Assess Team

Our Story

Assessment Systems was founded out of the University of Minnesota.  During the 1970s, the Psychometrics PhD program there was involved with the invention of computerized adaptive testing (CAT), supported by funding from the US government.  The director of the program, David Weiss, PhD, and his graduate student, David Vale, PhD, founded Assessment Systems to bring this innovative technology to the public.

Who We Are

Assessment Systems has been a trusted provider in computerized testing since its inception.  We exist to supply best-in-class software platforms and consulting services to support high-quality measurement in completely scalable solutions. Our fundamental goal is to make your tests better, and your assessment-related processes more efficient. This means that we develop assessment software with heavy input from PhD psychometricians and test development professionals at our partners.

Our Mission

The goal of Assessment Systems is to provide software and consulting services utilizing best practices in psychometrics, helping our clients to produce the best assessments possible, thereby providing the best information about people’s skills, knowledge, abilities, and traits. This allows better decisions to be made about people, or people to make decisions about themselves. Assessment is our profession, not just our business.

The Team

David J. Weiss, PhD

David J. Weiss, PhD

Co-founder, Chairman, and President
Nathan Thompson, PhD

Nathan Thompson, PhD

Co-founder, VP of Psychometrics
Chad Kinart, MS, MBA, ATC

Chad Kinart, MS, MBA, ATC

Executive Vice President
Erik Riesenberg

Erik Riesenberg

Corporate Controller
Jane Zirbes

Jane Zirbes

Finance and Business Operations
Jorie Boswell

Jorie Boswell

Executive Assistant

Our Core Values

We D.R.E.A.M

Data Rule Everything Around Me. We are a data-centric organization. We believe all data points are important. We collect everything.

We Collaborate

One of us is not as smart as all of us. We are a team that values everyone’s contributions. The best solution wins, regardless of who the solution came from. We collaborate with our partners and our team to ensure the best solution wins.

We Drive Change

We are non-conformists and say unpopular things because they are right. This is how we move mountains.

We Measure

We live and breathe measurement. We solve problems and provide answers through measurement. We measure our success and failures, and hold each other accountable.

We Adapt

Our strength lies in our ability to adapt. We embrace and adapt to change because markets, consumer behavior, and data change.

We Do The Right Thing

We do the right thing by our partners, our people, and our planet. This means we respect all people and always assume positive intent.

Join The Team

Unlimited Paid Time Off

Work From Anywhere

Tuition Reimbursement

Monthly Team Gatherings

Paid New Parent Leave

Competitive Compensation

Top Tier Insurance

401(K) with Employer Match