KerberRose HR | Your Trusted Advisor
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Our History

In 2021, KerberRose added The H.S. Group KerberRose to form a service line of KerberRose called KerberRose Human Resources. The decision to combine  KerberRose and The H.S. Group was based on the compatibility of our cultures and core values, which center on community and a people-first philosophy. In 2020, The H.S. Group acquired Career Momentum, expanding its current service offering of HR consulting, career coaching, assessments, and talent & career development to an even broader footprint.

KerberRose Human Resources is a member of Career Partners International (CPI), a talent management organization serving more than 350 locations in over 50 countries worldwide. Our membership with CPI allows us to provide local expertise with a global reach to companies of all sizes.

KerberRose HR takes pride in the services we deliver and the way we deliver them. We were founded on the principle of providing proactive, attentive compliance and consulting services to the people and businesses in our local communities; 40 years later, we remain committed to our goal.

WORLD-CLASS SERVICE

Meet Our Team

If you are looking for an HR Trusted Advisor who delivers world-class service and industry-leading expertise with a personal touch, give us a call, email, or stop by your local office today to discuss how we can help.

David YeghiaianExperience

With 30 years of business and leadership experience, David has worked for multi-billion-dollar global organizations and has held leadership roles in other profit and non-profit organizations. He has advised large, medium, and small organizations in more than 10 industries in a breadth of services related to strategic planning, succession planning, organizational and leadership development, brand management, marketing, and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes work with Fortune 500, non-profit, government, and private organizations around the world.

Profile

  • Author of the business strategy book Pieces for Profit, describing how high-performing organizations maximize profitability to achieve greater success
  • Authored hundreds of articles on strategy and leadership, and presented internationally on these and other topics
  • Created and trademarked the concepts of Heart & Soul Inspired Leadership and Holistic Leadership
  • Co-launched four businesses as an entrepreneur

David is Chief Strategy officer at KerberRose, where he oversees strategy, acquisitions, marketing, human resources, IT, and more. He consults with clients on strategic planning/business strategy, succession planning, mergers and acquisition assistance, organizational and leadership development, and marketing strategy.

Education and Community Involvement

David has a Master’s Degree from Concordia University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University. He is a strong believer in continuous learning and has been an adjunct instructor at several universities, including the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. David also has an extensive history of community service including involvement with Rotary International since 2004, at international, district, and local levels; and serving as one of the youngest District Governors in the world.

Joey Leonard Profile

With more than 25 years of experience in human resource management, Joey brings expertise in the areas of employee relations, talent acquisition, performance management, and employee engagement. He also has an extensive background in human resource policy design and administration, workforce planning, compensation management and planning, succession planning, and organizational development. Joey’s real-world knowledge of talent management strategies and practices makes him a valuable resource for clients. He provides human resources consulting for organizations of all sizes and types.

Joey acquired The H.S. Group in 2018 after a 24-year career at Waupaca Foundry where he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources. The H.S. Group, founded in 1967 in Green Bay, provides human resource consulting to companies of all sizes. In October of 2021, The H.S. Group joined KerberRose, which allowed each organization to enhance its position as a Trusted Advisor to business owners and managers.

Melissa OlsenProfile

As KerberRose’s Shareholder in Charge of Human Resources, Melissa is responsible for creating innovative ways to engage all employees and establishing the culture, systems, and training that will develop leaders and empower employees to rise within their profession. Melissa provides consulting services to local businesses in the areas of leadership development, recruiting, compliance, state/federal employment regulations, and wage/hour considerations.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Business Administration
  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Human Resources Management Certification; Human Resources Certification Institute, Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Society of Human Resources Management, Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Industry Involvement

  • WICPA – Breakfast Series Instructor (2017, 2018)
  • Fox Valley Technical College – Accounting Program Advisory Board Member (2014- Present)
  • Society of Human Resources Management – Member (2014- Present)

Community Involvement

  • Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce – President (2016, 2017)
  • Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors (2010-Present)
  • Junior Achievement of the Wolf River Region – Chair, Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin – Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • LEADS Charter School – Board of Directors (2012-2014)
  • Shawano Evening Leader Editorial Board (2016-Present)
  • Wolf River Region Coalition for an Alcohol and Drug Free Workforce (2014-2017)

Personal Interests

When she is not reading employment law updates or immersed in a community project, she is improving an old family soup recipe, boating on Shawano Lake with her son, watching re-runs of The Office, taking runs with her 110-pound puppy, and sipping white wines and dark, bold coffees.

