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Consultant

Bill Bunkers

Bill is an experienced P&L leader, mentor, and coach helping leaders develop the tools and strategies they need to succeed in their careers. Bill brings wisdom, compassion and a sense of humor to his coaching, focusing on individual executive coaching, group dynamics, and executive team development.

Bill has over 30 years' experience in leadership roles for communications consulting organizations driving revenue, improving operations, and developing capabilities and culture. He’s worked with leaders across consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical/healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, and technology industries.

Previously, Bill has been responsible for areas such as the talent pipeline, hiring process, employer branding, and performance management. He developed and executed growth strategies that led to year-over-year growth and expanded capabilities while he built teams and coached future senior leaders.

Credentials:

  • MA, Radio-Television-Film, Northwestern University

  • BA, Speech Communications, University of Missouri

  • The Coaches Training Institute

State:IL

Senior Career Consultant

Brian Carlsen

Brian delivers a wide variety of workshops on interpersonal skills, behavioral interviewing, people management, teaming, and leadership skills to groups at all levels.

He spent 14 years in learning and development leadership roles with Accenture, a big 4 Tax, Audit, and Consulting firm. Brian also served as the Practice Leader of Organizational Learning for St. Aubin, Haggerty & Associates.

Brian was also the Manager of Talent Development for TTX, a privately-owned company serving North America’s largest railroads. In this role, Brian directed a wide variety of talent management improvements, including new hire on-boarding, transformation of performance management, comprehensive talent review and succession planning processes, and development programs for emerging leaders and top talent successors.

Credentials:

  • MS, Business Education: Training & Development, University of Minnesota

  • BA, History and English, Augsburg College

  • Benchmarks 360

  • KF360

  • MBTI

  • DiSC©

  • Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Certification, Human Capital Institute (HCI)

State:IL

Consultant

Jay Fehnel

Jay’s experience leading large, multi-functional groups allows him to bring real-world approaches to his coaching. His style is frank, structured, and supportive and he excels in helping leaders understand how effective communication and relationship-building impacts their career and business success.

As a consultant, Jay recently helped a CEO client raise $42 million from a PE investor, and played key roles in the acquisition and integration of a competitor.

Previously, Jay has led broad executive teams including sales, marketing, product, technology, finance, and HR. He also led Tribune Media Services, a $90 million company, to 28x growth in profits.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Marketing and Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • BA, Mass Communication, Purdue University

  • Coaching Certificate, Georgetown University

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • Advisory Board Member, speaker, and entrepreneurship mentor, Purdue University

  • Hogan Assessments

  • Management Research Group Individual Directions Inventory, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, Personal Directions, Role Expectations, Strategic Directions certified

  • MBTI

  • DISC®

  • Hermann Brain Dominance

  • StrengthsFinder

  • iSpeak

State:IL

Consultant

Julieann Vukovich

Julieann works with her clients using proven coaching techniques to help them identify and communicate their unique strengths and increase their focus and self-confidence.

She is a recognized business leader with a proven track record of achieving results. Julieann is the former CTO of a $392M global marketing communications company, leading all aspects of talent across North America, including employee engagement, performance management, talent acquisition, and talent management.

Julieann is certified in using behavioral and leadership assessments to improve and maximize leaders transitioning to their next opportunity and career challenge.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University

  • BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Professional Certified Coach, iPEC

  • Associate Certified Coach, ICF

  • CORE Leadership Dynamics Specialist

  • Energy Leadership, Master Practitioner

  • Management Research Group, Individual Directions Inventory, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, Personal Directions Strategic Directions certified Predictive Index Worldwide, & Certified PI Analyst

State:IL

Partner

Nancy Ortega

Nancy works with leaders to help raise their game in situations of growth, challenge, and change.

Nancy is able to quickly assess human capital needs against business strategy and customize an executive coaching program to meet those needs. She has extensive international experience working and living in Latin America, Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe.

Nancy has coached senior executives and leaders of all levels in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, financial services, higher education, etc. Nancy utilizes her broad coaching background to customize engagement for Keystone clients. Nancy’s coaching style is straightforward, candid, and thorough.

Credentials:

  • MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, San Diego State University

  • BS, Psychology, Northern Illinois University

  • Hogan Assessments

  • Management Research Group, Individual Directions Inventory, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, Personal Directions, Sales Performance Assessment, & Strategic Directions certified

  • MBTI

  • DISC®

  • The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI)

  • ITAP International: Culture in the Workplace

State:IL

Client Services, Inside Sales Representative

Sharon Cerabone

Sharon brings over 20 years’ expertise in sales, marketing and customer relations to her role, informing and assisting new and existing clients about Keystone Partners programs.

Sharon is skilled at quickly deescalating and directing customer service, sales, and crisis teams in high risk, stressful situations. She is also adept at training new and existing employees and presenting products and services to clients.

Sharon has held previous roles in customer service and sales at Redstone American Grill and Omnipoint Communications. Sharon has also worked in various school systems as an administrative assistant, counselor, and acting principal.

Sharon is a licensed Massachusetts Life Insurance Agent and Producer. She received her MEd from Cambridge College and a BSBA in Marketing from Suffolk University.

State:MA

Senior Consultant

Jacqueline Thompson

Jackie specializes in coaching professionals who are considering a job change or going through a career transition. She has a strong track record in developing and delivering customized career development programs to professionals from diverse industries and organizations. Jackie has specific expertise in using assessment tools to help individuals, at all levels, identify their preferences, functional skills, values, interests, and applying this information to the job search process.

Previously, Jackie was VP of Business Development for a statewide service provider and VP of Sales for a pre-IPO company. She has over 15 years' executive management experience including leading and building teams.

Jackie holds an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MS in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin. She is a CPI Master Career Transition Consultant, a Certified New Horizons Coach, and a Master Certified Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

State:MA

Consultant

Mike Touhey

Mike leverages over 20 years' experience to help leaders accelerate their critical leadership behaviors and achieve individual and business success. Mike focuses on executive onboarding, leading change, and high potential leader development.

He has "walked in the shoes" of his executive clients. As President and COO of Jefferson Wells, a multinational business services corporation, he was responsible for all functions, while interfacing with the Board of Directors.

Mike was also COO of North America for Right Management Corporation and Divisional President of Metavante Corporation, now FIS, that provides leading edge technology solutions to the Top 50 financial institutions in the US. Mike gained significant experience integrating companies after numerous acquisitions of high technology companies.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Business Administration, Marquette University

  • BS, Business Administration, Marquette University

  • Executive Education, Leadership Program, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

  • Executive Education, Leadership Program, Harvard University

  • Certified Coach, ICF

  • Certified Executive Coach, CoachU

State:WI

Consultant

Gail Sussman-Miller

Gail is passionate about guiding executives through obstacles and into opportunities. She motivates, inspires, and energizes leaders to improve business results.

Gail focuses her coaching on self-assurance and assertiveness, creating more meaningful and effective relationships, improving decision making and reducing stress while increasing resilience.

Gail is also a highly-regarded facilitator, teaching senior level executives to be more effective, strategic, and improve their presentation and messaging skills. Gail creates learning experiences that re-frame perspectives and allow leaders to demonstrate practical, tactical actions.

Gail spent 14 years at Accenture where she facilitated and led technology coaching for the Knowledge Management team within the Change Management division.

Gail coaches individuals and teams in emotional intelligence competency, presentation and writing skills, and change preparation.

Credentials:

  • BS, Education, Northern Illinois University

  • Emotional Intelligence Assessment (EQ-i 2.0)

  • Working knowledge of Herman Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)

  • Exposure to CenterMark

  • MBTI

  • MatchPoint

State:FL

Consultant

Diane Bergan

Diane has deep and diverse experience in US, global, corporate, and non-profit organizations. She has led and managed teams and communication projects through some of the most challenging times in organizations’ histories, including 9/11, bankruptcy, mergers, sales, and wind-downs.

Previously, Diane held key leadership roles at global bank, HSBC, and United Airlines, where she generated $400 million in annual sales revenues.

Diane helps leaders assess how to approach opportunities and challenges, think through difficult questions, and maximize effectiveness during ongoing management activities and leadership events.

Credentials:

  • BA, International Studies, School of International Service, American University

  • International Asian Studies Program, Chinese

  • University of Hong Kong

  • Executive Programs in Finance and Strategy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360,

  • Management Research Group

  • Board of Directors, David L. Hoyt Education Foundation

  • Communications Advisory Council – Barrington 220 School District

  • Communications and Presentations Coach and instructor, Business Incubator Program, Barrington 220 School District

  • Guest Lecturer, "Leadership & Management Strategies," "Master of Product Design and Development Program," Northwestern University

State:IL

Consultant

Sandy Reeser

Sandy has over 20 years' global experience aligning people, plans, and processes to meet business objectives.

Sandy coaches leaders in start-ups, existing organizations, and mergers/joint ventures. At Accenture, she implemented large-scale culture initiatives spanning the US, Latin America, and Canada.

Sandy has a strong background in telecommunications, healthcare, energy, technology, business services, education, and not-for-profit industries.

She is able to frame practical business solutions while building relationships and working collaboratively across all organization levels. Sandy also supports leaders expanding their toolkit through networking and Board placement.

Credentials:

  • MA, Organization Development, Benedictine University

  • BS, Business Administration-Organization Behavior, University of Illinois

  • Leadership Circle Profile 360

  • Hogan Assessments

  • MBTI

  • DISC®

  • FIRO-B®

  • Strengths Finder, Emotional Intelligence, Denison Culture Survey

  • Situational Leadership, Dr. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard

  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni

  • Change Readiness Assessment, Kotter

  • The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument® (TKI)

  • Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360, Strategic Directions, Role Expectations, Leadership Culture, Management Research Group

State:IL

Consultant

Deb Nelms

Deb leverages 30 years' experience delivering high impact coaching to executives seeking Board placement and to Boards looking to meet the needs of stakeholders. Areas she focuses on are Board readiness, targeted Board search processes, and opportunity evaluation and negotiation.

Previously, Deb was a partner at Baker, Nelms & Montgomery, a boutique executive search firm based in Chicago. She co-founded the Professional Services business unit which specialized in Direct Admit Partner Searches, Board of Director Searches, and The Emerging Technology Consultancy.

Recognized for her expertise and passion for increasing diversity of thought on Boards and among Board Members, Deb is a sought-after speaker, ad hoc Board member, and group facilitator.

Credentials:

  • Alumnus, The Art Institute of Chicago

  • Mentor & Board coach

  • Board advisor, The Bama Companies

  • Board advisor, KNOCK, Inc.

  • Community and civic organizations.

State:IL

Office and Leadership Development Administrator

Andrea McRae

Andrea leads a wide variety of administrative and operational duties for the Leadership Development practice area. Andrea serves as a key interface and point of contact between Sales, Consultants, and Clients, all while supporting the successful delivery of Keystone Partners Leadership Development Services in the Chicago Market. Andrea’s area of expertise, in addition to general administrative duties, includes a deep understanding of leadership development product offerings, effective database management, generating reports and assessment work.

Previously, Andrea gained over 10 years' experience as an Executive Assistant for various industries, including Investments and Professional Services. Prior to that, Andrea held roles in the Hospitality industry, working at hotels in Germany and New Zealand. As a native German, Andrea is truly bilingual; fluent in both German and English. Andrea’s cross cultural background allows her to successfully partner with Keystone consultants and clients throughout the world.

Credentials:

  • Hotel Management Program (Hotel specialist), Hyatt Regency Cologne, Germany

State:IL

Consultant

Jim Kopp

Jim brings 35 years' global leadership experience to his work helping leaders raise their effectiveness and advising global companies on how to navigate cyclical, fast changing businesses. His coaching style is direct, introspective, and supportive.

Jim served as SVP of Global Strategic Sourcing with Dollar General Corporation where he was responsible for establishing multiple global sourcing hubs and leading the team which sourced over $2B in food and non-consumable products from 25 countries. As President of Candle Corporation, he enabled a return to profitability after 5 years of negative results.

Jim has worked in China, Europe, Mexico, South America, and Southeast Asia. He was headquartered in Hong Kong during his 20 years at Hallmark Cards.

Credentials:

  • MA, Business Administration & Finance, Rockhurst University

  • BA, Economics, Rockhurst University

  • Leadership development with studies, The Center For Creative Leadership, University of Michigan & The University of Kansas

State:IL

Consultant

Stephen Kohler

Stephen brings 25 years' global corporate experience leading individuals and teams. His coaching style is straightforward, solution-driven, candid and supportive.

Stephen is passionate about helping leaders and teams find clarity, direction, and purpose in their work. As a Consultant and musician, there's a common desire to see people work in concert to achieve a meaningful goal. Stephen knows what magic can happen when people are all listening to each other and contributing.

