Charles Sterling formerly headed the compensation function at The Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, held the position of Vice President of Corporate Compensation at Union Bank and was a Principal within the Human Capital Consulting Group at Mercer Human Resource Consulting for almost ten years, consulting for a wide variety of clients including Los Alamos National Laboratories, Administrative Office of the Courts and State Bar of California, as well as a number of universities including the University of California Office of the President, California State University, The University of California, Berkeley, and New Mexico State University.

In addition, Charles has held internal compensation consulting positions at both Wells Fargo & Company and Visa International and has acted as an independent consultant for hundreds of companies across the United States, most recently OpenTable, GoPro, eBay, Advent Software, AppDynamics, CPMC Medical Center, and LSI.  He is a former Professor of Management and Human Resources in the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University where he was a recipient of the distinguished Valerie Scudder Award for outstanding research, teaching and service.

Charles is internationally recognized for his research on the subject of pay satisfaction.  He is a member emeritus of the WorldatWork Advisory Board and is President of the Bay Area Compensation Association.

He received his Doctorate in Business Administration at Ohio State University and has an M.B.A. and B.A. in Business Administration from Michigan State University.

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