Profile

As the Director of Recruiting, Jeff leads KerberRose Human Resources’ Search Division operations. Jeff brings 25 years of executive and management search experience, helping our clients identify, access, and retain top leadership talent nationwide. He has over 30 years of strategic networking and relationship management experience, which he gained in a variety of industries and professional disciplines. This experience allows Jeff to quickly analyze business situations, develop creative solutions, and deliver bottom-line results. His comprehensive business experience and search industry longevity bring valuable and real-time, strategic insights for our clients to leverage—not only in leadership development but also in business building, change management, acquisition/merger, and organizational development.

Education:

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Industrial Organizational Sociology

Industry Involvement: 

For more than 20 years, Jeff has been a career management speaker for numerous professional improvement associations, including Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Supply Chain, Recruiting, and Career transition groups. He also enjoys the opportunity to coach students and young professionals in the areas of career management and personal finance.

Community Involvement: 

Jeff is a past member, board member and supporter of numerous non-profit organizations, including Executive Agenda, Optimist International, Grace, Freedom House, Green Bay Yacht Club, DECA, Special Olympics, and a variety of other community support projects.

Personal Interests: 

In his free time, Jeff enjoys traveling, boating, motorcycles, Veteran support projects, history, and unplanned adventures.

Profile

As a coach, Denise’s goal is to facilitate growth, build on strengths and neutralize weaknesses. Her approach is to provide practical input based on real world experience, coaching and supporting leaders at every level of an organization. Denise’s coaching process incorporates a blend of tools including self-report assessments, 360˚ feedback and an action-oriented development plan aligned with business objectives.

  • Experience coaching individual leaders and leadership teams at all levels of an organization
  •  Excels at developing open, trusting relationships which foster honesty, eliminate “the elephant in the room” and create receptivity to direct feedback
  • Proven experience developing and delivering both one-on-one and multi-day or extended leadership team development engagements
  • Effective in working with individuals at all stages of life and career

Experience

Prior to consulting, Denise created and led the Organizational Development function of a Fortune 500 company, supported integration of acquisitions and subsidiaries, and led both technical training and leadership development teams. As a consultant, she has partnered with client companies of all sizes in industries including retail, manufacturing, technology, finance, and non-profit. She has designed and delivered initiatives in career management, high potential development, succession planning, leadership development, and cultural transformation.

Education and Qualifications

Denise has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and completed an Executive Education program in Strategic Human Resources/Organizational Development at the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in multiple assessments and instruments including Korn-Ferry 360, PROFILOR, MBTI, Birkman, LifeOptions, and Retirement Success Profile.

Nicole HankeProfile

Nicole has more than 12 years of experience in talent and organizational development. In her current role as Organizational Development and Strategy Lead, she is responsible for leading a variety of Firm projects in alignment with strategic objectives as well as leading our Learning and Leadership Development efforts across the Firm. She has a passion for finding innovative ways to support the engagement of employees and providing opportunities to help them learn and advance in their careers.

Education

  • Saint Cloud State University, Master of Science (MS), Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Bachelor of Science (BS), Double Major: Psychology & Business Administration

Certifications

  • Korn Ferry Learning Agility ArchitectTM Suite Certification
  • Capp R2 Strengths Profiler Certification
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator®
  • Human Synergistics Life Styles Inventory
  • FranklinCovey Certifications (7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 5 Choices, Speed of Trust)

Industry and Community Involvement

  • Organizational Development Roundtable, Member
  • Association for Talent Development, Member
  • Leadership Fox Cities, Class of 2016-2017

Personal Interests

Away from work, Nicole enjoys getting outside and spending quality time with family and friends. You’ll often find her out on the water boating, planning fun family adventures, and tagging along to all of her son’s sporting activities. She also enjoys working on interior design projects and cooking.

