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Introducing The Select International Leadership Team

Helping your company realize its maximum return on investment in employee hiring and retention is a task for only the most accomplished HR consulting team.

With more than two decades of experience in research-driven hiring assessments, employment screening tools and interview techniques training, Select International is the perfect fit for your business.

Browse through the bios of our leadership team to learn more about our extensive experience in human resources consulting.


Douglas E. Wolf, Chief Executive Officer +

1WOLFDouglas Wolf is Chief Executive Officer at Select International. For more than two decades, Select International has been dedicated to developing employee selection and hiring assessment solutions that help companies identify, select and retain top talent throughout and across all levels of their organizations. Doug works extensively with organizations that have large-scale, national and global staffing needs. His expertise includes competency-based job analysis, selection system design, validation, applicant sourcing, automated testing, virtual job auditions, structured interview techniques, applicant tracking, reducing risk in the selection process, OFCCP and EEOC compliance reporting and turnover analyses.

Doug is adept at creating, managing and implementing comprehensive project management strategies, designed with two objectives in mind: meeting project milestones and exceeding client expectations. Doug has worked on some of the largest start-ups in North America, and has designed, implemented and managed staffing systems for hundreds of clients. He has worked with organizations in a wide variety of industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, high-tech, metals, process manufacturing packaging, distribution, utility, automotive, retail, call center, service and sales. Doug has significant experience in meeting facilitation and working on projects that have multiple stakeholders. Doug has designed, implemented and managed staffing systems for over 50 start-up projects.

Organizations that Doug has worked with include Toyota, Merck, Sears, Sony, PPG, FedEx, Goodyear, Nissan, Penske, British Telecom, Boston Generation, GENCO, Deere & Company, Highmark, AK Steel, Fluor, American Axle & Manufacturing, Navistar, GlobalFoundries, Detroit Diesel, Dick’s Sporting Goods, UPMC, Verizon, and the United Nations.

Doug received his graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron and his B.A. in Psychology from Wittenberg University.


John Roppo, Chief Financial Officer +

1ROPPOJohn is the Chief Financial Officer at Select International, based in Pittsburgh, PA. In his role, he is responsible for finance and accounting, tax, banking, and providing decision support across the entire organization.

Prior to joining Select International, John held Chief Financial Officer positions with Tangent Rail, Tegrant Corporation, and Roadside Telematics. He began his career with Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst, ultimately serving as the senior financial executive for the Lincoln Mercury business group and Jaguar Cars North America. His background includes international assignments with Ford in Argentina and Brazil.

John received his MBA in Finance and Economics from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also earned a B.S. degree in Administration & Management Science and Economics. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). He is passionate about educating young people in financial literacy, volunteering with Junior Achievement, the CFA Society of Pittsburgh’s Financial Literacy committee, and consulting at Quaker Valley High School.


David P. Juristy, Vice President of Sales +

David Juristy joined the Select International team in October of 2002. Prior to his position as Vice President of Sales, David managed client relationships throughout North America for Select International with some of today’s top companies such as Goodyear, Merck, MetLife, Verizon Wireless and FedEx.

Prior to coming to Select International, David held the position of General Manager at Search Engine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Under David’s direction, Search Engine grew to become one of the largest technology staff augmentation and RPO providers in the region, serving clients such as WorldCom, Hilti, Williams Energy and TV Guide Satellite Group.

David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Operations Management from Northeastern State University and is a decorated veteran serving in the United States Air Force during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.


Laurie Wasko, Ph.D., Director of Consulting Services +

Laurie Wasko Laurie Wasko is the Director of Consulting Services and is based in the Pittsburgh office. Laurie oversees the consulting department at Select International, which is comprised of a team of consulting professionals with backgrounds in the field of Industrial/Organizational psychology. The consulting department is engaged with clients on employee selection and development projects spanning all industries and all levels within organizations. Laurie has extensive experience in designing, validating and implementing selection processes specific to clients’ needs. She has a proven record of successful selection and development project implementations from entry-level through professional and executive level processes, across a number of different industries. Her work includes selection and development system design, recruitment process outsourcing, applicant recruitment and screening, applicant tracking, behavioral interviewing, automated testing, high volume entry-level hiring, person-job fit assessment and assessment content development. 

