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PA: Executive Separations: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

  • November 12, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Storeroom Solutions, 100 Matsonford Rd, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Radnor, PA 19087

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Confront the cold hard facts: One of your top executives isn’t performing.  Maybe they are so well liked, you’ve been hoping for some improvement.  Maybe they are hugely valuable but are so disliked and continually damage morale that they are becoming a liability to the company.  What to do?

Join us as we walk through the four major steps in separating key executives from an organization:


In addition to helping you get to “the decision,” we’ll explore:  how to evaluate implications, execution and best practices in terms of communications, and ways to ensure a successful transition.

Rob Rosend, Vice President of Human Resources for Storeroom Solutions, will lead and host the meeting at the company’s corporate headquarters in Radnor.  Assisting in the discussion will be Mitch Wienick, CEO of Kelleher Associates, a highly-regarded career transition management and executive coaching firm in King of Prussia.  Mitch has worked with a wide variety of companies and individuals, helping them through the separation process.

During this roundtable discussion, participants will learn various approaches and techniques that can be utilized in executive terminations in order to minimize distractions, maintain business focus, and avoid costly litigation.

8 - 8:30 am - Gathering
8:30 - 9:30 am - Discussion
Rob Rosend, CEO Trustee, Vice President, Human Resources for Storeroom Solutions


As President/CEO of Kelleher Associates, Mitch Wienick is responsible for business development and counseling of executives in transition as well as proactive performance improvement and development coaching of high-potential senior executive clients. Prior to joining Kelleher Associates, Mitch was a “backed executive” with Willis Stein & Associates, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Mitch is also the former President, CEO, and member of the Board of Directors of CDI Corporation (NYSE: CDI), a multinational provider of customized staffing, search, and outsourced engineering and information technology services. Mitch joined CDI Corporation from his role as President of Ameritech Consumer Services, the largest business unit of Ameritech Corporation.  Upon joining Ameritech, he launched Ameritech's Small Business Services Division and grew it to $1.7 billion in annual revenues, while conceiving and leading Ameritech's entry into the security monitoring business.  Prior to working at Ameritech Corporation, Mitch held senior executive positions at Borden Inc., where he was Senior Group Vice President, Dairy Products, and at Kraft Foods, where he served as President of the Refrigerated Products Division then President of the Grocery Products Division. Mitch started his career with Procter & Gamble where he served in a series of marketing management roles with responsibility for such well known national consumer brands as Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, Jif Peanut Butter, Crisco Shortening, and Folgers Coffee. Mitch holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Brooklyn College and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cielo, Inc., a global leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing services and an Accel-KKR portfolio company, and the Atlantic Community Bankers Bank, a Pennsylvania state-chartered Federal Reserve member bank providing financial services to over 300 shareholder community banks.

A seasoned HR professional, Rob Rosend has more than 35 years of experience across a broad range of organizational settings. Currently, Rob is Vice President, Human Resources for Storeroom Solutions, a company that provides MRO/Indirect materials management services for a wide variety of manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and educational organizations.  Before joining Storeroom, he was an Executive HR Consultant focused on entrepreneurial companies that needed the right HR strategies and best practices to manage their rapid growth. Prior to that, in 2002, Rob founded HR Impact, an HR outsourcing company that provided HR services to small and medium-sized businesses.   Rob has been a senior HR officer for Aetna, Vice President of HR for U.S. Healthcare (which was acquired by Aetna in 1996), and has held various HR positions at Shared Medical Systems (now Siemens) and Perkin-Elmer. While with Aetna, he helped improve financial results by leading high-performance and customer-based quality initiatives within his region. During his last two years at Aetna, Rob was instrumental in reorganizing the company's HR organization and implementing a new tiered service center delivery model that significantly lowered cost and reduced HR headcount.  As Vice President of HR for U.S. Healthcare, he was a key contributor in reshaping the HR function during a period of rapid, entrepreneurial growth.  Rob has been a guest speaker for the Institute for International Research on Corporate Culture and has lectured at Villanova and West Chester University on a variety of HR topics.  He was also a featured author in “Management Consulting Thought Leadership” published by Aspatore Books. Rob received a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's degree in counseling psychology from Ball State University.

Questions?  Contact Lisa Carnesi.

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