Leadership Team

Holly McIlwain

Holly McIlwain  – Talent Development Partner

Pittsburgh, PA – Send E-mail

Holly McIlwain leads our Talent Development platform at Winner Partners. Holly is a subject-matter expert in the usage of behavior based assessment tools as part of executive coaching and development plans, in addition to leading executive search engagements. As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, she works with individuals and organizations to build a better world and sustainable business. What’s not exciting about that? This enthusiasm comes with Holly into each coaching session, team workshop, executive search assignment, and speaking engagement.

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Martita Mestey

Martita Mestéy – Diversity & Inclusion Partner

New York, NY – Send E-mail

Martita Mestéy leads our Diversity & Inclusion focus for Winner Partners. She is a subject-matter expert in the development of inclusive hiring practices designed to attract high-performing women and minorities. Prior to her role in search, she was the VP of Strategic Partnerships representing six membership and trade associations. She is a lifetime member of Prospanica, an MBA association that strives to empower business professionals to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential.

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“On-Demand” Winner Partners

Winner Partners augments our core team with “On-Demand” Partners who are subject-matter experts in their industry or field. Our ability to activate specific expertise and networks as needed is a cost savings to our clients and allows our Partners to remain flexible and continue to strengthen their knowledge base with additional work in their field. By utilizing a consultant model, our experts play for your team and are on deck with ours when the need for their specialty arises.

Vera Anderson – Legacy Creation Partner

Tampa Bay, FL- Send E-mail

Vera Anderson is a dynamic Legacy Coach.  She specializes in working with domestic and global business leaders and family office principals,  helping them create customized solutions to reach their full potential in business and personal life, removing mindset blocks, and empowering them to create an intentional, multi-generational legacy.  

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NEYSHA ARCELAY – Business Transformation Partner

Pittsburgh, PA – Send E-mail

Neysha Arcelay is the founder of Precixa, a Pittsburgh-based boutique consulting firm that specializes in designing and delivering transformative organizational strategies. Precixa helps businesses by optimizing business strategy, organizational structure, and day-to-day operations.  Neysha’s goal is to steer organizations clear of cookie-cutter solutions and provide custom recommendations based on the unique landscape of each client. The past few decades have given her a front-row seat to strategies that work.

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Rachel bach – Community and Downtown Redevelopment Planning Partner

Toledo, OH – Send E-mail

Rachel Bach is Winner Partners’ Community and Downtown Redevelopment Planning Partner. She has extensive experience in urban planning and development services and had led transformative land development, transportation and beautification projects throughout South Florida. She has led governmental agency and departmental reorganizations to attract substantial urban redevelopment projects and has significant experience in historic preservation, development of workforces housing, special events and marketing to enhance the community user experience.

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DEON BRADLEY – Leadership Development Partner

Tampa Bay, FL – Send E-mail

Deon Bradley is Winner Partners’ Leadership Development Partner as well as a Certified Business and Executive Leadership Coach. He is one of only 10% of professional Coaches in North America to hold an International Coach Federation-approved Certification. Deon founded Bradley Coaching & Consulting in 2008. He has over 25 years of sales management, business development, and leadership development experience.

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Ronnie Bryant

Ronnie Bryant – Not-For-Profit and Economic Development Partner

Charlotte, NC – Send E-mail

Ronnie L. Bryant is the Founder of Ronnie L. Bryant, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in executive coaching, organizational management, and board development and training for top-level corporate and not-for-profit managers. His career includes 30+ years in Economic Development roles leading top-performing organizations across the US, most recently serving as the President & CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership in North Carolina. A Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and past chairman of the International Economic Development Council, Ronnie provides valuable leadership perspectives for our clients in the economic development ecosystem, the broader not-for-profit space, as well as those in the corporate, private-sector.

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Lisa donnelly  – Human Capital Partner

Cincinnati, OH – Send E-mail

Lisa Donnelly cultivated an innovative and strategic approach for Human Resources, Talent/Recruiting, and Training during her three decades with a Consumer Product Goods corporation. Her ability to build relationships with clients, suppliers, and internal teams made her a natural choice to lead corporate initiatives related to HR. Lisa now applies her well-honed Fortune 100 best practices to phase two of her career in the meetings and event industry.

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ROSS FOCA – EOS® Practice Partner

Baltimore, MD – Send E-mail

Ross Foca is the founder of Power 6 Group. He is growth focused and passionate about building leadership teams. Through Power 6 Group, Ross focuses his efforts on helping entrepreneurs and leadership teams get what they want out of their business and live a better life. He has helped numerous business owners implement EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System. EOS® is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses.

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Dennis Tracy

DENNIS TRACY –  Destination Marketing Organization Partner

Cincinnati, OH – Send E-mail

Dennis Tracy is a life-long hospitality industry veteran representing destinations, world-class hotel properties, and unique attractions. His experiences with vibrant organizations have welcomed hundreds of attendees and stimulated local economies via visitor spending. Armed with the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) distinction, the tourism industry’s highest individual educational achievement, Dennis is uniquely equipped to assist clients with his industry knowledge and network.

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