Michael E. Echols, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and the Human Capital Lab, Bellevue University
Dr. Echols is Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and the Human Capital Lab for Bellevue University. An internationally known thought-leader on evaluating and improving ROI on human capital, Dr. Echols' three books on the subject are must-reads in CEO, COO, and CLO suites around the globe. Named one of the "Top 20 Most Influential Training Professionals" in the U.S. by Training Industry, Inc., Dr. Echols earned his bachelor's degree in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University, his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. from the College of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His thesis was in Operations Research and Information Process. Previously, Dr. Echols worked in three senior executive roles with the General Electric Company.