team

clarity. vision. leadership.

“The success of our organization is directly related to the quality and character of those involved”
– Rick Simmons, chief executive officer

“What if one firm could address the human dynamics you need and want to (‘address’v. just ‘talk about’?) talk about, PLUS the tangibles and metrics you have to consider… with equal rigor? That’s what telos is built to do.”
-Wendy Blaszak, chief consulting officer

telos’ strength is rooted in the quality and character of our team: a world-class cohort of talent, uniquely equipped as agents of transformation and progress.

Consultants

Andi Rupert
Coordinator, Consulting Services
Andi Rupert
Coordinator, Consulting Services
Nothing makes me feel more accomplished than taking care of the people around me in any way that I can. I enjoy being of help and support to others in their successes, that's my personal success, too

Alberto Arroyo

Senior Consultant

Katherine Bailey

Senior Consultant

Colleen Bastian

Senior Consultant

Rose Bator

Senior Consultant

Rita Brauneck

Senior Consultant

Lyn Christian

Senior Consultant

Pamela Clark

Senior Consultant

Suzanne Coonan

Senior Consultant

Maria Coyne

Senior Consultant

Lyne Desormeaux

Senior Consultant

Bruce Flareau

Senior Consultant

Liz Guthridge

Senior Consultant

Mike Herzog
Chief Experience Officer
Mike Herzog
Chief Experience Officer
For me, curiosity is one of the highest virtues. It opens so many doors. Better solutions. Deeper connection. Reduced suffering. The world would be a better place if we were all more curious.

Jenifer Hill

Senior Consultant

Chris Hoff

Senior Consultant

Chris Howard

Senior Consultant

Nora Infante

Senior Consultant

Michael Leytem

Senior Consultant

Marty Maddin

Senior Consultant

Julie Mangini

Senior Consultant

Laura Marshall

Senior Consultant

Laura Marvin

Senior Consultant

Yan Maschke

Senior Consultant

Bart Miller

Senior Consultant

Pam Noble

Senior Consultant

Anne Papinchak

Senior Consultant

Tom Patterson

Senior Consultant

Damaris Patterson Price

Senior Consultant

Chris Percy

Senior Consultant

Ginny Pippin

Senior Consultant

Jennifer Reitz
Experience Designer
Jennifer Reitz
Experience Designer
I believe that curiosity is the foundation of true exploration. When we show up with genuine care and curiosity, we open to possibility and create space for who or what wants to emerge.

Mira Ringler

Senior Consultant

Betsy Ross

Senior Consultant

Meg Seelbach

Senior Consultant

Caroline Taich

Senior Consultant

Dan Weiss

Senior Consultant

Suzette Williamson

Senior Consultant

Marian Wright

Senior Consultant

Lori Young

Senior Consultant

Strategic Advisors

Al Weiss
Strategic Advisor
Al Weiss
Strategic Advisor
telos reminds me of my days at Disney. Long term commitment to people and strategic partners. Pursuit of excellence in everything we do and nurturing people to their highest level of achievement.
Bryan Segedi
Strategic Advisor
Bryan Segedi
Strategic Advisor
I am gratified to be associated with telos, which consistently asks and strives to answer the challenging questions, aggressively makes investments and truly cares about achieving industry outcomes.

