A History of Developing Stronger Organizations
Celebrating Six Decades of Helping our Clients Hire and Develop People With Confidence
For the past 65 years, PRADCO has helped organizations with the assessment and development of employees. Deep roots in executive assessment and leadership training serve as the foundation to the full suite of offerings to help select, develop, and retain employees. Today, that rich history is paired with a modern, technology-driven approach to bring our assessments, coaching, and employee and organizational development solutions to reach our clients on a global scale.
The Personnel Research and Development Corporation (PRADCO) was originally founded in Cleveland, Ohio by Erwin Taylor, Edwin Nevis, and Richard Barrett in 1955. Some of the first clients were industry leaders such as Republic Steel, National City Bank, Diebold, Timken, and Chevrolet. Throughout the years, two employees became the future owners of PRADCO, Stanley Rubin in 1975, and Dr. Terry Owen became the majority stockholder in 1985. Since then, Terry grew the organization with his wife, Edda, and daughter, Kristin into a boutique, high performing management consultancy.
With these leadership changes came further involvement from the Owen family. Terry’s daughter, Dr. Kristin Tull, joined the organization in 1991 as a Management Consultant while earning her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and assisted in transforming PRADCO into a technologically advanced consultancy. With their combined leadership, Terry and Kristin used their expertise to help organizations evaluate and develop employees and leadership teams, enabling them to improve performance and organizational output.
Now President and majority owner of PRADCO, a family owned and certified women-owned organization, Dr. Tull and her team work every day to further develop the company into a leader in the talent and organizational development field. With a high caliber staff, proprietary assessments, and cutting-edge talent development solutions, PRADCO continues to help clients achieve their growth goals and develop stronger organizations.
Let PRADCO show you how 65 years of industry experience can help you hire the best people, develop your talent, and strengthen your team for the future. Contact us today!