The Team Behind Your Team

Meet your leadership support system

Meet Your Support System

Buddy Hobart

Buddy Hobart

Founder and President

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

Michelle Cerqua

Michelle Cerqua

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

Tyler Palko

Tyler Palko

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’sRead More

Rob Salome

Rob Salome

Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Consulting Services

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

Albert Ciuksza

Albert Ciuksza

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 companiesRead More

Jeff Belsky

Jeff Belsky

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

Luis Rivera

Luis Rivera

Director of Consulting Services

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, insuranceRead More

Laurie Bowers

Laurie Bowers

Director of Business Management and Senior Leadership Consultant

For over 30 years, Laurie has had the opportunity to work within unique, diverse, and cutting-edge businesses at all levels of the organization. Laurie previously worked as the SVP… Read More

Eve Pyle

Eve Pyle

Client Engagement Manager

Eve Pyle is the Client Engagement Manager for Solutions 21. Prior to joining Solutions 21, Eve served as an Operations Manager and Recruiting Coordinator… Read More

Eddie Sedlock

Eddie Sedlock

Senior Leadership Consultant

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 Wintrich

Fred Wintrich

Leadership Consultant

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

Jose Enrique "QuiQue" Melendez

Leadership Consultant

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

Amanda Wheat

Amanda Wheat

Client Engagement Project Manager

An accomplished U.S. Army veteran, Amanda’s 10 years of military experience allowed her to excel in her role as one of Solutions 21’s Client Engagement Project Managers… Read More

Keith Albritten

Keith Albritten

Leadership Consultant

Keith Allbritten has held various leadership

positions throughout his career. Before

coming on board with Solutions 21, he

served as Chief Operating Officer, where he

led 1100 employeesRead More

Mike Maloney

Mike Maloney

Leadership Consultant

Mike Maloney brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to the Solutions 21 team. A recently retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Mike served within the Special Operations community… Read More

Tom Shandy

Tom Shandy

Leadership Consultant

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 leadershipRead More

Scott Schroeder

Scott Schroeder

Leadership Consultant

Scott is a leader, trainer, and coach. His decades of experience leading and operating in complex organizations and environments fuel his passion for helping others achieve their full potentialRead More

Isabel Descutner

Isabel Descutner

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

Analisa Bauhaus

Analisa Bauhaus

Client Engagement Project Manager

Analisa is one of Solutions 21’s Client Engagement Project Managers, based out of our Pittsburgh office. Analisa brings her background in workforce development, marketing… Read More

Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Leadership Consultant

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

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