Dr. Avi Shatzkes
Dr. Avi ShatzkesExecutive Consultant
Dr. Avi Shatzkes has over 20 years of experience advising clients around a variety of business opportunities and challenges. He focuses his independent consulting practice on helping organizations and individuals enhance their marketplace advantages and realize their goals and aspirations.
Dr. Shatzkes works with his clients to create impactful, pragmatic and sustainable solutions within the following areas of expertise:

 Executive Coaching

 Leadership Training

 Leadership Development

 Sales Effectiveness

 Organizational Effectiveness

 Organizational Research

 Executive  Assessments

Before starting his practice, Avi worked as both an internal and external executive consultant. Most recently, Avi led the Heidrick & Struggles financial services leadership consulting practice. Prior to Heidrick, Dr. Shatzkes was a leadership development executive at Bank of America (BAC) where he led leadership development teams supporting various businesses including global markets, investment banking, capital markets and private banking. His team of internal consultants led the Global Markets fixed income, equity, capital markets and research businesses through the Merrill Lynch merger and subsequent integration.

Prior to BAC, Avi was a senior consultant for Personnel Decisions International (PDI), where he managed a diverse portfolio of clients and led the New York region assessment and competency modeling practices.

Additionally, he has worked at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and ATT in talent management functions. At Merrill Lynch, Dr. Shatzkes’s research on financial sales performance became the basis for his doctoral dissertation.

Avi received a Ph.D. and M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology from New York University and a B.A. in psychology from Yeshiva University

Dr. Michael A. Warech
Dr. Michael A. WarechExecutive Consultant
Dr. Michael Warech has over thirty years of experience advising clients around a variety of business and human capital opportunities and challenges.

Areas of expertise include:

Human capital strategy – Working with groups, teams, business units, and organizations to align talent strategies and human capital programming with enterprise-level business imperatives

Improving leadership skills – Working with organizations to design and implement learning and leadership development programming and experiences to increase organizational performance and productivity

Increasing organizational effectiveness – Working with leadership to ensure organizational structure and management processes support the mission and long-term continuity i.e., succession planning, talent reviews, organization design, competency modeling, performance management, selection

Analyzing talent data and conducting organizational research – Working with organizations to collect and/or leverage data to improve talent and organizational decision making

Employee engagement and employee experience branding –  Working with organizations to asses and leverage employee engagement as a working asset; helping organizations understand and align their external brand with the internal employee experience brand to assist in the attraction and retention of critical talent

Managing change – Working with organizations to lead and manage large, complex organizational capability and change initiatives

Michael has decades of experience designing, developing, and implementing data-driven human capital solutions that demonstrably impact an organization’s bottom line. He has designed, developed and managed numerous engagements for a variety of Fortune 1000 companies, across multiple industry sectors, including financial services. Michael’s consulting work focuses on talent management and other competency-based human resource system applications (i.e., selection, performance management, succession planning, learning and leadership development, and, career management systems), HR transformation, HR analytics, employee engagement survey design and analysis, organization design, employment branding, organization development and change management. Michael received a Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial/organizational psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S. in psychology from Emory University.

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