Providing solutions. Impacting lives. To serve God by being faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to our care. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Career Development Partners and to serve our market with relevant talent management services: Search, leadership development, career transition and practical retirement coaching. Our team has a combined total of over 300 years in Human Resources and Recruiting. We believe that ‘People are Worth the Investment.’
Travis has been an entrepreneur and business owner in Tulsa for over 30 years. He is a well-known community servant and is dedicated to providing world-class service for everyone we encounter at Career Development Partners.
Travis is a career transitions coach, certified Life Options Retirement Coach and is certified to facilitate and deliver the Manager As Coach Learning Series (MACLS) through CPI. He has served on the board of Career Partners International (CPI) and is an equity partner in CPI, offering a global reach with over 270 offices in 45 countries.
Prior to Career Development Partners, Travis served as President of Personnel Consultants, a professional staffing and placement company which consisted of 6 offices located in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Under his leadership, Personnel Consultants was the recipient of Inc. Magazine’s Award for the 135th fastest growing privately held business in America in addition to being named by Oklahoma Business Monthly as one of the best companies to work for in Oklahoma. He sold the company in October 2005 and purchased Career Development Partners in November 2005.
Today we provide services in all of Oklahoma and NW Arkansas and globally through our CPI Partners. Travis serves on the Board at Oklahoma Ethics, New Life Ranch and is a proud member of Tulsa Executives Association (TEA) and is active with several other organizations serving the community and beyond.
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President and COO
Bruce Riggs serves as the president and COO of Career Development Partners and president of The Sales Coaching Group™. Bruce is a trained executive with 3 decades and 60,000 hours of real-world experience serving start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. He works with executive level (C-Suite) and emerging leaders.
Bruce completed post-academic work in Management Leadership Research at the renowned Tepper School of Business. (Carnegie Mellon University) and completed an MBA in 1996.
He has a diverse and highly successful background working with start-up, mid-size, and Fortune 100 companies. He brings a unique perspective to clients throughout the United States. He teaches leaders how to grow and thrive in environments in which people can operate at their best.
Riggs innovative views has earned him invitations to speak with an array of leaders including corporate, entrepreneurs, military and government organizations.
Early in Bruce’s career, He established a foundation while serving in the United States Air Force. The Air Force defined the benefits of education, discipline and hard work. He was selected as an “Airman of the Year” nominee in 1987.
His academic qualifications include a BS in Business from The University of the State of New York, a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Nazarene University, an Advanced MBA Certification from the Freeman School of Business (Tulane University), and post academic work at the Tepper School of Business (Carnegie Mellon University) in Management Leadership Research.
He served companies in the Orthopedic, Neurology, and Cardiovascular markets and was twice selected “Salesman of the Year” for a Fortune 100 company. He later was recruited to Medrad Inc., a subsidiary of Bayer Healthcare. While at Bayer, he served as the North American Sales Manager for a fast growing strategic business unit. The SBU consistently met and exceeded growth expectations. He was selected by his peers as the “most valuable player” in 2006.
Bruce’s teaching experience is well documented; as a senior adjunct professor for nearly two decades. Bruce has published 7 books including the popular series, I Didn’t Sign Up …(4 books), and Mediocrity the Monster Within published in 2017.
Bruce founded The Sales Coaching Group™ and PerformOne Training Group™ located in Tulsa, OK. In 2017, he joined Career Development Partners™.
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Director, Career Transition Practice
Rick has been a career consultant for over 20 years, serving a very broad-based and diverse clientele. His specialties include effective group facilitation, one-on-one coaching and consultation at all levels including senior executives.
Rick has achieved the prestigious designation of Certified Master Career Transition Consultant through Career Partners International. He is a Certified Life Options Retirement Coach and certified coach and facilitator for the Manager As Coach Learning Series (MACLS).
Rick’s passion is coaching individuals through career transitions, developing career management strategies and in identifying and sharpening competencies to open doors to new opportunities. His efforts have assisted thousands of individuals achieve their full potential.
