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 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.
Toll Free: (866) 466-1162
Phone: (918) 293-0500
Personal Profile: Travis Jones
Director, Career Transition Practice
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, Client Relations
Passionate in helping organizations become more effective in the management of their change management and culture. His areas of expertise includes talent acquisition and development, one-on-one coaching, assessment strategy, and job analysis. His goal is to enable and empower organizations to attract, retain, and develop their employees effectively.
Joshua’s expertise has been developed through his past experience of different consulting positions through Hogan Assessments and Human Capital Management Systems. He is certified in administering and interpreting the Hogan Assessments suite as well as the Hogan 360 tool.
Joshua’s Master’s in Clinical Mental Health and experience with working with fortune 500 companies gives him the unique ability to balance an organization’s strategic imperatives with human capital needs in this competitive landscape. His background in living in three different continents and fluency in 4 languages gives him a distinctive perspective in working with clients with local and global locations.
Toll Free: (866) 466-1162 ex. 212
Phone: (918) 293-0500 ex. 212
Personal Profile: Joshua Tanusaputra
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.
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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Phone: (918) 293-0500 ex. 210
Director of Client Services & Recruiting
Christina operates with passion and purpose to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
Phone: (866) 466-1162 ex. 230
Direct Line: (918) 872-0832
Personal Profile: Christina Federline
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)
Toll Free: (866) 466-1162
Phone: (918) 293-0500
Dr. Bill Young
Practice Leader, Leadership Development and Career Consulting
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’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 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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Charlotte has worked as a Consultant for the last 19 years for various Tulsa employers with an emphasis on leadership development including individual career coaching and improving employee performance. She has significant experience with employee outplacement programs offering career transitioning training through one on one consulting and conducting group programs.
Prior to that, she was employed by Williams for 23 years in Human Resources. Charlotte completed the Human Resource Leadership course at the University of Michigan, and she holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.
She currently serves on the board for Tulsa Ballet and Oklahoma Project Woman.
Toll Free: (866) 466-1162
Phone: (918) 293-0500
Mike todd (strategic Partner - Learning Unlimited)
Since joining Learning Unlimited Corporation (LUC) in 1999, Mike has focused on engaging clients and building long-term relationships.
In 2004, he became Partner & President of LUC, acquiring operational and strategic responsibilities. In 2012, he realized his long-held vision of becoming an Executive Coach by earning the Registered Corporate Coach™ RCC™ designation. He has since successfully logged hundreds of hours coaching leaders throughout the United States.
Mike is an Accredited Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Facilitator and Certified Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator™ also uniquely authorized to Certify learning and HR professionals in the same credential. He believes philosophically in strengths-based leadership and routinely employs the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment by Gallup.
Mike is a Certified Talent2Strength Coach & Facilitator™.
Phone: (918) 622-3292
National Search Team
Mike Duke, CPC
President, Recruiting Practice Leader - Tulsa Partner
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 Partner
Nancy has 10 plus years of combined corporate and search firm recruiting.
“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 - New Orleans Partner
John 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 Partner
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: Steve Ludlam
Sr. Partner - Arizona Affiliate
Stephen is a Senior Partners with the Professional Search for Career Development Partners. Stephen is a strategic and dynamic entrepreneur with a niche for consulting, as well as development and directing highly driven individuals.
Prior to coming to Career Development Partners, Stephen was the founder and President of the Elliott Consulting Group. Stephen is an intuitive talent consultant recognized as a diligent and assertive leader with an eye towards seeking and developing top talent.
For over 15 years, Stephen has been working in concert with top corporate managers nationwide in the areas of hiring, training and developing individuals in a variety of expertise. Stephen’s belief is that the key for a business to flourish boils down to “finding the right people for the right positions”. Without the right talent and skill sets for each position, the business entity’s strategies will never meet or exceed its monetary and growth expectations.
Phone: (866) 466-1162 ex. 256
Direct Line: (480) 309-6480
Personal Profile: Stephen Samborski
Executive Sourcing Consultant
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.
Phone: (866) 466-1162 ex. 224
Direct Line: (918) 771-0156
International Recruiting Executive
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.
Phone: (866) 466-1162
Direct Line: (918) 924-5908