Advisory Board | Chairman
Mitchell Kirschner serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MIK Development LLC, a development and licensing company. He has also served as Corporate Vice President of KV Pharmaceutical Corporation, a publicly held NYSE corporation, and as the Vice President of Particle Dynamics, a specialty ingredient fine chemical company. Over his career, Mitch has developed over 30 pharmaceutical and nutritional products, holds over 50 global patents, both in the Pharmaceutical, Eyeglass, Toy, and the Flat Screen Display industries. Mitch has executed over 100 global licensing and strategic alliance agreements in North and South America, Eastern and Central Europe, and in all major countries in Asia.
Mitch is the Chairman of the AIIR Consulting Advisory Board, lending his extensive expertise in corporate affairs, intellectual property, strategy, and global business development. He is also the proud father of AIIR’s CEO, Jonathan Kirschner.
Mary Sue Rogers
Advisory Board | HR Technology
Mary Sue is a member of the AIIR Consulting Advisory Board providing a special focus on HR Technology. Mary Sue is a professional services executive with extensive global experience and a passion for building robust business strategies. She is an expert in HR and Talent Management with a love for coaching senior executives and mentoring junior staff. She is passionate about HR Technology and has been for over 30 years, having worked in organizations such as PwC and IBM. Mary Sue is also a non-executive director of Women on Boards and Save the Children Australia, as well as several other organizations in Australia, Thailand, UK and the USA. She is certified IDP through INSEAD’s IDP (International Directors Program) and is an active member of AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
Michael P. Wright, Ed.D.
Advisory Board | Strategy
Michael Wright is currently Vice President of Diversity and Health Equity for Northwell Health system. He joined Northwell Health in August 2014 with over 20 years of experience in leadership development and implementation of talent strategies across various industries globally. Michael earned his Doctorate in a joint business-organizational learning program with the Wharton School of Business and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has two Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo.
Michael received the medal of the Order of St. John from the Governor General of Canada for his contribution to community leadership and has served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Tomorrow, a Puget Sound Region leadership development program. Additionally, he was the Chair of the LENS Steering Committee for the National Center for Healthcare Leaders (NCHL). Michael is currently an adjunct faculty at Hofstra University (MBA and Executive MBA programs) and a former adjunct business faculty at the University of Maryland, University College. Michael is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University.
Michael is a member of the AIIR Consulting Advisory Board, lending his extensive expertise in talent management, leadership development, and strategy.
Terrence E. Maltbia
Advisory Board | Science
Terrence E. Maltbia is a member of the AIIR Consulting Advisory Board providing a special focus on AIIR’s scientific research, academic partnerships, and overall strategy. Terry is an Associate Professor of Practice for Adult Learning & Leadership Programs in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College (TC) at Columbia University. He also serves as the Faculty Director for The Columbia Coaching Certification Program, a strategic partnership between TC & The Executive Education Division of The Columbia Business School. Since joining TC in 2006, he has become internationally recognized as a practitioner-scholar in the areas of strategic learning; executive and organizational coaching; global leadership development; and emotional, social, and cultural intelligence. Terry brings nearly a quarter of a century of corporate experience, where he held leadership roles in Sales, Sales Training, Corporate Marketing, Organizational Effectiveness, and Management Consulting, to his research, teaching, and advisory roles.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Advisory Board | Science & Data
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He is the Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, co-founder of Deeper Signals and MetaProfiling, and Professor of Business Psychology at both University College London and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems. Dr. Tomas has published 10 books, 150 scientific papers, and over 300 articles, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work is regularly featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, The Guardian, Forbes, and the BBC. His latest book, "Why do so many incompetent men become leaders (and how to fix it)?" is a number 1 Amazon bestseller.