Rick’s background in human resources, recruiting, career planning, corporate training and line management in manufacturing gives him a unique perspective in helping transitioning individuals identify core competencies that have high value in the marketplace.
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Director of Business Development
Hello, my name is Rick Coltman, and I am responsible for improving your business with great outcomes when it comes to your hiring, inspiring, firing and retiring your greatest assets: YOUR PEOPLE
Whether you need a great candidate, world-class training and coaching in leadership development, or saying ‘good-bye’ to current employees, we can help you make these transitions in a professional manner.
These processes may appear very challenging; however, we will walk you through every single step.
I have over 30 years of experience in bringing to business owners and managers the solutions they are looking for in the transition of people. My focus has always been on your needs. I would love to connect.
Please take a moment and pick up the phone and let’s talk about how I can help you save money and precious time and energy in your ‘people’ business. You can reach me at (918) 293-0500 x217. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Director of Client Services & Recruiting
Christina Federline is a dedicated and results oriented recruiting executive delivering the highest standards of quality, performance and integrity. With over 15 years’ industry experience, combined with the comprehensive resources made available through Career Development Partners, Christina brings innovative and strategic solutions to companies and job seekers alike. As part of an extended nation-wide network of top performing recruiters, Christina provides the tools, resources and search strategies necessary to generate maximized results.
Christina operates with passion and purpose to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
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Direct Line: (918) 872-0832
Director of Business Services
Nancy Love is the office manager, book keeper, scheduler, planner, organizer, hostess and problem solver. Nancy is passionate about the people that come into our office and takes care of them like honored guests.
Nancy has been with Career Development Partners since 2007 and her background is in staffing management and accounting.
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Rachelle brings to Career Development Partners a unique blend of professional talents. Most recently she has focused on media production, social media optimization, graphic design and studio production, both live and live-to-tape.
Since 2010 Rachelle has worked in Academia as a Teaching Assistant and Director/Producer/Webmaster for RSU Public TV winning several awards along the way. Several of her most noteworthy projects include producing and directing a local high school academic game show, directing a live-to-tape current affairs program and managing all the logistics involved in design, production, direction and promotion.
Rachelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Graphic Design from Rogers State University. Her awards include: 2015 Bronze Telly Award, Tulsa Tonight (March 2015) Best Special Event: UHF Celebration; National Educational Telecommunications Association, (October 2014) First Place OSTICQA PR Competition (September 2011)
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Elizabeth brings more than a cheerful smile to Career Development Partners. Prior to Career Development Partners, she spent the last five years as a Corporate Investigator overseeing internal and external theft and fraud research as well as customer service for a large national retail chain. Her people, corporate, and research skills will be valued as a member of the Career Development Partners team.
After 16 years away from her native Tulsa, Elizabeth returned to be closer to her family. She is the proud mother of two wonderful children, Sarah and John, and is happily married to her husband, Larry Dexheimer.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Memphis. When asked why she enjoys working for Career Development Partners she stated, “I enjoy working with people and look forward to having the opportunity to invest in the lives of our clients and candidates.”
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Dr. Bill Young
Practice Leader, Leadership Development
Dr. Bill Young founded Career Development Partners (then called Career Development Services) in 1988. He is widely regarded as an expert in succession planning, coaching and leadership development.
Bill has received many awards for excellence in human resources. When Travis Jones purchased Career Development Partners, Bill re-joined the team to lead the leadership development practice. He is involved in ongoing executive coaching and succession planning for clients of Career Development Partners.
Bill received his doctorate in counseling psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is certified in the New Horizons Retirement Coaching, Myers Briggs Type Indicator and by the Center for Creative Leadership in all their 360 multi-rater products.
Dr. Bill is a proud recipient of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association’s Excellence Award as well as the Oklahoma Excellence in Human Resources Management Award presented by the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resources Management. Bill currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of The Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa.
Debra is passionate about helping others determine the best career path that will enhance their lives. Debra joined the CDP team in November of 2012 sharing her skills in coaching/consulting, both in a group and one-on-one setting. Her areas of expertise include career/job search skills, business development, outplacement training/consulting and executive coaching.
