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David Mallon, Head of Research
David Mallon leads the Bersin Research team – setting strategy, ensuring efficiency and quality in outputs, driving continuous innovation, and coordinating research and eminence efforts across Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Human Capital Consulting practice. He is a recognized thought leader, frequent speaker, and accomplished writer in HR, learning, and talent, bringing more than 20 years of related experience. Previously he was the steward for Bersin by Deloitte’s Learning and Development research practice and is the primary force behind our work in learning cultures, High-Impact Learning Organization maturity, and learning technology. He also was integral to our High-Impact HR research, and his perspectives on evolving HR operating models and related capabilities are in high demand by major organizations around the world. He is an author and core team member for Deloitte’s annual Global Human Capital Trends study. Before joining Bersin, David led the consulting practice for a major LMS provider. Prior to that, he held learning and organization development-related positions with EarthLink, where he was responsible for overall learning strategy for its global call center organization. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Emory University and a Master of Science degree in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology with focuses on computer-aided distance learning and on storytelling in digital environments.
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Candace Atamanik, Talent Management Research Leader
Candace Atamanik is a Research Manager in the Talent Management research practice of Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Her research focuses on talent strategy, integrated talent management, performance management and competencies. Candace's work has been covered in Fast Company, The Atlantic, and Academic Leader. In addition, her work has been published in academic journals such as Leader to Leader and Organizational Dynamics. Candace has also presented her research at academic conferences such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the International Leadership Association (ILA). Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Candace was Research Manager for the Center for Leadership at Florida International University (FIU) and an Adjunct Professor of Research Methods and Psychological Assessment. Candace holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, a Master of Science degree in I/O Psychology from FIU and was a Ph.D. candidate in I/O Psychology at FIU.
Madhura Chakrabarti, Ph.D., People Analytics Research Leader
Madhura Chakrabarti, Ph.D., leads the People Analytics research practice at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Previous to joining Bersin by Deloitte, she worked for Dell Inc. in Austin, Texas. At Dell, Madhura led the annual global engagement survey for 110,000 employees; culture assessments for mergers and acquisitions; and several people analytics studies. Subsequently, she also served as the Organizational Development (OD) Strategist for Global Operations and Client Solutions, the largest business unit where she led and supported multiple talent management initiatives for the business. Prior to Dell, Madhura worked for Ford Motor Company and Aon Hewitt where her work focused on design and statistical validation of pre-employment assessments used for hiring. Madhura regularly presents at international conferences like SIOP. Her work has been published in Journal of Business and Psychology, and Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work. Madhura has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Delhi, India, and a Master of Arts degree and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University, Michigan.
Vikram Datta Choudhury, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, India Leader
Vikram Datta Choudhury is a research manager in India where he leads the effort to create derivative research content for varied Bersin by Deloitte membership types. Vikram has more than 11 years of experience in human capital research, having worked in various roles as a researcher, industry analyst, and as a business journalist. He has worked in diverse operations roles across the span of his career, from monitoring strict workflow-based processes to managing a team of maverick journalists. Vikram spent more than 6 years working for the Corporate Executive Board, first as a researcher in the Information Technology practice and then as an Account Manager in the Leadership practice. Before joining Bersin by Deloitte, he was a journalist for a leading human capital magazine in India, People Matters, where he headed research initiatives. Vikram holds a post-graduate degree in International Business from Delhi University and is also a qualified Civil Engineer.
Janet Clarey, Learning and Development Research Leader
Janet Clarey is a manager in Learning and Development Research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, where she conducts research in the area of learning culture, career development, high-impact learning organization maturity, and learning technology. In the more than two years before rejoining Bersin by Deloitte in 2015, Janet was responsible for developing the eLearning Guild's professional development offerings with additional oversight of the research and publications function. Janet has more than 15 years in the learning and development profession. Previously she served as a senior analyst for Bersin from 2010 through 2013 and has also held positions at Brandon Hall Research and Utica National Insurance Group. Janet holds a B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master's degree in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. She has also completed coursework toward a doctorate from Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation.
Andrea Derler, Ph.D., Leadership and Succession Research Leader
Andrea Derler, Ph.D., leads the Leadership & Succession Management research practice for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She brings international work experience as leadership trainer and coach and a solid academic background to this role. Prior to joining Bersin, she collaborated closely with organizations in the United States as well as Europe in order to pursue practice-oriented leadership research. Andrea studied international management, organizational culture and integral leadership and facilitated leadership development efforts in a variety of industries. Andrea holds a doctoral degree in Economics (Leadership & Organization), and a master's degree in Philosophy. Her work about leaders' Ideal Employee recently received wide-spread media attention in Europe and was published in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal.
