Profiles International Announces New Chief Research Officer

Waco, TX. January 24, 2014-Talent management solutions provider, Profiles International, recently announced the promotion of Dr. Amanda Howard, Ph.D. to Chief Research Officer of Profiles International. Dr. Howard joined Profiles in 2011 as Director of Research and Development. The announcement was made January 16, 2014 at the Profiles Annual World Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Dr. Howard is an expert in her field, and has been a key player in the development of innovative and customized solutions supporting our clients and partners worldwide,” said Dr. Scott Hamilton, Chief Science Officer at Profiles International.

“With her extensive scientific knowledge and experience in cognitive psychology, statistics, and business development, Dr. Howard is the ideal candidate to fill this newly designed role,” said Bud Haney, Profiles International’s CEO and Chairman. “She impressed us from day one and we are looking forward to seeing the positive impact she will continue to have on our business.”

Dr. Howard is responsible for ensuring psychometric validation of Profiles’ suite of solutions for use in over 120 countries, providing consultative and data analytic support to the sales and service teams, and producing thought capital focused on current issues in workforce management.

“I am honored to except this new role that the Profiles’ executive team has extended to me. I am excited to work with an organization that provides secure, validated, and reliable solutions to help companies solve their workforce issues all around the world,” said Dr. Howard.

Dr. Howard holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Baylor University with a doctoral minor in statistics, specializing in experimental design. Her post-doctoral education includes research fellowships in business development and marketing in the Keller Center for Research and MBA program from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Dr. Howard’s work has been published in Applied Cognitive Psychology, Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, Keller Center Research Report, and the Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc.

Profiles International is the only stop for talent management solutions, with over 20 years’ experience and more than 40,000 clients in over 120 countries. Profiles knows how people work and what motivates them. Their data-driven talent management solutions–built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read–help organizations find the right people, shape them into a winning team, and lead them to their full potential.