Building great organizations one leader at a time

Our People

The Kinsley Group has a wealth of talented professionals located around the globe who guide and assist our clients in the successful development, planning and implementation of a wide variety of challenging human capital projects.


Richard J. Kinsley CEO & Managing Partner

Executive Recruiters, Richard J. Kinsley

Before forming the Kinsley Group, a professional services firm specializing in leadership development and human capital consulting, Rick was a corporate officer and held senior management positions with Fortune 500 companies including AlliedSignal, Standard Oil and British Oxygen Corporation.

During his career, Rick held general management, sales, marketing, business development, operations, and quality management positions. His last corporate role was Chief Human Resources Officer, with direct accountability for the global leadership of people processes and programs for large, multi-national company serving global markets.

Rick has extensive experience consulting with C-suite executives, Board members and other senior leaders. His industry experience includes materials, mining, electronics, capital equipment, life sciences, retail and consumer packaging. He is a highly experienced executive coach and facilitator with a strong track record of coaching and developing executives and executive teams with a wide variety of strengths and developmental needs. As one of a select few in the US, Rick is highly experienced in coaching CEOs and in assisting Boards in conducting effective CEO performance evaluations. His effectiveness in facilitating strategic planning and leading initiatives to optimize organizational performance, combined with his broad knowledge of business strategies, processes and best practices, have proven exceptionally valuable to his clients.

He is also a highly experienced consultant with a strong track record of helping organizations of all sizes effectively confront challenging human capital issues. Rick is particularly skilled in designing and implementing comprehensive cultural transformation, talent management, and organizational effectiveness solutions that address issues of strategic importance to CEOs, Boards of Directors and investors.

Rick earned dual degrees (Economics and Human Resources Management) from Le Moyne College and an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School. He is certified in executive assessment and has conducted hundreds of selection and development assessments across multiple industries. He holds a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors and earned certification as a facilitator and executive coach from the prestigious Arbinger Institute. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is certified in psychometric testing by the Performance Assessment Network®.

Jonathan D. Sarn Partner

executive recruiters, Jonathan D. Sarn With over twenty years of progressive Human Resources experience, Jon is a Partner and co-founder of Kinsley Group, as well as President of Kinsey|Sarn Executive Search our independent search practice. With precision and insight, he serves as a strategic business partner and an honest, knowledgeable search and career consultant. He utilizes a proven recruitment methodology along with an instinctive aptitude to generate effective talent matches. With insightful connections, creative finesse, and an unwavering focus on execution, he delivers consultative service and expert results that create genuine business value with each and every search.  After a placement, Jon remains in close contact with his clients and candidates, keeping track of their progress and staying current on industry developments. Further, the successful longevity of his placements reflects well on the extensive work he does to find the ideal match that has led to a retention rate north of 95%. The sustained investment Jon makes in both client and candidate is a key differentiator.

Jon’s prior corporate experience was last spent with Great Lakes Chemical where he was responsible for Corporate HR and Global Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. In this role he led the effort to identify, assess and develop high potential talent across the corporate functions and led the design and implementation of a global compensation structure. During the merger with Crompton Chemicals, Jon led a team to design and implement the global HR organization, programs and policies for the new organization.  At USF&G, Jon’s last role was as the strategic partner to the Corporate Finance, Legal, Realty Advisors, Falcon Asset Management and F&G Reinsurance businesses. In addition to being responsible for recruiting and staffing all leadership positions, Jon was involved in the design and implementation of a performance management process that incorporated business goals, 360-degree feedback, employee development and succession planning.

Jon received his assessment training while at Great Lakes and has participated in several key executives’ reviews. He has had M&A experience with each of his employers, with particular expertise in staffing and talent assessments designed to support the successful integration.   Jon holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a MS in Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. He attended the Advance HR Executive program at the University of Michigan and is a certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt, a DDI trainer and a CCP.

Consultants / Executive Coaches

Our global team of 1,100 executive coaches are based in over 100 countries. Our shared focus is developing highly successful leaders, using programs tailored to fit the executive’s objectives as well as those of their organizations.

