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Gershon Goren

Gershon Goren

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Cangrade

Gershon is an accomplished technologist and entrepreneur with over 15 years experience. Gershon led the engineering group at Webdialogs, a provider of online meeting and communication solutions which was acquired by IBM in 2007. Following the acquisition Gershon acted as Chief Software Architect in the Lotus group of IBM, delivering LotusLive (now known as IBM SmartCloud) - a cloud based collaboration suite. After leaving IBM he got involved in a number different ventures, but decided to focus on Cangrade's mission of leveling the playing field for job seekers. Gershon loves cycling and thinks that bicycle is the best form of transportation. Gershon holds degrees in CS and Management of Information Systems from Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel.

Steven A. Lehr

Steven A. Lehr

Founder and Chief Science Officer
Cangrade

Steve is an Associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. In his academic work, he combines survey instruments with cognitive response time tasks designed to capture unconscious cognition to address issues at the intersection of psychology and business. Under what circumstances do employers unconsciously display costly biases in decision making, and how can such errors be avoided? What factors lead people to act more or less ethically in different situations? What social and contextual conditions can lead to biased or inaccurate measurements on aptitude tests, and how can such tests be redesigned to minimize these problems? He believes that Cangrade can be used as a forum to help employers and job-candidates make more objective selection decisions while furthering the study of psychological science. Prior to his current work, Steve was a professional tournament poker player and entrepreneur. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nevada- Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University.

Liana Epstein

Liana Epstein, PhD

SVP of Analytic Services

Liana is a comprehensively trained social scientist with over a decade of experience generating insights across a spectrum of cultures, countries, and contexts. She tackles complex problems by drawing on her deep knowledge of measurement, research design, survey methodology, sampling strategies, and a wide range of statistical techniques. In her time as a Senior Methodologist at SurveyMonkey, Liana created a sampling and analytical strategy that successfully predicted the 2012 presidential electoral results, contributing to NBC’s selection of SurveyMonkey a polling partner. Liana has a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology (with a focus on Quantitative Methodology) from University of California, Los Angeles.

Justin Kinsella

Justin Kinsella

VP of Sales

Justin brings 15 years of Human Capital Management Solutions experience to Cangrade. Throughout his tenure he has held several Sales, Sales Leadership, Solutions Architect and Team Selling roles at CareerBuilder where he successfully helped companies find, hire and manage their greatest asset; their people. Justin has enjoyed bringing new Talent Management solutions to market domestically and Internationally, while helping teams around him exceed their goals. He has a passion for simplifying complex situations and clearly communicating value succinctly to customers. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University.

Yang Wang

Yang Wang, PhD

SVP of Scientific Research

Yang's research interests include applied game theory, structural econometrics, and empirical IO. The substantive focus of his current research projects include managerial forecasting and decision making, competitive dynamic pricing, role of consumer reviews on risk aversion, and competitive incentive structures of firms with shared sales agents. Yang is currently a doctoral candidate in marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Prior to pursuing a PhD, Yang worked as a revenue management and resort services analyst at the Las Vegas Sands.

Jen Rifkin

Jen Rifkin

Customer Success Manager
Cangrade

Jen graduated from Bentley University and joined an early stage workforce optimization company SurveyTelligence, developing, deploying and analyzing employee assessments to help companies identify cultural, managerial or strategic inefficiencies. In this role, Jen worked directly with clients to ensure maximum value from their employee assessments and survey analytics. Jen has joined the Cangrade team as Customer Success Manager where she works to ensure Cangrade’s clients optimize their value from the Cangrade tools and process. Jen acts as customers' ambassador in Cangrade. Her main focus is on customer success metrics, and insuring that Cangrade tools and analytics drive positive impact on these metrics.

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