About Criteria

Criteria is an assessment company dedicated to helping organizations make better talent decisions using objective, multidimensional data. We deliver the most precise, comprehensive, and reliable assessments to help companies create the highest-performing workforce.

Our Story

Based in Los Angeles, Criteria was founded in 2006 as one of the first SaaS solutions to provide assessments to the market. Our cofounders, Josh Millet (now CEO) and David Sherman (now COO) created the company with the mission to take powerfully predictive science and make it accessible to organizations of all kinds, enabling them to make better talent decisions that drive results.

Since those early days, Criteria has grown rapidly. We have been featured on the Inc. 5000 five years in a row, we scaled our team from just a few people to over 100, and we have been recognized as a Best Place to Work by Inc. and Built In LA. We’ve also expanded internationally, having acquired Revelian, an Australia-based leader in game-based assessments, in 2020.

While a lot of growth means change, some things remain the same: our customer-centric approach that informs everything we do, and our employee-centric approach towards creating a positive environment that enables our team to be the best we can be.

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4,100 Active Customers

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21,500,000Tests Delivered

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48 Countries Served

Our History

We’re proud of where we’ve been and where we’re going.

2006

Criteria was founded in 2006 in Los Angeles by two PhDs who wanted to shake up the world of hiring.

2013

We officially reached 1,000 subscribers of our assessment platform, HireSelect.

2015

Having been bootstrapped since our founding, Criteria received $8m in Series A funding from Level Equity.

2017

We released our first game-based assessments in the form of a mobile-friendly app, JobFlare.

2019

Criteria receives a majority growth investment from Sumeru Equity Partners to accelerate growth.

2020

Criteria acquires Revelian, a leader in emotional intelligence and game-based assessments.

Our Leadership

  • Josh Millet, CEO
    Josh Millet
    CEO

    Josh is the Founder and CEO of Criteria. He started the company in 2006 with a vision to create a SaaS-based pre-employment testing service that would make the highest quality employee assessment tools accessible to companies of all sizes. Prior to launching Criteria, Josh cofounded an online test preparation company, Number2.com, which was acquired by Xap Corp of Culver City, CA, in 2002. After the acquisition, Josh served as the President of Xap's test prep division. He has coauthored testing-related articles published in the Journal of Educational Computing and the American Psychological Society Observer. Josh holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Mellon Fellow.

  • David Sherman, COO
    David Sherman
    COO

    David cofounded Criteria in 2006. He is responsible for managing operations at Criteria, directing legal affairs, and for implementing key strategic initiatives. David has a unique background that includes thirty-three years' experience as a successful entrepreneur, along with professional experience as a psychologist and an educator. Prior to Criteria, David served as the co-president and CEO of AIMS Multimedia, an educational software company, from 1983 until its sale in 2004 to Discovery Communications, Inc. At AIMS he was responsible for all technology productions, including AIMS' flagship product DigitalCurriculum™, a comprehensive Internet-based K—12 curriculum VOD system with over 20 million subscribers. Prior to AIMS, David had a private psychology practice and taught at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. David received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, MS.Ed. from the University of Southern California, and his Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA.

  • Wayne Chuen, CTO
    Wayne Chuen
    CTO

    Wayne is the CTO at Criteria and one of its founding employees. He has a technical and hands-on background, having spent many years developing and managing Criteria's testing platform, HireSelect®. Prior to Criteria, Wayne worked at Xap as a Lead Web Developer, where he met Josh Millet. Wayne graduated with a BA in Economics from Pomona College, but the thought of wearing a suit and tie to work every day made his soul sad, so he decided to pursue a career in technology.

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    Cherie Curtis
    CEO, Revelian

    As CEO of Revelian, Cherie is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the business, and delivers solutions that utilize advancements in both technology and psychology to provide best practice outcomes to a variety of customers globally. Cherie joined Revelian (then Onetest) in 2003 as an intern, progressing to Head of Psychology in 2005 and then CEO in 2015. Cherie has been recognized as Australia’s top leader in the 2016 AIM Leadership Excellence Awards and was a finalist in the 2015 Qld Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Cherie is a registered Organizational Psychologist and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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    Dr. Matthew Neale
    Chief Psychology Officer, Revelian

    As Chief Psychology Officer at Revelian, Matt leads Revelian’s professional team of organizational psychologists to deliver innovative psychometric assessments that give client organizations genuine insight into their current and potential talent. Matt’s career spans leadership in HR, organizational development and recruitment in private and public sector organizations ranging from small start-ups to some of the largest organizations in Australia. Over his career his work has specialized in recruitment and selection, organizational surveys, and team development. Matt is also Chair of the Queensland College of Organisational Psychologists and plays an active role in promoting the profession and science of organizational psychology in Australia.

