Leadership Team

Get to Know PDRI’s Leaders

As PDRI’s leadership team, we are dedicated to helping individuals and organizations achieve their maximum potential within and outside our company.

Elaine Pulakos, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Elaine sets PDRI’s course and cultivates the values and culture that enable PDRI to continue its history of innovation and growth. Under her leadership, PDRI has transitioned from a strictly professional services company to also offering scalable talent solutions.

Elaine is a well known thought leader and product innovator in performance management transformation and enabling organizations, teams, and individuals to become ARA – adaptable, resilient, and agile.

She has been a long-standing and trusted advisor to HR leaders and fellow professionals over the course of her career. Her multi-award-winning products and publications have helped hundreds of organizations globally improve their talent management and organizational performance outcomes, setting the standard for PDRI products and services in the marketplace.

Elaine is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, where she also served as a past-President.

Mike Meyrowitz, MS

Chief Information Officer

Mike leads the company’s Information Technology (IT) Services division, which provides scalable technology solutions, systems, and services to PDRI’s customers and oversees all corporate infrastructure initiatives.

Mike is responsible for ensuring that our customers experience the highest levels of operational program success and service. He brings a customer-first orientation and deep business acumen that has contributed to growing PDRI’s strong reputation for quality and resulted in high customer confidence in the marketplace.

Mike has also played an important role in fusing PDRI’s talent management and information technology expertise, fueling the creation of integrated capabilities that have accelerated product innovation, development, and growth.

Mike came to PDRI in 2008 from Lockheed Martin, where he directed the Internet Applications Division. He brings more than 16 years of experience in managing, designing, and developing information technology systems and products for customers.

Ryan O’Leary, PhD

Chief Solution Architect

Ryan works with great enthusiasm in close partnership with each customer he serves to surface their most pressing priorities and ensure the right technical solutions are created or configured for them.

Ryan’s value to customers comes from his expertise and extensive experience of over 15 years with all different types of talent management systems. His intimate understanding of talent management system integration enables him to connect the dots in ways others can’t, so that new solutions fit well with existing processes and products and avoid spillover and downstream consequences.

Ryan is passionate about ensuring that PDRI systems, processes, or products make a difference for each customer, which gains high levels of customer confidence and loyalty. His deep drive to do the right things for customers yields unique insights about emerging talent issues that spur important product innovations.

Ryan is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Tracy Kantrowitz, PhD

Chief Product Officer

Tracy leads product development with passion and a solid track of delivering innovative, agile, and high-quality solutions that help customers address their most pressing talent challenges.

Tracy focuses on innovating new technology products and transforming PDRI’s R&D efforts into solutions that can scale easily and efficiently.

Tracy joined PDRI from SHL, where she served as Research Director for 13 years, innovating award-winning talent management products that have been recognized by leading industry associations and publications.

Tracy is a known thought leader in the area of talent assessment and has held several leadership roles within the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), having served as Conference Program Chair, Chair of the Professional Practice Committee, and an editorial board member for Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. She is a Fellow of SIOP and is a recipient of the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace and the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Practice Award.


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