Debra’s knowledge and experience is built of a foundation of owning 2 successful businesses; one business was as co-owner/business manager of a dinner theatre and the other was as co-founder/president of a coaching/consulting company working with youth on their transition skills into “the real world.”
Debra has been involved in the Tulsa community for more than 30 years and has served in various leadership roles which include President/Board member of the Tulsa Education Fund, Board Member of the Tulsa Area Book Bank and a member of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association. Debra’s creative approach to training, coaching and business development is enhanced by her background in theatre.
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Jane Noble has over 20 combined years’ experience in Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, 15 of which were with a Fortune 500 energy company. Her strengths are in the areas of performance improvement, coaching, strategy development, facilitation, training, and change management.
Jane worked for Williams and its spin-off, WPX Energy, for 17 years. She was an Organization Development Management Consultant, Human Resources Business Partner and for the final four years managed the Environmental, Health and Safety Management Framework. Earlier in her career she worked in Human Resources in a local government setting.
Jane has a Master of Science, Management from Southern Nazarene University and is certified in the following: Myers-Briggs – Levels I and II; Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR); Targeted Selection (behavior-based) Interviewing; Lominger Leadership Architect; PMI Project Management; Low Elements Ropes Course Facilitator.
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Leadership Coach - NW Arkansas
Ron has worked over the last several years as a Leadership and Culture Consultant for Dilbert Consulting Group. He has worked with developing programs and developing leaders at both not for profits and for profit organizations. In his spare time Ron has volunteered his time helping military families overcome the challenges that deployments bring to the family.
Ron has a Bachelor of Science, from Hofstra University and has multiple certifications in Leadership Training and Coaching.
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National Search Team
Mike Duke, CPC
President, Recruiting Practice Leader - Tulsa Partner
Mike is a Certified Personnel Consultant and President of Professional Search for Career Development Partners. Mike is a successful entrepreneur and people developer.
Prior to coming to Career Development Partners, Mike was the founder and President of Influencing Leadership, Inc. Mike is an innovative talent management consultant recognized as a dynamic trainer, speaker and a dedicated leader who gets results.
For over twenty years Mike has been bringing positive change to corporate leaders in the area of hiring, training, and developing people. He says, “You can boil any business down to three basic strategies: Products, Profits and People. Out of these, the people strategy is the most important. If you don’t hire the right people, none of the other strategies will work.”
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Recruiting Executive - Tulsa Partner
Vanessa joined Career Development Partners in September of 2013 to broaden the services offered by our firm. In this candidate-centric role, Vanessa enables us to be more personal to an individual who is going through change and make that process less stressful.
Vanessa brings over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. Her background is primarily in the home improvement and hospitality industries, most recently as Corporate Sales for Best Western and Microtel.
Vanessa has been active in prison re-entry ministry since 2009. She is committed to reducing the recidivism rate in our state and helping the former offender begin a new season in their lives. She feels it begins with a strong spiritual foundation and education.
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Recruiting Executive - Tulsa Partner
Nancy has 10 plus years of combined corporate and search firm recruiting. Familiar Industries/specialties include Oil/Gas, IT (infrastructure, hardware development), Manufacturing, Human Resources, Aerospace, Real Estate, Communications, and Food and Beverage.
“Nancy is a polished professional. She is focused and goal oriented. She came on board and hit the ground running making her first placement in her first 7 days after starting. She has built great relationships with her clients and moved them forward with strong consulting. She is a professional that stands out of pack and is a top performer.” -Mike Duke at Career Development Partners.
On a more personal note, Nancy is married to a great guy and has two precious daughters. She enjoys bicycling and races for Team Isocentric, the only full women’s racing team in Oklahoma.
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Direct Line: (918) 739-8316
Tara’s day includes contacting candidates and setting up phone interviews, followed by coordinating face-to-face interviews if requested. She handles all the applicant tracking for Nancy Karrer.
Tara is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has one daughter.
