RCSN has tremendous expertise using our research-based and customer-centric approach to recruit and develop strong leaders.
The Executive Search team, led by Paul Wehner, is comprised of a Vice President of Business Development, Search Consultants, and Research Associates who aren’t just experienced, but passionate about finding top talent and linking them with the organizations who thrive from their leadership.
RCSN’s Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting services are led by Senior Partner Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD, whose efforts have helped organizations understand the boundaries hindering business performance to deliver better business results for their organizations.
Paul is the leader and visionary for RCSN. He has long believed the right leaders working effectively as a team are at the heart of any successful enterprise. RCSN has been able to win business with organizations of all sizes due to the research-based and customer-centric approach to finding outstanding leaders. Paul works closely with his team to ensure each client not only secures the best leaders for their business, but that they also receive exceptional service and partnership along the way.
He established RCSN as an Executive Search firm in 2003, working with organizations seeking the right mid to senior level leaders. In 2013, Paul responded to clients’ needs to develop their current leaders by offering the Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting services created by Donna Chrobot Mason, PhD.
Paul has more than 30 years of experience in different leadership roles in human resources and executive search with the United States Air Force, Macy’s, Mead-Westvaco, British Petroleum, Fidelity Investments and RCSN Executive Search and Leadership Consulting.
He is active in the Cincinnati business community, where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association and Chairs the Staffing and Recruiting Committee. He is also an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth, and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce. Paul is a former member of the Board of Director’s for Toward Independence – a mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MRDD) organization that operates homes in several counties in Ohio. He also served as a Chair for the All for One Golf Committee at Xavier University for six years. He is a graduate of Xavier University and holds a BS degree in Psychology.
Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD, is Senior Partner for RCSN’s Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting. Having pioneered new methods for developing strong leadership strategies to help organizations close gaps within their teams and build collaboration, she has helped launch RCSN’s new set of Leadership Consulting services to help our clients reap more from the leaders on their teams.
In addition to her role with RCSN, Donna serves as an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Her focus is on leadership across differences and strategies for creating organizational practices, policies, and a climate that support diversity and foster intergroup collaboration.
She holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Georgia and is an Adjunct Research Scholar and Trainer at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Donna also teaches graduate courses for the Masters of Human Resources program at UC as well as undergraduate courses in Organizational Leadership.
Donna has published articles in such industry-renowned journals as the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group and Organization Management, and International Journal of Conflict Management. She serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Management and the Journal of Business and Psychology.
Her book (co-authored with Chris Ernst), “Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations,” was published by McGraw-Hill Professional in 2010. Since publishing this authoritative research, Donna has been invited to address numerous audiences including the Brookings Institute, FBI, EPA, IRS, Catholic Health Partners, and the International Leadership Association. Donna has also consulted with numerous organizations including Briggs and Stratton, Dayton Public Schools, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Emory University, and Forest City Enterprises. Additionally, she has lifetime certification to administer and interpret instruments in the 360 suite of measures developed and validated at the Center for Creative Leadership and has previous experience in executive coaching.
Sheryl’s concentration is building business. She develops trusted relationships with senior leaders within the corporate landscape that lead to new business opportunities for RCSN.
Sheryl has put these abilities to work since 1996, when she served as Executive Director of a regional staffing firm based in Washington, DC and then in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was responsible for overall business operations, including business development, recruitment, staff training, and account management. Her efforts paid off. Revenue growth of 125% in the staffing firm proved Sheryl could take an organization from start-up to a large-scale success story.
Before she launched her 15-year career in the staffing industry Sheryl was a management and sales leader for 10 years in the hospitality industry. Sheryl earned a BS in Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University and returned to Ohio after living in Washington DC. She now calls Cincinnati her home. Sheryl is currently serving on the cabinet of ArtsWave, is actively involved with the Staffing and Recruiting Committee with the Greater Cincinnati HR Association, serves on the Board of Executive Women International, and has volunteered her time to Dress for Success and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Mary brings a unique combination of human resources and recruitment experience to RCSN’s executive search team. She started her career at TRW Automotive Worldwide in international compensation and benefits. After several years she joined Agency Rent-A-Car as a Recruiter where she advanced to Director of Human Resources. Over time she realized she wanted to focus her career in recruiting. This led her to work professionally for two healthcare organizations in Cleveland and later for a third in Cincinnati where she functioned as a Corporate Recruiter.
