John H. Perry – President
A seasoned advocate for strategic talent acquisition, John sees tremendous growth on the horizon for businesses and leaders who understand the critical value of human-capital management in the new global economy. Whether a business is valued at $5 million or $5 billion, his core belief is that talent – and savvy talent planning – makes and breaks companies as competition strives to separate the achievers from the pretenders. Bringing this vision to Obsidian Group, John is an expert in talent acquisition, with special expertise in the technology, financial services and staffing sectors.
Keiva Ditchfield-Agboh – VP Marketing
With a brand strategist’s eye and proven savvy for driving organizational growth, Keiva guides strategic marketing solutions for Obsidian Group and its clients. Her core belief is that market success is attained through careful analysis of organizational vision and incisive branding and marketing. As such, Keiva perceives organizations holistically, seeing that each function is intricately intertwined, with marketing driving its vision. Realizing the importance of internal talent buy-in and external brand loyalty, Keiva’s driving mission is to actualize and grow the brands of which she molds.
Business Adviser Team
Paul Dunay has spent more than 20 years in marketing, creating buzz for leading technology companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, BearingPoint, and Avaya.
Paul currently is the CMO of Networked Insights a social media analytics firm.
He is considered an expert on Facebook and Social Media having written 5 “for Dummies” books – his latest book Facebook Marketing for Dummies 3rd edition just launched in February.
Michael W. Johnson
Mr. Johnson (Mike) is currently the Managing Partner and CFO of 79th Street Group a philanthropic capital investment firm. He works with his partners to identify, invest, and develop teams in emerging and development stage companies. He principally focuses on strategy planning, operational execution, financial governance and capital acquisition. Mike has Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Business Administration and Economics as well as an MBA in Finance
Mitchell Greene a small business lead, serves in an advisory and consultative capacity for numerous non profits, small businesses, procurement contracts and government agencies. Greene conducts programmatic, compliance and fiscal assessments of nonprofit organizations that have been awarded Community Economic Development Grants by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Community Services. Greene also conducts workshops for and provides training to OCS DCDP staff.
With a rich history and ties in the entertainment industry, Landers Pierce has touched the careers of major recording artists, rubbed shoulders with entertainment moguls and is rising in the motion picture production world. His solid understanding of developing, branding, placing and selling in the entertainment space coupled with his knowledge of finance and business functions positions him as an expert in his field.
Michael Taylor, Sr. Business Advisor
Expertise in forging high-powered partnerships and generating new income streams for bottom-line profitability improvement. Entrepreneurial, multitalented senior level professional with demonstrated success in building sales and relationships across numerous vertical industries. Strong background in strategic planning and problem solving to designing innovative multi-million dollar programs for rapid growth and turnarounds.
Nancy Kessler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – Senior Human Resources Consultant
Nancy is a Senior HR professional with 30+ years of consulting and corporate HR leadership experience. She has a proven ability in building relationships within multiple business units, external clients, and working as a strategic business partner to set and meet business goals and objectives. She is a trusted advisor and change agent with a focus on bottom line success solutions always with an emphasis on providing solution design and delivery in an integrated and efficient manner.