Feb 17, 2020

Orin Davis

  • Upgrading HR strategies, DEI, and employee engagement
  • New York, NY, USA
On Site or Remote Diversity & Inclusion Employee Experience Learning & Development Human Resources Employee Relations

Personal Summary (describe yourself)

Self-actualization engineer
Earned the first doctorate in Positive Psychology
{Consultant--Startup Advisor--Trainer/Coach--Scientist}

**Consultant: Create custom HR solutions that improve hiring diversity, employee engagement, creativity, and productivity

**Startup advisor: Help early-stage companies enhance their value propositions, pitches, culture, and human capital

**Trainer/Coach: Provide training, coaching, and workshops on creativity, teamwork, productivity, and personal/professional development

**Scientist: Conduct research on the cognitive and personality factors that enable people to be creative and productive, including flow, empathy, and mentoring

Work Experience

Principal Consultant
Dec 2012 - Quality of Life Laboratory Consulting

o Consulting: Hiring; Improving employee performance and creativity; Designing mentoring programs;
Diversity; Teamwork; Management-employee relationships; Concept development; Startup strategy
* Clients include: Technology startups in both Silicon Valley (SF), Silicon Alley (NYC), and globally, Big 4 accounting firm, Fortune 100 Company, Non-profits
o Coaching: Leadership; Professional Development; Career
o Writing: Creativity/Innovation/Business blogger (42Hire, Prescouter)
o Speaking: Creativity/innovation, mentoring, hiring, data analysis, diversity, and employee performance
o Startup Advisor: Happify, Happy Brain Science, IdeaCoil; pro-bono advisor at Catchafire
o Startup Incubator Mentor: Brandeis Innovation Lean Launchpad, FutureWorks

HR Advisor, Center
Jan 2019 - Dec 2019 Humane Technology

o Advising on hiring strategy
o Facilitating hiring processes for key roles
o Organizational development

Head of Behavioral Science
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019 Vervoe

o Design effective skill tests for assessing candidates across a wide range of fields and companies
o Work with an array of firms around the globe, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, to design
custom hiring tests and consult on hiring processes and strategies
o Develop additional products and services (not released yet) that promote intelligent and effective hiring
o Liaise with sales and PR teams to create media campaigns and marketing materials
o Promote diversity and inclusion through effective hiring practices and compliance with ADA and EEOC rules

Chief Science Officer
Jan 2012 - Jan 2017 SelfSpark

o Conducting field research on interventions aimed at enhancing self-actualization
o Maintaining SelfSpark's open science policy to make all research and data publicly available
o Integrating and evaluating research across multiple fields to develop the self-actualization canon

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011 Oliver Wyman

o Developed marketing strategy and competitor analyses in furniture and farm equipment industries
o Collaborated on white papers for investors in the mining and pharmaceutical industries; ad-hoc statistician
o Consulted on creation of recruitment strategies for increasing diversity and inclusion of women and minorities within the firm; developed recruitment/orientation strategy for consultants with doctorates

Data Analyst
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010 Rose City Research

o Assessed effectiveness of school readiness, parenting, and anti-drug programs for inner-city residents
o Spanish translation of surveys and responses


Ph.D. - Positive Organizational Psychology
Aug 2020 - Jul 2010 Claremont Graduate University
B.S. - Neuroscience
Aug 2000 - May 2004 Brandeis University

Hire Me For

Talent Acquisition; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Employee Relations; Employee Engagement, Writing/Content