Linda Jancaric

Compensation Director
Compensation & Benefit Services
If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.”
Mary Engelbreit

Linda enjoys working jointly with members to create and implement strategies that apply to each unique company’s business situation. Given her diverse range of experience, she is adept at working with a wide range of organizations to develop and manage total compensation programs for all employee groups.


Linda’s expertise covers a broad range of compensation plans including base compensation, management, nonmanagement and sales incentive plans, executive and board of director compensation, and equity plans. Linda’s 20 plus years of compensation experience include working with small, private companies and large, public, multinational firms in industries ranging from high technology and financial services to general manufacturing, retail, and healthcare.

Linda also works with members to evaluate and design time-off programs. She has specific expertise working with organizations to transition from traditional vacation and sick plans to paid time-off plans (PTO). Linda enjoys collaborating with members facing challenging plan transition issues to identify effective means to address these issues.

Prior to joining MRA, Linda was a corporate compensation manager for a large public high tech firm, responsible for the design and administration of companywide domestic and international compensation programs.

Key Accomplishments

  • Implemented a wide range of compensation programs (salary grade structure, sales compensation, incentive plans) for a broad spectrum of organizations crossing manufacturing, technology, and service industries.
  • Managed compensation for a global high technology organization that experienced significant growth.
  • Led major initiatives in the development of sales compensation, equity, and base compensation plans.
  • Skilled speaker on a range of topics including developing a total rewards strategy and incentive plan design.


Linda received a master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota.