Solutions 21 Team

Our Team

Buddy Hobart

Buddy Hobart

President & Founder

Pittsburgh native, Buddy Hobart is the Founder and President of Solutions 21. He is a consultant, entrepreneur, author, speaker, radio host, and is an internationally recognized expert on… Read More

Michelle Cerqua

Michelle Cerqua

Senior Vice President

Hired as the first employee in 1994, Michelle has had a significant impact on the success of Solutions 21. Working directly with Solutions 21 clients… Read More

Rob O'Donnell

Rob O'Donnell

Managing Director, Consulting Services

Prior to joining Solutions 21, he was the vice president of organizational development at large logistics conglomerate and has worked in management positions… Read More

Tyler Palko

Tyler Palko

Director of Leadership Development

Through his life experiences, he has developed invaluable leadership skills and understands leadership from various important perspectives. Thanks to his athletic talents… Read More

Albert Ciuksza

Albert Ciuksza

Director

Prior to joining Solutions 21, Albert has been charged with leading the development of innovative solutions to challenging problems in corporate, non-profit, and entrepreneurial… Read More

Rob Salome

Rob Salome

Director, Strategy and Leadership Development

His ability to translate his military education, experience, and lessons learned into the private sector is as extraordinary as his leadership resume… Read More

Our Latest Insights

The latest insights from our team

Ounces

This past week, I was prepping for a few interviews with local media outlets to discuss the first-ever Leadership Day Pittsburgh when mid-conversation my mind drifted to the Gatorade commercial from last year that features J.J. Watt. Talk about good marketing! I will...

C’mon man XII

I understand that the rule of thumb is to bite your tongue when conversing with friends and family over the holidays. Even greater than this particular rule of thumb is the almost universal rule to keep religion and politics out of the conversation in an attempt to...

Riding shotgun

With the onslaught of constant media, information, and online stimulation, I tend to see trends in written communication that catch my attention – reticular activating system, anyone? One of these trends that seems to be covered on every platform lately is “coaching”....