Team

Susan Gallagher

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President & CEO, U.S. 
 
Susan Gallagher is the President & CEO of BPI group U.S., leading growth for the global management and HR consulting firm of choice. 

Susan brings over 35 years of experience in the professional services industry, with a strong track record of building high-performing leadership teams and growing organizations.

Prior to BPI group, Susan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Patina Solutions, where she led the firm's growth of 150% in three years.

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Charlene Buck

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Chief Financial Officer
 
Charlene Buck is the Chief Financial Officer of BPI group.

Charlene joined the company in 2009, bringing more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and strategy.

In her current role, Charlene manages the firm’s financial operations, including budgets, forecasting, contracts and reporting systems across all offices and practice areas. She is an astute financial leader known for her personal integrity and proven track record in creating systems, partnerships and processes that maximize performance. Charlene is instrumental in all BPI group’s mergers, acquisitions and new office openings.

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Jason Copeland

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Jason Copeland is the Director of Information Technology with BPI group.

Jason joined the company in 2008, bringing more than 12 years of corporate IT and consulting experience.

In his current role, Jason combines his technology expertise and customer service focus to manage the firm’s technology-related requirements across all BPI group offices in the U.S. He is highly regarded for his responsiveness to company and client needs, as well as his ability to manage large-scale projects and provide practical, integrated solutions to complicated technology concerns.

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Mary Herrmann

mary-herrmann-thumbManaging Director, Executive Coaching

Mary Herrmann is the Managing Director of the Executive Coaching practice of BPI group.

As a global practice leader, she leads a team of professional coaches in the U.S. and abroad. Mary and her team are focused on helping organizations drive change and deliver results through proven best practices in leadership and executive team development.

Mary has more than 25 years of experience consulting with organizations around the world in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, and team development. She has refined her own unique style of authentic, results-driven coaching and advising from working with C-level executives and boards of directors in a variety of industries, including a number of Fortune 500 companies such as BP, McDonald’s Corporation, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Walgreen’s.

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Michael McGowan

McGowan Mike photoManaging Director & Practice Leader, Leadership & Talent

Mike leads BPI group's Leadership & Talent practice and advises business, HR, and talent leaders to realize growth through various talent management solutions: talent strategy; leadership, talent, and team development; high potential identification and development; skills training and learning programs; succession management and talent reviews; assessment; performance management; engagement; and culture change.   

Mike specializes in working with companies of all sizes and industries experiencing significant changes in leadership, strategy, or organization, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and culture change.

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Kevin Pallardy

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Kevin Pallardy is a Managing Partner of BPI group.

Kevin brings more than 20 years of experience working with individuals and organizations facing complex challenges involving change, leadership development, career management, and mobility.

In his current role, Kevin leads the firm’s Western Region, based in St. Louis and is responsible for designing, developing, marketing, and delivering BPI group’s core services to clients in this area. He has coached thousands of professionals and executives to achieve higher levels of performance and greater career satisfaction. He leverages his extensive network of contacts to support the talent acquisition, development, retention, and transition needs of his clients.

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Steve Spires

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Senior Executive Coach

Steve Spires is the Managing Director of Career Services and a Senior Executive Coach with BPI group. 

Steve joined the company in 2009, bringing extensive executive leadership experience in managing and growing businesses ranging from Fortune 100 companies including Milliken, General Electric and Tyco International, as well as private equity firms with holdings in diverse industries. Steve has served as an executive coach to numerous individuals and consultant to executive management in strategy and team development for over a decade.
 
In his current role, Steve oversees the delivery of the firm’s career services and outplacement services in North America, and manages the BPI group offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Tampa, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; and Greenville, South Carolina. He focuses on building and expanding relationships with organizations and individuals throughout the region, while sharing the firm’s global presence and expertise. 

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