Travis Hevelone – Chief Executive Officer
Travis Hevelone is an experienced Information Technology Executive with 16 years in business, serving clients in such industries as Financial Services, Healthcare, Commercial, and Education. He has primarily worked for professional consulting service companies starting out as a consultant and working his way up to the Vice President role. His experience includes financial, operational, and management of IT related businesses/personnel, project management, and systems engineering. Travis is a highly energetic and charismatic personality who thrives on competition, creating value for clients, and fostering a fun work environment for colleagues and employees. Teams under Mr. Hevelone’s guidance consistently exceeded customer satisfaction scores and gained a reputation for the highest quality of consulting service. Travis holds a BSME from Colorado State University with certifications in Microsoft (MCSE), Citrix (CCEA), and Cisco (CCDA) technologies.
Eric Leftwich – Business Development Officer
Eric Leftwich is an experienced Executive and Training Consultant in the area of business development, contract negotiations, business process improvement and partnerships. Formerly a Vice President and Business Development Manager for high profile consulting firms specializing in IT processes, Eric has managed teams responsible for revenue generation exceeding tens of millions of dollars annually. Eric has been a trusted advisor to CFO’s, CIO’s, CTO’s and Directors of Business Operations looking for efficiencies in IT acquisitions, implementation projects and process management. Accredited by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, Eric also holds technical as well as management certifications and attended Colorado State University for his studies in Management and Information Systems.
Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D. – Principal Psychologist
Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University, former Chair of the Department of Psychology and is the current Director of the Ph.D. Program in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology. He received his B.A. Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1983. Since then, he has taught, conducted research, and consulted on various topics related to I/O Psychology. He is currently actively engaged in research on learning in ill-structured environments (e.g., computer-based training and mentoring). He has taught a large number of graduate courses including industrial psychology, legal issues in employment, human resource management, training, organizational development, succession planning and leadership development, cross-cultural psychology, psychology of diversity, and multivariate statistics.
Dr. Kraiger is a Fellow and former President of the Society of I/O Psychology (SIOP). He is also a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and served for eight years on the Committee for Human Factors for the prestigious National Academy of Science. He chaired the 2012 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium on virtual work. He is a noted expert on training and training evaluation, having edited two books and published or presented over 130 papers on training and related topics. He has given invited talks in five countries. His research has been funded by SIOP, the State of Colorado, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Army Research Institute, the Naval Training Systems Center, and the Air Force Armstrong Laboratories. He was the creator of the Vocational Workforce Assessment Network, a predecessor to Career Analytics Network’s jobZology™ tool. Dr. Kraiger also has a long history of consulting with organizations in problem areas related to training, hiring and selection, leadership development, competency modeling, and employee engagement.
Bryan Dik, Ph.D. – Chief Science Officer
Bryan Dik, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Calvin College in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2005. He is an internationally recognized expert in the area of career development, and conducts research on perceptions of work as a calling, the role of faith in career decision-making and planning, career counseling interventions, and measurement of vocational interests. Dr. Dik received the 2010 Early Career Professional Award from the Society for Vocational Psychology, and he has co-authored or co-edited four books, including Make Your Job a Calling: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Change Your Life at Work (Templeton Press) and Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace (APA Books). He is has also published or currently has in press more than 70 journal articles and chapters, and has delivered more than 100 invited or refereed lectures, workshops, and presentations. He has served on the editorial boards of seven research journals, including Journal of Counseling Psychology,Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Career Assessment. Bryan teaches courses at CSU in the areas of vocational psychology, personality psychology, and the psychology of religion, and also supervises the career assessment and counseling activities of Ph.D. students in counseling psychology.
David Curran – Vice President of Education Pathways
David Curran has served multiple presidents and provosts growing university enrollment, retention, and student satisfaction metrics. Working up from an Enrollment Counselor, to Director, to Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services, David understands student needs and recognizes opportunities for improving engagement and performance results. His common sense and collaborative approach has helped optimize department communication and streamline enrollment processes, providing exceptional growth. David is passionate about transformation through education, value, and improving key performance indicators for both schools and students. David holds a BS in Management and Ethics from Mid-America Christian University, and is currently completing an MBA at Western Governors University.
Ken Beecken, M.S. – jobZologist
Ken Beecken is a Consultant in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has worked for small, growing companies in a variety of industries, helping them develop and implement processes for recruitment, selection, training, and organizational development. He earned both his B.S. in psychology and Master’s in applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University. Ken has worked for companies in Japan and the United States, doing business in the Philippines, Norway and the UAE. He enjoys exploring the complexities of cross-cultural workplaces, and his bi-cultural Japanese/American background has given him a unique perspective on work, which he uses to constantly innovate and change organizations for the better.
Laurie Cure, Ph.D, MBA
Laurie is the president and CEO of Innovative Connections, Inc., a consulting company working with individuals and organizations to expand capacity and improve organizational effectiveness. She holds a doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a Master’s in Business Administration. With a commitment to organizational success through the releasing of human potential, she assists organizations with strategic planning, organizational assessment, team development, change management, restructuring, leadership development, coaching, talent management and culture development. Laurie has over 20 years’ experience helping organizations on their journey towards excellence. Focusing on execution through leadership and people, Laurie merges elements of strategy, organizational culture, change management, and leadership development to ensure sustainable results. Her most recent book, “Leading Without Fear: The Fine Line between Fear and Accountability” has been recognized as a resource for guiding leaders and teams to success by promoting healthy leadership behaviors. Laurie teaches at the university level and also delivers seminars and lectures on topics of organizational psychology and personal development. She has been recognized as an expert on the topic of fear in the workplace and seeks to support organizations in building cultures of trust and support. She is published in the topics of fear in the workplace and organizational development/strategy. Laurie brings a unique ability to manage relationships and establish trust, thereby supporting results. Her strengths include a diversity of expertise, a high level of capacity for people and work, and boundless energy. As an executive coach, she is committed to personal development and supports others on their journey towards growth. She lives in Colorado with her husband of 23 years and their 21 year old son and 19 year old daughter.