MEET OUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Combined with professional support staff located in Arizona and throughout the U.S., the Williamsburg, Virginia office provides change management, leadership development and individual executive career solutions. Members of the firm’s Advisory Board include Julie Jansen and Scott Ventrella, best-selling authors, experienced trainers, coaches, consultants and nationally acclaimed presenters serving a wide range of corporate clients and executives.
McConnell, MBA, SC&C
Corporate Partner & SCC ~ Williamsburg Principal/Managing Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck has been creating solutions for clients through career transition management services for over 15 years, currently as Partner in SC&C, Inc. and Principal in the SCC ~ Williamsburg office. As President/CEO, he developed and launched First Career Corporation at Syracuse University and FindCareer.com while serving the NYAMA as on-line "Career Expert". Having published numerous articles on transitioning and career management, Chuck has organized global conferences and assisted thousands in getting their careers on track for success. His recently published book, Conquer Your Yips, Win the Employment You Target, is available at Archway Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Other publications include ”Resumes Say Volumes About You…Some Say It Better Than Others”, “Why Serious Career Seekers Require a Personal Career Director", “Tee it Up to Make Career Search More Productive”, “It Takes More Than College Degrees to Move A Career Forward” and “Interviews Do Involve Asking As Well As Answering Questions”. When EVP/Managing Director, PT/BJK&E Advertising in Boston, Chuck was also an adjunct faculty member at Emerson College lecturing on, “Strategic Marketing Planning Process”.
Prior to the past fifteen years as a career services innovator, Chuck was Senior Partner at The Watson Group, NYC strategic planning consultancy. His background in corporate management positions spans multinational marketers and advertising agencies focusing on branding within the consumer packaged goods, food, confection, and apparel industries.
As President, The Apparel Group Limited, Chuck strengthened global acceptance of branded men's apparel with retail distribution in over 50 countries. He has held officer level positions at top advertising agencies, WPP, BJK&E and DMB&B, and marketers including Kraft/GF, Hanes, and International Playtex. Having earned his MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and his BA in economics from DePauw University plus Exeter University in England, Chuck volunteered to serve in the U.S. Air Force. He was Management and Procedures Officer within Strategic Air Command and PACAF.
Glenn Appleyard, MBA, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Executive Vice President, Executive Client Services - email@example.com
Prior to joining SCC ~ Williamsburg, Glenn Appleyard worked as a senior marketing consultant successfully developing brand- and business-building marketing programs for top Fortune 500 companies and their ‘flagship’ brands. Working across a broad spectrum of the marketing mix, he leveraged his strong communications, marketing and creative skills to develop high market recognition and sales for both consumer and business-to-business clients.
Previously, Glenn worked as both an executive placement consultant and an outplacement consultant, bringing to this work, a broad and diversified career that included vice president level positions with Citibank, Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Bankers Trust, Managing Director for The Ryan Partnership and New Business Development for Howard Bedford Nolan, a promotion marketing agency. Glenn received his MBA from Seton Hall University with a double major in Quantitative Analysis and Marketing. He received his BA degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire. He is a published writer over most of his career and helped author a book on Bank Operations Management.
Barbara Limmer, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Senior Vice President, Executive Campaign Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara brings over 20 years of experience working in career management, human resources, and executive search. She has over ten years of experience coaching and consulting with executives and professionals to assist them in planning and achieving their career advancement strategies. Prior to career management, Barbara spent ten years in corporate Human Resources, doing recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training.
At the Thunderbird School of Global Management, she served as Director of Career Management Programs and Director of Alumni and Executive Career Management. She designed and taught courses and conducted workshops and forums to help improve student and alumni job search preparation and success.
Barbara has an M.A. in Organizational Psychology with emphases in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management from Columbia University, and a B. A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is certified as a Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC), and she earned certification in Business Career Counseling and Assessment.
Julie Jansen, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Senior Vice President, Executive Campaign Director, Member of the SCC ~ Williamsburg Advisory Board - email@example.com
Julie Jansen has a distinguished career leading major corporate outplacement and individual transition efforts as well as being a nationally acclaimed author, presenter and motivational speaker. She has served as Partner at Executive Perspectives, SVP with Manchester Partners and Drake Beam Morin in New York City and Connecticut, and as Principal in her own career process consultancy based in Stamford, Connecticut.
