Michael A. Warech, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Warech has over 30 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing data-driven human capital solutions that demonstrably impact an organization’s bottom line. He has designed, developed, and managed numerous engagements for a variety of Fortune 1000 companies across multiple sectors, including pharma/biotech.
Michael has worked on various WLH Human Capital Strategy projects since the firm’s inception in the early 1990’s. In this capacity, Michael focuses on talent management and other competency-based human resource system applications (i.e., selection, performance management, succession planning, learning, leadership development, and career management systems), HR transformation, HR analytics/score carding, employee engagement survey design and analysis, organizational design, employment branding, organizational development, and change management.
Prior to founding Warech Associates LLC in 2008, Dr. Warech served as Watson Wyatt’s (now Willis Towers Watson) North American Organization Effectiveness Practice Leader. There he was responsible for designing and managing Watson Wyatt’s groundbreaking Human Capital Index® (HCI) research which resulted in the 2002 book entitled, The Human Capital Edge. Prior to that, Dr. Warech was a Principal at Organizational Strategies, Inc. and Assessment Alternatives, Inc., both located in the New York metropolitan area.
For the last four years, Michael has also served as a Learning Solutions Architect for Harvard Business Publishing’s Corporate Learning Group. In this capacity he has sold, designed, and implemented cutting-edge learning and leadership development programming for a myriad of target audiences across all industry sectors, addressing organizations’ critical human capital needs.
Dr. Warech has published book chapters and papers in leading peer-review journals and has presented his work in the areas of talent management, metrics and analytics, HR transformation, and organizational measurement at global and national conferences including the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, the Organizational Development Network, the International Quality and Productivity Center, the National Foreign Trade Council, and the HR Forum. Dr. Warech is sought out for his expert opinions on issues in the workplace and has been quoted in newspapers, magazines, and websites including the Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore-Sun Times, USA Today, Crain’s, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Executive Magazine, and CBS Marketwatch.
Dr. Warech completed his undergraduate work at Emory University and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology.