Who we are

We’re RedThread Research. And we’re experts in creating unmatched, unbiased insights on people practices.

We connect people, ideas, data, and stories to provide leaders with an accessible, affordable community that empowers organizations to make better decisions faster.

Our Values

At RedThread, our values are more than just words on a page. These values continually inform our choices, about what we produce and how we operate.

Insightfulness

We aim to change conversations to better, more useful ones. We strive to make our work novel, clear, and actionable, whether in our research or our conversations with you.

No bullsh*t

We tell it like it is, acknowledge our biases, and have tough conversations kindly. Just ask the vendors that brief with us.

Connection

We’re committed to contributing and strengthening our community. We look for connections between ideas, people, data, and insights, wherever they come from.

Experimentation

We try new things, embrace failure, and incorporate ideas from everywhere.

Our researchers

Dani Johnson

Cofounder, Principal Analyst

Research Areas: Learning & Skills, Performance, Enabling Leaders

Dani co-founded RedThread in 2018 with Stacia. Before that, Dani led the Learning and Career research practice at Bersin, Deloitte, and previously led research at the Ross School, University of Michigan. Dani holds an MBA and a MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from BYU. Before Kid, her favorite vacations involved a backpack, a map, and Google Translate.

Stacia Sherman Garr

Cofounder, Principal Analyst

Research Areas: Talent Management, DEIB, Engagement, People Analytics

Stacia co-founded RedThread Research in 2018 after leading talent research for 8 years at Bersin by Deloitte and conducting research at CEB / Gartner. Stacia has an MBA from UC Berkeley and a MS degree from the London School of Economics. She grew up riding horses in the Sonoran Desert around Tucson and can't stand scooping ice cream. 

Priyanka Mehrotra

Senior Analyst

Research Areas: People Analytics, DEIB, Performance Management

Before joining the company in 2018, she was at Bersin by Deloitte where she worked on talent management, leadership, and people analytics as well as conducted research and contributed content for Bersin’s Mid-market study. She holds a MS degree in International Relations from New York University. Priyanka used to play field hockey at the national level and enjoys reading books on ancient history in her free time.

Divya Iyer

Senior Analyst

Divya Iyer is a Senior Analyst at RedThread Research. Divya has a background in market research and brings broad experience managing projects with a keen focus on insights development.  She has lived in India and Oman, before moving to the United States to complete her MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. When not at work, Divya enjoys music, pottery, and the California sunshine. 

Heather Gilmartin Adams

Senior Research Analyst

Research Areas: Enabling Leaders, Learning & Skills

Before joining RedThread in 2020, Heather spent 10 years at organizational culture change consultancies and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She has a MA degree in International Affairs from Columbia and a BA in History from Princeton. Heather has lived in Germany, China, Japan, and India and was, for one summer, a wrangler on a dude ranch in Colorado.