Our story

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We are a team of multi-disciplined professionals with a combined experience of more than 250 years in hiring, training, firing, and promoting hundreds of people.

We were frustrated with the current personality assessment tools available to HRM and believed that, with dedication, we could construct a better solution. That is our mission. More specifically, we wished to unlock the keys to predictive analytics of the company’s most important off-balance sheet asset – its people.

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Kelley Judd, President

Mr. Judd’s expertise is in finance, sales, customer service and management. He spent 40 years in financial markets, consulting for Smith Barney in Beverly Hills, managing and trading an off-shore hedge fund, and management of a private portfolio investment advisor firm. His diverse experience includes that of VP/Director of Sales for an IT services company, restaurant owner and community volunteer. Mr. Judd currently serves on the board of several non-profits.

Randy Shepard PhD, Advisor

Dr. Shepard is a nationally-known management consultant, trainer, and speaker. His clients have included such corporate giants as Wal-Mart, AT&T, Sprint, Delta Dental, and The U.S. Department of Agriculture. Randy regularly conducts personal and corporate growth seminars to equip people with the practical tools on such subjects as leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, and employee motivation.

 

Kay Betz, East Coast Representative

East Coast Representative Kay Betz, B.S., M.B.A., has both “real world” and graduate-level teaching experience in management, public policy, and communications. She serves on two nonprofit Boards of Trustees and has a strong interest in helping youth and young adults realize their potential.

Jennifer Brown, Manager Client Services

Jennifer is Co-founder of Digital Women Kansas City. As a professional recruiter, she has worked with hundreds of people searching for better jobs. She is a skilled interviewer and excels at matching candidates with the best career positions.

Dylene Cymraes, Chief Research Analyst

Dylene is a novelist, professional writer, and editor. She has published four novels, two nonfiction books, edited and contributed to more than 50 screenplays, and is published in the American Journal of Poetry. She is currently completing a BFA in Creative and Professional Writing and serves as Editor-in-Chief for the literary magazine Metafore.

 

W. Ryan Walker, Technology Advisor

Mr. Walker is an accomplished computer systems architect. He has more than 20 years of experience in the full life-cycle of software design, including research; development, requirements definition, prototyping, proof of concept, design, implementation, testing, scaling, and maintenance. He has expertise in analysis and design of various software languages and is skilled at progressing from problem statement to well-documented design. He has been engaged by Fortune 100 companies to design, deploy and host complex business and consumer-facing products. Mr. Walker has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas.

Board of Directors

Robert Sherwood, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Sherwood is a semi-retired Silicon Valley technology executive. He has authored 14 books, hosted his own radio program, taught at KU, MU and Stanford graduate schools of business, earned MBA and MS degrees, received an honorary Doctorate, founded 2 Silicon Valley technology companies and directed businesses in South Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. He was president of a venture capital firm capitalized by Ewing Kaufmann, owner of the Kansas City Royals. Mr. Sherwood was a senior board member to 30 companies, was profiled in Fortune and Business Week, was a winner of the 1995 Entrepreneur of the Year award and has presented seminars on Leadership and Technology to more than 3000 executives. He has been engaged as an expert witness by Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and other prominent companies on Internet-related litigation.

 

Al Betz, Director

Mr. Betz is a technology pioneer in the legal support profession, a noted educator on topics of communication and performance, the author of five books, co-author of a curriculum for high school students, and host of a popular podcast on Stenographers World Radio. He manages a community of Court Reporters on the company’s technology platform.