John W. Boudreau, Ph.D., is a professor and research director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations. He is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on the bridge between superior human capital, talent and sustainable competitive advantage, and has more than 200 publications to his name. Dr. Boudreau’s large-scale research studies and focused field research addresses the future of the global human resources (HR) profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems and organizational staffing and development. Dr. Boudreau founded the Central Europe Human Resource Education Initiative, connecting American HR professionals and academic researchers with faculty and students in the Czech and Slovak Republics. He helped to establish and then directed the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), at Cornell University, where he was a professor for over 20 years. Dr. Boudreau is a strategic advisor to a wide range of organizations, including early-stage companies, global corporations, government and military agencies and non-profit organizations. Dr. Boudreau holds an undergraduate degree in business from New Mexico State University, and a Masters degree in Management and Ph.D. in industrial relations from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.