James Hatch is the President and Founder of Hatch & Associates
. He concentrates in several areas regarding compensation, benefits design and human resource transaction services, including executive and employee compensation and benefits, compensation governance, human resource strategy and structure, hiring practices, post-merger HR integration, sales force effectiveness, scorecards and human capital metrics, and human capital software selection.
With extensive experience in the field, Jim built large practices as a Managing Partner for Ernst & Young, Arthur Anderson and Price Water House Cooper, he also spent time at Tower Watson and Hay Management Consultant as a practice leader focusing on the design and implementation of human capital strategy and other human resource solutions including employee and executive compensation/benefits programs, equity-based compensation, variable executive benefit insurance funding programs, sales force effectiveness engagements, change management, outsourcing, employee communication, survey design, talent management, organization design, HR statistics and metrics/scorecards, and HR/workforce effectiveness. In addition, he co-founded and built a global integrated talent management and employee performance tracking software business, and re-launched and globalized the PWC Saratoga Human Capital metrics (the largest source of human capital metrics in the world) and scorecard business. Jim has extensive experience working on issues in litigation and providing expert witness testimony. His focus as an expert has been on hiring, compensation and promotion disparities between employee groups.
Jim has a B.S. and M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University and received post-graduate Honors certification from BAI’s Controllership Program at the University of Wisconsin and a Certificate of Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School Program. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition, Jim has written extensively in the field of human capital and compensation, and is the co-author of the book Delivering on the Promise: How to Attract, Manage and Retain Human Capital.
Mr. Hatch served in the United States Marine Corps and the US State Department.