Lou Adler is the CEO and founder of The Adler Group — a training and search firm helping companies implement Performance-based Hiring(sm). Adler is the author of the definitive guide for hiring top talent, Hire With Your Head (John Wiley & Sons, 3rd Edition, 2007) — an Amazon top-10 best-seller, based on his 20 years as one of the top recruiters in the country. He is also the author for the award-winning Nightingale-Conant audio program, Talent Rules! Using Performance-based Hiring to Hire Top Talent (2007). Adler holds an MBA from the University of California in Los Angeles and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in New York.