As President, Brian is responsible for setting the course and fostering the culture that supports Shaker’s continued growth and success. To maintain Shaker’s reputation as a leader in talent acquisition solutions, Brian continually evaluates and adapts Shaker’s direction to ensure the right processes, people, resources, and partners are in place to support the company’s industry-leading Virtual Job Tryout technology.

Brian established Shaker around a new way of measuring talent. His deep and broad experience in selection science, large-scale talent analytics, client relations, and organizational consulting are part of Shaker’s essential knowledge base. His influence and insistence on innovation have compelled the creation of new standards in the talent acquisition market and raised the bar for creating assessment solutions that engage and win over both clients and candidates.

Brian’s emphasis on cultivating strong and collaborative partnerships with clients is a hallmark of the value Shaker places on creating a friendly, respectful environment for doing business that maximizes everyone’s success. Shaker’s remarkable talent and culture are key to these sound relationships and the client loyalty and trust Shaker has earned again and again. Brian’s thoughtful leadership promotes professional development and an enjoyable, accommodating work culture, ensuring that Shaker continues to attract, grow, and retain premium talent.

Brian is a founder of Shaker. His prior experience includes positions as Vice President of Americas Consulting for CEB/SHL; Vice President and co-founder of Olsen, Stern, Murphy & Hogan; Research Associate for the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO); and a graduate research fellow for the US Army Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. His trusted and authoritative work has been cited in various influential publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg Business, Yahoo Finance, and Fortune.


  • PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The George Washington University
  • MA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The George Washington University
  • BA, Psychology, The Ohio State University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)



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