Partner Biographies

May 29th, 2009
joe_hodowanes Joseph Hodowanes, Managing Director, JMW The Center For Executive Search & Development, Tampa, FL.Chairman of the Board – The Genesis Consortium, LLC.

B.S. Slippery Rock University, M.P.A. Golden Gate University

Joe Hodowanes, M.P.A., SPHR, is a nationally recognized executive search, career strategy advisor, and Managing Director of Tampa-based JMW The Center of Executive Search and Development, specializing in assisting executives with their job search and career transition needs. Mr. Hodowanes possesses more than 30 years of broad-based experience in the career transition field.

The Society of Human Resource Management awarded him the title of Senior Professional in Human Resources, the highest professional designation in the field of human resources. Joe earned his Masters of Public Administration degree (with a concentration in human resource management) from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.

With a focus on “C” level executive search, spending the past decade advising clients on critical business issues and performance initiatives. Mr. Hodowanes achieved the “Registered Investment Advisor” designation with Shearson-Lehman and is highly regarded as a keynote speaker having appeared as a subject matter expert on ABC, NBC, and FOX News.

Mr. Hodowanes has served as an employment columnist and featured writer, whose column entitled: Careercycles, has been appearing in the employment section of The Tampa Tribune for more than 14 years. Also, he is a sought after keynote and seminar speaker who has conducted more than 1,000 seminars on career transition issues.

Dr. Fred P. Gallo, PhD, Founder and Owner, Gallo and Associates, Hermitage, PA. Board Member – The Genesis Consortium, LLC.

B.S. Duquesne University, M.B.A. University of Dayton, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Internationally known behavioral and energy psychologist, speaker, author and trainer. Individual and group sessions in all areas of employee morale, organizational dynamics, behavioral issues, testing and assessment, and pre-employment profiles.


noel_ollinger James Brown, Managing Principal, Brown & Associates Capital Advisors, Cranberry, PA.

B.S. Laroche College, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

B.S. Cum Laude in International Management and Finance with multiple Executive MBA coursework programs with a concentration in Finance and Management. With nearly twenty years experience in investment banking, private equity, and corporate finance, James has led and/or directed a multitude of private equity and corporate finance transactions, totaling more than $750 million in transaction value and spanning more than $1 billion in combined revenues.

James holds Board, Officer and equity positions in various private organizations and regularly provides M&A advice and market insights. He is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisition Advisors and has spoken at various conferences and seminars on topics relating to private equity, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning and exit strategies for maximizing business value.

Noel Joseph Olinger, Managing Director, The Genesis Consortium, LLC, Hermitage, PA. Board Member – The Genesis Consortium, LLC.

B.S. Purdue University, University of Michigan Executive Management Programs I-II-III, Cornell University.

Co-owner of The Genesis Consortium, LLC. Domestic and International 35 year business career in Operations and Human Resources. Business planning expert with emphasis on strategic initiatives, cost control, coaching, teaching and mentoring. Motivational speaker and author. Union/non-union contract negotiations and union avoidance expert. Professional Facilitator in organizational dynamics, team building, and cross-functional disciplines. Bi-lingual (Spanish). Mr. Olinger’s background includes positions with Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Cyclops Corporation, Ungerer GmbH, TMI, Inc., and The Carlyle Group (John Maneely Company). Industry sectors include primary metals, aluminum, copper and brass, pipe and flat-rolled products, high tech coil processing equipment and plastics.


natalie-kress Natalie Christine Kress, Senior Account Executive, TxMQ Inc. Amherst, NY.

B.A. State University of NY

B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. She has been in the recruiting and staffing sector for the past five years specializing in IT, Engineering, Maintenance, Technical and Operations/Manufacturing. TxMQ is a leading IBM Business Partner in the United States and Canada, providing systems integration, implementation, staffing, training, and related services to Fortune 1000 customers. Their customers are primarily in the financial services, government, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. While remaining strongly committed to mainframe product technologies like DB2, CICS, IMSA, z/OS, WebSphere MQ, Tivoli, BMC, CA, SQL Server, Oracle, WebLogic, EMC Infrastructure, HP-UX, Solaris, .net, etc., TxMQ services include the provision of contract personnel to assist their clients with short-term or project needs, as well as full project management services for any technology needs. Natalie’s focus is on recruitment and staffing in all business sectors, contract placement, and support services to clients.

Clint Rockey, Senior Operations/Manufacturing StrategistThe Genesis Consortium, LLC

B.S. Ball State University, M.A. Ball State University

B.S. and M.A. in Industrial Technology. Highly respected and recognized for his unique leadership style in reducing complex problems into their basic process elements from the manufacturing floor to the executive offices. 31 years of integrated, hands-on production-quality-maintenance-engineering experience, 18 with the Chrysler Corporation. Expert competencies include Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Best Practices, Shainin Problem Solving, QS9000, ISO 9000, Strategic Business Planning, Budgetary Analysis, Machine Cycle Time Improvement Process, Risk Management, 5-Why Analysis, Manpower Planning, Labor Relations and Contract Negotiations, Statistical Process Control, Capital Project Planning and Implementation, Operation Turnaround Strategies, Safety and Environmental, and Product and Program Launches to Full Production Capability. Trade and Craft Mentor and Trainer. Multi-site interface throughout North America.


aaron Aaron James Elliott, President, Forward Trends, Wexford, PA.

International Academy of Design and Technology, Pittsburgh, PA.

Web Designer and Interactive Producer. Offices in Wexford and New Castle, PA.

Specializing in web design, interactive media, flash, content management, e-commerce and online strategy, we provide services to clients of all kinds. We can manage and produce and entire project or add a helping hand to get things moving. For over a decade, forwardtrends™ has increased customer return and profitability by utilizing the latest techniques and an approach that stresses usability and style. Increase search engine response, turn visitors into customers, create engaging experiences online.

Daniel Neil Nelson, President, Nellcom Technologies, LLC, New Castle, PA.

Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Associates Degree. Successfully doubled annual revenue since incorporation in 2004. Complete support for all functions of computers and networks large and small, including internal network support, hardware selection and sales, customized software development/installation and training, and remote technical assistance upon demand.


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