  • Each is a specialist in leadership effectiveness coaching (not “life coaching”), helping leaders achieve positive, long-term gains in their leadership effectiveness; and each possesses an advanced degree (MBA, MA, MS or Ph.D.)
  • All our coaches have extensive coaching experience (a minimum of 10 years) coaching senior-level leaders (Director, VP and above);
  • Each have held senior leadership positions in large organizations themselves in line management / P&L roles and/or senior functional leadership roles, most with Fortune or FTSE 500 organizations;
  • And all our coaches have a proven track-record successfully serving Fortune / FTSE 500 client organizations.

Gina Paigen Senior Consultant / Facilitator / Executive Coach

Gina Paigen, PCC, CPCC, CNTC, is a professional coach, consultant, and facilitator; passionate about guiding individuals, teams and organizations to a deeper sense of purpose, and to higher levels of creativity, engagement, and inspired action.

She brings a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience in coaching, business development, leadership, strategic planning, culture building, creative studies, neuroscience, entrepreneurship and the arts.

Gina is both intuitive and analytical; and is known amongst her clients for her ability to build trust and for her talent in developing strategies that generate results, individually and enterprise-wide.

Gina’s experience with a wide range of clients, from West African immigrants to World Bank executives, has given her a true appreciation for the value diversity can bring to an organization, and as part of her commitment to multicultural work, she had the honor of designing and facilitating the “Blue Sky” project, bringing Israeli and Palestinian women together in dialogue.

Prior to taking the leap into the talent development arena, Gina worked as a musician, photographer and stage designer, and then spent 17 years as CEO of a multi-million dollar historic restoration company which she built from the ground up with little more than a telephone and a box of business cards.

Having honed her own special blend of creativity and business acumen, Gina is uniquely qualified to assist organizations and their leaders tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. As a business coach, she has inspired a myriad of other entrepreneurs, serving as a program designer, facilitator and mentor at the SUNY Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Gina’s list of credits includes work with UNICEF, MIT/Sloan, The Jackson Laboratory, The World Bank, The Aquarium of Niagara, Stantec, Embrace Home Loans, The Royal Bank of Canada, Plato’s Closet, Leadership Niagara and The Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI). Along with her private practice, Gina is a member of The Coaches Training Institute’s Organizational Coaching Team.

Gina holds three professional ICF accredited coaching certifications, including one in neuroscience and coaching, and she is a certified Leadership Circle Profile™ practitioner. She has completed the Coaches Training Institute’s intensive Leadership and Leadership Way programs, and she has trained in the field of creative studies. Gina is a dynamic presenter and a TEDx speaker. She has been published in The Huffington Post and she has been a regular contributor to Transforum, The Coaches Training Institute blog.

Gina has a wealth of certifications and affiliations including:

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – The International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – The Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Certified Neuroscience Transformational Coach (CNTC) – BeAbove Leadership
  • The Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 Assessment – The Leadership Circle
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – Center for Applications of Psychological Type
  • FourSight Thinking Profile (Preferences in the Creative Problem Solving Process) – FourSight

Tera Maxwell, PhD Senior Consultant / Facilitator / Executive Coach

Tera earned her doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the founder of the Affluence Method and Trainer of Affluence Coaches. Her scholarly work on generational trauma and healing informs her practice as an Affluence Coach and transformational thought leader. From life as an addict to a PhD and the owner of a thriving coaching practice, Tera is a living proof that anything is possible. She is the leading expert on affluence, motivating entrepreneurs to break old beliefs and design a life of abundance. Tera, who is Filipino-American, is particularly interested in uncovering and addressing specific challenges faced by first- and second-generation children of immigrants. Tera helps clients overcome self-sabotaging patterns and live on purpose in alignment with their highest potential. Together with her husband, A.J., they make a formidable team who have helped entrepreneurs achieve their personal and business goals, C-suite executives learn to be far more effective in leading their organizations, and aspiring leaders learn what it takes to lead and have a successful life. Tera and AJ live in Costa Rica with their children, leading transformational retreats, coaching entrepreneurs, and surfing as their schedules permit.

