Draker Cody, Inc. (formerly Resources for Excellence) was founded in 1997 to serve the Albuquerque area, and we remain highly focused on helping companies to identify and reach their true potential. Because of our expertise in Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, and Process Re-engineering, our firm has been increasingly recognized as a “go to” company by CEOs and Senior Executives on an international platform.

Rick Draker
Rick DrakerChief Operating Officer

Rick’s areas of expertise include detailed workflow analysis, business process reengineering, strategic plan facilitation, and developing business growth strategies. He has applied this expertise to private business as well as state and local government, he has facilitated strategic plan sessions for economic development organizations as well as social service agencies, and he has prepared several comprehensive plans with an emphasis on economic development for local government entities.

Rick has conducted project management workshops for various organizations and has taught a project management course for the Certified Public Manager Program administered by New Mexico State University. In addition, he has experience facilitating public meetings that have addressed a wide variety of issues, some very controversial.

Rick likes a challenge and has proven himself to be very adept at resolving challenging issues and finding ways to overcome barriers to a business’ success. In his words, “I believe that the two greatest partners in the world are vision and action. There is nothing I enjoy more than helping people with a great vision. Together we pull resources together, develop a workable plan, and make it happen.”

Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity
January 3, 2017

We LOOOOOOVE Tess! She has become “one of us” and her services are invaluable! Every department relies on her and looks forward to the days she is here.

Contact Rick
Phone: (505) 440-8281

Sandra (Sandy) L. Cody
Sandra (Sandy) L. CodyMAM, SPHR, President

In 2005 and 2007, she received the New Mexico HR Award of Excellence from the Society of Human Resources Management of New Mexico, and, because of her expertise, Sandy frequently presents at seminars and workshops for professional associations such as the Albuquerque Quality Network, New Mexico Healthcare Association and the Northern New Mexico branch of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Sandy has always been a powerhouse in both professional and community service roles. In the last few years, she has been recognized by the New Mexico Department of Health as a premier trainer and served as a member of their Licensure and Credentialing Committee. She has also served on the Advisors Committee of the National Organization of Trusted Advisers and served as a founding member and former president of the Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence. In 2010, she was also awarded the prestigious Small Business Administration Region 6 Women in Business Champion of the Year.

These numerous awards simply recognize the value that Sandy finds in every one of her clients, and in her community: “I believe that most people don’t recognize their own potential for greatness.  I also know that regret and fear can be tremendous barriers to success. I bring value to the people and companies I work with by helping them identify opportunities for growth and act on them.” Sandy will always persevere until she finds a way to maximize your potential.

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Problem Solver

Sandy brings a complete skill set to our work. She has a keen awareness of what the underlying problem are and doesn’t hesitate to partner in solving them.

Ellen Driber-Hassell Executive Director Webster University, Albuquerque Campus January 3, 2017

Contact Sandy
Phone: (505) 323-1415

Theressa Panciera
Theressa PancieraHuman Resources Specialist and Client Liaison

Theressa has been a New Mexico Notary Public since 1995, and remains active member of the New Mexico Human Resources Management Association.

Theressa’s areas of expertise include research, data management, and all things HR, including: the creation and implementation of human resource procedures, benefits management, records management, recruitment/retention/performance management, EEOC claims, employee surveys, exit interviews that provide information to senior management, day-to-day operations, compliance regulations, worker’s compensation and accounting functions, and payroll. Her precision and efficiency have garnered a lot of rave customer reviews: “I just have to tell you how much we LOOOOOOVE Tess around here! She is fast, efficient and has a wealth of knowledge to offer.  Every department relies on her and looks forward to days she is here. You truly have a gem there!!”

Theressa believes that outstanding customer service is the forerunner to any company’s success, and she demonstrates that belief by always being present when clients need her.

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I love working with Theressa. She is thoughtful, professional, and an exceptional writer, which is great. She responded very well to my input and requests. I trust Theressa and am very comfortable planning our moves together.

Angela Reed Padilla CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico January 3, 2017

Contact Theressa
Phone: (505) 323-1415

London, Orlando, Canada
January 3, 2017

My company has used Rick Draker to manage critical aspects of many of our projects for over ten years. Without exception, we are pleased with his advice, his management skills and his ability to find and pursue solutions to problems.

A Few of Our Clients