Bob Cartwright


Bob Cartwright, SPHR / SHRM-SCP, is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Intelligent Compensation, LLC, a compensation, performance management, and business advisory consulting firm located in the greater Austin, Texas area. Since 1996, Mr. Cartwright has managed assignments for a wide variety of clients including those in high technology, manufacturing, services, information technology, health care, retail, construction / facility management, telecommunications, legal, energy, publishing, non-profits, public entities, municipalities, financial services, oil and gas, and defense / aerospace. He has 30+ years of diversified experience in compensation and human resource management which includes the development of total compensation strategies, wage and salary plans, executive compensation strategies and studies, customized surveys, performance-based sales, balanced scorecards, incentive and team-based compensation plans, and performance management systems. In addition, he has provided human resource and business management, strategic planning, and employment relations advisory services for an array of companies in Texas. Previously, he served in management at Tracor, Inc. in Austin, Texas for 14 years, where he had corporate-wide responsibility for the company’s global compensation programs and performance management systems.

Mr. Cartwright’s professional affiliations include Affiliate Advisory Council Member at WorldatWork, Past Member -Texas SHRM State Council - Board Advisor to State Director – Business Development Past Board Chair - Texas Association of Business (TAB) Past Task Force Chair - Return To Work / Future of Work Initiative TAB, Chair -Past Board Member – Texas SHRM Past Member of the Total Rewards, Compensation, & Benefits National Expertise Panel and National Volunteer Leader on Veteran Employment –Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Past Founder and Committee Chair –Texas Compensation Alliance Group, member of World-At-Work, Austin Human Resources Management Association (Past Committee Co-chair for the Austin Area Pay and Benefits Survey), Williamson County Human Resource Management Association (Charter Member & Past President), and the Central Texas and the South Texas Compensation and Benefits Associations. Mr. Cartwright is an author and a sought-after speaker and is often quoted as a business / compensation expert in newspapers and print media around the country.

Mr. Cartwright also served as a preferred provider – compensation expert - for the Credit Union Executive Society located in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Cartwright has been an active community leader and has served on various boards, committees, and task forces, including the Texas Supreme Court’s Jury System Reform Task Force and Jury Compensation Subcommittee, Texas State Technical College’s Performance Management Review Task Force, and the Texas State Comptroller’s Task Force on Welfare Reform – Welfare to Work. He was also involved with an MOU signing with the Texas Association of Business, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and Wyndham ISD on a 2 nd Chance Hire Program for the State of Texas. Mr. Cartwright graduated from St. Edward’s University with a B.A. degree. His post-graduate work was focused on business management.

Kevin Cartwright


Kevin Cartwright, SHRM-SCP, is the Director of Compensation Consulting at Intelligent Compensation, LLC. Kevin has been with Intelligent Compensation, LLC since 2016. He works on a variety of consulting assignments for clients all over the United States, as well as internationally, who are seeking to improve or update their compensation strategies and programs. These assignments include, but are not limited to, Base and Total Cash Market Studies, Developing Pay Structures and Incentive Compensation Plans, Executive and Total Compensation Studies, and Historical Compensation Analysis’.

Outside of Intelligent Compensation, LLC, Kevin volunteers on the Board of Williamson County HR Management Association (WilcoHR) where he currently serves as the 2024 Chapter President. He previously served on the Board of Austin SHRM as VP of Emerging Professionals where he assisted Central Texas Universities and local businesses with improving the professional development of their students and young professionals. He has also been involved with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Austin.

Kevin earned his B.A. from Sam Houston State University. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and daughter, coaching sports and working with high school students at his church.

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