David Creelman is CEO of Creelman Research. He helps HR leaders to identify, understand and address important new issues in human capital management.

His most recent book Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment (co-authored with Boudreau and Jesuthasan) is on the future of work and has received plaudits from business leaders. David works closely with Dr. Wanda Wallace on leadership transitions in knowledge-driven industries. He also partners with Carnegie-Mellon’s Denise Rousseau to lead a community of practice of Fortune 500 companies on analytics and evidence-based management. He also won the Walker Award for his work with Andrew Lambert on board oversight of human capital.

David has spoken about reporting on human capital at the World Bank Headquarters in Paris, worked with the Etisalat Academy in Dubai, and helped leaders from Japan’s Recruit Co. tour the US HR tech industry (Recruit bought He is a long-term member of the Workforce Institute’s advisory board in Boston and regularly conducts research for the Tokyo-based Works Institute.

Prior to his current role, David helped launch as Chief of Content and Research. Earlier still, he worked as a management consultant for the Hay Group in Toronto and Kuala Lumpur and taught an HR course at the University of Malaya. David began his career with corporate jobs in the resources and finance industries in Canada and the UK. He has an undergrad in Chemistry and Biochemistry and an MBA. He now lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and daughter.

David Creelman