About Us

red thread  n. a connection between two seemingly unrelated people or ideas.

At RedThread Research, we get it.

If you’re searching for answers to your talent challenges, you don’t want someone else’s best practices. You need to know what works for you. At RedThread Research, we get it. We’re human capital research and advisory firm that listens to you and understands your business.

We’re experts in talent management, learning, and diversity and inclusion and the technologies that support them. But more importantly, we’re truth-seekers and storytellers in a world where there’s a dearth of former and much of the latter is sort of $#!%.

We want to do three things

  • Innovate on existing analyst approaches so we deliver better insights, faster
  • Collaborate broadly and extensively so that we develop and curate the best ideas available
  • Create mind-changing moments from our work together

We use technology and collaboration to stitch connections between people, data, and ideas — even among seemingly unrelated concepts. As these threads come together as stories, you’ll clearly see the patterns and piece together answers. You’ll quickly get high-quality, unbiased foresights that you can implement and weave the fabric of a stronger business.

Our founders
Stacia Sherman Garr
Co-founder & Principal Analyst

Stacia is a researcher and thought leader on talent management, leadership, D&I, people analytics, and HR Technology. A frequent speaker and writer, her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, and The New York Times, among others.

Stacia co-founded RedThread Research in 2018 after leading talent and workforce research for eight years at Bersin by Deloitte. Before Bersin, Stacia spent nearly five years conducting research and creating learning content for the Corporate Leadership Council, part of CEB/Gartner.

She has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and undergraduate degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

Dani Johnson
Co-founder & Principal Analyst

Dani is a co-founder and principal analyst for RedThread Research. She has spent the majority of her career writing about, conducting research in, and consulting on human capital practices and technology.

Before starting RedThread, Dani led the Learning and Career research practice at Bersin. She also led the Human Resource Competency Study with the University of Michigan and the RBL Group, which resulted in her coauthoring the book, HR Competencies: Mastery at the Intersection of People and Business.

Her ideas can be found in publications such as CLO Magazine, HR Magazine, and Employment Relations today.

Dani holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

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