Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D.
President & Chief Research Officer, Co-Founder
Dr. Ken Nowack is a licensed psychologist (PSY 13758) and President & Chief Research Officer of Envisia Learning. He provides strategic vision/leadership, conceptual product design and development, research, public relations, and advanced client relations.
Ken has over thirty years of experience in the development and validation of human resource systems, assessment tools, organizational climate surveys, questionnaires, simulations, and tests. He has developed 360° feedback systems, assessment centers, employee selection, succession planning, performance appraisal, and management development training programs for a number of clients in the public, private and not for profit sectors.
Ken has conducted research and published extensively in the areas of 360-degree feedback systems, health psychology, survey research, training evaluation, assessment and personnel testing. He has also authored numerous assessment instruments and interactive software programs.
Dr. Nowack is an active participant in professional associations and has made numerous presentations to both national and local association conferences and community groups.
His active association memberships include:
- American Psychological Association
- California Psychological Association
- Society of Consulting Psychology
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- American Society of Training and Development
- Personnel Testing Council of Southern California
- Society of Human Resource Management
- Society for Behavioral Medicine
Ken also serves as Chief Learning Officer of Organizational Performance Dimensions and is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of California, Davis, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles where he is a lecturer at the Anderson School of Management.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Andrew Parkinson is an accomplished entrepreneur and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Envisia Learning. He provides the company's strategic vision/leadership, directs finance, operations, and technology, and manages all director-level staff.
A prodigy who began his professional career at an early age, Andy has over fifteen years of experience in directing entrepreneurial companies providing technology solutions to the business sector. In 1996, he founded Chromatic Concepts, Inc., a company that specializes in the development of client-server applications. During his tenure there, he personally guided the company's growth, managed the company to year-over-year profitability.
Andy has designed proprietary learning management, CRM, accounting and human resources survey, assessment and scoring software systems being used internationally today.
Andy attended the University of California, Los Angeles and also founded Chromatic Concepts, Inc. where he still serves as Chief Executive Officer.
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