Stephen has led global marketing, new product development, and strategy/M&A functions for Weber-Stephen Products, Kraft Foods, Shure Inc., and Digital Innovations. He has also been responsible for teams in the Americas, Europe/Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

Credentials:

  • MBA, General Management & Marketing, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • BA, Philosophy, Northwestern University

  • Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360, Role Expectations, Strategic Directions, Management Research Group

  • CPCC®, Coaches Training Institute

  • BSP, Balanced Scorecard Institute (Strategic Planning)

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • 3 Patents (Consumer Electronics)

State:IL

Consultant

Maureen Glass

Maureen has over 30 years' experience as a senior level executive within major associations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives. She listens, ask questions, and partners with leaders to meet their goals. Maureen coaches individuals and teams in change preparation, executive team development, and conflict resolution.

She successfully grew a business from $1.6 million in sales to over $6 million. Maureen is also a skilled public speaker, designing and delivering workshops for numerous industries and leadership levels.

Credentials:

  • MA, Guidance and Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University

  • BA, English, University of Illinois

  • Certified Coach, Coaches Training Institute (CTI)

  • Certified Association Executive

  • Certified Ken Blanchard Channel Partner (Situational Leadership)

  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

  • Certified Toastmaster, Toastmasters International

  • Individual Directions Inventory, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360, Personal Directions, Role Expectations, Strategic Directions, Management Research Group

  • Board of Directors of the Association Media & Publishing

  • Board of Directors of the Association Forum of Chicagoland

State:IL

Consultant

Anthony Gargiulo, Jr

Anthony has over 30 years' corporate experience as an HR professional and executive.

Anthony is the former VP of HR for World’s Finest Chocolate Inc, The Pampered Chef, and The Strive Group. Anthony’s industry experience is diverse, ranging from food manufacturing, consumer home goods, point-of-purchasing marketing, transportation, value-added distribution, advertising, railroad, and non-profit.

Anthony has delivered coaching to C-suite level executives and leaders of all levels. He has also developed and delivered workshops, focus groups, and graduate-level courses.

Anthony led initiatives focusing on: establishing company vision and culture, leader and employee development, succession planning, total rewards strategy, and performance management design and implementation.

Credentials:

  • MS, Industrial Relations, Loyola University

  • BA, History, Loyola University

  • Leader Effectiveness Analysis (LEA) 360 Suite

  • Coaching & Developing Employees and Coaching for Results via LinkedIn Learning

  • Insights Discovery Training

  • Facilitation Skills Training via NADUM

State:IL

Consultant

Dalyn Dye

Dalyn has over 35 years’ experience in C-suite and Board positions, developing and leading teams to maximize performance. He brings insight, passion for success, and genuine caring to his coaching.

As a seasoned CEO and executive leader, Dalyn now wants to give back by leveraging his insights for individual executive coaching, Board of Director readiness, and leadership development.

His extensive functional expertise includes: strategic execution, international business, legal, sales, finance, and HR with full P&L accountability. This expertise made Dalyn an in-demand resource both within the organization and the industry for a wide variety of Board and Steering Committee positions.'

Previously, Dalyn was CEO of Hoogwegt US, a $1B international company serving the food processing and manufacturing industries.

Credentials:

  • Coach certification, Coach University

  • Management Research Group Individual Directions Inventory, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, Personal Directions, Strategic Directions certified

  • Board Officer, American Dairy Products Institute

  • Board Director, Bluegrass Dairy and Food LLC, Unicom-Hoogwegt LLC, and Good Home Foods LLC

State:IL

Consultant

Patty Carl

Patricia brings over 20 years’ experience consulting with business leaders, coaching executives, and helping leaders build high-performing teams.

Patty’s coaching style is challenging yet supportive, working on team development, succession planning, and conflict resolution.

Patty has been a senior HR leader of Fortune 500 companies such as H&R Block, FTD Companies, and Career Education Corporation and served as CHRO for two Sterling Partners portfolio companies.

She has deep expertise in leadership and organizational development, change leadership, talent assessment, succession planning, and executive coaching. Patty easily connects with her clients and formulates a winning game plan.

Patty is the co-owner of Step Ahead Sports, LLC, spread across Chicagoland.

Credentials:

  • MA, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

  • Human Performance Improvement, Association for Talent Development

  • Situational Leadership, Center for Leadership Studies

  • Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360, Management Research Group

  • Individual Directions Inventory, Management Research Group

  • Board member, SamaraCareMember, Chicago Foundation for Women, Western Suburban Giving Circle

State:IL

Career Consultant

Joan Wrenn

Joan Wrenn has over 20 years' experience as an HR Leader, Executive Coach, and Talent Acquisition Consultant.

As a Career Consultant, Joan coaches individual contributors through senior management leaders in management consulting, IT, consumer products, and telecommunications. Her background includes extensive experience in talent acquisition, career management, and traditional HR.

Joan’s experience in recruiting, career management, and business enables her to provide in depth career guidance to the leaders she coaches to develop practical solutions and career plans for their next position and beyond.

She obtained an MBA in Information Technology from Indiana University, an MA in Organizational Development and HR from Loyola University, and a BA in Liberal Arts/French from Susquehanna University.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Mike Williams

Michael brings 40 years' experience as a senior HR executive grounded in the principles of marketing, attracting bright talent, building upon strong work cultures, and developing the next generation of leaders.

Michael’s personality puts people at ease, whether at the C-suite level or with front-line employees, and quickly gains the trust of those with who he interacts. Having recruited and integrated thousands of employees over the years, from salesperson to COO, Michael is well-prepared, strategic, and thoughtful. He looks to help each person reach their next and future career goals with practical advice, direct feedback and positive support.

Michael holds applied experience in proprietary aptitude assessments and the Strong Interest Inventory by 16PF. He also received his BBA in Marketing from Western Michigan University.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Janet Watts

Janet utilizes her marketing and communications background to help individuals discover their passions, create professional brands, and position themselves to transition into roles that fit their current goals and further their career aspirations.

Janet’s high-energy and optimistic style lets clients know from day one that their success is her top priority. Using her strategic writing skills, Janet helps clients communicate their point of differentiation and grab attention in the increasingly competitive talent marketplace.

Janet built her strategic reputation as the first female Regional Director of Marketing at Budget Rent a Car Corporation. She especially enjoyed her time as Manager of Global Employee Communications for Avis Budget Group, helping senior leaders find their individual voices to communicate and build trusted relationships with a diverse universe of over 30,000 employees.

Janet has completed the "4A’s Institute of Advanced Advertising Studies" as well as her MS in Advertising at Northwestern University. She received her BA in English and Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Jan Shurtz

Jan develops and delivers customized training, change management initiatives, team-building, and leadership development for large, small, and family owned companies in a variety of industries including retail, telecommunications, insurance, publishing, and information technology. An entrepreneur at heart, she has partnered in launching new businesses in the fitness, real estate, and property management industries.

She is known for the creative design of unique, interactive, experiential learning experiences and thought leadership.

Over the past 20 years, Jan has worked as an instructor at Loyola, Northwestern, and DePaul Universities teaching business courses such as, "Industrial Psychology," "Strategic Planning and Management," "Leadership Development," "The Role of Consulting," and "Organizational Behavior."

Jan received her MA in Education and her BA in French from the University of Illinois

State:IL

Career Consultant

Kathleen Murphy

As a Career Consultant, Kathleen quickly creates robust relationships built on empathy and trust. A sense of humor and active listening skills helps to delve into candidates’ abilities, skills, and desires for next career steps. Kathleen is fearless in mentoring and becoming a trusted advisor.

Kathleen has professional experience in executive and management transition coaching as well as project management. She held an advising position in planning large RIFs and is considered to be a subject matter expert in career transition logistics.

Both as a Clinical Psychotherapist and Career Consultant, Kathleen has met folks at interesting junctures in their lives where a change is needed. She is not only able to work comfortably one-on-one, but also in group settings or managing projects.

Kathleen is a Psychotherapist and a certified Substance Abuse Counselor and CPI coach. She earned her BA in Social Work from Western Illinois University.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Terry McDougall

Terry brings over 30 years' corporate experience. She coaches leaders from various industries, including individual contributor to upper level management.

As a marketing leader, Terry has been involved in team management, talent development, hiring, restructuring, change management, performance management, merger integrations, marketing, and communication strategy development and execution. Terry regularly advised and partnered with senior leadership in a variety of functional areas to support business objectives.

Terry led marketing efforts for investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, and wealth management at two of the largest financial services firms in North America.

As head of U.S. marketing for a large bank, she was exposed to the many industries the bank supported, understanding the key areas of importance in each vertical.

She is a Professional Certified Coach by ICF. Terry received her MBA with a Marketing concentration from the University of Maryland and her BA in Economics from the College of William & Mary.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Barbara Mason

Barbara has 20 years' progressive experience in HR working as a senior level HR executive for Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate about helping mid-to-senior level professionals transition into careers that fit their life and career goals.

Barbara is known for her compassionate and methodical approach to navigating the job market and increasing the level of influence for her clients to allow them to transition to careers that are meaningful and which add value.

Her career spans several industries such as distribution, retail, education, and energy. She supported C-suite executives and created workforce strategies for the employee population. She was also responsible for succession planning and identifying strong talent to build long term pipelines for hiring needs.

Barbara holds certifications from DDI, Career Direct, Rightpath Assessments and is trained to deliver MBTI, Hartman, DISC,® and Birkman profile assessments. She also holds a BS in HR Management from the University of Alabama.

State:TN

Client Services Associate

Stephanie Koprince

Stephanie is a member of the Client Services team that ensures the efficient and effective delivery of Keystone Partners services. She brings over 5 years' experience in the staffing and recruiting industry to her role.

Stephanie is responsible for providing direct project coordination and support to the Career Transition line of business. She ensures accurate and timely reporting, strategic and tactical management of our Career Portal, and outstanding support for all participants.

Stephanie joined Keystone in 2019, with prior experience at Smart Resources and BG Staffing. She also holds an interdisciplinary BS in Women and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Ted Jones

Ted believes the key to successful job transition is marketing and sales. He excels at building effective brands with his clients. Ted's experience with, and understanding of, the selling process informs his counsel and enhances the effectiveness of his clients in the job market.

He has built strong relationships with Fortune 100 corporations and structured sophisticated and innovative international financial solutions to help them achieve their business objectives.

Ted has conducted job search workshops on factory floors and coached C-suite executives and mid-level managers in every silo of business activity, from IT and finance, through marketing and sales, to plant management and engineering.

He is a certified Senior Outplacement Consultant and Leadership Assessment Counselor by MRG. Ted is also trained to deliver MBTI and DISC.® He holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in English Literature from Yale University.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Charlotte Furton-Walker

Charlotte supports executives across diverse industries develop personal marketing plans. Known for her compassionate, focused, and results-oriented coaching style, Charlotte is skilled at reviewing her clients’ individual talents, professional backgrounds, and achievements to guide and empower them.

Charlotte has held CHRO roles, led global HR teams at Ford Motor Company, Honeywell, and Motorola, and managed P&L responsibilities up to $3B. She has also played key roles in dozens of acquisitions and several critical operational launches of new products and services.

Charlotte is an executive guest speaker and coach on HR and business-impacting topics as well as a member of the Private Directors Association. She is a certified SPHR, a Senior Certified Professional from Society of HR Management, and a LEAN and Six Sigma Greenbelt from Ford Motor Company. Charlotte is also trained to deliver MBTI and DISC.®

She received her MBA in Finance from Wayne State University and her BBA in Marketing from Western Michigan University.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Betty Flasch

Betty works extensively with senior leaders and mid-level executives across various industries, countries, and cultures. She is frequently invited to deliver presentations and coaching workshops on topics such as “How to Build an International Career,” “Ageism in the Workplace,” and “The Future of Work."

Betty designs and implements global programs and processes to impact performance. She speaks both Spanish and French and has held HR/talent management positions in the US, Europe, and Asia.

She is a member of the Board of International Executive Resource Group, a certified Global Professional in HR (GPHR) from the Society of HR Management, and a Crucial Conversations Certified Trainer. Betty is also certified to deliver Hogan Assessments and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

She earned her MS in HR & Industrial Relations from Loyola University. She also holds two MAs in Spanish Language & Literature from Middlebury College and Linguistics/TEFL from the University of Illinois, where she also received her BA in English/Education.

State:IL

Director, Client Services and Sales Operations

Pam Feeney

Pam oversees all activity related to sales operations and leads the career transition client services team. Her advanced data analytic skills drive continuous process improvement and automation that lead to greater insights and more timely decision making. Her team is responsible for collaborating needs of the business development team and the delivery team to provide the best experience for the customer.

She joined Keystone Partners with 20 years’ experience in sales operations management and client services from companies including iRobot, Sonos, Bowers and Wilkins, and Jabra. Pam started her career as a finance manager with Polaroid Corporation.

Pam holds an MBA in Finance from Babson College and a BS in Accounting and Operations Management from Bentley University.

State:MA

Career Consultant

Meredith Benvenuto

Meredith brings over twenty years’ global HR experience, supporting leaders in the areas of talent management, performance management, coaching, leadership development, employee relations, and talent acquisition.

