Michael Rosenbaum

Mike Rosenbaum is Chairman & CEO of Arena, a pioneer and leader using data and predictive analytics in recruitment and retention.

Mike Rosenbaum is the Chairman and CEO of Arena, which applies data and predictive analytics to talent, hiring, and team assembly with a particular focus on healthcare, grew out of Mike’s work in academia and in the public sector. After having difficulty selling the core technology in Arena in 2001, Mike started a software engineering business called Catalyst DevWorks as the first customer for the technology. After growing Catalyst meaningfully (Catalyst today applies predictive analytics to assemble software engineering teams, with a headcount of approximately 300 offering technology and services to clients such as Starwood, Choice Hotels, JPMorganChase, Cambia Health, and Red Hat), Mike spun Arena out as a separate company in 2010 to focus on licensing Arena’s technology into the healthcare market. After deploying to 7 early adopter clients in 2010, Arena spent two years collecting data and iterating the product for the hospital and long term care markets, and in 2012 started deploying beyond its initial customer base. Today, Arena is deployed into over 425 healthcare organizations, for which the company has a 100% success rate at reducing employee turnover in each role, department, and facility, with a median impact of a reduction of 38%. Its clients include Mount Sinai Health System, Sunrise Senior Living, Multicare Health System, Curo Health Services, and LifeBridge Health.
Prior to starting Arena, Mike received an Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship to support his work building the first version of what is now Arena’s analytics engine for talent selection. Earlier in his career Mike was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard, and served at the White House as an economist, at the U.S. Department of State on trade issues and issues related to the former Soviet Union, and at Coopers & Lybrand in the Russian Federation on privatization and commercialization in the early 1990’s. In addition to his academic work around what became Arena, Rosenbaum’s publications and work focused on the application of data to the most subjective areas of human endeavors. His work was featured in the Stanford Law and Policy Review and the Harvard John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business Series.
Mike serves as a trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art, where he chaired the search committee for the BMA’s Director, and of Bryn Mawr School. He is a past board member of the Family Tree and the Leadership Council of the Open Society Institute, a former chair of Maryland IT PAC, and a former president of the Harvard Club of Maryland.
Mike has a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA from Harvard College.