Vice President, Selection Science

Mike is an industry expert in predictive modeling using human capital data. More than two decades of experience in experiment design and talent analytics power his leadership of selection science at Shaker. He establishes the direction and standards that drive the development and validation of candidate assessment systems and the ongoing analytics required to demonstrate the business impact of Shaker’s Virtual Job Tryout technology.

Mike’s technical skills and strategic oversight are critical to the integrity of Shaker’s industry-leading technology. His broad experience developing assessment tools for a wide range of industries has provided him a close view of what is effective—and what is not—when implementing candidate evaluation systems. In groundbreaking work with a Fortune 50 client, he has applied the practice of synthetic validity for establishing job relevance and predictive estimates for small-population jobs. Mike is skilled in deciphering the complexities and ambiguities of talent acquisition to create the practical, effective, and satisfying solutions clients and candidates deserve.

Mike has a passion not just for selection science, but for Shaker. His investment in the company’s continued success extends beyond the practical routines of product development to Shaker’s exceptional talent and culture, the steadfast expertise that earns client trust, the ingenuity and insight that propel innovation. Mike’s knowledgeable leadership is critical to the success of the outcomes Shaker makes possible, the client relationships the company’s built on, and the bright and caring professionals who continually challenge assumptions and seek new solutions to old problems.

Mike is one of the founders of Shaker. His prior experience includes positions as Senior Consultant at CEB/SHL and Training Evaluation Analyst at Nationwide Insurance.


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

Professional Affiliations

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