She is also a member of the program committee for New Talent Management Network – Boston. She is certified to deliver MBTI, The Predictive Index, and Zenger Folkman Extraordinary Leader 360 Assessment.

Meredith also holds an MA in HR Management and Leadership Development from Northeastern University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Vermont.

State:MA

Vice President, Senior Career Consultant

Renee Zung

Reneé is a client-focused Career Services Consultant as well as a workshop and webinar facilitator. She brings over 10 years’ experience providing career transition coaching to executives, senior managers and individual contributors.

Reneé provides a professional and holistic 1:1 coaching style, ensuring the highest level of client satisfaction to professionals in career transition. She develops innovative and strategic business solutions for clients by applying local market trends, business experience, and analytical perspectives to improve and accelerate landing success for clients. She is well versed in leveraging social media to gain exposure in a competitive job market.

Her strengths in LinkedIn profile writing and optimization, coaching and facilitation, coupled with Reneé's solid business understanding, enable her to advise individuals at all levels across different industries.

Reneé is Birkman certified and an educational specialist by training. She received her MEd and BS in Education from Georgia State University.

State:NC

Vice President, Senior Consultant

Tammy Gianfortune

Tammy serves as an Executive Coach and Consultant. She leverages her transferable skills in leadership and development, marketing, strategy, and change management to support leaders in driving career and business success. As a Branding Leader, she encourages executives to enable personal marketing plans.

Tammy’s authentic, enthusiastic, and structured style allows her to connect with and develop leaders.

Tammy has held numerous general management and senior marketing roles within Fortune 200 companies and has been responsible for billions in revenue. She has led broad executive teams including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Operations and HR in roles at food companies including Kellogg, Quaker and Keebler.

She is on the Board of Directors at the University of Chicago and acts as Secretary at the Foundation for Education and Development of Children. Her certifications include the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Professional Certified Coach by ICF, MRG Assessments: LEA and IDI, DISC,® and MBTI.

Tammy received her MBA from Dominican College and her BS in Foods and Nutrition from St. Mary's College.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Robert Demaree

Robert is passionate about supporting leaders taking the next step towards their career aspirations. He brings over 22 years' executive coaching experience working with a wide variety of corporate clients.

Robert excels at supporting leaders in making a successful career transition, having shifted from higher education administration to manufacturing consulting himself. He customizes his coaching approach to best meet the needs of his clients and supports them with candid feedback on resumes, marketing plans, and communication strategies.

He is highly adept at helping his clients set goals and identify measures of success that help ensure focused actions that get results in the “ups and downs” of the job search. He is also highly skilled at helping clients uncover blind spots that have kept them from a successful job search.

Robert is a certified Master Somatic Coach by Strozzi Institute and has gone through the Immunity to Change Online Training Program by Minds at Work. He holds an MeD in Counseling and Educational Psychology and an MS in Organization Development from Loyola University, as well as a BA in Philosophy from Denison University.

State:IL

Career Consultant

Marilyn A. Clark

Marilyn is a coach, consultant, speaker, and author working with mid-to-senior-level business professionals across multiple industries. She brings over 20 years' experience as an HR executive with expertise in solutions for human capital management and planning, and the leadership development of people, systems, and metrics.

As a key advisor to C-level executives and their teams, Marilyn's coaching focuses on leaders learning to improve existing capability, set meaningful goals, and be accountable for their results. Some areas of focus she coaches individuals and teams on include the leadership pipeline, executive Boards, and emotional intelligence.

Marilyn has served as a proactive business partner to leaders in Fortune 100 companies, government, academia, and non-profit entities across the United States. Her client roster includes industry leaders in financial services, manufacturing, higher education, technology, and professional services.

Marilyn is an Associate Certified Coach by ICF and holds certifications from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She holds an MA in HR Development and an EdD in OD/Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.

State:IL

Director, Senior Career Consultant

Heather Srodulski

Heather began her career in marketing as an account supervisor for leading advertising agencies. After rising through the ranks, she transitioned her skills into the executive, leadership, and career coaching industry where she continues to give her clients the tools to achieve their goals. Heather works with those from small firms to Fortune 100 & 500 corporations.

With an intuitive eye and high emotional intelligence, Heather brings a unique insight into supporting agency executives and creatives. She is passionate about helping them navigate critical transition periods and adept at providing leadership skills to those looking to further succeed in their careers.

Her agency experience and empathetic, results-oriented coaching style make Heather skilled at reviewing her clients’ talents, backgrounds, and achievements to empower them to develop their own personal brand or navigate career pivots.

Heather is a CPI Career Transition Consultant and certified in Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA) and Individual Directions Inventory (IDI) by MRG. She also holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University.

State:IL

Vice President, Career Management

Sarah Scudder

As VP and head of the Keystone Partners Chicago Career Management and Outplacement practice, Sarah oversees all aspects of service delivery. This includes strategy, best practices, day-to-day activity, metrics and reporting, and continuous improvement. Sarah also oversees the Chicago career consultant team and liaisons with our partners to support all global markets.

Sarah’s energetic and down to earth approach puts others at ease. She is a highly regarded career consultant, coaching leaders from various industries, focusing mostly on middle management to upper level executives. She frequently delivers workshops on topics such as networking, interviewing, and negotiating and facilitates a bi-weekly networking team.

Previously, Sarah worked in HR leadership positions at a major consumer products manufacturing firm as well as a $2B privately held, family owned and operated holding company. In her roles she worked with teams to design programs and processes and change initiatives to support growing companies and their organizational talent management strategy.

Sarah is certified in Hogan 360, MBTI, Birkman, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA), Personal Directions (PD), Individual Directions Inventory (IDI), and Activity Vector Analysis (AVA).

She received her MS in HR and Organizational Development Coursework from Loyola University and her BS in Marketing and Management from Western Illinois University.

State:IL

Vice President, Senior Consultant

Ken Delegan

Ken has over 20 years' diverse business and leadership experience as a senior level executive. He coaches individuals and teams at all levels around senior executive coaching, change preparation, and high potential talent development.

Ken is recognized for his ability to establish productive relationships with key stake holders, decision makers, and business owners. His style is much like that of a sports coach. It’s said that a truly great coach enables the athlete to achieve levels of performance that may not have been possible if left to his/her own – and THAT is where Ken excels.

As a senior leader for a Fortune 500 Corporation and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Top 15 Small Businesses in America, Ken has a unique, well-rounded background in engineering, operations, and sales.

Ken is a Certified New Horizons Coach as well as a CPI Career Transition Consultant and is certified in the Hogan 360. He also received his BS in Industrial Technology from Wilmington College.

State:IL

Consultant

Pam Zlota

Pam has over 25 years of coaching, consulting, and leadership experience, which influences her results-driven approach. She brings a natural style, positive energy, and a pragmatic approach to coaching to facilitate honest dialogue, meaningful insights, and impactful action. Pam understands the nature of business and has worked with clients to navigate complex organizational dynamics and develop practical strategies to overcome stubborn obstacles and uncover new opportunities for growth.

Pam’s experience includes partnering with leaders across industries in Human Resources, Strategy, Operations, Technology, Product Development, and Sales.

Previously, Pam worked at Fidelity Investments, where she held a number of HR positions, and spent 10 years at Brown Brothers Harriman, where she led a global (Dublin, London, Tokyo, and Zurich) team focused on training, talent management, and executive coaching.

Credentials:

  • BS, University of Vermont

  • Coaching Certification, NeuroLeadership Institute

  • Associate Certified Coach, ICF

  • >SHL/CEB Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) and Sales Profile

  • Hogan Assessments

  • KF 360 and viaEDGE

  • DISC®

  • MBTI

State:MA

Consultant

Jim Wilson

Jim has over 20 years’ experience coaching leaders to enhance accountability and achieve greater impact. He aims to deepen clients’ self-awareness and increase positive actions to reach higher levels of sustained achievement. His areas of expertise include coaching high-potential leaders, helping clients navigate professional transitions, and career advising to millennials.

Previously, Jim held senior HR positions at Citibank and Fidelity Investments and has managed diverse teams in the US, Ireland, Spain, France, North Africa, and the UK. He has coached at Fidelity, Dow Jones, Dartmouth College, Berens Capital, the PGA, The Club Managers Association of America, and the CIA. Jim developed a leadership model, A.C.H.I.E.V.E, based upon the most common attributes of business leaders.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

  • BA, Manhattan College

  • Certified Leadership Coach, Georgetown University’s Center for Transformational Leadership

  • Certified Coach, ICF

  • Career Coaching Certification, GetFive

  • Dual citizenship: US, Ireland

State:MA

Client Services Manager

Alexandra White

Alexandra serves as a key interface among sales, consultants, and clients, overseeing and supporting the successful delivery of leadership development services, including clarifying the client need, recommending the best resources for a project, and matching consultants with clients based on capabilities, style, and experiences. She manages interactions and communication with associates, partners, and clients, serving as a point of contact and project manager for client engagements.

Alexandra’s area of expertise is in Keystone Partners' training business as well as its Organizational Leaders Program. She maintains extensive knowledge of training offerings and provides research and editorial support in the development of new content.

Formerly, Alexandra was a Writing Specialist at Keystone Associates, where she supported resume writing and workshop curriculum design. Prior to that, Alexandra was an adjunct English professor at MCPHS University, Boston College, Bunker Hill Community College, and Merrimack College.

Credentials:

  • MA, English, Boston College

  • BA, English, Fordham University

State:MA

Consultant

Keith Wasley

Keith works with high-potential leaders at all levels and has a keen ability to assess and understand culture, build awareness, create plans, and deliver results. With over 25 years' innovative leadership and global management experience, he has a reputation as a trusted and principled advisor to leaders across many industries, including asset management, investment banking, financial services, and biopharmaceutical. His business acumen and ability to resolve complex human relations issues allows him to assess critical development issues and offer guidance based on real-life experiences.

Keith has held global executive leadership roles at State Street, PAREXEL, and Credit Suisse. In addition to his expertise across an array of financial services and biopharmaceuticals, Keith has experience supporting operations, technology, legal, audit, risk, and compliance.

Credentials:

  • BS, Management and Organizational Behavior, Babson College

  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching

  • Hogan Assessments

  • KF360

  • MBTI

State:MA

Consultant

Jayne Tan

Jayne brings 20 years’ general management experience in strategic analysis, business development, project management, capital raising, financial supervision, and operational execution for growth organizations.

As an investment banker in Bank of America Securities, she raised over $4B in growth equity capital across industries, including healthcare, media, and technology. Jayne was also a strategy consultant to multiple startups, non-profits, and Fortune 100 companies.

Jayne’s background of operating in high-pressure environments, coupled with her holistic coaching experience, enables her to help executives achieve organizational clarity and results and enhance trust and teamwork. She operates at the intersection of technical skills, self-awareness, and resilience to help clients develop skills and mindset for success.

Jayne also serves as an MIT Sloan Faculty Mentor and x360 Coach for MBA, Executive, and other MIT graduate students.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Financial Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Columbia University

  • Lecturer, Global Economics and Management Group, MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Dr. Sears Wellness Institute Certified Health Coach

State:MA

Consultant

Steve Stulck

Steve brings 25 years’ experience coaching C-suite leaders and teams as well as individual managers, helping them generate personal and organizational breakthroughs. Steve offers perceptive feedback and a clear structure for self-reflection and supports transformative action planning, allowing clients to test their theories of effective leadership. Steve specializes in developing work groups into high-performing teams and facilitating complex team conversations that lead to coordinated action in the service of key business results.

Throughout his career, Steve designed and implemented change initiatives as an executive and external consultant at several Fortune 100 companies. He has coached clients across a range of sectors, markets, and cultures. Steve is fluent in Spanish and has extensive cross-cultural experience working in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Credentials:

  • EdD, Organizational Behavior and Adult Learning, Harvard University

  • MA, The Ohio State University

  • BA, University of California

  • Leadership Circle

  • KF360

  • Leadership Agility 360

  • MBTI

State:MA

Consultant

Bob Stapleton

Bob has over 30 years’ experience in leadership and human resources roles in retail, manufacturing, and distribution. His business acumen and leadership perspective builds trust and credibility with his clients. Recognized for his unique ability to guide executive teams and individuals through times of critical organizational change, including start-ups, acquisitions, and integrations, Bob knows what it means to lead in dynamic and challenging environments.

Over his career, Bob held executive roles in human resources and operations with Delhaize Group and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. He oversaw planning, due diligence, implementation, and coaching activities related to the integration of the largest East Coast food retailer.

