RCSN has tremendous expertise using our research-based and customer-centric approach to recruit and develop strong leaders.
The Executive Search & Recruiting team, led by Paul Wehner, is comprised of Search Consultants and Research Associates who aren’t just experienced, but passionate about finding top talent for RCSN’s clients.
RCSN’s Boundary Spanning Leadership Consulting services are led by Senior Partner, Donna Chrobot-Mason PhD, who helps organizations understand boundaries that hinder business performance, so better results can be achieved.
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.
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 conducted over ten (10) years, Donna has addressed numerous audiences including the Brookings Institute, FBI, EPA, IRS, Catholic Health Partners, and the International Leadership Association. She has also consulted with numerous organizations including Briggs and Stratton, Dayton Public Schools, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Emory University, Milacron, and Forest City Enterprises. One of her most influential engagements was to help lead the United States’ 15-month transition in Iraq from a military operation to a sustainable diplomatic role using the proven principles of working across boundaries.
Donna has published articles in such industry-renowned journals as the Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Group and Organization Management. She has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Business and Psychology.
As an Executive Coach of mid to senior level leaders, Donna has “Lifetime Certification” to administer and interpret instruments in the 360 suite of measures developed and validated at the Center for Creative Leadership. She developed her coaching skills by training with the Center for Coaching Certification (an ICF accredited program).
Donna serves as an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati (UC), while also functioning as a Senior Partner with RCSN Leadership Services. Her focus is on leadership across differences and strategies for creating organizational practices, policies, and a climate that supports diversity and foster intergroup collaboration.
She holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Georgia. Donna teaches Masters and PhD courses in leadership and diversity as well as undergraduate courses for the Organizational Leadership program at UC.
You want to contact Donna when your leadership needs focus on:
Individual Assessments and Executive Coaching
• Certified to use any of the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) suite of 360 instruments
Employee perception surveys
• Over twenty years of experience administering and analyzing employee surveys (employee engagement, employee satisfaction, perceptions of leadership, etc.)
Organization/Team climate surveys
• Over twenty years of experience administering and analyzing climate surveys (overall climate, climate for diversity and inclusion, climate for learning, etc.)
• Fifteen years of experience gathering and analyzing qualitative employee data to inform decisions and implement change
• Experience working with clients restructuring roles and responsibilities (e.g., this often involves employee assessment, developing or revising job descriptions, team building, and the creation of a leadership development plan
Strategic planning and change
• Most recent clients have involved long-term collaborative consulting engagements with multiple data collection activities to inform a variety of change efforts
• Experience working with clients to design or redesign a comprehensive and long-term leadership development plan (e.g., 9-month leadership development program at the University of Cincinnati, Succession Planning at UDF)
• Extensive experience developing and delivering experiential workshops for a variety of clients and industries including topics such as leader development, collaboration, team building, diversity and inclusion, building effective networks, women’s leadership, and boundary spanning leadership
Gayle joined RCSN Leadership Services as a Senior Leadership Consultant in December 2019. She is the Founder and Executive Consultant of Brock Consulting.
Gayle’s 20+ year career has been in executive management, training and leadership development. She has held positions as Executive Director of four Cincinnati YMCAs and Metropolitan Director, serving as liaison for the Cincinnati Association to the United Way, where she ensured leadership compliance for funding, program innovation and evaluation.
Gayle served 10 years as a Leadership Development Consultant with the national headquarters of the YMCA of the USA, Chicago. In this role, she guided CEOs/Executives and key association board members targeting PA, MD, DE and Washington DC. Her focus was on training, staff/professional development, board development, strategic planning, diversity & inclusion, program/facility/membership development and individual staff consultation centering on career mapping and personal development. Nationally, she led and managed achievement programs leading Staff Directors in the implementation of higher education initiatives. This resulted in the Y’s improving high school graduation and college access rates for students nationwide.
Gayle earned a Bachelor’s/Education and Masters’ Education/Exercise Physiology from the University of Cincinnati.
She holds Certificates in ‘The Coach Approach’ Leadership Coaching (Institute for Life Coach Training) and Minority Executive Development Mentoring (Emerging Minority Leadership Institute).
