Michael Beverage was born and raised in Ona, West Virginia. There, he attended Marshall University where he majored in psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. and Master's Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2016. He has experience working in many aspects of the I/O field, including test design, conducting statistical research, and teaching statistics. Some of his research interests include workplace motivation, organizational justice, self-regulation, EEO Law, social media, and I/O psychology in the sports world. In addition to Rocket-Hire, Michael currently works as a Senior HR Analyst at the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Florida.