About P.A.C.


The People Analytics Corporation is focused on optimizing human capital.

We started as a career development platform in 2012 with a simple mission: to help every person find their perfect career. We built a web platform, Sokanu that is the most advanced career test on the planet. With over 20 million questions answered and profiles on over 700 careers, Sokanu is the world’s largest database of career information.

As we evolved, organizations began to ask us if we could apply some of the science we had developed to improve their talent. We now work with corporations, governments and universities around the world.

The People Analytics Corporation is a company completely focused on working with organizations to improve the way they select and optimize their human capital. We are a privately held company based in New York City and Vancouver.


Mission

Our mission is to help optimize human capital. We want to help companies make human capital decisions in the same way they make financial capital decisions - using data-driven rigor and analysis.


Core Team

PAC is no ordinary company when it comes to talent. We practice what we preach - from day one we’ve hired people based on their psychometric profile, not their resume. Each person has joined because of their fit and commitment to solving our mission.


Deppy Thompson
Content Manager

Deppy has been with PAC since it was first founded, building career content from the ground up. She’s made the west coast her home, and will never complain about the rain, having spent 30 years out east in freezing cold and humid weather. She has occasionally been known to eat a whole watermelon in one sitting, which is not odd in Greek culture.

Ed Hughes
Account Exec

Ed hails from Bethlehem, PA and now lives and works from NYC. Before joining the Sokanu team he studied Sociology and worked in the education sector focusing on colleges and universities. He’s an avid sports fan, especially when it's football and baseball. He also loves home-cooked meals, which balances nicely with his shameless love for McDonald's.

Jean-Marc Skopek
Engineer

Jean-Marc is a full-stack developer at PAC. He climbs mountains for fun and secretly aspires to be a DJ. Jean Marc joined PAC from his previous role as VP of Engineering at Top Hat Monocle, a $100M education software startup.

Jorgen Hookam
Engineer

Jorgen is a front-end engineer and a Scandophile. He has an associate’s degree in interaction design and combines work with travel as much as possible. Jorgen has a passion for useful and meaningful web experiences.

Karen Arrese
Business Development Manager

Karen earned a BA in Economics from Union College and The London School of Economics. After 10 years on Wall Street managing institutional foreign bond and currency portfolios, Karen set out to explore other interests. She started a local calligraphy business, consulted for an architect, volunteered at a non-profit child care center. She loves spending time with family, navigating teenage life with her 3 daughters and hiking with their black lab, Valencia.

Kristian Gaetano
VP Client Success & Sales

Kristian joined the Sokanu team with 10 years experience in the Human Capital space. He comes from Sault Ste. Marie, a small town where he knows everyone’s name and recently moved from Toronto to Vancouver for a taste of West Coast living. He has a degree in Psychology and received his Human Resources Management Certificate from Seneca College. He is passionate about fitness & wellness and is the only person alive who actually likes burpees.

Lewis Zimmerman
Engineer

Lewis leads backend development and data science at PAC. His work experience includes writing distributed servers from scratch for Relic entertainment and heading digital strategy at Noise Digital.

Renee Masur
Content Manager

Renee helps support assessment takers at PAC. She also contributes content to PAC's philanthropic arm, Sokanu. Renee received a degree in Creative Writing and enjoys sushi and a good love story in her free time.

Rhys Lewis, PhD
Lead Scientist

Rhys Lewis, Ph.D., is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with 10 years of experience focusing on assessment design and validation. Before leading PAC's Research & Development department, Rhys was Senior Assessment Scientist at Sigma Assessment Systems. Rhys’s passion is designing personality surveys, intelligence tests, vocational interest assessments, and leadership development tools.

Ryan West
Engineer

Ryan is a backend developer at PAC and focuses his efforts on its Philanthropic arm, Sokanu. He hails from Hawaii and has a degree in software engineering from the Ontario Institute of Technology and is an active Ski Patroller for North Shore Mountain Rescue.

Saeid Fard
President

Saeid heads product and operations at PAC. Saeid has over 10 years of experience in digital product design. His experience includes leading the Site Innovation team at Expedia, Instructing at the British Columnbia Institute of Technology's Digital Design and Development Program, and working as a Management Consultant and Investment Banker at McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs, respectively.

Spencer Thompson
CEO

Spencer is the founder of the People Analytics Corporation. He attended the London School of Economics to study Economics and Econometrics, and was a Thiel Fellowship Finalist in 2011. He has spoken at Microsoft, SAP, and TiE, and sits on the board of VEF Momentum and other education startups.


Advisory Team

Our advisory team helps us deliver the best experience for our customers. Our advisory team includes leaders in Human Resources, People Analytics, and Pscyhological Assessment Businesses.


Larry Stefan, PhD

Larry is the founder and President of the largest IO Psychology consultancy on the west coast. He is a graduate of The University of Alberta where he received an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in psychology. Larry has personally assessed over 20,000 managers and is sought after for expertise and experience in comprehensive assessments of senior managers for selection and development. Larry is a registered psychologist in the province of British Columbia and a member of the SIOP.

Joanna Shields

Joanna is an American-British business executive, entrepreneur and investor. She is currently the Digital Advisor to the Prime Minister, Chair of Tech City UK and a Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange Group. Previously, she was Vice President and Managing Director of Facebook EMEA, CEO of Bebo, and Managing Director of Google EMEA. In 2011 she was #1 on the Wired 100, and in 2013 was ranked as one of top 100 most powerful women in the UK.

Tim Warmath

Tim works as a Senior Principal for eg.1. With 16 years’ of experience working with business and HR leaders, Tim is actively involved in client management and search execution across a range of market sectors including Technology, Telecommunications, Media & Digital Media. A duel US/UK citizen, Tim relocated to London on March 1, 2000, and has recruited for Silicon Graphics (SGI), AvantGo Europe, Ltd., AOL Europe/Time Warner, Cisco Systems and Rackspace Hosting.

Mike Galgon

Mike co-founded aQuantive in 1997, serving as its president, CTO, and CSO until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2007. Prior to aQuantive, Mike served as Corporate Vice President, Advertising Strategy for Microsoft, and remained active with the next generation of digital marketing companies, serving on the boards of Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR), Krux Digital, Energy Savvy, BuddyTV, and Buuteeq. Mike also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and holds an MBA from the HBS.

Contact

email: contact@peopleanalyticscorporation.com
phone: +1 (718) 618-9978



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