Gary C. McKinney


Gary C. McKinney serves as Partner for Jobplex, Inc., a DHR International company. Gary is a multifaceted strategic business leader and talent management expert with demonstrated success driving all aspects of the human resources value chain. He provides leadership in the process of identifying talent requirements, and leading the talent acquisition and development process.

Gary is responsible for communicating the Jobplex difference and value proposition to business leaders and the broader community. Through these interactions, he identifies opportunities to improve talent acquisition services, as well as to better manage costs and optimize a company’s return on investment in their people. He collaborates with executive leadership and Jobplex/DHR International subject matter experts to craft tailored solutions to advance each client’s specific business goals.

Prior to joining Jobplex, Gary worked as a CHRO for several Private Equity backed, rapid growth organizations and focused on leveraging human capital to meet both strategic and operational objectives. His emphasis on talent acquisition, management and development, allowed these organizations to maximize the return on their investments in people.

Gary began his career in HR leadership positions with Schlumberger, Ltd and Compaq Computer Corporation. He also served as the VPHR of Landmark Graphics Corp., a software company that assists the E&P industry with finding and developing hydrocarbons, and a wholly owned company of Halliburton.  In addition, Gary served as the CHRO for ValerusLP, a PE backed energy Services Company, and where he helped to drive 20% YOY annualized growth.

Gary has also held leadership positions for professional organizations; the Human Capital Planning Society and the Information Services Human Resources Association, as well as serving on the Board of the Baylor Research Initiative and Collaborative.

Gary received a Bachelor of Science degree from Presbyterian College. Professionally, he earned the Executive HR Certificate from Stanford University and the University of Michigan.