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THE PREDICTIVE GROUP

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JEB STEWART

President

KATHY STEWART

Owner, Treasurer

LUKE STEWART

VP, Client Services

MIKE STEWART

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

JUSTIN PITTMAN

Senior Account Manager

TOM BRUNKE

Controller

DAN ATER

Organizational Development Officer

John Conrad

Accounting Coordinator

Jennifer Lee

Client Success Advocate

KELLIE FERN

Associate

DIANE STAFFORD

Senior Global Associate

AMANDA HAYDEN

Talent Optimization Specialist

SAM GEIL

Associate

ROSLYN WEBBER

Associate

PETER GRAY

Associate

Brian Gelt

Senior Associate

Matt Shaffer

Associate

KEITH LAUGHMAN

Ambassador

RYAN ROMERO

Ambassador

Michael Baer

Ambassador

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JEB STEWART

President

Jeb is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Predictive Group. A graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Management, Jeb began his career in the financial services industry. Working in B2B sales roles led Jeb to working in Commercial Real Estate for a large Land Development investor. Building upon his experiences in deal structure, capital formation and sales, Jeb moved  into the role of Chief Operating Officer of War Horse Leasing, a heavy equipment leasing company. After joining Predictive Group, Jeb led the growth of the company by investing in new assessment and training products and expanding sales territory to California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico and Nevada.

Jeb took the lead shortly after joining Predictive Group in the acquisition of several new products for the Predictive Group; the Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment, Leadership Performance Index and the Leadership Transition Program. Since taking the operational control of the Predictive Group, Jeb has expanded the group’s core footprint by acquisition of licensed territories in California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico and Nevada for the Predictive Index Management System.

A significant portion of Jeb’s focus is the growth and development of the Predictive Group, which includes the addition of new Associates to the team.

In addition to his operational duties for the group, Jeb services a number of Predictive Group clients personally.

KATHY STEWART

Owner, Treasurer

Kathy is the Owner/Treasurer at the Predictive Group. Joining the Predictive Group in 1994, Kathy is responsible for managing the Accounting team, overseeing client contracts, client invoicing, employee payroll, and all legal items.  Kathy provides ongoing support in these areas for both clients and Predictive Group Associates. As a key leader, Kathy is also on the Executive Board of Predictive Group.

LUKE STEWART

VP, Client Services

Luke is the Vice President of Client Services and an equity partner in the Predictive Group. Joining the Predictive Group in 2002, Luke is responsible for managing training venues around the world, executing workshops, upkeep of the Client Relationship Management system, and providing ongoing support for both clients and Associates. As a key leader, Luke participates in the on-boarding process of new Predictive Group Associates across the organization. Luke also leads the development, implementation and training of new Predictive Group applications

MIKE STEWART

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Mike is the Founder of The Predictive Group. After running a public company in 1990, he implemented Predictive Index into his company to assist with hiring and business needs. He was instantly mesmerized by the Predictive Index Survey’s ability to predict performance. By 1993, Mike was supporting PI Certified Managers across the globe. Mike has observed thousands of PI Trained Managers begin the transition to true leaders in their organizations by adjusting their performance behaviors. Tuning into one’s performance behaviors requires understanding of those behaviors and having a clear perspective on the Fits and Gaps with one’s ambition. It is truly one of the greatest pleasures in Mike’s life to have watched personal careers accelerate as managers begin to have fun leading others by applying their Predictive Index knowledge.

As a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and an Honorably Discharged Disabled Veteran from the United States Air Force, Mike began his career in the telephone and desktop software industries, quickly moving into leadership roles and navigating companies through acquisitions, mergers, and product launches.

Mike purchased 43 restaurants in the Western United States. It was during this time that Mike first saw the impact of Predictive Index within his company, and how it can create a successful human infrastructure. After successfully serving as an Associate for PI Worldwide for 6 years, Mike purchased the PI License for Arizona in 2000. As the demand grew, The Predictive Group expanded their product line, adding cognitive assessments and leadership training modules, as well as acquiring licenses in California, Oregon,. Washington, New Mexico, and Nevada.

