Meet The Team

Get in touch with us anytime! You'll always speak directly to one of our team members, or you'll hear back from us within a business day.

 
Adam Grant of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
 

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Dr. Adam Grant created the Optimize Hire pre employment 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. Those are just a few of his many accomplishments. 

 
 
Clara Femia, Customer Service Manager of Optimize Hire Pre Employment Testing
 

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Clara is the 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. 

 
Dane Barnes, Managing Director of Optimize Hire
 

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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.

 
Sidd Jambhekar, Business Development Manager of Optimize Hire Pre Employment Testing
 

Sidd Jambhekar

Sidd is the Business Development Manager at Optimize Hire and a graduate of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he concentrated in marketing and consulting. Sidd’s experience ranges from corporate finance to accounting to sales, and includes time working for NBCUniversal Media in Los Angeles.