About JD Sanders Consulting

Over 20 Years working with Leaders, Executives and Managers on strategy, M&A, workforce planning, ER, OD and integration through business relationships, executive coaching, developing teams, correcting dysfunction in organizations/leadership teams and consulting.

Over 15 years experience working with Engineers (Systems, HW, SW, etc.), Medical Staff, Scientist, Laboratory Staff, Chemist, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Operations & Technical Professionals.

Professionally coached 100’s of leaders and executives to successful business outcomes, providing consulting, training and coaching to public companies, private companies, start-ups, government, and military.


JD Sanders


J. D. Sanders, M.Ed., SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP is currently a Business, Management and Human Capital Consultant with over 20 years experience and the founder of J.D. Sanders Consulting. He is an Business and HR Leader with extensive expertise in strategic management, workforce planning, OD and integration both in large and small high-tech companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Lam Research and GoalSpan.

He has extensive experience with start-ups, creating organizational infrastructure and developing HR departments from scratch. He has mentored and coached numerous executives, managers, and HR Professionals. He is known for the successful ability to align human resources with organization business objectives and leadership development.   He has facilitated organizations through the strategic planning process and developed/implemented complete compensation and benefits systems.

He was recognized with the 2015 NCHRA distinguished Service Award and the 2004 NCHRA Volunteer of the Year Award, he is a former NCHRA Board Member, and has over 15 years experience as an SPHR/PHR Certification Instructor. J.D. is experienced in project management, security assessments, vulnerability analysis, process re-engineering, total rewards, performance management and HR compliance audits. He is an accomplished professional with refined interpersonal and communication skills.  He is a poised presenter, instructor and facilitator, able to bring together diverse working groups and project teams – fostering a genuine sense of motivation. 


Executive/Leadership Consulting & Facilitation

Our consulting and facilitation has a solid focus on business results and the success of our clients. With the strict understanding of confidentiality, the following organizations have graciously granted us permission to use their names as examples of current or former clients we have successfully assisted with their business results.

  • GoalSpan
  • BMW
  • Huawei Symantec USA, Inc.
  • Progressive Benefits Group
  • The Oakland Zoo
  • Voyage Medical
  • EarthLearn
  • California State University East Bay (CSUEB)
  • NeoPhotonics
  • Columbus Foods
  • Zollner Electronics, 
  • Irwin Home Equity (IHE)
  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • CalHRSuccess, LLC
  • Silicon Graphics Inc.
  • Balazs Analytical Laboratory
  • US Army & US Army Reserve (NorCal)
  • Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA)
  • AT&T
  • Better Everyday

Employee Training & Facilitation

We have conducted training and/or facilitation with employees from the following organizations.

  • Sun
  • Apple
  • Cypress
  • Oakland Zoo
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Sony
  • Panasonic
  • Irwin Home Equity
  • HP
  • Cisco Systems
  • Boston Scientific
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Yahoo
  • Symantec
  • Applied Materials
  • Western Digital
  • Lam Research
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Thermo Fisher
  • AMD
  • SGI
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