Our Team

Key Leadership

  • Kip Wright

    President & CEO

  • Michelle Wren

    Executive Vice President of Delivery

  • Matt Eckert

    Executive Vice President, Business Development

  • Cindy Bennett

    Vice President, People Management

  • Kevin Kelly

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Jeff Frey

    Vice President of Innovation

  • Tyler West

    Vice President of Business Development

  • Fred Zirdung

    Vice President, Learning & Development

  • Zoe Sullivan

    Director, Consultant Engagement

  • Kiersten Kindred

    Manager, Consultant Engagement

  • NyTasha Loggin

    Manager, Human Resources

  • Kelley Ervin

    Program Manager

Kip Wright

President & CEO

Kip Wright is President & CEO of Genuent and Talent Path. Wright is a staffing industry veteran instrumental in shifting the landscape of the human capital industry. Known as a passionate leader with an innate ability to drive both growth and organizational efficiencies, Wright is responsible for all facets of executive strategy and leadership for the Genuent organization.

In his 26-year career, Wright has served in numerous leadership roles with public and private staffing and workforce solution companies. As Senior Vice President of Manpower, North America, he successfully led Manpower’s $2 billion contingent staffing line of business for the United States and Canada. Wright also served as Senior Vice President of ManpowerGroup Solutions in North America, which include service offerings of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Services Provider (MSP) and Talent Based Outsourcing (TBO). Wright joined ManpowerGroup through the acquisition of COMSYS / TAPFIN where he served in several executive roles including Senior Vice President of Managed Solutions, Chief Financial Officer and President of TAPFIN. Wright began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.

Considered a leader in the field of human capital and workforce fulfillment, Wright is the recipient of numerous awards. He is a five-time recipient of Staffing Industry Analysts’ “Staffing 100” award, recognizing the most influential leaders in the staffing industry. Under his direction, TAPFIN became the gold standard for contingent workforce management providers, and was the largest global MSP for four years running. TAPFIN has also been recognized by Everest Group as the top performer in the MSP space for the last three years.

Wright carries his business degree from Louisiana State University. He currently serves on the board of Genesys Talent and has participated on numerous other boards, including OnForce and Homemade Gourmet.

Michelle Wren

Executive Vice President of Delivery

Michelle Wren joined Genuent as Executive Vice President – Delivery in 2014. She has embraced the changes of the staffing industry over the last 20 years and brings a unique talent to Willis Group. Michelle’s experience in the staffing industry includes expertise in the Information Technology, finance and accounting, and engineering verticals. In her role at Willis Group, Michelle is responsible for strategic performance optimization and recruiter productivity.

Drawing upon her entrepreneurial spirit, Michelle started a boutique staffing firm early in her career. Along with her partners, they organically grew the start-up into a thriving operation that was acquired by Metamor, which later became known as COMSYS.

During her successful career with COMSYS, currently known as Experis, Michelle pioneered the Leadership Development Program, leveraging the value a great leadership team contributes to the success of an organization. Recognized as an innovative and inspirational leader, Michelle was the architect of the Common Operating Model which leveraged technology and best practices across the organization. Michelle was later appointed the Ambassador of Integration, driving the seamless transition of the COMSYS and Manpower organizations following the acquisition.

Under her leadership, the Centralized Recruiting Division achieved 70% year over year revenue growth resulting in $150 million in annualized revenue while increasing Gross Margin Percentage and EBITDA.

Matt Eckert

Executive Vice President, Business Development

Matt Eckert joined Genuent as Executive Vice President – Business Development, North America in 2014. Matt is responsible for leading the business development efforts for all lines of business covering Rochester, New York City, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Southern California and Sacramento markets. Under Matt’s leadership, Genuent has improved key financial indicators including Gross Margin Percentage and EBITA.

Prior to joining Willis Group, he was Principal at UHY Advisors leading their resource solutions practice, focused on talent management solutions around technology, finance, accounting, and internal audit. Previously, Matt was Managing Director for Experis, formerly known as COMSYS, responsible for leading the Houston market with annual revenues of $70 million. Under Matt’s leadership, the Houston market grew 35% and was the top market in the Experis organization peaking at 525 billable consultants.

Cindy Bennett

Vice President, People Management

Cindy Bennett joined Genuent as VP of People Management in 2019. Leveraging her passion for talent management and development, she is responsible for all matters people and culture including employer brand, recruiting, and professional development. Cindy strives to implement innovative approaches to building a first-class employer brand and culture to attract, hire, develop, and retain ideal talent.

