Plunkett founded Salary.com in 1999 to pursue a vision for integrating data and technology and filling a need for intuitive, on-demand compensation management tools. Since then, he has built Salary.com into a high-growth enterprise (a 2005 and 2006 “Inc. 500” honoree) delivering on-demand compensation and talent management software and data to thousands of corporate subscribers and more than 100 million individuals.
Plunkett is a serial entrepreneur and Web syndication pioneer whose credits include a leadership role at InfoSpace and as the developer for the software version of the best selling career title, “What Color is Your Parachute?” In addition, he served as the director of new business development at electronic phone directory publisher Pro CD, Inc., where he designed and launched four directory data and application software products.
Plunkett has an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and holds a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®) accreditation. He also received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, where he was the Chairman of the George F. Baker Scholar Program. He currently serves on the College Board of Advisors at Georgetown.