John D. Drake, Ph.D.

John Drake

John D. Drake, Ph.D.

John Drake is Chairman of the Board of Drake Inglesi Milardo, Inc. a consulting firm specializing in human resource management headquartered in Portland, Maine. Prior to forming Drake Inglesi Milardo, Dr. Drake founded and served as President and CEO of Drake Beam and Associates. John sold the business, now Drake Beam Morin, to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in the late 70’s and moved to Kennebunkport with his wife to retire and write. However, in the early 80's, to utilize his unique strengths and 30 years of experience in the human resources arena, he founded Drake Inglesi Milardo, Inc.

John holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Case-Western Reserve University, an M.A. in Psychology from Fordham University, and a B.S. in Economics and Psychology from Rutgers University. He has been awarded a Diplomate from the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.

He has consulted for many of the nation’s leading organizations and is a renowned international lecturer on how to apply behavioral principles in business situations. He has worked with most of the nation's leading firms including AT&T, Ernst & Young, Atlantic-Richfield, Citibank, General Foods, GTE, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Schering-Plough, The United Nations, and The World Bank.

Earlier in his career, John was the Director of Psychological Services of Dunlap and Associates, and Psychologist and Director of Management Development for the Allied-Signal Corporation as well as Manager of the New York office of Hackermann Associates, a San Francisco based consulting firm.

John has published five books, Counseling for the Non-Personnel Executive, Interviewing for Managers (one of the American Management Association's top ten best sellers), The Effective Interviewer, The Perfect Interview (How to get the Job You Really Want), Performance Appraisal and Downshifting—How to Work Less and Enjoy Life More.