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, managed, and implemented productive solutions for numerous Fortune 1000 companies and NGOs.
Michael’s organization effectiveness work focuses on talent management, employee engagement, learning and leadership development, HR metrics, HR transformation, and change management.
Prior to founding warech associates llc, Dr. Warech served as Watson Wyatt’s Organization Effectiveness Practice Director for eight years. There he was responsible for designing and managing Watson Wyatt’s groundbreaking Human Capital Index® (HCI) research that resulted in the 2002 book entitled The Human Capital Edge. Prior to that, Dr. Warech was a Principal at a number of leading HR and leadership development firms, including Assessment Alternatives, Organizational Strategies, and WLH Consulting. Most recently, Michael served as a learning and leadership development architect for Harvard Business School Publishing's Corporate Learning Group.
Michael also serves as Program Chair for Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration's HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo.
Dr. Warech has published book chapters and papers in leading peer-review journals and has presented his work 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, the HR Forum, and Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research.
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, CBS Marketwatch and Reuters.
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.