Mike Cooke, CEO and Principal Analyst

Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike was the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of AC Growth. Mike has held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries.

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Rachel Cooke, COO and Principal Analyst

Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel is responsible for business operations, including overseeing client services, awards program, design and project management. Rachel has worked in the HCM research industry for the last ten years and has 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management.

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Michael Rochelle, CSO and Principal HCM Analyst

Michael is a principal and the Chief Strategy Officer of Brandon Hall Group.  In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Michael oversees consulting, strategic services and advisory support. Michael is also one of the company's principal analysts covering learning, talent management, sales and marketing, and executive management.

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Claude Werder, Vice President/Research Operations and HCM Principal Analyst

Claude Werder oversees Brandon Hall Group's research and analyst team and serves as a Principal HCM Analyst. He also produces BHG's annual HCM Excellence Conference. Claude directs Brandon Hall Group’s research priorities, contributes research reports on Learning and Talent Management topics and solution providers, and conducts briefings with providers for TotalTech®, Brandon Hall Group’s exclusive database of research data and HCM solution providers, services and products.

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David Wentworth, Principal Analyst, Learning and Development

David Wentworth has been a senior research analyst in the human capital field since 2005, previously with the Institute for Corporate Productivity and joining Brandon Hall Group in early 2012. His focus has always been on emerging technologies, with a current concentration on social and mobile learning.

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Daria Friedman, Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition

Daria Friedman is the Principal Analyst overseeing the talent acquisition practice for Brandon Hall Group. Prior to Brandon Hall, Daria led the research practice for Bernard Hodes Group, a recruitment solutions agency, and Findly, a talent acquisition software service provider.

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Clifford Stevenson, Principal Analyst, Workforce Management

Cliff Stevenson is Principal Analyst, Workforce Management Practice, for Brandon Hall Group. He came to Brandon Hall Group in 2015 from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) where he was a senior analyst since 2012. Cliff's experience as human capital research analyst has focused on data and analytics, performance management, recruitment, acquisition, retention, and attrition.

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Max Meadow, Vice President of Strategic Engagements and Principal HCM Advisory Analyst

Max Meadow, formerly the consulting practice leader at Slalom Consulting and Bersin & Associates, has been named Vice President of Strategic Engagements and Principal HCM Advisory Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, the leading independent HCM research and advisory services firm.

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