Our Vision

We believe that talent and trusted relationships within teams and organizations can develop at a much higher speed than they currently do.

Misunderstandings about and between people on how they perform and behave in the workplace can be drastically reduced when we utilize objective, data-driven assessments—instead of relying only on our intuition—to evaluate the core aspects of our personality that are related to work.

We created the GRI to bring this vision to life. Through our performance-driven system, we hope to make purposeful, engaging, and high-performing workplaces the new norm.

Our Mission

We strive to provide objective data, sound people analytics, top-notch trainings, and services that benefit leaders, HR professionals, and individual contributors so that they can perform at unprecedented levels.

We pride ourselves on efficiently transferring our expertise on the GRI and the results of our research and practice to clients so they can implement and benefit from them immediately.

GRI's Story

Predicting how people perform and grow has historically been a daunting task. After more than twenty years of practical experience in growing companies and initiating leadership development at startups and Fortune 500 companies, Frederic Lucas-Conwell recognized a way that cutting-edge research in personality could provide unprecedented answers to the daily challenges encountered by people at work.

Today, every business organization faces critical questions around how to understand colleagues and job candidates, help them grow their talent, and engage them in building high-performance organizations more efficiently. Lucas-Conwell and Jeremy de France founded Growth Resources Indicators (GRI) in 2012 to confront these issues. Both are passionate about workplace performance and motivation. Frederic has done academic research in organizational behavior; Jeremy is a talented software architect and programming wizard. With their combined expertise, they created a unique set of surveys, analytics, and methods that can be used to assess and optimize behavior in the workplace.

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The inescapable fact is that, as human beings, we are all limited in our understanding of what makes us and other people tick. But by designing objective measurements and a common language around how to better understand people, we can help team members become more engaged and improve their performance and that of their organization.

The GRI initiative quickly grew into a powerful system that was augmented by the experiences and use cases of clients in Silicon Valley and other parts of the world. New insights surfaced once the GRI was put into practice by a community of GRI users and experts. With input from our affiliates and clients, we were able to share and refine best practices for interview techniques, develop a set of performance-driven tools and techniques for recruiting, and change the way companies look at leadership and organizational development.

As a result, in-person trainings emerged as a pivotal method for speeding up how people learn and implement the GRI and transform their thinking about people. Our GRI trainings facilitate a more accurate understanding of how team members can better perform, which in turn helps to foster teamwork and improve leadership within an organization. This method has allowed us to greatly enhance the material, content, and services we provide and assist our clients in deploying the GRI at their organizations.

Leadership Team

Frederic Lucas-Conwell

Frederic Lucas-Conwell

CEO & Co-Founder

Author, researcher, speaker, entrepreneur in both consulting and software products for the last 25 years. Has consulted for Fortune 500, privately-held companies, and startups. BS, MS in Mechanical Engineering. PhD in Organizational Behavior with Honors from University Paris-Dauphine (France).

Jeremy de France

Jeremy de France

CTO & Co-Founder

Jeremy has been involved as the senior developer in numerous software products including e-commerce, SaaS, finance, health, social networks and online news. Mr. de France built and has managed the GRI platform since 2011. BS, MS Computer Science from EPITECH (European Institute of Technology - France).

Dianna Doan Sadler

Dianna Doan Sadler

Marketing Associate

Ms. Sadler comes to GRI with fifteen years of technology marketing experience encompassing strategy development, event planning, content, digital and demand generation marketing for multinational, mid-sized, and venture-backed organizations. Dianna holds a BA from McMaster University, specializing in marketing and economics.

Susan Finch

Susan Finch

Head of Marketing

With over 30 years marketing, advertising and branding experience, Susan brings practical, hands-on brand new perspectives to GRI's marketing that includes a thorough use of great content, video, audio, and client advocacy. Susan masters implementing strong systems for automation and experiential storytelling to convey a company message.

Brantley Rideau

Brantley Rideau

Product Manager, Customer Success Manager

Six years of experience driving sales and revenue at large venture backed technology startup companies. Mr. Rideau has worked closely with numerous Fortune 500 organizations to drive product adoption and user satisfaction. BS in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Nicole Phelon

Nicole Phelon

Editorial Associate

Has over 20 years’ experience in journalism, marketing, management and copywriting. When she isn't editing, writing, or obsessively correcting our grammar, Nicole can be found in the wilds of far Northern California blazing new trails and climbing any rock under 5.10.

