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Meet Our Consultants

We've built a world-class team of consultants with global coverage and enterprise-level intelligence and experience.

United Kingdom

David CuffleyAs a senior consultant with Mentor, David is an experienced and successful Account Manager who works with global clients to develop their people and their businesses through the focused application of structured development programs. Through building strong relationships with his clients, and a deep understanding of their needs, David adds value by ensuring that solutions are innovative, robust and sustainable within the business.

Shirley DenshamShirley helps her clients and partners transform sales performance, and develops management teams in both enterprise and SMB environments. She strives to achieve results and differentiators in complex roles for highly competitive markets by developing and implementing sales management strategies and leadership change. Shirley is a strong believer in evaluating impact and embedding behavioural change and has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing.

John PhillipsHaving spent over 20 years working for large corporations across a range of market sectors and a further 8 years as an independent consultant, John has acquired a deep understanding of pragmatic organisational performance enablement solutions that ‘do what they say on the tin’. He has worked, in a variety of senior management and executive roles, and has personally held executive level P&L responsibility for a business stream. As a result, John understands the need to focus all development investment on bottom line results. 

Mark Ward - Mark is our Blueprint subject matter expert working in Business Transformation and Sales Optimisation. He provides leadership on several strategic accounts and facilitates group processes such as strategy formulation, M&A integration and top team alignment. Mark has a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science and Psychology, and a Master's degree in Development Management.

Simon Hazeldine - Simon has had over 15 years of experience in senior sales, sales management and leadership roles with one of the world’s leading FMCG companies and was head of their sales training academy and subsequently head of leadership and talent development operating on an international basis. He is the bestselling author of 5 books on selling, negotiating, customer service, performance psychology and applied neuroscience. Simon has worked with a variety of professional bodies and institutes and has worked at a number of leading business schools.

Lisa OjomohLisa is a experienced leader, performance coach and facilitator with huge passion, energy, drive and extensive experience of consistently delivering results. She builds rapport and trust quickly, to ensure a thorough understanding of any situation in order to apply her extensive experience, commercial knowledge, and coaching ability to optimise people, organisational development and ultimately business performance.

Jo HainesPart of Mentor for the last two years, Jo is an experienced performance consultant, instructional designer and program manager with 15 years of experience in performance and sales training consultancy, communications and marketing. She brings a unique perspective into bringing structure, innovation and cohesion to organisations.

Joe CarneyJoe is a conscientious and technically skilled Sales Operations professional with 8+ years of experience in fast growing SaaS companies and 5 years in Sales Operations leadership roles. He combines an excellent understanding and experience of standard business practices related to Sales, Marketing, Operations, Services and Finance, with an in-depth knowledge of systems, and advanced analytics capabilities. Joe is able to understand both big picture organizational strategy and deliver on the details of execution. He has a strong ability to interact and influence effectively with all C-level executives and team members.

Richard KeownRichard had 25 years’ experience of leading cross-functional, international teams to develop and implement strategies and operational models for sustainable growth. He is adept at growing sustainable businesses in multiple territories, working collaboratively with stakeholders in complex organizational structures, and a track record of creating and driving new business, introducing new content and delivery mechanisms and maximising profitability internationally.

North America and Canada

Bill Taylor Based in San Diego, California, Bill is committed to supporting B2B sales organisations sell more often, for more money, faster than ever before by helping them experience self-discovery, unleash potential for transformation, deliver results and enjoy personal fulfilment where they live, work, play and serve.

Corey Sigvaldason - Operating out of Nova Scotia in Canada, Corey brings over 25 years of experience in consulting to Mentor Group, working with sole proprietors all the way up to Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries, including manufacturing, education and retail.

Kirk Baethke - Based in Canada, Kirk has been a delivery consultant for Mentor Group since September 2019, bringing a wealth of experience in communications and leadership training. Having spent 10 years in television production, Kirk brings a unique perspective and background to the Mentor Group team and his clients.

