Nancy J. Martini – President & CEO
Nancy is the President and CEO of PI Worldwide. Based in Boston, Nancy provides overall strategic direction for the organization with emphasis on global growth and product development with attention on creating outstanding client results. Prior to joining the company, Nancy was the CEO of Global Sales Alliance which was acquired by PI Worldwide in 2006. She joined PI Worldwide at that time to assist with the global rollout of two products; she assumed the position of President and CEO in 2007.
Frank Hunnewell – Chief Operating Officer
Frank oversees the Technology, Research & Development, Learning & Communications, and Finance departments and works closely with Nancy on strategic issues and new business opportunities. Prior to joining the company, Frank was the President and CEO of a specialty sporting goods brand, where his team created a new network of over 100 independent distributors in the US and eight export markets. He had previously been a Senior Consultant at Bain & Company. Frank is an Overseer of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He recently completed his term on the Board of Corporators of Middlesex Savings Bank, a $4 billion mutual bank based in Natick, MA. Frank holds an AB (cum laude) from Harvard College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, from which he graduated as an Amos Tuck Scholar.
Joe Rossi – Vice President of Finance
Joe brings over 20 years of financial, accounting, and tax experience to PI Worldwide. Joe joined the organization in 2002, and has been a key player in its growth and development, including leading the acquisition of Global Sales Alliance in 2006. Today, Joe is responsible for all aspects of internal and external financial reporting and compliance including maintaining internal controls and procedures. Joe also oversees the data compliance teams. Joe’s past experience includes positions with Hunneman Real Estate Corporation and Spike Broadband Systems as a Controller and with KPMG in the audit and tax groups. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from the Central Connecticut State University in accounting.
Michelle Kozin – Vice President of Learning and Communications
Michelle is responsible for designing and implementing all of the enablement programs for the company’s global network of 400 consultants – including onboarding, learning and business development. She also manages the content and communications strategy for the organization. Prior to joining PI Worldwide, she spent many years helping organizations rapidly build and scale teams by leveraging the Predictive Index to find, hire and develop top talent. Michelle previously worked at Accenture as a Change Management Consultant where she specialized in addressing the organizational readiness needs of large enterprise software projects through training, communications and program management. Michelle earned a dual bachelor’s degree at Syracuse University where she was a Remembrance Scholar. She received her MBA from Babson College.
Claire Rickards, Ph.D. – Director of Research and Development
Claire leads the Research and Development Department, overseeing a team that includes a psychometrician with an Ed.D. and a research analyst with dual Master’s degrees in I/O psychology and quantitative psychology. Prior to joining PI Worldwide, Claire spent nearly a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, and her previous experiences include working for Accenture and APT Metrics. Her background includes competency modeling, executive assessment and coaching, leadership techniques, and work process re-design and alignment. Claire is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She holds a BA (with Distinction) from the University of Virginia and dual Master’s degrees in Educational Psychology and I/O Psychology and a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from the University of Connecticut, where her research focused on the areas of personality assessment and feedback for selection and developmental purposes.
Mary Beth Cotter, J. D. – Contracts and Compliance Counsel
Mary Beth is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and manages all contracts for the company including client agreements, licensee agreements, and vendor agreements. As Privacy Officer for the company, she oversees the company’s compliance activities with international, federal, and state privacy and security laws and regulations. In addition, she manages PI Worldwide’s extensive portfolio of trademarks and copyrights globally.
Mary Beth brings over 25 years of experience as senior counsel in the technology, human capital, and regulatory sectors at Fortune 500 and NASDAQ companies including Salary.com and Dragon Systems. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corporation, which provides healthcare services in Boston metro west. Mary Beth holds a J.D. degree (cum laude) from New England Law | Boston, an MA degree from Villanova University and a BA degree from Regis College.
Helen Pepper Hailer – Director of Human Resources
Helen brings over 20 years of human resources management experience to PI Worldwide. Helen joined the organization in 2008 to implement and provide strategic direction for human resources programs including employment, benefits, compensation, payroll and employee relations.
Prior to joining PI Worldwide, Helen’s business experience included human resources management and consulting in various industries including health care and non-profit.
Helen earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Virginia Tech.
Matt Poepsel, Ph.D. – Vice President of Product Management
Matt is the Director of Product Management where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s product solution portfolio and roadmap. Prior to joining PI Worldwide, Matt co-founded Covocative, a web-based coaching software company. He previously served as the Vice President of Professional Services at Gomez, Inc. While at Gomez, he held a variety of roles including the leadership of the product management, sales engineering, consulting, and training teams. Matt spent six years in the US Marine Corps serving as an Arabic Linguist and a Reconnaissance Marine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Excelsior College. He received his MBA and a second masters degree in management information systems from Boston University. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University where he researched the effectiveness of technology-enabled coaching.