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Recruiting Executive - Tulsa Partner
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Recruiting Executive - Colorado Partner
Before getting into recruiting in 2006, Reinhold had a distinguished career in Engineering, Operations, Business Ownership and Business Management. He has BSME and MSME degrees, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt professional. He was an active Registered Professional Engineer while working in the field. He has worked in companies of all sizes, from small companies to multi-division international corporations.
All his previous Manufacturing experience was great preparation for his recruiting career. He has the ability to see the job through the eyes of the hiring manager and deliver “Bulls Eye” candidates.
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Recruiting Executive - Ohio Partner
As an Executive Recruiter…my goal is to think differently, act differently, and achieve superior outcomes as a result. I align myself with the best professionals in order to find, engage, and ultimately hire top talent! Over the past 20 (something) years my goal has been to develop an expertise in all aspects of Recruitment life cycle. For my clients my goal is “Fast and Accurate”.
I work hard to bring qualified candidate in as short amount of time as possible. For my candidates, my goal is “Career Transitions That Make Sense”. I will make sure the opportunities I present you are not only great matches for your skill but for your career.
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Direct Line: 740-336-1278
Doris De Guia
Recruiting Executive - Florida Partner
Doris de Guia is a self-motivated, goal-oriented and passionate recruiting professional with over 25 years with leadership roles in sales, management, training and recruitment. She has over 14 successful years focused on recruitment within various industries: Architectural, Automation, Aerospace, Civil engineering, Information Technology, Oil, Gas (Upstream & Midstream) Medical and Pharmaceutical.
Doris’ combination of a common-sense approach, industry intelligence, enthusiasm, and her “contagious” high energy are the keys to her success! She always treats her clients’ HR needs with great sense of urgency. She is passionate about helping professionals achieve their career goals and finding the best talents for her clients. She says, recruitment is a very rewarding and self-fulfilling career because she touches people’s lives in a very personal way.
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar.
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Direct Line: (727) 512-9720
Executive Recruiter - Chicago Partner
Cindy is a proven Recruiting Professional with over 10 years’ experience providing qualified candidates to a broad scope of companies with talent needs. While specializing in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries, she manages the coordinating of all recruitment activity at the Bench, Management and Executive level. She works closely with clients to understand current and future needs of the business, providing the best talent for the job in either a contract or direct hire engagement.
On the candidate side, her goal is to make career transitions easy by providing resume and interview coaching, finding the right opportunity and ensuring the proper fit for candidate and client alike.
Since early 2014, Cindy has tapped into a very elite group of PhD level professionals with strong experience in CRISPR gene editing tools and techniques. Cindy is a confident and energetic Recruiter, establishing relationships that last and providing expert recruiting solutions.
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Direct Line: (708) 606-9700
Executive Sourcing Consultant
Solomon is a passionate and creative business professional creating business and opportunities for people in India. He believes in being a blessing to the world through all his business endowers.
He has been managing projects for Career Development Partners since 2007. One of his important projects has been managing a team of researchers to find candidates for all the job openings that CDP is working.
Because of the solid relationships built with Solomon and the India team, Career Development Partners has decided to open a branch office in India. This office will now serve as the Executive Search office for the India business community.
Solomon has wide exposure in both business and technology world, due to his nature of exploring various fields on web. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology degree from Karunya University, India, MBA in Finance and is currently pursuing his research in Predictive analytic in Human Capital Management. His exposure and knowledge in the field of information technology is his greatest strength.
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Direct Line: (918) 771-0156
International Recruiting Executive
Shajitha Esther Ibrahim is integrity-driven and a versatile professional working as an International Network Recruiter. Her primary expertise is in Search and she is part of a network of 1100 partners within the United States. She heads up the Global search focusing mainly in North American market and now expanding to Latin America, Europe and Middle-East. Her accomplishments geographically both regionally and nationally has helped her clients to successfully fill critical openings and top grade their current teams.
Shajitha enjoys partnering with those who are passionate about what they do and be their trusted advisor. As part of her Global Search expansion and expertise, she is currently visiting Bogota, Colombia partnering with Altos Ejecutivos who is also a CPI firm.
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Manager Business Development, CDP India
Account Manager, US and Indian Recruitment