JONATHAN B. HORWITZ, Ed.D.
Jonathan is an organizational psychologist who has done internal and external consulting work since 1980 in the areas of psychological assessment, coaching, teambuilding, selection and organizational development. He has helped companies address a variety of organizational issues in areas such as performance management and succession planning. Jonathan enjoys working with his clients and brings an in-depth understanding of how to help people work effectively in companies impacted by mergers and acquisitions; advances in technology; outsourcing; and global initiatives. He has a broad background in the design and use of tests/batteries to assess people for personnel selection, management development and career guidance. He has created state of the art assessment tools for individuals and teams with each assessment tailored to the needs of the individual and the specific situation. In his work as an executive coach, team builder and organizational consultant, Jonathan emphasizes promoting self-awareness in order to maximize one’s talent and growth. Thus, he coaches people to develop personal insights which become the foundation for skill enhancement. Through his use of a variety of coaching techniques, his clients have achieved qualitative and measurable improvements as professionals. Jonathan’s consulting experience includes working in a variety of business sectors such as: financial services, manufacturing, medical, consumer products, insurance, retailing, communications and consulting. He also consults to family-run businesses. Jonathan is a graduate of Columbia University, where he earned an Ed.D. Degree in Management Development. He also has an M.A. from Southern Illinois University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His research has focused on the implementation of computers in organizational settings, as well as the selection and development of sales managers. He has been on the faculty at the New York University School of Business, The New School and Marymount Manhattan College. He has taught courses in the areas of Staff Development and Training and Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Jonathan enjoys skiing, tennis and traveling with his family. His most recent favorite vacation spots are the top of Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain, the Coliseum in Rome and the right field bleachers at Wrigley.
DAVE POPPLE, Ph.D.
Dave is a Corporate Psychologist for Corporate Insights. His interest in corporate consulting came while watching a Monday night football game with a friend, the Vice President of Information Technology for a mid-sized North Dallas Company. His friend began sharing his work team frustrations and Dave diagramed what he was hearing, using ketchup bottles, salt shakers, and sugar packets. The insights from that night led to a two-year consulting contract. Since then, Dave has achieved his Ph.D., conducted several research projects on corporate assessment and high functioning work teams, and taught several graduate courses, including: group psychology, research, program evaluation, ethics, multicultural psychology, and personality assessment. Dave led the development of many of the current assessments used by Corporate Insights. For example, Dave developed the F-CARS, a measure of workplace personality based on Five Factor Personality Theory, in response to clients who did not know whether they should answer personality questions based on the work behavior or home behavior. Another example is the CIBA, a measure of Business Analytical skills, when he discovered that similar measures had answers that reflected only two possible analytical mistakes. Dave is also very interested in identifying the clients return on investment when they use Corporate Insights consulting services. Although it is difficult to identify all of the reasons for change, Dave has been able to show savings of as much as $770,000 dollars in reduced turnover in one year. One of our clients once described Dave as “thinking out of both sides of his brain”. She meant to indicate that Dave is able to do the soft skills like training, coaching, change management, and leadership development and hard skills like test development, statistical analysis, and business analysis equally well. This unique combination of skills has served him well since becoming a partner with Corporate Insights. Prior to his career as a corporate psychologist, Dave worked with youth and families, developed an inner-city tutoring and outreach program that serves 1500 children and 500 volunteers annually. He also worked with prison inmates and provided a variety of social services to unique populations. When not working, Dave runs marathons, works on his boat, follows the Green Bay Packers, and travels. He is married to Dr. Jody Popple and together they live with their three dogs in the lower Hudson Valley.
Scott A. Bailey, Ph.D.
Scott is a consultant for Corporate Insights. His interest in corporate psychology stems from collaborating with one of his student’s when she interned with Dave Popple. Together they developed an assessment of ethical behavior that is presently undergoing pilot testing. Educated in general experimental psychology, Scott brings an empirical approach to his work with Corporate Insights. Over the last 16 years he has taught a range of courses in the Texas Lutheran University Psychology Department, including its three-course quantitative methods sequence. He has authored invited book chapters on innovative approaches to teaching introductory psychology, research design and statistics, and controversial topics. He has delivered numerous presentations at regional and national psychology conferences. In 2010 he was President of the Southwestern Psychological Association, a nine-state regional affiliate of the American Psychological Association. Scott enjoys keeping up with his former students, running, playing guitar, and reading. He lives with his wife Charla and their Labrador Retriever in south central Texas.
