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Fred Coon
Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Fred CoonStewart, Cooper & Coon Founder, Fred Coon, is a Licensed Employment Agent, a Nationally Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, a Behavioral Consultant and a Certified Disk Administrator. He has written and advised thousands of executives on their job search campaigns. Mr. Coon also has appeared on affiliate stations of ABC, NBC andCBS as an expert on the job and employment market. He has been featured as a career expert in the Wall Street Journal and other major national publications.

He is an active contributing author, providing job advice to nationally known Web sites such as Monster and 6-Figure Jobs, among others. He is publisher of the nationally acclaimed bi-weekly e-newsletter, The Gladiator, with 8,000+ subscribers worldwide.

He authored the national best selling career book titled, Ready Aim Hired (, now in itssecond edition. He also has two new books in the works: "Tell Your Story - Win The Job" and "Behavioral Interviewing."  He is a national lecturer and workshop presenter who has conducted workshops for numerous educational, professional, business, and management conferences. Mr. Coon is a member of the Arizona Technology Council - Policy Advisory Committee.

Bill Temple
Client Campaign Management Partner

Bill TempleBill brings more than 30 years of business management and consulting experience to Stewart, Cooper & Coon. Bill has applied effective communications and organizational management strategies to achieve profitable results for a multitude of employers and individuals. Bill is also the author of The Principles Of Effective Personal Marketing ©.

"Effective interpersonal communications" is not theory - it is practice. Bill has developed and utilized his strategies to help thousands of people obtain optimum opportunities in line with their short and long-term personal development goals. He has used the same principles to help companies, non-profits and boards of director improve productivity and profitability.

Prior to partnering with SC&C, Bill gained a significant base of experience through positions that included:

  • Founder and Director of Consulting for a leading career management firm
  • President/Director for a venture capital company
  • Executive Vice President for a mortgage-backed securities company
  • Vice President/Director for a bank holding company and its subsidiary thrift
  • Vice President/Director for a property development/management company

Bill received his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University and completed a Masters Study in Mass Communications at the University of Denver. He earned his M.B.A. -Finance from National University, graduating with honors, and is currently an adjunct faculty member with the University of Phoenix in Communications, Management, Leadership, and Finance.

He has held the position of Trustee and Treasurer of the La Jolla Town Council and Chairman of its Business and Professional Committee. His efforts have also included AYSO coach and soccer referee, school board financial and site acquisition consultant, parent volunteer in the classroom and advisor to the President of Wittenberg University for refional alumni affairs.

Ron Venckus
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Ron Venckus

Ron Venckus has 40+ years of Corporate Human Resource experience at all human resource management levels. Industry background includes hospitality - Marriott Corp.; technology - Vitro Laboratories; financial - Central National Bank, First Interstate Bank and United Bank. He also has 17 years experience with the world’s leading outplacement firm of Drake Beam & Morin, Inc. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a major in Human Resources and minors in Psychology and Finance. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, in Seattle.

During his career, he has managed Human Resources through multiple merger and acquisition events. Colleagues refer to Ron as a guru of the interview process and challenge, as he has not only hired thousands of candidates for positions at all corporate levels, he has shepherded many executives through transitions, resulting in the successful selection of new careers. Colleagues have also said that his artistry and creative design of interview consulting sessions have left a positive impression, one that can be used for "a lifetime.”

Ron is a two-time golf club champion at the Arizona Biltmore; his military service was with the United States Air Force. Ron Venckus is Co-Author of , Why Shouldn't We Hire You? A book written for the many job seekers who are in serious need of learning how to prepare for and manage a successful interview by reducing stress and selling their likeability factor. A Senior Behavioral Interview Consultant with Stewart Cooper Coon, Placing Executives-Achieving Results.Book is available on and

Don Anderson
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Don AndersonDon Anderson has 30+ years experience in business with a focus during the last eighteen years in organizational development and career coaching. Don's business experience and knowledge of career management and coaching have positioned him to support both individuals and organizations in the private and public sectors. Additionally, Don is an adjunct faculty member with Rio Salado Community College where he teaches job readiness and career management classes. He has extensive experience as a Behavioral Analyst using the DISC behavior performance model.

Prior to starting his organizational development and executive coaching business, Don was President/CEO of a publicly traded Arizona commercial bank. His 17 years in banking and background as a hiring manager have provided the experience and foundation to be a leader in helping executives successfully grow and manage their careers. Don is especially proud of the fact that many of his former employees moved on to become chief executive officers and executive managers in many different types of organizations.

Don earned a Master degree in Business Administration from DePaul University. He has been a keynote speaker and presenter for Society for Human Resource Management SHRM), International Personnel Management Association, State of Arizona Quality Alliance, National Association of Bank Women, Robert Morris Association, and the Arizona Employers' Association.

Don firmly believes career success is a choice. "You can choose to accept life as it comes to you or you can design it to come to you the way you want."

Jo Ann Moser
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Jo Ann MoserJo Ann has filled several roles in her career ranging from governmental operations to education at the college level. She is currently the Chairman of the Management Department at Collins College and serves on the Advisory Committee for the East Valley Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona. She has an excellent combination of educational background and work experience, with a track record of achieving results.

