In growing our capabilities to build mentoring initiatives and help companies customize mentoring at work solutions, we reached out to a group of exceptional leaders from Google to Anthem, former Chief Diversity Officer of Coca Cola, Cook Ross and more to serve as official advisors to Twomentor. We are so honored to introduce Twomentor’s advisors to you:

Stephen Brenninkmeijer

Stephen is a private investor with interests in impact investing and education.

For 30 years he was involved in the family retail business and now holds governance positions within the organisation. He has been involved in impact investing since 2002 and founded Willows Investments in 2008 with the aim of supporting promising ventures with a social mission.

He serves on the boards of Social Stock Exchange (UK), responsAbility AG (Zurich) and Sutton Trust (UK). He is on the supervisory board of the European Climate Foundation (The Hague) and is a trustee of The Mentoring Foundation (UK). He is on the advisory boards of Auticon (UK) and Econnoa GmbH (Germany).

Steve Bucherati

Steve brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to his current role as President of The Bucherati Group, LLC, including more than a decade as the Global Chief Diversity Officer for The Coca-Cola Company, working across more than 200 countries.

Steve brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to his current role as President of The Bucherati Group, LLC, including more than a decade as the Global Chief Diversity Officer for The Coca-Cola Company, working across more than 200 countries.

Steve’s team at The Bucherati Group consults with clients nationally and globally and possesses significant experience in leading global Diversity & Inclusion efforts, including women’s and U.S.-based multicultural initiatives. The team also has deep expertise in conducting D&I organizational assessments, talent acquisition, talent management, organization development, change management, and leadership development functions across a number of industries and Fortune 500 companies.

During Steve’s tenure at Coca-Cola, the company’s diversity programs were critical components of the broader marketing strategy and were directly responsible for driving sustainable growth and market penetration for its global brands.

During Steve’s tenure, Coca-Cola’s diversity, inclusion and workplace fairness programs were recognized by external organizations as best-in-class, winning numerous external awards and recognition, including the prestigious Catalyst Award in 2013 for its Global Women’s Initiative, which Coca-Cola implemented across all 200+ countries in which it operates, as well as recognition as a top company for diversity from organizations such as Black Enterprise, The Human Rights Campaign and the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility.

In addition to his consulting practice work, Steve was an invitee to the Obama White House on multiple occasions to provide counsel on D&I issues, and is also a frequent speaker and presenter on diversity, inclusion, workplace fairness. He currently serves on the Advisory Circle for TwoMentor, the Advisory Board for InclusionVentures, the Advisory Board for Kanarys, and is the former Board Chair for the Center for Workplace Compliance.

Gretchen Garrigues

EVP & Global Chief Marketing Officer
Manulife | First Data | GE Capital

Gretchen is a Global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) specializing in financial services, insurance and fintech with 20 years’ experience working for three world-class, Fortune 500, public companies: Manulife, First Data and GE Capital.

Gretchen has proven expertise transforming global marketing to enable companies to navigate large scale change. Most recently, Gretchen was EVP & Global Chief Marketing Officer for Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC), a $45B global financial services firm (that acquired US-based John Hancock in 2004) providing financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions ($1 trillion in AUM).

As Manulife’s first Global CMO, Gretchen led Marketing, Communications and Customer Experience. A member of the senior leadership team, Gretchen managed a $500M budget and led a staff of 4 Divisional CMOs and a global team of 1,600 marketers.

Gretchen led Manulife’s award-winning global brand refresh in Q4’18, launching a new master brand with simplified architecture. She also implemented NPS globally, shifting digital market efforts to focus on the customer experience.

Prior to Manulife, Gretchen was the Global CMO for First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC), a $12B global leader in payment technology. Gretchen directed the marketing efforts to deliver on First Data’s $3B IPO. She also strengthened the brand, grew new product demand using predictive modeling and improved sales productivity with new digital, interactive, customer-facing tools.