Prior to joining Genuent, Cindy served in various leadership roles with ManpowerGroup including Director of Performance Optimization, National Director, and most recently Managing Director – Enterprise Accounts Delivery. As Managing Director, she provided strategic direction and implementation for 13 of the company’s largest global accounts delivering IT, engineering, business professional, and marketing talent for clients in the technology, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries resulting in $570 million in revenue. Before joining ManpowerGroup, Cindy served in various roles of increasing responsibility including Recruiting Manager and Business Specialist for COMSYS Information Technology Services which was ultimately acquired by Manpower in 2010.

Kevin Kelly

Chief Financial Officer

Bringing more than three decades of finance and accounting experience, Kevin joined Genuent and Talent Path as Chief Financial Officer in 2019. His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of finance, accounting, IT, contract administration, risk management and related processes. Kevin approaches the management of these key functions with a focus on their contribution to and support of the organization’s growth strategies.

Prior to joining Genuent and Talent Path, Kevin served in executive and senior financial roles across the professional services, energy services and technology, and privatized corrections industries. His previous roles garnered diverse experience as a corporate officer with publicly-traded companies, a PE-backed company, and a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company. Kevin began his career in public accounting and was as an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche.

Kevin holds a CPA and received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Management from Houston Baptist University.

Jeff Frey

Vice President of Innovation

Jeff focuses on developing the educational track structures and content which prepare junior resources to help organizations solve pressing business and technology challenges. By complementing university curricula with real-world industry knowledge, practical professional skills and behaviors, and emotional intelligence, Jeff helps Talent Path talent cover the “last mile” between college and career.

Jeff is a recognized leader in global management, emerging technologies, and real-world education.
• Executive positions in oil & gas, healthcare, other industries
• Fortune 100 innovation and emerging technology agreements
• Curriculum design for Masters level University business degrees
• Management, Leading Change and Technology professor and lecturer
• Ph.D., in Sustainable Systems from Case Western University
• MBA – Rice University; MS in Computer Science – Kent State University

Tyler West

Vice President of Business Development

Tyler West joined Talent Path as our Vice President of Business Development and will be focusing on leading and expanding the development efforts of our Talent Path Sales team on a national level.

Tyler has over 15 years of experience in military, leadership and sales executive roles. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a non-commissioned officer.

He began his professional career in Mental Health where he progressed into Senior Leadership at a Psychiatric Hospital for children and adolescents. In his prior position with Genesis 10, Tyler served as Senior Vice President of Dev10. He successfully built a National Sales team of 10 people to deliver the Hire, Train and Deploy solution in 7 geographic locations across the United States. Highlights of his tenure include creating a Sales Certification program and delivering 120 consultant placements in 2019.

Tyler has worked in Sales Executive and Leadership positions with leading companies such as TEKsystems, RoundTower Technologies and Genesis10.

Fred Zirdung

Vice President, Learning & Development

Fred Zirdung joined the Talent Path team as our Vice President, Learning and Development. Fred and his team will be responsible for all content and curricula development and delivery, as well as coordinating support with outside SMEs who also assist with training.

Growing up in Canada, Fred graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. During his time at the University, Fred had 6 internships with various tech companies, including Nortel, Christie Digital, and Cypress Semiconductor in San Jose, CA. He fell in love with California and moved to San Francisco immediately after graduation to work for Dolby Laboratories.

Fred joined Hack Reactor in 2013, as their Head of Curriculum where he instructed and graduated over 4,000 students, re-engineered 70% of their current curriculum and managed a team of curriculum developers, technical SMEs and trainers.

Zoe Sullivan

Director, Consultant Engagement

Zoe Sullivan joined Talent Path as our Consultant Engagement Director. Zoe will be focusing on expanding our university partnerships, talent attraction and consultant engagement.

Growing up in California, Zoe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from University of California and a Master’s in Counseling and Guidance from California State. Zoe started her career at California State where she developed and executed their graduate program strategy before accepting a position at Rice University as their Assistant Director, Career Development.

Zoe is the Co-chair of a Global Conference (MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance), where she markets, creates and executes on the strategic plan to bring in 500+ employer and university attendees.

Kiersten Kindred

Manager, Consultant Engagement

NyTasha Loggin

Manager, Human Resources

NyTasha Loggin joined Genuent as the Human Resources Manager in October 2019. NyTasha is the organization’s subject matter expert on HR best practices and compliance.

NyTasha is skilled in handling employee relations as well as organizational policy matters. NyTasha is also a Diversity & Inclusion advocate and leads those efforts for the organization.

Prior to joining Genuent, she utilized her HR knowledge in the state and local government sector.

Kelley Ervin

Program Manager

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