About Velocity Advisory Group

A team of experts focused on Strategy, Culture, and Team Alignment

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Velocity brings extensive experience in strategic consulting, executive coaching, and developing the people side of the business.

We partner with clients to accelerate performance by helping them achieve clarity and make better decisions by empowering teams and organizations.

Meet the Velocity Team

Ariel Wescott

Ariel Wescott

Executive Assistant

Ariel provides administrative support to the team at Velocity. Skilled in organizing meetings, arranging travel, and maintaining executives’ calendars with an innate ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Asley Pollas

Asley Pollas

Advisor

Asley has a strong track record in facilitating excellent leadership development training and workshops helping clients maximize clearer communication, self-awareness,  goal attainment, and higher satisfaction.

Amanda Schlosser

Amanda Schlosser

People and Culture Analyst

Amanda utilizes her skills to support the team’s efforts in identifying efficient solutions to intricate business problems, as well as supporting survey response-based data analysis.

Bob Weinhold

Bob Weinhold

Partner | EVP

Bob connects deeply to help businesses and individuals achieve results that they could not imagine while engaging employees to drive innovation, growth, and sustainability.

Brooke Page-Thompson

Brooke Page-Thompson

Partner | EVP

Brooke help clients think holistically about their objectives and goals.  She understands the power of community and relationships.

Christy Guilfoyle

Christy Guilfoyle

Senior Advisor & Consultant

Christy is an accomplished leader and learning and development practitioner with experience in sales, service, management, and workplace learning and performance to the table. 

Dan Blake

Dan Blake

Director, Internal Operations

sDan has worked for over a decade in the sports industry developing processes, systems, and business intelligence, and creating a culture that leads to scalable growth. He lead the Operations team to create internal efficiency and top-notch delivery tools for our advisors and customers.

Dan Silvert

Dan Silvert

Partner | President

Dan is a behavioral expert, keynote speaker, and executive coach who has guided organizations through cultural transformations and coached hundreds of leaders to greater organizational success.

Dave Fechtman

Dave Fechtman

Partner | CEO

Dave has the unique ability to connect with his clients on both a professional and a personal level, which has led to his becoming a de facto member of the leadership team for many of the companies he serves.

Diliam Ruiz-Nunez

Diliam Ruiz-Nunez

Project Coordinator

Diliam is a resourceful, high-energy project professional with expertise in coordinating efforts of cross-functional teams to deliver complex project deliverables timely and accurately, achieving target goals. 

Dmitry Rechnov

Dmitry Rechnov

Service Delivery Manager

Dmitry  is an innovative, proactive, and results-oriented individual who is passionate about helping people achieve their fullest potential.

Joe Witte

Joe Witte

Senior Advisor

Joe has expertise in global entrepreneurship and business development; with prior service as an Army officer; he is able to facilitate vulnerable discussions that spark sustainable change, in both individuals and organizations. 

Lauren Carlson

Lauren Carlson

Advisor | People & Culture

Lauren has a diverse background working in leadership development, marketing, and entrepreneurship across multiple industries, supporting pragmatic research-based strategies and training programs that bring solutions to increasingly complex business problems.

Luke Berry

Luke Berry

Graphic Designer

Luke is an intentional designer focused on bringing visual form and function to Velocity’s products. 

Matt Webster

Matt Webster

Senior Advisor

Matt is a construction management specialist who worked on state continuing service contracts for over 20 years and was involved with large capital projects in excess of $100 million. Matt brings real-world knowledge to Velocity clients from the Construction Managers’ perspective.

Michelle Goembel

Michelle Goembel

Client Success Manager

Michelle has expertise in project management, team leadership, account management, sales of customized training, executive membership sales and support, and development of a sales operations team. In every role, the ultimate goal was to improve customer engagement and satisfaction.

Rich Shannon

Rich Shannon

Senior Advisor

Rich is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of construction management experience in both startups and established regional contracting firms. Rich is passionate about helping clients build high-performance and winning organizations.

