About Us


Solid, useful, timely research

We use high-quality research methods, honed over nearly two decades of experience. We share our work as we go – developing ideas, pressure testing them, and incorporating additional points of view so that our members get the insights quickly. We provide useful, practical findings our community can implement.


Meaningful, personal interactions

We depend on the relationship with our community, and look to engage with our members. After all, our community gives life to our research, grounds us in reality, and keeps us accountable to our goals. We try to give back more than we take.


Saying it like it is

We are independent researchers for a reason: so we can be brutally honest about what we’re seeing. We cut through the jargon and bullsh*t to provide the cleanest, most unbiased research we can.



We try new stuff. We fail. We try again. We rely on feedback from our community to tell us what is valuable so we can continue to make it better.



The right solution is almost always dependent on context. We do our best to provide thorough research, detailed data, and examples to help leaders make the best decisions for their organizations.



We are all in this together to make work better. The more we share with each other, the better people’s lives get that's why we're in this in the first place. We share ideas, concerns, credit, and solutions liberally.

At Redthread, We Get It

We believe that the best insights in the world are useless if they can’t be understood and applied, and that you shouldn’t have to be a human capital expert to understand our findings.

We connect people, data, ideas, and stories to help our members find data-driven answers to complex business problems. Our findings are written in plain English so that you can focus on using our insights to improve people practices at your org.

At RedThread, we take a solution-oriented research approach that addresses today’s challenges. It centers on 3 principles:

  • delivering relevant insights quickly,
  • collaborating broadly to develop and curate the best ideas available, and
  • creating high-quality, unbiased, transformative foresight.

In an industry that is often too short on substance and too full of #!%, we are truth seekers with a mission to help you cut through the noise, amplify what’s good, and help you build a stronger business.

Our Co-founders

Dani Johnson

Co-founder & Principal Analyst

Dani is 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, Deloitte. Her ideas can be found in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CLO Magazine, HR Magazine, and Employment Relations.

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

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, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal as well as in numerous HR trade publications.

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.

Let's work together

We believe through shared experiences and collaboration, we can learn new concepts and ideas that will benefit so many in our industries.