We are a team of corporate psychologists that earns the deep trust and respect of its global clients by partnering with them to maximize the contribution of their talent.
We do this through proprietary assessments for selection and succession, evaluation of teams and organizations, team and individual development, and improving organizational structure. Additionally, we coordinate our efforts and support each of our team members, so we can better care for and develop our clients.
Dave Popple, PhD, Founder & President
Dave has fifteen years of experience working with companies that range in size from 5 to 80K employees. He designed the Psybil® Platform, built the current assessment suite, and worked with academics to validate the tool.
He believes that the key to building a better way to assess people required understanding a diverse number of subjects. Therefore he took courses in entrepreneurialism, design thinking, finance, sociology, neurology, business, and psychology, and integrated these disciplines into the development of the Psybil® Assessment.
Sehr Ahmed, MBA, Senior Consultant
Sehr brings a global perspective, cultural savvy, and multi-industry experience in leading change and transformation for global businesses. She is currently the CHRO Asia for Mercer and has held HR leadership roles for ABN AMRO, Chartis Insurance, McDonald’s, and IFM Investors. What sets her apart is her distinct commercial focus having started her career as a Corporate Banker and later transitioned into Human Resources.
Sehr has an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Edinburgh Business School where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. Prior to that, she graduated as a Wien Scholar from Brandeis University with a BA in Economics. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a certified Executive Coach from the Institute of Executive Coaching in Australia.
A self-confessed global nomad, having lived in 10 countries and 12 cities, she now resides in Hong Kong. Sehr is also a passionate advocate for women having raised two children single-handedly while managing a global corporate career.
Jody Popple, PhD, Director of Family Business Services & Women’s Leadership Development
Jody has over 20 years of experience in human behavior and human systems through her work as a licensed psychologist. As a part-time consultant for Psynet beginning in 2006, she took on a diverse group of clients ranging from an international mining company to local family-owned businesses.
In 2016, she joined the team full-time. With her expertise in family systems, she built Psynet’s Family Business Services. Since 2018 has been focusing on developing the women’s leadership division. She received certification in Organizational Development at Columbia University.
Robert Schachter, PsyD, Senior Consultant
Robb brings consulting experience in the government, finance, and medical sectors in the area of talent and leadership development with an emphasis on building competencies in alignment with strategic goals. As a long-time business owner, Robb has been in the same seat as his clients and understands the pressure of leadership. He is passionate about creating brave spaces with clients in which to explore the cultural, psychosocial, and neurological drivers of the challenges facing leaders and organizations.
Robb holds a PsyD in Leadership Psychology from William James College, an MBA with a specialty in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College, and a BA in Economics from Brandeis University.
Lars Nordenlund, Managing Director
Lars is considered a global visionary thought leader with a successful track record of conceiving and delivering breakthrough growth strategies, corporate reinvention and business transformations.
He is a trusted advisor for some of the world’s most recognized technology enterprises and innovators. He has an extensive background in strategic change management consulting and expert visionary advisory services.
His education includes an MBA from Henley Management College in London as well as executive programs at Stanford, IMD in Switzerland and a Strategic Master Class at Templeton College, University of Oxford UK.
Brandon Young, PhD, Senior Consultant
Brandon has over 15 years of experience helping organizations identify and build sustainable solutions to their most pressing behavioral business challenges. He makes teams and organizations smarter by measuring what matters, and more productive through evidence-based psychology assessments and feedback processes.
Brandon believes people are multi-faceted and have a fundamental need to do a good job. Consequently, he values a whole-person approach to assessment — and treats motivation as a process an organization goes through with people, not something an organization does to people.
Scott Kerr, PhD, Senior Consultant
Scott’s philosophy is that learning about oneself should be structured, engaging, fun and safe. To this end, he uses a wide variety of techniques including assessment, peer coaching, video review, and group dynamics to help his participants own their development and internalize the desire and skills to be self-directing.
Scott has over 30 years of experience working with central government and global corporations in the areas of assessment, leadership development and executive coaching. Trained in the US and the UK, with a doctorate from Edinburgh University, he is widely published in his primary focus areas of high potential development, emotional intelligence, and coaching to develop resilient leadership.
John Murray, Vice President Global Business Development
John has over 20 years experience in both the financial services and hospitality industries. He has created and led a number of both sales and product management teams.
John was originally a client who went through assessments with Dr Popple and was so impressed he decided to join the team. His passion for getting the right people in the right roles drives him to share the Psybil platform with as many organizations as possible.
Christian Wistehuff, Chief Operating Officer
Christian brings over 25 years of experience in corporate governance, management, and development in various industries, including hospitality, private investment, and financial services.
He is an honors graduate of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences / Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Christian also earned a Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ricardo Corassa, Lead Software Engineer
Ricardo is a computer engineer and has experience in the architecture and development of solutions using data analysis. His career has included founding a data analysis startup in Brazil and large database consulting in France.
He is continuously enhancing our Psybil Assessment to provide users with the best, easiest way to tell their stories. He believes in technology as a tool for psychology and is researching how to apply machine learning to better serve our clients.
Luiz Celso, Senior Developer
Luiz is a computer scientist specializing in software engineering. He is driven to understand and help society by developing computational solutions.
Through his work to improve our Psybil Assessment, he believes he is helping people to have better quality opportunities at work, which motivates him in the continuous search to help others.