Melissa Graves Joins Capital Analytics Advisory Board

Durham, NC — September 6, 2012 — Capital Analytics, a consultancy that’s revolutionizing the way companies evaluate investments in their people, today announced the appointment of Dr. Melissa Graves to its Advisory Board.
“I am beyond thrilled to have someone with Melissa’s caliber and background join our Advisory Board. I look forward to collaborating with Melissa and furthering this (Human Capital Analytics) body of work. Our management team has a shared sense of excitement as our Advisory Board adds another thought leader in human capital analytics.” shares Gene Pease, Co-founder and CEO of Capital Analytics.

Dr. Graves is a thought leader in workforce analytics and a requested presenter at analytics conferences worldwide including Australia, Europe, Asia, and North America. Currently, as the Director of Organizational Insights and Analytics at Starbucks, she is responsible for employee surveys/research, talent assessments, workforce systems, and analytics. She successfully built the Organizational Insights and Analytics department with the capability to internally design and deliver industry-leading programs and data-driven insights that are heavily leveraged to optimize talent and the business.

Prior to Starbucks, Melissa worked as both an internal and external consultant at many Fortune 500 companies across various industries such as Retail/Consumer Goods, High Tech, and Banking/Insurance, including but not limited to Gap Inc,, Safeway Inc, and Bank of America. Melissa holds a B.S. in Psychology from UCSB and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University.

Capital Analytics revolutionizes the way companies evaluate investments in their people. Our statistical approach bridges the gap between people investments and business results, isolating the factors that drive success.