About us

Experienced professionals that deliver better business results through culture, strategy, sales, and people leadership.

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

Abbie Mood

Abbie Mood

DIRECTOR, Marketing

Abbie brings a wealth of marketing expertise to Velocity. She has advanced knowledge in SEO, website optimization, brand storytelling, and data analysis.

Aisha Sattani

Aisha Sattani

Intern, Analytics & Insights, Marketing

As Velocity’s summer 2024 intern, Aisha plays a crucial role in supporting both the marketing and the analytics and insight teams’ approach to data.

Amanda Nichols

Amanda Nichols

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.

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.

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.

Brian Bock

Brian Bock

SVP, SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Brian has been recognized as a national business leader with over 30 years’ experience working with the largest financial services and insurance institutions in the United States

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.

Carolina Siacca

Carolina Siacca

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Carolina is a dynamic and enthusiastic team player who offers comprehensive support to our Sales team. With a background spanning various industries, she is known for her attention to detail, resourcefulness, and organizational skills.

Christy Guilfoyle

Christy Guilfoyle

Senior Advisor & Consultant

Christy is an accomplished sales leader, trainer and performance coach who brings a successful, award-winning 20+ year career to the table. Christy is best known for enabling individuals, teams and companies, alike, to effectively, go further, faster in the highly competitive sales arena.

Dan Blake

Dan Blake

VP, Operations

Dan 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.

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.

Dymon Lewis

Dymon Lewis

Senior Organizational Development Advisor

Dymon is an organizational learning expert and project manager with a passion for designing and deploying transformational solutions. She strives to enable individuals, teams, and organizations to perform at their best.

Jennifer Ganley

Jennifer Ganley

Senior Executive Assistant and Program Coordinator

Jennifer offers extensive support to Velocity’s team. Her robust organizational skills equip her to manage executive schedules, coordinate communications, and handle various tasks crucial for our smooth operation.

Joe Witte

Joe Witte

Director, Growth Partnership Programs

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

EXECUTIVE SALES Support and business development manager

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

DIRECTOR, Client SUCCESS

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.

Nicole Chiclana

Nicole Chiclana

Project Manager

Nicole has led project planning and development, quality control, and final review to control milestones and deliverables. She is a well-rounded and direct leader with extensive experience transforming operations: attracting, retaining, and developing top talent.

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.

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

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.

Bonnie Wilson

Bonnie Wilson

Executive Coach

Bonnie has been in healthcare for the majority of her adult life.  Consequently, her personality and coaching are often guided by skills she learned as an emergency department nurse and hospital administrator.  She now uses her background to help her clients make conscious and deliberate choices by reminding them that few decisions in life are an emergency.  Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are topics near and dear to her heart and where she has successfully coached leaders for over 25+ years. 

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.

Molly Ryan

Molly Ryan

Executive Coach

Previously, Molly served as an individual, group, and family counselor before transitioning into a demanding high-growth sales position where she was a perennial top performer. The convergence of Molly’s coaching and sales expertise led inexorably to training and advisory roles. By uncovering points of leverage within family systems and applying novel approaches withintraditional counseling frameworks, she has an uncanny ability to identify and promote growth opportunities.
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.

Richard McCormack

Richard McCormack

Executive Coach

Richard is a transition leadership coach. His understanding of the fundamental challenge with all transitions – the Knowing-Results gap – allows him to provide ongoing value through the transition process from knowing what to do to accomplishing the desired results. Richard works closely with senior corporate officers and board members on post-transition issues including organizational effectiveness and executive productivity. Richard has applied his formula for success to numerous organizations including a Fortune 200 corporation, an international accounting firm and a national franchise.

Rick Mattson

Rick Mattson

Executive Coach

Rick Mattson co-founded a foreign start-up in Belfast, Northern Ireland for a Fortune 500 company. He has directed an Organizational Effectiveness Office and led various teams in project management, organizational change management, and compliance/quality. Rick is a certified Portfolio Management Professional, holds a masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia and is completing his PhD in Learning and Leadership with a dissertation sponsored by the International Coach Federation on evidence-based 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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