Founder | CEO
Jonathan Kirschner is the Founder and CEO of AIIR Consulting. As an executive coach himself, Jonathan founded AIIR Consulting with the mission to make individuals and their organizations more effective through technologically-enhanced, business psychology solutions. In 2009, he developed the AIIR® coaching method for achieving sustained behavioral change. He also developed AIIR’s technology platforms including the Coaching Zone® and Enterprise Coaching Manager®. Dr. Kirschner graduated from New York University with a focus on Psychology and Religion. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. Jonathan resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and three kids. When not working, Jonathan derives energy from his vegetable garden, reading existential philosophy, mastering the art of BBQ, and playing late night ice-hockey for his local team.
Vice President of Operations
Megan Danowski is the Vice President of Operations at AIIR Consulting. In her role, Megan oversees the successful delivery of all services to our clients from 1-1 executive coaching to team coaching and leadership development programs. Megan also serves as the main point of contact for new coaching requests and is passionate about coming alongside clients to understand their goals for developing leaders in their organizations. This relationship and understanding ensures that AIIR offers coaching that is aligned with the organization’s strategy. Megan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Corporate Communication. Outside of AIIR, Megan enjoys being active and spending time with close friends.
Vice President of Marketing
Robyn Garrett is the Vice President of Marketing at AIIR Consulting. Her main mission is to communicate the AIIR message to the world so that we can alleviate our customers’ pain points. Robyn comes to AIIR after spending the last 10 years in marketing for the life sciences where she consulted for over 500 brands. A writer by trade, she particularly enjoys digital strategy, content marketing, and crafting small, valuable touchpoints that surprise and satisfy. Robyn is married with two children, ages 3 and 4, and in her spare time she is a vehement reader and world traveler.
Director of Research and Innovation
Christopher Cotteta is the Director of Research and Innovation at AIIR Consulting. In this role, he blends discipline and creativity to create new products and services, customize solutions according to client needs, and foster a culture of learning within AIIR. Chris has been instrumental in developing AIIR’s Team Effectiveness and Coaching Mindset Index programs, which empower AIIR’s clients to maximize their potential and cultivate their own capacity to coach others. He graduated with honors from Temple University with a BBA in Marketing. In his spare time, Chris enjoys hiking, making music, and playing kickball.
Internal Coach | Wellness Ambassador
Dr. Claire Jaffe is an executive coach, as well as the wellness ambassador and internal coach for the team at AIIR headquarters. Claire’s background in clinical psychology and yoga informs the enthusiasm she brings to keeping the AIIR team in tip-top shape, both physically and mentally, so that it can continue to deliver the highest caliber results possible. She is proud to be a part of a team that values learning and growing in the spirit of continually pushing its limits. Claire received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Widener University and her bachelor’s in journalism from Boston University. A fun fact about Claire is that she was on TV in 3rd grade to perform a dynamite song she wrote about dragons. That day, she was a star.
Justin Zamora is a Leadership Consultant at AIIR Consulting and he leads the Research & Analytics Division. Justin brings a diverse background in psychology, business, and research to AIIR. As a leadership consultant and executive coach, Justin provides data-driven and psychologically-informed services in the areas of company culture, talent assessment, and leadership and team development. While in graduate school, Justin founded Perspective Consulting and Analytics where he consulted with hi-tech startups, university, nonprofit, consumer goods, telemarketing, and retail firms. He assessed startup leadership teams seeking capital from private investment firms, developed hiring programs to identify characteristics of successful employees, and identified high potential candidates for executive management training programs. Justin obtained a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Systems Psychology from Brigham Young University. He has received certifications from Cornell University in High Performance and Executive Leadership. He is a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society of Consulting Psychology, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Division of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. He is fluent in Spanish.
Finance | Strategic Operations Manager
Robert Morgenstern is the Finance and Strategic Operations Manager at AIIR Consulting. With a passion for finance, behavioral economics, and IT, he operates the financial department at AIIR and supports numerous projects within the business. Robert prides himself in making sure that AIIR is on the forefront of technology and runs efficiently. He is an alumnus of Rutgers University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in finance. In his spare time Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and twins, volunteering at his community fire department, and tending to his garden.
