About us

Founder and Executive Director

Ron Visconti has a long history of working with the job seekers and the employer community. 

He founded and managed the nonprofit career center, Career Education Center, for 18 years, and has organized hundreds of job fairs and recruitment events, overseen numerous transition projects, which assisted laid off workers, and taught and counseled hundreds of job seekers and career changers. 

 

He was a previous recipient of the Career Counselor of the Year (bestowed by his peers of the California Career Guidance Association). 

 

He has written numerous articles for Bay Area papers and has co-authored two books on recruitment and termination.  He has taught at several local colleges in human services and career counseling.

Read this article in the San Bruno Patch, 9/7/11 written by Kim Ewertz.

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Who We Are
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Barbara Gough

Barbara Gough has spent more than 20 years working in technology media with accounts such as Apple, Intuit and Microsoft.
She is the principal of MediaThrive, LLC, specializing in business strategy, customer success and partnership development for small businesses.
During this time her company helped many American/Canadian technology companies implement their first international branding campaigns. Under her management, sales increased from zero to over 10 million.
In addition to her consulting practice, she is currently working with a business partner creating a seminar for entrepreneurs focused on business issues critical to startup founders.

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Ann Greenhaw

Ann has enjoyed a 32 year career at Franklin Templeton Investments in the HR Area.  Ann’s beginning at Franklin Templeton was a “return to work” into the corporate world when she was over the age of 40!  She selected Franklin Templeton after researching their culture and commitment to career development.  While Ann was afforded the opportunity to grow and develop within the HR department in various areas, her passion was in recruitment.  As a Senior Recruiter, she has successfully worked with most of the departments within Franklin Templeton and is proud of the many hires she has facilitated.  Ann feels her success in recruitment is greatly attributed to her goal to put candidates at ease during an interview to better find out more about them as a “person” and have them better convey their skills as they pertain to their desired position.  Ann has enjoyed the opportunity to represent Franklin Templeton at many Phase2 events over the years.

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Sayuri-Yuli Norrish

Experienced in research in personality psychology and teaching statistics and research methods.
Developed personality measurement and text batteries in Japan to help high school students to find a good match for their major in college. Also one did research on job seekers to find a good match for their next - phase2! - career.

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Ron Visconti

Ron Visconti has extensive experience in workplace issues and has helped all levels of job seekers of all levels navigate through difficult transitions and career change. He brings passion and boundless energy to his mission: helping the "Over 40" worker. He brings a sense of community to every organization he has worked with. He has also served on numerous committees involving workplace issues, disabilities, and volunteerism.

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Andrew Fukuba

Andrew is a professional software developer with experience in accounting, marketing, and customer relations. Throughout his career, Andrew has volunteered for several non-profits serving San Mateo County communities and has assumed leadership roles. Andrew has enjoyed bringing his problem-solving talents to bear on the pressing challenges faced by our local communities.

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Wayne Rainey

Wayne is an HR Swiss Army knife and has done everything from talent acquisition to training. And in a pinch can even brew a pretty good pot of coffee. His professional experience over the last 20 plus years has been mostly focused in biotech and medical devices at both large multinational companies as well as start-ups.

As a long-time recruiter, he recognizes that navigating the job search process is difficult and the chance to be a person’s Career GPS is a privilege. He focuses on trying to break things down to the practical and tactical. Oh and he never misses a chance to talk about Star Wars or food.

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John A. Hohulin

John has 30+ years of human resources / training / performance management experience in both global industry leaders and startup companies.

John hires, develops, and manages top-performing teams.

 

Success Stories

Developed processes for, and managed, a commercial-side Customer Support group to improve customer satisfaction and supplement sales for GenZe products.

Staffed and created administrative infrastructure, policies, and procedures for Silicon Valley-based electric scooter company (GenZe), from one office with 7 people to 80+ employees in 3 locations: Fremont, CA, Portland, OR, and Ann Arbor, MI.

Coordinated with Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to bring in additional state start-up assistance of $180,000 to aid building Ann Arbor factory

Developed effective employee referral program that increased employee-sourced hires by 20%.

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Laura Leach

After personally interviewing and placing 1,000's of candidates over her 20 years in recruiting, Laura grew tired of watching qualified candidates make the same mistakes repeatedly when it came to their interviewing, LinkedIn profiles, networking, follow-up, and all things in between.

She has helped thousands of people land jobs that they never dreamed they could —jobs that make them utterly happy. Her clients are earning money they ever thought they could with her salary negotiation techniques. They are truly aligned! For some, it means minor tweaks to what they are already doing; for others, it's about opening their eyes to a whole new paradigm.