Karli Klismith Profile

Karli has more than 8 years collectively working in Human Resources/Management/Operations related roles. She has been in the accounting industry specifically since 2018.  Karli’s experience stems from her professional background in the staffing industry, legal and non-profit arenas.  She is passionate about many things—human resources, process improvements and learning—yet most of all, people!  Karli has been with KerberRose since December of 2020 and works on our Human Resources Consulting team & internal Human Resources team as a regional Human Resources Business Partner, specializing in talent development, employee relations & recruitment. She sees herself as a lifelong learner and consistently seeks to bring a positive impact to the workplace. She looks forward to helping serve clients to meet their individual and business needs.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Bachelor of Applied Science, Political Science & Sociology, 2013
  • Midwest Paralegal Studies, Paralegal Certification, 2014
  • Walden University, Master of Science in Human Resources Management & Services, 2017

Industry and Community Involvement

  • Stevens Point Area Human Resources Association(SPAHRA)
  • Portage County Business Council Ambassadors Club Member, elected Secretary/Treasurer
  • Humane Society of Portage County, Volunteer
  • North Central Conservatory Trust, Volunteer
  • Stevens Point Curling Club, Member

Personal Interests

Karli’s time away from the office includes spending time with family and friends, being outside— fishing, boating, reading, golfing, gardening, hiking/yoga, curling—or spending time with her animals.

Profile

Scott’s goal is to support people with the inevitable and ongoing changes in the workplace, and under his guidance, numerous clients have received promotions to higher levels of management. Scott’s philosophy is to provide assessment, challenge, and support which is targeted and actionable and will build out well-rounded leaders at all levels. The coaching process incorporates goal setting, self-report assessments, 360˚ feedback, and a development plan aligned with business goals.

  • Expert in the use of assessments to support coaching, development, and selection
  • Works with clients to humanely and effectively increase their perspective, leadership skills, knowledge, and abilities
  • 20+ years of experience coaching executives and other leaders one-on-one and with their teams
  • Supports individuals with transition at all ages and stages of life and career

Experience

Scott led the Organizational Development and Human Resources function of a Wisconsin company, including the transformation to self-directed work teams and the shift to a continuous improvement culture. He has worked with the University of Wisconsin Extension, the UW-Madison School of Business, and Edgewood College School of Business. As a consultant, he has partnered with client companies of all sizes in industries including biotech, medical devices, technology, finance, engineering, architecture, and non-profit. He has designed and delivered initiatives in career management, high potential development, leadership development, and cultural transformation. Scott has led learning groups of business owners for more than 15 years.

Education

Scott has a B.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University and an M.A. in Business Education from the University of Minnesota. He also holds a Professional Certificate, Training and Development in Business and Industry. Certifications include multiple coaching, selection, and consulting assessment tools including the Hogan, LeaderAmp, MBTI, EQ-I and EQ-I 360, TAIS, Human Synergistics OCI and OEI Culture Surveys, and The Leadership Circle. Scott is also a Certified Diversity Consultant.

Profile

Paula is an experienced career coach and career transition consultant who has worked in both private and public sectors in various fields including outplacement, retirement readiness, safety, and insurance. This background, along with her education in Human Resources, provides great perspective when delivering programs that help organizations from diverse industries transition employees.

She has produced consistent results coaching outplaced workers and is skilled in aspects of career transition and retirement coaching. Paula coaches with compassion to build trusting relationships and uses skill development and assessment tools to guide clients in setting personal development goals and evaluating career opportunities. Her aptitude includes motivating and empowering individuals to develop a strategic transition plan and improve their contribution to organizational strength and capacity.

Her retirement coaching is based on a holistic, mindful, and customized approach, empowering and educating clients through transition into a well-planned retirement. Encouraging individuals of all ages to plan a career exit strategy based on their unique situation with consideration of both the emotional and financial impact.

Education

Associate Degree, Human Resources

Profile

Cathryn has nearly five years of experience in human resource management. She specializes in employee relations, personnel issues, benefits, and recruiting. Her career began with KerberRose while in college, and she has since become a SHRM-Certified Professional and has been named a Future 15 Young Professional within the Greater Green Bay Area.

Education

St. Norbert College – Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management

Industry Involvement

  • Wisconsin State SHRM Conference – Co-Chair of Programming Committee
  • Green Bay SHRM – Member

Community Involvement

  • Current Young Professionals – Vice Chair of Community Partnerships Committee
  • Wolf River Area Junior Achievement – Board Member
  • Zion Lutheran Church – Secretary

Personal Interests

Cathryn enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, exercise, and outdoor walks in her free time. She and her husband are very close with their ten nieces and nephews.

Profile

Maria acts in various roles in Human Resources at KerberRose, as she works directly with KerberRose employees as well as externally through HR consulting. Generally, Maria’s areas of expertise include Wellness, Benefits, Talent Management, and HR Consulting. Additionally, Maria has a special interest in Organizational Development. Maria recently rejoined KerberRose as a Human Resources Generalist after working as an administrative intern before graduation.