Credentials:

  • BS, Food Marketing, St. Joseph’s University

  • Strategic Planning/Management, Retail Program, Babson College

  • Business Graduate School Courses, University of Southern Maine

  • CTI Co-active Coaching Certification Program

  • Associate Certified Coach, ICF

  • Member, SHRM

  • Board Member, Triangle Organizational Development Network (TODN)

  • Certifications: MRG LEA, SD & PD, MBTI

State:NC

Client Services Coordinator

Mayra Rodriguez

Mayra provides support and coordination for the Client Services Team, associate consultants, account managers, and clients. She is responsible for implementing all activities related to client engagements. This includes scheduling meetings, communicating with clients on available consultants, and tracking project deliverables. Mayra also plays a key role in supporting the associate community by overseeing the invoice and billing process. Mayra is the point of contact for the administration of engagement assessments and instruments and tracks and reports on engagement milestones in Keystone Partners' proprietary coaching management system.

Previously, Mayra worked at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Child Cruelty (MSPCC) as a home visitor and served as a campaign manager for a fitness-based empowerment group, Women Run Wynwood.

Credentials:

  • MBA, University of Massachusetts Boston

  • BA, Psychology, Florida International University

State:MA

Consultant

Barbara Roche

Barbara brings 25 years’ experience in workplace learning in which she helps professionals achieve effective change management, dynamic team leadership, and organizational results. Barbara blends time-honored research with practical, real-world experience to bring powerful interactive learning experiences to large and small groups. Her areas of expertise include new manager development, conflict management, powerful presentations, and writing skills and she has worked with companies such as Discover Card, DuPont, Suffolk University, and Havas Worldwide.

Barbara teaches leadership communication in the Wharton School’s Management Communications Program as well as teaching leadership at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. She also authored Commit to Confidence: 30 Strategies to Help Women Step Up and Stand Out.

Credentials:

  • BS, Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • MS, Psychology, Northeastern University

  • Licensed Coach Facilitator, Corporate Coach University

  • EQi 2.0

  • MBTI

  • FIRO-B

  • Influence Style Indicator

  • TKI

  • Strong Career Interest Inventory

State:MA

Consultant

Mark Perrin

As a former C-suite executive with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medtech industries, Mark specializes in coaching C-suite and senior executives with a particular focus in life sciences.

He brings nine years’ experience as CEO of two publicly traded companies. Prior to his CEO positions, he led US Sales and Marketing operations for two major pharmaceutical companies and created the complete commercial infrastructures for two emerging biotech/pharmaceutical companies. Mark has extensive product launch experience of over a dozen products, four of which exceeded $1B/annual revenue.

Mark has first-hand corporate finance and capital markets experience, having raised over $220M in both debt and equity financings. His experience building leadership teams includes recruiting nearly a dozen C-suite executives.

As a board chairman, Mark further developed board skills through increased knowledge and appreciation for disciplined corporate governance as well as board recruitment and development.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

  • BS, Economics, Fordham University

  • Certified Executive Coach, ICF

  • Hogan Assessments

State:MA

Consultant

Josh Perlman

Josh has over 20 years’ experience facilitating programs in the healthcare, high-tech, marketing, biotech, retail, and education industries, helping clients address real business and leadership needs. He specializes in developing coaching and leadership skills in others so they can effectively create business results. Josh’s dynamic, open, and pragmatic approach and ability to adapt to a wide range of learning styles cultivates an engaging and powerful learning experience. Areas of expertise include communication skills, change management, organizational effectiveness, and team development.

Previously, Josh held professional roles managing a global customer support learning team at Monster Worldwide and supporting line leaders and HR professionals at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, IDX Systems Corporation, Hookmedia, Inc., Pegasystems, EMC Corporation, and Biogen.

Credentials:

  • BA, Psychology, Brandeis University

  • Education Certificate, Brandeis University

  • DISC®

  • MBTI

  • Situational Leadership® II and The SLII Experience™, The Ken Blanchard Companies

  • Hogan HPI, HDS, and MVPI Assessments

State:MA

Consultant

Marisa Paterson

Marisa is a leadership expert and business psychologist with over 20 years’ experience advising companies on leadership development, talent assessment, and succession planning. She specializes in C-suite assessment and profiling, business transformation and culture change, team building and integration, and high potential identification. She has coached senior leaders across industries and geographies on how to develop and succeed in their careers.

Previously Marisa was affiliated with Deloitte Consulting and Kaisen Consulting where she led business transformation initiatives, coached members of the C-suite and front-line leaders, and assisted senior leaders with succession planning. She also led the integration of the US Kaisen team into Deloitte and built a strong culture of cross-collaboration.

Credentials:

  • MSc, Industrial/Occupational Psychology, The Queen’s University

  • BA, Psychology, University College

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • Member of the Institute of Coaching

  • UK Chartered Psychologist

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society

  • Professional Member of the American Psychological Association

State:MA

Consultant

Elizabeth Needham

Elizabeth brings business experience, a direct style, and a sense of humor to her coaching, helping clients perform, collaborate, and lead at their very best. Her ability to actively listen, identify patterns, and create clarity makes her an invaluable resource to clients in multiple industries, including financial services, biotech, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, professional services, and technology. She specializes in building leadership presence, enhancing strategic thinking, and addressing and reframing limiting behaviors and perspectives.

Elizabeth spent 15 years working in marketing, business development, relationship management, and strategy in financial services, consumer products, digital marketing, and training and development in both start-ups and well-established corporations. She has experience working in China and is conversational in French.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Babson College

  • BA, Bowdoin College

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute

  • Hogan Assessments

  • Leadership Versatility Index

  • KF360

State:MA

Consultant

Trishia Lichauco

Trishia empowers clients to identify their blocks, enhance self-awareness, and focus on transformative change. Creating greater business impact and organizational influence through clients’ authentic leadership is the cornerstone of her coaching foundation. Her personal experience inspires advocacy for coaching people of color and multi-ethnic backgrounds. She coaches globally and is fluent in English and Tagalog and conversant in Spanish and German.

Previously, Trishia was President of the International Coach Federation New England, leading a Board of Directors and a chapter of over 600 coaches. As Chief of Staff to the President of Brigham and Women’s and Assistant to the President at Wheaton College, she has extensive exposure to the C-suite, high-level administration and governance, executive recruitment and retention, diversity initiatives, and philanthropy. She has held management positions at WGBH and Simmons College’s Career Education Center and serves on the CSJ Foundation Board of Directors.

Credentials:

  • BA, Psychology, Wheaton College

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

  • MBTI Step I and II

  • Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360

  • >Hogan Assessments

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitation

  • The Results System

State:MA

Consultant

Alesia Latson

Alesia has over 20 years’ experience in leadership and organizational development focusing on executive presence and personal branding, time management, and team effectiveness. She brings extensive global experience supporting leaders in creating work relationships and environments that enhance bench strength and has worked with clients across the globe, including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, England, Switzerland, France, China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Previously, Alesia held management and organizational development roles in Fortune 100 financial services organizations, healthcare, and the federal government. She is a faculty member at St. Joseph’s University and serves as an executive coach in Harvard University’s Professional Leadership Development Program. She co-authored More Time for You: A Powerful System to Organize Your Work and Get Things Done.

Credentials:

  • MA, Training and Development, Lesley University

  • BA, Psychology, University of Illinois

  • MBTI

  • FIRO-B

  • Bar-On Eqi

  • Hogan Assessments

  • CPI 260

  • TKI

  • Conflict Dynamics Profile

State:MA

Consultant

Eric Larsen

Eric works with clients across industries and organizational levels, from high-potential early-career individuals through CEOs. He bases his coaching on real-life experience and focuses on discovering and employing clients’ core abilities and values to help them achieve their organization’s goals while growing a positive work climate. Eric brings honesty to his coaching, often assuming the role of a “truth teller” to people who are hungry for straight talk.

Prior to coaching, Eric spent 30 years in regional and global technology companies, including IBM, in management, leadership, and executive positions, where he helped build new organizations, correct problems in troubled organizations, and assist in driving many organizations to a higher level of performance.

Credentials:

  • BS, Industrial Engineering, NC State University

  • Client Executive Certification Program, Harvard Business School

  • Executive Summit Program, Boston University Business School

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • Tilt 365 Leadership Predictor and Master Coach

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

  • GROW Coach

State:NC

Consultant

Jayne Korn

Jayne has a passion for working with organizations, teams, and leaders to achieve their goals and exceed their potential in the workplace. As a facilitative leader, she has engaged, developed, mentored, inspired, and coached hundreds of people throughout her career.

Jayne has partnered with for-profit and non-profit organizations across a range of sectors, including healthcare, technology, financial services, retail, higher education, and manufacturing. Her areas of expertise include performance management, hiring and onboarding, meeting management, design, and facilitation, and team effectiveness.

Previously, Jayne held senior positions as the Director of Strategic Talent Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, the Director of HR at Lids, Inc., and various talent management positions at Polaroid Corporation.

Credentials:

  • MS, Training and Development, Lesley University

  • BS, Business Administration, Boston University

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach

  • Benchmarks 360 and SkillScope 360

  • MBTI

  • DISC®

State:MA

Consultant

Deb Kennedy

Deb specializes in helping individuals and teams develop strategies for career growth and success. A seasoned business leader who has successfully led organizations and implemented innovative solutions, Deb brings a unique perspective to her coaching, gained through extensive experience in strategy, finance, marketing, business and leadership development. She has a tangible understanding of the challenges of leading organizations through change and shaping strategies to make progress.

Deb has over 25 years’ experience in corporate leadership in the energy industry and higher education. As a general manager in the energy industry, she led finance and marketing, redesigning processes within established operating units to enhance performance and profitability. As Director of Executive Education at Bentley University, she launched the business unit and designed and facilitated innovative leadership programs.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Finance, Babson College

  • BSBA, Management, University of Toledo

  • Institute for Professional Coaching (iPEC)

  • CDP-360

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile, Center for Creative Leadership

State:MA

Consultant

Stefan Kalt, PhD

Stefan empowers people to develop as leaders and transform their careers through exploratory conversations and practical exercises. He works with clients to identify core challenges and develop action plans for success, resulting in higher productivity, increased effectiveness, and greater agility in ever-changing professional environments.

Understanding how the complexity of modern life makes it challenging to exercise effective leadership, Stefan guides clients in enhancing executive function skills, such as staying organized, managing time, overcoming procrastination, and maintaining focus. He has worked with professionals across industries and levels, with a specialty in higher education.

Stefan has taught at Boston University and Boston College and presents on the topics of organization, focus, and productivity. He has published multiple articles on the positive impact of coaching within higher education.

Credentials:

  • PhD, Philosophy, Boston University

  • BA, Philosophy and Mathematics, St. John’s College

  • >MBTI

  • Associate Certified Coach, ICF

  • Hogan Assessments

  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching

  • Certified in Strong Interest Inventory

State:MA

Consultant

Judy Ingalls

Judy specializes in sustainable team transformation and executive development, blending 25 years’ practical experience with a deep knowledge of group and organizational dynamics, individual psychology, and business demands. Judy’s areas of expertise include executive assessment and high potential program development.

Previously, Judy facilitated experiential Outward Bound programs for corporate and government leaders and has served internally as head of Global HR Capability Building at EMC, VP at State Street’s Executive Services Group, and VP of Organizational Effectiveness at Fidelity. Past clients include GE, Ford Motor Company, Morgan Stanley, Banker’s Trust, and many others.

Judy has also done work with Harvard’s Advanced Management Program, Boston College, Brandeis University, and Mass School of Professional Psychology.

Credentials:

  • MA, Organizational Development, American University

  • BA, Social Work and Psychology, University of Maine

  • MBTI

  • Facilitative Leadership

  • Hogan Assessments

  • Back Planning (Strategic Planning), numerous 360 tools

  • AchieveGlobal curricula

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

State:MA

Consultant

Harry Hutson, PhD

Harry speaks truth to power—helping leaders own the power of their truth. His coaching practice builds clarity of purpose, affirmation of strengths, acknowledgement of weaknesses, and confidence in the ability to grow and develop. Harry consults to large multi-nationals across several sectors, as well as public schools, nonprofits, religious institutions, military organizations, partnerships, and startups.

For 25 years, he held OD and HR leadership roles with Cummins, Avery Dennison, Global Knowledge, and Devon Energy. He has co-authored several books, including Navigating an Organizational Crisis: When Leadership Matters Most and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: Lessons from the Third Sector.

Credentials:

  • BA, Hamilton College

  • MTS, Harvard Divinity School

  • MA, Stanford University

  • PhD, Indiana University

  • Member, NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science

  • Coach, Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School

  • Board of Directors, New England Center for Children and Urban Ministries of Durham, NC

  • Prior Professor of the Practice, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC

State:VA

Consultant

Cheryl Haynes

With over 25 years’ experience leading talent development, strategic, and cultural initiatives, Cheryl’s professional passion aligns with her role as an accountability partner and trusted advisor to emerging and high-impact leadership talent. As an internal strategic partner, she developed unique succession strategies and experiential learning opportunities for emerging leaders.

Cheryl has enjoyed a solid track record of professional advancement and achievement as a strategic business partner to executives within the financial services and retail healthcare industries, most recently as SVP, HR Director for a publicly traded company.

