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.


Paul Burley
Co-Founder and Head of Sales & Channel Partnerships APAC
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 and Head of Sales & Partnerships EMEA
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.
Elliot Wood
Head of Workforce Science
As a registered organisational psychologist with various master’s degrees and a PhD in the field, Elliot is undeniably an expert. He spent 12 years in academia, teaching master’s-level organisational psychology; supervising post-graduate research and working on research grants and consulting projects. Elliot then moved into organisational development–focused consulting in Australia and Asia, before continuing his career in talent and performance management in a multinational brewer.. At PredictiveHire, he is excited to push the boundaries of his field by advancing the intersection between organisational psychology and data science.
Angela Doyle
Head of Marketing
Since she started in advertising 30 years ago, Angela has worked in brand positioning strategy and communications in the US, the UK, Europe and Australia for a number of large agency networks, including JWT and Saatchi & Saatchi. Her desire to understand more about human behaviour led her to complete a Bachelor of Science Psychology (Hons) while living in the UK and France, before she returned to Australia in 2011. Since coming home, she has built skills in qualitative market research and has developed positioning and communications strategies for tech companies.
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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