“Behind the Scenes of A Successful ABA Company”


By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D


Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA

Brett DiNovi & Associates

Brett DiNovi & Associates (BDA) is one of the largest ABA providers on the East Coast, with annual revenue in the multi millions, and hundreds of staff throughout NJ, DE, NY, & Eastern PA.  It shouldn’t come as any surprise, then, that the CEO, Brett DiNovi, is a very busy man tasked with overseeing company-wide operations and ensuring a healthy strategic growth trajectory for the future.

In Episode 3 of Behavioral Science World, we follow Brett and his team, through a typical day at the office, which offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the company. At noon every Monday, each member of the executive team presents data on the performance of their departments, both in terms of service quality and financials.  During each presentation, we see how BDA leaders ask very specific questions to extract likely causal relationships impacting Key Performance Indicators.

The meetings also allow Brett to “check the temperature” of the group culture across its diverse business operations.  If a conflict arises, Brett prefers to give people the benefit of the doubt.  As a business owner, he lives by the Golden Rule – treat others as you would like to be treated.

To see more of the inner workings of BDA, including a glimpse into their hiring process, be sure to check out the full video, and to subscribe to Brett DiNovi’s YouTube channel.  Also, be sure to subscribe to bSci21 via email to receive the latest articles directly to your inbox!

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D is the President and Founder of bSci21Media, LLC, which owns the top behavior analytic media outlet in the world, bSci21.org.  bSci21Media aims to disseminate behavior analysis to the world and to support ABA companies around the globe through the Behavioral Science in the 21st Century blog and its subsidiaries, bSciEntrepreneurial, bSciWebDesign, bSciWriting, bSciStudios and the ABA Outside the Box CEU series.  Dr. Ward received his PhD in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno under Dr. Ramona Houmanfar.  He has served as a Guest Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and as an Editorial Board member of Behavior and Social Issues.  Dr. Ward has also provided ABA services to children and adults with various developmental disabilities in day centers, in-home, residential, and school settings, and previously served as Faculty Director of Behavior Analysis Online at the University of North Texas.  Dr. Ward is passionate about disseminating behavior analysis to the world and growing the field through entrepreneurship. Todd can be reached at [email protected]

Brett DinoviBrett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA has the unique and distinguished experience of studying the principles of applied behavior analysis under the rigorous scrutiny of both Dr. Julie S. Vargas (formerly Skinner) and Dr. E.A. Vargas at West Virginia University’s internationally recognized program. For the past 26 years, Brett has used behavior analytic principles to create large scale change across school districts, Fortune 500 companies using principles of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM), and across individual learners. Brett has been a OBM consultant in Morgantown WV, an instructor at West Virginia University, a guest lecturer at numerous universities, a speaker on multiple Comcast Newsmakers TV programs, an expert witness in due process hearings, has publications in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has been in in executive leadership positions across schools and residential programs nationwide. In addition to an award from South Jersey Biz Magazine for “Best Places to Work,” an award for “Best of Families” in Suburban Magazine, and the distinguished “Top Ranked U.S. Executives” award, Brett’s proudest accomplishment is being a role model and father for his daughter and two stepchildren (one of which has autism). Brett can be reached at [email protected]

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