During her career Mary has also had the opportunity to function as a Human Resources and Recruiting Consultant. In these roles she provided talent acquisition expertise to companies in multiple industries including Information Technology, Plastics Manufacturing, Digital Imaging, Hospitality, Banking, Finance, Telecommunications and Distribution.
Mary joined RCSN in February 2013, and is one of our “first voices” with candidates to our clients, as she builds and develops candidate relationships, networks and pipelines.
When she isn’t recruiting Mary is a volunteer in many professional, community and church organizations. She also serves as a Program Manager for the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association’s Talent Acquisition Trends Committee. She is also, in her spare time, an Audio/Visual Artist and Potter.
Mary graduated cum laude from John Carroll University with a BA in Communications. She also has extensive training through AIRS and the Society for Human Resources Management, SHRM.
Jeremy focuses on RCSN’s most difficult projects, helping to uncover the most esoteric information available. Jeremy started his professional career as an academic research librarian at Thomas More College. He later worked at Gateway Community and Technical College as a Library Administrator. Jeremy transitioned into higher education administration and is currently Director of Knowledge Management providing leadership for the areas of instutional research, planning, effectiveness and accreditation.
Jeremy studied Political Science at the University of Louisville. He then completed a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University. He is currently working on a Doctorate in Education at the University of Kentucky.
Miriam conducts in depth research and identifies only the most relevant and qualified senior level and executive candidates for key corporate roles. She has 10 years of experience in research, auditing, and consulting in higher education, financial services, the pharmaceutical industry as well as the legal profession. Originally from California, Miriam started her professional career as a Senior Auditor and Project Advisor at UCLA. She transitioned to Experian as a Senior Internal Auditor and continued her career with Watson Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Internal Auditor and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Consultant. In 2005 she moved from California to Cincinnati, where she now utilizes her background and experience in data mining and database management as a Senior Research Associate for RCSN. She further extended her research expertise by obtaining a paralegal certification and works, on a part-time basis, for a local law firm.
Miriam holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Liberal Studies and Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University San Bernardino and a Paralegal Certification from the University of Cincinnati. She enjoys playing soccer and spends most of her free time coaching and supporting her children’s extracurricular activities.
Wendy’s career started with IBM, where she was a Systems Engineer providing technical field support to large companies. She then joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where she maintained the computer systems used at all military medical clinics.
For several years, she played a significant leadership role in the Air Force community. While being stationed in Germany with her husband, she volunteered her time to the Wounded Warriors, Fisher House, and supported a large group of spouses who were also stationed overseas.
She now taps into that collective knowledge and experience to identify candidates who fulfill RCSN’s client leadership needs. Wendy is a Texas Tech University graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. She enjoys volunteering her time to her children’s school and extracurricular activities.
Julie conducts detailed research to identify the most promising candidates to fill corporate leadership positions. By leveraging her well-honed critical thinking skills, Julie is adept at cutting through the clutter to find highly qualified individuals that best align with the search project criteria. Prior to joining RCSN, Julie was a highly effective leader and manager at multiple ‘Big 6’ consulting firms, specializing in managing implementations of difficult and mission-critical information technology systems. She has experience in multiple industries, including manufacturing, real estate, construction, and distribution.
Julie has served as President and Treasurer of various non-profit organizations including St. Michael’s Christian School, Parents of Children Having Allergies, and the Association of Roman Catholic Home Educated Students. She also tutors high school students in multiple math subjects and SAT math preparation. Julie is a magna cum laude graduate from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she double majored in Mathematics and Computer Information Systems.