Executive Vice President, Emeritus

Joe leads Shaker’s marketing and sales strategies and oversees a range of support systems that optimize the user experience. Shaker’s market positioning relies on Joe’s talent for promoting candidate assessment as a measurement discipline for the staffing process, differentiating Shaker in a market dominated by commodity-oriented test publishers. He has a passion for demonstrating how the evidence-based hiring methodology behind Shaker’s Virtual Job Tryout technology delivers a superior candidate experience and measureable business results.

His career spans more than three decades and includes his holding positions from human resources executive to external consultant. He learned early the value of building a strong case to demonstrate measurable business impact when competing for budget and resources. Joe has designed methods and tools to help clients employ metrics and talent analytics to build sound business cases and document return on investment. As a volunteer leader and member of the board of directors of Talent Board, Joe has been a contributor to the Candidate Experience Awards research, publications, and symposiums.

Joe has contributed to the creation of a culture at Shaker that attracts and retains exceptionally talented professionals with intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for innovation in selection science, talent analytics, and improving the candidate experience. Joe has served as a board member and leader in volunteer roles with notable organizations that serve the talent acquisition and human resources professions. These positions have provided opportunities for Shaker to demonstrate thought leadership, stay connected with like-minded practitioners, and expand its market presence.

Joe is a founder of Shaker. His previous experience includes positions as Director Business Development for CEB/SHL; Vice President and co-founder of Olsen, Stern, Murphy & Hogan; and Director of Human Resources at the George Worthington Company. A published author and sought-after speaker, Joe has presented seminars and webcasts on quality of hire, staffing process improvement, and staffing metrics at global, national, and local conferences.

BFA, Education; Ohio University

Professional Affiliations

  • Talent Board, The Candidate Experience Awards
    Board of Directors, Survey Team Leader, and contributing author
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • SHRM Workforce Staffing Expert Panel
  • Employment Management Association (EMA/SMA)
    Board of Directors (2002-2003) and Host Volunteer Leader Award
  • Northern Ohio Human Resource Planning Society (NOHRPS)
    Co-Chair, Programming Committee, Membership Committee