Dr. Victor Porak de Varna

Founding Partner

A world class Human Capital and Human Resources Consultant with extensive international experience, Victor has supported clients in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden) as well as in the Americas (USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil). He specializes in interviewing, assessments, selection, personality profiling, talent and purpose discovery and leadership organization effectiveness, including Organizational Energy.

Victor's background is a melding of three disciplines that have formed The Energy Paradigm. First his strong background in engineering, spanning mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science is complemented by his years in academics, spanning business administration, information & technology management, behavioral economics and teaching academic courses in decision making. Then to bring it all together, Victor’s extensive training as a classical pianist.

With over 20 years of consulting experience, entrepreneurial endeavors, and international leadership training, a cross section of clients he has supported throughout his career include Altana Specialty Chemicals, BEST Sorting Technologies, British Telecom Global Services, Credit Suisse, Guerbet medical imaging, Huber & Suhner, Lantmannen Unibake, Marel food processing, Marriott International, National Grid, Schindler Elevators, Swisscom, SWIX Swiss Stock Exchange, T-Systems and Vestas Wind Turbines among many others.

Victor holds a PhD in Economics & Communications and a Master's in Business Administration, and Information & Technology Management from University of St. Gallen, a leading European business schools in Switzerland. He has studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, one of Europe's leading engineering schools (the MIT of Switzerland). He had the honor of working with Nobel Laureate Dr. Vernon L. Smith at the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) at George Mason University in Arlington, VA and has attended a Piano Master Class with Moscow Conservatory.

Fascinated with Eastern traditions, Victor has studied Karate-Do, Aiki-Do, Aiki-Bujutsu and Iai-Jutsu. He is a passionate student of Eastern philosophy - especially of the Five Element Theory (Wu Xing) and its applications to people, organizations and leadership.

Victor is fluent in French, Spanish and German which pretty much makes his two beautiful girls too.