JUSTIN PITTMAN

Client Advocate

Justin joined Predictive Group in May of 2016 as a Client Advocate. Since 2016, Justin has provided Predictive Group clients world-class care; from onboarding new PI programs and laying a solid foundational knowledge to tackling special projects and training our clients in the Predictive Index methodology. Originally from Wisconsin, Justin moved to Phoenix to get out of the snow and to spend more time on the golf course. Justin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor of Arts  in Business Marketing in May 2015 and moved to Phoenix just two weeks later. Justin comes from a sales and customer service background, and is putting these skills to good use as the Client Advocate for The Predictive Group.

TOM BRUNKE

Controller

Tom joined The Predictive Group in 2011. Tom provides the highest quality deliverable for every aspect of each project- solving complex problems and helping The Predictive Group grow to meet their true potential.

Tom is driven to excel and thrives in an environment where nothing less is acceptable. Tom has a strong background in retail, wholesale and distribution environments and has previously held Executive Positions for Bayless Supermarkets, CKS Auto and Fredrick’s of Hollywood.

Tom graduated with an Accounting degree from Ball State University before moving to Arizona in 1983.  Tom likes all sports, but especially Arizona State University Football, where his tailgate events are legendary since 1997.  In his spare time, Tom enjoys golf, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. Tom lives in Glendale, AZ with his wife and dog.  His two sons, daughter-in laws and two grandchildren live nearby.

DAN ATER

Organizational Development Officer

Dan brings 40+ years of experience as a Senior Executive to the Predictive Group. Dan is responsible for all aspects of Organizational Structure for The Predictive Group. Dan specializes in Staff Development and Training, Product Management, Global Implementation, Strategic Planning, and Business Process Re-Engineering.

Prior to The Predictive Group, Dan held various management and leadership positions with companies such as: American Express, Neodata, MicroAge Teleservices, Fusion Marketing, Partnership Resources, Pinnacle, and BNC Bank.

Dan is a proud Veteran and is proud to be a part of a Veteran-Owned Business.

JOHN CONRAD

Accounting Coordinator

John is the Accounting Coordinator at Predictive Group. He has been a part of The Predictive Group Team since 2018, where he is responsible for invoicing, creating financial reports, and other accounting operations. Prior to joining Predictive Group, he worked as an accounting clerk for a CPA in his home state of Alabama.

John attended Auburn University for Software Engineering and is currently pursuing a degree in Finance from the University of Arizona.

JENNIFER LEE

Client Success Advocate

Jenn has been a Client Success Advocate with Predictive Group since October 2020. She graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and two minors in Business and Education. She has always been interested in the Industrial Organizational Psychology field, so the Predictive Index is something that she’s very passionate and excited about. Jenn loves that PI strengthens communication between teams, leaders, and promotes self-discovery. She enjoys that PI emphasizes the strengths and differences in people and believes that this is something every business would benefit in utilizing.

Jenn was born and raised in Arizona. She then moved to Chicago to work as a Flight Attendant at a major airline for four years. During that time, she learned to handle various, rapid-changing situations, calmly push forward in emergencies, lead teams, and be resourceful and creatively brainstorm quickly. During that time one of the greatest benefits for Jenn was being able to travel the world but is glad to be back home in Arizona helping make a difference in people and businesses.

KELLIE FERN

Associate

Kellie joined the Predictive Group in 2016 after I graduating from Arizona State University with an emphasis in Business Management. During my first 2 ½ years in the business, I was a part of the Shared Services team and was able to support and consult with clients on all their business needs. 

Life then brought me to Dallas, TX where I worked within a hospitality technology company in a sales enablement and learning development role. I was able to globally train and develop all the incoming and current sales reps within the business. During my time there, I was able to utilize PI and fell back in love with the value the tool can bring to organizations. 

I Found that my passion with PI was something I wanted to pursue on a more permanent basis and I am excited to continue to share the value human analytic tools can bring to all organizations.

DIANE STAFFORD

Senior Global Associate

Diane joined the Predictive Group in 2013 and brings 20 plus years of executive leadership in nonprofit, government and large corporations.  She is an entrepreneur, starting two companies and realizing that scalability is directly related to finding the right talent.  Diane joined Predictive Group as she immediately saw value in leveraging predictive data to optimize performance.  Diane provides hands on and strategic support to businesses in the areas of strategy, talent optimization, succession planning and employee experience.   “It’s gratifying to help client’s use behavioral and cognitive data to find the best in each individual, and then use the data to build upon that potential to accelerate performance.”  Industries as diverse as healthcare, technology, nonprofit, hospitality, construction, insurance, manufacturing and state government rely on Diane for improved results and better business execution.