Directors

Ron Soeder
Director, The telos Leadership Foundation
Ron Soeder
Director, The telos Leadership Foundation
I have been fortunate to see the value of nurturing demonstrated by caring adults like those who support the telos leadership foundation to benefit and nurture youth.
Angela Fox
Director, Client Relations
Angela Fox
Director, Client Relations
I live commitment by taking time to connect with others and together building a relationship that is built on trust. I live commitment by doing what I say I will, letting my actions back up my words.
Kathy Lentner
Director, Brand Experience
Kathy Lentner
Director, Brand Experience
I am curious about the power of questions and always challenge myself to ask the better question to help those I work with get to the most useful insight.
Richard McClellan
Director, Client Partnerships
Richard McClellan
Director, Client Partnerships
One thing I love doing more than almost anything else is helping people figure out what they want, then how to get there.
Michele Niehus
Director, Operations
Michele Niehus
Director, Operations
It is important to me to encourage those I work with to be the best version of themselves. To not be afraid of opportunity that presents itself or to make their own opportunity where none exists.
Kim Paik
Director, Consulting Services
Kim Paik
Director, Consulting Services
I love supporting others’ success. Whether it is helping my kids, or working with a colleague or client, I am passionate about personal and professional development.
Henry Slyker
Director, Client Relations
Henry Slyker
Director, Client Relations
Helping others succeed is an important part of service. It's amazing to think that 100 years from today, someone may be living a better life because of something I helped a client improve today.
David Somoo
Director, Consulting Services
David Somoo
Director, Consulting Services
I believe that having a growth mindset allows for constant learning and discovery and inspires me to develop more trusting and more collaborative relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

other staff

Lee Caplan
Chief Relationship Officer
Lee Caplan
Chief Relationship Officer
I believe that you can only live forward and that the best is always yet to come. As my favorite singer-songwriter John Mellencamp sings, “save some time to dream, cause your dreams could save us all"
Jeannine Gury
Experience Designer
Jeannine Gury
Experience Designer
I believe that authentic connection, grounded in thoughtful consideration and genuine gratitude, creates opportunity to engage in a client’s unbounded possibility.
Harry Pepper
Experience Designer
Harry Pepper
Experience Designer
I believe that compassionate support and nurturing is the most effective way to help leaders to discover their unique strengths.
Bob Schultek
Director, Consulting Services
Bob Schultek
Director, Consulting Services
Every person is a source of energy, with an exceptional set of gifts to contribute, and the potential to leverage their unique perspective, insight, and experience to make a difference.
Maria Stevens
Experience Designer
Maria Stevens
Experience Designer
I believe nurturing is the foundation for inspiring others to greatness both personally and professionally. Nurturing is how I show those around me that I believe in them and their potential.

Nicole Rye-Newman

client engagement manager

Thomas Matthews

senior consultant

Sally Turner

senior consultant

James Van Doren

associate director, marketing & digital engagement

Coordinators

Janelle Mainiero
Manager, Operations & Administration
Janelle Mainiero
Manager, Operations & Administration
I find immense joy when I can support others towards their chosen successes and towards their extraordinary feats.
Amanda Noel
Experience Designer
Amanda Noel
Experience Designer
Each person has unique experiences and perspectives. Understanding your needs is an integral part of designing your experiences. Through thoughtful questions I intentionally design custom experiences.
Michele Ocasio
Coordinator, Experience Design
Michele Ocasio
Coordinator, Experience Design
I take tremendous pride in striving for excellence in every aspect of my role at telos. It is personally gratifying to know that my work has a positive impact on both colleagues and clients.
Bishop Reid
Experience Designer
Bishop Reid
Experience Designer
I work to hold space for others to open up about what is real and authentic to them. I find when I commit to practices that allow me to nurture myself, I have more space to do it for others.
Jennifer Scerbo
Coordinator, Client Relations
Jennifer Scerbo
Coordinator, Client Relations
Quite simply, I strive for excellence in every task I complete, every interaction I have, and every platform we utilize.
Jennifer Tomasch
Coordinator, Consulting Services
Jennifer Tomasch
Coordinator, Consulting Services
As telos' consulting services coordinator, my commitment to the telos consultant panel is of the utmost importance.

Leadership Team

Rick Simmons
Chief Executive Officer
Rick Simmons
Chief Executive Officer
My view on helping individuals, teams, and organizations is shaped by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words: What lies behind us and what lies before us are but tiny matters as compared to what lies within us.
Amy Simmons
Chief Administrative Officer
Amy Simmons
Chief Administrative Officer
Continuous learning and mindful risk taking are key priorities I embrace every day to help propel our organization and our clients toward excellence.
Wendy Blaszak
Chief Consulting Officer
Wendy Blaszak
Chief Consulting Officer
Commitment for me is a true dedication to our values and philosophy...to become your partner and advocate in the path to further greatness.