Kevin Impelman, PhD and product development expert, joins Charlotte-based leadership advisory firm, Summit Leadership Partners, as the new Director of the firm’s Consulting Products & Services practice.

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Mr. Impelman brings almost 20 years of experience serving as a trusted advisor to global organizations on talent management and has conducted extensive research in developing and deploying C-suite and senior executive talent assessments for the purpose of leadership selection and development.

“Our business and team have been growing rapidly and we’re fortunate to welcome such an experienced and forward-looking thought leader like Kevin to help us develop and launch a new lineup of innovative products and services in 2021,” said Dan Hawkins, CEO, Summit Leadership Partners. “Kevin not only brings tremendous talent assessment and development experience, but with his added background in research and behavioral science, he will provide a science-backed and pragmatic approach to our service offerings.”

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Mr. Impelman will play an instrumental role at Summit Leadership Partners in numerous areas related to product development, assessment, technology, and product efficacy. He will partner with our consulting team and clients to provide customized solutions to meet their leadership and organization performance needs, while providing thought leadership and developing innovative services and products.

“I am thrilled to join such a fast-growing and talented team at Summit,” said Mr. Impelman. “Solving complex talent challenges to improve business outcomes has always been a driving focus for me. I’m looking forward to advance our thought leadership and impact at Summit by bringing to market an excellent new lineup of products and services for the company and their top-notch clients.”

Prior to joining Summit Leadership Partners, Mr. Impelman served as the VP of Consulting and R&D at Hollweg Assessment Partners, where he was responsible for consulting and research initiatives for individual and organizational consulting offerings.

Mr. Impelman also served as Executive Consultant Leader for IBM’s Talent Management division, where he led consulting engagements including large-scale assessment and selection systems, talent assessment and recruitment processes, survey and engagement projects, leadership development programs, and workforce analytics applications. While at IBM, Mr. Impelman led a team of senior consultants, was an active contributor in developing new offerings, and served as a Watson Trainer, providing behavioral science expertise to optimize IBM’s talent management offerings leveraging Artificial Intelligence.

His research has been published in several industry publications, he frequently presents at professional conferences and is a regular guest lecturer at local universities in Texas.

Mr. Impelman holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Texas, and a BA from Southern Methodist University. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Texas and is an active committee member for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

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