Steve Grossman - For more than 30 years, Steve has consulted to senior management teams globally on Sales Compensation and Sales Organisation Performance issues with particular emphasis on helping clients navigate through the difficult process of driving change in a sales environment.

Karel KreshekKarel is a Leadership & Organisation Development Consultant, specialising in Adult Learning theory. Her passion is to create leadership development strategies that align with the overarching business needs – whether for an individual, specific team, department or organisation.

Mark SmithMark’s reputation for coaching and leadership speaks for itself. He has created, run and facilitated many highly successful interventions and teams in the banking, financial services, leisure, telephony, broadcasting, FMCG, automotive, insurance IT and the contact centre industry over 17 years.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

René van Stein Part of the Mentor Group team for 9 years, René is an experienced sales coach and consultant, with experience in communications and NLP that helps his clients develop their knowledge, awareness, skills and improve their mentality.

Patricia CagnatPatricia’s experience spans a range of areas and functional and cross-functional roles including; Mergers & Acquisitions, Marketing, Business Development, Sales and 15 years in Learning and Development. She has designed and delivered a comprehensive range of development interventions, both face to face and virtually. Her agility, domain expertise, operations and customer focused mindset, aligned with business knowledge and strategy, have made her an experienced facilitator, trainer and coach.

Maciej BorkowskiMaciej is passionate about helping people perform, his sales training experience is honed by years of experience in sales and sales management roles within large pharmaceutical companies. Maciej’s ability to understand what motivates people to achieve, how people choose to buy and generally keeping people enthused with a sense of purpose, has resulted in him being recognised as a supportive leader and consultant with positive results. 

Matt Demery - Matt began his sales career with multinational information technology company after holding roles in both the finance and operations functions. His sales experience includes selling to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), government, charities and educational institutions. Some of his client engagements to date have covered IT vendors, larger UK based tier 1/2 channel partners, agro-chemical, healthcare, professional services and telecommunication organisations.

Latin America

Helton HaddadHelton Haddad Silva is a consultant and a professor with many years of experience in strategic marketing and sales planning, management and execution. He has worked extensively in several Brazilian states (almost all around the country), facing diverse business models experiences and adversities. Helton has experience in delivering training and consultancy to global and local companies in the Brazilian market, interacting with managers from Latin America, North America and Europe.

Fabio SalaverryFabio has over thirty years of experience in the commercial area (mainly in retail), acquired both in sales and in purchase with multinational and large Brazilian companies. During this time Fabio was able to increase his department’s sales from US$13 million pa to US$42 million pa in just one year, by adopting a simple strategy. In the last ten years, Fabio has helped Sales Executives, Sales Managers and Directors to outperform through training and coaching in cutting-edge techniques and concepts on communication and influence.


Lynn KarnstedtLyn has over 25 years of sales, sales management and sales training and development experience. She has spent the last 10 years working in Asia Pacific, Japan and Australia at Director level driving sales in high tech companies through strategic people and organisation development programs. Lyn has recently received her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from International Coach Federation (ICF).

Megan SpackmanMeg is a highly experienced facilitator, with thirty years of experience facilitating sales, leadership and customer service training for a wealth of client organisations throughout Australia. These clients operate in many and varied markets including banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, medical, chemical, logistics, IT, manufacturing and distribution.

Rajiv VermaRajiv is an experienced consultant who possesses a deep understanding of people and what they need to succeed; essentially someone to believe in them and lead them forward. He is a visionary with great energy and passion for success. Rajiv equips individuals to better navigate all aspects of their professional challenges, strengthen their business perspective and effectiveness.

Titus ChuiTitus has 35 years of experience in learning and development, of which 27 years were involved in senior level management development programs. He is also a certified trainer for various vendor programs. Titus has designed and delivered many well-received programs in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region (from India to Sakhalin and Papua New Guinea). His areas of expertise are management and supervision, customer service, sales, organisation development and human resources consulting.

Dr Tom VergheseDr Tom Verghese has been an independent consultant for more than 24 years. His publications, industry experiences, academic achievements and lived experiences have established him as a specialist in executive education.