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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.
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.
Melanie Ferren, Ed.D.
Dr. Ferren is a former Education Administrator with over 20 years of experience in higher education. During her career, she has managed multiple grants, including most recently a 5-year, $5 million dollar Apprenticeship Grant for the U.S. Department of Labor. Dr. Ferren also served as an Academic Dean for non-credit and credit programs at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Ferren worked through Eastern Michigan University with the manufacturing sector, managing grants on companies’ behalf. She also worked with UAW-Chrysler, UAW-Ford and UAW-General Motors National Training Centers, as well as UAW-American Axle and UAW-Delphi, providing instructors who ran drop-in learning centers in automotive plants for workers to receive various forms and levels of instruction.
Throughout her career, Dr. Ferren’s emphasis has always been on the development of others. Whether with students, through career advising or providing decision-making skills sessions or employee development through the use of assessments and plans for success, she is always looking to help others progress towards their ultimate goals.
Dr. Ferren’s doctorate is in Educational Leadership with a focus on management of human resources. She also holds a graduate certificate in Human Resources. In addition, she has an MA in Guidance and Counseling: College Student and Community Personnel.
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.
Rose has joined our team as ATG’s Office Manager, with several years of experience using her extensive administrative knowledge managing an office for Vanguard Vinyl Coatings Inc., serving as a teacher’s aide and a substitute teacher for kindergarten through eighth grade, and working for Watson Realty. Rose is a highly skilled communicator and works hard to ensure that our clients have a streamlined and easy experience building a winning team. After taking a brief break from the workforce, she is excited to be part of the team.
Rose is originally from Lanciano, Italy. After living in Pennsylvania for several years, she moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she has now lived for 25 years. She is a dedicated wife and mother of four kids.