  • Dr. Eric Loken, Chief Research Scientist
    Dr. Eric Loken
    Chief Research Scientist

    Eric cofounded Criteria and directs the company's test development efforts. He is an expert in the field of testing and educational measurement. He has published papers on techniques for Bayesian statistics in several major statistical journals, including American Statistician, Statistica Sinica, Structural Equation Modeling, and Multivariate Behavioral Research. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches graduate level courses in measurement and statistics.

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    Jason Crayne
    CFO

    Jason is the CFO of Criteria and responsible for financial operations and strategic initiatives, including growth, M&A, commercial partnerships, performance management, and business systems. Before Criteria, Jason served as the interim CFO of AwesomenessTV and helped sell the company to Viacom, and subsequently served as interim CFO for a large privately held consumer products company. Jason began his career with PwC and spent 15 years assisting Fortune 100 organizations to execute M&A transactions and capture deal value. Originally from New York, Jason is a licensed CPA (CA, VA) and holds a MBA from the University at Buffalo.

  • Patrick Blanton, VP of Customer Success
    Patrick Blanton
    VP of Client Success

    Patrick has over 20 years of experience working with customers to help them achieve their goals. Before joining Criteria in 2008, Patrick worked as an IT consultant partnering with tech startups and media houses. At Criteria, Patrick started out as the company's first Customer Success Manager. He eventually hired and developed an incredible team that is able to meet the diverse needs of our much larger client base. The effectiveness of the Customer Success team is reflected in our amazing relationships with our customers, and an NPS and churn rate to match.

  • Amyra Rand, VP of Sales and Strategic Partnerships
    Amyra Rand
    VP of Sales and Strategic Partnerships

    As Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships, Amyra Rand is responsible for driving Criteria Corp's sales strategies. She is highly skilled in building and managing world class sales teams that deliver results and, more importantly, an outstanding customer experience. Amyra has spent over 15 years in the software industry helping organizations of all sizes increase efficiencies and grow their businesses. Before Criteria, Amyra held the VP of Sales Role at Kareo as well as several Senior Leadership roles at companies, including HireRight and Sage Software. Amyra serves as Vice President of the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals, Orange County Chapter. She holds an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine.

  • Mark Smith, VP of Finance and Accounting
    Mark Smith
    VP of Finance and Accounting

    Mark has over 30 years of experience as an accounting professional. His career started with Deloitte and Touche, where he spent 5 years. As CFO for Magellan Software, an Irvine based Enterprise Software Company that also had operations in the UK, Germany, Benelux, Poland and Singapore, Mark handled all Finance and Accounting operations. After Magellan, Mark spent time as the US Operations CFO for Gauss Interprise, a publicly traded software company, and later worked at OpenText as the North American Controller managing new acquisitions, SOX implementation, and Audits. After OpenText, Mark focused his Finance and Accounting skills on SaaS model companies, such as Mavenlink and Resolve Systems.

  • Brad Schneider, VP of Assessment Science
    Brad Schneider
    VP of Assessment Science

    As VP of Assessment Science, Brad leads many of Criteria's Product Development, R&D and Consulting initiatives to provide clients with leading edge solutions that drive meaningful and measurable results. Brad’s 25 years of assessment experience includes leadership and consulting positions with global consulting firms, Fortune 100 organizations, and government agencies. In addition to leading assessment initiatives across more than 400 clients in virtually all industries, Brad has designed innovative assessment offerings (tests, interviews, simulations, job analysis methodologies) leveraged by more than 200 organizations worldwide and translated into 8 languages. Brad holds a Ph.D. & MS in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Florida International University, an MA in Applied Psychology from the University of Tulsa, and a BA in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Nelson Kim, VP of Marketing
    Nelson Kim
    VP of Marketing

    As the Vice President of Marketing, Nelson drives Criteria's overall go-to-market strategy, from brand development, thought leadership, and demand generation. Nelson has more than 10 years of experience building and leading high-performance marketing teams to meet aggressive growth and revenue goals. Prior to joining Criteria, Nelson was the Vice President of Marketing at PatientPop, helping it become one of the fastest growing healthcare technology startups. Originally from Texas, Nelson received his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University.

