Gary Dumais, Psy.D., SPHR
Business Psychologist & Human Resource Consultant
After completing my doctorate in clinical psychology, I was selected by Personnel Decisions International (PDI) to be a management consultant at their headquarter office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My years there deepened my expertise applying psychometric assessment and coaching in the workplace. I also became accustomed to advising business leaders.
While working as a management consultant for PDI, one of my clients asked me to manage their Human Resources department. I took the position, seeing it as as a great opportunity to work within a company and gain valuable experience. As an HR Manager, I earned my Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and learned a tremendous amount.
With many years of experience, both as an external management consultant and an internal HR manager, I then started my own management consulting business in Philadelphia. I founded Select Human Resources in 2008, offering corporate-caliber consulting affordably to small and midsized businesses. I also continued to work (as a contractor) with distinguished management consulting firms such as Korn Ferry, Hay Group, SHL, and CEB. After several years of providing mostly psychometric assessment and executive coaching, I expanded the Human Resource side of my services by founding ByMerit HR consulting in 2020.
Over the course of my career, I’ve assessed more than a thousand candidates for important jobs, ranging from key individual contributors to top executives. I’ve also designed and implemented programs for talent selection, leadership development, employee retention, and succession planning for a wide-range of companies. Moreover, I’ve developed my own consulting businesses.