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.
Carolyn Dewing-Hommes, Co-founder and 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.
Mitchell H. Dickey, PhD, Associated Partner
Mitch has more than 30 years of experience improving the effectiveness of individuals, teams, and larger systems. He focuses on making a concrete and substantial improvement in performance, and his experience encompasses undertaking original research, developing new diagnostic technologies and managerial tools, pushing the boundaries of current theory, coaching individual executives, and training others in specific intervention methods.
His experience covers the financial, media/entertainment, medical/life science, educational, environmental, insurance and professional services industries, as a researcher, coach, and consultant. His practical approach to leadership development integrates quantitative tools that yield unique insights about invisible interpersonal interactions on the one hand with methods that accelerate execution on the other.
His approach to organization-wide change benefited from having worked on company research with Michael Beer’s Organizational Fitness Profiling method at Harvard Business School, and from having managed change at an outpatient mental health clinic. His approach to coaching individuals stems in large part from award-winning research in emotional intelligence that was undertaken before the term was coined. He has authored book chapters and articles, and is a featured speaker on the intersection of business and psychology.
He has held teaching and research positions at Purdue and Yale Universities, and has a BA in English from Kenyon College and a PhD from in Psychology at Yale. He also undertook much of the MBA course work at Yale.
Will Rogers, Director – Business Development
Will Rogers is a senior media executive with over 20 years of experience leading business development teams for companies such as Time Inc., The Hearst Magazine Company, and Forbes Inc. Throughout his career, Will has led sales, marketing and development teams behind some of the leading print and on-line properties. From 2007 to 2009, Will led the New York office of Hoffman Media and launched two national brands in print and on-line; Cooking with Paula Deen, and Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade. His client relationships ranged from BMW, Mercedes, and Rolex, to Kraft, Nestle and Wal-Mart. Currently, in addition to his work for E Pluribus Partners, Will is the principal of Rogers Media Consulting and works with traditional and digital publishers to help them monetize their content. He is a graduate of Kenyon College.