In 2018, John Kostek was invited to participate in the ATD expert practitioner workshop that formed the initial knowledge and skill statements for ATD's capability model. He was influential in expanding the scope of the model, specifically championing "learning sciences" and "Talent Strategy and Management", and "Data and Analytics".
John manages an international team of Learning Portfolio Managers for Hitachi Vantara. Prior to joining a technology company, he was a research associate in a joint position between the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience at Rutgers Medical School and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
John’s evidence-based training programs have won praise from Chief Learning Officer, Brandon Hall Group, and the Association for Talent Development and his work has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Gambling Studies, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Computers in Human Behavior, Handbook of personality at work, Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology and TD Magazine.
John lives and explores from his home base in Colorado Springs, with his wife, Amanda Stewart, and two German Shepherd Dogs.