Cary Holbert, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCWS

Cary is well-known as being one of America’s leading strategic design authorities in employee benefits and wellness. Additionally, he is THE first-to-market trend setter whose clients are always one step ahead of the competition. Cary’s endless market knowledge and expert understanding of the industry; along with his ability to assist businesses in maximizing the value of their investments while retaining key employees, makes him one of the most sought-after minds in the field today.

Cary is a resident of Columbia, SC. He is a very proud husband, father, and grandfather.


Bachelor of Arts

Masters Degree


Cary holds numerous professional certifications. He currently holds both the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification as well as the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), a globally recognized leader in human resources. He is also certified through the Corporate Health and Wellness Association as a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS). Cary serves on the boards of multiple major financial advisory boards as well. Additionally, Cary loves to give back to his community with all his accumulated knowledge through programs such as the Employee Assistance Plan Positive Parenting Provider program. He also serves as a State Health Insurance Assistance Program Counselor where he provides free counseling to people on Medicare.


Cary is a highly motivated, results driven human resources professional with over 30+ years of experience in designing and administering a wide range of employee benefit programs and managing productive teams. His client approach is very forward-thinking and strategic, hands-on, and analytical. His extensive experience and deep understanding of industry practices has made him a master in areas such as plan compliance, legal requirements, and developing appropriate company standards. Additionally, he is highly skilled in account servicing, auditing, and vendor relations with a proven track record of identifying and implementing cost-savings initiatives. Past clients have often described Cary as diplomatic, articulate, and decisive with an amazing capability to build and develop productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.