She has a B.S in Sociology from Kansas State University and Master’s in Counseling from Northern Arizona University.

AMANDA HAYDEN

Talent Optimization Specialist

Amanda brings over 35 years of International business expertise to The Predictive Group, with a diverse background leading technology-driven organizations.

From startups to multinational employers with thousands of employees, Amanda has seen the same challenges that are solved by the combination of the Predictive Index’s methodology and Predictive Group’s professional services.”

Amanda enjoys working with her portfolio of PI clients to help them navigate the alignment of talent to business strategy to drive the company’s desired business results. Amanda helps her clients understand  their company culture and ensures that the leadership team is aligning their workforce with consistent messaging and a clear direction to lean into.

With clients in the Food Services, IT/Software, Construction and Manufacturing and Healthcare industries, it’s clear that the need for a self-aware workforce is consistent.  Nothing is more satisfying than working with teams to ensure communication is effective and productive.

SAM GEIL

Associate

Sam was first PI certified in 1989, in Europe and again in 2002 in California by Stephen Daniels, son of Arnold Daniels, PI founder. Sam has extensive experience in utilizing PI in the manufacturing and service sectors specializing in family and employee owned businesses.

Sam started his career with Xerox Corp. (Shugart Associates) as a Human Resource specialist, focused on staffing, training, employee relations and college and executive recruiting.  After several years with Xerox, Sam joined Data General Corp as Western Director of Human Resources located in Manhattan Beach, California. As a member of the Executive Team, Sam was successful in turning around an ailing sales and technical support division and within a one year period.

Sam joined Grundfos Corporation in 1986 to establish the Human Resources function in the United States. After several years with Grundfos USA, Sam joined the International Human Resource team, which led to the expansion of operations in North, Central and South America. After a successful tenure in Human Resources, Sam’s scope of responsibility expanded to sales, operations, quality and facilities eventually becoming Vice President of Grundfos North and South America.

In 2004, after 18 years with Grundfos, Sam joined the family business of Geil Enterprises Inc. located in Fresno as President/CEO. In 2006, the company was sold to Sam and his two nephews. Sam retired from Geil Enterprises Inc. in 2013. Sam is currently the principal of Geil Consulting, a California-based global management and leadership consulting firm specializing in enterprise development.

Sam earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University, attended the University of Southern California (Executive Leadership Program) and the Kellogg School of Business (Board Governance Program).

ROSLYN WEBBER

Associate

Roslyn has worked in management consulting for nearly 20 years. Her focus and expertise is aligning an organization’s people strategy with their business strategy.   She provides employers with a framework for constructing successful teams, empowering managers to unlock the potential in each employee, and creating the culture needed to bring the business strategy to life.

As a business unit leader at Merrill Lynch/Howard Johnson, Roslyn experienced many of the same challenges her clients are tackling.  She led a practice area with over 100 consultants and saw first hand the need to provide managers with a better way to inspire the people on their teams.  The majority of her time was spent teaching her leaders how to lead others.

Through her partnership with the Predictive Group, Roslyn is able to bring best-in-class tools and workshops to her clients.   She has worked with employers in a range of industries and sizes, from Fortune 500 organizations to sole proprietorships with less than 30 employees.  She is based in the Seattle area and serves clients throughout the Northwest.

Roslyn has an MBA in Marketing and Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, is a certified analyst of the Predictive Index and a certified Talent Optimization Specialist.

PETER GRAY

Associate

Peter Gray is an accomplished Senior Executive Leader and Board Member with measured success across leadership, management, team and operational consulting, training, and development. He has successfully led many high-performing teams across various industries by informing, supporting and implementing growth, change and innovation initiatives.

Peter founded SNAPSHOT Leadership in 2014, where he currently serves as Principal of Strategic Partnerships. Prior to that, he served in numerous leadership roles at The Ken Blanchard Companies for 15 years, including Director of Customized Training Products, Vice President of Operations and Executive Leadership Team Member. His efforts were consistently recognized by the organization’s associates and principals as he consistently led successful performance turnarounds.

