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Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Buddy is a consultant, entrepreneur, author, speaker, radio host, and internationally recognized pioneer on leadership in a multi-generational workforce. Buddy is a trailblazer in the practice of attracting, developing, and retaining next-generation leaders…Read More
President and Chief Operating Officer
Rob’s military career and 27 years of leadership experience — almost entirely with Millennials — bring a unique perspective to the Solutions 21 team on what it takes to adapt to the information age, and he’s not one to shy away from challenging situations… Read More
Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President of Business Development
Tyler’s athletic talents and his knack for leadership allowed him to lead his team to championships at every stage in his career. He set records, guided his team to a number of important victories, and was a three-time captain of the University of Pittsburgh’s… Read More
Senior Vice President and Director of Sales Operations
Michelle’s greatest contribution to Solutions 21 is the leadership, steadiness, and focus she brings to the organization. Her ability is to provide guidance aimed at improved customer satisfaction and the growth of the organization is invaluable.… Read More
Vice President of Growth and Development
Albert’s innovation-focused career has addressed challenges in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit tech-based economic development, and as a co-founder of several companies… Read More
Director of Strategy and Leadership Development
Jeff has more than 30 years of industry, consulting, and educational experience. At Solutions 21, Jeff aids clients with executive coaching and development, corporate strategic planning, complex problem solving… Read More
Vice President of Leadership Development
Luis is a 27-year pioneer of developing the next generation of leaders and teams. His passion for leadership and team-building has been at the core of his responsibilities. His executive coaching experience spans the banking, insurance… Read More
Director of Business Management and Senior Leadership Consultant
Director of Leader Development
Eddie’s military resume includes service with some of the most storied infantry combat units in the U.S. Army, and he’s been a professional leader since 1995. He joined the Solutions 21 team following a career in the Army… Read More
Fred spent nearly twenty-five years in the United States Army as a combat arms officer assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division, and 75th Ranger Regiment. These assignments gave Fred the… Read More
Jose Enrique "QuiQue" Melendez
Enrique Melendez has over 25 years of executive-level professional and military experience. With a history in exceptional visionary leadership, problem solving, and multi-million dollar budget management… Read More
Throughout his professional career, Joe has learned that at the core of every successful project, program, or initiative there is a strong organizational culture based upon bringing together the right people… Read More
Director of Leader Development
Director of Organizational Development
Tom Shandy has over 22 years of combined experience developing leaders in business, storied military organizations, and as an educator. His unique background enables him to communicate proven leadership… Read More
Learning Systems and Marketing Specialist
Isabel joined Solutions 21 in 2020 after interning with the company during her time as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration… Read More
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