Gretchen cultivated her deep financial services experience over a 16-year tenure with GE Capital (NYSE: GE), a $46B financial services company, where she led marketing teams with increasing scope, budget, and staff for multiple GE Capital businesses, including GE Commercial Finance, GE Corporate Lending, GE Equity and GE Consumer Finance.

Gretchen lived and worked in Europe (10 years) and worked extensively in Asia. She has dual citizenship in the U.S. and France. Gretchen speaks fluent French and is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She also holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Erin Cooper

Erin Cooper is a finance and treasury executive who has achieved notable recognition over 23 years building and leading top-performing, efficient and cost-effective operations for global organizations.

She served as Director of Corporate Treasury at Blackboard and Treasurer at Digital Intelligence Systems. She is a multifaceted professional, known for her strong background in bridging foreign languages and finance operations to open needed dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion in historically one dimensional professions. She holds a masters in Spanish Linguistics from The Pennsylvania State University and not only speaks Spanish with native proficiency but also speaks Italian, Portuguese and French and as she puts it, “dabbles in” Farsi and Arabic.

It is her drive to push the envelope and think outside the box that has always been at the core of her mission to encourage others to be courageous and limitless. Erin leads organizations in change management strategies that focus on creativity, sensitivity and mentoring to illustrate there is always more than one path to a goal. “Create a vision, embark on the mission and achieve a endless array of success” is the inspirational message Erin infuses into corporate cultures. She is Strategic Financial Advisor to Julie Kantor, CEO of Twomentor, LLC and Corporate Business Advisor to Rehoboth Global Solutions, LLC.

Jenn Crenshaw

Jenn is a Vice President of Human Resources with Anthem, INC.

She serves on the senior leadership team of both the government business division and the commercial and specialty business division. Her team of human resource business partners are responsible to execute the human capital strategy for over 30,000 associates delivering over $70B in annual revenue. Additionally, Jenn is the majority partner in a new organization providing transition support services to our military service members. Regroup Veteran Solutions is in their first year of operations, delivering practical solutions to companies that seek to employ veterans and delivering supportive services to veterans who seek a transition into the private sector. While on the executive leadership team of New Signature, a technology systems integrator, Jenn designed the team’s strategic planning process, leadership operating framework, and performance management system.

Jenn is known as an innovator, not afraid to take risks and to trust her team to find solutions. Over the past 10 years Jenn has provided board leadership to a few non-profits. Multi-cultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (South Florida), and Year Up National Capital Region Alumni. Jenn earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Society of Human Resources Management; she’s remained a certified member in good standing since 1999. She is a graduate of the Center for Leadership program at Florida International University, earned her Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Villanova University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Messiah College.

Prior to Wharton, Jenna worked at Goodwill Industries International where she helped build relationships with key partners and secure over $33M to advance Goodwill’s mission of helping people advance their careers. Most recently, Jenna launched the LeadUp, a company that provides immersive experiences for millennial leaders to access mentors and coaches, align their goals with their actions, and develop leadership skills through positive psychology and mindfulness workshops.

Dan Goodman

Dan Goodman is a serial entrepreneur, consultant, advisor and educator.

He has held leadership roles in several fields including industrial product development, technology commercialization, renewable energy, venture capital, and organizational development. Dan is the CEO of Relativity Sciences, Inc., a 10-person consulting and training firm providing culture change services in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, and customer intimacy to Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.

He has been an advisor and consultant to well over one hundred companies, from startups to venture capital firms to Fortune 100’s on entrepreneurship/entrepreneurship, strategy, commercialization, and culture change, and is a frequent lecturer and trainer on these topics.

Dan also serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the University of Maryland, College Park’s Division of Research, where he advises senior university leadership on commercialization strategy for the 4500-researcher, $500M/year research enterprise.

Howard Ross

Howard Ross is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross, Inc., and an organizational development consultant and educator, experienced in developing corporate and community programs.