As a coach, Cheryl leverages her experience as a senior HR leader – attained while personally navigating the realities of corporate life as a professional woman of color. She’s a tireless and compassionate champion committed to transformational and lasting change in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Credentials:

  • MS, Human Resources Counseling, Northeastern University

  • BS, Business Administration, Bryant University

  • Center for Executive Coaching

  • SPHR

  • SHRM-SCP

  • Strategic Workforce Planning – Human Capital Institute

  • Hogan Assessments

  • MBTI

  • Korn Ferry – Emotional and Social Competency (ESCI)

State:MA

Consultant

Steve Graubard, PhD

Steve specializes in organizational consulting, executive assessment selection, and executive coaching and brings over 25 years' working with organizations and individuals to manage change, identify and develop talent, improve performance, create effective strategies and processes, and transform teams. He helps clients expand leadership skills and interpersonal effectiveness and shape talent management infrastructure.

Steve was previously a senior consultant for Development Dimensions International, where he managed complex global projects, developed business, and provided organizational and leadership development and coaching to major companies. He was also VP and Senior Consultant in State Street’s Leadership and Change group, where he identified, assessed, and developed senior leadership in a global organization of 20,000 employees.

Credentials:

  • PhD, Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

  • MA, Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology

  • MA, Political Science, California State University

  • BASS, California State University

  • Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State:CA

Client Services Coordinator

Pedro Garcia

Pedro supports the delivery of leadership development services from the sales process through engagement close out, supporting and coordinating needs for clients, consultants and partners, and account managers. He is responsible for the logistics of leadership development delivery services, which include matching consultants to new opportunities, scheduling chemistry meetings, creating statements of work, administering assessments, and managing materials for training workshops. Pedro is also a point of contact for tracking key milestones throughout an engagement in Keystone Partners' proprietary coaching management system.

Previously, Pedro worked as an Operations Coordinator at Kforce, a large professional staffing agency, and before that, he spent two years at Bain Capital as an Associate and Print Production Specialist, overseeing workflow production processes and coordinating a range of materials for the organization.

State:MA

Consultant

Tony Gambill

With over 20 years’ experience in delivering impactful leadership solutions in global for-profit, non-profit, technical, research, government, and higher educational industries, Tony provides strategic perspectives and practical expertise to build knowledge and skills for leadership excellence. He has delivered meaningful results in leadership development, high potential development, executive succession, strategic planning, coaching, and team consulting.

Previously, Tony was VP of Organizational Development and Learning at RTI International and Director of leadership development services at Virginia Tech and Conservation International. His leadership experience, combined with his teaching and consulting experience at leading educational and research-based organizations, has taught him the importance of establishing a foundation of leadership and organizational theory while incorporating practical tools and experiential learning.

Tony has effectively leveraged processes and systems to improve organizational culture by creating capable leaders and environments for individuals to succeed.

Credentials:

  • MS, Human Resource Development, Western Carolina University








State:NC

Consultant

Nancy Fulford

Nancy brings over 20 years’ global leadership and workforce training, development, and coaching experience to her work with multi-level management and individual contributor populations. She develops and delivers training programs that link directly to individual and organizational performance objectives. Nancy’s multidiscipline background brings unique value to the work she does to increase management effectiveness through awareness of communication and leadership styles, using practical knowledge and hands-on skill development.

Previously, Nancy held management and individual contributor positions in banking, retail, insurance, and professional services. Former clients include Gillette, S.C Johnson and Son, Biogen, Expedia, Loomis Sayles, Hewlett Packard, BOSE, Genzyme, Philips, BBN Technologies, and Tufts University.

Credentials:

  • MA, Organizational Communication, The Ohio State University

  • MBTI

  • KF360

  • DISC®, Social Styles

  • Situational Leadership and Situational Leadership II

  • DDI’s Tactics & Strategies for Effective Leadership

  • TalentSmart EQ Appraisal

  • Leadership Strategies Group’s The Effective Facilitator, Information Mapping

  • Blessing White’s Helping Others Succeed

State:MA

Consultant

Jacqueline Franklin

Jacqueline helps clients develop more effective leadership and team engagement, communication, and time management skills. She partners with clients to set realistic goals and serves as a sounding board for leaders preparing for the next step in responsibility. Her areas of expertise include leadership empowerment, particularly for women, business growth strategy development, strategic marketing, and go-to-market planning.

Jacqueline’s prior experience includes working with global technology companies, such as IBM, Akamai, Stratix, Motorola, Progress Software, Iron Mountain, and Verizon Wireless, in which she consulted on business growth development and marketing strategies. Previously, Jacqueline held senior leadership positions within start-ups and global companies, including VP of Marketing at an internet software company. 

Credentials:

  • MBA, California State University-Long Beach

  • BA, Social Work, Psychology, Michigan State University

  • Certified Professional Coach, ICF, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

  • Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner

  • Social Styles

  • PS&A

  • Cultural Intelligence Assessment

  • Hogan Assessments

State:MA

Consultant

Lina Foster

Lina has over 25 years’ expertise in team coaching, communication, conflict resolution, and relationship building. She is specifically trained to coach relationship systems, whether it is two people or a team of people working to get results. Lina is business minded and results driven and uses assessment, experiential activities, and facilitated discussion to increase team positivity and productivity.

Previously, Lina held leadership and internal consulting roles with Fidelity Investments. As VP of Management Effectiveness, she coached Fidelity leaders and worked with senior executives and their teams to improve results. She was also a district manager at Manpower, Inc. with P&L responsibility for four profit centers.

Credentials:

  • BA, University of Colorado

  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

  • Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Certification, The Center for Right Relationship (ICF accredited)

  • Member: ICF, HRLF, Organizational Development Network

  • Hogan Assessments

  • LVI 360

State:MA

Consultant

Deb Elbaum, MD

Deb partners with clients to build their capacity to manage leadership challenges by creating strategic vision, making high-stakes decisions, communicating successfully, and inspiring teams to achieve goals. Deb leverages neuroscience to help people heighten internal awareness, increase external impact and interpersonal effectiveness, and take sustainable, purposeful action.

Formerly, Deb was a physician and founder of a healthcare writing company and continues to work with leaders in healthcare, biotech, tech, finance, and professional services to help them manage stress, develop resilience, and confidently move forward.

Deb has presented at the Maine Women's Conference and Bryant University Women's Summit, on the topic Retrain Your Brain for Calm, Clear Leadership and Positive Thinking: The Power of Perspective.

Credentials:

  • MD, University of Pennsylvania

  • AB Psychology, Harvard University

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • Certified NeuroTransformational Coach, BeAbove Leadership

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute

  • Leadership Circle Profile 360

  • Purposeful Leadership 360

State:MA

Consultant

Virginia Dean

Virginia brings a rigorous process of mindset and behavior work to her coaching, fostering sustainable behavioral shifts by emphasizing both “being” and “doing.” She helps clients increase self-awareness, change frameworks for action, and examine everyday interactions all while supporting a deeper inquiry into underlying beliefs and challenges. Virginia specializes in coaching women executives and high-potential leaders through high growth and change, enhancing their capacity to effectively respond to the changing business landscape.

Virginia spent 20 years in human resources leadership roles across diverse industries, including life sciences, professional services, high-tech, and non-profit organizations. Former clients include BeiGene, TESARO, Ariad Pharmaceuticals, The Broad Institute, The Bridgespan Group, and MA Medical Society.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Simmons Graduate School of Management

  • BA, University of Vermont

  • Certified Professional Coach, New Ventures West Integral Coaching Program (ICF certified)

  • Team Coaching Program, Georgetown University

  • Internal Family Systems Model

  • Leadership Versatility Index 360 Assessment Tool

  • Hogan Assessments

State:MA

Consultant

Julia Curtis

Julia has over 20 years’ experience as an executive coach and expert facilitator with a strong understanding of how leadership, change, and corporate culture affect team and individual performance. She has worked across a wide range of business sectors and executive positions, from small businesses and universities to highly matrixed and geographically dispersed environments. She specializes in designing and delivering strategies for organizations and leaders to navigate complex global, economic, and industry challenges to achieve business results.

Julia began her career in GE’s Leadership Development Program and has advanced facilitation experience, including GE’s Work-Out and Change Acceleration Process (CAP) models. Additional experience includes roles at Genworth and QuintilesIMS.

Credentials:

  • BA, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • Associate Certified Coach, ICF

  • Certified Authentic Leadership Coach

  • GE Six Sigma Quality Master Black Belt

  • Tilt 365 Certified

State:NC

Consultant

Maureen Corcoran

Maureen brings over 30 years of business experience leading diverse functions in global settings, helping leaders identify and explore their signature strengths and expand their leadership profile to assume new challenges and opportunities. She specializes in facilitating and inspiring individual and team effectiveness.

Maureen helps individuals "name, claim, and aim" their strengths as they work to achieve their goals. Maureen works across levels and industries, including financial services, higher education, non-profit, and pharma.

Previously, Maureen worked at PwC, John Hancock, and State Street, where she held numerous EVP roles in client service delivery, operations, program management, finance, marketing, and strategic sourcing. She serves on the Board of the Farm Credit Funding Corporation and is an Emeritus Trustee on the Board of Trustees of Providence College.

Credentials:

  • BS, Accounting, Providence College

  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching

  • Certified Gallup Strengths Coach

  • Certificate in Positive Psychology

  • CPA

State:MA

Consultant

Linda Cohan

Linda’s 25 years' experience combines clinical social work, human resources consulting, and executive coaching, during which she has developed cultures that increase productivity, morale, and trust. She uses a relaxed, but powerful and thought-provoking approach to facilitate clients’ ability to leverage strengths, identify roadblocks, and develop practical action steps to achieve success.

Linda’s past clients include Raytheon, Quantum Computer, Tufts Health Plan, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Hallmark Health, UMASS Memorial, and boutique law firms. She serves on the Mass Collaborative Law Council Board of Directors and led several Business/Family Collaborative Law trainings in Spain and Italy. She has presented at the Massachusetts Bar Association and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Forum.

Credentials:

  • MSW, Boston University

  • BA, Psychology and Sociology, Boston University

  • Advanced Coaching Certificate, Success Unlimited Network (ICF accredited)

  • Trained Mediator, Worcester Community Action Council

  • Collaboratively trained coach, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • Index for Emotional Intelligence

State:MA

Consultant

Karen Clemens

Karen brings 20 years’ experience as an HR executive to help clients navigate change in nimble, high-growth environments and to support clients’ successful role transitions and expansions. She is able to listen, gain trust, and understand the patterns and shifts in an organization before they occur. She customizes her coaching approach so it resonates in a dynamic environment and can adapt and distill her work to the most impactful elements to get results.

Karen has led HR in multiple high-growth technology companies, including Powersoft, Sybase, Macromedia, IBM, Exa, and Sonos. As her role shifted from building teams and culture to evolving the organization, she leveraged her ability to coach people through change with an approach that works in rapidly changing environments.

Credentials:

  • BS, Marketing, Merrimack College

  • Associate Certified Coach, ICF

  • Leadership Coaching Certification Program, Georgetown University

  • Executive Dimensions

  • Benchmarks 360

  • 360 By Design

  • Hogan Assessments

  • LA360

  • DISC®

  • True Colors

  • EQ-i

State:MA

Consultant

Dwight Clarke

Dwight has practiced leadership development and organizational effectiveness for over 25 years, consulting to senior leadership and high-potential talent in leading Fortune 500 companies across a wide array of industries, from financial services and insurance to large utilities and retail organizations. Dwight focuses on leadership capability, diversity, talent acquisition, succession, and workforce planning and brings knowledge across cultures, countries, and functions.

In the past, Dwight established a successful corporate COE, facilitated trainings on talent development, and shaped agendas for Employee Resource Groups and diversity councils. He promoted the National Association of Black Accountants, an employee-led steering committee that has led firms to increase diversity in key roles.

Credentials:

  • BA, Accounting and Business Practice, Lehman College

  • MSW, Concentration in Administration, Columbia University

  • Certification in Human Resources Management, Cornell University

  • Professional Certified Coach, Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

  • Certified Career Counselor

State:MA

Consultant

Karen Carmody

Karen specializes in mindfulness and emotional intelligence to help clients develop improved self-awareness, enhance strengths, identify blind spots, and uncover behaviors preventing career progression. She brings over 20 years' corporate business experience, including organizational effectiveness, management consulting, and strategic planning, and her diverse industry experience includes bio/pharma, healthcare, IT, insurance, higher education, and government.

Karen previously held leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan, Sun Life Financial, and Circles and was a management consultant for clients across various industries and functions.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Northeastern University

  • BA, Stonehill College

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

  • Certified Team Coach, Corentus

  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, Six Seconds

  • Certified Somatic Coach,  Strozzi Institute

  • Leadership Profile Circle

  • Hogan Assessments

  • KF360

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt

  • Energy Leadership Index

  • DISC®

  • Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

State:MA

Consultant

Mike Brown

Mike has over 25 years' global leadership and workforce training, development, coaching, and HR experience. He collaborates with clients to deliver training and development for multi-level management and individual contributor populations. Mike especially enjoys applying his experience to work with new to middle managers, sharing his varied experiences to make learning and development applicable and bring it to life.

