Jodie J. Cunningham


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Jodie J. Cunningham is the owner and human capital advisor at Optimus Talent Partners, LLC. She specializes in workforce analytics, which help organizations get the right people in the right jobs and grow their exceptional talent. Jodie provides analysis to organizations in a variety of industries to fully utilize the talent they currently employ and ensure smart talent selection in the future. Additionally, she provides robust management development programs to enhance your leaders’ effectiveness with their teams. Classes are tailored to your unique industry and provide attendees with applicable job skills that they can immediately apply in the workplace.

Jodie is a human resources executive with over 20 years of experience. She started her HR career in the hospitality industry, most recently with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She then transitioned into professional sports as the human resources executive with the Los Angeles Rams, an NFL franchise.  Her strategic workforce planning experience is extensive, having lead acquisitions and openings, organizational restructuring, layoffs and downsizing, and market relocation. With her unique background in high-end luxury hospitality, private golf and country clubs, and professional sports, her clients are assured that discretion and confidentiality will be exercised with all sensitive information in all aspects of her interactions.  Her goal is to provide analysis that effectively balances the needs of the organization with the talent it currently employs.

Jodie earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University, and a master’s degree in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix.  She has also achieved the highest human resources certifications of SPHR and SHRM-SCP. She is married to John, who has worked in the private club and golf industry for more than 20 years.