Ed Bailey Joins PAIRIN Advisory Board

PAIRIN announced today that Ed Bailey has formally joined the organization’s Advisory Board and will serve as strategic counsel during an exciting company growth phase. Ed is currently a Managing Partner at Archer Genius Management, a full-service business development agency and a registered NFL contract adviser and agent. Ed was formerly Director of Sales Effectiveness at LinkedIn where he drove behavioral changes for a team of 3,000 salespeople.

Before his time at LinkedIn, Ed was Head of Global Sales People Programs at Google where he led teams focused on performance management, compensations programs and organizational effectiveness initiatives for the Global Sales and Marketing organization. During his 8 years at Google, Ed also managed recruiting programs and strategy for Sales and Marketing roles across Google focusing on staffing operations, internal mobility and sourcing. While at Google, Ed also managed the business Analytics team in Online Sales and Operations and headed up the Black Google Network. Ed built Google’s Building Opportunities and Leadership Development (BOLD) diversity internship program which established a pipeline for the hiring and development of 1000+ diverse employees to date. Ed also spent two years at McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office as a business analyst partnering with Fortune 50 companies to build and implement customer segmentation, operations and marketing strategies.

“Ed’s knowledge in both business development and human resources, plus his passion for making hiring more equitable, make him a perfect fit for the PAIRIN Advisory Board,” said Michael Simpson, CEO and Co-founder of PAIRIN. “We look forward to his guidance as an Advisory Board member as we continue to grow,” Michael added.

Building upon science backed by 60 years of research, PAIRIN measures, maps and develops over 100 soft skills and mindsets. Knowing that soft skills are more than 75% of what makes an individual successful in a program or job, PAIRIN’s tools are used across the entire workforce development pipeline to develop students and career seekers, evaluate job applicants and set growth goals for employees.


PAIRIN is a social enterprise software company whose mission is to make education more relevant and hiring more equitable. The PAIRIN Readiness Management SystemTM is the world’s first industry independent cloud-based solution for integrating soft skills development and matching into any program or company. Recognized as one of “The Top 50 Coolest New Companies in America” by Business Insider in 2015, winner of the 2017 Denver Chamber of Commerce Start Up of the Year award, and a finalist for 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch, PAIRIN continues to lead the skills-based talent pipeline evolution for education and industry. Find out more at www.PAIRIN.com.