Mike has held leadership positions in and consulted to a wide variety of industries, from healthcare, IT, research, telecommunications, and publishing, to education, manufacturing, recruiting, and sales. A representative list of clients with whom he has worked includes Biogen, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, Dex Media, Nortel Networks, Allscripts, Research Triangle Institute, and Aviat Networks.

Credentials:

  • BA, Business Management and Human Resources, North Carolina State University

  • Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner

  • MBTI

  • DISC®

  • Situational Leadership

  • Social Styles

  • Strengths Finders

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

State:NC

Consultant

David Bourassa

David brings over 25 years’ business and leadership experience to his coaching, which allows him to skillfully facilitate leaders’ journeys through self-awareness, reflection and learning, and to launch the behavior change that results in growth as a leader. David works with leaders in both large and small organizations across multiple industries, focusing on communication, executive presence, and leadership style and helping clients navigate periods of high growth and change and the transition into larger management roles.

Before coaching, David spent 27 years in a variety of senior executive roles in financial services where he was responsible for the strategy and performance of large operations teams.

Credentials:

  • MS, Industrial Relations, Rutgers University

  • BA, Psychology, Keene State College

  • Coaching Certification, GCEC, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

  • Hogan Assessments

  • EQ360 (Emotional Intelligence)

  • Leadership Versatility Index

  • MBTI

  • DISC®

State:MA

Consultant

Cheryl Bond

Cheryl brings deep expertise in leadership and organizational effectiveness and is recognized for her ability to help highly skilled technical professionals, engineers, and scientists develop the interpersonal competence and confidence required to inspire, engage, and motivate cross-functional teams.

Cheryl has worked in a variety of corporate cultures, including at Hale and Dorr, Liberty Mutual, and BAE Systems. She spent 15 years as a senior leadership and organizational development specialist at BAE, a global defense and aerospace development company, where she partnered with senior leaders to build trust and rapport, assimilate new businesses, and promote clear, focused thinking during times of change and uncertainty.

Credentials:

  • EdD, Boston University

  • MEd, CAGS, Human Resources Education, Boston University

  • BS, Salem State College

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

  • KF360

  • DISC®

  • MBTI

State:MA

Consultant

John Basile

John brings over 30 years’ HR management expertise, specializing in Diversity and Inclusion, leading teams focused on talent acquisition, business unit HR support, talent management, organizational effectiveness, and employee engagement.

John has coached leaders of all levels to achieve greater success in their professional development, business acumen, and inclusive leadership competence. He is skilled at creating and sustaining D&I strategies, building employee resource groups, and creating education and awareness programs to foster more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Most recently, John was Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Fidelity Investments. He is also a founding partner and President of Pride in Our Workplace (PIOW), a forum to share diversity and inclusion best practices, promote stronger networks, develop professional skills, and build employee/business resource group capabilities.

John is a skilled facilitator, moderator, and emcee and has been a frequent keynote speaker and panelist.

Credentials:

  • BS, Marketing/Management, Carroll School of Management, Boston College

  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching

  • Board President, Pride in Our Workplace

  • MBTI

State:MA

Consultant

Pat Arroyo, PhD

Pat spent 27 years as a licensed psychologist and certified executive coach and has extensive experience in coaching, assessments, group facilitation, and trainings. She is adept at coaching high-potential leaders and senior executives focusing on emotional intelligence, leveraging strengths, fixing blind spots, identifying more resourceful cognitive mindsets, navigating transition, and managing teams. Pat specializes in the technology, finance, banking, and accounting industries.

Previously, Pat worked at Dartmouth College as Co-Director of Multicultural Outreach and Staff Psychologist. In addition to her clinical work with students, she led diversity trainings and served as liaison with the Amos Tuck School of Business to promote diversity initiatives and work with MBA students to improve interpersonal skills.

Credentials:

  • Certified Executive Coach, College of Executive Coaching

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology

  • BA, Psychology and French Literature, University of California

  • Licensed Psychologist, Massachusetts

  • Emotional Intelligence Leadership Reports (EQI 2.0 and EQ 360)

  • MBTI, CPI-260, FIRO-B

  • Advancing Women in Leadership, Trainer

  • Advancing Women in Leadership 360 Assessment

  • Bates Executive Presence 360 Assessment

  • EMDR and Peak Performance Trainings

State:MA

Consultant

Candace Alexander

Candace brings over 25 years’ business and leadership experience to her coaching to help both seasoned and emerging executives achieve positive and sustainable business results. With her depth of business acumen, strategic thinking, and leadership experience, she has faced many of the challenges her clients face. Candace’s approach to coaching is based on intention and authenticity, and she specializes in coaching women leaders, developing high potentials, and enhancing team effectiveness.

Previously, Candace held senior leadership roles in financial and professional services, including at Watson Wyatt Worldwide and PwC. As an SVP with Fidelity Investments, she led Corporate Business Development, where she was charged with strategic planning, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and launching new businesses.

Credentials:

  • BS, Business Administration, Siena College

  • CPA

  • Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

  • 360-degree feedback surveys

  • Hogan Assessments

  • Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner

  • Team Emotional Intelligence

  • DISC®

State:MA

Partner

Jennifer Buras

Jennifer is a skilled coach who collaborates with clients to help them achieve both professional and personal goals. She brings extensive market knowledge and experience in executive assessment and talent management, and her unique ability to align human capital with strategy helps clients achieve results. Jennifer specializes in intercultural dynamics and communication across diverse industries, including financial services, professional services, and not-for-profit.

Jennifer began her career as a CPA at PwC, and then worked in banking and as an executive search professional at a global firm. She is on the Board of Directors of North Shore Bank, Chair of the Board of the YMCA of the North Shore Board of Directors, and member of The Boston Club Corporate Board Committee.


Credentials:

  • MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • BAA, Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management

  • External Coach Intensive, Columbia University

  • CPA

  • Hogan Assessments

  • MBTI

State:MA

Partner

Kevin Roche

Kevin is a trusted advisor to all levels of leaders, coaching them through significant organizational change, successful execution of growth strategies, post-merger integration, talent management initiatives, and personal/professional development. He is a performance-based leadership coach whose focus is on achieving breakthrough results for clients across diverse industries, including technology, bio-pharma, healthcare, investment banking, consumer products, professional services, and industrial.

Kevin’s prior career spans 25 years' global experience as a senior HR executive responsible for worldwide human capital strategy and business growth. Kevin developed his leadership skills at industry-leading companies, including Schneider Electric, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Keane, Student Advantage, Reebok International, Praxis International, and Raytheon Corp.

Credentials:

  • MBA, Babson College

  • BA, Boston College

  • Post Graduate Studies: Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University; Advanced Organizational Development, Columbia University; Strategic HR Planning and Strategy, University of Michigan</li

  • Professional Certified Coach, ICF

  • Leadership Versatility Index

  • Hogan Assessments

  • Benchmarks 360

  • MBTI

  • KF360

State:MA

Senior Partner

Robert P Hewes, PhD

Bob serves as an executive coach as well as Keystone Partners' Leadership Development Practice Lead. He has designed and delivered executive coaching and leadership development services across multiple industries, impacting hundreds of clients, including the Organizational Leaders Program (OLP). Bob’s areas of expertise include strategic thinking, decision making, communication, innovation and change leadership, collaboration, and development. His specialty is working with experts making the shift to becoming broader business leaders.

Bob brings 25 years in management consulting, including his time as the Managing Director and Partner of Strategic Decisions Group where he led the Power and Gas Industry practice and was a member of the executive committee.

Credentials:

  • PhD, Engineering Sciences, Harvard University

  • MS, Engineering Sciences, Harvard University

  • MS, BS, Electrical Engineering, UNH

  • Speaking Engagements: NEHRA Annual Conference, “Stickability”; Recruiter.com, “You Have Blind Spots: How to Find Them and Take Action"

  • Certified Executive Coach

  • KF360

  • Hogan Assessments

State:MA

Senior Partner, Managing Director

Margarete Dupere

Marge leads the leadership development division of Keystone Partners. She oversees a highly skilled team of coaches, consultants, and faculty who help client organizations build leadership capability that drives business results and unleashes the potential of individuals and teams.

Earlier in her career, she was SVP of Global HR with State Street Corporation, leading talent management, diversity and inclusion, and corporate communications. She was also Global Head of Organization Development for Analog Devices and a Consultant with Hay Group, and was formerly Treasurer and Board Member of Worldwide Association for Cooperative Education.

Credentials:

  • External Coach Intensive, Columbia University

  • Executive Coach/Facilitator, Harvard Business School Executive Education

  • MA, Organization Psychology, William James College

  • BA, Psychology, University of Rhode Island

  • Hogan Assessments

  • MBTI

  • CQ (Cultural Intelligence/Social Styles)

  • Profilor (PDI)

  • Predictive Index

  • ESCI (Emotional/Social Competence Inventory) and Master Class Trainer

  • KF360, Growth Factor Inventory, Talent Q, OCS/ILS

State:MA

Partner

Sam Davis

Sam works with both senior and high-potential leaders across industries, specializing in financial services, investment management, and commercial real estate. He brings leadership expertise to his coaching to help clients build self-awareness, develop strong working relationships, improve communication skills, and increase team effectiveness. Sam also designs and delivers group leadership development programs.

Previously, Sam was the Head of Commercial Real Estate Investment for the Allstate and John Hancock Insurance companies, managing $19 billion of assets. In these roles, Sam managed groups as large as 120 people located across the country and internationally. Sam also has 20 years' for-profit and non-profit Board of Directors experience, including the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Credentials:

  • BS, Management/Marketing, Babson College

  • Certified Executive Coach,  Center for Executive Coaching

  • MBTI

  • KF360

  • Hogan Assessments

  • Guest Lecturer,  MIT Center for Real Estate

  • Quoted in The Wall Street Journal

  • Speaker at numerous industry events

State:MA

Partner

David Brendel, MD, PhD

David empowers clients to enhance their leadership skills by making critical mindset and behavior changes to drive growth and success. He has many years’ experience coaching executives and high-level professionals in healthcare, biotech, pharma, technology, financial services, higher education, insurance, law, and manufacturing. A Harvard-trained psychiatrist, David specializes in applying evidence-based psychology to help individuals and teams manage stress and reach peak performance.

David is an experienced author, blogger, teacher, public speaker, and thought leader in these areas of expertise. As the Coaching Practice Lead, he provides teaching and consultation for associates to ensure high-quality services for all Keystone Partners clients. He also trains and provides certification for executive coaches.

Credentials:

  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Chicago

  • MD, Harvard Medical School

  • BA, Yale College

  • Faculty Fellow, Harvard University Center for Ethics & the Professions

  • Certified Coach, ICF

  • Master Certified Coach, Center for Executive Coaching

State:MA

Client Services Manager

Patti Visconti

Patti co-leads a team that ensures the efficient and effective delivery of Keystone Partners’ services. Patti is responsible for all client report creation and development including program and survey results. She is also charged with monitoring, strategizing, and overseeing client outreach activity.

Prior to joining Keystone in 2012, Patti worked in direct mail marketing and fundraising. She specialized in project and client relationship management as well as team leadership.

With over 20 years’ client services experience, Patti also brings deep analytical skills to her expertise in reporting for client companies.

State:MA

Senior Career Consultant

Marcy Tannenbaum-Fox

Marcy has extensive experience coaching and advising executives, managers, and individual contributors. She focuses on empowering clients to find the clarity to make informed career decisions and create winning strategies to achieve the desired results.

Marcy specializes in co-creating accurate narratives that are both engaging and effective. She believes that a strong narrative informs resume creation, networking, interviewing, and LinkedIn optimization.

Marcy has facilitated stress management and change management seminars and served as a faculty member and career advisor at hospitals and to nursing students. She is a Certified Physician Development Coach who understands the unique challenges and circumstances of the new physician executive.

Marcy is a CPI Master Career Transition Consultant, a Certified New Horizons Coach, and an Associate Certified Coach by ICF.  She has an MEd in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and dual BAs in Psychology and Performing Arts from American University.

State:MA

Career Consultant

Kristen A Tagliamonte

Kristen focuses on career transitions and leadership development. She spent nearly 30 years in HR leadership roles across multiple industries including financial services, professional services, insurance, and higher education. Specializing in talent development, she has expertise in strategic business partnering, leadership development, talent management, strategy development & execution, project management, and team leadership. She has a proven ability to collaboratively work across all organizational levels up to the C-suite to identify, attract, and develop talent.

Kristen is a Certified Professional Coach by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of New Hampshire Durham.

