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THE PREDICTIVE GROUP

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JEB STEWART

President

KELLIE FERN

Senior Global Associate

JEREMY GRIFFITH

Client Success Advocate

KARINE SHAHAR

Associate

MIKE STEWART

Board Member / Advisor

TOM BRUNKE

Controller

RYAN ROMERO

Advisor

WAYNE BELL

Advisor

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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.

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.

Jeremy Griffith

Client Success Advocate

Jeremy started his journey with the Predictive Group in 2020 during an eight-month internship.
One year after graduating from the University of Colorado, Denver with a Bachelor of Science in
Business Marketing, Jeremy rejoined the Predictive Group as a Client Success Advocate
focusing on business development and client services.
Jeremy has spent several years as a frontline sales representative where he was recognized for
delivering exceptional customer service. He orchestrated matching customer needs with
products and services to create personal experiences. This experience solidified his passion for
helping customers succeed.
Having the opportunity to fully embrace the power of the Predictive Index and apply the tools to
personal and professional development, Jeremy is excited to be working with Predictive Group
customers to help them develop their teams, transform leaders, and affect new strategic business growth.

Karine Shahar

Associate

An executive, entrepreneur and innate leader, Karine Shahar’s strength lies in her intuitive ability to read people and coach through her deep understanding of team cohesion, dynamics, and interpersonal relations. Karine is a seasoned coach with 20+ years of “People Operations” experience working across diverse industries in 36 countries. Driven by out-of-the-box thinking paired with empathy and collaboration, Karine thrives when working with trusted C-Suite executives, advisors, talent, and management leadership teams to reorganize, reimagine and establish new processes to effectively help companies realize their full potential.

Karine is the founder of Strategic Global Talent, a human resources and coaching consultancy. Skilled in organizational design, culture, recruitment, behavioral analytics, change management, compliance, and employee engagement, Karine is part Chief Talent Officer, part Chief Operations Officer and part Executive Coach. Her innate ability to imagine how an organization would best flourish and then construct a team and processes where people feel that their best talents and powers are put to use is an impact that is seen and felt immediately. She has advised several global companies including Amazon Ring, GOAT – Sneaker Marketplace, and Clutter.

Karine’s true passion lies in her coaching around behavioral analytics. Through her work with PI (Predictive Index), she is able to pinpoint the behavioral traits and cognitive ability someone would need to be successful in a given role. These sessions are used for a variety of human resource management purposes, including team curation, executive on-boarding, leadership development, succession planning, performance coaching, team-building and organizational culture strategies.

Karine graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in Philosophy and French and attained her HR Certification from UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her two young daughters. Besides her children, Karine’s greatest pride is the global network of amazing talent she’s worked with who today, are leading the world’s most influential and impactful brands. In her spare time, Karine is an avid hiker, incredible chef and will strike up a meaningful conversation with everyone and anyone who crosses her path.

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.

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.

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

Wayne Bell

Operating Partner/Advisor

As a 27-year business operator skilled in leadership, P&L management, operations, sales, finance, and process development, Wayne Bell has served as President and CEO of multiple firms ranging from public, private, and private equity with Revenues of $200M and nearly 1,000 employees. He brings a demonstrated history of growing and scaling businesses across multiple industries including Telecomm, Technology, Asphalt & Concrete Construction, Steel Fabrication & Installation, Landscape Maintenance Services, Masonry Construction, Waterproofing & Restoration, and Residential and Commercial Roofing services.

Bell holds extensive experience in construction, telecomm, service maintenance, direct commercial consumer, and wholesale distribution segments. He also has expertise in marketing, sales strategy, operational optimization and statistical trending of key indicators which enables him to focus on developing long-term business alignment and performance.

Other sector knowledge areas include Investment Banking Advisory and Sell-Side services, Telecomm, Elevator Services Maintenance, Property Management Software Solutions, HVAC wholesale distribution, and Commercial/Residential Roofing Maintenance & Construction.