About Us

It used to be impossible to accurately predict how a candidate would perform in a business. Not any more.

It started with an obstacle

Before founding PredictiveHire, Paul and Jonathan ran their own respective companies and were frustrated by the difficulty in identifying quality candidates who would perform well in their unique business environments. After trying multiple assessment tools, they felt they could further improve performance and reduce staff turnover. They searched for a product that could scientifically predict the success of new hires.

There wasn’t one. So, PredictiveHire was born.

Who are we?

PredictiveHire is a team of data scientists, organisational psychologists and recruitment experts who’ve joined together on a mission to change the way recruitment is done, by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence. We believe all people decisions should be based on data and analytics – not gut feeling. With the help of technology, we want to level the candidate playing field and help reduce unconscious biases in the hiring process.


Barbara Hyman
Barb started her career as a solicitor but quickly realised her skills and personality were better suited to business. As well as 10 years at the Boston Consulting Group, she’s held leadership roles in a range of sectors, including the arts, professional services and tech. Most recently she was on the Executive team at the largest digital company in Australia - the REA Group. Now she’s bringing her energy and insight to PredictiveHire, where she is excited by the opportunity to reinvent how organisations and leaders make the most important decisions in business – who to hire and who to promote.
Paul Burley
Co-Founder & Head of Channel Partnerships
Since completing his economics degree, Paul has put 20 years of HR experience under his belt, and since 2004 has founded and exited two successful HR Tech platforms. He has worn every hat in the industry, gaining a true understanding of what the HR technology user needs. Combining his passion for disruption, AI and algorithmic hiring in PredictiveHire, Paul is excited about creating an equitable candidate playing field.
Jonathan Nicholson
Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer
Jonathan’s industry-wide reputation of business acumen and excellence in building great client relationships has been earned through his talent for developing high-performing teams. Jonathan never did follow through with his plan of joining the Royal Navy after his honours degree in psychology. Instead he found his true passion in recruitment and HR technology – first as Managing Director for recruitment firm Astbury Marsden, and now in disrupting the old recruitment model with PredictiveHire.
Ivan Vysotskiy
Head of Technology
Ivan is one of those rare technology experts that has the combination of deep technical knowledge, impeccable communication skills and strong business acumen. After completing his MSc in Information Technology, he quickly furthered his skills in building high-performing tech teams and processes. After helping set Redbubble’s team up for IPO success in 2016, Ivan moved into technology executive consulting, and he was perfectly happy. At least until he came across PredictiveHire and realised the opportunity ahead. He simply couldn’t resist jumping onboard.
Sean Curry
Head of Finance
Sean’s career started after completing a mathematics degree at Oxford University and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Since then, Sean has 20 years of experience in a variety of industries and has excelled in both startups and multinationals (most recently Sensis, Coles and ANZ). He is inspired by setting precedence and influencing change, and his commitment to ensuring finance enables business success is at the heart of everything he does.


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