LeaderAmp provides innovative leader development solutions that extend the reach of coaches, bring process to leader development programs, and help organizations identify and nurture future talent. Unlike most leader development offerings, our approach is based on years of scientific, evidenced-based research and methodologies created by organizational psychologist and company founder, Matt Barney, Ph.D. Our web and mobile applications leverage scientific insights and utilize innovative digital technologies to bring together coaching, assessment and journaling together into a single app, while making leader coaching available on an organization-wide scale.
Matt Barney, Ph.D.
Dr. Matt Barney, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of LeaderAmp. Dr. Barney has over 25 years of experience leading the science and technology of leader development in senior global roles at multinationals such as Infosys, AT&T/Lucent Technologies, and Motorola. He is also former Chief Learning Officer for Sutter Health. LeaderAmp’s patent-pending technology improves upon the successful Olympic-inspired approach he created when he led the Infosys Leadership Institute Globally as an expat. Dr. Barney has authored five books, four patents, over 40 peer-reviewed works, and has presented 180 keynotes in 14 countries. He has served on the Business Affairs committee of the board of scientific publisher, Annual Reviews since 2015. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.
Subrahmanyam (Subu) Goparaju is Co-Founder, CTO, and Member of the Board of LeaderAmp. Prior to LeaderAmp he was SVP and Executive Council Member of Infosys, where he led the company’s technology research and innovation division (Infosys Labs). Subu started his career as a software engineer with Infosys and spent 25 years there before moving into innovation coaching and venture capital. At Infosys, Subu played several key roles in client management, services delivery, business development and technology research, and innovation. He was a key leader and member of several strategic transformational programs of the company over the years. Subu established several research and innovation relationships with many universities, research institutes and startup clusters around the world including in Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel and Australia. Subu is also a co-founder and director of Excubator Consulting, a startup incubator and corporate venturing advisory. He is an angel investor in early stage startups with a particular interest in coaching, healthcare, and cyber security.
Art brings more than 30 years of experience in implementing large scale people change in Fortune 500 companies and extensive start-up product positioning and sales experience in the talent management area. Art has served as an HR executive at major companies including Bank of America, American Airlines, and American President Lines. He was an early pioneer in people analytics as one of the founders of Success Factors, and as a member of the roll-out team for Korn Ferry’s Future Step Company that combines assessment with leadership recruitment. Art balances his business life with applying his talents to charitable institutions as a board member and consultant. Art holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University.