InterviewPath® Leadership Team
Ron Bower, Founder & President
Ron has 30+ years of experience hiring employees and has had responsibility for thousands of hiring decisions, directly and through leading award-winning recruiting teams. Ron has become an expert on recruiting…
Ron has 30+ years of experience hiring employees and has had responsibility for thousands of hiring decisions, directly and through leading award-winning recruiting teams. Ron has become an expert on recruiting effectiveness and has always had a passion for using competencies and behavioral-based interview questions as a means to improve the quality of hire.
His experience with good, bad, and illegal candidate encounters has allowed him to significantly improve the hiring experience for candidates and organizations alike. With the help of a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology to create the competency model, a group of experienced recruiters and HR professionals to develop the interview questions, and a trusty software developer... InterviewPath was born.
Ron is the visionary of InterviewPath. He’s focused on the future road map of the interview guide creation tool and creating content to guide and inform our customer base amidst a changing work landscape.
He is also the Founder and President of Brickpath Group, an HR consulting firm that he started in 2010 after spending 27 years in corporate America. Over the course of his career, Ron has worked with organizations of all sizes, managed teams of up to 80 recruiters across the country, and developed expertise in recruiting strategy and culture-building. He has also developed and delivered training to thousands of managers in organizations of all sizes and industries on interviewing and candidate selection, advanced recruiting techniques, employment branding, and employee referral programs.
Ron has a BS degree in Organizational Communication from Ohio University. He is an Advisory Board member for Century Cycles, a four-location independently owned full-service bicycle shop serving NE Ohio for 30 years, and Rust Belt Recruiting, a northeast Ohio-based recruiting agency specializing in the manufacturing industry, and a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member, and Chair of the HR Committee for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Steve Harris, Partner & Integrator
Steve has a proven track record of being the guy at organizations that gets stuff done by bridging strategy, planning, and execution. As the integrator, he collaborates with Ron and InterviewPath’s…
Steve has a proven track record of being the guy at organizations that gets stuff done by bridging strategy, planning, and execution. As the integrator, he collaborates with Ron and InterviewPath’s customers to educate, problem-solve and ensure that the interview guide software continually evolves to meet the changing needs of businesses.
Steve is also the Founder and President of Glue and Oil Business Solutions, a business consulting firm that helps companies implement their 'way of doing things' to accelerate growth and improve owners' ability to sleep at night. With a strategic mind, a knack for implementing strategy, and a long resume of leadership experience across multiple industries, Steve’s professional sweet spot is at the intersection of technology, operating systems, and growth.
Steve has a BA degree in Business and Computing Science from Muskingum University and an MBA from the University of Akron. He is an Advisory Board member for Century Cycles, a four-location independently owned full-service bicycle shop serving NE Ohio for 30 years, and a current board member and Treasurer of a startup non-profit focused on providing support to individuals with substance use disorders, Project White Butterfly. He is also a past board member and board President of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, OH.
From the Desk of Our Founder
After spending four hours one Saturday morning manually creating three unique interview guides for a client, I had had enough. There must be a better way! The reality was that I could not find a solution that was powerful enough to meet my ongoing needs, so I decided to go solve the problem that I knew was shared by many.
So, I rounded up a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology to create the competency model, a group of experienced recruiters and HR professionals to create the interview questions, a software developer that could bring it all to life, and two beta site organizations willing to kick the tires for us.
Our vision, from day one, is to create an intuitive, easy-to-use, and affordable SaaS solution to generate custom interview guides. To create a competency model that would meet the needs of all organizations and all jobs. To develop a large database of real-world questions that interviewers would actually use and would provide the insight necessary to assess a candidate’s fit for the job and the culture. Where the interview questions would be fair, thought provoking and experienced by candidates as more conversational and less as pre-employment assessment questions. With a never-ending desire to improve the quality of hire and minimize legal risk.
Our focus is to be a company that is easy to work with, more educator and problem solver than software company, and a collaborator with our clients to continually evolve and update our functionality to meet their changing needs. To always keep our ear to the ground, listen to our clients, and partner with them to build an even stronger solution.