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Rick Sayers named Lynn’s first Executive-in-Residence
Published Oct. 12, 2009
Rick Sayers, a senior human resources and corporate compliance executive, brings 36 years of corporate experience to Lynn University’s classrooms. In this role, Sayers was welcomed as Lynn’s first Executive-in-Residence in the College of Business and Management this fall.
Teaching two business classes – an undergraduate course on Human Resource Management, and a graduate course, Managing Human Resources – Sayers is also president of a human resources consulting company, HR Solutions Partner, LLC in Delray Beach, Fla.
Sayers specialty involves the strategic components of human resource management, and his approach to teaching is aligned with Lynn’s approach to experiential education.
“I experienced 36 years of corporate life, worked for four CEO’s, worked with six Compensation Committee Chairs and interfaced with numerous corporate boards of directors,” said Sayers. “With real life examples, I teach my students how the text comes alive through practical application. For me, teaching is all about telling work life stories that resonate with students.”
Source: Prior to his role as president of HR Solutions Partner and a Lynn University professor, Sayers was the executive vice president, chief of human resources and corporate compliance officer at Agilysys, Inc., a leading provider of innovative IT solutions with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. In addition, Sayers has been the managing director of human resources and global business process outsourcing at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest consulting firms. Sayers also served as corporate vice president of human resource for Invacare Corporation and global vice president of human resources for the worldwide Steering and Suspension business of TRW, Inc.
Sayers graduated from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and in 1985 with a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Administration. Sayers currently resides in Delray Beach with his wife, Barbara and their three children.