Meet the team

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Adam Grant Wharton School Optimize Hire pre-hire test industrial psychology TED New York Times Best-seller

adam grant, phd

Dr. Adam Grant created the Optimize hire pre-hire test. We work directly with experts at the Wharton School, where for the past seven years Dr. Grant has been the top-rated professor, on validation studies and assessment customizations. Dr. Grant is a three-time New York Times best-selling author and host of WorkLife, a TED podcast, among many other accomplishments. 

Dane Barnes Optimize Hire industrial psychology pre-hire test pre-hire assessment UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School managing director

dane barnes

Dane is managing director and co-founder of Optimize Hire. With over ten years of experience working in talent assessment, Dane knows the ins and outs of the industry. Dane was also a student of Dr. Adam Grant while attending the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is well-versed in the psychology as well as the business aspect of pre-employment testing.

Clara Femia Optimize Hire pre-hire assessment pre-hire test UNC School of Media and Journalism customer service

clara femia

Clara is a customer service manager at Optimize Hire and a graduate of the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Clara has worked across the gamut of audience engagement and communications roles at several media and health-care organizations including the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the #1-ranked pharmacy school in the nation.