Prior to joining Select, Laurie was employed as a Research Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), where she managed a variety of projects involved with the development and validation of predictors for selection in the military, and as a Consultant on the Assessment Quality and Sustainability team at Development Dimensions International, where she designed and implemented processes to ensure and evaluate the long term effectiveness of DDI’s client assessment solutions. 

Laurie completed her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Clemson University in South Carolina, where she also earned her M.S. in Applied Psychology and B.A. in Psychology. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Ted Kinney, Ph.D., Vice President of Research & Development +

Ted Kinney Ted Kinney, Ph.D., is Vice President of Research and Development for Select International. An Industrial/Organizational psychologist, Dr. Kinney leads a team of selection experts and developers in the creation and ongoing research into the most efficient and effective selection methodologies and assessment tools. He is a trusted advisor to companies across industries including Toyota, the United Nations, Verizon Wireless and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has particular expertise in behavioral interview techniques, turnover reduction, effective selection strategy and executive assessment.

Dr. Kinney completed his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University. Ted is also an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department at St. Vincent College.

He is a member of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), American Psychological Association, and Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington D.C. He has published research articles in the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Irish Journal of Management. He has presented at numerous academic conferences around the world.


Kristin Paxton, Director of Marketing +

Kristin Paxton Kristin Paxton is the Director of Marketing for Select International and is based at the company’s headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. She has extensive experience in the areas of marketing communications, marketing automation, lead generation, search engine marketing, and marketing operations management. Kristin’s strengths include creating brand consistency and awareness, the development and execution of effective lead generation campaigns, event promotion and comprehensive online strategies. As the Director of Marketing, she manages all facets of marketing operations at Select International and monitors ROI for marketing campaigns and programs to drive continuous improvement

Kristin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with degrees in  Journalism and Marketing Communications.


Chris Policicchio, Vice President of Technology +

Chris Policicchio Chris Policicchio is Vice President of Technology & Development and is based in our Pittsburgh, PA headquarters. By making strategic suggestions to keep our software and hardware current with best practices and standards, as well as staying informed of emerging technologies and trends, Chris focuses on leading the process teams that implement the technology behind Select International’s employee selection and development systems. This includes working with Select Consulting, Research & Development, Sales and Marketing, as well as our integration and strategic partners.

Prior to joining Select, Chris worked for Vocollect, Trustwave, and Bentley Systems in a variety of expanding, leadership roles. Chris has extensive experience working with customers and internal teams deploying hosted and on-premise enterprise software solutions.

Chris received his M.S. in Information Technology specializing in Information Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated from Saint Vincent College with a B.A. in Mathematics and The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.


Catherine Purdy, Director of Support Services +

Purdy Catherine Purdy was introduced to Select International in 2003 while working as a Systems Engineer for a local consulting firm that was engaged to help the company upgrade its IT infrastructure and provide a more robust environment for its client-facing solutions.  After a successful upgrade, Catherine turned her attention to Select International’s internal IT resources, and as the relationship grew, she became interested not only in the HR consulting services that Select International offered to its clients, but also the environment and culture that existing for its employees.

In 2005, Catherine joined Select International as Systems Manager and is responsible for the daily operation of Select International’s IT infrastructure, which supports corporate, development and client-facing resources. Catherine’s role has expanded from being solely IT focused to include application support and project implementation services for the company’s software offerings, as well as providing a liaison between the consulting and technology departments.

Currently, Catherine’s role is Director of Support Services. In her current role, Catherine oversees the day-to-day operations of the Help Desk and SelecTrak® Support Services queue. She also contributes to the creation of plans and policies pertaining to data integrity, security, and technology asset usage. Additionally, Catherine facilitates the relationship between Support Services and Development to resolve issues and explore solutions that are beyond the scope of the Support Services staff.

Catherine graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management and an M.E.P.C. in Environmental Pollution Control.


