we learn from the best in the business.  

At exaqueo we are experts in employer brands, workforce research and talent strategies. But we don't know it all. And since things are always changing, we rely on the best minds in HR, marketing and finance to help steer us along the way.  Our advisers provide expert guidance, direction and leadership. But they also push back to make sure we're constantly challenged so we can better serve our clients and deliver exceptional, service-focused results.



Steve has over three decades of experience in behavioral research and statistical consultation. He built his research expertise and scientific reputation as a professor at Johns Hopkins University and expanded his knowledge of psychology and social behavior as a program director at the U.S. National Science Foundation.  He also served as Executive Director at the American Psychological Association (APA). Steve is known internationally for his contributions to social psychology, behavioral research methods, and multivariate statistics.  He has published dozens of articles in leading scientific journals, and co-authored a college-level textbook in social psychology. A native of Southern California, Steve now resides with his family in Baltimore, Maryland where he enjoys hiking, golfing, and Orioles baseball.


Josh is a HR Technology veteran working for venture-backed companies such as HireVue, QUEsocial, IBM and HireRight and has a passion for where technology intersects all things talent.  He's currently the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The Marcus Buckingham Company.  Josh is a frequent speaker at industry events and has spent the past 15 years working for venture funded companies with disruptive HR technology. Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business. When Josh is not living in the world of HR Technology, he's spending time with his family and raising three girls (who are endless energy!). Also a HUGE Chicago sports fan and he’s still waiting for that day when the Cubs win the World Series.


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A pioneer in global employer brands, Dave has led employment brand programs with organizations including Amazon and the US Army. But his career started, literally, with boots on the ground. After graduating from the United States Military Academy he began a career as a “muddy boots Soldier” that culminated with command of a unit of 625-soldiers.  Leaving field assignments for a role in the Pentagon, Dave served on the s strategic communication team for both the Secretary of the Army and the Army Chief of Staff.  These communications experiences led to his selection as the Director of Marketing for Army recruitment responsible for the Army Strong campaign.  Following his retirement as a Colonel in 2009, Dave served as a social media consultant before taking on employer brand leadership and talent acquisition roles with Amazon and Bristol-Myers Squibb and now CVS Health.  In addition to his BA from West Point, Dave also has several Masters degrees from the US military and an MBA from the University of Virginia. Outside of work, Dave likes to help veterans as they transition from the military.  Learn more and connect with Dave.


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Ryan is a career finance executive with particular expertise in growing companies.  Currently, as the CFO of Red Owl Analytics, Ryan leads all aspects of finance and accounting including strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting, investor relations, and treasury. Prior to RedOwl, Ryan was the Director of Finance in Competitive Power Ventures where his responsibilities included short and long-term forecasting and budgeting, financial modeling, and treasury functions for a portfolio of assets. He brings over a decade in public accounting across the real estate, technology, and healthcare sectors. Ryan earned his MBA from Loyola University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech. He is also the proud head coach of his twin daughters' travel softball team. Learn more and connect with Ryan.