Cary Sparrow was Appointed as Vice President Human Resources Operational Excellence at Cargill Inc.

Date of management change: November 15, 2010 

What Happened?

Minneapolis , MN-based Cargill Inc. hired Cary Sparrow as Vice President Human Resources Operational Excellence


About the Company

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 149,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


About the Person

Cary joined Cargill in 2008 and currently leads the HR Performance and Analytics team, which oversees the HR function’s strategic initiatives and leadership processes. Included in these responsibilities is oversight for Cargill’s HR systems and business intelligence capabilities. Cary is also the Chairman of Cargill’s Veterans and Military Support Network, and is actively involved in veterans support efforts across Minnesota.  Cargill is the largest private employer, with revenues over $130 billion and over 150 thousand employees in nearly 70 countries.  Cargill serves customers over a diverse portfolio of businesses in the areas of agriculture, food, and risk management. Before joining Cargill, Cary worked for 14 years at the consulting firm Towers Perrin, where he was a principal and global leader of Towers Perrin’s HR Function Effectiveness Practice. Prior to that, he served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Cary was born in Wisconsin and has lived in many places across the U.S. He has two engineering degrees and an MBA from Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


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