Advisory Board

Adrian Hall

Adrian Hall

President & CEO at Global Strategic Consulting

Adrian brings his expertise as a C-level global operating executive with a strong 20-year track record of driving consistent, profitable growth within enterprise and mobile markets; traditional and SaaS business model experience.

George Northup

George Northup

Experienced Board Member, Silicon Valley SaaS CEO

George is the CEO of Author-it, has built four companies with > $2 billion of cumulative revenues, and raised more than $500 million of capital through IPO's and the venture community. George started at Deloitte & Touche and has a BS of Science with honors from Duke University.

Chris Shipley

Chris Shipley

Technology Analyst

Chris is a leading technology analyst, writer, entrepreneur, and innovation strategist. She has worked at Ziff-Davis then at IDG where she led the DEMO Conference, helping more than 1,500 companies make their market debut. Ms. Shipley has won numerous citations including the prestigious SVForum Visionary Award. She holds a BA from Allegheny College.

Keith Raffel

Keith Raffel

Entrepreneur, Author, Resident Scholar

Keith founded Upshot, the first cloud-computing company in Silicon Valley, sold to Siebel. He has also served as a group VP at Oracle, chief commercial officer of Complete Genomics and as general manager of international at ROLM. Keith holds a BA from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Mark Brewer

Mark Brewer

President & CEO - Lightbend

Mark is the CEO of Typesafe. Mr. Brewer comes to us with more than 25 years in the software industry, building successful businesses around open source and infrastructure technologies. Prior to Typesafe, Mark held executive roles at VMWare, SpringSource, Covalent Technologies, and Sybase. Mark holds a BS from Western Washington University.

 Gilles Pélisson

Gilles Pélisson

CEO, TF1 Group

Gilles is Board Member at Accenture, TF1 media Group and NH Hoteles. Previous roles include CEO & President at Euro Disney, Bouygues Telecom and the Accor Group. He holds a BA from ESSEC (France) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

GRI Affiliates

ROMANIA

ROMANIA

Mihai Moghior

Mihai has been providing human resources services to corporate clients for more than 20 years as a headhunter, trainer and HR management consultant. He founded Brainspotting, the leading IT&C recruitment firm in Romania. He then joined Ascendis as a partner for their HR Consulting & Training division. He has been part of GRI international team since 2014. Mihai is a Certified SPHR - Senior Professional in Human Resources (by SHRM / HRCI USA) and holds a CPP - Certificate in Personnel Practice (by CIPD UK) and a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration.

MEXICO

MEXICO

Jorge Albert

Jorge has over 30 years of experience as a consultant, speaker and executive coach. He has worked with more than 70 companies of all sizes and industries across Latin America and the U.S, including: Colgate Palmolive, Grupo México/Ferromex, Roshfrans, MIT Panamá, Grupo Zapata, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Conservas La Costeña, and Pastas La Moderna. Jorge helped companies innovate on their corporate culture, organizational development, human resources, training, and customer service. Jorge holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Anáhuac University in Mexico City.

CANADA

CANADA

Audrey Tremblay

Audrey has over 15 years of experience in helping CEOs, senior managers, and boards of directors from global 500, private organizations and startups, in a variety of industries. She served as the Director of HR for several organizations in turnaround situations, occupying a strategic role in all aspects in connection with people and organizational culture. Audrey has a Bachelor degree in Industrial Relations from Laval University in Quebec, Canada. She holds a coaching certification (ICF) and is certified as Industrial Relation Counsellor by "Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec".

FRANCE

FRANCE

Gérard Arnaud

Gérard has more than 30 years of experience as an executive in French and International companies of various industries such as automobile, bank, retail and other fast-growing, changing environments. Gérard has always been an actor of change, associating team members and colleagues to his success, continually proving that high performance comes along with talents and organizational development. Gérard holds a bachelor degree in Engineering from INSA in Lyon, and an MBA from the University in Reims - France. He has been a certified coach from the CIC (Centre International du Coach) since 2008.

BRAZIL

BRAZIL

Frédéric Dyèvre

Frédéric has more than 30 years of experience in C level positions as CEO, COO, CFO and on the board of international companies and non-profit entities a variety of roles. His industrial experience is primarily in manufacturing, engineering and capital goods projects (EPC). He has a proven track record in business restructuring, turnaround and M&A, all situations where leadership and team performance are at the same time essential and challenged. Frédéric is a permanent resident in São Paulo, Brazil and fluent in English, French and Portuguese. He is an engineer from Polytech at the University of Orleans, France, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at UPenn, Philadelphia (PA) USA.

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