Helen Friedman is the CEO of Merit Analytics Group LLC, which she co-founded as a women-owned business in 2017 after over 30 years of working in HR consulting at the three largest global HR consultancies. In this role, Helen is able to focus on helping organizations bring the power of data analytics to inform critical HR and business decisions. Her prior tenure included global leadership for talent analytics consulting and technology services, where she focused on developing intellectual capital, leading the largest and most complex client engagements and tailoring technology solutions to meet unique client needs.
Helen’s work in the field of talent analytics spans all major industries and work areas, including workforce planning and optimization, dashboards and reporting, site selection and labor market analysis, and predictive/prescriptive analytics. Helen is a well-known thought leader, who has spoken regularly at national conferences and has published on a diverse array of topics in this field with credits in well-known media outlets ranging from The New York Times and Yahoo! Finance to CFO.com and the Journal of Organizational Excellence. She also supports the enhancement of the human capital analytics and technology community as an adjunct faculty member at New York University.
She earned her B.A. in Mathematics at Haverford College and an MBA with highest honors at Columbia Business School in Finance and Management.