As a Trainer and Coach, her work has focused on Supervision, Group Work, Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Skills, Time Management, Problem Solving-Conflict Resolution, Volunteerism and Training Others.
You should contact Gayle when your leadership needs focus on:
• Workshop, Seminar & Training
• Staff & Leadership
• Career Mapping
• Creating forms and tools
• Multi-Cultural Engagement
• Program Management & Evaluation
• Project Management
Anne is a Cincinnati-based communication skills Coach and Intercultural Trainer with 22 years of experience. She has developed a wide variety of courses, coaching programs and workshops utilized by groups and individuals at multi-national corporations including Toyota, Nissan, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, Siemens Corporation, BAE Systems, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Verizon Wireless, Itochu Corporation, Tata Consultancy Services, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, WILD Flavors, General Cable, Astra-Zeneca, and International Paper.
As a Coach, Anne works with professionals on accent and pronunciation, speaking rhythm and speed, intonation, vocal image, sentence structure, non-verbal communication, and active listening skills.
As an Intercultural Trainer, she designs and delivers numerous workshops that focus on intercultural knowledge and competence, business etiquette, and communication skills for living in the United States and Japan. Clients include Doctors, Scientists, Engineers, Business Managers and Senior Executives. She has coached and trained more than 400 individuals since 1997.
In addition to her current work as a Coach and Trainer, since 2016 Anne has served as Executive Director of the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati, a non-profit organization that promotes the relationship between the United States and Japan in the local region. The organization has more than 100 member companies.
Earlier in her career Anne spent 5 years as a Counselor for US Government education and training programs and 3 years as an English Teacher in a public high school in Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan).
She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Bates College, and an M. Ed in Student Development in Higher Education from the University of Maine. She is a professionally trained Coach by the Coaches Training Institute and also a certified Compton Accent Modification Trainer.
Programs that might be a good fit for you or your organization follow.
Cultural Training Workshops
• Introduction to Japanese Business Etiquette (2 hours)
• Working and Living in Japan (Half or Full Day)
• Working and Living in the U.S. (Half or Full Day)
Communication Skills Workshops
• American Accent Essentials for Spanish Speakers (Half Day)
• Introduction to Professional Vocal Image (2 hours)
• Active Listening for a Multicultural Workplace (1-2 hours)
Communication Skills Coaching
• Interpersonal skills (building rapport, leveraging social conversation, etc.)
• Effective email writing
• Active listening
• Pronunciation, diction and spoken grammar
• Intonation and vocal image
• Non-verbal communication (eye contact and general body language)
• Concise speaking
Tom is a Cincinnati based HR Consultant who has led and served in a variety of HR organizations where his experience, knowledge, and vision have been recognized for solving business problems, designing effective HR processes and leading and directing highly effective teams. Tom is a skilled facilitator, technology advocate and talented problem solver dedicated to getting the “right people in the right seat on the right bus”. He is also a seasoned Human Resources Consultant who knows the business of HR. Tom speaks the language of business and understands the contribution to the bottom line that confident decision making can bring to an organization.
He holds a BS, MA, and SPHR and has served in a number of large public and private organizations such as Tyson Foods, Marathon Petroleum, Western and Southern Financial Group and dunnhumby, Inc.
He is a Board member with the Greater Cincinnati Human Resource Association. He mentors emerging leaders with One Source of Cincinnati and has been recognized for his volunteer service with the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. He advises various organizations from a business and human resources perspective. His passion for connecting people and technology goes beyond the theoretical to practical applications and successful outcomes.
You should contact Tom when your Human Resources or Leadership needs call for a:
Tom has assisted leadership teams in start-up, non-profit and established organizations on their development journeys via branded programs such as Patrick Lencioni / Wiley – The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and The Advantage. Tom’s engaging and insightful facilitation style encourages participation, innovative thinking and productive outcomes in his programs
Content Development / Program Designer
Tom has built programs from the ground up creating one of a kind solutions for clients that meet their organizational objectives. Tom has a number of branded programs at hand including Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, DiSC Work of Leaders, as well as other notable and recognized programs.
Leadership Development Consultant
As a technology advocate, Tom is the region’s sole authorized provider of The Accelerator™ Virtual Learning Platform. The Accelerator prepares future leaders via a state-of-the-art programs such as Virtual Learning, Gamification, Live Coaching and Management Led Learning reinforcement, which improves the ROI on training and development dramatically over standard programs.