He is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. He is the author of ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance, published by Rowman and Littlefield in conjunction with SHRM in 2011, and his recent Washington Post best seller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2014. Cook Ross programs have focused on the areas of corporate culture change, leadership development, and managing diversity.

Cook Ross has successfully implemented large-scale organizational culture change efforts in the area of managing diversity and cultural integration in academic institutions, professional services corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and retail, health care, media, and governmental institutions in 47 of the United States and over 40 countries worldwide. In addition, Howard has delivered programs at Harvard University Medical School, Stanford University Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, the Wharton School of Business, Duke University and Washington University Medical School and over 20 other colleges and Universities. Howard has also served as the 2007-2008 Johnnetta B. Cole Professor of Diversity Professor of Diversity at Bennett College for Women, the first time a white man had ever served in such a position at an HBCU.

His writings have been published by the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Fast Company Magazine, Diversity Women Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine and dozens of other publications. He appears monthly on National Public Radio. Howard has served on numerous not-for-profits boards, and currently serves on the Diversity Advisory Board of the Human Rights Campaign, the board of directors of the Dignity and Respect Campaign, and the board of the directors for the National Women’s Mentoring Network.

Sheryl Sleeva

Sheryl is an accomplished executive leader, entrepreneur and business strategist.

As an avid product developer and fintech pioneer in the area of global payments, she has remained at the center of innovation throughout her career. Currently Sheryl is consulting as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of New Ventures for a Connecticut based engineering and technology services client specializing in industrial automation. In her previous role, she was Senior Vice President of Loyalty Solutions at MasterCard where she successfully led the global expansion of the cardholder services business, achieving sustained double-digit revenue growth.

During her 19-year tenure at MasterCard, Sheryl launched several profitable businesses and held executive leadership roles in core products and emerging payment technologies. She is also the co-inventor of two US patents. Management consulting has been a key part of Sheryl’s professional repertoire as well. During her tenure at Cap Gemini, she was instrumental in helping major multinational corporations achieve impactful results in M&A, technology integration, corporate strategy and business transformation.

Championing the advancement of the next generation of leaders is a particular passion for Sheryl. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Girls Scouts of Connecticut where she also serves on the Executive Committee, STEM Advisory Council and Camp CEO executive team.

She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum where she spearheads statewide sponsorship of STEM programming for middle school girls as part of the organization’s development and outreach efforts. Sheryl earned her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Marketing and Strategic Management and her BA in Computer Science from New York University.

Laurie McIntosh, SHRM-SCP, CAE

Learning and Development Leader for the Society for Human Resource Management and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach

Laurie brings more than 30 years combined experience working in the field of human resources and association management. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, she helps people unlock and maximize their potential. She is an accomplished trainer speaking to a wide variety of audiences. She has worked as an HR practitioner with industry experience in banking, health care, and consumer packaged goods.

Through strategic collaborative relationships she has worked with volunteer leaders and specialty membership groups to increase acquisition, engagement and retention of members. Known for going above and beyond, she delivers on strategic initiatives, leading change management, and the creation and delivery of training programs. She received her Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University where she graduated with distinction.

She holds both SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) and CAE (Certified Association Executive) designations. Her previous volunteer leadership experience includes serving as President of the Human Resource Association of the Midlands and Director of the SHRM Nebraska State Council. She is a long-time member of SHRM and ASAE.

Mario Soncini

Mario holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering, with expertise in machineries and equipment for oil and gas industries.

He spent over a decade as the Executive Vice President for GE/Nuovo Pignone for the North American market,1986-2000.

Currently, Mario is the president of Soncini Consulting Corporation, which he founded in 2000 as a marketing consultancy based in Washington, DC.

Tien Wong

Mr. Tien Wong is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tech 2000, Inc., a Virginia-based EdTech company providing e-learning, learning analytics, and mobile sales enablement software to Fortune 500, education, and government clients.