Rodney M. Miller
Rodney is equally comfortable as a business consultant in the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, or as a counseling psychotherapist. Rodney came to the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort from Right Management Consultants where his primary responsibility was organizational development, consulting, and executive career development. His clients include organizations such as NASA, Westinghouse, AT&T, Darden, Sears, and PepsiCo. Prior to working with Right Management, Rodney was a partner in his own counseling and consulting practice at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Rodney is noted for executive facilitation, career development and coaching, and psychological therapy and career assessment. At the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort, Rodney was both a contributor and manager at the Disney University in Instructional Systems Design. He authored the Organizational Leadership and Marketing U courses which were recommended for college and university credit by the American Council on Education. In addition to developing faculty relations at numerous college and universities for the College Educational Program he also instructs students in the classroom. Frequently he was a guest lecturer on at over 50 colleges and universities. Rodney often presents at a wide variety of university conferences, such as The New England Transfer Association, The National Society of Experiential Education and the SUNY Career Services Conference. Rodney led the FPL University as Dean and Director of Learning and Development. The role of the FPL Group University team has continued to grow with the addition of Performance Management, Talent Assessment, Senior Leadership Development, Organizational Change, Workplace Development and Employee Development. The Group U team has seen key successes in the role out of Generating Business Results, The FPL Nuclear Leadership Supervisory Development Academy and the Workplace Pipeline agreements with Miami Dade College, Indian River College and University of South Florida., Performance Management, Talent Assessment, Organizational Development and Employee Development in Juno Beach Florida. Rodney plays a key role in the integration of academia and industry. He is President of Cooperative Education and Internship Association and a board member of the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Presently, Rodney is working with Corporate Insights in the field of Human Capital Management. Rodney is a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Nick Fisher, Ed.D
Nick Fisher is an organizational consultant with over 20 years of experience in both Fortune 100 and start up organizations. He has worked extensively with leaders and their teams to improve capability and effectiveness. Nick is a Senior Consultant with Corporate Insights, a firm focused on leadership assessment and development. He is based in Buenos Aires, and works with clients in South America and the U.S. Prior to joining Corporate Insights, Nick held a variety of human resources management and consulting roles at Wells Fargo, where his work focused on mergers and integrations, organizational redesign, leadership development and selection, compensation, and technology . Previously, Nick held management roles at PG&E Corporation, Applied Communications, and Ketchum Public Relations. Nick is an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Andres. He received his PhD in Organizational Psychology at the California Professional School of Psychology. He received a master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development at the University of San Francisco and completed the Executive Program in Human Resources at the University of Michigan. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Liane is a Brazilian Economist, who graduated from PUC-RJ in 1986. She continued with her Post-graduate in Finances (PUC–RJ), MBA in Economics and Business Law (FGV) and in Business Administration (IBMEC) and took improvement courses at the London Business School – England (1987). She has vast experience in directing multinational and national companies, fusions and acquisitions, importation, human resources, strategic planning, information technology, legal services, and in the area of administrative management in general. Her expertise lies in restructuring, increase of productivity, rationalization of processes, reduction of costs, implementing and accompanying all the stages of the process and obtaining the motivation and the “buy in” of the whole team.
Márcio is a growth, innovation and cultural integration focused professional with experience in challenging integration after M&A processes and Risk Assessment Management. He has full P&L experience, KPI definitions, balanced scorecard implementation, budgeting, CAPEX & OPEX definitions & project execution. He has a background in business & product development, investment scenarios for Green Field/Brown Field projects. EBITDA/Net Income/ROCE/ROI results construction and value creation to shareholders through value add sales with innovative and creative solutions generating free cash flows and business sustainability. He has solid professional experience with people management, operational excellence, R&D & innovation, sales & marketing areas, covering industrial product solutions & numerous raw materials. He works on market research and business plan activities for new business development and local/regional branding, positioning & repositioning product strategy and turning ideas into real sales. Márcio is vey customer relationship oriented, with Six Sigma method practical knowledge for application into sales & RDI areas. He is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified & an academic professor for University level degrees for Marketing, International Commerce & Logistics. His education consists of a BSC in Material Science & Engineering and an MBA in Foreign Business Management, Foreign Commerce & Operation.
Rodrigo has a Psychology degree from Gama Filho University (Brasil), a post graduate in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brasil), a post graduate in Clinical Psychology from Veiga de Almeida University (Brasil) and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from University of Lisbon (Portugal). He belonged to the Health Corps of Brazilian Navy as a psychologist and worked as a Psychology professor in Gama Filho University (Brasil) and Navy nurse school. He has a lot of experience as an HR and Administration professional in South America and Europe. His expertise lies in People Management, Organizational Restructuring, Business Management, Business Process Management (BPM), Compliance and Management Controls, Business Risk, Change Management, Staff Development, Training and Talent Management.
Per G. Bergfors, MSc(Econ.)
Per is a marketer and strategist, who has done consulting work since 2000 in the areas of assessments, organizational development, sales, teambuilding and strategy development. He has a natural talent for spotting patterns in behaviour, argumentation and thinking, which gives him an opportunity to pose questions and insights for challenges and development. As an executive coach and people developer, Per emphasizes self-awareness in order to maximize one’s talent and development. His analytical and communicative skills enable him to work as associate professor at the Copenhagen Business School with master and bachelor students. He is also a tutor for the MBA programme at Middlesex University London and has studied at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and London Business School.