Ryan Payne

Ryan Payne

Senior Advisor

Ryan is skilled in many areas of insurance and large-scale operations including Leadership Development, Development and Execution of Training, Customer Service, and Strategic Planning. He also specializes in a people first environment by developing training to improve culture, core KPI’s and associate engagement.

Sarah Beth Blair

Sarah Beth Blair

Marketing & Content Coordinator

Sarah Beth brings energy, enthusiasm, and fresh insight into advancing Velocity’s social media presence. Sarah Beth supports content creation and the company’s marketing efforts. 

Todd Quarfot

Todd Quarfot

VP | Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Todd is a thought leader and practitioner in sales, marketing, and business development. He leverages his strong background in leadership and relationship building to help companies and partners challenge the status quo; to drive growth, revenue performance, and positive change.

Tom Feledick

Tom Feledick

Senior Advisor

Tom has worked with organizations in the US and globally to set the vision and execute roadmaps to strengthen market identity, operating effectiveness, and culture.  

Meet the Velocity Coaches

Allison Halley

Allison Halley

Executive Coach

Allison is an accomplished and passionate Human Resources Executive who has shaped high-performing cultures at both start-up and Fortune 500 companies providing leadership, strategy, and execution expertise to drive employee productivity and development while maximizing organizational effectiveness. Throughout her career, she has developed and relied on her personal core values to navigate complex organizational situations and adapt to the ever-changing HR landscape across both employee and corporate needs.

Ana Ximenes

Ana Ximenes

Executive Coach

Ana brings a mindful approach to the human experience and the business dynamic. Whether it is coaching an individual, team, or company, Ana knows that improvement in one aspect of professional development, team dynamics, or business processes will have a positive effect on the whole organization. How profound or transformative it is will depend on the clarity and confidence that arises in the execution of the actions taken to achieve the desired goal. Her approach will drive focus, clarity, confidence, and sustainability.

Barb Bergeron

Barb Bergeron

Executive Coach

Barbara Bergeron has over 20 years of experience with training organizations and coaching executives to be more productive, by merging the latest research with traditional productivity and time management training. The result is a new approach to how we teach business leaders to leverage time and brainpower. Barbara’s solutions for her clients large and small, cut both costs and stress. Her client list includes numerous Fortune 500 organizations, such as Merck, QVC, ConAgra Foods, CertainTeed Building Materials, and Rohm and Haas.

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

Executive Coach

Chris has 30 years of experience as a leader in the Software Technology and Client Services industries.  She has been a Chief Operating Officer and Chief Client Officer in private companies as well as held Senior Executive positions in publicly traded corporations.

Ed Forsberg

Ed Forsberg

Executive Coach

Ed Forsberg orchestrates transformations in clients’ organizations and in their leaders’ capabilities. Ed attributes his success to his ability to think like an architect, visualizing unique solution structures and recognizing the potential in leaders and their organizations that others find hard to discern. His clients span a wide range from Industry Leaders to Middle Market companies in dozens of industries. Ed isn’t climbing the ladder anymore; he’s holding it for others. 

Gladys Williams-Tillmon

Gladys Williams-Tillmon

Executive Coach

Gladys Williams-Tillmon has over 30 years of leadership/development experience in the Corporate sector, sales, for-profit and non-profit worlds. She has held Executive leadership positions in Human Resources and Sales for a Fortune 200 company, led various seminars, certified with the International Coach Federation, certified Trainer, certified Change Management Instructor, serves on various Boards and was once featured in an edition of Ebony Magazines, Women at the Top. 

Janet Swaysland

Janet Swaysland

Executive Coach

Janet works with organizations from start-up to midsize and at all stages, with experience in sectors including professional services, life sciences, technology, retail, and manufacturing. Clients appreciate her ability to help them pinpoint where to focus, her inspiring yet firm style, and smart use of data, gained from leadership roles in corporate global environments.

