At Mercer, we believe in building brighter futures.


Our Mercer team in Southern California is dedicated to building brighter futures.  For more than 75 years we’ve been providing trusted advice and solutions to build healthier and more sustainable futures for our clients, colleagues and communities.  Together with our clients, we’re redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being.  


Southern California boasts a unique backdrop for business: the entertainment industry and iconic beach life coupled with the dynamic business-centers in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.  Our 325 colleagues in SoCal bring the breadth and depth of Mercer’s capabilities to bear in ways that reflect the diverse needs and expectations of employers in this market.


We’d love to talk with you about how we can bring the best of Mercer to help you achieve your business and people-related objectives. 




SoCal office locations

Los Angeles
633 West 5th Street
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Orange County
17901 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


San Diego
4445 Eastgate Mall
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92121



Checkout Mercer’s Ravin Jesuthasan's contribution in the LA Times


In the article regarding employer response to the Great Resignation: “Perks like never before: Employers are bending over backward to keep you from quitting.”


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The Mercer team consistently brings us innovative ideas and, when applicable, engages us in proactive discussions.
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- HR Leader in LA 

Office leaders in SoCal

Don Bobo

Don Bobo

Southern CA Office Leader | Los Angeles, CA


Don Bobo leads Mercer’s Southern California and Nevada Market with over 25 years of consulting and corporate experience in HR services and functions. His primary focus is on total rewards, talent management, and HR function strategy/service delivery, with an emphasis on the people-related aspects of business transformations. He also manages a portfolio of large client relationships. Don has an M.B.A. from Houston Baptist University and a B.S. in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Laura Baker

Laura Baker

L.A. Health Business Leader | Los Angeles, CA


Laura Baker leads our Health & Benefits business in Mercer’s Los Angeles office and has been with Mercer for over 25 years. She has expertise in health care plan design and cost containment; health care reform and private exchanges; and merger & acquisition due diligence and strategic integration. Laura earned her MBA at USC with concentrations in corporate finance and healthcare administration and has a BA in Political Science and French Literature from UCLA.

Our external business relationships and community involvement


Our offices are proud to partner locally with organizations across Southern California that support our communities in a number of ways. Here are some of the organizations we support in SoCal:

The Peer 150 Human Resources provides networking opportunities and access to the top innovative minds in Human Resources. This group focuses on driving innovation and thought leadership at its core, ensuring the leaders stay ahead of the competitive curve.

The Orange Country Compensation and Benefits Association promotes educational programs and networking opportunities to members with the goal to advance the art and science of Total Rewards management. Janet Vreeland, Principal at Mercer serves as the OCCABA Board Immediate Past President.

Human Resources Round Table at UCLA is dedicated to the advancement of human resources management through a partnership with prominent academics and thought leaders. 

Our Southern California offices regularly volunteer with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. With the help of our supporters and volunteers, Second Harvest Food Bank works through a network of hundreds of partner agencies and programs to provide wholesome food and fresh produce to more than 500,000 hungry children, seniors and families in Orange County every month.

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