About The GCAA®

About The GCAA®

The team that created the GCAA® consists of distinguished scholars, business executives with extensive international experience, an executive recruiting specialist for global corporations, and assessment development and validation experts. Some of the team members are mentioned below:

Christi Hunter, M.S.

Christi Hunter, M.S. is the President of Global Competence Consulting, LLC and the Chief Executive Officer for Global Leadership Excellence, LLC where she works to assess, prepare, and enhance the global workforce of tomorrow via a portfolio of consultative services. She has worked for major global corporations, including Häagen-Dazs (now part of Nestlé), Mars, and Kraft Foods. While at Mars, she partnered internationally to develop and launch products for global brands such as DOVE® Chocolate and M&M's®. She later worked as an executive recruiter for Management Recruiters International, MRINetwork, which is one of the largest and most successful recruiting firms in the world. During her tenure, she was promoted to Sr. Account Manager. Her clients included multinational food corporations for whom she sourced employees capable of working across international and cultural borders.

With the goal of increasing readiness for the needs of the interconnected global economy at all levels, Ms. Hunter has provided career development and job placement coaching to students and employees interested in elevating their employment marketability, and she has assisted companies in building effective and capable organizations. She earned her B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. from Kansas State University, where she had the opportunity to study in a world renowned program with students from around the globe.

Pawan Singh, Ph.D.

Pawan Singh, Ph.D. is the Chief Technology Officer of Global Leadership Excellence, LLC and the President of Quantum Performance Solutions, the parent company of PeriscopeIQ. Throughout his career, he has transformed lagging businesses into industry leaders through business and technical innovations. He has led a number of organizations and business units including the global waterjet systems business for Ingersoll-Rand, which has global manufacturing and sales presence. While at PeriscopeIQ, he has pioneered a new software genre, knowledge-embedded solutions, that combines advanced algorithms, scientific rigor and web technology to provide new insight and intelligence to help achieve market leadership. His work on human capital measurement, as well as employee assessment and development have broken new ground in the field.

Dr. Singh holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from India. He has received many honors and awards including the Distinction Award from Wharton and four gold medals for academic excellence. Dr. Singh has published or presented nearly 100 papers, taught management and technical courses, chaired symposia and delivered invited lectures internationally.

Timothy Habick, Ph.D.

Timothy Habick, Ph.D. is an assessment design expert and linguist and he has over 20 years of professional experience in the testing industry. While at Educational Testing Service (ETS), he served as the test development coordinator for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) General Test and he also wrote questions for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®) and Law School Admission Test (LSAT®). He joined the Reasoning and Measurement group at Educational Testing Service ETS in 1987, where he later served as the Reasoning Group leader. In 2000, he formed Reasoning, Inc. a test development company that has completed contracts for ETS, the Law School Admission Council, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, CTB/McGraw-Hill, the American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence, the College Board, Measured Progress, the American Institutes for Research, and other major testing organizations.

Dr. Habick earned a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics from the University of Illinois, Urbana (1980). He taught Linguistics and English at several universities including, La Salle University, Temple University, and Tianjin Normal University in China. He travels frequently internationally and has led many educational tours to China and Japan. In 2007, he completed a World Bank mission to improve standardized testing in the country of Moldova.

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