State:MA

Senior Career Consultant

Lisa Shannon

Lisa provides one-on-one career consulting to clients across all industries and roles. Lisa also develops, delivers, and facilitates group learning on resume development, networking, interviewing skills, and negotiation.

With over 20 years’ HR experience, Lisa has expertise in coaching clients on impactful interactions with HR professionals and hiring managers and in helping clients articulate their key strengths in the marketplace.

In addition to career management and coaching, Lisa has supported clients with staffing, training, organizational development, and program development. Before becoming a career consultant, Lisa held an HR Manager role in the staffing, fitness, and publishing industries.

Lisa served on the Lynnfield School Committee for five years and was a member of the Lynnfield Business Coalition.

Lisa holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is certified in Lominger Leadership Architect and Voices, and is a CPI Master Career Transition Consultant.

State:MA

Senior Career Consultant

Michelle M Rouse

Michelle is a Senior Career Consultant out of the Providence office. She provides career transition assistance, talent management, and counseling to her clients. She has extensive corporate experience as a senior HR professional at Oracle and Biogen, including experience in managing her own HR consulting firm. Her expertise encompasses employee relations, coaching, performance management, and recruitment. Michelle incorporates her HR management experience with her strong business knowledge in helping clients successfully transition into new career opportunities or planning for retirement.

Michelle holds an MA in Communication Management from Emerson College and a BA in HR Management from Simmons University.  She is also a Certified New Horizons Coach.

Michelle has been a member of the Wrentham Elementary School Committee and a founder of the Wrentham Elementary School Trust. Also, she is the Founder of, and volunteers her time with, the Wrentham Angels, a network of volunteers supporting families in crisis.

State:RI

Senior Career Consultant

Taryn Ratner

Taryn consults with professionals from a diverse range of industries, functions, and organizational levels. She brings over 12 years' HR experience across several industries including retail, manufacturing and defense. Most recently, she was HR Manager for a major defense contractor and led the career development and mentoring programs within a business unit.

Taryn is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and CPI Career Transition Consultant. She has an MA in HR and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and completed her undergraduate work, concentrating in Psychology and Industrial and Labor Relations, at Kansas State University. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

State:MA

Client Services Manager

Christine Pozzuto

Cris co-leads a team that ensures the efficient and effective delivery of Keystone Partners’ services. She brings over 20 years’ professional client-services to her role and is responsible for large-scale onsite notifications, on-site career centers, MomentumTM database accuracy, and reporting of candidate and program metrics.

Cris is responsible for the planning and forecasting of consultant resources. Her operational duties include expense and invoice processing for assessments and on-site notifications.

Cris joined Keystone in 1995 before moving into her client services role in 2009. Prior experience includes Wang Labs and Scudder Investments.

State:MA

Senior Career Consultant

Janet Parker

Janet has devoted over 25 years to helping people create more successful and fulfilling professional and personal lives through the facilitation of seminars and training programs.

She apprenticed with an international personal development training company and became a lead facilitator for large group transformational seminars, specializing in advanced intensive work to overcome limitations. She has worked with over 10,000 people throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and South America.

Janet has developed and led corporate trainings in topics such as leadership, presentation skills, team development, customer service, communication skills, coaching and more. Her industry experience includes healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, computer technology, and education.

She is a Certified New Horizons Coach and CPI Master Career Transition Coach, and is a Certified Coach by ICF.

Janet’s unique background and years of in-depth work with people have given her a profound understanding of what makes human beings “tick.” She brings this to her work in training and consulting with Keystone.

State:MA

Career Consultant

Jane Mahoney Outar

Jane Mahoney Outar has partnered with clients in career transitions for over 20 years, specializing in working with job seekers from business, finance, and international backgrounds. She brings a range of experiences to her coaching, including career coaching of MBA and specialized master’s candidates, facilitation of career development courses, corporate relations, executive search, and workforce development.

Jane has worked with clients from a range of sectors including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, higher education and government; and functions including executive management, human resources, operations, finance, and sales and marketing.

Jane holds an MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business and a Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College, and is a member of the Institute of Coaching.

State:MA

Senior Career Consultant

Tad Mayer

Tad coaches individuals in career development and through their job search. He helps create relief, hope, direction, and results for job seekers in transition.

Tad has co-authored the forthcoming book Own the Job Hunt, overlaying the entire job search process with cutting edge negotiation thinking and practice. He has been quoted in online venues like U.S.News regarding missteps in career development and has been interviewed on radio stations across the country.

He served as an adjunct professor at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, and has guest lectured at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and MIT Sloan.

Tad is a Co-Active Coach by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is a member of the National Career Development Association. He has an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.

State:MA

Career Consultant

Kathy Larkin

Kathy Larkin brings over 20 years’ experience in HR to her role at Keystone to her role as a Career Consultant at Keystone Partners. She consults with clients from a broad range of industries and professions, providing coaching and career guidance to individuals in career transition.

Kathy holds a BA in Psychology from Boston College and volunteers her time with organizations such as Bottom Line and Institute for Career Transitions where she works with both college students and the long-term unemployed, coaching and counseling individuals to help them transition into successful careers.

State:MA

Senior Career Consultant

Brian Hinchcliffe

Brian provides outplacement and career transition services at Keystone Partners in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. He specializes in outplacement, career coaching, recruiting, staffing, as well as talent and organization development.

Brian was previously CEO of Kurru, LLC, a Texas-talent consulting firm he co-founded, since in 1999. Recently, he led the Executive Career Transition practice of Career Partners International (CPI) LLC in Texas and Louisiana, building a strong Executive Network. As Senior Recruitment Consultant with Performance Search Group, he recruited for difficult-to-fill C-level, executive, managerial, and engineering technical positions for client companies. As VP Senior Consultant with Right Management in North Texas, Brian provided career and executive coaching.

Brian is a certified CPI Senior Career Transition Consultant, a Certified New Horizons Coach, and is certified in the CPI Facilitator Manager as Coach Learning Series®.

Brian had international experience as an organizational change consultant and has previously sold HR technology. He holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate school of Management and a BS in Psychology from the University of Sydney.

State:TX

Senior Career Consultant

Tom Higgins

Tom provides one-on-one coaching and delivers training programs for corporate executives and professionals. He has been a senior HR and Organizational Development executive with Fortune 500 Companies, including CHRO to international corporations. Tom has led organizational change initiatives and leadership development programs within these global organizations. He provides clients with special insights about corporate perspectives and practices in the talent selection process.

Tom holds an MS in Organizational Development from American University and a BS from Cornell University in Industrial Relations, where he was awarded the President John F. Kennedy Memorial Award for exceptional leadership in Community and Public Service.

State:MA

Career Consultant

Maureen Hanahoe

Maureen is responsible for delivering strategic transition programs that include career, development, management, and transition coaching. She works with professionals at every level, and from a diverse range of industries.

Maureen’s background includes over 25 years’ experience in HR, with a great deal of specialty in talent management, development, recruiting, and coaching. She has worked across many different sectors, including non-profit, financial services, consulting, manufacturing, and life sciences.

She holds an MBA from Virginia Tech, with a focus on HR and International Business, and earned a BBA in Marketing from Saint Mary’s College.

State:NC

Senior Career Consultant

Maria Grasso

Maria brings over 25 years’ leadership and organizational development experience to her Senior Career Consultant role at Keystone Partners, where she advises executives, managers, and individual contributors in career transition. Her areas of expertise include executive, management, professional development, coaching, and all aspects of talent and performance management which, coupled with her strong business knowledge, help clients successfully transition into new career opportunities.

Maria’s background includes senior management positions with Fidelity Investments, Engility (formerly Dynamics Research Corporation), Capgemini (formerly Capgemini Ernst & Young/Gemini Consulting) and consulting engagements in the financial services, technology, healthcare, professional services, hospitality, and biopharmaceutical sectors.

Maria is a member of the HR Leadership Forum and the Boston Facilitators Roundtable. She is a CPI Senior Career Transition Consultant and holds an MEd in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

State:MA

Career Consultant

Judith Clare

Judy is responsible for delivering strategic transition programs that include career counseling, career development, and career management. With over 30 years’ experience in career counseling and education, Judy works with professionals at every level from a broad range of industries.

For 20 years, Judy was the director of the Amica Center for Career Education at Bryant University. She is on the Board of Directors of Sojourner House and is active on the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England Board.

She holds a BS from Bryant University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies and an MEd in counseling from Rhode Island College. She also holds a certificate in management from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

State:RI

Senior Career Consultant

John Adduci

John is a CPI Senior Career Transition Consultant for Keystone Partners where he advises mid-to-senior-level managers, executives, and individual contributors who are in career transition. John has 25 years’ HR Management experience in the financial services sector. He has extensive experience in executive recruiting and employee relations.

John is currently a lecturer at Emmanuel College and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business in the areas of career development and human resources management. He holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts and an MA from Emmanuel College.

State:MA

Senior Career Consultant

Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams is a career management expert, job search specialist, and leadership coach, providing knowledge and resources to professionals in job transition or new to management. For the past 10 years, Lisa has worked with hundreds of professionals, guiding them through outplacement and job search.

She brings 11 years in HR, as an HR Generalist, HRMS Sales Engineer, Recruiter, and Client Training Expert, as well as 10 years in business development, marketing, and operations as Senior Manager or Director within the internet industry at organizations such as the Omni Parker House Hotel, American Express, Lawson Software, Lycos, Monster, and HR Resolved.

She serves as a mentor to professional women through 4WordWomen.org. Lisa previously co-hosted a leadership podcast called “LeadThis!” and contributed her career expertise and coaching to WorkItDaily.com.

She holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Career Coach and Job Search Specialist.

State:NY

Career Consultant

Mary Aceto

Mary Aceto is a Career Consultant for Keystone Partners. In her role, Mary serves as strategist, business partner and career coach to professionals at all organizational levels. She is a seasoned HR professional and has worked in a diverse range of industries including retail, transportation, telecommunications, staffing and consulting.

Mary holds an MA in Counseling Education and degree BA in Sociology from Suffolk University.

State:MA

Vice President, Senior Career Consultant, Head of KP Legal

Colleen M Torell, JD

Colleen is a career management consultant, advising executives, managers, and professional individual contributors from a wide range of industries through their career transitions. Colleen also leads the Keystone Partners Legal Practice and offers specialized career management solutions for attorneys and legal professionals at all levels.

Colleen joined Keystone from law firm Choate, Hall, & Stewart, where she was Director of Legal Recruiting and Senior Manager of Professional Development. Prior to that, she was a career counselor at Boston University School of Law. Earlier in her career, Colleen was a litigator at the firm of Massery & Gillis.

Colleen is a frequent presenter, appearing before MCLE, the Boston Security Analysts Society, Harvard Law School, MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, and the Boston Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. She has also published articles on Thomson Reuters, Global Legal Post and Legal Management Magazine.

Colleen holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School and a BA from Boston College. She is a CPI Master Career Transition Consultant and is certified in MBTI as well as retirement assessments Life Options Profile and Retirement Success Profile.

State:MA

Senior Career Consultant

Marci Shaffer

Marci skillfully facilitates Keystone’s popular job search workshops and webinars, and provides 1:1 career transition coaching (virtual and in-person) and employer onsite support. Marci has been a dynamic team member of Keystone Partners for 10 years and has worked across a broad range of industries with employees at all levels. She’s most interested in helping job seekers find their best path, and move forward with greater confidence and a game plan.

Marci is widely known and recognized as an expert in coaching recent college graduates and professionals with hidden disabilities such as Aspergers/Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety Disorders.

Inspired by disability as part of diversity, Marci partners with colleges, employers, and organizations on ways to improve the hiring of, and employment outcomes for, people with disabilities.

Marci holds an MSc in HR from Northeastern University and is a Certified Coach by ICF.

State:NH

Vice President, Senior Career Consultant

Bonnie Petrovich

Bonnie is passionate about empowering people in their career transitions. She likes collaborating with clients to market their strengths and experience, “to make the invisible, visible.” She has over 20 years’ experience working in HR, training, and talent development with Fortune 500 companies and smaller businesses across a range of industries. Prior to joining Keystone Partners, Bonnie directed a New England regional training program for a Fortune "Most Admired" financial services company, coaching entrepreneurs in developing their careers and launching their businesses. She is known for her intuitive listening and supporting professionals in getting very practical results.

Bonnie has an MEd in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College. She is a Certified Professional Coach by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), was named “Career Coach of the Year - 2013” by ICF New England, and is a Certified Trainer and experienced group facilitator.

State:MA

Vice President, Career Management

Pennell Locey

Penny, VP and leader of Keystone Partners’ individual delivery practice, is a member of the Consulting Practice Leadership Team.

Penny has extensive experience in career management, HR, and leadership development, including Polaroid Corporation, consulting to organizations on implementing organization-wide training, succession planning and talent management programs, and running a successful independent career consulting practice.

