Our Team

Michael Lee Stallard, Co-founder and President

Michael speaks, teaches, coaches and consults for clients of E Pluribus Partners.  He is the primary author of the book Fired Up or Burned Out, and a contributor to several books including What Managers Say, What Employees Hear: Connecting With Your Front Line (So They’ll Connect with Customers) and the American Society for Training and Development’s Handbook on Leadership Development. 

Articles written by Michael or about his work have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Leader to Leader Journal, Human Resource Executive, Leadership Excellence, Fox Business Now, Training Industry Quarterly, Capital (Dubai), Rotman (Canada), The Economic Times (India), Developing HR Strategy Journal (UK), Shukan Diayamondo (Japan), and Outlook Business for Decision Makers (India).   He has spoken at conferences organized by the Conference Board, the Corporate Executive Board, the Human Capital Institute, Fortune magazine, the Innovation Council and the World Presidents Organization. Michael is a faculty member of the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) and he has been a guest lecturer at many universities including the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, TCU’s Neeley School of Business, and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. 

Prior to founding E Pluribus Partners, Michael was chief marketing officer for the private wealth management businesses of Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab. The programs identified and implemented by the team he assembled and led at Morgan Stanley contributed to doubling the business unit's revenues over a two-and-a-half year period. The practices he and his team developed became the genesis for his approach to elevating the productivity and innovation of individuals and organizations. Earlier in his career, Michael worked as an executive in marketing and finance positions at Texas Instruments, Van Kampen Investments and Barclays Bank, PLC. Michael received a B.S. in marketing from Illinois State University, an M.B.A. from University of Texas Permian Basin, and a J.D. from DePaul University Law School. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1991.  Michael is married and has two daughters.



Jason Pankau, Co-founder and Partner 

Jason speaks, teaches, coaches and consults for E Pluribus Partners’ clients.  He is a co-author of the book Fired Up or Burned Out and a chapter in the book What Managers Say, What Employees Hear: Connecting With Your Front Line (So They’ll Connect with Customers). His work has appeared in the media including in Leader to Leader and Leadership Excellence.  Jason has been a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and he has spoken and/or taught seminars at a wide variety of organizations including General Re, Johnson & Johnson, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and NASA. 

Jason is also the president of Life Spring Network, a Christian organization that trains and coaches pastors and church leaders. He is the author of the book Beyond Self Help and several seminars on leadership, marriage, and discipleship that he teaches throughout North America. Jason has started churches and served as a pastor focused on mentoring and leadership development. 

Jason earned a B.S. from Brown University in business economics and organizational behavior/ management. He was captain and pre-season All-American linebacker in football, school record holder in discus, and national qualifier in track while at Brown. Jason earned a Masters of Divinity from Southern Theological Seminary and completed required coursework for a doctorate in leadership at Gordon-Conwell. Jason is married and has two daughters and two sons. 



Katharine P. Stallard, Partner

Katie is a gifted connector, speaker and teacher. Audiences and seminar participants enjoy her sense of humor and practical advice. She brings diverse experience in marketing, administration, business and non-profit organizations to her role. Katie worked in marketing for Tyndale House Publishers, a leading global Christian book publisher, a Forbes 400 family helping to manage their diverse holdings and leads communications for a highly regarded church in Greenwich, Connecticut. She also has extensive experience helping and serving on the boards of education and social sector organizations. Katie graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois with a degree in business administration.



Todd W. Hall, PhD, Chief Scientist

Todd speaks, coaches, and consults for E Pluribus Partners’ clients.  A research and clinical psychologist, Todd has 20+ years experience helping individuals and teams thrive.  He is a regular contributor to the Human Capital Institute and ConnectionCulture.com.

Todd’s client work focuses on three areas.  He coaches leaders, helping them to leverage their core motivations and develop their relational expertise so they can facilitate a culture of connection.  He works with teams to align people’s core motivations with organizational goals and to develop strong relationships that fuel collaboration around those goals.  In addition, Todd develops research-based assessment tools and practices to provide organizations with actionable knowledge that translates into improved performance.   He is a co-developer of the MCORE, a proprietary assessment of core motivation that combines narrative and quantitative methodologies.

Todd has been privileged to consult with start-ups, government agencies, non-profits, and for-profits, including the National Institute for Mental Health, the Salvation Army, VHA Corp., New York City Leadership Center, Moody Press, Pruvio, and numerous universities.

Todd has presented research at the American Psychological Association (APA), and received the early career award from APA's division for the psychology of religion and spirituality.  He is a licensed psychologist in California, and teaches psychology at Biola University.  Todd holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Biola University and a doctoral specialization in measurement and psychometrics from UCLA.

Prior to teaching and consulting, Todd served on active duty in the Army as a clinical psychologist.  He and his wife, Liz, of 23 years have two teen-aged sons and enjoy traveling and hanging out together at Disneyland (his favorite ride is the Cars ride at California Adventure).



Carolyn Dewing-Hommes, Co-Founder and Associated Partner

Carolyn teaches and coaches for clients of E Pluribus Partners. She is the co-author of Fired Up or Burned Out. Prior to E Pluribus, Carolyn had a 20-year career in international private and corporate banking. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President with HSBC in the Global Private Bank managing an international practice that covered clients in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In addition to managing a team of private bankers and over $2 billion in assets, Carolyn was also personally responsible for some of the regions’ most important ultra high net worth clients.  

Prior to HSBC, Carolyn had a career with Citigroup spanning over 15 years and four continents.  She worked for Citigroup in New York, Sao Paulo, London and Hong Kong holding various front line and leadership positions in the corporate and private bank. While at Citi she also led a consulting project on high performance teams on behalf of the bank’s Chairman and executive committee.  

Carolyn holds a M.A. from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.  She is fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese.  She has long had an interest in creating engaging work environments that improve productivity, employee satisfaction, and customer loyalty.



George Faller, Associated Partner

George trains and coaches leaders how to connect, inspire and build trust with the people they lead.  George works as a coach and therapist to scores of leaders and Wall Street executives, serves as a marriage consultant and conference leader to the U.S. Military, NYPD, and NYFD, and trains therapists from around the globe.  

George is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Connecticut and New York, an AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy) Supervisor, and an Emotionally Focused Certified Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer. Additionally, he is Director of Training at the Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal, founder and President of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and he teaches at the Ackerman Institute in Manhattan. George holds a B.A. in Political Science from Queens College and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College, where he graduated at the top of his class

George has been a featured guest on NBC Nightly News, which can be viewed at this link: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/40499476#40499476



Katie Russell – Digital Marketing Specialist

Katie Russell is a digital marketing specialist and guides E Pluribus Partners’ social media and digital communications strategy. She has advised organizations across a variety of industries on engaging and growing online communities, in addition to traditional marketing and public relations campaigns. Katie holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in marketing from Texas Christian University.