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Vlad Vaiman '16 C-Suite Advisor Since 2016

Associate Dean and Professor at the School of Management of California Lutheran University | Cal Lutheran University


Vlad Vaiman is an Associate Dean and Professor at the School of Management of California Lutheran University and a visiting professor at several premier universities around the world.  Previously he held academic and administrative positions at Reykjavik University in Iceland and FH Joanneum University in Austria.  He received his PhD from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and his MBA at the University of Wyoming, USA.

Having published more than 65 academic papers, book chapters, and editorials, Dr. Vaiman is widely regarded as one of the leading international scholars in the field of talent management.  Dr. Vaiman has also published three very successful books on managing talent in organizations – Smart Talent Management: Building Knowledge Assets for Competitive Advantage, Talent Management of Knowledge Workers: Embracing the Non-Traditional Workforce, and Talent Management of Self-initiated Expatriates: A Neglected Source of the Global Talent Flow – as well as a number of academic and practitioner-oriented articles in the subjects of talent management and international HRM.  His work has appeared in such well-respected academic outlets as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and others.  He is also a founding editor-in-chief of the European Journal of International Management (EJIM), an ISI/SSCI indexed publication.

Dr. Vaiman is a founder, organizer, and a leading co-chair of the EIASM. Workshops on Talent Management, where in 5 short years, he has been able to build a strong global community of scholars and practitioners working in the area.  His 18-year consulting practice comprises projects in talent management, expatriate selection, and leadership development in a variety of organizations across the industries and national boundaries.  Dr. Vaiman is a highly sought-after speaker – he is often invited to speak on both professional and academic matters to a number of global corporations and highly acclaimed universities around the world.

A native of Russia, Dr. Vaiman has left his home country at the age of 21 and since then live, studied, and worked in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, and Iceland, before coming back to the US in 2013.  His first-hand international experience is helping him in his professional work as well as everyday life.

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