OUR FOUNDER, MARGARET GRAZIANO
• Named “Chicago Woman Business Owner of the Year”
National Association of Women Business Owners, 2004
• Named “Influential Woman in Business"
The DuPage Business Ledger, 2003
Margaret Graziano is the CEO and Sr. Managing partner of Keen Talent Management, a recruitment & talent management solutions firm that partners with growth bound companies to maximize their people ROI.
Ms. Graziano has worked in the human capital industry since 1983, and has been coaching business leaders in implementing a conscious-hiring process and high performing recruitment and talent acquisition, retention and talent management strategies since 1999.
has long-term successful partnerships with international and emerging, mission
driven companies with commitments to hiring philosophically aligned stakeholders.
Companies attracted to adopting Margo’s
best practices are firms who know that the life of their company depends on the
people inside. Keen has successfully served business leaders in the medical
education, training & education, customer centric software, consumer goods,
foods, health & fitness, high touch, professional services, association and
She has long-term successful partnerships with international and emerging, mission driven companies with commitments to hiring philosophically aligned stakeholders. Companies attracted to adopting Margo’s best practices are firms who know that the life of their company depends on the people inside. Keen has successfully served business leaders in the medical education, training & education, customer centric software, consumer goods, foods, health & fitness, high touch, professional services, association and healthcare industries.
has several years of success history implementing spike-hiring programs for start-up
companies as well as for market leaders expanding to new geographies and
needing entire teams and departments staffed with highly skilled impact
players. KeenHire Talent Management has recently launched and implemented company
wide emerging leaders programming, retention, on-boarding and performance management
systems for companies committed to retaining and developing their high
potentials and peak performers.
Margaret has several years of success history implementing spike-hiring programs for start-up companies as well as for market leaders expanding to new geographies and needing entire teams and departments staffed with highly skilled impact players. KeenHire Talent Management has recently launched and implemented company wide emerging leaders programming, retention, on-boarding and performance management systems for companies committed to retaining and developing their high potentials and peak performers.
specialty is in advising business leaders on building high performing, mission
driven and profitable teams. Business leaders’ gain results in the area of
improving their hiring batting average, increasing their return on their human
capital investment, refining or implementing performance management metrics,
talent development and next level succession planning. She works with leaders
on bridging the gap between employee selection and retention. She has mastery in
Team Role Analysis, Talent Benchmarking and Talent Competency gap assessment.
Graziano’s specialty is in advising business leaders on building high performing, mission driven and profitable teams. Business leaders’ gain results in the area of improving their hiring batting average, increasing their return on their human capital investment, refining or implementing performance management metrics, talent development and next level succession planning. She works with leaders on bridging the gap between employee selection and retention. She has mastery in Team Role Analysis, Talent Benchmarking and Talent Competency gap assessment.
Graziano is an Executive Coach and is certified in Organizational Development, Retention and Competency & Behavioral Assessment. She resides in San Jose, California and Chicago, Illinois.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE ADVISOR, ROBIN DRISCOLL
• 30+ years of experience in Sales and Marketing, General Management, and Company-building
• Former VP of Accustaff, Western Region, a $2.2 billion international staffing company
• Former President of PermaTempAgency, a $30 million Silicon Valley staffing company sold to AccuStaff in 1995
Robin Driscoll is the Senior Executive Advisor of Keenhire, a firm that provides the people, the systems, and the tools that empower clients to put the right people in the right jobs for the right cost for the right period of time.
Mr. Driscoll specializes in sales and marketing, general management, and company-building in the high tech and staffing industries. Through his leadership in business management, he has acted as a catalyst for the growth and success of countless organizations.
With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Driscoll was CEO of oDesk—a global staffing technology startup; CEO/Founder of WorkCard Inc.—a hosted software company providing supply chain management software; Vice President of Accustaff, Western Region; President of Perma Temp Agency; Sales & Marketing Manager of Schlage Electronics; and VP of Sales and Marketing of Datura Int’l.
In addition to his work with KeenHire, Mr. Driscoll is also President of the Driscoll Family Foundation and a management advisor to Bay Brokerage Company—a leading food brokerage in Northern California, and two early-stage startups—www.vipepower.com and www.diesmart.com.
Mr. Driscoll is a member of the Silicon Valley Band of Angels and a Trustee at St. Mary’s College of California. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College and a past director of various organizations including Essential Solution, Inc., YourSafety, Vertia, Autotown, and Broadware Technologies.
CONSULTANT AND PRODUCT MANAGER: STEPHANIE MARBERRY, Ph.D.
Dr. Marberry specializes in evaluating, securing, and developing talent for discerning companies. Her accountabilities include insuring that the candidates her clients are selecting are a good fit for the position, for the organization and are committed to both the role and the organization; thereby directly impacting her clients’ retention.
Marberry utilizes KeenHire, Inc. assessments, behavioral interviewing, and administers an in-depth hiring process to determine candidate fit and to build developmental programs for retention and succession planning. She also creates customized hiring benchmarks through a thorough job analysis and conducts in-depth behavioral based interviews.
