Janise Bengtson, M.Ed, SPHR, GPHR, CPC
Talent Acquisition & Human Resources
Janise Bengtson is a seasoned Talent Acquisition and Human Resources practitioner who has specialized in the sourcing, recruitment and placement of Human Resources professionals with some of the largest employers in the Kansas City area and nationally.
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In addition to Talent Acquisition delivery, Janise brings international and multi-industry Human Resources experience, including Telecom, Engineering, Healthcare and Hospitality Management. She provides Talent Management, Employee Engagement and Retention strategies.
Janise served as a VP on the Human Resources Management Association of Greater KC board and as an adjunct professor, teaching Human Resources courses in the MBA program at Saint Mary University.
Donald W. Feltham, CCP
Human Capital Services
Don Feltham has more than 25 years of human resources consulting experience, including principal/partner positions with several regional and national firms. His Human Capital practice addresses the full range of employee interactions and the impact an organization has with its workforce.
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Don's highly personal consulting methods focus on a broad range of compensation and total rewards issues.
Don is board member and an officer of the Kansas City Compensation & Benefits Association and is a past-president of the Human Resources Management Association of Greater Kansas City. He has held the Certified Compensation Professional designation from WorldatWork since 1991. Don is a frequent speaker to professional and business groups on matters of total rewards, compensation and organizational effectiveness.
L.A. (Skip) Gast
Executive and Organizational Development
Skip Gast is a Human Resources professional who specializes in building the strategy, structure and competencies of corporate teams to support execution of business strategies.
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Skip has developed programs that impact business results in strategic planning, succession planning, change management, branding, leadership transition, succession planning, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and retention. His experience encompasses all areas of Human Resources including strategy, organizational development, talent engagement and leadership development. These services have been delivered in diverse industries including engineering, pharmaceuticals, health care, legal and Insurance.
Skip has served as Chairman of the Board of Turner House Children’s Clinic, and is currently a board member for Sun Partners International and a Board and Executive Committee member on the Workforce Development Board at the KU Regent’s Center. He also served on the CEO Assessment Task Force for the State of Kansas.
Business Data Services
Gina Harris has provided business data services in the healthcare, engineering, and manufacturing industries. She specializes in data analysis, process improvement, and business intelligence.
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For Business Intelligence projects, Gina designs processes that make data reliable and useful. Doing this successfully requires developing an understanding of the relationships between data elements and the business rules that define the data. Gina works with clients to improve their processes as part of her scope. She finds business process changes that improve the organizational efficiency in addition to creating accurate and complete information.
Gina currently serves as a leader in her church in both international missions and the youth program. She is also vice president of her local elementary school PTA.
Talent Acquisition & Recruiting Services
David Pumphrey specializes in acquiring critical, hard-to-find talent for organizations. David has over 25 years of professional experience providing staffing and recruiting solutions for a wide range of organizations as both a corporate staffing leader and executive search consultant.
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David uses a wide array of search techniques unavailable using standard recruiting and advertising efforts. These include using his vast professional network with competitor organizations to sophisticated strategies involving e-recruiting, research, university and association sources, and multi-phased tactics designed to develop key candidates. His focus on the "right fit" of candidate results in superior talent acquisition and performance for his clients. David’s recognized as a sourcing strategist, staffing innovator and valued business partner.
David has a degree in Human Resource Management and worked in Human Resources / Talent Acquisition managerial roles for three Fortune 500 companies.
Business Data Services
Eric Ronning has more than two decades of experience helping streamline information for companies where business data is crucial to success. He specializes in complex data improvements including process design, system architecture, and business intelligence.
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Eric works with clients to help identify their vision, and then assists with the development of a carefully conceived plan and its execution. He has provided leadership in mission-critical initiatives for a broad range of clients across numerous vertical markets.
Eric has served in a variety of management roles at Black & Veatch and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. In addition, he was an executive and board member in a leadership role for HandSignal, a mobile wireless software startup venture.
When to Involve
- Your current team doesn’t have all the capabilities that are needed;
- You need an unbiased interim leader to get through a challenging transition;
- It is a challenge to attract and retain key personnel;
- Complete and accurate information is not available for the business and governing organizations;
- You need an unbiased assessment of a critical issue or assistance in developing / enhancing a plan of action;
- Market changes put you at risk to lose key team members;
- Your organization would benefit from independent problem solving and application of best practices beyond your company walls.
If one or more of these situations exist, Contact Us for a no-obligation consultation.