Hector Santa Cruz
Hector Santa Cruz is an associate principal in the Labor & Employment Practice of CRA.
Mr. Santa Cruz performs data analysis related to discrimination allegations primarily involving pay equity, promotions, performance ratings, hires, and terminations. He also consults on wage & hour disputes including meal/rest violations, rounding rules, and overtime claims. He performs statistical analyses for audits, class-action lawsuits, and reporting. He has experience with clients in a variety of industries, including finance, healthcare, retail, service, and technology.
Mr. Santa Cruz has particular experience performing statistical analyses related to pay equity.
He has led annual compensation audits for Fortune 500 companies. He also calculates pay equity statistics for company disclosures in the United States and internationally. Aside from working with companies on self-audits and monitoring, he has extensive experience conducting analyses in response to audits from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and class-action litigation. He has developed regression models and advanced statistical tests for declarations and reports.
Mr. Santa Cruz works with large, complex data to tell data-driven stories. Using his technical expertise, he performs data quality checks on raw data, processes it into analyzable formats, and conducts quantitative analysis. He most enjoys finding patterns in data that provide insights into or drive business processes.
Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Santa Cruz was a Director in the Los Angeles office at Welch Consulting. He studied economics and public policy at Stanford University.