HR Tech Innovator ThinkX Expands Board with Established Industry Leaders including Mike Preston, Lisa Sterling and Ken Lane

Myrtle Beach, SC (April 13, 2020) — ThinkX is pleased to announce the addition of several industry leaders to its Board of Directors and Advisors. Team members include new Board Chair Ted Malley (Ceridian) and members Mike Preston (Deloitte), Lisa Sterling (Ceridian), and Advisor Ken Lane (Summit Catalyst).

“Our board and advisors are industry leaders whose expertise is sought after by companies across the country and around the world,” said Chris McSwain, CEO & Co-founder of ThinkX. “As a young organization, we couldn’t be more excited and honored by the partnership of these exceptional executives and entrepreneurs.”

ThinkX is a cloud-based, human capital performance platform that measures and maximizes how we think. Using its patented diagnostic tool, the Px-12™ ThinkX maps subconscious thinking patterns in the brain. These insights can be applied rapidly to hiring and professional development, elevating results at every level of an organization. By transforming their thinking, people also improve their performance at both work and home.

“In today’s new business reality, corporate workforce and talent optimization have never been more critical,” said McSwain. “We are grateful for the powerful leadership represented by this team.”

Ted Malley – Board Chairman
With over 27 years of experience as a senior executive in the human capital software industry, Ted Malley spent his career, leveraging technology to enhance people and organizational results. This was exemplified through his leadership of Ceridian’s award winning XOXO Customer Success program (based on “TeamRelate” which he created and was purchased by Ceridian (NYSE:CDAY). Malley held the positions of Chief Customer Officer as well as Chief Revenue Officer. Ted also served at Ultimate Software (NASD:ULTI) for 17 years in a variety of executive management positions including vice president, customer relationship management and general manager, vice president technology and product strategy, and chief information officer. He also served in key roles at IBM, ADP and Quicksilver. Ted is co-author of RelateAbility: Working Together to Make Work Life Better.

In 2013, Ted was introduced to the ThinkX diagnostic and tools. After experiencing the power of ThinkX on his immediate team at Ultimate Software, Malley became convinced of the singular power of the ThinkX system and has been an early investor and champion for the platform ever since. Malley resides in Arroyo Grande, CA.

Malley said, “I’ve spent my entire career at the intersection of technology and human capital management. I’ve NEVER seen or experienced anything as powerful as the ThinkX platform to transform individuals and businesses. Our thoughts, positive or negative, transform us and drive our behaviors in life. ThinkX is truly a game changer.”

Mike Preston
Joining the ThinkX Board is former Chief Talent Officer of Deloitte US, Mike Preston. Preston believes in creating leadership cultures that focus on the development and well-being of people as key to creating high-performance organizations. Preston was a member of Deloitte’s executive committee. In his role, he drove the strategy and innovation for delivering on Deloitte’s value proposition to its 100,000+ professionals. He led a world-class talent organization including Acquisition, Development, Total Rewards, Strategic Operations, People Analytics, Inclusion and Alumni Relations focused on attracting, engaging, and developing colleagues for life. Preston is based in Southlake, TX.

Lisa Sterling
ThinkX also proudly welcomes to its Board, Lisa Sterling. Sterling is a forward thinking, engaging and dynamic leader who has been disrupting the business and HR landscape to create cultural and organizational performance excellence for the past 20 years. As a former chief people officer/CHRO and HCM product expert at Ceridian Sterling led one of the most radical cultural transformations for this fast growing, high-tech company.

She has led people and cultures through successful IPOs and served as an advisor to CHRO’s ranging from small and mid-market to global Fortune 500 organizations. From Minneapolis, MN, Sterling has received numerous industry awards including HR Executive of the Year and Top 100 HR Influencer.

Ken Lane
New to the ThinkX Board Advisor team is Ken Lane. With over 25 years of leadership and team-building experience working for corporations such as MCI, Hewlett-Packard, and Bechtel Engineering, as well as non-profits such as Easton Foundations, and Compassion International, Executive Coach and Strategy Consultant Ken Lane guides executive leaders and their teams in linking intentional leadership practice to bottom line growth and impact. Based in Colorado Springs, Lane is president of Summit Catalyst coaching and consulting. His experience in over forty countries on five continents has given him additional insight into the challenges of guiding multinational efforts.

ThinkX Team
“The reason I, and each of these industry leaders is part of the ThinkX team is that we each recognize the power of the ThinkX platform to transform individuals and companies, for the better,” said Ted Malley, ThinkX Board Chair.

The ThinkX board members are career innovators, executives and entrepreneurs each with a successful track record leading high growth technology start-ups through all stages. Malley, Preston, and Sterling round out the current ThinkX Board which also includes Gary Morais, Vice Chair and Creator of the Px-12™ Performance Profile; Dennis Cagan, Shadow CEO®, former Board Chairman/Director; Eric Eilertsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Liquidmetal Coatings, LLC; and Chris McSwain, CEO and Co-Founder of ThinkX.

Representing thought and industry leadership from a diversity of market segments the ThinkX advisors contribute actively to the growth and refinement of the ThinkX brand. Lane is the latest addition to the team which also includes:

  • Jim Jensen, SVP Global Partners & Alliances
  • Constance Sjoquist, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Transformation Officer
  • Dr. David Whitehouse, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Strategist;, Vice President
  • Kay Curling, Chief Human Resources Officer, Deployed Resources
  • Don Taylor, Author, Speaker, Teacher
  • Evan Sanchez, Senior Sales Consultant, Author
  • Michael Holliday, Chairman of Board, MIT Enterprise Forum; Managing Director, SYNERGYl
  • Tim Vliet, President, Novus Benefit Advisors

ThinkX partners with organizations to optimize human potential, hiring, and organizational results through an exclusive performance system. Based on neuroscience, the patented Px-12™ Performance Profile measures and maps the subconscious algorithms in our brain. The thinking behind our thinking, actions, responses and communication. This targeted map also enables individuals to create significant and sustainable improvements in just weeks.

The ThinkX platform integrates with and enhances all Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Candidate Management Software, personality and strengths profiles (D.I.S.C., Myers-Briggs, Strengths Finder, Maxwell Leadership, Enneagram, EQi 2.0, etc.) and all other leadership training initiatives. The Px-12 profile also supports individual personal and professional growth in conjunction with 1:1, group or e-coaching.

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ThinkX was formerly known as 10Rule.

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