Leveraging his extensive experience in the strategic alignment and development of people, processes and business results, Peter joined The Predictive Group after recognizing an alignment of values, passion, and focus.

Peter also founded Life Coaching for Kids.org, an out-of-school time program from students 11 to 18 to develop EQ through the Arts. He has resided and worked in South Africa, London, New York, Chicago, and currently calls San Diego home.

BRIAN GELT

Senior Associate

Brian is a 35-year Automotive Industry veteran. He graduated from USC in 1987 with a Bachelor’s in
Public Administration. After graduation he joined Galpin Motors, the number one volume Ford dealership in the world. Brian held numerous positions at Galpin including Finance Manager, Used Car Manager, Group Finance Director, and General Manager.  As a member of the executive team, Brian was instrumental in Galpin’s growth.

Brian then joined Keyes Motors in 2005 as General Manager and then Partner in Keyes Audi. Brian was able to lead his team to be the number one volume Audi dealer in the United States. He also served on Audi’s Dealer Advertising Group guiding everything from vehicle launch campaigns to Superbowl Ads. He retired from Keyes in November 2019 and joined Predictive Group as a Senior Associate in 2020.

MATT SHAFFER

Associate

Matt’s experience serving as the CEO / President of two companies proved his belief that high performance teams must first know themselves and know their team.  After a flying career in the US Air Force, he embarked on a technology career with multiple roles in IT and software development. This led him to start and lead the successful growth of a software firm that delivered custom solutions to enterprise
clients where he discovered the intersection of his technology expertise and his passion for helping
people understand their behavior at work.  
 
As an organizational executive, Matt found that transformation happens more effectively and quickly when leaders and team members understand how they’re wired and how to help others based on how they are wired.

RYAN ROMERO

Ambassador

Keith Laughman has held numerous senior healthcare positions in both not-for-profit and for-profit settings, with a record of advising clients and leading companies in maximizing efficiency by reducing variation through diagnostic optimization and synchronization, growth through diagnostic integration, and profitability by focusing on the aggregate costs of patient care.

Some of his past positions include president of Mayo Collaborative Services, including Mayo Medical Laboratories, a member of the Administrative Committee of the Board of Governors, Mayo Rochester, and System-Wide Leadership Council, Mayo Foundation; president of Reference Services; president of Specialty Reference Laboratory at AmeriPath, Inc.; president and CEO of Med Fusion, LLC; executive vice president of Community Care Solutions at SunQuest Information Systems; and CEO of Viewics Analytics.  He is presently Co-founder and Managing Partner at CareTinuum Consulting Partners, LLC. and CEO of InSyncDx Solutions, Inc.

Keith has extensive expertise in strategic planning as it relates to value-based care, business plan execution, evidence-based performance to maximize the consumer/patient experience, and change management, emphasizing organizational alignment, enhanced provider engagement, and the establishment of learning organization culture.      

Keith has a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University, a Master of Business Administration from Winona State University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration, with a health services concentration (ABD) from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship.

RYAN ROMERO

Ambassador

Ryan Romero started in the contact center industry in 1997. Ryan’s executive experience in sales & marketing, operations, client services and information technology solutions for a wealth of Fortune 500 corporations brings a unique blend of strategic & tactical expertise to his current role at NICE InContact – the leader in contact center technology solutions. Ryan first became a certified analyst in 2003 when he was using PI to hire more than 1000 call center agents for a global call center. Since then, he has been re-certified four additional times and brought the PI to five additional companies. His core belief is to hire talent based on their behavioral attributes not necessarily just their professional or educational experience.

Work History Brief:

  • Global Advisory Consulting Leader at NICE Systems supporting their portfolio of contact center technologies.
  • Owner of Business Finance Consultants- a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses solve problems through data intelligence.
  • Executive Vice President of US Call Center specializing in telecom, gaming and ecommerce.
  • Global Vice President of Client Services & Account Management for the world’s largest Business Process Outsourcer where he was responsible for the relationship between clients such as Google, Comcast, Nintendo and Yahoo.
  • CEO of an Arizona based call center that specializes in 100% work from home employees supporting the Insurance industry.
  • Licensed Commercial Pilot for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

MICHAEL BAER

Ambassador