our TEAM

When you collaborate with FlexPaths, you can count on the talent, commitment, experience, and integrity of our professionals.

 

FlexPaths® on-demand network of distinguished business leaders, program managers, specialists, and entrepreneurs brings unparalleled knowledge to your organization.

Meet the FlexPaths® Board of Directors

Change ManagementWorkplace Culture Stakeholder AlignmentCommunicationFacilitationPolicy DevelopmentTraining & DevelopmentAssessmentsProject ManagementImage/Design/BrandingDiversity & InclusionOrganizational DesignStrategic MarketingTalent Acquisition

 

Meryl Rosenthal is a highly respected workplace and change management strategist, consultant and thought leader. She is CEO and board member of FlexPaths, a consultancy she co-founded in 2005 to help business leaders successfully transition their people when culture, work space or work style changes are planned, underway or refreshed.

Meryl Rosenthal is a highly respected workplace and change management strategist, consultant and thought leader. She is CEO and board member of FlexPaths, a consultancy she co-founded in 2005 to help business leaders successfully transition their people when culture, work space or work style changes are planned, underway or refreshed. The firm helps leaders, teams and individuals embrace new ways of working to resonate with next gen talent and clients. Her seasoned team of experts see the big picture using a tried and true approach. FlexPaths has worked with dozens of Fortune 1000 companies, organizations and government entities. She has brought these broader perspectives to the insurance industry where she spent 20 years working with home office and field leadership. Meryl is active in her Bergen County, NJ community where she resides with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Robin Roschke is company co-founder and a board member. In her work, she bridges the gap between infrastructure change management and the people practices required to shift the day to day work culture.

Robin Roschke is company co-founder and a board member. In her work, she bridges the gap between infrastructure change management and the people practices required to shift the day to day work culture. Her 15+ years of change management experience from Human Resources, Information Technology and Real Estate allow her to deliver practical, incremental results for companies seeking to initiate or advance their agile work cultures. She is a former IT and E-business executive responsible for large scale software and product deployments at major financial institutions.

 

Catherine Sidamon-Eristoff is an investor in and board member of FlexPaths. She brings over 30 years of investment management, fundraising, and business experience to FlexPaths.

Catherine Sidamon-Eristoff is an investor in and board member of FlexPaths. She brings over 30 years of investment management, fundraising, and business experience to FlexPaths. She spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley, ending as a Managing Director in Private Wealth Management, then an Advisory Director and Senior Relationship Manager. As a Managing Director of Constellation Wealth Advisors, she and the founders fulfilled their vision of building a conflict-free, multi-family investment office. She is the Managing Member of Tamada LLC, a private investment firm, and the Treasurer of C-Change Conversations, promoting non-partisan dialogue around climate change and energy. Catherine graduated from Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. Catherine Baxter Sidamon-Eristoff is an investor in and board member of FlexPaths. She brings over 30 years of investment management, fundraising, and business experience to FlexPaths. She spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley, ending as a Managing Director in Private Wealth Management, then an Advisory Director and Senior Relationship Manager. As a Managing Director of Constellation Wealth Advisors, she and the founders fulfilled their vision of building a conflict-free, multi-family investment office. She is the Managing Member of Tamada LLC, a private investment firm, and the Treasurer of C-Change Conversations, promoting non-partisan dialogue around climate change and energy. Catherine graduated from Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

George Thomas, Jr. is a board member of FlexPaths. He brings over 25 years of business leadership in investment banking, asset management, technology, commercial banking and internal audit at a broad range of financial services firms in New York, Boston, Bermuda and Tokyo.

George Thomas, Jr. is a board member of FlexPaths. He brings over 25 years of business leadership in investment banking, asset management, technology, commercial banking and internal audit at a broad range of financial services firms in New York, Boston, Bermuda and Tokyo. In his current role as senior advisor, PwC Advisory Services, Ltd, he combines strategy, technology and management consulting expertise to help organizations succeed with an understanding of how the business works and a knowledge of how the right technology can create competitive advantage. George graduated from Duke University and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Pete Chehayl is the company's Chief Financial Officer. Pete enjoyed a 30-year career in increasing financial positions, culminating as chief financial officer of Centennial Communications, which he helped build from a $250 million company to a $700 million company in less than three years.


Pete Chehayl is the company's Chief Financial Officer. Pete enjoyed a 30-year career in increasing financial positions, culminating as chief financial officer of Centennial Communications, which he helped build from a $250 million company to a $700 million company in less than three years. His previous experience includes Coopers & Lybrand, The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and Sprint Corporation. He served on the board of directors of Madison River Communications, a $200 million rural local telephone company, as chair of the audit committee. He currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees of Sterling College, Vermont.

Sharon Cohen Alessi is Creative Director and business owner of Alessi & Co, an award-winning graphic design firm based in New Jersey. For over 20 years she has provided strategy-infused design solutions to global organizations and partnered with leading industry consultants...

