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Dr. Biddle has been in the EEO/HR field for over 30 years and has invested thousands of hours in EEO-related cases and projects. He has worked as an expert witness and/or consultant in over 100 EEO-related cases. Dr. Biddle's primary focus at BCG is test development and validation and working as an expert in EEO litigation matters.

As the CEO of Fire & Police Selection, Inc., Dr. Biddle works on the development and validation of numerous written, personality, verbal, and physical ability tests.

Patrick is the President of Biddle Consulting Group, Inc. Patrick has over 20 years of experience in the EEO/AA industry and has worked with hundreds of clients of all sizes to develop their Affirmative Action Plans and support them during audits. He has conducted training in cities across the nation and has authored numerous articles and software programs in the areas of affirmative action, disparate impact, test validation, compensation analysis, and EEO. Patrick is also the primary author and editor for the book titled, Compensation Analysis: A Practitioner’s Guide to Identifying and Addressing Compensation Disparities.

Marife Ramos was born in Manila, Philippines and graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and a major in Business Management.

Ms. Ramos has been practicing in the field of EEO and Affirmative Action since 1996 and is currently the Vice President of EEO/AA Operations at Biddle Consulting Group, Inc. (BCG). Her primary responsibilities include litigation support, affirmative action plan (AAP) development, and AAP audit support. Within that capacity she has been involved in hundreds of projects involving statistical adverse impact analyses of personnel actions (hires, promotions, and terminations) for employers ranging in size from 50 employees to well over 50,000. Ms. Ramos has conducted numerous training programs across the United States on AAP methodology, adverse impact analysis, and compensation analysis.

Brian Marentette, Ph.D. specializes in research and statistical methods related to equal employment opportunity compliance in employee hiring, promotion, termination, and compensation decisions in high-stakes settings. Over the last 16+ years, he has consulted to organizations with national and global footprints in some of the most high-stakes, litigious settings to develop and defend more than 100 personnel selection systems. Dr. Marentette has also supported numerous organizations as they worked alongside the U.S. Department of Justice to comply with Federal consent decrees resulting from discrimination in past hiring and promotional practices. In his current role as Director of the People Insights Division at Biddle Consulting Group, Inc., Dr. Marentette leads our personnel selection/test validation, pay equity analytics, diversity metrics, and EEO/OFCCP analytics work.

Dan Kuang, Ph.D., has extensive experience developing and validating tests and measures for personnel selection and performance assessment. Additionally, Dr. Kuang has considerable experience evaluating, supporting, and challenging employment practices, procedures, and tests in the context of litigation support. His expertise in applied statistics is firmly grounded by his years of experience in high-stakes educational testing and medical health research. In his current role, his primary responsibility is to ensure that clients are in compliance with Federal guidelines and regulations, and are positioned to respond to external legal threats and challenges.

Jim Kuthy is distinguished by being both a personnel assessment specialist as well as a former law enforcement officer in two states. He is the author of Biddle Consulting Group's CritiCall Dispatcher/Telecommunicator Pre-Employment Selection Software and conducted its nationwide validation study. He also serves as an equal employment opportunity consultant for the firm's court cases. He has a M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Akron in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, which has been consistently rated as one of the top ten schools in the country for this specialty area. He has also served as a test consultant to an International Chiefs of Police association and has assisted in the development of validated employment tests nationwide.

Biddle Consulting Group, Inc. (BCG) has a network of over 15 Ph.D. - level consultants and specialists in the EEO and test validation fields. Full-time BCG staff members work with these resources as necessary to provide a scalable business resource for projects at all levels.

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