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Our Team

The Executive Group Team

Rick Tiemann, President

Rick Tiemann started The Executive Group in 1991 and works with companies in the areas of organizational and business development. His expertise is on developing organizational effectiveness through employee selection and development with a targeted focus on sales and leadership. His experience in mergers and acquisitions including turnarounds and employee integration make him a sought after consultant to organizations preparing for or in the midst of implementing change.

With over 40 years of business experience including having owned three businesses, Rick has worked in both national and international arenas and has held positions of Director of Sales and Marketing, VP of Sales, Asian Business Development Manager, and President of a 75 million dollar company in the fire and security industry.

He brings a unique mix of sales and business expertise along with a deep understanding of personality and performance potential to his practice. Over the past 25 years he has interpreted more than 13,000 16PF assessments.

Rick is also an accomplished Executive and Behavioral Coach and uses his insight into behavior to assist CEO’s, Sales and Operations Managers, and business owners in their professional development.

He is also an author and his book Developing World Class Leaders is available to Order Online Now.

Sue Russell, General Manager/Director of Special Projects

Sue Russell joined The Executive Group in 1997 with a background in education and public accounting.  She oversees all aspects of the operation as General Manager and Director of Special Projects.  She coordinates key initiatives among all departments, working closely with staff to ensure that the products and services provided by The Executive Group address our client’s unique situations.  With an emphasis on quality customer service, she makes it her goal to ensure that each client receives the level of attention and service that enables them to realize optimum benefits from our products and services.

B.S., Western Michigan University

Julie Hackett, Operations Manager

Julie’s background of more than 20 years of administrative/office management experience in legal, retail and corporate fields has provided her a broad base of knowledge and skills to provide excellent client relations and operations management. She manages the in-take process for executive assessments and coordinates all schedules, consultations and coaching assignments.

BFA, Drake University

Debbie Goodrich, Customer Support/IT Manager

Debbie has over 25 years of experience in the areas of web design, eCommerce and online retail. She is responsible for creating and maintaining The Executive Group’s website and all web related activities, including the operation of the online assessment process. In addition, she creates the graphic designs for all web-based and print material.

Ivy Tech Community College & Purdue University

Carolyn Hazelgrove, Marketing Manager

Carol Hazelgrove has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience handling accounts for large corporations including campaign development from idea generation to implementation. She coordinates the marketing and promotion efforts for The Executive Group including securing Keynote speaking engagements, workshop presentations, retreats and training opportunities.

B.B.A, Western Michigan University

Gordon Medlock, Talent Management Consultant & Executive Coach

Gordon is an accomplished executive coach, life coach, and talent management consultant with over 25 years of experience. His approach includes a thorough talent assessment process, utilizing the 16PF and other behavioral and competency assessment tools to evaluate skills and abilities, personality characteristics, and relationship factors that facilitate successful managerial performance. He also has in-depth knowledge and experience working with group dynamics and facilitating group and team effectiveness. He specializes in talent assessment, competency and job modeling, and goal management using balanced scorecard methodologies.

Ph. D., Yale University & M.A., University of Chicago

The Executive Group
80 E US Hwy 6
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Tel: 219.477.6378
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