Education

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resources Management

Industry Involvement

  • National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member
  • Fox Valley SHRM, Member
  • Prior University of Wisconsin Oshkosh SHRM, Executive Board Member, Secretary

Community Involvement

Capital Credit Union Advisory Board Member

Personal Interests

Maria takes great pride in taking care of her family and believes family is a top priority. Maria enjoys almost anything outdoor related! She enjoys taking hikes, swimming, boating, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, camping, and anything in-between! There aren’t many activities she isn’t willing to at least try. Additionally, Maria and her husband have a two-year-old labradoodle, Bailey.

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Judy is an experienced career coach and career transition consultant who has worked in a wide array of business/organizational entities including government non-profit, family-owned, and franchise. This background, along with her extensive sales, marketing, and training experience with industry leaders— from Fortune 500 to smaller, growth-oriented companies—provides a great perspective on her world of work and special insights into the relationship with the work we do.

Judy works with clients to translate vision to strategy, strategy to process, and process to actions which deliver measurable results and predictable outcomes. Her greatest joy is empowering others to make connections that reward and delight.

Experience

After beginning her career with General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Judy then joined the Information Systems Division of Xerox Corporation, working with client companies in banking, business services, and pharmaceutical development. She also has experience in healthcare and medical device marketing with Stryker Medical.

In addition, she has worked for a family-owned business; a business service franchise; served as an HR consultant in county government; has experience in the non-profit arena as both a volunteer and employee; and launched her own consulting firm.

Education

Judy holds undergraduate degrees in political science, pre-law, and management and a Master of Divinity degree.

Profile

Anne Roets has 25 years of executive coaching, career counseling, and organizational change management consulting experience. She was the Wisconsin Managing Consultant for a global consulting firm; managing operations and delivery of programs that helped organizations select, develop, retain, and transition employees. She has coached individuals from diverse industries, cultures, and countries through successful career transitions.

Experience

Over the course of her career, Anne also served as Workforce Development Director for a nonprofit, a marketing copywriter, and a business broker.

Education

She holds a BA in English from UW-Milwaukee and an MA-Adult Education in organizational development and curriculum design from Alverno College.

Profile

Shelly has more than 20 years of experience providing office administration and support companywide. Her responsibilities have included assisting candidates in resume preparation and job search correspondence, providing content for and maintaining corporate social media accounts, accounts payable/accounts receivable, various human resource functions, and general office management. She also has experience writing and editing corporate correspondence and providing assistance on special projects as required.

Community Involvement

Shelly is a troop leader for local Girl Scouts.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay — B.A. in English and Humanistic Studies

Personal Interests

Shelly loves following IndyCar racing and can often be found at the racetrack in her spare time. She also enjoys photography, biking, hiking, and spending time with family.

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Jennifer Das came to the world of career transition by way of her experience in public libraries. Her skills in excellent customer service allow her to assist candidates in career transition to take part in their transition services with confidence and ease. As a billing specialist, she meets the needs of busy accounting professionals and their clients in creating clear, concise, and timely billing documents.

Education

  • B.A. History, Appalachian State University
  • M.L.S. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Personal Interests

Jennifer is an avid walker, knitter, reader, and watcher of good movies. She enjoys learning about Wisconsin in every aspect, culture, history and traditions, flora and fauna! With family ties both in North Carolina and India, she tries to get to those places regularly, although visits have not been as frequent as she would like in the last few years.

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Derek HeikkinenProfile

Derek has more than 10 years’ experience in Human Resources consulting and recruiting. He specializes in labor market assessments, talent recruitment and retention, and organizational development. Derek spent seven years as Business Director for the Northcentral Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, providing key assessments and consulting to manufacturing companies, healthcare providers, the transportation industry, education, community-based non-profits, and finance and insurance sectors.

Education
Bachelor of Science-UWSP (Communications)

Industry Involvement
Founding Director CWIMA (2014-2020)
Vice President -Grow North Regional Economic Development Company (2016-2020)
Portage County Leadership Graduate (2017)
Wausau Chamber Workforce Hub Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Former Chair of the Wisconsin Business Solutions Team

Personal Interests
Derek enjoys volunteering, spending time with family, the outdoors, sports, traveling, and has four children with his wife April, and two dogs.