Sharon Cohen Alessi is Creative Director and business owner of Alessi & Co, an award-winning graphic design firm based in New Jersey. For over 20 years she has provided strategy-infused design solutions to global organizations and partnered with leading industry consultants to provide creative and message-driven brand experiences that cultivate authentic connections between organizations and their stakeholders. Prior to founding Alessi &Co, Sharon held leadership roles as Creative Director for agencies such as Davis & Co and News America Marketing. Recent work includes creating an environmental graphics program for Eisai Inc.s’ Human Resources’ office space that brought their industry-leading employee benefit offerings to the walls, working with Eisai’s OD group to visualize the transformation of their outdated training facility, to helping a nationally recognized insurance company to communicate their newly formed strategic imperatives to their onsite, retail and remote employees through an integrated environmental graphics, print and digital brand campaign, to being a change agent partner in the rebranding of customer experiences for the global consulting firm BlessingWhite’s classroom and virtual training programs. Sharon has partnered with FlexPaths’ on several projects, including the design of their recent ‘Building the Bridge for Culture Change: A Mandate for 2020' insurance report and creating the brand and visual presentation for a new business model for a major insurer.

Gale Britton is the managing partner of a consulting practice where she focuses on Diversity and Inclusion strategy, education, recruitment, and leadership development; utilizing over thirty years of corporate experience as well as fifteen years serving on non-profit boards.

Gale Britton is the managing partner of a consulting practice where she focuses on Diversity and Inclusion strategy, education, recruitment, and leadership development; utilizing over thirty years of corporate experience, which includes nineteen years at Prudential Financial, serving as the VP of Recruitment and the VP of Diversity and Inclusion; as well as fifteen years serving on non-profit boards. She has focused on uplifting and empowering marginalized communities. Her firm assesses and provides customized solutions for employers seeking to create and maintain a more inclusive work environment. Gale is presently working with Securian Financial, Partners for Women and Justice a non-profit that provide pro-bono legal services to women who have been the victims of domestic violence, and MCA Security.

Judy DiClemente has always prioritized work/life balance, so after a dozen years in the fast-paced 24/7 world of investment banking, she successfully designed a job-share structure that enabled her to spend more time with her three young daughters.

Judy DiClemente has always prioritized work/life balance, so after a dozen years in the fast-paced 24/7 world of investment banking, she successfully designed a job-share structure that enabled her to spend more time with her three young daughters. While continuing to work within the financial service industry, Judy became a staunch advocate for progressive work arrangements as a way of increasing employee engagement in the workplace. Following a mid-career break to look after her children full time, Judy “relaunched” her career, with the goal of leveraging her past financial services experience, as well as the perspectives gained outside of the workforce. Using her natural ability to connect with people across generations and to build consensus, Judy empowers leaders and colleagues, alike, to find their authentic voices in the workplace, and helps companies improve workplace culture. She has consulted with companies such as MetLife, New York Life, Church Pension Fund, and Zoetis on projects ranging from Managing Virtual Teams, Presenting for Impact, Women’s Leadership, and Effective Business Communications. Believing that developing trust among colleagues is the underlying “secret sauce” to any effective team, Judy brings a wealth of practical and professional insights to all of her client engagements.

Tracey Gray-Walker is a financial services commercial leader with over 25 years of experience. During her tenure, Tracey held several key roles within the industry. Most recently Tracey served as Chief Diversity Officer for one of the oldest life insurance companies in northern America.

Tracey Gray Walker is a financial services commercial leader with over 25 years of experience. During her tenure, Tracey held several key roles within the industry. Most recently Tracey served as Chief Diversity Officer for one of the oldest life insurance companies in northern America. It is here, Tracey helped create a company-wide diversity and inclusion strategy focused on driving a culture of inclusion, and business alignment. Tracey also helped increase diverse hiring within a career sales organization. Tracey has leveraged her commitment to diversity and inclusion to help drive culture change and business growth. She understands the need to empower individuals to bring their whole self to the workplace, and believes that an inclusive culture can have a positive impact on a company’s ability to attract, develop and retain its employees. Tracey began her career in public accounting, where she quickly gained insights around difference, and the opportunities an inclusive culture could create.

Sandy Haddad is founder of C Change Partners, a Change Management Consulting practice, based in the Twin Cities. Sandy’s corporate experience includes 18 years in HR leadership roles at General Mills, where she developed Change Management capability and led culture strategy for the company’s workplace of the future.

Sandy Haddad is founder of C Change Partners, a Change Management Consulting practice, based in the Twin Cities. Sandy’s corporate experience includes 18 years in HR leadership roles at General Mills, where she developed Change Management capability and led culture strategy for the company’s workplace of the future. As a seasoned Change Management professional, Sandy is passionate about partnering with leaders to achieve organizational change through engagement and buy-in of their people. Sandy collaborates with companies of all sizes on Change Management, Facilitation, Training and HR Strategy initiatives. Her projects include: enterprise-wide Change Management strategy and roll-out plans to support a branding launch; alternative workplace strategy; executive team development; strategic planning facilitation; and customer input sessions for a Consumer Marketing team. Sandy's training in Change Management includes: Prosci, Kotter International (John Kotter), the Implementation Institute, Cornell University Advanced HR Studies, and a Masters in Management/Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Richard Hardin, CEO of Rick Hardin & Associates, based in Connecticut, has spent 35+ years in organizational change (transformation), leadership training and development and culture change.

