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Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Pollan is a successful entrepreneur with over twenty years of executive leadership experience. After progressing through operations management and human resources positions with international food-industry corporations, he chose to take advantage of new entrepreneurial opportunities when creating Assessment Technologies Group (ATG).
He strives every day to make ATG the best in the business of organizational consulting, and always pursues through difficulties until the job is done right. Stephen is a well-respected businessman and devotes a great deal of his time improving the Jacksonville community as a member of many local boards and councils.
Leslie H Krieger, Ph.D., SPHR
President | Consulting Psychologist
Dr. Les Krieger is a licensed Occupational Psychologist who brings a unique blend of psychometric and phenomenological perspectives to his understanding of people, teams and organizations. A Rutgers Ph.D., he completed an internship in Occupational Psychology at Stevens Institute of Technology and post-doctoral studies in Existential Phenomenological Psychology at Duquesne University.
Les then created several consultancies including Humanalysis Systems and People Development Technologies before joining global assessment leader SHL as Director of Training for North America. Since 1996 he’s been President of Assessment Technologies Group (ATG), a consultancy known for innovative capabilities that align people with occupational success.
Christopher W. Holmes, Ph.D.
VP of Consulting Services
Dr. Holmes is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in corporate and private consulting. During his career, he has served as the Vice President of Research and Chief Psychologist for GrowthPlay, a global talent management consulting organization and as a Principal Organizational Effectiveness Consultant for a regional management consulting firm. He also served as a Principal Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Practice Area Director for Hoffman Research Associates, which was subsequently acquired by PwC, as well as the Director of Organizational Effectiveness for Wellcome, PLC a global Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company.
Over the years he has focused his practice on developing new selection systems, creating training and development, leadership and succession planning programs, executive coaching and development and managing the implementation of talent analytic delivery platforms for human resource processes.
Dr. Holmes has several technical publications and professional conference presentations on human performance and organizational effectiveness. Among his honors and awards, he served as a peer reviewer for the NASA Life Sciences Countermeasures Workshops, received a US Department of Energy Award for Hanford Strategic Mission Planning, attended the Wellcome London Business School Executive Management Development Programme, and was a recipient of Rice University’s Presidential Recognition Award while in graduate school.
Jane L. Landon
Jane Landon joined Web.com in November 2010 as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Web.com, Ms. Landon was Deputy Commissioner and Chief Information Officer for the New York City Department of Finance. Her past experience include, Business and Technology leadership positions at Microsoft, where she was General Manager of Worldwide .net Market Development, and Chief Information Officer for Public Sector Business Systems Information Technology, as well as, Institutional CIO Prudential Insurance of America and General Manger Global Corporate Systems at The Bankers Trust Company. Jane is also on the Board of Directors of STEM2Hub, of Northeast Florida and the Jacksonville Chapter of Year Up. Ms. Landon holds a BA in Business Administration from SUNY Fredonia.
Dr. Jennifer Blalock
Senior Consultant, Strategy & Innovation
Dr. Jennifer Blalock has dedicated over two decades of leadership and service to higher education, non-profit and social justice advocacy in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and across the nation. She has facilitated and developed corporate trainings for companies and schools in a variety of topics, with specializations in organizational effectiveness; leadership and team development; leading systems change; and strategic communication and partnerships. She managed a $3.2 million Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for Phi Theta Kappa International Headquarters and has extensive non-profit, federal, state, and private funder grant and program management. She earned a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Nova Southeastern University, where her doctoral thesis focused on creating a culture of completion at Community Colleges. Blalock has won several awards, including being recognized by the Alabama Statewide NACADA commission for best presentation; faculty of the year at Florida Keys Community College; and was selected as Chamber member of the year by the Allen/Fairview Chamber in Texas. Now serving as a senior strategic consultant, Blalock specializes in first generation student success; college persistence and completion; streamlining organizational services; leadership development, strategic partnerships and workforce readiness. She is the proud mother of a daughter Bailey, a senior at Texas Southern University and Division I soccer player in Houston, Texas. She serves on several local boards, including the Florida Ballet, Literacy Pros, the Johnson YMCA and volunteers as a mentor to justice involved youth. Blalock, herself a first generation college graduate who grew up below the poverty level, credits higher education as the game changer in socio-economic mobility, inclusivity, and opportunity. She remains a passionate advocate for social justice; strategic development; and continuous professional development and lifelong learning.
Ryan Darby, Ph.D.
Dr. Ryan Darby has years of experience using psychometrics assessments to aid business consulting efforts, and has successfully applied his experience while working with ATG. Ryan’s past work at Gallup Inc. has allowed him to become proficient in the areas of Employee Assessments, Learning and Development Seminars, Executive Coaching, and Team Facilitation.
Graduating from the University of California, San Diego with his Ph.D in Psychology, Ryan has also had the opportunity to teach Industrial Organizational Psychology courses at Flagler College.
Larry Arceneaux joins the Assessment Technologies Group as an innovative leader with over 30 years of healthcare, technology and business operational management experience. Larry has achieved award winning success leading finance, real estate, engineering, service and process improvement teams. Larry has a proven ability to execute strategic, aspirational and financial objectives using analytics to deliver effective data-driven solutions.
