Over the years, CMP has built a team of uniquely experienced and passionate professionals. This team represents deep experience across industry and function. Each person has had experience on both sides of the desk, as an inside leader and as an outside consultant. We go to great lengths to ensure we match the right client with the right CMP person.
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Scott most recently ran the professional development and assessment practice for a Kansas City-based HR management firm. Up to that, he led the talent management and engagement functions at an international data center company where his responsibilities included talent acquisition and assessment, learning and development, management training, performance management, workforce planning, and employee engagement. Prior to his corporate role, Scott spent over 20 years consulting to hundreds of companies in two consulting organizations and his own firm. His roles included strategic leadership, programs/systems design and implementation, thought leadership, client management and delivery, and business development.
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With over 30 years of experience in Human Resources, Kim is a seasoned veteran of executive leadership. In her career, she has been actively promoted to key CEO and Board of Director advisory roles, showing her willingness to go above and beyond in order to help a company and, most importantly, people, succeed.
Kim has broad-based industry experience in retail, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing. Prior to joining CMP, she was the Chief Administrative Officer of The Lasalle, Group, Inc., a privately-held memory care provider. While there, she handled all aspects of human resources, legal, information technology, and marketing, increasing hiring effectiveness and reducing turnover. Before her role at LaSalle, Kim was the Executive Human Resource Consultant for the George W. Bush Foundation, establishing the Human Resource function for the organization, as well as hiring over 100 employees during a five year period. Kim has also served as the CHRO for Blockbuster, Inc., Vizient (VHA), Chase, and The Williams Companies.
Kim received her B.S. in Communication (Organizational Development) from Oklahoma State University. She is also involved in a number of organizations, including Exodus Ministries, and Executives in Action, as well as sitting on the board of directors for The Family Place, The University of Dallas, Inroads, and Family Gateway. Additionally, Kim is a CASA Advocate.
Genena is a highly sought-after Executive Coach, Career & Diversity Consultant and Best- Selling author. She works with executives, managers and high potential professionals in the areas of leadership development, executive presence, vision casting, career management and brand identification. Genena is particularly passionate about supporting women in leadership and in life. Her genuine heart for people, and her engaging and authentic personality is what initially draws those around her. Genena is great with creating enthusiasm in others and influences most people with her approachable and understanding demeanor.
Prior to she served as a consultant for Caliber Home Loans as an Executive Coach & Executive Recruiter. Genena’s prior experiences include Vice President & Executive Recruiter with The Jacob Group, Director, Diversity and Inclusion at CHRISTUS Health, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Wells Fargo Bank, and the Target Corporation as Executive Recruiter for the Marshall Field’s Company. Prior to Target, Genena held many human resources roles within Pillsbury and Siemens Corporation, where she served as Human Resources Generalist, College Recruiting Manager and Diversity Strategist--developing and implementing a wide range of human resource strategies and initiatives.
Genena holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University and completed graduate work at the University of Minnesota in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. She is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) through the HRCI, and a Certified Diversity Management (CDM) recipient. Genena is a former board and executive committee member of CIS/Communities in Schools. Genena’s professional organization and non-profit memberships include WOVI (Women of Visionary Influence, McKinney Chapter, Dallas HR, the National Association of Health Service Executives, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. the first African American Sorority founded in 1908.
Genena is an ICF ACC certified Professional Coach. Genena brings over 25 years of Human Resources experience. Her education, certifications and experience speak for themselves. Her clients are mostly women who find themselves at a point in life where they are either identifying a shift in life, a career transition or starting over in the most surprising times of their lives. After spending 25 years in HR, Genena branched off 2 years ago and is now President and Founder of Metamorphosis Coaching LLC.
Genena is a Amazon #1 Best Selling author of “Bravely She Flies” released in May 2017, and also a contributing author of “Breaking Barriers: A Woman’s Toolkit for Success” published by PWN.
Susan is an executive coach, career, and leadership development consultant who gets an adrenaline rush from helping people achieve success.
Mindful that each person exhibits unique experiences and goals, Susan uncovers a client’s gifts to overcome personal roadblocks, become better leaders, and advance or transition into rewarding
leadership roles. She believes that when people achieve, it sparks universal balance, and this is called the “Golden Ratio.”
Susan’s real-world background allows her to empathize, yet help executives bridge the gap between good and great. Her experience in leadership development, executive coaching, and human resources comes from working for a prestigious university, Fortune 100 companies, and private talent development and human capital practices. For two decades, she has personally coached and marketed thousands of leaders across Fortune organizations, academic institutions, and the Department of Defense, Pentagon, Intelligence Community, and White House.
