Our Story

Applied HR Strategies, Inc. is a compensation consulting firm with expertise in developing strategic compensation plans and programs that enable businesses to achieve their objectives and value the talents, experience and efforts of their workforce. At AHRS, we specialize in developing highly customized compensation strategies and solutions specific to our clients. We do this by listening, learning, and collaborating with you, analyzing critical information, leveraging diverse perspectives, practices and research, and working as team of experts to provide you with recommendations that are relevant, affordable and of the highest quality.

Our consultative approach enables us to provide positive experiences, grow and innovate together, raise up our industry, and build strong partnerships and long-lasting relationships with our clients!

Founded in 1999 by Doug Sayed, we have been in business for over 20 years advising over 200 northwest companies in all aspects of compensation and total rewards, from ground-up compensation program creation (one of our specialties) to the development of incentive, stock/equity, sales, executive, and board compensation programs. We are truly honored to be highly regarded as pay-for-performance experts in the Seattle market with an extensive portfolio of projects, partners, clients and industries ranging from technology, gaming, healthcare, life sciences, nonprofit, to manufacturing and more.

Get to know our experienced and knowledgeable team and how we can support you with our collection of consulting services!

AHRS, a relationship-based compensation consulting firm

Doug Sayed

Founder / Managing Principal

AHRS, a relationship-based compensation consulting firm

Jill Odegard

Partner / Principal Consultant

AHRS, a relationship-based compensation consulting firm

Julie Hamlin

Senior Consultant