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Jamal S. Baadani, MHRM

Founder - Managing Director


Chief Talent Officer

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Highly accomplished, award-winning talent acquisition and recruiting executive, and a military veteran senior enlisted leader, with a proven international record of success overseeing programs and departments in the government and commercial sectors with companies such as Comcast, DynCorp International, AECOM, the U.S. Dept. of Defense, the U.S. Dept. of State, and others.  


Jamal excels at building and leading top-performing teams, establishing domestic and foreign recruiting initiatives, and identifying strategies for reducing costs while maximizing ROI. Experienced at high-volume and executive recruiting. Background includes managing multi-million dollar budgets, coordinating expatriate and veteran hiring initiatives, managing diversity programs, and promoting positive cultures.  


Jamal earned his Master's in Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree from Concordia University.   


Vanessa Duenas Brown

Business Development

Strategic Advisor 

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Vanessa has 15+ years’ experience in corporate management and strategic business development. With a focus on messaging and communication, she helps companies expand their brand while also fortifying their client and employee relations.  As an advisor helping to assist Achieval Strategies.


Her previous experience as COO of an investment firm, she was an integral part of the team that led the exponential growth of a start-up into a premier commodity investment manager, overseeing upwards of a quarter billion dollars in individual customer assets.  


Her mission is simple: Advancement; help people do things better. A critical thinker, she achieves this by listening and being incisive in identifying problems, developing strategic solutions, and mitigating risks.


Vanessa has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School with a concentration in International Business and Operations Management.

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Jacques Garabedian

Human Capital Sr. Strategic Advisor

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Executive with over 20+ years of corporate experience, including 12+ years of talent acquisition in full lifecycle recruiting and staff augmentation in fast paced highly competitive federal and corporate intelligence and IT sectors.   
Provides leadership and management for building high performance teams, including mentoring, coaching, and training. Talented strategist and tactician, offering thought leadership, strategic advice, insights for market differentiation, and assessment of competitive advantage.
A team-player in obtaining cost-plus award fees (CPAF) six times for meeting 100% fill rate during a $4.6 B joint venture by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).  


Recognized for achieving desired corporate results and meeting customers’ requirements, focusing on the Earned Value Management triad of cost, schedule, and performance. 

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Katherine Metres Akbar

Career Success &

Outplacement Advisor

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Katherine and her team provide outplacement and job search services, including resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and career, executive, business, and interview coaching with her company YES Resume Writing.

Katherine’s services are highly rated, with a perfect 5.0-star rating on Google, 4.5-star rating on Yelp, A rating on Angie’s List, and A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau. 

Katherine is a dynamic public speaker on job transition. She has 15 publications to her name and is quoted extensively by U.S. News and World Report on resume writing.

Previously, Katherine served as a U.S. diplomat in Mauritania and Italy, executive director of a civil rights non-profit, and in many other positions. Katherine holds a BA in political science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

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John W. Carnley II, PMP

Human Capital Sr. Strategic Advisor

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John is a proven, executive leader with great success in turning around flailing operations, implementing results driven personnel programs while improving productivity and reducing costs. 


He spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy serving in various leadership and management roles including Senior Enlisted Leader, recruiting manager, project manager and executive level planner. 


He is the Vice President of Orion Solutions, LLC, an SDVOSB company serving various DoD customers and Foreign Military Sales programs.  He is also the company’s Director of Human Resources.


John holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University.  He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


Donnell E. Johns Sr.

Human Capital Sr. Strategic Advisor

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As the Human Capital Sr. Strategic Advisor for Retention & Professional Development, Donnell E. Johns Sr., is a US Army Command Sergeant Major (Retired), and the CEO of Avision Worldwide Leadership Consulting Firm is a Certified Business Coach (C.B.C.), Lean Six Sigma Black belt. He is also an innovative, strategic thinker with proven success in executing critical business objectives, making organizations successful, and facilitating collaborative decision making and planning. He has an intense focus on recruiting and retention, human capital improvement, performance, and organizational development with over 26 years’ experience in a variety of market sectors.


As the CEO of Avision Worldwide, he assists individuals and organizations to enhance their hiring process, manage strategic change, innovation, cultural transitions, and goal achievement.


Bobby A. Baadani, MHRM

Human Capital Consulting Advisor

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Bobby Baadani has more than 16 years of leadership and management experience, and more than 10 years in Human Resources & Recruiting.  As an HR Consultant with Robert Half, his vast knowledge of HR includes, employee relations, recruiting & selection, employment law, compensation & benefits, organizational development, performance management, and HRIS systems.

Bobby’s experience spans working for Fortune 500 companies, Marathon Oil and RJ Reynolds, as well as smaller companies.  His industry experience includes consumer products, hospitality, telecommunications, IT consulting, and the oil industry.

Bobby has a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Bluffton University, a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University, and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership.  Bobby is also a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management ) Certified Professional.


Seyla Seng

Sr. Digital Media Strategic Advisor

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A proven leader in digital media and audience development with 21 years of experience. Former Chief Revenue Officer for United Press International (UPI). A unique combination of accomplishments across various media, roles, business models, marketplaces and client sets. Strategic thinker, data-driven, passionate and focused on results. 

Areas of Expertise 

• SaaS product marketing
• Digital Marketing Strategy
• Hubspot
• PPC Advertising
• Business Agility
• Content Development
• Search Engine Optimization
• Social Media Marketing
• Web Analytics
• Online Advertising
• AdOps
• Software development
• Business Development
• Account Based Marketing
• Publishing


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