Specific areas of expertise include:
Ø Executive Coaching
Ø Leadership Development Design & Execution
Ø Strategic Career Development
In addition to co-authoring the 2015 release of Leveraging LinkedIn for Job Search Success, Susan is an active member and contributing writer to industry-related associations, book publications, and mainstream newspapers and websites. She holds a master’s degree in human resources development from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Ursuline College.
Susan’s professional assessment and coaching certifications include: Hogan Assessments, Leadership Development Program Design, Social-Emotional Intelligence Coach, 360s, Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), International Job & Career Transition Coach (IJCTC), and a Master Federal Career Coach & Trainer (MFCCT).
Colleen Townsley Brinkmann is a CMP Senior Consultant focused on Strategy and Brand for not-for-profit companies. Colleen brings over 30 years of successful leadership in high growth and turnaround purpose-driven organizations.
Prior to joining CMP, Colleen was North Texas Food Bank Chief Philanthropy Officer overseeing the strategic development and implementation of their philanthropy and donor services efforts. Colleen culminated her 16-year career with NTFB by leading its three-year, historic $55 million Stop Hunger Build Hope capital campaign, and raising over $110 million between 2015 - 2018 for operations and capital needs. Under her leadership, NTFB’s public support increased by 588%, from $2.6 million in 2004 to $17.9 million in 2018.
Prior to this role, she was NTFB’s Chief Marketing Officer responsible for building the organization’s award-winning brand which is ranked number one in unaided brand awareness regionally.
In her book Moonshot Leadership: Catalyzing an Enduring Non-Profit Brand (Against All Odds), Colleen speaks passionately about her journey from an obscure village in India to her impact as a nationally-recognized nonprofit leader and the wisdom she’s gained along the way. It is a deeply personal story and includes principles, learnings and reflection exercises that will benefit nonprofit CEOs and executives, Board members as well as social entrepreneurs. Her story merits being told.
An innovator and risk-taker, she is often called upon to advise non-profit peers, CEOs and corporate leaders on social responsibility, philanthropy, cause marketing and nonprofit branding.
One of her highest honors was to be the first to receive NTFB’s newest award, The Jan Pruitt Legacy Award, named for the Food Bank’s former CEO Jan Pruitt who passed away in 2017. The Greater Dallas US-India Chamber of Commerce presented her with the Community Service Award in 2013, and in 2011 and 2012 she received Feeding America’s “Good to Great Marketing Program of the Year” and “Good to Great Fundraising Program of the Year” awards, respectively.
Steve Callisher has a diverse background with deep experience in talent acquisition, employee development and outplacement. Steve has also held roles in Production Management, Human Resources Management, HR Consulting, Executive Search/Contract Services, and Business Development. His experience has spanned over several industries, especially technology and professional services. He has worked with profit and not-for-profit organizations, public and private companies, union and non-union environments, and both domestic organizations and subsidiaries of foreign companies; UK and Japanese headquartered.
Mr. Callisher has served on numerous committees and Boards of Directors for various Human Resources organizations, is regularly invited to present and facilitate panel discussions on HR and Talent Management topics, and is active on several diversity initiatives. He is a past President of the electronics Personnel Association and a recipient of the Inroads "Advisor of the Year" award. He has also been involved for many years in college relations activities.
Mr. Callisher earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago, holds a master’s in business administration, with honors, from Roosevelt University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Sandra Lopez Garza combines her 18+ year’s leadership experience with her solid bottom line career coaching approach. Her own career has given her a series of administrative and coaching experience, leadership training, and mentoring, and conflict resolution training.
With Sandra’s background in education and leadership development, she has developed new leaders and worked with many individuals as an internal career consultant. Sandra’s passion and mission provide a guiding light to job seekers and career changers as they navigate the waters of an ever-changing world of work. She works collaboratively, in partnership with her clients to identify the real issue(s), match values with career choices, gain more self-awareness, explore options, overcome obstacles and set goals with accountability.
Sandra has been member of United Way Leadership Society, Texas Principals and Supervisors Association, MANA Fort Worth, and The Hispanic Women’s Network. She currently serves on various boards, holding leadership roles within the community. She has volunteered in mentoring middle/high school students, while assisting in raising over 1/4 million dollars in college scholarships.
Areas of career consulting specialties include Career Transition; Career Change; Career Decisions; Retirement, Life and Career Options; Leadership Development; Program Management; Performance Coaching; and Training and Development.
Sandra earned her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her post graduate studies have been at the University of North Texas and attended the Harvard School Urban School Leaders Program.
Joseph brings his clients over 25 years of business experience in various executive roles in companies ranging from startups to C-Level management of publicly-traded companies, both in the US and abroad, including PepsiCo, Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center, General Mills, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Rosinter, GameStop and HAVAS. Joseph’s international experience includes over 25 countries, including expatriate residency in both Germany and Russia.
