Makenzie Rath

President and Board of Directors

Makenzie Rath

President and Board of Directors

Executive Team

Makenzie Rath has been a part of the Talent Plus family from a very young age. She started on the logistics team as part of the Global Talent Interviewing Center and went on to become a research scientist. Today, she is 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®.

Karl Giuseffi

Executive Vice President of Research and Development

Karl Giuseffi

Executive Vice President of Research and Development

Executive Team

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 clients select highly talented individuals for various roles. In his current role, he also leads our development efforts.

Megan Leasher

Ph.D., Chief Solutions Strategist

Megan Leasher

Ph.D., Chief Solutions Strategist

Executive Team

Megan leads the evolution and enhancement of Talent Plus’s solutions portfolio and ensures we add value to our clients at every phase of the talent journey. Megan also serves as a thought leader 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.

Steve Oss

CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Steve Oss

CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Executive Team

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

Chief of Communities

Executive Team

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

Steve Bonner

Board of Directors

Steve Bonner

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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

Sandy Maxwell

Board of Directors

Sandy Maxwell

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Sandy Maxwell spent her career in human resources, focusing the last 20 years on selection and development consulting.

Doug Rath

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Doug Rath

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Board of Directors

Doug Rath started developing the structured interview technology in 1966 while studying under Dr. William E. Hall at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Today, as co-chairman of Talent Plus, he also leads our team of analysts, consultants, researchers, recruiters, and seminar leaders. He is known across the United States, Europe, and Asia as a skilled consultant, researcher, and teacher – and most importantly – a trusted advisor to senior business leaders who always adds value.

Kimberly Rath

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Kimberly Rath

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

Board of Directors

Kimberly Rath has over 30 years of experience in human resources and is a recognized leader in the field of executive development and human resources in the United States and Asia. Her strong commitment to others helps clients reach their highest growth potential through talent-based strategies.

As president and co-chairwoman, she’s helped the company grow globally and become one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in 2011. With her help, Talent Plus is repeatedly listed as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the United States.

Larry Sternberg

Talent Plus Fellow and Board of Directors

Larry Sternberg

Talent Plus Fellow and Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Larry Sternberg joined Talent Plus in 1999 and has served in a variety of capacities, including 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 various topics for thousands of leaders and has served as a facilitator for numerous organizations to articulate their mission, vision, and values. Larry continues to be instrumental in helping clients build a Talent-Based Organization®.

Steve Wang

Managing Director, Talent Plus Asia-Pacific

Steve Wang

Managing Director, Talent Plus Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Leadership Team

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 clients, focusing on executive coaching, employee engagement, learning and development, high-potential leadership development, and succession planning.

Steve’s broad expertise include implementing large-scale operations, M&A activity, and private equity work with entrepreneurial startups. His executive and consulting background form the foundation of our relationships with C-suite clients, as well as creating and advising talent leadership.

Deon Senturk

CEO of CLIMB by Talent Plus and Director, Asia Pacific

Deon Senturk

CEO of CLIMB by Talent Plus and Director, Asia Pacific

Asia-Pacific Leadership Team

Deon joined Talent Plus in 2014 and works to integrate our concepts with client partners throughout the world. As Director of Business Strategy and Development, Deon partners with clients to help them understand the philosophies of strong investments 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. Her work makes her a trusted advisor to top leaders in the area of human capital selection and development, strategic talent management planning, and organizational behavior.

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