Robin Erickson, Ph.D., Vice President and Talent Acquisition Research Leader
Robin Erickson, Ph.D., directs Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Retention Research practice for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. In this role she advises Bersin members, conducts industry surveys, researches leading practices, writes reports and develops frameworks and tools. Recognized as a thought leader for talent acquisition, engagement and retention, in her member collaborations she also draws on her prior experiences focused on Talent Strategies consulting and research for Deloitte's Human Capital practice. With more than 20 years in management consulting, Robin has broad experience in talent strategy, talent acquisition, retention improvement, employee engagement, culture assessment, project management, and facilitation. In addition to her Bersin by Deloitte publications, she led Deloitte’s global Talent 2020 longitudinal survey series and has authored two Deloitte Review publications. Robin holds a doctorate in Organizational Communication and Change, and a Master's degree in Communication from Northwestern University, a master's degree in Theology from Northern Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago.
Stacia Sherman Garr, Vice President and Talent Management Research Leader
Stacia Sherman Garr leads Talent Management research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and is also responsible for Bersin’s research on leadership, succession, and HR practices. She has more than a decade of experience writing research and advising a wide variety of clients. She has published widely on a variety of topics, including talent strategy, integrated talent management, performance management, career management, employee engagement, employee recognition, workforce planning, and diversity and inclusion. Stacia is a frequent speaker at conferences and on webcasts. Her work has been featured in The Economist and The New York Times as well as trade publications, such as Talent Management and CLO magazines. Prior to joining Bersin, Stacia worked as a senior analyst for the Corporate Executive Board, serving as both a research analyst and an instructional designer. She was also an adjunct history professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Stacia holds a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She also has a master's degree from the London School of Economics and bachelors’ degrees in History and Political Science from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Dani Johnson, Vice President and Learning and Development Research Leader
Dani Johnson leads Learning and Development research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She has spent the majority of her career writing about, conducting research in, designing, and consulting on human capital practices. Dani led the Human Resource Competency Study with the University of Michigan and six other professional organizations around the world, which resulted in her coauthoring the book, HR Competencies: Mastery at the Intersection of People and Business. Some of her other ideas can be found in publications such as HR Magazine, Employment Relations Today, and The Human Factor. Dani holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.
Christa Manning, Vice President and HR Solution Provider Research Leader
Christa Manning leads technology and service provider research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. In this role, she helps businesses align their workforce support strategies with the right third-party software and service partners and governance models to deliver functional capabilities and employee experiences that support productivity, engagement, and workforce efficiency. She also helps solution providers map their capabilities and go-to-market activities with solution buyers' and users' critical needs. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Christa served as an independent market research practitioner following five years' leading market research and applied business intelligence consulting for American Express Global Business Travel. She also led spend management technology research at the Aberdeen Group and human capital management software and systems implementation research at AMR Research (acquired by Gartner Group). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, incorporating studies at University College, University of London, and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts. She has also completed executive coursework on business metrics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Jeff Mike, Vice President and Human Resources Research Leader
Jeff Mike leads HR Operations and Service Delivery research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. He integrates rigorous research approaches with his extensive experience leading HR functions to engage diverse practitioners and to generate actionable knowledge. Jeff has built the capability of Business HR teams through hands-on collaboration with business leaders and innovative development activities for staff. He has transformed talent acquisition teams from process-oriented specialists into strategic partners in competitive and complex global talent markets. Jeff also teaches HR to business people and business to HR people, formally at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and informally in organizations through his boundary spanning, consultative approach to problem solving and capacity building. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Jeff was head of Human Capital at IMPAQ International and a faculty member in Human Resources Development at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Washington and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University. He currently is working on his doctoral dissertation in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University.
Denise Moulton, Mid-market HR and Talent Research Leader
Denise Moulton leads mid-market HR and Talent research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She brings extensive professional experience across the HR suite, focusing on talent acquisition, talent management, human resources administration and field operations. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Denise was a senior talent acquisition leader at Hasbro, Inc. where she provided end-to-end recruitment management for both the global and commercial business units, and helped establish the organization's first Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence. In that role, she led the development of talent acquisition strategies and drove reinvention across onboarding programs, employment branding initiatives and candidate experience. She worked closely with key business leaders in the development of unique talent programs and led a cross-functional campus recruitment and ambassador program. Denise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Rhode Island and has completed coursework toward a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from the University of Rhode Island.