Our Team

In a global economy, having a competitive edge in customized, diverse solutions matters. Yardstick Management helps clients develop a plan that delivers a quantifiable impact on their target market.

MANAGING PARTNER

Ebbie Parsons, Ed.D.

Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III, is the Founder and Managing Partner of Yardstick Management. A seasoned business executive with a passion for intentional impact, has been applauded for

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Partner

Chris Webber

Chris Webber serves as Partner for Yardstick Management and is responsible for growing the company portfolio and acting as an ongoing image consultant. Chris is in the NBA Hall of Fame.

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President & Chief Operating Officer

Naima Greenwood, MBA

Naima Greenwood serves as the President & Chief Operating Officer at Yardstick Management, responsible for growing the Yardstick Management portfolio and managing ongoing projects.

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Chief Communications Officer

Slma Shelbayah, M.A.

Slma Shelbayah serves as the Chief Communications Officer at Yardstick Management, overseeing the internal and external communications strategy alignment, marketing, public relations,

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Performance Coach

Vallori Thomas

Vallori Thomas serves as the Performance Coach for Yardstick Management. She is an accredited member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an ICF-Certified Coach, 2021 WeInspire

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Global Head of Executive Search and Human Resources

Johnny Park

Johnny serves as the Global Head of Executive Search and Human Resources for Yardstick Management, where he is responsible for leading Human Resources and the Executive Search team.

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Global Head of Management Consulting

Nicole Nero, Ed.D.

Dr. Nicole Nero serves as Yardstick Management’s Global Head of the Management Consulting practice. She is responsible for facilitating client workshops and trainings and oversees Yardstick Management’s Consulting practice.

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Global Director of Research and Impact

Monica Miller-Smith, Ed.D.

Dr. Monica Miller-Smith serves as the Global Director of Research and Impact at Yardstick Management, where she oversees training and development. For over 14 years, she has instructed courses in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut, University of Bridgeport, and Central Michigan University.

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Principal Consultant

Cathy Harrell

Cathy Harrell serves as a Principal Consultant for Yardstick Management. Prior to joining Yardstick, Cathy amassed a 30+ year career in the foodservice industry and is an 18 year veteran of Sonic Drive-In where she contributed as a Vice President of field Marketing and Regional Vice President of operations. After working for years on diversity, equity, and inclusion

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Principal Consultant

Reginald Bean, MBA

Reginald Bean serves as Principal Consultant for Yardstick Management. Prior to joining Yardstick, Reginald, known for his vision, intuition, and systems approach regarding the thread of opportunities that exist throughout organizations, served as an HR executive with over 20 years of experience in operations, finance, and human capital management.

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Principal Consultant

Bernard Ashby, MD, MPP, RPVI, FACC

Dr. Bernard Ashby serves as a Principal Consultant for Yardstick Management. South Florida’s Legacy Magazine recognized him as a Top Black Healthcare Professional and one of the 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals

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Recruiting Operations Manager

Sonia Marroquin

Sonia Marroquin serves as a Recruiting Operations Manager for Yardstick Management, where she is a key member of our Executive Search practice. Sonia brings 10 years of recruiting experience across sectors and functions.

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Senior Consultant & Communications Strategist

Kristi Beck

Kristi serves as a Senior Consultant & Communications Strategist for Yardstick Management. She is responsible for managing both small-scale and large-scale projects, harnessing her background in strategy, digital marketing,

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Senior Consultant

Melanie Calhoun, MBA

Melanie Calhoun serves as a Senior Consultant for Yardstick Management, supporting the diversity and inclusion line of business. With her expertise in marketing management and diversity and inclusion initiatives, Melanie helps

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Senior Consultant

Jaclyn Carter, MHRIR

Jaclyn Carter serves as a Senior Consultant on the Yardstick Management team. Jaclyn provides leadership and direction in all aspects of managing Human Capital.

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Consultant, Manager of Business Strategy

Gilberto Orozco

Gilberto Orozco is a 2020 graduate of the University of Michigan and serves as a Consultant, Manager of Business Strategy for Yardstick Management. Before joining Yardstick, Gilberto has

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Recruiter

Odet Douglass, J.D.

Odet Douglass serves as a Recruiter for Yardstick Management, providing essential functions to our Executive Search team and practice.

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Diversity Sourcer

Haneen AbuFarha, MBA

Haneen AbuFarha serves as the Diversity Sourcer for Yardstick Management. She is a seasoned sourcer having previously worked with Microsoft, Facebook, AWS, and Slack. Her mission has been

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Diversity Sourcer

Mays Iseed, M.A.

Mays serves as a Diversity Sourcer for Yardstick Management. She brings years of experience recruiting across a variety of industries including Technology and HR with a range of companies

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Consultant

Lundun Barker

Lundun serves as a Consultant for Yardstick Management. Prior to joining Yardstick Management, Lundun amassed a 23-year career in the US Army as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) warfare specialist.

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Consultant

Shakiri Murrain

Shakiri Murrain serves as a Consultant for Yardstick Management. He has over 15 years of professional international business experience in supply chain management, product development, and

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Recruiter

Reyonia Whipple

Reyonia Whipple serves as an Recruiter supporting Yardstick’s Executive Search practice. She graduated in 2018 from Lander University with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications.

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Consultant

Josie Burton

Josie serves as a Consultant for Yardstick Management where she supports projects across Yardstick’s portfolio of clients.  She is a 2020 graduate of Earlham College with a degree in Global Management.

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Brand Strategist

Jasmine Johnson

Jasmine Johnson serves as the Brand Strategist for Yardstick Management, where she leads the development of the Yardstick brand in design, communications, internal, and external perception.

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Senior Designer

Kae McGowan, MA

Kae McGowan serves as the Senior Designer for Yardstick Management, bringing over 7 years of art direction experience to the Yardstick team while providing print and digital design

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Executive Assistant

Candice Howard

Candice Howard serves as an Executive Assistant for Yardstick Management. As an executive assistant, Candice ensures the smooth operation of the company and is responsible for providing administrative support to the Founder,

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Communications Intern

Micaela Jones

Micaela Jones serves as a Communications Intern for Yardstick Management. She is a second-year general studies student at Grand Rapids Community College and will be receiving an Associates Degree in the Spring before matriculating to Georgia State University where she will study Communications and Public Relations.

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