She has also utilized her accounting and auditing abilities, having served as a Program Auditor with the Office of Inspector General, United States Department of Agriculture. In this role, she received numerous accolades for her work including the USDA Secretary of Agriculture Award for Excellence, USDA Group Honor Award for Excellence in outstanding contributions to the department, and the award from the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency.  Jo Ann has a Master in Education and a BA in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis. She was also on the faculty at Susquehanna University of Pennsylvania.

Nina Koch
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Nina KochNina Koch has 17 years' experience in career management as an Independent Contractor as well as Consultant/Coach for some of the leading international outplacement firms in the country. She is adept at identifying client needs and tailoring productive job search and career planning strategies to meet those needs. Her success stories come from diverse industries including finance, technology, engineering, and transportation.

Much of Nina's earlier career was in sales training and management development roles at Chemical Bank in New York City. In 1988, she switched her focus to providing job search support for downsized employees, realizing her passion and skill for helping people reach their potential.

Nina has a .B.A. in Psychology from Bennington College and a teaching degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is certified in numerous career management programs and has served as adjunct faculty at Brooklyn Polytechnic University.

Barbara Limmer
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Barbara LimmerBarbara has10 years of corporate Human Resources experience in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training. She is a Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC).  Barbara coaches and consults with professionals and executives to assist them in planning and achieving their career advancement strategies and developing their marketing documents.

At the Thunderbird School of Global Management, she served as Director of Career Management Programs and Director of Alumni and Executive Career Management. She designed and taught courses and conducted workshops and forums to help improve student job search preparation and success.

Barbara has an M.A. in Organizational Psychology with emphases in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management from Columbia University. She earned certification in Business Career Counseling and Assessment.

Chris Natalini
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Jo Ann MoserChris Natalini brings more than 25 years in Corporate Human Resources with Fortune 500 multinationals.  Her industry background includes financial services with J.P. Morgan and T. Rowe Price and manufacturing with Honeywell International.  She has extensive International experience and has held leadership positions in many diverse HR disciplines including staffing, HR systems, and employee relations.  She has an expertise in change management, corporate restructuring, and process and system redesign and has led teams in corporate initiatives in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Chris is a certified Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC). She has extensive experience with "baby boomers" who want to transition from corporate careers focused on success to “second half” careers focused on significance. 

She is also Co-Founder and Assistant Director of the Community Volunteer Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where she coaches people through an assessment of their skills and abilities; then positions them with community organizations who can best utilize their talents.

Chris holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Compensation Professional.

Leslie Noyes
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Leslie Noyes has 18+ years of experience in customer service, training and development, staff recruitment, and management.
She spent the first half of her career with the Walt Disney Company in California before relocating to Phoenix, Arizona, when she joined the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the #1 ranked global business school. Leslie is the Director of Operations for Executive Education at Thunderbird, and is responsible for staff recruitment, management of operational staff, and ensuring corporate client retention. She graduated from Arizona State University West with a Bachelor degree in Communication Studies.



William "Bill" Shambrook
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Bill has extensive experience in Strategic Marketing Management, New Product and Business Development, Business/Strategic Planning, Project Management and Consulting in the electronics, life science, telecommunications, information technology and consumer product industries. He has worked both domestically and internationally and in multinational companies and start-ups. Most recently, he served as a Senior Marketing Director with a major career transition consulting firm.

Bill has held senior management positions with divisions of American Hospital Supply, Becton Dickinson, and Canadian General Electric. In addition, he started and built a successful telecommunications product and services firm. To complement his experience in the commercial world he served as a Senior Business Development Officer with the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago.

Bill’s interest in career planning and transition began in the 70’s when he developed and implemented a three-day career-planning workshop in conjunction with the HR department, of a major life sciences company. In the early 80’s, Bill along with two partners, built a service enabling corporations to access potential employees online. He also developed a consulting business built around the strategy of helping employers achieve and maintain employee “occupational congruence” to optimize the return on the human capital assets.

Bill has a B.A. in Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Toronto.

Melissa Hart
Executive Client Search Management Consultant

Jo Ann MoserMelissa Hart brings 20+ years of direct Human Resources and Organization Development experience with Fortune 500 companies.  Her experience is broad and captures her involvement with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and start-up businesses. She has a passion for leadership development and has considerable experience in designing talent management systems and succession planning processes, as well as coaching executives and assessing organizations for optimal effectiveness. 

She has helped clients in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors, as well as private and public organizations. Melissa also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College where she teaches Human Relations in Organizations within their business management program. She has extensive experience in helping both individuals and teams achieve greater operating effectiveness and gain valuable insights through coaching, development action planning, and customized training workshops.

Prior to starting her organizational development and human resources consulting firm, Melissa served as a Global Senior Executive with major manufacturing and technology companies in Arizona, Alabama, Illinois, and West Virginia.  Her diverse experience along with her broad industry knowledge and exposure make her very effective in coaching clients through career transitions and furthering their own growth and personal development.

Melissa earned her Masters degree in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations and her Bachelors degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.  Melissa is also certified in Emotional Intelligence, the Myers-Briggs system and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

Melissa is results-oriented and most passionate about helping both individuals and organizations achieve their fullest potential.  Compassionate in her approach, Melissa believes strongly in coaching individuals “back in control”…validating that “the best way to predict your future is to create it!”




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