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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Erik Pickard

HR Operations, Talent and Reward



MHRIR, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
BS, Management, Minor in Economics, University of South Florida

Career Highlights

  • Mr. Pickard brings both a consulting and industry perspective to his experience in human resources.
  • In his current role at Avanade – HR Operations, Talent and Reward – he proactively identifies the business need for digital or service center support, builds process and prioritizes activities for learning, performance management, diversity, leadership development, compensation, benefits, and recognition programs. Supports 29 countries globally.

    In his prior role as an HR Consultant at EY, led and participated in a variety of human resource activities involving HR service delivery, technology, organizational design, performance development, change management, and training development.