Cappfinity is the global leader in strengths-based talent acquisition and talent management solutions and services.
Cappfinity was founded in 2005 by Dr. Alex Linley, a leading expert in positive psychology and Nicky Garcea, a chartered psychologist and workplace expert. In 2018, an investment from Education Growth Partners was the catalyst for international expansion. Cappfinity expanded in Australia in September 2018 was followed by the United States in January 2019.
Today our teams in the US, UK, Ireland and Australia are proud to be working with more than 250 organizations and millions of individuals in service of our shared purpose of Strengthening the World.
At Cappfinity we define strengths as what we do well and find energizing.
Strengths can be interpersonal, like Rapport Builder. They can provide insight into how we think, like Creativity or how we are motivated, like Drive. Strengths can also be about who we are as people, what we stand for or what we believe – like Gratitude or Humility.
Over the past 16 years our work with global organizations and scientific studies have shown that when we use our strengths, we are happier and experience more vitality and positive emotions. We are less stressed, perform better, and are more engaged at work.
Strengths are inherent and authentic to each person. When talent leaders use strengths based talent strategies the playing field is leveled for all candidates.
Diversity, inclusion, and equity is at the core of Cappfinity’s work culture and our solutions. We leverage behavioral science to design and deliver talent acquisition solutions that ensure fairness and encourage evidence-based decision making. We help clients design workplaces where candidates and ultimately employees use their strengths to solve problems and deliver industry changing innovation, and in doing so, individuals feel valued, included, and energized to be their best. Strengths is at the core of who we are and what we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion thrives when strengths fuels leadership, problem solving, and innovation..
Cappfinity is committed to designing fair, inclusive, and accessible talent acquisition and talent management solutions. Cappfinity’ s whole person approach to innovation, product development and design is a holistic process that includes:
Cappfinity also established partnerships with accessibility experts that provide product development guidance and accessibility audits. Lexxic (neurodiversity experts) and Digital Accessibility Centre (technology experts) independent audits helps Cappfinity to continue to design inclusive and accessible talent acquisition and talent management solutions for organizations across the globe.
Dr. Alex Linley is CEO of Cappfinity and an internationally renowned positive psychologist. As Co-founder of Cappfinity, Alex blends psychological rigor with data science and technology to develop award-winning programs that help companies identify and develop talent with strengths. Alex developed Cappfinity’s unique strengths-based methodology and has been a Visiting Professor in Psychology since 2007. In his former academic career Alex published over 150 academic papers and wrote or edited eight books, including The Strengths Book.
Nicky Garcea is a Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at Cappfinity. She is an accredited industrial psychologist. Nicky works with Cappfinity clients globally and heads up the Americas. Nicky has over 20 years’ experience working with global clients. She is a pioneer in recruiting and developing for strengths and the recruitment and promotion of underrepresented talent. Nicky is a regular keynote speaker on candidate experience and immersive recruitment technology.
La Toya Hodge is Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Americas. La Toya brings over 17 years of branding, marketing, communications, and sales enablement experience within global corporations and higher education. She’s launched and guided award-winning demand generation and customer marketing programs. La Toya has presented in the US, Jordan, Cambodia, and Rwanda on topics related to leading remote teams, business communications, social selling, women in technology, and careers in STEM. She is a certified mentor through the Mentoring Standard. LaToya invests in local and global causes such as the Taste of Science, Support our Scholars, Jobs Partnership of Florida, Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) Tech2Empower and TechWomen.
LaToya earned a master’s degree in business (MBA) from Hofstra University.
Jeannie Liakaris is the Head of Client Success, Americas at Cappfinity. Jeannie has over 15 years experience working with global organizations to build and develop talent pipelines and providing advice on best practices for recruiting and retaining talent. Prior to Cappfinity, Jeannie served as the Assistant Dean to lead Career Development and Recruiting at NYU’s School of Professional Services.
Senior Sales Leader,
Molly Monahan brings an international sales background supporting executive HR teams at growing startups and Fortune 500 organizations. She has a range of experience working for multinational corporations specializing in HR tech, research & advisory, leadership coaching, career transition, and talent development..
Dr. Stephen Mueller serves as Cappfinity’s Head of Consulting, Americas. In this role, he leads a team of human capital management (HCM) professionals that are responsible for integrating individual and organizational metrics into insightful data that can be leveraged by clients throughout the employee life cycle. Relying on software as a service (SaaS) applications, he proactively consults with clients to ensure high-quality, reliable data are collected and readily available for clients.
Prior to joining Cappfinity, Stephen has worked in external/internal consulting, account management, and business development. Throughout his career, he has consulted with domestic and multinational Fortune 500 organizations across the human capital management (HCM) domain. Leveraging experience across employment sectors, client partnerships, individual/organizational metrics, and technology, he has designed, integrated, and deployed highly customized enterprise wide human capital management solutions.
Stephen earned a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Industrial Organizational psychology, with an emphasis in quantitative analysis, from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in business (MBA) from the University of St. Thomas. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).