LeaderAmp increases the effectiveness of leaders through an enterprise-ready mobile application with on-demand and mobile coaching, assessment and journaling. Unlike most other development tools, our approach is based on years of scientific, evidenced-based research and methodology created by organizational psychologist and company founder, Matt Barney, Ph.D. The LeaderAmp application is designed to be used in conjunction with corporate coaching and development programs in order to provide employees with a baseline of their current leadership proficiencies as well as customized tactics to use in improving their leadership skills’ focus areas. 

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Dr. Matt Barney

Dr. Barney 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 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 granted patents (two more pending), over 40 peer-reviewed works and has presented 179 keynotes in 14 countries. In 2015, he was appointed to the Business Affairs committee of the scientific publisher, Annual Reviews. 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.

He was inspired by working with the founders of Infosys, including Narayana Murthy, who was named number ten on CNN/Fortune's list of the "12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time". Matt launched three corporate universities at AT&T/Lucent Technologies, and led Digital Six Sigma at its birthplace, Motorola. He was also the founding chief learning officer at Sutter Health. His fourth book, "Leading Value Creation: Bioinspiration, Organizational Science & The Cue See Model" was published in December 2013. He has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa, is a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer, Motorola Master Black Belt, and a Certified Risk Manager. You can find more about Matt's publications and patents on LinkedIn.

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SubU Goparaju

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 Infosys Labs - the company’s Technology Research and Innovation division. Subu started his career as a software engineer with Infosys and spent 25 years there before moving to 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 co-creation relationships with many universities, research institutes and start up clusters around the world including 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.

He also heads the Infosys’ Microsoft Technology Centre which is responsible for researching and building new services and solutions for emerging Microsoft technologies. As the head of Infosys SETLabs, Subu is responsible for creating emerging technologies strategy and driving research direction. In addition, Subu heads the Infosys Intellectual Property Cell, which he started in 2004 to build, protect and commercialize significant intellectual property. He is also responsible for building and nurturing an innovation eco-system to drive Infosys’ Innovation Co-Creation model, which is aimed at co-creating with clients and other partners.

Dr. Gregory P.M. Neidert

Dr. Gregory P.M. Neidert is the Director of Training, Consulting and Certification, INFLUENCE AT WORK®; President, World of Work, Inc.; and Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University. Dr. Neidert is an expert at translating persuasion into practical results in organizations.

In his more than 35 years as a professor at Arizona State University, he has received numerous honors and awards, among which are Outstanding Professor, Outstanding Faculty, Promoter of Excellence Award, Research Fellow at the Lincoln Center for Private & Public Sector Ethics, Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals, etc. As President of World Work, he is the creator of the World of Work Inventory, a comprehensive psychometric assessment used throughout North America, Britain, Australia & New Zealand. Dr. Neidert also holds a Directorship with INFLUENCE AT WORK, an international consulting, strategic planning and training organization based on the Six Principles of Influence (per the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini).

Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney

Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney is the president of Human Capital Growth and visiting scholar, University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Sarkar-Barney’s work experience spans the United States, Europe and Asia.

She has deep expertise in designing and deploying enterprise-wide solutions for complex business problems and has led projects in areas such as leadership assessment, feedback and coaching, cross-border collaboration improvement, team development and competency modeling. Dr. Sarkar-Barney is the author of the book, “The Role of National Culture in Transfer of Training”, which is based on a 49 country study of training effectiveness. Dr. Sarkar-Barney holds a B.A. in Industrial Psychology from Fergusson College, India and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Matthew J. Kimball

Matthew J. Kimball is the Vice President of Human Resources at Shell Chemicals. Prior to joining Shell Chemicals, Mr. Kimball had a successful career with Merck & Co., Inc. in a variety of Senior HR Executive positions across U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.

He started his career with Accenture as a Change Management Consultant working with top-tier companies in both the U.S. and Australia. Mr. Kimball holds a BA of Applied Economics from the University of Canberra and an MBA from the Australian National University where he was class president and received an academic scholarship. Recently, he completed INSEAD’s International Directors Programme leading to a Certificate in Corporate Governance.

Dr. William P. Fisher, Jr.

Dr. William P. Fisher, Jr. is a research associate at the University of California - Berkeley. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he was mentored by Benjamin D. Wright and supported by a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Dr. Fisher is recognized for contributions to measurement theory and practice that span a range from the philosophical to the applied in fields as diverse as educational psychology, pastoral care, clinical chemistry, and metrology. In his previous role as Professor of Research at the LSU School of Medicine, Dr. Fisher consulted, taught, and gave keynote addresses at meetings across North America and Europe, as well as in Australia and China. Dr. Fisher's recent work focuses on the role uniform units of measurement play in harmonizing individual decisions and behaviors, which is vital to creating the wisdom of crowds and efficient market effects in education and health care. Dr. Fisher's entry on this theme in the 2011 World Standards Day paper competition won third prize, which is notable given the field of entrants.

Dr. David V. Day

Dr. David V. Day is the Winthrop Professor and Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management at The University of Western Australia Business School. Dr. Day has core research interests in the areas of leadership and leadership development.

He is the lead author of the book, “An Integrative Approach to Leader Development”, and the editor of “The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations”. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology and as a Consulting Editor for several other scholarly journals. Dr. Day is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He works with various organizations around the world on projects related to leadership and leadership development. Dr. Day was awarded the 2010 Walter F. Ulmer Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership for outstanding, career-long contributions to applied leadership research.