Ken Sher

Ken Sher

Executive Coach

Ken is an Executive, Career, and Certified Life Coach with 28 years of experience leading and coaching individuals and leadership teams within Fortune 200 companies like Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ken helps his clients identify strategies and tactics to more effectively lead their organization to goal attainment while helping them find a balance that leads to a more fulfilling life both professionally and personally. 

Leila Ansart

Leila Ansart

Executive Coach

Leila Ansart helps executive leaders navigate perpetual change by intentionally increasing their capability to adapt, align (and realign) their people strategy with their business strategy, and solve their biggest business pains and the challenges of leading a distributed work force. Leila’s diverse background and personal experience allow her to approach the ever-changing challenges that leaders face with a unique approach that helps shift perspectives and find adaptive solutions to problem.

Rebecca Haley

Rebecca Haley

Executive Coach

Rebecca has 25 years of experience as a Human Resources executive in a wide variety of settings. She specializes in working with middle management to VP level to develop management and leadership skills and approaches that build relationships and increased employee engagement. Rebecca is passionate about supporting leaders in their ability to drive change and deliver results through partnerships and the creation and implementation of innovative initiatives.

Rick Harrigan

Rick Harrigan

Executive Coach

Rick is a certified executive, leadership, and career coach who believes that powerful results at the organizational level begin at the individual level. With 20+ years of leadership experience in advertising sales and business development, Rick understands the needs of contemporary leaders to develop a skillset that is deeply rooted in communication, emotional intelligence, adaptability, problem-solving and relationship-building. Rick coaches the “whole person” in order to activate leaders who are purposeful and passionate.

Rick Mattson

Rick Mattson

Executive Coach

Rick Mattson co-founded a foreign start-up for a Fortune 500 company in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has directed an Organizatioal Effectiveness Office and led various teams in project management team, organizational change management, and compliance/quality. Rick is a certified Portfolio Management Professional, holds a masters in I-O Psychology from UGA and is completing his PhD in Learning and Leadership with a dissertation sponsored by ICF on evidence- coaching.

Tricia Seitz

Tricia Seitz

Executive Coach

Tricia is an Executive Coach with 20 years of experience leading and coaching individuals within Fortune 100 companies. She is dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations to maximize their potential through one-on-one coaching, webinar and classroom training, and organizational sales consulting. She specializes in systematic, skill-based development style coaching as well as “just-in-time,” situational coaching. Tricia brings a natural curiosity and a healthy dose of optimism to every interaction. Her style is direct, high energy, and action-oriented.

Vickie Bevenour

Vickie Bevenour

Executive Coach

Vickie Bevenour is a Leadership Strategist. Using her natural passion for excellence, she inspires and activates business professionals to use their Inner Leader, all day, every day, to become the top 2% in their world. Her mission is to pave the path for leaders to truly embrace and leverage their personal competencies into a series of achievements that translates into personal happiness, a purposeful legacy, and a world where living at the top of one’s game is a constant state of being.

Yvette Costa

Yvette Costa

Executive Coach

With over 25 years in the biotech/pharma arena of the corporate world, Yvette is acutely aware of the shifting needs of businesses to strategically invest in programs that help employees accept and navigate change with a positive mindset. Her unique approach combines her corporate experience and additional training in a way that empowers employees to willingly take responsibility for themselves to be a productive and positive influence on all the teams they are a part of.

Strengthening leaders is our passion.

At Velocity, we get excited when our clients accelerate their success in ways that couldn’t have been achieved alone.

However, breakthrough business results are only part of the picture. The payoff extends beyond senior leadership teams and into the lives of employees and the surrounding communities. By working directly with leadership, the impact we can have ripples out a long way.

Our commitment is to be your trusted partner on the journey to organizational success that benefits all.

About Velocity

Dave Fechtman, CEO

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