Bill Koch Senior Consultant / Executive Coach

Bill coaches with executive leadership in the Fortune 500, private enterprise, and academia. His primary objective is to inspire and guide high performers to become highly effective organizational leaders. Bill connects with executives experiencing the challenges of growth and organizational change. For more than 25 years, Bill has held C-level positions in leading organizations, including CEO of a Fortune 500 subsidiary. He can relate with executive stress. Through his focused, authentic, and optimistic coaching style, Bill works with clients to discover their best leadership self. By creating a safe and non- judgmental environment, clients can test new behaviors prior to trying it in the real world. He helps leaders discover and develop the key behaviors that will have the greatest positive impact in the client’s environment.

Bill connects with executives who have a desire for more performance in their business and more meaning in personal and professional life. Bill coaches with methods and systems that lead to peak performance and balance. He specializes in C-Suite executives, C-Suite succession candidates, and High Potential individuals. He has extensive experience with successful On-Boarding coaching engagements for clients new to organizations and newly-promoted executives.

Bill’s client list includes Apple, American Airlines, Time, Inc., AMN Healthcare, Raising Canes Restaurants, Christus Health Hospital Network, Dallas Morning News, Belo Broadcasting, Arteriors, Torchmark, Globe Life Insurance Co., Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Law Firm), The University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine, Rice University Doerr Institute for New Leaders. His areas of expertise include: CEO/Board Dynamics,
Executive Presence,
Leadership Skills & Challenges, Onboarding/Transition Coaching; Performance-based Coaching; Self-awareness; Team Building and Work/Life Balance.

Bill earned his BA from Southern Methodist University and is certified in the Leadership Circle Profile, the Leadership Circle Culture Survey, the Leadership Architect, and Korn/Ferry VOICES 360. He is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation, holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors and is a graduate of the Executive Coach Certification Program of Coach Academy International.

Mario Mathieson Senior Consultant / Executive Coach

executive search consultants, Mario Mathieson Before joining the team, Mario held a wide variety of senior Human Resources leadership roles with Fortune 1000 companies including Hadeed Steel, Great Lakes Chemical and Chemtura Corporation. He has a wealth of senior-level and international Human Resources experience. He has partnered and assisted many Global Business P&L leaders of large Business units with global teams covering commercial, manufacturing, finance and supply chain operations to drive business results under very challenging business conditions and circumstances.

Mario has been accountable for placing senior executives globally and leading talent management programs and business performance improvement projects at business level. He has led regional Human Resources teams in Latin America, EMEA and APAC to deliver world class functional services to multiple business and functional organizations, including the design of country HR policies and procedures covering employee relations, compensation and benefits, talent management and M&A.

Mario has been project leader of major M&A activities, tax optimization principle initiatives, and restructuring programs globally including the design and execution of formal employee relations consultation and communications programs and activities in several global locations. As a respected executive coach to business and functional leaders, Mario has been a trusted member of multiple executive teams, and is known for his “plan it, design it and get it done” ethos.

Culturally highly adept, Mario is bi-lingual (English and Italian) and has lived and worked successfully literally all over the world from Asia/Pacific, to the Middle-East, to Europe, to North and South America. Based in Manchester, England Mario leads our international business providing leadership of retained executive search engagements as well as consulting assignments involving leadership development, talent management, culture shaping and engagement strategies, M & A support, and other human capital challenges.

Martha Wolff Forlines Senior Consultant / Executive Coach

A nationally-known executive coach, consultant, author, and speaker, Martha is dedicated to developing, empowering, and motivating leaders and their teams. Her expertise and proven methods drive leader self-awareness, engagement, and high performance. She has always been fascinated by human behavior and graduated from Guilford College with her degree in psychology. She is also a certified behavior analyst.

The first phase of Martha’s 30-year career was spent in human resource management, culminating in an executive-level position. She knows that we are all motivated differently, with our core beliefs/values being the foundation for what drives us. Understanding our motivators has a direct impact on employee performance and results – inwardly for individual career success and better performing teams, and outwardly for improved customer satisfaction and business results.

Martha’s clients gain tremendous insight about themselves, their strengths, their limitations, self-awareness and their impact on others using these products, along with her counsel and coaching. Whether she is working directly with leaders through her transformative coaching, collaboratively with teams, or sharing her message in front of an audience, Martha is on a mission to enable leaders and their teams to first understand themselves, then leverage their strengths to increase performance and success.