Prior to joining the Assessment Technologies Group, Larry was a leader at Florida Blue accountable for multiple diverse and high-performing teams. Larry served two tours in the United States Navy leading teams accountable for advanced computer, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and electronic systems. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Total Quality Management leader, he specializes in strategy, compliance, efficiency and accuracy improvement initiatives. Larry is a dynamic compliance expert with a distinguished reputation as a collaborative, transformative and accomplished troubleshooter.
Throughout his career, Larry has been active in communities and professional organizations throughout the United States. He currently serves as the Chair of the United Way of Northeast Florida Builders Society, Secretary for the Community Excellence Alliance (CEA), Trustee at Trinity Baptist College and Board of Directors for the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of North Florida, an active Florida Real Estate Broker’s license and the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Professional, Academy of Healthcare Management (PAHM) designation.
Epiphany Allen has been with ATG for less than a year and is the Client Success Administrator. As a Year Up Jacksonville Alumni, she was able to get hands on experience on establishing relationships and building rapport as an Associate Banker Intern through JPMorgan and Chase. Epiphany is in the process of finishing her Associates of the Arts degree as well as her four certifications through Florida State College of Jacksonville by the anticipation date of April 2020.
After her completion with Associate’s degree, she will continue to pursue her education at University of North Florida to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business. With resilience and determination, her goal is to become a Marketing Manager to increase the company’ positive impact with current and prospective clients.
Senior I/O Consultant
Dr. Kimberly Morse is an Industrial Organizational Psychologist with 10 years of experience in higher education and private organizational development. During her career, she has focused on career and education coaching, employee training and development, and improving organizational effectiveness. Dr. Morse has a background with qualitative and quantitative research and analysis and big data analysis. Additionally, throughout her career, she has provided guidance to improve employee performance and assist individuals with identifying career paths and developing a realistic and attainable career development plan.
Graduating from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ with her Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology, she has had the opportunity to serve as a Dissertation Committee Content Expert for business psychology doctoral learners. She has further led college accreditation efforts and engaged in policy analysis and development of new departments and initiatives within higher education. She is a published author, having written a guide for doctoral learners on how to write a complete dissertation, including topic development, research, and understanding and identifying the best methodology and design for a successful research project.
Chief Strategic Officer
Angela Clay is an accomplished HR Executive with over twenty years of business operations, leadership and human capital solutions experience. She is a results-oriented professional with expertise in various business areas including Talent Management, Performance Management, Strategic and Succession Planning, Organizational Planning and Change Management.
As a strategic HR leader who supports business growth in a changing world, she assesses needs, identifies solutions, and executes HR strategies. She partners with clients and staff to improve organizational effectiveness, achieve the business strategy and deliver operational excellence. Angela brings a consultative and collaborative approach to introduce business solutions and build solid relationships at all organizational levels.
Angela has an entrepreneurial spirit and has not only excelled in developing a professional staffing firm and HR Consulting practice, but has also excelled in Fortune 500 organizations and start-ups in rapid growth mode.
Throughout her career, Angela has been an active member of Society of Human Resources Management, committee member of SHRM Jacksonville and various professional organizations. She holds a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification and certified in HR Generalist and Strategic HR Business Partner.
Colleen Hennessy Lydon
VP of Operations
Colleen brings over 20 years of dynamic corporate human resource experience to ATG. She has focused her notable career on employee benefit sales and service at Cigna Healthcare and Principal Financial Group. She specializes in complex program management in the HR space and compliance. She holds her bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and has completed advanced HR coursework at Syracuse University. She is a certified wellness program coordinator (CWPC) from the Chapman Institute and active alumni of Onward to Opportunity at Syracuse University. Colleen’s passion for employment of military spouses drive many of our initiatives here at ATG.
She is an active volunteer in Jacksonville focusing on military family support (specifically veteran and spouse employment), women’s higher education, and mentoring young women in business. Colleen is an active duty military wife and mom of three. She loves to cook for her family and friends, is too competitive during family board game night, and has two German Shepherds that she adores.
Karen Gallagher is a renowned business consultant who enables companies to optimize the potential of employees to drive organizational success.
She has over 25 years of organizational development experience leading human resources and learning and development divisions in a wide variety of organizations including, finance, banking, retail, technology, warehousing, health/wellness and post-acute health facilities from start-up to established firms. Karen’s proven expertise in candidate selection, employee development, executive development and performance coaching. Karen is a sought after speaker with high-energy and interactive keynote presentations and workshops that inspire and challenge you to think more strategically, to be more emotionally intelligent, and practice intentional personal leadership.
Karen integrates the elements of thought, communication, and behavior to provide strategies for positive changes and maximum results. Karen’s expertise focuses on strategic thinking, leadership, problem-solving, communication, and productivity. She has coached hundreds of successful business leaders and entrepreneurs in leadership roles, relationships, and building culture.
She calls home Jacksonville, Florida where she lives with a senior rescue cocker spaniel, Tooey. She is a master level needlework enthusiast, reader and avid people gatherer.