Elaine Pulakos, PhD

Leadership Team

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.


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