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Jack Gavin

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

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

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

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.

Karen O’Boyle

Karen O’Boyle is an accomplished executive with an exceptional track record of accelerating profitable growth in HR Tech and professional services firms. She has been successful in publicly-traded, private equity-owned, and private companies. She has shaped and executed business strategies and maximized shareholder value. Karen is known for speed, agility, and delivering results in high growth-focused, M&A, and turnaround scenarios. She has transformed businesses by attracting top talent, creating innovative solutions, and delivering a superior customer experience. She is a highly skilled sales executive who excels at customer expansion and new customer acquisition.

Currently, Karen is Chief Customer Success Officer for Volonte, an HR Tech firm, and she is also a Senior Advisor for HR tech and professional services firms on strategic planning, business transformation, revenue generation, and accelerated growth initiatives.

Previously, Karen held executive leadership roles in well-regarded HR Tech, Talent Management/Mobility, and Career Transition firms including RiseSmart, LHH, DBM, and Right Management.

Karen holds an M.S. in Management from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  She also holds an Executive MBA certificate from INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau. She graduated from Smith College’s Global Management Program in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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