meet the team americas

Meet the team in the Americas

Impact is bursting with energetic, talented and passionate people who want to make a difference.

Ted Gemmell Impact

Ted Gemmell

SVP Global Client Services, Americas

Ted Gemmell

SVP Global Client Services, Americas

With 20 years of L&D and OD consulting experience my role includes everything from proposal development to managing global projects involving leadership development and change initiatives. As a strategic business partner, I help clients improve business results via custom solutions that align talent development with business drivers. On weekends I'll be cheering at my two sons' football games or riding my John Deere tractor in pursuit of the elusive perfect lawn.

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Jeremy Benton, Impact International

Jeremy Benton

CEO Impact Americas, and Global Commercial Director

Jeremy Benton

CEO Impact Americas, and Global Commercial Director

Having joined Impact UK in 1997 as a facilitator before establishing US operations in 2001, my passion lies in leading Impact’s business and partnering with clients to architect custom leadership development programs. I’m a British national, husband, father of four, outdoor enthusiast and mountaineer. I’m always seeking my next adventure, my greatest accomplishment (other than having four boys!) was summiting Everest in 2005.

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Andrew Britt, COO Impact

Andrew Britt

COO, SVP Account Strategy, Americas

Andrew Britt

COO, SVP Account Strategy, Americas

As someone with extensive experience in growing and transforming businesses in a variety of leadership roles, I now get to share my passion and knowledge with others. I enjoy working with a diverse group of leaders in a cross section of industries to collaboratively solve their L&D problems. Away from work, I coach a men’s rugby team in the greater New York area, and last year we made it through to a top four placing in America.

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Caitlin McClure, Impact Americas

Caitlin McClure

Consultant, Americas

Caitlin McClure

Consultant, Americas

I have been researching, teaching, studying, practicing, directing and performing improvised theater, applied improvisation, emotional intelligence and play since 1995. This fuels the passion I have for designing and facilitating experiential learning programs. My career includes both internal and external consulting on coaching, communications skills, and leadership for global companies. 

Gavin Shaw

Gavin Shaw

VP of Finance, Americas

Gavin Shaw

VP of Finance, Americas

Leading the US finance department includes guiding my team, considering new ways for increased financial success, keeping the team financially informed and ensuring accurate reporting. I have a business/accounting degree and 15+ years experience as a CPA. I see myself as a finance skilled business partner rather than an accountant. I love spectator sports, food, wine, whisky, binge watching TV, travel, wood burning open fires and being outside in the fresh air.

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Erin DeVito, Impact International

Erin DeVito

VP Programs and Operations, Americas

Erin DeVito

VP Programs and Operations, Americas

Using ten years L&D industry experience, I build trusted partnerships with clients to create detailed project plans for complex initiatives. I manage program execution and implementation, working with teams of consultants and coaches to ensure excellence. I co-lead our global knowledge management strategy, which transformed global collaboration and knowledge sharing. Being a mom of two young girls keeps everyday an adventure and in my spare time I love to golf.

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Susan Gray Impact

Dr. Susan Gray

Senior Consultant, Americas

Dr. Susan Gray

Senior Consultant, Americas

As the resident ‘islander', I bring my passion for life and the excitement of the Caribbean culture to the L&D industry and my role as a change agent. With 25 years experience and a doctorate in organizational leadership, I love incorporating new neuroscientific research when designing and facilitating powerful development solutions. You'll find me playing with my 3 incredible children in the Florida sunshine, walking the intercostal, or on the beach with a book.

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Brianna Jones, Impact Americas

Brianna Jones

Program Manager, Americas

Brianna Jones

Program Manager, Americas

My role as a Program Manager in the Greenwich office is one behind the scenes, making sure the show we put on runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, asking the questions no one has thought of and anticipating issues that have yet to happen. With a background in psychology and business, leadership and development is the perfect field for me. When I'm not working you can find me watching a documentary, drawing, listening to music, or enjoying the outdoors.

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Bruce Landry, Impact

Bruce Landry

Senior Consultant, Americas

Bruce Landry

Senior Consultant, Americas

Having worked in L&D internationally since the early 90's, my focus is blending practical business acumen, people development and organisational change to create client solutions. I design and deliver solutions that leverage the positive aspects of a clients’ culture while challenging the structures that impede leadership capacity. In my spare time you’ll find me outside, I love exploring the world with my family.

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Scott Rose, Impact International

Scott Rose

VP Consulting, Americas

Scott Rose

VP Consulting, Americas

My first Impact memory is watching managers rope-jump off bridges whilst helping out in my 1991 school holiday. My adventure continues as a part of the Americas Leadership Team leading our Consulting Services function. Clients say my style is 100% engaging and that I bring rooms to life with my passion, energy and can do attitude. I love helping others make a difference in the world, and am a passionate cyclist, runner and Dad to my two young boys.

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David Cooper, Impact International

David Cooper

Senior Consultant, Americas

David Cooper

Senior Consultant, Americas

I have been working in L&D since 1992 and joined Impact in 2004, providing design, management, and delivery expertise to clients around the globe. Current initiatives have me consulting with clients from multiple business sectors to coach and facilitate the development of key leadership talent. I am also a past adventure consultant and professional rock climbing guide with numerous alpine and big wall ascents around the world.

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Brian Falcon, Impact Americas

Brian Falcon

Program Manager, Americas

Brian Falcon

Program Manager, Americas

I am a program manager located in sunny Florida. My background in hospitality gives a keen eye to being customer focused. I love that every day brings something new, whether it is supporting on a program or managing logistical details. Outside of work you’ll most likely find me running or nose deep in a book on the beach with my wife and our pup.

