Vice President of Human Resources at Gavilon Agriculture Holdings in Omaha, Nebraska
Ron Cardenas is a human resources expert with over three decades of professional experience. His specialties include employee relations, compensation, compliance, and talent management. For the past 11 years, Mr. Cardenas has worked at Gavilon Agriculture Holdings in Omaha, Nebraska, progressing from Director to Senior Director to Vice President of Human Resources.
At Gavilon, Cardenas developed and implemented employee retention strategies that reduced turnover rates by more than 50% in less than two years. He worked at Anadarko Petroleum as Senior HR Manager and Employee Relations Manager. As Senior Human Resources Manager at Sun Microsystems, he created and launched talent strategies for 900 employees across the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Ron Cardenas earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and an MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He is a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Certified Compensation Professional, and a Six Sigma Green Belt. His deep expertise includes investigation, risk analysis, mediation, position statement preparation, mergers and acquisitions, and management consulting. He is most passionate about problem-solving and training young employees.
When he is not working, Mr. Cardenas enjoys hiking, golf, cycling, and spending time with his nephews.