Evaluate and hire the world’s best data scientists.


We focus 100% on data scientists. We understand all the (very) different varieties of data science and can pinpoint your company's needs.


Every candidate profile we send contains quantitative scores across 10 different dimensions. You pick what attributes matter most to you, and let us do the rest.


We source candidates nationally and from places which are not typically accessible to employers due to logistics or other constraints.


We send you fewer, but superior candidates. Our matching process helps employers recruit the best talent with the least number of interviews.


Not sure what a data scientist can do for your organization? Give us a call so we can help you formulate exactly how you might use data to radically improve business results.


We help you build a portfolio, assess your skills, and find the best jobs.


We have unparalleled access to exclusive opportunities by fully-vetted employers in every field. Significantly increase your pay and love your work at the same time!


We test a broad range of data science skills. Show the world your skills, quantitatively, without resorting to a high school SAT score or college GPA.


When you take our tests, you build a portfolio of work product that you can show to employers. This speaks much, much louder than resumes.


We will coach you to help you land your dream job. We know how the process works.


Get training materials before you take our test and get feedback post-testing to improve your skills.


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Correlation One is a talent platform focused exclusively on data scientists. We help employers validate, source, and hire outstanding data scientists.

We have developed a set of holistic and practical tests that assess a range of skills including data wrangling, data exploration, data visualization, interpretation, and clear communication of results to business stake-holders. In this way, we test the life-cycle of data science work in a setting that quickly identifies candidates who can add value and solve real business problems with data. This helps employers save time and make the best hires.

Management Team

Sham Mustafa

Co-Founder & CEO

Sham is responsible for developing and implementing Correlation One’s vision of building a talent marketplace focussed exclusively on Data Science. Prior to launching Correlation One, Sham led the Operations at two specialty finance firms. He also provided business advisory services to more than 600 startup businesses in New York City. Prior to that, Sham practiced criminal defense. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MPA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a BA & LLB from University of Madras, India.

Rasheed Sabar

Co-Founder & President

Rasheed built (and manages) a data-focused quantitative trading hedge fund. He is a published author and has over a decade of experience successfully managing risk. Over the years, Rasheed has hired and mentored a number of quants and data scientists. He loves building businesses and reading/learning. Rasheed graduated from Harvard with a degree in the humanities and has published several papers in theoretical mathematics.

Abe Othman

Chief Scientist

An entrepreneur, startup advisor, and practicing data scientist, Dr. Othman was recently named to the Forbes "30 under 30" list in Energy for his work with the U.S. Green Building Council and with Independent Energy Standards Corp. Dr. Othman has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and an AB in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ozer Unat

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining Correlation One, Oz served for more than a decade as Director of Engineering at AgilOne, a cloud-based predictive marketing and analytics firm. Before AgilOne, he held technical positions at several Fortune 500 companies including BestBuy and CDW. He was also a part of technical teams at many software startups. Oz holds a B.A. degree from Anatolian University.

Academic Advisors

Asim Ansari


Professor Asim Ansari is the William T. Dillard Professor of Marketing at Columbia Business School. Prof. Ansari's has done research in a variety of areas including Internet Recommendation Systems, Digital Customization, Social Network modeling, and Hierarchical Bayesian methods for Customer Data. Professor Ansari has several publications in leading journals in marketing and allied fields. His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, Psychometrika and other journals. Professor Ansari is the recipient of the Paul Green Award from the American Marketing Association (1994) for his work on E-customization. He is also the recipient of the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence (2009) at Columbia University. Professor Ansari serves as an Associate Editor for Management Science and Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and is on the editorial board of Marketing Science and the Journal of Marketing Research.

Yang Li


Dr. Li is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) in Beijing. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia Business School in the field of quantitative marketing. His current research focuses on big data modeling, with emphases related to text mining, pricing, consumer choice, and competitive strategy. Professor Li has published on leading academic journals such as Management Science and Journal of Marketing Research, and reviewed for Operations Research, Journal of Marketing Research and Management Science. At CKGSB, Professor Li teaches marketing management and big data marketing to C-level executive students. Prior to joining business academia, Dr. Li had earned a bachelor degree in electronics science from Peking University, a master degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University, and had worked for United Nations in New York. Dr. Li has consulted for Tencent, Baidu, and Yonghui Groups in China, and currently holds a U.S. patent on medical imaging.

Industry Advisors

Peter Godfrey


Peter Godfrey is an entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to start up and early stage companies. He has co-founded numerous technology, direct marketing and publishing ventures, including computer products retailer Micro Warehouse, lifestyle magazine Maxim, international news weekly THE WEEK and computer products magazine MacUser. From 1987 to 2000 Mr. Godfrey was Chairman and CEO of Micro Warehouse, Inc., a leading catalog retailer of personal computer products with worldwide sales of $2.5 billion. Other board positions previously held by Mr. Godfrey include I-Behavior, a B2B and B2C transaction data provider, which was sold to WPP Group in 2010; and aCerno, an online cooperative of shopping/purchasing data, which was sold to Akamai in 2008. He is an advisor to the board of BookIT, a Finnish mobile technology and services company.

Michael Liebowitz


Michael Liebowitz is a Managing Director at Paloma Partners Management Co. and the Head of Portfolio Manager Recruitment. Mr. Liebowitz joined Paloma in 2014. Michael was previously a Managing Director in charge of business development for the quantitative strategies unit at SAC Capital Advisors, where he worked for nearly eight years. Michael started his career as an executive search consultant in 1992, focusing on capital markets. He has held posts at Russell Reynolds Associates; McCann, Choi & Associates, and Highland Search Group, where he was a Partner. Upon the sale of Highland to TMP Worldwide in 1999, Michael became co-head of the global investment banking and capital markets unit at TMP. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy-Economics from Columbia University.

Omer Artun


Omer is the Founder and CEO of AgilOne. He holds a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience and Physics from Brown University where he studied under Nobel Laureate Physicist Leon Cooper on pattern recognition, data mining and complex systems modeling at the Institute for Brain and Neural Systems. Between 1999 and 2002 he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, consulting high-tech and retail companies on strategy development. He specialized in analytical areas such as pricing, direct marketing, customer segmentation. Between 2002 and 2004, he was VP of Strategic Marketing at CDW/Micro Warehouse, a $6B direct reseller of technology products. Between 2004 and 2006, he was Sr. Director of B2B Marketing at Best Buy at its newly founded Best Buy For Business division. Omer was an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business, teaching graduate-level relationship marketing and analytical marketing courses.

Adam Herz


Adam Herz joined Westwood Partners as a Partner in January 2012. Adam specializes in senior level placements within the global alternative asset management industry. Prior to joining Westwood, Adam was the founding partner of Hunter Advisors and was a Senior Vice President with Whitney Group. He specialized in global credit markets and the hedge fund industry with extensive experience in placing both investing and research professionals in Event Driven, Distressed, Market Neutral, Credit Arbitrage and Multi Strategy funds. Prior to joining the Whitney Group, Adam was a Director at the Options Group, where he was recognized as the number one recruiter globally for two consecutive years. Adam graduated from Boston University with a BA in political science. He is also the Chairman of the Board of American Friends of the Reut Institute and a Trustee of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.