Who we are
Alan heads up our product innovation team, with over 20 years of expertise picked up from practising as a Chartered, HCPC-Registered, Psychologist. Alan specialises in fusing psychology and technology together to create amazing tools and candidate experiences.
Alan has been seduced by the complicated joys of cycling up steep hills. His time in the saddle has given him a thousand-yard-stare, a determined set to his jaw, and oily fingernails
During her 3 years with Criterion, Becca has become something of a fountain of knowledge. An expert on Psycruit, Becca is heavily involved in product development, account management and client projects. Her other roles include course coordination, event organisation, and overseeing the day to day running of Criterion’s busy office.
You’re likely to find Becca in front of the telly with a slice of cake and a G&T in her spare time.
Heikki has a decade’s experience from the private employment industry in the Nordics. Leading the Finnish division of Studentwork, he quickly realised the need for industry-tailored psychometrics.
He has a master’s degree in business from the Helsinki School of Economics and is a member of the board of the Finnish Private Employment Agencies’ Association. If not working or with family, Heikki has probably gone birding.
As one of Criterion's Business Psychologists, Issy works on designing new psychometrics as well as training clients on how to use them like a pro. You'll also find her running webinars, writing marketing collateral and working closely with clients on exciting consultancy projects.
When not in the office, Issy spends her time fastidiously attempting to try every new foodie spot in Brighton and then atoning for said gluttony with the occasional spin class.
Lucas has a law degree and studied business at the Stockholm and Helsinki School of Economics. Lucas’ passion for assessments began when working in the recruitment and staffing industry. He is the co-founder and was the group executive for Studentwork – a leading Nordic provider of graduates.
If you cannot find Lucas at his desk, the chances are that you will find him in a Finnish sauna or in a boat somewhere in the Nordic archipelago.
Starting initially as an Intern at Criterion Partnership, Laura’s been a valuable member of the team for more than 2 years now. A keen statistician, you may find Laura busy analysing data, working on product development or looking after Criterion’s clients.
Laura’s currently studying for an MSc in Organisational Psychology to become a fully-fledged Business Psychologist, but don’t worry, she still finds time to have a meal or cocktail out on the weekend!
Jule is particularly interested in employee well-being and pro-active interventions to work-life balance. She has a strong focus on designing and developing off-the-shelf and bespoke online assessment & selection tools, managing assessment centres and gets involved in the design and delivery of training events.
In her free time, you can find Jule searching for new culinary pleasures or attempting to master the art of playing the bass guitar!
Emma, a qualified accountant with an interest in psychology, joined Criterion in 2015. As Finance Manager, Emma oversees invoicing for all of Criterion’s products and services, and amongst other financial duties, she ensures the smooth running of the company’s payroll, pensions,VAT, credit control and accounts management.
Outside of work, you might find Emma at a pilates class or with a glass of G&T in hand… although not both at the same time!
Tomas has been an entrepreneur since 2004 and is the co-founder of Studentwork – a leading Nordic provider of graduates. He has a masters degree in economics from Helsinki, Finland and has extensive experience working with a multitude of clients.
If you cannot find Tomas at work, the chances are that you will find him working out, spending time with the family or in a boat somewhere with Lucas in the beautiful Nordic archipelago.
Over the last 25 years, Richard has pioneered some of the most ground-breaking advances in the area of occupational psychology. As the founder of Criterion Partnership, he is proud to have established a unique consultancy and test publishing business.
A qualified psychologist and a psychotherapist, Richard integrates theories and practices from both paradigms in his work and also provides one-to-one coaching.
Laura’s expertise lie in developing and implementing psychometrics. She spends her time expanding our off-the-shelf portfolio and works closely with clients to develop bespoke solutions. Laura’s a great believer in the value psychometrics can add to identifying talent and the importance of developing awareness of what makes them great.
Laura also enjoys annoying others with psych chat in the pub, running & comedy.
Judy is a Chartered Psychologist and non-executive Director of Criterion. Judy has worked with a variety of clients from the public and private sector in the areas of assessment and development. She particularly values building strong relationships with clients and incorporating fun into training sessions she facilitates.
When not immersed in the world of work she enjoys tramping the Sussex Downs, eating nice food and drinking the odd glass of nice wine.
Jarmo has a master’s degree in economics from Turku School of Economics in Finland. Previously he has supported international businesses from a financial perspective. Jarmo moved to the staffing and recruitment industry from the world of clinical trials, where he was responsible for the finance function in international CRO.
When Jarmo closes his spreadsheets, he heads to the wilderness of Lapland, without running water or electricity.
Johan has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lund, Sweden, but has spent his career within Software development and system implementation. With a strong background in marketing, Johan is currently involved in assisting the product development and marketing functions of Criterion.
When Johan is not working you will probably find him travelling, fixing something around the house or building Lego with his two sons.
The newest member of Criterion, Lily, is sending her feelers into the world of online psychometrics to gauge where she will sit within the team. For now she is assisting on projects and keeping on top of the company’s social media.
As a recent graduate, Lily spends her newly found free evenings polishing up on her guitar skills or attempting to learn some French.
Berry van Leijen
Berry van Leijen
Berry is from the Netherlands, where he finished his masters in Business Studies, and then started working as a Recruitment Consultant in Amsterdam. Having spent two and a half years in this field, it was time to move to Finland to start working in the SaaS-business. As Criterion's Customer Success Manager, Berry works with our clients to make sure they are all happily looked after.
Outside of office hours Berry likes to travel, play sports (in particular football), and save the planet with superhuman powers.
Juha is finishing his studies at the the University of Helsinki and is soon to be Master of Social Sciences.
When not at work or studying, Juha can be found cooking for his family or at a record store hunting for old jazz records.
Rocco, the dachshund puppy, is one of Criterion's many office dwelling canines.
This attention-loving cheeky chappy loves nothing more than a snooze in the sun or a nap on one of the Criterion team's comfortable laps.