Meet our Solutions Advisors

At the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development, we strive to help organizations in the midst of a business transformation and individuals in the process of a professional transition achieve success. An essential component to achieving our mission is our Solutions Advisor Team.

Our Solutions Advisors are experienced in partnering with organizations to diagnose and overcome business challenges through professional development programming, assessments, coaching, and consulting. They have access to a robust mix of instructors and consultants who can support your structure, processes, and people. Get to know our Solutions Advisor Team below.

Malcolm Jeffris

Malcolm (Mal) Jeffris has created long lasting relationships with clients across the greater Madison area. He helps them utilize the resources of the University to solve pressing and strategic business challenges. More than 75 percent of his clients have worked with us for more than five years and many have been clients since his time began with CPED in 2010. After decades of work in consulting and leadership development, senior leaders and their talent professionals find Mal’s seasoned advice and experience to be representative of the trust they have in the brand of both the Wisconsin School of Business and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. As a native Midwesterner with global business experience, he is proud to bring the full resources and thought leadership of this great institution to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s fast changing world.

Kate Schlesinger

An educator at heart, Kate Schlesinger is passionate about helping leaders find realistic solutions to their everyday challenges and getting them to fall in love with their organizations again. Kate joined the CPED team in 2017 and serves the greater Milwaukee area, helping organizations utilize assessments, programs, and consulting services to improve the company culture and retain top talent. She is proud of the emerging leadership programs she has designed for several clients using Transition to Executive Management as a guide to select programs and instructors that match the client’s needs. With this information, she works with clients to co-design a solution that can be delivered at the pace, location, and budget the client needs. Kate’s graduate work focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion research and she’s proud of how she has been able to extend that to her CPED role. She recently helped design a custom project management certificate track, from which the client has already seen significant financial and productivity returns.

Mark Seifert

Mark Seifert works throughout the Fox Valley area to uncover the strategic goals of partner organizations and connect them to the resources they need to build resiliency and achieve strategic growth. Mark has been with CPED for seven years. He is proud of a major partnership in which he helped design, build, and co-facilitate a formal front line leader program. This two-year engagement positively impacted more than 500 leaders at the organization. Mark also enjoys helping organizations through times of industry disruption and business shifts. When there’s a need to reskill and strategize on new ways to approach the market, Mark has offered solutions through assessments and coaching to reevaluate leadership agendas.

Jeremiah DeGollon

Jeremiah DeGollon knows that your business’s challenges, strategies, and growth opportunities need more than just advice to achieve success. He has served the greater Madison area for a little over a year. Jeremiah works with clients to solve their toughest issues, build capabilities, develop leadership skills, and achieve better outcomes—at every level of the organization. Jeremiah has helped financial institutions successfully execute mergers through consulting services, culture work, and leadership and management development programs. He has advised other organizations in digital transformation, project management, process improvement, and diversity, equity and inclusion to drive operational excellence across their teams. He helps organizations leverage the thought leadership, research, and expertise of the University of Wisconsin and CPED through Custom Development Solutions.

Your organization faces its own unique challenges, and our advisors can help you find solutions to help you drive success. If you’re ready to overcome the challenges facing your business, contact us to set up a Discovery Session. Our Solutions Advisors will work with you to understand your organization’s needs and determine the right blend of assessment tools, consulting services, development programs, and coaching opportunities to help you move forward.

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