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Kerry Garman
Kerry Garman, SPHR

erry L. Garman, SPHR, is a Human Resources executive with 25+ years of diversified human resources and business experience. His career has spanned the companies of the Fortune 500, in consumer products, retail, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Kerry began his career in the training specialty and moved throughout every area of the HR profession. He has led staffs up to 55 HR professionals with 65 locations including international responsibilities in Europe, India, Mexico, Peru, and Canada. He has served as Senior Vice President Human Resources for Perdue Farms, Vice President Human Resources for Kalsec Inc., Vice President Human Resources for ConAgra Food Ingredients, Vice President Human Resources American Pharmaceutical Partners, Vice President Human Resources for ACCO Brands and Director of Human Resources for Ralston Purina.

Kerry’s experience includes creation and deployment of various Human Resources practices from policies to a variety of strategic initiatives. These initiatives have been from the plant floor, both union and union free, to the Board of Directors.

Testimonials For Paragon People Solutions

  • I have worked for and with Kerry at various times since 1991, both as a direct report and as a customer. As a direct report, I found Kerry’s leadership style to be extremely collaborative and focused on career development for his team members. He constantly provided opportunities to stretch capabilities and accelerate the career trajectory.

    Steven Smith, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Noranda Alumina


  • Know thyself!

    We frequently suggest we manage other people. In reality we only manage ourselves. Increasing self-awareness is the only way to improve performance. The quality of improvements in individuals is through exploration and obtaining rich feedback loops within our workplace and networks.

    Coaching and using objective tools to better understand ourselves is the foundation of learning. We all have styles, hard wiring and perception that in discovery improves our quality of life and careers.


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Featured Skills

  • Talent Development
  • Coaching
  • Reducing Turnover
  • Performance Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Assessments


  • PXT Select
  • Five Behaviors
  • SPHR Certified
  • Everything DiSC Certified