Joseph has unique expertise in the restaurants industry, having most recently served as SVP/CMO of one of Europe’s largest publicly-traded restaurant holding companies (9 restaurant brands, 11 countries, 450+ restaurants). He also worked in PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut division, Head of International Marketing for Wingstop, and as VP of a marketing services agency, with Popeye’s, Domino’s, Dunkin Brands, TGI Friday’s, and Carl’s Jr.
Joseph understands that success is measured through hardline numbers as well as executives’ quality of life. He is a committed listener who focuses on truly understanding each client’s needs, goals and vision. He provides proven strategies, tools, accountability, and motivation to ensure that each client
achieves their definition of success. Joseph’s customized coaching sessions allow clients to lift themselves out of the ”weeds” and plan like business visionaries.
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Joseph graduated 2nd in his MBA class at Brigham Young University’s Marriot School of Management. He invests 150+ hours of continuing education annually to maintain his business coaching certification. Joseph earned a rigorous approval by the World Bank’s IFC to work with their lending clients to provide oversight and executive development. Joseph was selected by one of DFW’s top rated businesses to work for as their exclusive coach to senior executives in business development and executive effectiveness.
Melissa Labor is a results-driven organizational development leader that provides a unique blend of strategic and creative talents. She brings a solid track record of over 20 years of experience partnering with organizations to deliver strong results and build environments with highly engaged people. Prior to launching her consulting career, she held several Executive HR leadership roles in commercial real estate, manufacturing and retail industries.
Recent examples of these partnerships include involvement in the development of a 7 year Vision for an organization experiencing changes in senior leadership and industry disruption. One of the deliverables from this vision was a robust leadership development strategy to address challenges and opportunities at all levels. Melissa also developed a comprehensive and effective evaluation of the organization's performance management process resulting in changes aligned with organizational and individual goals.
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Melissa earned her BBA with HR emphasis from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) through the HRCI, and a Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP) through SHRM. She is currently on the board of The Real Estate Council, a board advisor for The Salvation Army HR Committee and former board member for Dallas HR and Collin County HR. Her contributions to the HR community have been recognized by her peers through nominations for Ogletree Deakins HR Professional of the Year and Dallas HR Executive of the Year.
Kathleen quickly creates robust coaching relationships built on empathy and trust. A sense of humor, keen perception and active listening skills help 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 has worked with 80% of the Fortune 500, along with private equity, privately held and nonprofit enterprises. Working nationally, she’s been in all regions of the United States (plus Canada). In addition, she has held an advised in strategic planning for large RIFs and is considered to be a subject matter expert in career transition logistics.
Both as a Clinical Psychotherapist and career transition coach, Kathleen has met folks at an interesting juncture in their lives where a change is needed. She is not only able to work comfortably one-on-one, but also in group settings (seminars/workshops) or managing projects (up to 1,000 employees).
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Bachelor of Arts - Social Work, Western Illinois University
Sommer is the founder of Sommer Neff Consulting LLC, an agency that helps organizations develop quality programs, great teams, and diverse funding.
Sommer's non-profit career spans over a decade and began when she moved from Houston to Denton to attend the University of North Texas. There she found a passion for civil rights, specifically interested in women's movements and fulfilled multiple social justice jobs, including victim advocacy and volunteering internationally with the Peace Corps. She moved to Denver to obtain her Masters, focusing on leadership and organizational development. She went on to direct and guide multiple projects, designing top performing programs and teams.
Through her experience, Sommer has learned that designing for social change should not only be innovative but also sustainable with responsible fundraising. She believes that an organization is only as good as the people who run it, and therefore, professional development and staff wellness should play a key part.
Sommer has a BSW and MSW in Social Work where she specialized in community organizational development and leadership. She also has a Yoga teacher certification and incorporates mindfulness into her daily life.
Terry Price has operated at the executive level for decades – as a CEO and C-Suite executive, and for the last 20 years as Partner with Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm. A seven-time recipient of the firm’s annual Lou Rieger Quality Award, Terry focused on the recruitment of board directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, group and divisional general managers and other senior C-level operating executives.
Terry is in the unique position of having supported the successful transition of thousands of executives, both as a hiring leader and executive search professional. He is often referenced as a foremost authority on executive search and transition.
In the role of CMP Executive Coach and Outplacement Consultant, Terry’s areas of expertise include:
Terry graduated from Wagner College, where he earned a B.S. in economics and business administration. He has chaired and served on numerous technology industry-related associations and organizations. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. At UTD, Terry mentors MBA students as they plan their careers. Terry has also earned a certification with Hogan Assessments.