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.’
CEOTravis 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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Phone: (918) 293-0500
Personal Profile: Travis Jones
Director, Career Transition PracticeRick 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 Client Services & RecruitingChristina 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
Personal Profile: Christina Federline
Media AdministratorRachelle 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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Office AdministratorElizabeth 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 DevelopmentDr. 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.
Executive ConsultantDebra 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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Executive ConsultantJane 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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National Search Team
Mike Duke, CPC
President, Recruiting Practice Leader - Tulsa PartnerMike 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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Direct Line: (918) 924-5698
Personal Profile: Mike Duke
Recruiting Executive - Tulsa PartnerNancy 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
Personal Profile: Nancy Karrer
Recruiting Executive - Tulsa Partner
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Direct Line: (918) 973-2626
Personal Profile: Trey Bowen
Recruiting Executive - New Orleans PartnerJohn Long is a multi-million dollar biller and has over 30 years in Engineering and Technology recruitment. This includes both direct hire and contract placement of business professionals on a nationwide basis. He has trained and mentored junior level recruiters as a recruiting and division manager for large national staffing organizations. John’s industry knowledge includes Information Technology, Manufacturing and Automation and Aerospace. John believes in strong long lasting relationships with his candidates and clients and works hard to bring them together for a mutually beneficial outcome. He resides in the New Orleans area and is an active member and volunteer of his community’s business council and art association.
Phone: (866) 466-1162
Direct Line: 985-710-5555
Personal Profile: John Long
Recruiting Executive - Ohio PartnerAs 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
Personal Profile: Greta Guimond
Sr. Recruiting Executive - South Eastern USA Affiliate
Steve Ludlam is a Senior Recruiting Executive working with top candidates across multiple job functions / categories in the healthcare, financial, environmental services and food & Beverage industries. He successfully and consistently provides desired results via strong skills / expertise in sourcing, interviewing & recommending key clinical and non-clinical professionals. His experience includes 16 years of physician / staff recruitment, hospital and physician practice leadership, healthcare consulting and international healthcare recruitment roles plus 16 years of experience in automated technology sales and services. Having been in healthcare management roles, he knows what healthcare leadership and clinician candidates’ face in today’s changing service delivery environments and what they seek to satisfy patient care service needs. He truly enjoys the head hunting process, filling new positions in corporate, financial, environmental, food & beverage, hospital or clinic settings, digging into a search, identifying great candidates and counseling / assisting the client, the candidate and the candidate’s families to obtain an exciting job in a community they can thrive in. Creative and resourceful, he is an articulate & effective presenter, negotiator and coalition builder who develops synergy and rapport with persons of all levels and backgrounds. Steve is a University of Alabama and Boston University graduate in Healthcare Administration. He and his wife, Carolyn, have a son & his family in Nashville, TN and a daughter in Birmingham, Al.
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Direct Line: (601) 573-4490
Personal Profile: Greta Guimond
Sr. Recruiting Executive/Business Strategist
Johnny Furlong brings 21 years of business knowledge and expertise.
As a Personnel Consultant, Johnny delivers strategic talent to his clients. His strength is to add value through understanding what his clients need both in skill and best fit for the company culture. Johnny is a trusted advisor to Owners, Executives, and Managers for executive searches and business strategic planning. Johnny is energized through connecting with people and seeing them succeed.
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Direct Line: (253) 234-7450
Executive Sourcing ConsultantSolomon 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 ExecutiveShajitha 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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Direct Line: (918) 924-5908