Richard Hardin, CEO of Rick Hardin & Associates, based in Connecticut, has spent 35+ years in organizational change (transformation), leadership training and development and culture change. His prime focus is working with senior teams and senior leaders to make sustainable performance improvements in their organizations. His prior companies include IBM, Marsh & McLennan, Harley-Davidson, and Alix Partners. What drives his work is the opportunity to have a real impact on leaders and their organizations. He relishes projects that present opportunities to work, face to face, engaging leaders in their practical challenges as they go about leading important change in their organizations. He especially enjoys helping to create a group of leaders as an action learning cadre, learning and working together to address issues.

Kathy Kacher is founder of Career/Life Alliance Services, based in Minneapolis, MN, is a workforce solutions specialist who has worked for over thirty years consulting with businesses on workforce transformation. 

Kathy Kacher is founder of Career/Life Alliance Services, based in Minneapolis, MN, is a workforce solutions specialist who has worked for over thirty years consulting with businesses on workforce transformation. Kathy is a faculty member at World at Work teaching Organizational Culture Change along with other key competencies organizations need to stay relevant in the fast-changing world of work. As a frequently requested, global speaker, Kathy shares her expertise in developing high functioning teams and organizations by optimizing their cultural business strategy. Kathy has a track record of partnering with senior teams and key talent to create competitive advantage through people. Kathy is particularly skilled in conducting organizational diagnostics; leading cultural integrations, branding & change initiatives; advising and coaching leaders; employee engagement & leadership development processes, and implementing innovation & growth strategies.

Celina Pagani-Tousignant is the president and founder of Normisur International, a management-consulting firm based in California specializing in corporate social responsibility, workforce development, work/life and leadership training.

Celina Pagani-Tousignant is the president and founder of Normisur International, a management-consulting firm based in California specializing in corporate social responsibility, workforce development, work/life and leadership training. Celina has over 20 years of international corporate experience. Her services include: executive briefings for senior leaders and board members, manager and worker training, project management, strategy development, organizational change management, executive coaching, facilitation, curriculum design, and speaking engagements in Employee Assistance Programs, Work/Life, Executive Coaching and CSR. Currently she is part of the faculty at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC); World at Work (WAW), and the Centrum for Corporate Citizenship Deutschland (CCCD) in Berlin, Germany. Celina holds an Integral Coaching Certification from New Ventures West and John F. Kennedy University.

Tammy Palazzo is a work/life diversity subject matter expert and practitioner, where, during her two-decade career, she advised companies on matters related to diversity and inclusion, work/life practices and women's leadership.

Tammy Palazzo is a work/life diversity subject matter expert and practitioner, where, during her two-decade career, she advised companies on matters related to diversity and inclusion, work/life practices and women's leadership. While at Working Mother Media, she led corporate initiatives including the noteworthy Working Mother 100 Best Companies. She oversaw the research and publications team at Diversity Best Practices and was the principal researcher for studies and white papers regarding workforce management. Clients included MetLife, New York Life, Penn Mutual, and Guardian, among others.
 

Jim Ware is a former Harvard Business School professor who has invested his entire career in understanding what organizations must do to thrive in a rapidly changing world. He is a workplace futurist, a meeting design strategist, an accomplished author, and a keynote speaker.

Jim Ware is a former Harvard Business School professor who has invested his entire career in understanding what organizations must do to thrive in a rapidly changing world. He is a workplace futurist, a meeting design strategist, an accomplished author, and a keynote speaker. Jim is currently the managing editor of the widely acclaimed Work&Place management journal and a partner in the London-based FutureWork Forum. He is a recognized expert on new ways of working, with deep experience in designing flexible and distributed work programs. He has co-authored several books and research reports about the digital economy and its implications for leadership and organizational collaboration. His most recent book is Making Meetings Matter: How Smart Leaders Orchestrate Powerful Conversations in the Digital Age (Indie Books International, 2016). He also co-authored two key chapters in Conquering Digital Overload (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and was the principal editor for Work on the Move (IFMA Foundation, 2011). Jim holds PhD, M.A., and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School. He is a past president of the northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association and a former president of IFMA’s Corporate Real Estate Council. He lives and works in northern California.

Liz Zurek Beaudry is principal of Envision, a Minneapolis-based marketing and communications firm. She brings over 20 years of strategic brand, marketing and communications experience to the team.

Liz Zurek Beaudry is principal of Envision, a Minneapolis-based marketing and communications firm. She brings over 20 years of strategic brand, marketing and communications experience to the team. During her career, she’s worked with organizations such as The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Cambria, Buick, the Muhammad Ali Center, and the Land O’ Lakes International Development division. In addition to Envision, she owns a proprietary software platform called MDNA Cloud that measures culture and employee motivation. She uses this data to build brands and develop strategic communications that align to an organization’s internal culture. As a strategic thinker, communicator, and designer, her work has won numerous communications awards including the prestigious Association for Women in Communications Clarion Awards.