Heritage and Leadership

In 1989, Dr. Hall formed Talent Plus with former student Doug Rath, along with Kimberly Rath and Sandy Maxwell. The creation of Talent Plus has allowed the study of talented people - and the relationships necessary to help that talent grow - to continue.


Doug Rath


Doug Rath, Chairman

Doug Rath began the development of the structured interview technology in 1966 while studying under Dr. William E. Hall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to Rath’s role today as chairman, he has led Talent Plus’ team of analysts, consultants, researchers, recruiters and seminar leaders for Talent Plus clients. He is known across the United States, Europe and Asia as a skilled consultant, researcher and teacher – most importantly a trusted advisor to senior business leaders who always adds value. To read more, see Doug Rath's full biography.





Kimberly Rath, Co-Chairman

Kimberly Rath

Kimberly Rath has over 25 years of experience in the human resources field and is a recognized leader in the field of executive development and human resources in the United States and Asia. Demonstrating a strong commitment to others, Rath helps clients reach their highest growth potential through talent-based strategies. As Talent Plus' managing director and president, she has driven the company's growth that now includes offices not only in Lincoln, Nebraska, but in Singapore and Bogota, Colombia. Under her leadership, Talent Plus was named one of the 2011 50 Most Engaged Workplaces℠ and one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the United States. To read more, see Kimberly Rath's full biography.






Sandy Maxwell, Board of Directors

Sandy Maxwell

Sandy Maxwell spent her career in human resources, focusing the past 20 years on selection and development consulting. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Talent Plus. To read more, see Sandy Maxwell's full biography











Dr. William E. Hall

Dr. William E. HallOne of Talent Plus’ founders, Dr. Hall earned a doctoral degree at Ohio State University, one of only two schools at the time where psychology departments studied talented people, studying under Dr. Carl Rogers. In addition to Rogers, two other significant psychologists of the day, Sidney L. Presser and Abraham Maslow, were keenly interested in the work that Dr. Hall was pursuing in the study of human potentiality and recruited him to teach at each of their universities. Instead, he accepted a position at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, where he would eventually become the head of the Department of Educational Psychology. To read more, see Dr. William E. Hall's full biography.