KerberRose HR | Your Trusted Advisor

About Us


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.


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.


  • 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.

Melissa Olsen | KerberRose HRProfile

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.


  • 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.

Jeff Lasee | KerberRose HRProfile

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.


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.

Nicole Hanke | KerberRose HRProfile

Nicole has more than 12 years of experience in talent and organizational development. In her current role as Organizational Development and Strategy Manager, 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.


  • 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


  • 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 | KerberRose HR Profile

Karli has more than 8 years collectively working in Human Resources, Management and 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 and 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.


  • 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, Board of Directors — Member
  • CCommunity Foundation of Central Wisconsin — Board 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.

Cathryn Griesbach | KerberRose HRProfile

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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.

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.

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.

Beth Bowers | KerberRose | HRProfile

Beth is a strategic business leader with a passion for people and team development. She has 40 years of experience in the corporate world. Most of that time was spent in Organizational Behavior and Leadership Development. Her industry experience spans across Health Insurance, Manufacturing, Banking and Distribution. Beth has worked for both privately held and publicly traded companies. She now provides services in Leadership Development to include team facilitation, assessments and coaching for senior leaders and executives.

Personal Interests

Beth resides in Freedom, Wisconsin, with David, her husband of 37 years. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. They enjoy traveling, time spent at their cottage, fishing, boating and relaxing. Beth has been active in her community, serving on a few Boards and volunteering. She became an Executive Agenda Chair in 2022.

Emma Stroede | KerberRose HR
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