Her depth of client and industry experience has contributed project successes to over 50 major corporations and organizations including GE, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Pitney Bowes, Time Warner, Chase Bank, Zotos International, New York Road Runners, March of Dimes and Lexis Nexis. Her successful efforts delivering training, consulting and coaching services earned Julie the Professional Excellence Award from DBM. She developed a performance management system for Shiseido in its U.S. operations that replaced paper process, dramatically increasing operational efficiency.
As Project Leader Julie has collaborated with Fortune 100 firms and not-for-profits in conjunction with labor attorneys, state labor commissions and benefits consulting groups. Partnering with both executives and their organizations, Julie has executed large scale personnel initiatives to bring mutually beneficial results to a diverse set of stakeholders.
A best-selling author, her “I Don’t Know What I Want But It’s Not This: A Step By Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work (Penguin: 2010, 2nd Ed,) and “You Want Me To Work With Who? Eleven Keys to a Stress Free Satisfying and Successful Work Life…No Matter Who You Work With (Penguin: 2006) have become top reference books in the employment search category. Julie earned her B.A. in Mass Communications from University of Hartford and contributes regularly to Baruch College, Cancer and Careers, Yahoo/Hot Jobs and the National Speakers Association.
George Stecyk, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Senior Vice President, Executive Career Consultant, - firstname.lastname@example.org
George Stecyk brings the Stewart, Cooper & Coon team more than 20 years experience working in the Consulting, IT Applications, Engineering, Aviation, and Human Resources fields for companies that include Planning Decisions Group, Dun & Bradstreet, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Patrick Engineering. This, along with five years as President of a Career Consulting, Outplacement and Recruiting firm gives him the ability to understand the challenges facing Executive job seekers as they prepare to change companies or, as is often the case, to change industries or careers.
George’s industry knowledge includes assisting client companies in consumer products such as Miller Brewing, RJ Reynolds and Western Publishing, investor-owned utility and holding companies such as Texas Utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and NICOR, and insurance companies such as State Farm Mutual Insurance, Farmers Insurance Group and Nationwide Insurance. Other client assignments added companies like BP (Amoco), DeKalb AgResearch and Modine Manufacturing to his experience base.
While president of his career consultancy, George assisted hundreds of managers and executives to achieve satisfying job and career changes, often by creatively exploring opportunities “outside the box.” He was a contributor to the Chicago Tribune “Jobs” column, appeared on television to offer his expertise in creating an effective job search campaign and was invited as a frequent presenter on the subject of jobs and careers. George earned his BA in Business from North Central College, where he would later advise seniors in honing their job search skills.
Bill Shambrook, MBA, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Senior Vice President, Executive Campaign Director - email@example.com
Bill holds a Professional in Career Management (PCM) certification and has served over 500 career transition clients over the past six years. His clients have come from virtually all industries, functions and levels and from non-profits, the government, the military and international.
Bill's interest in career planning and transition began when serving as an International Marketing Manager with a worldwide Life Science company. He developed and implemented a three-day career planning workshop in conjunction with the HR department. In the 80’s, he, along with two partners and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, built a service enabling corporation to access potential employees online, much like CareerBuilder. He also developed a Talent Management Employee Life Cycle consulting business built around the strategy of helping employers achieve and maintain employee “occupational congruence” from recruiting, on-boarding, training and development and outplacement as necessary, to optimize the return on their human capital assets.
Combined with his BA in Chemistry and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Toronto, Bill has extensive experience in Strategic Marketing Management, New Product and Business Development, Business/Strategic Planning, Project Management and Consulting in the Electronics, Telecommunications, Life Science, Information Technology, Career Transition, Advertising and Consumer Product industries. He has worked both domestically and internationally and in multi-national companies and start-ups.
Bill has held management positions with divisions of American Hospital Supply, Becton Dickinson, Lever Brothers, Doyle Dane Bernbach, Warner Lambert and Canadian General Electric as well as smaller start-up, growth companies. In addition he started and built a successful telecommunications product and services firm. To complement his experience in the commercial world, he served as a Senior Business Development Officer with the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago.
Barbara Russo, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Senior Vice President, Client Campaign Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara brings to SCC ~ Williamsburg strong credentials as a facilitator, moderator, workshop and teleconference leader, coach, coach-trainer and presenter with a primary focus on career transition and leadership development. Operating a global Executive/ Organizational and Life Coaching practice, with offices in New York City and the Bay Area, Barbara specializes in aligning human capital development with strategic business initiatives, delivering answers to under-performance, in productivity, skill development, training and career development for executives and organizations.