Dr. Stephanie Marberry received her Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Northern Illinois University in December 2007. Her specialties include training, employee and team development, assessment, human capital software evaluation and coaching.
Dr. Marberry has conducted several research studies that dealt with the development and validation of measurement tools using SPSS and LISREL. She has also worked on search committees and helped to develop new selection systems for a variety of companies. Dr. Marberry is a member of SIOP and has contributed to her alma mater through active participation in organizations such as Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key, Mortor Board, Psi Chi and the graduate student advisory committee. She is certified in several assessments such as the PIAV (personal, skills, attitudes, and values), DiSC, and TriMetrix...........................................................................................................
DonnaLee Caringella is a coaching, performance improvement and human resources consultant. Ms. Caringella has worked in the human capital industry since 1987 and has been consulting since 1997. Consulting work includes the areas of human resources, organizational development, coaching, training design and delivery.
Ms. Caringella specializes in team development, with several team training certifications and experience working with diverse array of teams. She has provided coaching to business managers in a variety of functions.
With a focus on managing efficiently and effectively for both the individual and the organization, Ms. Caringella excels in improving personal productivity, performance management and meeting management.
She has extensive experience identifying and developing personal competencies.She also designs and delivers training for excelling in critical managerial skills such as performance management, providing feedback, presentation skills, time management and communication skills. Ms. Caringella has a Master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a certified Instructional Designer and a member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. She resides in the Chicago area.
• Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
• Certified Radical LeadershipTM Coach
• Certified Radical LeadershipTM Facilitator
• Radical LeadershipTM Program Designer
• Certified in Team Coaching
Cindy Holtfreter is a leadership development coach who has partnered with cutting edge organizations to support the spirit and talent of their seasoned and emerging leaders in a variety of disciplines and across a broad range of industries – Technology, Science & Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Insurance.
Ms. Holtfreter has over 14 years coaching experience in transformational education and leadership development. She believes that Great Leadership requires Great Courage and is passionate about coaching her clients to own their greatness, to step out and lead authentically from their heart.
Ms. Holtfreter also specializes in Team Coaching & Development. Her expertise lies in holding teams accountable for producing results while coaching them in how they interact with each other to be a high performing, sustainable and inspiring team.
Amy L. Riley is passionate about people leveraging their strengths and reaching their full potential – in all areas of life. With over 10 years experience coaching and developing leaders at all levels, she has a special interest in working with emergent and mid-level leaders to support them to identify and fully step into their unique leadership style.
With her acknowledging and empathetic approach, she creates the space in which her clients can speak to and be with “all of it” – the disappointments and the inspiring achievements. She ensures that her clients recognize and appreciate their inherent talents and learn what is most relevant from their life experiences. Guiding them through cycles of action and reflection, her clients think about what really matters to them, get in touch with their dreams, and get that they can design a life which inspires them by doing it their unique way.
Riley earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s Degree in Training and Development, with an emphasis in Organization Development, from Loyola University in Chicago. She is a certified Coach and a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst (CPBA) – qualifying her to administer the DISC Personal Profile Tool.
Inspired by women who take on powerful and empowering perspectives during pregnancy and childbirth, she is interviewing women and telling their stories through her blog and book (www.expectthebestbook.com). Riley also coaches expectant mothers, helping them to embrace pregnancy, powerfully deal with any challenges that arise, and create what they most desire during this creative and emotional time.
Dr. Al Spicer has over 15 years of
experience working with people to transform their effectiveness, fulfillment,
and life success. He
has worked with executives and managers employed in a range of industries,
including companies such as:
Sprint, Zurich Financial Services, Ameritech, Anheuser-Busch,
DriveChicago, Bank One, YMCA, US Cellular, Accenture, Oliver Wyman, Tuthill,
Motorola, Chiro One, Simon, BP, Veolia, Pfizer, and IBM among others.
Dr. Spicer is a professional certified coach (PCC) with advanced and specialized coaching skills as a graduate of both Coach U and The Coaches Training Institute certification program, where he attained his Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credential. Additionally, he has a doctorate in clinical psychology. As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), he was a member of the executive board of the ICF Chicago Chapter for four years and served as the 2003 President. Al specializes in coaching individuals in leadership effectiveness, career success and transition, personal effectiveness, and work-life integration.
Dr. Spicer enjoys coaching super confident risk-takers who play for high stakes in their chosen endeavors. His clients are notable for their intelligence, wit, inspiration, and clear commitment to a bigger vision for themselves and the world. His passion is partnering with people who are inspired to design and achieve extraordinary results and success, both personally and professionally.
Dr. Spicer is also a facilitator and certified coach for Radical Leadership, a powerful and foundational leadership development process. It was intentionally designed to support individuals to lead from their unique wisdom, power, and essence in order to have their intended impact on all aspects of their lives. Finally, Dr. Spicer is a graduate of Team Coaching International and uses team coaching skills proven to optimize the effectiveness, positivity, and productivity of high performing business teams.Al lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two children. He loves the outdoors and has interests in a variety of sports including tennis, golf, skiing, and track autosport. He credits philosophy, the arts, music, psychology, and spirituality for playing a significant role in his personal and professional development.
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