She has headed restructuring, redeployment, and retraining programs, including partnering with universities and state agencies on the design and delivery of a model biotechnology retraining program.

As a founding member of the Independent Career Counseling Consortium and co-founder of New England Institute for Career Development, Penny is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, and a regular contributor to the media on career issues.

Penny holds an MEd from Boston University in Counseling Psychology and a BA from Wellesley College. She is a CPI Master Career Transition Consultant.

State:MA

Vice President, Senior Career Consultant

David Denaro

Dave advises executives, managers, and individual contributors in career planning and transition as well as leading the Keystone consultants in the Burlington and Nashua offices.

Dave has successfully coached hundreds of clients who wanted to change careers or find a similar job, and those who have considered consulting. He uses a variety of assessment tools when his clients are in the mission and purpose phase, and draws on his corporate and agency recruiting background when they are in the campaign, interview, and negotiation phases. He is a CPI Master Career Transition Consultant and a Certified New Horizons Coach.

Prior to joining Keystone in 2008, he recruited and advised leaders, individuals, and teams in financial services and technology firms ranging from partnerships to large global enterprises. He also worked for several years as an agency recruiter.

Dave holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts.

State:MA

Senior Vice President, Career Management

Mary K. Cavanaugh

Mary oversees Keystone Partners' Career Management business operations and is a member of the leadership team that sets the strategic direction and operational initiatives for the company.

She holds 20 years' HR experience in high tech, government contracting, and professional services industries – including science and biotech. Mary joined Keystone Partners to leverage her deep experience coaching clients in their career management strategy. Her expertise encompasses career development, performance management, recruiting and selection, and training.

A frequent presenter and panel member, Mary has discussed career management issues and innovations at MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the CFA Society of Boston, and the Boston Securities Traders Association.

Mary received her BA from Boston College. She is also a CPI Master Career Transition Consultant and Certified New Horizons Coach.

State:MA

COO

Tim Baldwin

Tim is responsible for Career Management, technology, and driving operational efficiency at Keystone Partners.

Tim has nearly 20 years’ experience in growth strategy, operational improvement, and change leadership with technology-enabled business models.  Most recently, he has held senior operating roles at Cengage Learning and itslearning.

Tim holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, an MS in Engineering from Dartmouth College, and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Phone:617-720-7300

State:MA

Vice President

Buck Rogers

Buck has over 25 years’ organizational leadership experience at all levels, from team leader to CEO, which equips him well to serve as a trusted advisor to organizations in the areas of leadership development, coaching, career management and organizational transitions.

Previously, Buck worked in the recruiting and search, software, and IT consulting sectors with experience in startup, turnaround, acquisition, and growth environments. His roles have included SVP of DynPro, CEO of Core Health Technologies, and VP of LexisNexis and TMP Worldwide.

Buck is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a decorated veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

Phone:919-600-0118

State:NC

Vice President

Bill Cornish

Bill works with organizations to develop solutions that meet their talent management needs in the areas of leadership development, career transition, and executive coaching.

His sharp business acumen and partnering approach create trusting client relationships. Bill brings more than 30 years’ experience in executive team building, leadership development, selection and assessment, and career transition to his role. He has conducted executive team building courses worldwide with clients such as Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Cathay Pacific, Gore-Tex, HSBC, and INSEAD.

Bill is certified in a variety of programs and assessments including Counselor Selling, The Versatile Salesperson, Targeted Selection, Interaction Management, MBTI, Leadership Effective Analysis, and the Individual Directions Inventory.

Bill holds an MA in Education from the University of Minnesota and a BS in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska.

Phone:630-571-0123

State:IL

President - Chicago

John Myers

John is expert in executive and organizational assessment, and is a sought-after consultant, from leadership issues to private equity partners, corporate executives and boards.

John is a past Chairman of the Board of Career Partners International (CPI) LLC, one of the world’s largest talent management companies. Prior to becoming an executive coach, he was a successful executive with Federal Signal Corporation and held positions in general management with P&L accountability, and sales and marketing leadership.

He has coached executives globally from Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. His approach focuses on tangible business outcomes and his style is best described as pragmatic and rigorous. John provides highly customized services to the individuals being coached, as well as to the specific situation driving the engagement.

John is certified in MBTI and DiSC, and is trained in the “Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Lencioni.

He holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Phone:630-571-0123

State:IL

Partner

Linda Sweet

Linda brings more than 15 years’ organizational development, talent management, strategic HR and organizational consulting, business development, and coaching experience.

Linda manages client account relationships, providing strategic solutions in the areas of leadership development, career transition, executive coaching, and succession planning.

Linda began her career in the Energy industry, managing the training and development function at MidCon Corporation, a natural gas transmission company. Linda built and managed an in-house learning and development function at Galileo International, and consulted with and conducted training for Motorola, Inc. and Allstate Insurance. She has volunteered with HRMAC.

She received an MA in HR Development from National Louis University and a BA in Business Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Phone:630-571-0123

State:IL

Partner

Paul Schneider

Paul brings over 25 years’ professional HR experience in a variety of industries, from the plant level to corporate headquarters.

Previously, Paul was a Partner at Strategic Talent Solutions, President and CEO of Grant Alexander, an executive search firm based in Chicago, and the founder of Scherer Schneider Paulick LLC (SSP). Paul’s corporate experience includes Reynolds Metals Company, International Harvester, USG Corporation, and Griffith Laboratories.

He served on the Board of Directors and was a Secretary for HRMAC, a Board Member and Secretary for the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters (IACPR), on the Board of Advisors for Loyola University, and on the Board of Directors for Outplacement International Partners. Paul is a former trustee for Adler University in Chicago and is currently on the Board of Directors for Dominican University's Brennan Graduate School of Business.

Paul received a MSIR in HR from Loyola University Chicago and a BS in Political Science from Benedictine College.

Phone:630-571-0123

State:IL

Vice President

Traci Delgado

Traci brings more than 15 years’ experience as a talent development leader across a wide range of industries. She builds and fosters relationships, consulting with clients about leadership development and career transition opportunities and challenges.

Traci partners with HR Executives and C-Suite Leaders to build global learning and leadership development strategies and solutions that align to the organization’s top talent management initiatives.

She holds an MA in Education from Kent State University and a BS in Marketing from the University of Toledo.

Phone:630-571-0123

State:IL

Senior Partner, Managing Director

Howard Seidel, EdD, JD

Howard leads the Essex Partners practice and works with executive clients across a wide range of industries.

With over 25 years’ experience, Howard has guided hundreds of executives with his in-depth knowledge of the strategic and tactical elements of career coaching, career transition, and career change. Before moving to Essex, Howard was a VP at Keystone Associates.

Previously, Howard served in various roles at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), including helping build the company’s first external change management practice. Additionally, Howard spent three years as a Manager at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Howard has achieved national recognition for his insights on career matters, being interviewed by various media outlets including Inc. and the Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared as a career expert for New England Cable News (NECN).

Howard holds an EdD from Harvard University and a BA and JD from The George Washington University.

State:MA

Chairman of the Board

Ralph Roberto

Ralph chairs the board of directors for Keystone Partners. Previously, he served as President and CEO of the firm; he founded the Essex Partners division in 1999. He has deep experience in the human capital aspects of organizational leadership, organizational restructuring, and executive coaching.

Recognized as a leading authority on executive career issues, he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, and Human Resource Executive.

Ralph is the former Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors at Direct Federal Credit Union, where he was also a board member. Ralph has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at the former Deaconess-Waltham Hospital.

Ralph received his MBA from Boston University's Questrom School of Business and a BA in History from Boston College. He has completed the Consumer Marketing Program at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the Advanced Leadership Program at the Center for Creative Leadership. He is also a Certified Executive Coach by the Center for Executive Coaching.

Phone:617-720-7300

State:MA

Managing Partner

Elaine Varelas

Elaine brings more than 20 years' experience consulting to organizations focused on resolving complex career management issues, including workforce planning, redeployment, and multisite restructurings. She has expertise in career consulting, coaching, and leadership development and has worked with executive management teams to improve organizational effectiveness. Elaine’s experience spans a broad range of industries and businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, start-up ventures, and not-for-profit organizations.

In her role as Managing Partner, Elaine spearheads all sales and marketing activities across Keystone Partners. She currently serves as treasurer of Career Partners International, LLC, after serving as Chairman of the Board.

A graduate of the Management Development Program at Boston University, Elaine holds an MEd from the University of Vermont and a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where she also served on the Board of Trustees. She is a Certified Executive Coach by the Center for Executive Coaching and MBTI certified.

Highly regarded for her industry experience and insights, Elaine is frequently sought after for her advice and writes regular columns for The Boston Globe’s Ask the Job Doc and Money Inc. in the Globe's Money and Careers section.

Phone:617-720-7300

State:MA

Vice President

Brenda Stanton

Brenda consults with organizations on corporate workplace, career management, and leadership development. She advises HR leaders on complex, multi-site global restructuring and outplacement needs, C-level executive transitions, and talent and leadership development initiatives including executive coaching, team effectiveness, and management training.

Brenda has served as a career transition consultant and trainer, advising professionals at all levels to define career targets and up-level opportunities, and successfully achieve their career aspirations.  Prior to Keystone, she spent 15 years in business development and marketing roles at publishing, advertising, and technology firms.

Brenda is an active member of New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) and frequently speaks to professional associations including NEHRA and DisruptHR Boston. Brenda is a certified career coach with Coach Training Alliance (CTA). She holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. She is also a Certified Executive Coach by the Center for Executive Coaching.

Phone:781-221-7940

State:MA

Vice President

Omar Saldana

Omar serves as a trusted advisor to organizations to achieve their business goals through leadership development and career management.

He joined Keystone Partners with more than 20 years’ experience in management and human resources, with expertise in performance management, leadership development, career development, and compensation. Previously, Omar worked in the biotechnology, professional services, technology, and higher education sectors for organizations including Harvard University, Genzyme, and Cubist. He is SPHR certified and is fluent in Spanish.

Omar is an active member of NEHRA and HRLF, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts as well as its Board Nominating and Development Committee, and its Membership Committee. He holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern Graduate School of Business and a BS in Consumer Economics from Cornell University.

Phone:617-720-7300

State:MA

Senior Vice President

Debbie Noschese

Debbie consults with organizations and senior leaders on complex career transition and planning issues. Her areas of focus include biotech, professional services, financial services, technology, not-for-profit, and higher education. Areas of expertise include career transition, executive coaching, leadership development, and training.

Debbie has demonstrated expertise supporting organizations with Notifier Training and RIF Planning, and HR professionals with strategic networking.

Previously, Debbie worked in business development at Eastman Kodak Company, where she served as a Marketing Education Specialist at Kodak’s internationally acclaimed Marketing Education Center in Rochester, New York.

She is a member of HRLF, New Talent Management Network – Boston, and Driving HR. Recent speaking engagements include the NEHRA2018 Conference and the Bentley University MBA program.

Debbie has a BS in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and served as an officer of the Medfield School Committee for 13 years.

Phone:617-720-7300

State:MA

Senior Vice President

Kim Littlefield

Kim has more than 20 years’ experience in business development in the human capital consulting space where she advises organizations and executives on complex workforce planning, leadership development, and career transition issues.

Kim provides a strategic approach to career management and works with global organizations to guide the development of successful programs for retention, leadership development, executive coaching, team building, and management training.

Before joining Keystone, Kim was a certified senior trainer with Dale Carnegie where she taught courses on human relations, communication, leadership, sales, and presentation skills.

Kim is a sought-after speaker on topics including networking, negotiating and personal branding. She has also written and contributed to articles on networking, resiliency, and Stay Interview programs.

Kim holds an MS in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University and a BS in Business Administration from Bryant University.

Phone:617-720-7300

State:MA

CEO

Mary Fay Kattman

Mary Fay oversees the daily operations of Keystone Partners, and has more than 20 years' financial management experience.

Previously, Mary Fay co-founded Store to Door, where she served as CFO, Secretary, and Treasurer and was instrumental in determining the strategic direction of the company. She was also involved in two other start-ups, both of which were successfully sold to large public companies.

She holds an MBA from Babson College and a BS in Accounting from the University of Vermont. She is also a CPA.

Mary Fay was a founding member of the Mobile Self Storage Association and served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for four years. She is a member of the Treasurers Club of Boston.

Phone:617-720-7300

State:MA

Senior Vice President

David Hennessy

With 19 years experience in management, training, and sales, Dave consults on employee transitions/outplacement and advises organizations on robust leadership development and executive coaching programs.

Dave hosts “The Hennessy Report” podcast – a free flowing conversation with leaders in Human Resources talking about the industry, themselves, and their work. “The Hennessy Report” is produced by Keystone Partners in cooperation with NEHRA.

A member of NEHRA’s Board of Directors, Dave also serves as Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Reading Municipal Light Department, a municipal utility serving 29,000 customers in four towns north of Boston. He holds an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and a BS in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Phone:617-720-7300

State:MA