Chris not only founded the company, but he helped design all of our Strategic Talent Management products and content.
He has consulted many Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions in various capacities, including:
Chris is a frequent presenter, speaker and panelist at conferences such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management, and Society for Human Resource Management. He has published articles in the Journal of Business and Psychology and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Chris also has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tulsa.
He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Tulsa.
James is the chief architect for Reliant’s Strategic Talent Management (STM) Suite of software products.
He has worked as an applications developer and IT consultant for a variety of organizations, leading the development of over 25 enterprise level applications involving technologies such as VB, MS SQL Server, MS Access, HTML, ASP, XML, and .NET.
Denny understands what it means to be a client advocate and knows that delivering on commitments results in outstanding service and great client partnerships.
Denny brings a variety of experience to his role at Reliant. After receiving his M.Ed., Denny spent 25 years as a student affairs professional at several universities. He then worked as the director of professional services and support for a major property management software provider. He first worked with Reliant while director of marketing and business development at another Tulsa-based company.
Katie regularly provides research and analytic support for client projects, delivering evidence-based recommendations for business decisions.
Katie Packell is a Consultant at Reliant. Working with clients in a variety of industries and job functions, she has designed and implemented job analyses, selection-based assessment systems, survey initiatives, and other talent management activities across a number of different organizational applications. Katie regularly provides research and analytic support for client projects, delivering evidence-based recommendations for clients’ business decisions. Katie currently manages relationships between Reliant and its clients to build and deliver solutions that meet each client’s unique business needs.
Katie received her B.A. from Rollins College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Tulsa, where she conducted research in the areas of work-family conflict, workplace emotional regulation, and organizational culture and climate assessment. She has published her work in such outlets as The Journal of Managerial Psychology and The Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture.