Meet our careerminds team
Jack Gavin, Chairman
Jack Gavin brings to Careerminds over 30 years’ executive leadership in high-growth public and privately held human resource services companies. He has significant outplacement and career transition experience with a proven track record of growing successful human resources organizations. Mr. Gavin has a passion for HR technology and works closely with the Company’s executive team on strategic initiatives and market development.
Prior to joining Careerminds, he was the CEO and Vice Chairman of Drake, Beam, Morin (DBM), an international career management and transitions management firm. Prior to joining DBM, Mr. Gavin spent eight years at Right Management Consultants where, as President and Chief Operating Officer, he guided the organization through revenue growth from $125 million to approximately $500 million. He subsequently orchestrated the sale of Right Management Consultants to Manpower in 2004. Mr. Gavin currently serves as an Operating Partner at LLR Partners, a leading Philadelphia private equity firm with over $1.4 billion under management. He is a graduate of Temple University.
Raymond Lee, Founder & CEO
Raymond Lee launched Careerminds in 2008 as a virtual outplacement company. He brings over 18 years’ human resource leadership, career consulting, and outplacement experience to Careerminds. The concept of virtual outplacement was developed by Raymond after experiencing years of traditional outplacement in a variety of HR roles. Through this experience the concept of virtual outplacement and Careerminds was formed.
When he started the company in 2008, he had one goal in mind: to create an outplacement program that was forward thinking and to reduce the stress employees face during career transition. This includes developing a robust and relevant technology that accelerates the transition process, creating personalized and customized programs by job function and industry, and hiring the best career consultants who support displaced employees every step of the way.
Raymond holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Katie Lawrence, Vice President, Sales
With 10 years of experience, Katie has successfully led sales teams and cultivated and managed business relationships with some of the most attractive Fortune 500 companies. Her experience selling and building strategic alliances crosses many different industries including human resource outsourcing, payroll, and outplacement.
Since joining Careerminds in 2011, Katie has been an enterprise sales and business development leader and a consistent top performer with a proven track record of success in revenue & profit generation.
Katie holds a bachelor’s degree from La Salle University.
Lou Ann Kummerer, Director, Participant Services
Lou Ann Kummerer has been positioned at the leading edge of service-delivery innovations since the mid-90s. She pioneered 1-800 Coach in 1995 as a new way to provide high quality, cost efficient career consulting services to individuals living in remote areas.
In response to emerging client needs for technology-enabled solutions and personalized flexible consulting, the practice evolved into eDelivery: high-touch, high-tech career management. Lou Ann has successfully implemented and managed the delivery of virtual solutions in career transition, redeployment, leadership development, retirement and career management. She has managed eDelivery teams that provided coaching to thousands of individuals nationwide; with hundreds of client organizations, in numerous industries.
Lou Ann Kummerer and Raymond Lee met after her noticing they shared a vision of how virtual outplacement services should be delivered. Lou Ann joining Careerminds as Director of Participant Services was a natural step in her career. Her responsibilities will include overseeing all of the Careerminds’ seasoned career consultants, driving product innovation, and building a world class organization.
Lou Ann’s prior background is in sales, management and training grounded in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and completed extensive graduate course work in counseling. She has a certificate in Career Development from the University of Washington and is a Board Certified Coach.