- B.A., Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Mr. Brian Kundert is the Vice President of Human Resources at Exponent.
Prior to Exponent, he served as Global People Director for the Resilience division at Arcadis. Under his leadership, the division grew to over 10,000 people in 10 countries.
Before his promotion to Global People Director in 2021, Mr. Kundert was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Arcadis North America from 2014-2021 and Health & Safety Director from 2013-2015, enhancing and strengthening Arcadis' human resources (HR) function. As the top HR executive in his region, he reorganized and rejuvenated the HR department by implementing effective HR shared services, scalable recruitment practices, professionalized program management, the automation of manual processes, an employee experience focus, highly respected centers of excellence, and a business partner function that proactively impacts client groups with superior advisory capabilities.
Mr. Kundert was instrumental in the transformation of the US operating company into a growing and profitable region with high engagement by launching innovative development programs, implementing a regional pro bono program, completing a redesign of the short-term incentive plan, and devising a formal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy with clearly defined actions. Under his care, the region became an industry leader in low voluntary turnover, high engagement, and representation of women and minorities.
Mr. Kundert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.