and consulting organization. He has also held positions with industry leaders Liberty Mutual, Honeywell and Hewlett-Packard as a corporate human resources professional. During this period, he gained essential hands-on experience in compensation program development, marketing and internal communications.
A graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, David has also made his mark in academia, having served as adjunct faculty member for both Northeastern University and Newbury College where he taught courses in Compensation Management and Human Resource Management. He also worked as an instructor for the certification courses at WorldatWork and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Jim Gray, CCA
Jim is Head of Compensation Consulting at the Compensation & HR Group and is responsible for the firm’s compensation consulting practice. He designs compensation programs and incentive plans (including plans at the executive level).
Jim has more than 30 years of experience as a consultant and corporate HR professional, during which time he has been responsible for the design and implementation of compensation and benefit programs, health services and worker’s compensation, and company employee assistance programs. Previously, Jim was VP of Consulting Services at The Survey Group. In addition, he’s held key roles at Lockheed Martin, Itek Corporation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Continental Can Company.
Jim earned an MBA at the University of Bridgeport, and has been an adjunct faculty member at both Southern New Hampshire University and Rivier College, teaching courses in Compensation/Benefits Management and Organizational Behavior. He is the author of “Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World”, a compensation workbook.
Erin Hoye, CCP, CCA
Erin is a Senior Compensation Consultant and is a frequent seminar leader on compensation topics. Through her work she helps a wide range of organizations assess their compensation structures, variable and executive pay programs and sales programs, for competitiveness and effectiveness.
With over 20 years of experience in compensation and human resources, Erin has a strong background in building pay structures, market analysis, job evaluation, FLSA and wage laws, and compensation policy development. Her track record working in industry is equally impressive, with compensation-related positions at The Survey Group, New England Baptist Hospital, Jordan’s Furniture and Sovereign Bank, along with a variety of human resources positions at Harvard University, Marcam Corp., BankBoston and Fleet Bank.
Erin has a Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a Certified Compensation Analyst (CCA).
Yariela Brandao, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCA
Yariela is Head of Human Resources Consulting at the Compensation and HR Group and brings to this role an energetic, creative personality and an ability to implement effective strategies to increase employee engagement. She also brings more than 20 years of hands-on experience and expertise in every phase of human resources management, from recruitment to talent management to succession planning. She has helped startups get to the next level and has served as top-management advisor to global organizations, aligning resources and strategies with corporate goals. Her diverse experience spans multiple industries and market sectors, from technology to life sciences to academia and non-profits.
A bilingual professional fluent in Spanish, Yariela began her career as an HR Consultant, then became head of the fiscal section of the Panama Canal Authority. Later, she served as HR Regional Manager (North and South America) of attune Consulting, helping the company increase its revenue from $5 million to $25 million in three years. Most recently, she served as Human Resources Director for Inflexxion.
Yariela is passionate about special needs services, social responsibility and the environment. She has spearheaded several initiatives with the New England Project of the Perkins School for the Blind.
Yariela earned an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a Masters in Human Resource Management from Emmanuel College, Boston. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (SPHR and SHRM-SCP), a Certified Compensation Analyst (CCA), and an active member of the New England Human Resources Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Tami Patten, CCA
Tami is the CEO and founder of So She Did…Transformational HR Solutions. So She Did focuses on helping people who want to experience a higher level of success, both personally and professionally. Tami is passionate about inspiring others to make meaningful changes and develop skills that will impact them personally and professionally.
Prior to founding So She Did, Tami held positions with Gulfstream Aerospace, Pearl Meyer & Partners, Liberty Mutual, Deknatel (a Pfizer Company), and Bank of America. Tami has spent over 25 years as a human resource professional in both the corporate and consulting industries. During this time, she gained essential experience in many disciplines, such as: general HR, compensation, mobility, expatriate administration, international HR, organizational development, learning & development, domestic and international training, enterprise-wide HR project management, and the list goes on.
Tami is a graduate of Lesley University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, and an Associate’s Degree in Human Resource Management. Tami has numerous certifications covering an array of subjects such as: compensation, international benefits, global remuneration, as well as many leadership and team training courses. She is a member of The John Maxwell Team and is able to facilitate and coach many of their courses.
Sandra Makhlouta, CCP, CCA
With over 10 years of experience in human resources, Sandra has worked on a broad spectrum of compensation projects including market analysis, job evaluation, reward and recognition, incentives, salary planning, survey participation, union compensation, and pay equity.
Prior to joining the Compensation Analyst Academy, Sandra held a variety of human resources positions at Atrius Health (formerly Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates).
Sandra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a concentration in Business and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Framingham State University. She is also a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a Certified Compensation Analyst (CCA).
Dan Weaver, CCA
Dan is a Senior Virtual Training Specialist for the CAA. He manages all aspects of the virtual training program bringing CAA’s live training to participants throughout the world. With experience in human resources consulting, survey administration, mental health counseling and social media management, Dan brings a unique mix of interpersonal, technical and organizational skills to the Compensation Analyst Academy team.
Dan is a UMass Amherst graduate. In addition, he is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a Certified Compensation Analyst (CCA).