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Heather Panitch, Americas

Heather Panitch

Global Account Director, Americas

Heather Panitch

Global Account Director, Americas

As an Account Director, I bring more than 10 years of L&D experience, where I started two different professional learning departments. My passion is for driving excellent client engagement and providing superior customer success. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me solving the innumerable life crises of my four daughters via cell phone, reading on my nook at the beach, and hoping that the NY Jets will win the Super Bowl in my lifetime.

 

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Diana Fritz, Americas

Diana Fritz

Account Director, Americas

Diana Fritz

Account Director, Americas

As an Account Director with Impact I’m able to leverage my ten years of Business Development and Account Management experience.  I thrive in environments where I am able to develop and uncover new opportunities with partners and businesses.  Most of all I am a people person and love building trusting relationships.  In my spare time, you will find me spending time with my husband, two boys and our dog.

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Lisa Priore Impact

Lisa Priore

Finance Administrator, Americas

Lisa Priore

Finance Administrator, Americas

I am a highly experienced Accounting and Financial Management professional with expertise in problem solving, business communications, project management and customer relationships. I’m an enthusiastic leader, successful in liaising across all levels, handling confidential information and managing multiple priorities. I enjoy attending live events; cheering on my favourite sporting teams, watching my friend’s rock band, and supporting my daughter’s dance team.

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Francesca Faretta, Impact Americas

Francesca Faretta

Program Manager, Americas

Francesca Faretta

Program Manager, Americas

My role as program manager in the Americas means taking each day as it comes and always learning something new. Whether it is interacting with clients or working on program logistics, each piece of this work is both exciting and rewarding! When I am not at work, you can find me relaxing at the beach (in the summertime!), traveling, baking something up in the kitchen, or just taking a leisurely walk outside.

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Sarah Le Page - Impact International

Sarah LePage

Global Account Director, Americas

Sarah LePage

Global Account Director, Americas

My passion for creativity, excellence and relationships are the foundations of my role. I support Impact’s brand awareness, industry recognition and journey to create powerful, experiential learning interventions. I enjoy working in a collaborative, fast paced environment with first-class global colleagues. I am dedicated, efficient and always helpful. Based in Boulder Colorado, you can find me skiing, climbing, hiking, biking, and finding new culinary experiences.

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Michelle McMonagle, Impact Americas

Michelle McMonagle

Client Service Associate, Americas

Michelle McMonagle

Client Service Associate, Americas

My main role in the Americas is to prospect and generate new business. In addition to prospecting I set up appointments in order to help better qualify potential clients in the scoping phase. I have a background in advanced management and leadership. Outside of work I love to work out, catch a good concert, and spend time outside.

Manny Larenas Impact International

Manuel (Manny) Larenas

Senior Consultant, Americas

Manuel (Manny) Larenas

Senior Consultant, Americas

I am devoted to applying theory, practical application and innovation to people development. As a lead designer and facilitator with 10+ years experience I deliver custom client solutions globally, from graduates to senior leaders, virtually or f2f. My insatiable curiosity stays satisfied by reading, research and exploring the world. I love the culinary arts and although I enjoy cooking, my passion is simply being the consumer of freshly made delectable dishes. 

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Hillary Lawless Impact

Hillary Lawless

Program Manager, Americas

Hillary Lawless

Program Manager, Americas

I am a program manager and I love that every day is different, from working on different tasks involved to make a program run smoothly to talking and meeting clients. I come from a hospitality background so I love the client facing aspect of my role here at Impact, as well as making sure every piece of the program is on schedule. Outside of work I am always doing something like teaching dance, travelling, and going to the beach!

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Jonathan Lagoe, Impact International

Jonathan Lagoe

Global Head of Solutions & Senior Consultant

Jonathan Lagoe

Global Head of Solutions & Senior Consultant

With more than 25 years experience, my work is primarily management consulting including OD, leadership development and executive, senior team development. I’m based in Boulder, Colorado, and serve a global role as Global Head of Solutions, and Americas Lead Design role. I design custom, immersive leadership challenges to realistically reflect emerging business issues. I also deliver organisational analysis and consulting focused on improving strategic execution.

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Sachi Bid Impact

Sachi Bid

Marketing Specialist, Americas

Sachi Bid

Marketing Specialist, Americas

As Marketing Specialist, I use my past experiences in start-ups and agencies to implement different marketing activities throughout the business. I am passionate about all things creative. I believe in using the power of marketing to make a difference and Impact offers a unique proposition that does exactly this. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures and foods. I will never say no to a new adventure!

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Mike Georgalas, Impact Americas

Mike Georgalas

Program Manager, Americas

Mike Georgalas

Program Manager, Americas

I am a program manager located in the Greenwich office.  My background in Financial Services and the Fitness industry gives me a keen eye to being customer focused and being attentive to detail. When I am not at work, you can find me hiking or fishing here in Connecticut.

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Anh Tu Impact

Anh Tu

Consultant, Americas

Anh Tu

Consultant, Americas

I am like the Caulobacter crescentus (the strongest adhesive in nature), making sure our processes from program design to delivery all connect and exceed client expectation. I program manage through creating and driving our project plan, developing presentation materials, and coordinating on-site. Like the Caulobacter crescentus, I love to call anywhere near the water my home, enjoy adapting to new environments and making the best of any situation.

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