Tricia Naddaff
President

Tricia Naddaff is the President at Management Research Group, and works extensively with MRG's worldwide network of clients providing support, education, consulting and coaching to assist in their ...

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... development and selection work with individuals and organizations around the world. Tricia has been consulting with individuals, teams and organizations for over 25 years.

In addition to consulting, her experience includes product development, research and business development. Tricia speaks both nationally and internationally to groups of leaders focused on improving their effectiveness in their roles and the quality of their lives and is a contributing author to the book "Enlightened Power". Tricia received her Master's degree in Management from Lesley College and her undergraduate degree from Boston College.

Outside of the office, Tricia likes to spend time with family and friends, play the piano, sing (loudly and occasionally off key), eat wonderful food, watch great performances, meditate and walk on the beach (a cliché but true). She'd love to say that she is also an accomplished athlete, but that would not even be close to the truth.

Jim Lomac
Sr. Vice President / Founding Partner

Jim is a co-founder of MRG and was closely involved in the development of our Leadership and Sales Effectiveness models. Over the past three decades, Jim has conducted thousands of leadership and sales ...

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... workshops for individuals and groups, and has provided leadership development consultation to hundreds of organizations worldwide.

Jim started his career as a sales representative for IBM and uses that experience frequently when educating others on how to best leverage our leadership and sales tools. His current focus is on training consultants and internal human resource professionals in the use of MRG's products.

When not extolling the virtues of MRG, Jim can often been found on the golf course or enjoying time with his wife.

Dan Jackson
Chief Operating Officer

Dan Jackson is the Chief Operating Officer at Management Research Group. He joined MRG in 2007 as Global Head of Client Services and assumed the COO role in 2009, where he now has responsibility ...

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... for all company operations as well as leading all marketing related activities.

Prior to joining MRG, Dan's 25+ year career has included leadership roles in domestic and international operations and service delivery functions at Microsoft, Fleet Financial, L.L. Bean, and several technology start-ups. Throughout these experiences Dan has built his skills and expertise, enabling him to create organizational alignment that delivers on goals in ways that strengthen organizational cultures and values.

In his free time, Dan entertains his competitive spirit by golfing and playing tennis, exploring new adventures with his family, and rediscovering his inner child.

David Ringwood
Vice President of Client Development for the EMEA Region

David joined MRG in 2006 as Vice President of Client Development for the EMEA region, working with clients in all aspects of licensing, business development, consulting support and assessment application. ...

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... He began his career in investment banking with JP Morgan back in the late 1980s, then moved into professional services and consulting. He has worked with organizations such as Korn/Ferry International and Mercer HR Consulting and has lived in Ireland, UK, Eastern Europe and Asia/Pacific. He is absolutely passionate about assessment and how it can be used to support people in their professional development and in their life journey.

The things that are most important to David are his family and his work, and in his spare time he enjoys golf, Formula 1 motorsport, and traveling.

Rob Kabacoff, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research

Rob Kabacoff is a leading researcher and consultant in the areas of diversity and leadership, cross-cultural issues, and the development of effective leaders in a global economy. Since joining MRG in ...

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... 1998 as the Vice President of Research, Rob has worked with organizations around the world to help identify the leadership practices most likely to bring success in a given industry, culture and context.

Rob is the author of several books on leveraging data and graphics in new and creative ways and maintains a leading website and blog on data analytics called statmethods.net.

When not crunching numbers for MRG, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and golden retriever and also enjoys traveling.

Cindy Hayes
Senior Business Development Coordinator

Cindy has been with MRG since the very beginning... 1983 to be exact. Currently our Senior Business Development Coordinator, Cindy started out as a Client Services Representative and spent ...

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... some time as Client Services Manager before moving into the Business Development department. If it happened at MRG, Cindy was here for it and most likely can remember all the key details without thinking twice.

When she is not being asked to remember particulars no one should ever be asked to remember, Cindy enjoys gardening, knitting, reading, cooking, day tripping and spending time with her husband, two daughters and two miniature schnauzers!

Staci Nisbett
Manager of Integrated Client Solutions

Staci joined MRG late in 2009 in the newly created position of Manager of Integrated Client Solutions. The overarching focus of her role is to ensure that the fundamental philosophies and guidelines we believe...

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... are important to our business are incorporated into every interaction and deliverable we have with our clients across all areas of the company.

Before joining MRG, Staci spent several years managing a diverse team of project managers, software engineers and educators in the software development world. Prior to that, Staci began her career at Cianbro Corporation, providing engineering and administrative support for large-scale construction projects for over 10 years.

When she's not busy crafting inventive solutions to help meet our clients' ever-changing needs, Staci has been known to enjoy a book with strong female characters, dance like nobody is watching, take in a Broadway show, explore the beach with her husband and dog and spend quality time with her extended family and friends.

Christine Chasse
Client Education Manager

Christine has been with MRG since 2008 in the role of Client Education Manager. From webinars and videos to developing new and creative approaches to educating our clients on just about any aspect ...

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... of our products and services, Christine makes sure the final versions are clear, informative and user-friendly. Our expanded offerings of remote training and our new learning management system, as well our many cool resources for our certified partners, all fall on Christine's list of accomplishments, with many exciting new resources on the way!

Prior to joining MRG, Christine was a Training Manager and later an Account Manager at First Advantage, as well as a software trainer at I-Many, now Revitas. Before her jump into the corporate training world, Christine was a high school English teacher for six years, where she developed the editing skills we tap into frequently to review and correct documents around the office.

When not taking our educational resources to the next level, Christine spends her free time skiing, cycling, playing with her son, enjoying live music, reading, practicing yoga and spending time with good friends.

Lida Hutchings
Controller and HR Coordinator

Beginning her career at MRG as a Financial Analyst in 2007, Lida was promoted into the dual role of Controller and HR Coordinator in 2010. Charged with ensuring that all of our financial and HR ...

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... systems and procedures adhere to MRG's principles, Lida keeps our company humming financially and brings a compassionate approach to managing our people.

Lida graced the offices of Macdonald Page, a Maine-based CPA firm as a senior accountant for seven years before taking the leap and joining MRG.

When not keeping MRG's financials and HR systems running smoothly, Lida enjoys running, spending time on the water with her husband and three children, as well as her role as a Girl Scout Troop Leader.

Heather Troidl
Manager of Business Technology

As the newest member of our Leadership Team, Heather joined MRG in early 2011 as our Quality Assurance Coordinator. At the beginning of 2012, Heather was promoted to her current position of Manager ...

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... of Business Technology with a primary focus on ensuring MRG's software and technology platforms allow for maximum reliability and flexibility in our efforts to deliver on the wide variety of client requests and opportunities that come our way. Additionally, she oversees our software development team and all platform upgrades and new releases. Important stuff and she's really good at it.

Before joining MRG, Heather spent 10 years at TD Bank and HSBC Bank as the Mortgage Business Technology Manager, overseeing global loan platforms as well as web-based and mobile banking applications.

Outside of the office she enjoys playing tennis, exploring the beautiful coast of Maine with her husband, and playing the cello at local hospitals and senior centers.

"The culture of MRG matches the philosophy of our firm. They are visionary about their work, dedicated to quality, and collaborative in their relationships with their consultants."

Carl Harshman,
Harshman & Associates,
St. Louis, Missouri, USA