Paul Glatzhofer, Director of Leadership Solutions +

glatzhofer Paul Glatzhofer is Select International’s Director of Leadership Solutions. Paul is responsible for managing large-scale assessment implementations for selection, development and succession planning. He works primarily with organizations that are implementing global assessment systems focusing on leadership levels. Paul’s work includes project management, project implementation, job analysis, assessment validation, competency and skills validation, selection system design, applicant tracking, EEOC & OFCCP reporting, turnover and ROI analysis.

Prior to joining Select International, Paul worked for Global Lead Management Consulting in the Consulting division where he delivered human resources, leadership and diversity consulting and training. Paul spent two years as a graduate research team leader at Xavier University, conducting research in the field of I/O Psychology. His primary research interests include assessment and selection, applicant perception and reactions and behavioral interviewing..

Paul earned his Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Xavier University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Siena College.


Esteban Tristan, Director of Safety Solutions +

tristan Esteban Tristan is Director of Safety Solutions and a Senior Consultant at Select International, based in Pittsburgh, PA. He manages the development and implementation of all safety solutions and services, which address some of the critical challenges faced by organizations today in workplace safety. His main focus is on the design of valid psychometric tests, training systems, and other tools that help organizations reduce workplace injuries.

Having worked with global mining and energy companies such as BHP Billiton, Orica Mining Services, and ExxonMobil overseas, Dr. Tristan has experience consulting with organizations on how to improve safety performance and culture through selection and leader development systems. He has managed large-scale hiring systems for Fortune 2000 companies across various industries and has managed projects in North America, Australia Pacific, Latin America, and Europe.

Dr. Tristan received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Wright State University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the American Psychological Association (APA). He remains actively involved in applied research, presents regularly at professional conferences, and has published articles in professional journals such as International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of Organizational Psychology and Applied HRM Research.


Bryan Warren, Director of Healthcare Solutions +

warren Bryan is the director of the Healthcare Solutions group at Select International. He is responsible for developing and promoting tools and services designed specifically for the unique challenges faced by healthcare organizations. He works closely with our consulting team to understand the needs of our healthcare clients and to design and implement comprehensive solutions that transform the healthcare workforce and allow our clients to meet their goals of improving the quality of care while positively impacting bottom line performance. His experience as a practicing attorney also makes him particularly valuable to clients when examining the legal defensibility of hiring systems.

Prior to joining Select, Bryan served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for the consulting division of the largest provider of orthopaedic devices in the world. In this capacity, he worked closely with the senior leadership of over 100 hospitals in the U.S. and abroad on service line improvement and physician-hospital alignment strategies. He continues to speak and write, particularly, on the physician-hospital relationship and physician employment.

As a private practice attorney, Bryan focused on healthcare regulatory matters and employment law. He is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. He has a Masters Degree from Boston University and graduated from Duquesne University School of Law..


1purdyCatherine Purdy was introduced to Select International in 2003 while working as a Systems Engineer for a local consulting firm that was engaged to help the company upgrade its IT infrastructure and provide a more robust environment for its client-facing solutions.  After a successful upgrade, Catherine turned her attention to Select International’s internal IT resources, and as the relationship grew, she became interested not only in the HR consulting services that Select International offered to its clients, but also the environment and culture that existing for its employees.

In 2005, Catherine joined Select International as Systems Manager and is responsible for the daily operation of Select International’s IT infrastructure, which supports corporate, development and client-facing resources. Catherine’s role has expanded from being solely IT focused to include application support and project implementation services for the company’s software offerings, as well as providing a liaison between the consulting and technology departments.

Currently, Catherine’s role is Director of Support Services. In her current role, Catherine oversees the day-to-day operations of the Help Desk and SelecTrak® Support Services queue. She also contributes to the creation of plans and policies pertaining to data integrity, security, and technology asset usage. Additionally, Catherine facilitates the relationship between Support Services and Development to resolve issues and explore solutions that are beyond the scope of the Support Services staff.

Catherine graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management and an M.E.P.C. in Environmental Pollution Control.


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