Samantha Stelman is an associate director in Berkeley Research Group’s (BRG) Labor and Employment practice.

Prior to joining BRG, she worked as an internal consultant for several Fortune 100 organizations, leveraging data to identify meaningful employee insights, offer recommendations, and partner on solutions. As an external consultant, she has worked in industries including retail, hospitality, and healthcare, primarily supporting clients with wage and hour challenges. She specializes in survey design, research methodology, and job analysis.

Ms. Stelman’s wage and hour experience includes evaluating Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions and employment status (e.g., independent contractor), measuring compensable time, and examining meal and rest break and suitable seating compliance.

Ms. Stelman holds an MS in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology. She has authored articles for academic journals and legal publications and regularly presents her work at professional conferences.

Employment History

BRG, Associate Director, 2023-present
BRG, Consultant (Contractor), 2016-2023
Coca-Cola, People Analytics – Senior Research Consultant, 2022-2023
Target, Talent Analytics – Lead Consultant, 2021-2022
Wells Fargo, People Analytics and Employee Listening – Lead Consultant, 2019-2021
FMP Consulting (Federal Management Partners, Inc.), Consultant, 2018-2019
Colorado State University, Research Assistant, 2013-2016

Professional Affiliations

Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Member

Areas of Expertise


Colorado State University
MS, Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2016

Penn State University
BS, Psychology (business option), 2013