Jarik Conrad, UKG (US)

2021 HRD Global 100

senior director of human insights, and HCM evangelism

Jarik Conrad leads the human insights and HCM evangelism team at Ultimate Kronos Group. Before joining UKG in August 2020, he was the senior director of human insights and HCM evangelism at Ultimate Software, where he worked for four years. Prior to that, he was an executive coach, facilitator, and management consultant at The Conrad Consulting Group. Conrad also held significant HR roles at Fortune 500 companies, including McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), Pillsbury (General Mills), Union Carbide (Dow), Citigroup, and CSX Technology. He also directed the HR department for the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Conrad holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of North Florida. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a certified intercultural sensitivity expert, and a certified emotional intelligence expert. He also holds a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition and is a certified personal trainer (CPT).