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Denise Rodriguez with International Game Technology

Denise Rodriguez from International Game Technology discussed how to drive a high-performance culture through coaching while at our TrainingPros Boston studio.

Denise Rodriguez / International Game Technology

Denise Rodriguez is Manager, Talent Development with IGT. She is a learning & development professional with a ten year career designing & developing award winning curriculum, leading organizational change programs, project managing complex global programs from concept through deployment, and marketing and evaluating programs. Denise is multi-lingual with fluency in Spanish and French with demonstrated ability to apply language skills and global mindset to produce exceptional business outcomes. She is a published author on the role of informal learning in career development.



Erinn Gerry with NaviNet

NaviNet’s Erinn Gerry discussed starting a training department from scratch while at our TrainingPros Boston studio.

Erinn Gerry / NaviNet

Erinn Gerry is Senior Training Manager, Customer Experience with NaviNet, Inc. She is a results-oriented Learning and Development professional with over a decade progressive experience in professional services organizations in the healthcare sector. Erinn is passionate about helping employees excel in their careers. She is self-directed with a proven ability to network and achieve results in highly visible roles. Erinn is experienced in developing new employee orientations, new product trainings, software trainings, and professional development skill-building workshops utilizing a variety of methods including classroom, eLearning, and peer-to-peer formats. She has a scrappy, proactive attitude with the ability to push creative solutions forward in fast-paced, under-resourced environments. Erinn is a clear, concise communicator with a talent for straightforward explanations. She has proven experience with project management and vendor relations. Erinn earned her MBA from Clark University, concentrating in Human Resources and Marketing.



Ann Matteson with Thermo Fisher Scientific

Ann Matteson from Thermo Fisher Scientific discussed building resiliency in leaders while at our TrainingPros Boston studio.

Ann Matteson / Thermo Fisher Scientific

Ann Matteson is Senior Director, Talent Management and Leadership Development with Thermo Fisher Scientific. Ann is a results-driven, senior HR professional with over 15 years of experience in driving talent, leadership development, and organizational development in complex, global business environments. She has repeated success in designing and executing innovative solutions to grow talent and shape culture to help achieve business objectives. Ann is a highly collaborative leader who can be both strategic and hands-on in creating and implementing actionable solutions to complex problems.



Wendi Braun with Fresenius Medical Care

Wendi Braun sat down in the TrainingPros Boston studio to discuss Fresenius Medical Care’s five-year plan for leadership development.

Wendi Braun / Fresenius Medical Care

Wendi Braun is Senior Director, Leadership Development with Fresenius Medical Care. She is a talent development professional with experience in need assessments, design and delivery of development solutions, organization development, and performance improvement. Wendi is recognized for excellent leadership, collaboration, coaching, and analytical skills. She has an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.



David DeFilippo with Suffolk Construction Company

Suffolk Construction Company’s David DeFilippo stopped by our TrainingPros Boston studio to discuss lessons in leadership.

David DeFilippo, Ed.D. / Suffolk Construction Company

David is the Chief Learning Officer for Suffolk Construction and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. David leads the firm’s learning, leadership and organizational development strategy which is aimed at fostering Suffolk’s “Build Smart” approach in order to transform the construction experience by focusing on people and culture.

This includes enhancing Suffolk’s leadership, technical skill and career development capabilities for its growing workforce. David regularly speaks and writes about topics related to leadership development, executive coaching and learning and talent management and, as a result, has been recognized with several industry awards.

David joined Suffolk Construction from BNY Mellon where he established and led the corporate university for its more than 50,000 employees worldwide. Prior to that, he held similar roles at Capital One Financial and Comcast. David began his career 20+ years ago as a high school Spanish teacher and track coach.

David received his Bachelor’s degree from Union College, his M.A. from New York University and his Doctorate with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania. David is also a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program. He serves as a mentor to students in the Year Up Program and as a Member of the Corporation for the Perkins School for the Blind. David is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and an executive coach at Harvard Business School.



Kevin Brady, Senior Learning Leader

Talent development leader Kevin Brady stopped by our TrainingPros Boston studio to discuss performance consulting and how to build the business by developing people.

Kevin Brady / Senior Learning Leader

Kevin is an experienced Leader in Talent Management, Organizational Development, Leadership Development and Learning. He is an HR executive with a business, line-leader background. Kevin is grounded in driving business and performance results.



Sharon Claffey Kaliouby with State Street Global Advisors

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby from State Street Global Advisors discussed the successes and opportunities presented by global learning at our TrainingPros Boston studio.

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby / State Street Global Advisors

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby is Head of Product Education, Global Product & Marketing with State Street Global Advisors. As Head of Product Education, Sharon builds institutional and individual capabilities as related to products, asset classes and investment themes aligned with SSGA targeting distribution channels. She will design curriculum to increase the effectiveness of distribution and investment management professionals in delivering key products and solutions to clients, consultants and prospects.



Bill Schoenberg with Nuance Communications

At our TrainingPros Boston studio, Bill Schoenberg from Nuance Communications talked about mastering the art and science of live online learning.

Bill Schoenberg / Nuance Communications

Bill Schoenberg is Program Manager, Management Excellence with Nuance Communications. Bill is a forward thinking Trainer and Executive Coach with extensive experience improving the performance of individuals and organizations. He is adept at identifying the hidden behaviors that limit personal and organizational success. Bill is able to quickly build trust and respect with all levels and cultures within an organization

Bill is a natural leader and team player with the communication skills necessary to motivate, encourage and inspire. He is sensitive to the psychological and mental components that go into building a strong, unified organization. Bill has a Masters of Education in Counseling and is currently enrolled in Doctorate Program in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Individual and Organizational Performance Enhancement and Leadership Development.