Advisory Board

Jack W. Brooks


Jack W. Brooks is currently CHRO at Windstream.  Jack was formerly Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources for Axway, Inc. Jack is a strategic global business transformation and HR leader who builds integrated global HR teams comprised of HR business partners, learning and organizational development functions, compensation experts, and talent acquisition teams. 

Ron Cheeley


Ron Cheeley is President of The Cheeley Consulting Group. In his current position, Mr. Cheeley provides high level human capital consulting services to both public and private companies. He was formerly a senior HR executive at Schering Plough, Pharmacia Corp. and The Coca-Cola Company, where he was global head of compensation.


Bruce R. Culver


Bruce Culver is a serial entrepreneur, investor, executive and scientist (Varian, Hach, Bausch & Lomb/ARL). He has invested in 20 start-ups and several publicly traded companies, including Axon (AAXN) (formerly Taser), On Assignment (ASGN) and Professional Staff plc (PSTF,) privatized in 2002.

John Garcia


Executive and Entrepreneur in multiple start-ups, small and midmarket companies, and Fortune 500 businesses across energy, tech, life science, food & beverage, and transportation/logistics industries. Extensive experience in IP licensing, corporate strategy, marketing, private equity, M&A, technology R&D, manufacturing, sales, operations, and board leadership. Currently leads Solyco as managing director and several companies as a strategy executive through management consulting engagements and others as a board member, investor, managing partner, and/or shareholder.

Community contributor and leader through invitation and acceptance of Gen Next Global Membership, appointment as a Charter School Board Member by the State of Michigan, Advisory Board Member for the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University, selected as L.B.P. Elite 40 under 40, Big Brother in BBBS for over 10 years, Leadership Detroit Graduate, among others.

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Irene S. Helsinger


Irene S. Helsinger is a Managing Director of Newport Board Group, where she provides advisory services to companies with growth, human capital strategy or management challenges. Formerly, she was executive VP and COO of the Texas Heart Institute and senior VP/CHRO of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System.

Rolf E. Kleiner


Rolf E. Kleiner was formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Kelly Services, Inc., a leader in providing workforce solutions.  Founded H L Yoh Scientific and Kelly Scientific.  Currently, he is CEO of Renatus Partners and President of InVitro International.


Walter Smith


As Senior Vice President for Lee Hecht Harrison's International Center for Executive Options, Walt is responsible for assisting LHH colleagues globally in the delivery of a boutique career transition consulting process. ICEO exists within LHH's Global Career Transition business and provides individualized and unique transition services to the most senior level executives.

Paul White


Paul White is a trusted executive counselor and coach to Board of Directors, C-suite executives and business leaders in the global energy field.  He has extensive experience with Conoco and ConocoPhillips and Harvest Natural Resources.   Paul has an extensive background working across diverse international cultures and organizations, including starting up and running international administration and Human Resource functions/operations in Russia, Latin America, Singapore, Jakarta, London, and Muscat, Oman.