  • Adam Walsh, Director of Sales
    Adam Walsh
    Director of Sales

    Over the last 10 years, Adam has helped companies ranging from small, family-owned businesses to large government agencies, aerospace companies, and financial institutions find the best talent and prepare their candidates for what those companies are looking for in their next employees. His previous experience as a Technical Recruiter has helped him understand the challenges HR professionals face when trying to fill their positions with the right people. Prior to his role as Director of Sales, Adam held numerous roles in the company including Sales Executive and Sales Manager. Adam graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Humanities and Mass Communications.

  • Josh Millet, CEO
    Josh Millet
    CEO

    Josh is the Founder and CEO of Criteria. He started the company in 2006 with a vision to create a SaaS-based pre-employment testing service that would make the highest quality employee assessment tools accessible to companies of all sizes. Prior to launching Criteria, Josh cofounded an online test preparation company, Number2.com, which was acquired by Xap Corp of Culver City, CA, in 2002. After the acquisition, Josh served as the President of Xap's test prep division. He has coauthored testing-related articles published in the Journal of Educational Computing and the American Psychological Society Observer. Josh holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Mellon Fellow.

  • David Sherman, COO
    David Sherman
    COO

    David cofounded Criteria in 2006. He is responsible for managing operations at Criteria, directing legal affairs, and for implementing key strategic initiatives. David has a unique background that includes thirty-three years' experience as a successful entrepreneur, along with professional experience as a psychologist and an educator. Prior to Criteria, David served as the co-president and CEO of AIMS Multimedia, an educational software company, from 1983 until its sale in 2004 to Discovery Communications, Inc. At AIMS he was responsible for all technology productions, including AIMS' flagship product DigitalCurriculum™, a comprehensive Internet-based K—12 curriculum VOD system with over 20 million subscribers. Prior to AIMS, David had a private psychology practice and taught at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. David received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, MS.Ed. from the University of Southern California, and his Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA.

  • Jason Babcoke
    Jason Babcoke

    Jason is a Managing Director and co-founder of Sumeru Equity Partners. Prior to co-founding Sumeru Equity Partners, Jason was a Principal at Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake and predecessor fund to Sumeru Equity Partners. Jason has more than 15 years of technology investing and operating experience with prior investments including MSC Software (acquired) and Talend (IPO). As an operator, Jason was the Director of Engineering for Angstron Systems, a venture-backed startup he helped lead to a successful acquisition, and he holds six issued patents.

  • John Brennan
    John Brennan

    John Brennan is a Managing Director and co-founder of Sumeru Equity Partners. Prior to co-founding Sumeru Equity Partners he was a Managing Director at Silver Lake Sumeru, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake and predecessor fund of Sumeru Equity Partners. John has two decades of operating and investing experience in the technology sector. Prior to joining Silver Lake Sumeru, John was at Adobe Systems where he most recently led the company’s Platform Software business unit. In addition, he directed the activities of Adobe’s Creative Professional business unit in an operating capacity in 2005. Prior to Adobe Systems, John was with Hewlett-Packard Company, Senior Vice President of SMB segment operations. John also spent 8 years working for Accenture Strategic Services where he was a Principal and Associate Partner of Electronics and High-Tech Practice.

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    Kevin Cheng

    Kevin Cheng is a Vice President of Sumeru Equity Partners. Kevin joined Silver Lake Sumeru in 2014, the middle market investment strategy of Silver Lake, and continues to maintain responsibility for managing the SLS portfolio. Prior to joining Silver Lake Sumeru, Kevin worked in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan in San Francisco.

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    Tony Miller

    Tony Miller is a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of The Vistria Group, a Chicago-based private equity firm. From 2009 to 2013, Miller was the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to his Presidential Appointment, Miller was a Director with Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing. Before joining Silver Lake, Mr. Miller was Executive Vice President Operations at LRN, a leading provider of governance, risk, compliance and ethics eLearning solutions. Previously, Miller had been a Partner with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Miller holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he completed his studies at Stanford’s Japan Center for Technology and Innovation, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. 

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