Eric is a partner and vice president of research and innovation at Shaker. Shaker is a market leader in the creation of engaging, immersive, and evaluative pre-employment assessments called Virtual Job Tryouts(R) that unite three of the most significant trends in HR technology: candidate experience, predictive analytics, and employer branding. Eric created the Research and Development group to drive innovation at Shaker, establishing a way for professional staff to share ideas and explore forward-thinking methods. He leads the production of Standard Virtual Job Tryouts, ready-to-use assessment systems for a wide variety of job types based on Shaker’s award-winning Virtual Job Tryout technology. Passionate about pushing the presumed limits of psychometric measurement, Eric has led the creation of practices to design groundbreaking client solutions. Eric is one of the founders of Shaker and previously served as a consultant at CEB/SHL. Eric holds a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Akron and a B.A. in psychology from James Madison University.