Her philosophy throughout her professional career has been “if you take care of your people, they will take care of your customers.” Martha likes people and likes helping them be all they desire to be.

RENEE ROGERS, PhD, CPCC Senior Consultant / Executive Coach

Renee Rogers holds a doctorate degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Dr. Rogers brings many years of experience to her coaching and consulting practice. Serving in executive level positions, she led various functions in Human Resources for over 25 years in a global medical device company that grew to 17,500 employees and $8 billion in revenue during her tenure. With a strong background in Leadership and Organization Development, Dr. Rogers led the creation and implementation of a broad range of talent management programs including high potential development, goal setting and performance management, succession planning, and learning management. She was a key member of the leadership team at Zimmer, Inc. successfully merging two entities, Centerpulse Ltd. and Zimmer Inc., to create the largest orthopedic company globally. More recently, she led culture shaping initiatives to support the successful merger of Zimmer Inc. and Biomet.

Renee is an gifted facilitator and teacher and is able to draw on insights from developmental psychology and neuroscience to enhance leadership and team effectiveness. She has successfully worked with executives and top leadership teams to create positive change around challenging issues including trust, communication, conflict, accountability, and diversity. In her work with executives, she is skilled in the art of developmental coaching to foster the adaptive change required to lead in times of increasing complexity and uncertainty. In addition to her academic background, Renee is certified in numerous assessment instruments including Hogan, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) assessments, Insights Discovery profiles, and The Leadership Circle (TLC) profiles for individual leaders and teams.

Ruth Kennedy, EBC, PhD Senior Consultant / Facilitator

Dr. Kennedy helps build foundations for organizational culture and creates functional excellence in leaders based on specific core competencies and organizational values. She specializes in organization development, executive coaching, leadership development, facilitation, curriculum development and delivery. Ruth has a wealth of experience growing the value of organizations by building, equipping, and developing employee equity via organization development and learning. She has led significant change initiatives in multi-cultural and international environments in North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Over 40,000 employees around the world have been impacted by her leadership development systems. Clients of hers have included: VF Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, RJR Nabisco and many more.

Ruth has a wealth of certifications and affiliations including:

  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Organization Development Network (ODN)
  • Evidence Based Coaching (EBC)
  • Workplace Big 5 Profile (NEOAC)
  • DDI: Master Trainer: Facilitation Skills Workshop
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)
  • Center for Creative Leadership (CCL): 360 By Design
  • The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP)
  • Insights®

Ruth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Meredith College, Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from East Carolina University and her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University.

A.J. Maxwell Executive Coach

A.J. Maxwell’s passion and expertise is in helping executives pinpoint and eliminate behaviors that are costing them the opportunity to achieve profitable business growth and create high-performance organizations.

Before forming Bullet-proof Results Coaching, A.J. had a highly successful twenty-year executive career in Fortune 50 companies including General Electric and Lockheed Martin. While with Lockheed Martin he led a large-scale global HR transformation initiative to streamline functional systems and processes to become more consistent and better organized to deliver an optimal internal customer experience. As chief HR technology strategist, he developed a long-term global strategic HR technology roadmap aligned with the company’s human capital strategy. In prior leadership roles with GE and other premier organizations, A.J. was instrumental in coaching a broad spectrum of leaders, scaling and growing world-class organizations. This same work is now his singular purpose as a highly experienced executive coach.

A.J. earned his MBA and his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Anne-Marie Goncalves-Desal Executive Coach

Anne-Marie brings over 25 years of international professional experience as an Executive Coach, Project Manager, Facilitator, and OD Consultant. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Languages as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is a Professional Certified Coach, a Certified Team, Relationship & Systems Coach (CPCC, PCC, ORSCC), and an Accredited Executive Coach who is a licensed facilitator for globally recognized individual Leadership 360° and Team Diagnostic assessment tools.

Anne-Marie’s coaching and consulting portfolio includes successfully helping organizations become learning organizations and create a culture of co-responsibility, accountability and leadership at all levels and produce high level teamwork and alignment. Her areas of proficiency include organizational development and in particular, culture change and change management, management of multi cultural teams, project management, establishing international networks, and workshop design. Anne-Marie’s native languages are French and Portuguese and she is also fluent in English and Spanish, and has a working command of Italian.