Oscar Rico-Cazares


HR Account Representative


B.A. in Business Administration, emphasis in HR Management, Portland State University

M.A. in Educational Leadership & Policy, emphasis in Teaching Adult Learners, Portland State University


Oscar Rico-Cazares joined Xenium in January 2016 as an HR Assistant, was promoted to the role of HR Representative in November 2016, and HR Account Representative in November 2018. In his current role, Oscar assists the team with various tasks including Employee Relations, New Hire Onboarding, Benefit Orientations, Leave Management, Employee Handbooks, Job Descriptions, HR Audits, Wage Surveys, Employee Satisfaction Surveys, and Performance Management Programs. Oscar also helps answer client hotline calls related to payroll, benefits, workers’ compensation, and regulatory compliance and employee relations for designated client accounts. Oscar is bilingual and enjoys getting to help Spanish speaking clients and employees.

Oscar graduated from Portland State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management. In 2017 Oscar completed his Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Policy within the Post-Secondary Adult and Continuing Education program at Portland State University with a specialization in Teaching Adult Learners.

Oscar is passionate about spreading diversity and has done tons of volunteer work as a peer mentor for young college students. He believes that education is the pathway to a successful career. In his spare time, Oscar enjoys spending time with his friends and family, taking outdoor trips and exploring the Pacific Northwest.