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Chris Sloan, Ph.D.

Chris Sloan, Ph.D. Principal Consultant

Phone: +1 612.332.8182

A seasoned human capital practitioner, Dr. Chris Sloan draws on 25 years of experience as he partners with organizations to maximize the potential of their people. Leveraging behavioral-science expertise combined with business acumen, his mission is to deliver meaningful, business-relevant outcomes for his clients. Chris is particularly skilled in aligning science-based selection and development practices with organizations’ strategic talent needs. He has keen ability to build a strong rapport with a wide range of personalities and is recognized for his strategic approach to cultivating high-performing leaders.


  • Collaborates with senior business leaders to diagnose human capital challenges and offer practical, actionable solutions to clients across multiple industries, including financial and professional services, manufacturing, retail, technology, as well as private equity
  • Identifies knowledge, skills, and competencies required for successful job performance and execution of business strategy
  • Codifies assessment practices and ensures client business needs are met with respect to recruiting, selection, promotion, succession planning, and high-potential leadership development
  • Facilitates succession planning processes to develop “ready now” talent for transition into key client roles
  • Delivers leadership-focused consulting interventions for clients to achieve their business objectives
  • Serves as an executive coach for senior leaders transitioning into new roles and those working to close developmental gaps


  • Designed and implemented succession planning solutions to identify and develop high-potential talent and build leadership pipelines
  • Assessed candidates for senior leadership roles by leveraging a combination of psychometric tools and behavioral interviewing
  • Instilled a data-driven culture within client businesses such that human capital solutions were informed and measured via objective metrics


  • Ph.D., M.S., Applied Psychology, University of Georgia
  • B.S., Psychology, University of North Georgia

Away from work, Chris is active in animal rescue and supports his own menagerie of pets. When not wrangling animals he can often be found getting in a walk or a workout on his bike. A car-lover since childhood, Chris enjoys tinkering on old sports cars and is a frequent competitor in a historic racing series. As a UGA graduate, he would like to say “Go Dawgs!”

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