THE TEAM

Talent Advisory Board has a team of consultants with expertise in strategy, data analytics, and employee research.  Talent Advisory Board also provides an internship program.  The goal of the program is to immerse interns in the field of diversity while providing management consulting career development opportunities. 
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Tina Paikeday
Managing Director
tina@talentadvisoryboard.com


Tina Paikeday is the Managing Director of Talent Advisory Board Inc., a boutique diversity research and consulting firm which focuses on serving business leaders who have made a commitment to workforce diversity and inclusion.  Tina works closely with her clients and team on strategic planning, employee research, and program development based on best practice research.  She founded Talent Advisory Board with the social mission of fostering a greater level of understanding between people of diverse backgrounds. 

Tina began her career at McKinsey & Company and served as a Senior Director at the Corporate Executive Board prior to founding Talent Advisory Board.  She also has prior experience at The Clorox Company, Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool Corporation.  Her consulting, operating and management experience has enabled Tina to develop a keen understanding of workplace dynamics.  She has advised human resource executives and business leaders on strategic human resource issues at dozens of large corporations and professional service firms. 

Tina earned a B.S. in Commerce with Distinction from the University of Virginia in 1994 and an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1998.  She was also the Founding Board Chair of the Network of Indian Professionals and Indus Women Leaders.  Tina has authored and presented research on the topic of diversity management at numerous industry associations and has lectured at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  Tina lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and enjoys biking, yoga and spirituality.



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Subodh Bhat, Ph.D.
Senior Research Advisor

Professor Subodh Bhat has served clients in developing survey research instruments and providing statistical analysis.  Professor Bhat has been teaching marketing at San Francisco State University since 1992.  He has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Professor Bhat has extensive consulting experience in marketing strategy, market research and brand management with Fortune 500 and emerging high tech companies.  He has published extensively in the areas of brand management, consumer behavior and entrepreneurship. 

Professor Bhat has a special interest in cross-cultural and ethnic issues.  His relevant publications include the following: “Attitudes Toward Inter-Racial Ads” (AMA Winter Educators’ Conference), “The Impact of Consumer Prejudices on Ad Processing: Heterosexual Consumers’ Responses to Homosexual Imagery In Ads” (Journal of Advertising), “Empirical Examination of the Factors Contributing to the High Presence of Ethnic Minorities in Silicon Valley High Tech Start-Ups” (Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2000).  Professor Bhat has also served law firms as an expert witness on brand management and consumer behavior issues.


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Yen Ling Shek, Ph.D.
Analytics & Training Consultant

Yen Ling Shek is a Senior Analytics and Training Consultant at Talent Advisory Board. She has served clients by providing senior level data analytics and training.  She has also provided clients with training support on research informed diversity retreats.

With over fifteen years of experience conducting diversity and leadership trainings, Dr. Shek has worked with attorneys, community leaders, undergraduate students, and graduate students on developing intercultural competence and leadership. Dr. Shek has worked at the University of California All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity, the University of California Asian American and Pacific Islander Multicampus Research Program, and various cultural resource centers at institutions of higher education across the country.

Dr. Shek's research interests and publications include racial diversity and equity in higher education, Asian American student development, and cultural resource centers. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, M.A. in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland, College Park and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia.


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Poonam Raj Singh
Coach & Training Consultant

As a daughter to community organizers, Poonam Singh comes from a personal and cultural tradition committed to community empowerment and social justice. She most recently worked with the American India Foundation working on the education portfolio and leading the AIF WJ Clinton Fellowship for Service—a leadership development program for young people placed at NGOs in India—and currently sits on the advisory board for the program. Prior to that, Poonam spent 7 years as a leadership coach and education consultant for public school teachers and principals of low-performing public schools in the bay area with Partners In School Innovation. As Director of Leadership Coaching, Poonam designed & implemented training modules & coaching programs for all mid-level and senior-level leaders in the organization, as well as created a leadership development frameworks and a performance management system. 

Poonam is also a published author in India, documenting a teacher-training guide for the Muktangan model of schooling, now currently being implemented in 18 schools in Mumbai. She is the a co-founder and leader of South Asians for Social Justice, a professional leadership group for South Asian leaders engaging in social justice & civil rights advocacy work in the United States. As part of this initiative, she teaches a summer program for youth based on Gandhian principles. Poonam is also board member for the Foundation for Sustainable Development.  She currently coaches and consults for non-profit organizations in the area of program design, strategy, & leadership coaching, with a focus on diversity & equity issues.
 
Poonam has a Master’s in Education & Public Policy from Harvard, and did her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley in Anthropology and Education. She is the recipient of the International Honors Program Fellowship, which took her around the world to study the impact of globalization on indigenous & tribal communities. Her professional executive training includes completing executive course based on the Adaptive Leadership model based out of Harvard Kennedy School. She is a certified professional executive coach, completing the yearlong program with the Coaches Training Institute. Poonam lives in Mountain View, CA with her husband and daughter.

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Nathan Wadhwani
Analyst

Nathan has a special interest in the cultural and ethnic dynamics within global teams in the workplace.  At Talent Advisory Board, he has created diversity benchmarks and tested employee surveys for significant differences. 

Nathan spent the last year working in India as a sell-side equity research analysts covering the United States consumer retail, apparel, and lodging sectors. He worked with a global team that supports analysts from diverse backgrounds at a United States based investment bank.  Nathan analyzed financial statements, built discounted cash flow and relative valuation models, and forecasted revenue and expense drivers of the equities under coverage.  In addition, Nathan tested for correlations between comparable sales and social data from Facebook and Twitter to more accurately forecast future revenues.  Previously, Nathan worked in The Global Asset Management division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.  At The Bromberg Group, he assessed client investment risk and objective profiles, prepared customized asset allocation solutions and managed the accounts of high net worth individuals.

Nathan earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in the Natural Sciences and Finance from Hampshire College. In his final year, Nathan conceptualized a study that tested if investing in socially responsible firms reduced portfolio returns.  His thesis confirmed a significant negative correlation between share price and firms that were perceived to be socially irresponsible.

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