Doug Rath

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman

Doug Rath began the development of the structured interview technology in 1966 while studying under Dr. William E. Hall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to Rath’s role today as co-chairman, he has led Talent Plus’ team of analysts, consultants, researchers, recruiters and seminar leaders for Talent Plus clients. He is known across the United States, Europe and Asia as a skilled consultant, researcher and teacher – most importantly a trusted advisor to senior business leaders who always adds value.

Kimberly Rath

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman

Kimberly Rath has over 30 years of experience in the human resources field and is a recognized leader in the field of executive development and human resources in the United States and Asia. Demonstrating a strong commitment to others, Rath helps clients reach their highest growth potential through talent-based strategies. Serving as both president and co-chairman, she has driven the company’s growth that now includes offices globally. Under her leadership, Talent Plus was named one of the 2011 50 Most Engaged Workplaces and is repeatedly listed as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the United States.

Makenzie Rath

President and Board of Directors

Makenzie Rath has been a part of the Talent Plus family from a very young age. She began officially working on the logistics team as a part of the Global Talent Interviewing Center, went on to a research scientist role and is now the President of Talent Plus and serves on the Board of Directors. Rath has studied individuals through quantitative and qualitative processes to help client partners build Talent-Based Organizations®.

Larry Sternberg

Talent Plus Fellow and Board of Directors

Larry Sternberg joined Talent Plus in 1999 and has served in a variety of capacities, including serving as a consultant, client engagement lead and most recently president. He is now a Talent Plus Fellow performing duties as an oft-requested speaker and consultant. He has designed and conducted training programs on a variety of topics for thousands of leaders and has served as a facilitator for numerous organizations to articulate their mission, vision and values. Sternberg continues to be instrumental in helping clients build Talent-Based Organizations.

Steve Bonner

Member of Board of Directors

Steve Bonner met Doug Rath when he retained Talent Plus to help him in his role as President of McGraw-Hill’s Construction Information Group in 1989. Bonner and Rath then served as Cancer Treatment Centers of America board members, during Bonner’s tenure as President and CEO of CTCA from 1999-2014. At CTCA, he was a passionate advocate of patient-centric, quality-driven health care, championing putting patients in control of their own medical decisions through comprehensive, unbiased information. With his commitment to excellence and vision for quality, Bonner joined the Talent Plus Board of Directors in the Spring of 2019. He is the first member to join the board from outside the company.

Sandy Maxwell

Board of Directors

Sandy Maxwell spent her career in human resources, focusing the last 20 years on selection and development consulting. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Talent Plus.


Karl Giuseffi

Executive Vice President of Research and Development

Karl Giuseffi leads the research team and works closely with Doug and Cal Garbin to refine and ensure excellence in The Science of Human PotentialitySM. Karl joined Talent Plus as a research scientist performing quantitative and qualitative processes, ROI Studies, benchmarking and building new interviews and assessments to help client partners select highly talented individuals into various roles. In his current role, he also leads Talent Plus’ development efforts.

Steve Oss

CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

As a strategic partner, Steve Oss works to ensure the financial health of the company as it continues to grow and reach its goal to be the indispensable partner to organizations and individuals committed to performance excellence. Joining Talent Plus in 2020, he oversees all areas of finance and accounting, including financial planning and reporting, tax, audit, cash management, compensation and benefits, risk management and the accounting and consolidation of foreign subsidiaries.

Cydney Koukol

Chief of Communities

Cydney Koukol joined Talent Plus as the director of marketing, innovation and branding for Talent Plus in 2000. As Talent Plus grows, the need for additional focus and insight around our culture and global communities that make up Talent Plus, led to the creation of her current role. Cydney now sets the tone for the client, candidate, colleague and community experience, humanizing our organization.

Megan Leasher

Ph.D., Chief Solutions Strategist

Megan Leasher leads the evolution and enhancement of the Talent Plus solutions portfolio and ensuring we add value to our clients at each and every phase of the talent journey.  A trusted guide, Megan also serves as a thought leader for Talent Plus and represents the organization to partners, advisory groups and the media.  An award-winning industrial and organizational psychologist, Megan is passionate about connecting challenge and compassion, insights and intuition, and faith and fearlessness into helping individuals and organizations maximize their potential.


Deon Senturk

CEO of CLIMB by Talent Plus and Director, Asia Pacific

Deon joined Talent Plus in 2014 and works to integrate Talent Plus concepts with client partners throughout the world. As Director of Business Strategy and Development, Senturk partners with Talent Plus clients to help them understand the philosophies of strength investment and The Science of Talent ®. Her work is concentrated on the hospitality industry, working with clients such as Mandarin Oriental, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and The Peninsula Hotels as she becomes a trusted advisor to top leaders in the area of human capital selection and development, strategic talent management planning and organizational behavior.

Steve Wang

Managing Director, Talent Plus Asia-Pacific

Steve is a trusted advisor who optimizes the impact of talent-based selection and strengths-based management. He works closely with professional, retail, hospitality, financial and healthcare client partners, focusing on executive coaching, employee engagement, learning and development, high-potential leadership development and succession planning.
Steve’s broad expertise includes implementing large-scale operations, M&A activity and private equity work with entrepreneurial startups. His executive and consulting background form the foundation of relationships with C-suite clients, as well as in creating and advising talent leadership.