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Executive Bios

Meet the senior team that keep Virtual Psychology in the forefront of testing and assessment as well as other areas of technology-enabled psychological services.


Ray Evans, MA, President and Chief Executive Officer

     Ray joined Psytec Corporation as president and CEO in May 2001. He manages all operations of our multi-national company, including a global technology infrastructure, test center network. For more than two decades, Ray has been involved in a broad range of developmental and research activities in the education and testing industry. He has experience in global expansion, business development, integration of business systems and planning. Mr. Evans is continually focused on the operational improvements that provide benefit to Psytec’s client base.
     During his tenure at Psytec, he has led the company to achieve double digit growth through increasing test volumes for clients and the addition of new, value-added services. During the latter part of 2003 and through 2004 he spearheaded the successful acquisition of VirtualPsychology.com from Berkeley Subsystem, and made Psytec Corporation it’s current parent company. During this period he has led the company through a significant transition process for VirtualPsychology.com into its new environment as an independent, for-profit subsidiary of Psytec. Ray continues to be responsible for Psytec's global expansion strategy and for setting the direction of the company in the rapidly growing testing and assessment market.
     Prior to joining Psytec, Mr. Evans served as senior vice president of business development for Academic Learning Corporation. He joined ALC in 1992 as vice president of product marketing, was promoted a year later to vice president, strategy and planning, and then ultimately to senior vice president. He also spent eight years with the National Education Corporation in a variety of senior marketing roles.
     Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Colombia University and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Psychology from California State University at Long Beach. He has authored several executive articles and position papers for various higher education trade publications and books.

 

Ilan Chai, Ph.D., Testing Development and Implementation Manager

    
Dr Ilan Chai has held the Vice President, Tests Development Services position since September of 2003 and is responsible for quality control of all test development, item development, test production and test publishing services. He joined Psytec in March, 2003 with the acquisition of Virtual Psychology, which he founded. He served as Director of Testing Development and Implementation and has held a number of senior positions within Psytec Corporation organization, primarily focused on Computer Based Test Delivery. Additional responsibilities included oversight of Virtual Psychology international strategic planning.
     Ilan has a BA in Social and Mathematical Science from the University of Haifa, in Israel. He graduated Cum Ladue from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a degree in Psychology, and earned his PhD in clinical psychology from California school of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. He has taught graduate courses in Psychological Testing and Research and Statistics Methods in Alliant University at San Francisco and JFK University at Pleasant Hill, California.

 

Ernest Yung, MA, Chief Technology Manager

    
Ernest Yung joined Psytec in October 1999 and was named CTO in June, 2006. He currently works to create, implement and maintain a technology strategy for Psytec that is aligned with its business objectives and leverages technology advances to meet customer needs. Ernest regularly works with our clients to understand their business needs and to represent their expectations in Psytec's business and technology planning processes.
     Mr. Young has worked on a number of key technology initiatives for Psytec. He led the development of Psytec's Business Continuity program, helped drive the adoption of a standards-based technology service management methodology and implemented Psytec's data management strategy. He helped create a technology planning process to drive the implementation of technology initiatives that sharpened market and customer focus and extended Psytec's portfolio of products and services. Ernest also managed the simplification of Psytec's technology environment to increase efficiency, increase reliability and enhance system functionality.
     Prior to joining Psytec, Ernest Yung held a number of technology management positions, most recently in the managed healthcare industry. He received his masters in business administration from the University of Baltimore, in Baltimore, MD, with a focus on information technology management. 

 

Jinn Kristy, MBA, Senior vice President & General Manager, International

     As Senior Vice president & General Manager of International business for Psytec, Jinn is responsible for managing profit and loss for all Psytec operations outside of North America. She joined Psytec in 2002 as director, International Development and focused specifically on global expansion of Virtual Psychology tests. Prior to her position as SVP, she held the position of vice president, Global Contact Center Operations, where her accomplishments included initiation of Psytec’s Capacity Planning group. She’s also known for creation of the Channel Territory Operations Manager role, her work as team leader for the Virtual Psychology international contract site plan implemented in 2004, and her work to improve candidate service through process improvement and self-serve adoption. Before joining Psytec, Jinn Kristy was employed by American Airlines where she developed and managed airline alliances in the Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Jinn graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in political science and economics.

 

Associate Consultant and Certified Partners

  • Renate Zimmerman, Ph.D., certified partner and associate consultant

  • Anne Larnister, Psy.D., certified partner and associate consultant

  • Donna Kranie, Ph.D., certified partner and associate consultant

  • Saul Pogrensky, Psy.D., certified partner and associate consultant

 

 

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