A History of Developing Stronger Organizations
Celebrating Six Decades of Helping our Clients Hire With Confidence
For more than 60 years, PRADCO has helped executives and HR leaders with talent assessment and development. Today, we pair that rich history with a modern, technology-driven approach to talent development.
The Personnel Research and Development Corporation (PRADCO) was originally founded by Erwin Taylor, Erwin Nevis, and Richard Barrett in 1955. The office was located in Cleveland, Ohio, and some of the first clients were Republic Steel, National City Bank, Diebold, and Timken. Stanley Rubin became the second owner in 1975, and Dr. Terry Owen became the majority stockholder in 1989.
From those roots, our team has grown into a leader in the talent development field, with a diverse staff that blends Ph.D- and Masters-level management psychologists and cutting-edge talent development technology to help our clients achieve their organizational goals.