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

About Us

At RedThread Research, we get it.

Sure, we’re experts in performance, people analytics, learning, and D&I – and we’re well versed in the technologies that support them. But we’re also truth-seekers and storytellers in an industry often short on substance, and too full of #!%. Our mission (indeed, our very reason for existing) is to cut through the noise, and amplify what’s good. We look for the connections (or red threads) between people, data, and ideas – even among seemingly unrelated concepts. The result is high-quality, unbiased, transformative foresight that helps you build a stronger business.

Our People

Karina is a Research Lead for RedThread Research. She is passionate about understanding the individual and organizational elements that help people thrive at work.

Prior to her work at RedThread, Karina designed talent selection and development solutions around the validation and use of assessments, and provided talent management expertise on organizational behavior, competency modeling, and leadership development.  

Karina completed her undergraduate education at Penn State University and received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Karina Freitag

Research Leader

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.

Stacia

Stacia Sherman Garr

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 Wall Street Journal, CLO MagazineHR 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.

Dani Johnson

Dani Johnson

Co-founder & Principal Analyst

 

Priyanka Mehrotra is a Research Analyst at RedThread Research. Before joining the company in 2018, she was part of the research team 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.

Prior to Bersin by Deloitte, Priyanka worked at several non-profits, think-tanks, and international organizations where she published and co-authored several articles and conducted research on international relations, conflict, and development. 

Priyanka received her bachelor’s degree in History from Delhi University and holds two master’s degrees. She received her Master of Arts in International Relations from New York University in 2014.

Priyanka

Priyanka Mehrotra

Research Lead

 

RedThread Alumni

Emily Sanders is a Research Leader at RedThread Research. Prior to joining RedThread she consulted for The NeuroLeadership Institute and held an analyst role at Bersin by Deloitte.

She has experience researching industry practices and trends in performance management, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and career and learning. In addition to her experience in consulting and analyst roles, she has conducted research on survey design, validation and analysis, individual and team assessment and dynamic group processes.

Emily is currently completing a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology and received her M.A. in I/O Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Emily Sanders

Emily Sanders

Research Lead

 

March 2018

RedThread is Born

RedThread is established with some articles of incorporation, with a really crappy website, and an initial “We Exist Now” blog (link to it)

March 2018

September 2018

First Study Published

We publish our first study, Humanizing Learning, making us a real live research firm.

September 2018

October 2018

Mortgages paid!

We realize we can pay ourselves back for start up costs and afford really small salaries.

October 2018

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