Our Team

Meet the Paradigm Family

Lisa Dunbar, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa is the chief executive officer of Paradigm Personality Labs. She has been with Paradigm since 2008 and became a partner in 2015. Lisa systemically manages Paradigm’s functional areas and is driving a new strategic vision for the company. She believes that organizations thrive by leveraging the distinctive strengths and contributions of their people. Her goal is to help organizations and individuals align to create holistic environments that drive organization growth and bottom-line results.

Lisa came to Paradigm from a business development, marketing, education, and technology background in the financial markets. At both Thomson Reuters in Europe and at the Chicago Board of Trade (now CME Group), she was an integral participant in bringing two of the first major global electronic financial trading platforms to market. She leverages this experience, and experience as a leadership coach, with a decade of diving deep into the world of personality and assessments, to position Paradigm as a leader in the industry. The common threads in her career have been a passion for finding innovative solutions to meet market needs, analytical rigor, global perspective, and collaboration.

Lisa holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and international studies from Miami University of Ohio. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and is a certified Presence-Based Leadership coach.

John Lipinski, PhD

Vice President, Research and Innovation

John is the Vice President of Research and Innovation at Paradigm, joining the team in 2019. He spearheads Paradigm’s HR analytics and data science initiatives. As part of this effort, he also leads new product development and product enhancement, psychometric validation of assessments, maintenance, and test construction.

Underlying this work is a deep focus on the complex behavioral dynamics of individuals, teams, and organizations. John’s goal is to foster optimal decision-making, deliver a competitive workforce advantage, and increase profitability by bringing the full power of data science and rigorous research to bear on human potential and workplace performance.

Prior to joining Paradigm, John served as Director of Client Management and Behavioral Social Determinant Lead in the healthcare analytics space. He previously directed numerous training assessment initiatives at the U.S. Army Research Institute. He also led the development of machine learning, natural language processing, and career guidance tools in HR Analytics for a Fortune 100 company.

John completed his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Iowa followed by a three-year post-doctoral appointment at the Institute for Neural Computation at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Our Global Partners

Paradigm Personality Labs has partners, whom we call Master Trainers, located around the globe. Our Master Trainers are experts in our work, having gone through advanced training, and are skilled consultants in their own right. Our Master Trainers are a diverse team that expand Paradigm’s thought leadership and resource base to create a truly global reach. Please learn more below.