Bronte Grigoruk is an Operations Manager at AIIR Consulting. Her passion lies in developing and sustaining client relationships and ensuring that both small and large-scale projects run successfully. Bronte values being able to work directly with talent leaders to achieve key leadership development goals within their organizations. After spending a semester abroad studying psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark, Bronte earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Leadership, Ethics, & Organizational Sustainability at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. In her free time, Bronte enjoys exploring the local food scene, getting involved in the various aspects of her community, and bringing her dog to dog-friendly spots around Philadelphia.
Darla Scudder is an Operations Manager at AIIR Consulting. She coordinates the operations of AIIR’s one-to-one coaching engagements, team effectiveness programs, and leadership development projects. She especially enjoys the opportunity to work with clients across various industries and ensure that they receive the best possible experience in every interaction with AIIR. Additionally, Darla manages the coach on-boarding process and engagement strategy, continually striving to find new ways to support AIIR’s global coaching team. She holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications and an M.A. in Leadership Communications. In her spare time, you can find Darla spending time with her nieces and nephews, trying out a new recipe in her kitchen, or attempting a new project around her house.
Derek Smith is an Operations Manager at AIIR Consulting. Leaning on his extensive background in higher education, Derek brings a passion for lifelong learning and continual improvement to his work with clients. Derek is driven to provide exceptional service in every engagement to ensure that clients can fully engage in their coaching work and realize the full potential of their learning. Derek is a graduate of Eastern University, and holds a master’s degree from Drexel University. Outside of AIIR, Derek enjoys staying active, playing the drums, and spending time with his wife, son, and daughter.
Kyle is an Operations Manager at AIIR Consulting, specializing in Finance, Professional Services, and Education. His passion lies in building partnerships with clients in order to help their leaders and organizations increase their performance and effectiveness. He truly enjoys seeing an engagement through, from start to finish, and the positive impact it has on both individuals and organizations as a whole. Additionally, Kyle is a member of CAIIR, AIIR’s philanthropic arm. Kyle graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A in History. In his free time, he enjoys learning about and working with photography, digital fabrication, and woodworking, in addition to traveling, skiing, and passing time with family and friends.
Stephanie Greer is the Administrative Manager at AIIR Consulting. Stephanie aids in client and coach success through the management of the internal office and coordinating the CEO’s schedule. She strongly believes that by focusing on the internal team’s needs and success, the AIIR team will be able to in turn provide their best work for our coaches and clients. Stephanie earned her master’s degree in ministry with a focus on organizational culture, team-based leadership and change, conflict, and peacemaking. In her free time, you can find Stephanie exploring a new museum, trying a new recipe, or reading with a good cup of coffee.
Technology Product Manager
Daphne leads AIIR’s coaching technology portfolio, ensuring that AIIR’s customers’ experience is consistently excellent and supports their business mission and needs. Daphne has over 20 years of experience in technology integration and adoption, HCM transformation and strategy consulting, change management and complex program management. When not trying to keep up with technology trends, Daphne enjoys music, antiquarian books, gardening, hiking, and her two rescue dogs.
Iqra Shaikh is a Leadership Development Associate at AIIR Consulting. In her role, she supports the Operations Team in planning, executing, and following up on client-facing coaching programs. She is currently pursuing her M.A in Social-Organizational Psychology at Columbia University and has her B.A from Franklin & Marshall College, where she studied Psychology and Philosophy. Her academic interests are in leadership development, team effectiveness and conflict resolution. In her free time, she enjoys baking, trying new workout classes, and attempting DIY projects around the house.
Research & Innovation Associate
Connor Phillips is an Intern at AIIR Consulting. He supports the development of special projects and training content, and he loves turning coaching and leadership research into learning opportunities. Connor is a third-year PhD student at Temple University, where he studies conflict and cross-cultural communication. He also has a master’s degree in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University. When he isn't working or researching, he enjoys reading, being outdoors, and antiquing with his wife.
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