Raymond Lee Founder & CEO
Raymond Lee is the Founder and CEO of Careerminds, a global, virtual outplacement company launched in 2008. He has over 18 years of human resource, outplacement, and career consulting experience, and he’s also a certified retirement coach.
Raymond pioneered the concept of virtual outplacement after years of delivering traditional outplacement in a variety of HR roles and saw a huge opportunity to align career transition programs with the way people were actually looking for jobs. When Raymond started the company, he had one goal in mind: to create forward-thinking transition programs that reduced employee stress. This included developing robust software to personalize the transition experience for all levels of the organization, and hiring expert consultants to support participants every step of the way.
Raymond holds his bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. He sits on the Careerminds Board of Directors, is the President of the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy, and is an active speaker and contributor to HRPS & SHRM. Raymond’s been featured on SiriusXM 111 Business Radio, Wall Street Journal and Fox Business News.
Katie Lawrence SVP Global 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 SVP Global 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.
Paul Sanders VP Technology
Paul has been the Co-Founder, CTO and VP of Technology for numerous startups over the last 12 years. Starting his career in entrepreneurship and technology in the William and Mary tech incubator, Williamsburg, VA.
Paul has been successfully innovating and growing startups that compete with industry leading Enterprise Corporations. Paul’s previous venture, Edvance360, secured a top 3 spot among LMS systems 9 years in a row and won the CoDIE award for best LMS twice in that time in a highly saturated and competitive market.
Alexandra Brown VP Marketing
A marketing leader in the human resources space, Aley has substantial experience in developing and executing lead generation and nurturing strategies. Her expertise includes SEO, content marketing, social media, lead nurturing, demand generation, account-based marketing, and buyer persona and journey development, all within the human resources field.
Aley joined Careerminds as an intern in 2011 and has held various marketing roles since then. She has also worked in marketing at PayPal and eBay. In each of these roles, she has been a top performer, improving lead generation and deal opportunities several times over.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Kansas with a degree in Management and Human Resources. She has a certification in content strategy from Northwestern University, and over 11 other marketing certifications. She was named Drift’s Demand Generation Hero of 2018.
Aley resides in Kansas City, Missouri and is an avid yogi, reader, lover of dachshunds, and fan of KU basketball.
Kristen Levenick VP Client Success
Kristen Levenick is a seasoned Client Success professional with an extensive background in helping organizations leverage SaaS products and services to meet their various business goals. She has spent the entirety of her career working with early-stage start-up companies, with a strong focus on creating efficiencies and scaling for rapid growth.
Kristen brings to Careerminds more than 8 years of account management and client success experience, working with clients ranging from law firms and financial services firms to enterprise b2b organizations and some of the largest consumer-facing brands in the world. She focuses on building lasting client partnerships through strong attention to organizations’ unique needs and an emphasis on delivering exceptional service.
Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a certification in integrated digital marketing from Penn State University.
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.
Ray Bixler is the CEO of SkillSurvey and brings 20 years of leadership and management experience to his role as CEO of SkillSurvey. A seasoned executive with a solid background in the human capital management space. He sets the strategic direction of the company and manages relationships with clients.
Previously, Ray served as Vice President of Caliper where he consulted with hundreds of small, mid size and Fortune 500 businesses to develop better hiring, development, performance management and succession planning strategies.
Kevin Kleinschmidt is a private investor and partner at Gabriel Investments, and is currently involved with over a dozen early stage ventures. Kevin is also a director at Careerminds and AlignAlytics, as well as a board or CEO advisor for several other businesses. Previously, he was co-founder and president, then CEO, of West Philadelphia-based Energy Plus, an energy marketing company that grew to over $350 million in annual revenue in 5 years and was acquired by NRG Energy in 2011.
Kevin serves as a trustee, board, or advisory board member at several local nonprofit arts and education organizations, including WXPN, Fringe Arts, The Mann Center, The Lantern Theater, Working Film Establishment, KIPP, Philadelphia Classical School, and Liberti Center City. Kevin has an undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary, and a MBA in finance and accounting from NYU.
Our goal is to get your outbound employees placed in a new role without all of the headaches and costs that come with traditional firms.
Raymond Lee is the Founder and CEO of Careerminds, a technology enabled outplacement and retirement coaching company launched in 2008. He has over 18 years of human resource, outplacement, and career consulting experience, and he’s also a certified retirement coach.
Raymond pioneered the concept of virtual outplacement after years of delivering traditional outplacement in a variety of HR roles, and saw a huge opportunity to align career transition programs with the way people were actually looking for jobs. When Raymond started the company, he had one goal in mind: to create forward thinking transition programs that reduced employee stress. This included developing robust software to personalize the transition experience for all levels of the organization, and hiring expert consultants to support participants every step of the way.
Raymond holds his bachelors in psychology and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. He sits on the Careerminds Board of Directors, is the President of the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy, and is an active speaker and contributor to HRPS & SHRM. Raymond’s been featured on SiriusXM 111 Business Radio, Wall Street Journal and Fox Business News.