An Executive/Organizational/Life Coach, trained and certified through New York University’s School of Continuing Professional Studies, Barbara also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the NYU-SCPS Coaching Program and The Berkeley Extension, Business and Management Department. Barbara is certified through the International Coach Federation and holds additional certifications, including SDI - Strength Development Inventory and Power Coaching.
A former executive vice president and senior officer with national, New York-based executive search and staffing firms and currently President of her own Consulting practice with offices in NYC and San Francisco, she combines the synergy of these roles and the breadth of her professional and personal experience to support executives, transitioning individuals, teams and organizations across the country through successful strategic direction and hands-on support.
Educated at Queens College , Barbara serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and enjoys living life on both the East and West Coasts. Her credentials include: NYU Certified Executive and Organizational Coach, NYU Certified Life Coach, ICF Certified Coach, Adjunct Faculty NYU-SCPS, Coaching Certificate Program, Adjunct Faculty The Berkeley Extension, Business & Management.
Jane Siegel, LPC, LMFT, NBCC, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Executive Campaign Director - email@example.com
For over 20 years, Jane has coached, counseled, trained and consulted with individuals, families, professionals, and organizations in the development of real-time and practical strategies to effect positive change. Jane's strong intuitive and astute listening skills assist her clients in reaching new levels of awareness and insight.
Jane was educated at the University of New Hampshire and has advanced degrees in counseling from the College of William and Mary. She is a Professional Coach, Licensed Counselor, Career Coach as well as a business consultant. Jane is nationally board certified and serves as a reviewer of courses used for re-certification. She understands 'Your Next Chapter' personally as she has re-created her life many times over. Just ask and she'd love to share. "New-beginnings always seem to bring something positive, even though they can be really frightening." She has managed personnel, served on professional boards and helped establish a foundation for a community agency to supplement public funding with private and created two start-up organizations.
Jane provides coaching support in ongoing programs designed to train leaders in coaching skills as an invaluable tool for effective leadership. She helps all of her clients bring clarity and focus to decision- making, as well as to recognize and work through challenges that may be keeping them from living and working at their full, positive potential . Partnering with her clients is important in all aspects of Jane's coaching. She works with her clients in finding direction in their personal, career, as well as business goals. She facilitates difficult and often conflicted communications helping to establish collaborative environments. Jane utilizes assessments, homework, and a coaching journal. These and other excellent tools help her clients to stay real, current and action oriented.
Jo Ann Moser, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Vice President, Consulting Campaign Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Ann has filled several roles in her career ranging from corporate training and post-secondary education to governmental operations. She is currently a corporate trainer with SkillPath Seminars, providing national and international seminars in business content areas. Past positions include serving on the General Education faculty at Collins College (Tempe, AZ) where she also chaired the Management Department and served on the Advisory Committee for the East Valley Institute of Technology (Phoenix, AZ). Jo Ann has an excellent combination of educational background and work experience, with a track record of achieving results. She has also utilized her accounting and auditing abilities, having served as a Program Auditor with the Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Agriculture. In this role she received numerous accolades for her work including the USDA Secretary of Agriculture Award for Excellence, USDA Group Honor Award for Excellence in outstanding contributions to the department, and the award from the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Jo Ann has a Masters in Business Education (Bloomsburg University of PA) and a BA in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis. She also possesses a BS in 19th Century Social History with a concentration on the American Civil War. Jo Ann previously served on the Accounting faculty at Susquehanna University of Pennsylvania.
Michelle Settle, SCC ~ Williamsburg, Senior Vice President, Administration, Corporate and Client Relations - email@example.com
Michelle Settle has over twenty years of experience in corporate expansion, management development and training, and executive administration. She has initiated the creation and development of various innovative training solutions for multiple nationwide corporations. Michelle’s high success record of problem solving, conflict resolution and team building in a variety of fields adds a new dimension to the corporate structure at Stewart, Cooper & Coon.
Ms. Settle is an integral part of Stewart, Cooper & Coon. She has been with the firm since its inception, directing all corporate administration and executive client support services, as well as logistics for the company nationwide. Her success in organizational development, leadership development, corporate planning and client relations management have proven to be a great asset to clients at Stewart, Cooper & Coon.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing in Master’s in Education.
Phoenix Headquarters Office, Executive Support Team
Bill Temple, SC&C, Executive Vice President, Senior Consulting Campaign Director