Tom recognizes that the standard vetting of candidates could not get to the core insights required for confident people decisions. He has partnered with industry leaders in the assessment arena to provide his clients with state-of-the-art assessment tools. He has facilitated a variety of programs based on Wiley’s suite of DiSC based programs:
• Product Conflict
• Work of Leaders
• 363 For Leaders
He is an authorized Wiley Strategic Business partner and a reseller of a variety of Job Fit / Selection Assessments:
• Profile XT
• PXT Select
• Profiles Sales Assessment
• Customer Service Focus
Tom is also a provider of Skills-Based Testing, Employee Engagement / Survey Exits and Work Related Values (Ethics) assessments.
Kevin’s decade of experience leading Human Resources for global customer sciences leader dunnhumby provides him with the background and experience to streamline your Human Resources organization and unify its strategies, tactics and focus as an organization. He understands the dynamics of leading both human resources and talent acquisition organizations and streamlining their performance. With Kevin as your Consultant, Advisor and Coach your organization will develop the capability to identify the internal and external talent needed to successfully execute its core strategies and tactics.
Whether your talent acquisition needs are local, regional, national or global Kevin can solve your most unique challenges. As the Global Talent Acquisition leader for dunnhumby he implemented a global talent acquisition system in 15 countries moving the structure from manual processes to highly streamlined. In addition he significantly improved the efficiency of the Human Resources organization by replacing seven HR systems with a unified single system that significantly reduced both the time as well as the costs to search for and identify talent. What Kevin accomplished for dunnhumby he also duplicated with a Client in the financial services industry.
Along with his global large to mid-sized corporate background Kevin brings an adaptable, insightful, and detailed approach and methodology to each project he leads and manages for his clients. His personable, customer friendly at ease style makes him the right Senior Consultant to lead and manage your most challenging human resources projects.
Kevin holds both a BSBA and MBA from Xavier University and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.
You should contact Kevin when your leadership needs focus on
• HR and Talent Acquisition strategy and execution
• Recruiting and building your executive or senior team
• Coaching executives and senior leaders
Nanette Polito’s mission is to encourage individuals to clarify their vision, define their goals and create the success and life they only thought was a dream.
She has spent over 40 years in the business world. Starting as a factory worker in high school and now an entrepreneur. In between, she was a manager for a bookkeeping department, managed two different customer service departments, one in manufacturing and the other a button company in New York City. One of her favorite positions was when she moved to Los Angeles and became an Assistant to the owner of a major garment manufacturer with 100+ employees. There she worked closely with the management of all departments. After relocating to the Midwest, she became a mortgage loan officer for 14 years, which lead to becoming the BNI Director of Mentoring and Training for the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Region 2001-2018. In her career, she also facilitated in the starting of button manufacturing company and a Mortgage Company.
Nanette’s experience allows her to evaluate the needs of businesses. With this knowledge, she educates business professionals, in terms of developing and growing their businesses. Her passion is helping businesspeople understand ‘Why’ they do what they do and creating the vision of the business and life they want. She teaches them how to develop and plan, set smart goals and how to network more effectively. Her clients range from individual entrepreneurs to corporations.
Nanette has been a contributor for the ElevatedRadioFM.com. You can listen to shows from the site.
She resides in Hebron Kentucky with her husband of 32 years Joe and their dog Ruby. They have two children Christopher and Alexandra. Her burning desire is just to have everyone around her be successful.
You should contact Nanette if your needs focus on:
• Accountability, goal-setting and tracking, and weekly meetings to keep you on pace.
• Personalized coaching for your team that provides accountability, goal-setting, and tracking for individuals and the team as a whole.
Finding Your Why Workshops
• In this three-session workshop, Nanette will help you and your team identify your Why and how to utilize it as your #1 sales tool.
Create Your Vision Workshops
• In this three-session workshop, Nanette helps participants clarify their vision and how to create a plan to get there.
Custom Designed Workshops
• Let Nanette plan a custom workshop designed just for your team.
• Nanette’s advice, inspiration, and tough love are sure to strike a chord with your organization
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.
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.
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.