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Fred Fishback, CEO

Fred Fishback is a summa cum laude graduate from the Florida State University Honors College where he studied psychology and computer programming. He holds a graduate degree in Applied Behavioral Science – a multi disciplinary degree in industrial psychology and engineering – from Virginia Tech. His academic focus involved integrating computers and information processing technology with selection and assessment systems. While at the university he presented numerous papers at professional conferences and national symposiums on employee selection related issues.

In his career, Mr. Fishback has directed the design, validation, and implementation of large-scale selection and assessment programs in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, customer service, aerospace, communications, electronics, hospitals, and financial services. Numerous Fortune 500 companies have relied on his expertise, including Alcoa, GSK, American Express, Matsushita, AGL and many others. He also provided management assessment services for contractors of America's Space Shuttle program at the Kennedy Space Center. Further, as part of an EEO consent decree settlement, ITT hired Mr. Fishback to revamp its management selection procedures to bring its practices into strict compliance. The State Attorney's office in Miami retained Mr. Fishback's services while Janet Reno, former U.S. Attorney General, was in charge. He has also been involved in leading-edge research with GlaxoSmithKline in the emerging field of pharmacoeconomics, using computer-aided testing techniques to assess the economic impact of drug therapy. Other achievements include development of the first commercially available PC computer-based testing system, and his company was the first to introduce tablet PC technology to HR. He is currently involved in cutting-edge research on the application of computerized neural networking techniques to enhance the validity of assessment processes. He remains at the forefront of the interface between computer technology and industrial psychology.

Mr. Fishback has served on the adjunct faculties & taught industrial psychology, personnel management & business management at several universities, including the University of Richmond, the University of Evansville & Indiana State University. He speaks & lectures around the country on testing & assessment issues. He is routinely consulted or cited on workplace & human resource issues in publications from around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Human Resources International, Human Resources Executive, the Chicago Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, the Swedish Daily Press and others.


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