Meet The Senior Staff
Mr. Natusch was a successful Barrett Group client, completing a career transition from manufacturing management to financial services, before he was approached by the founder to join the team. Recognized for his ability to lead aggressive career marketing campaigns, Waffles quickly moved up in the organization and was promoted to Vice President after only two years with the company. He has now completed 13 years with the company, having assumed the presidency in 2005. Offering over 30 years of management experience, Waffles has earned a reputation for engaging the human element to advance business needs. Mr. Natusch has built the management team for the organization and teamed with them to provide unprecedented growth. The mission has been clearly established, with the mandate of providing the highest quality of career management services to our clients while always striving to optimize the service suite.
Mr. Resendes brings over thirty years of business leadership experience to our clients and executive consulting team. Prior to joining The Barrett Group, Dan served as COO, Regional Vice President, Regional Director, District Manager and Executive Recruiter. His background includes working directly for Nike, TJX, Bally, MRI and The Venator Group: Footlocker, Kinney and Woolworth. He has partnered with Fortune 100 and mid-sized companies in the talent acquisition, consumer products and service sectors. Dan holds a Business Analysis Certification from Babson Executive Education College, a Harvard Business School, Wellesley, MA and a degree in Business. Dan’s expertise as an interview coach, career advisor and executive recruiter provides our clients with an insider's perspective for navigating a successful career change initiative.
With her eighteen years of business and leadership experience, Ms. Herrick Eden is uniquely qualified as a client consultant. In addition to general management responsibilities, including budget and sales performance monitoring, Tracey excelled at recruitment, staff development and creating partnerships with organizations and local businesses. Ms. Herrick Eden has expertise in the consumer products, legal document management and business products industries. Tracey’s ability to assess talent, clarify career objectives and identify critical issues brings an added dimension to TBG services. Ms. Herrick Eden holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester State College.
With an extensive career in management, marketing, sales and consulting, Bill offers solid experience in consumer products, publishing, advertising, and the service industry. A veteran of advertising giant Young and Rubicam’s account management department, he has extensive experience developing advertising, public relations, and marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies.
Bill also has made his mark in the publishing field, where he took on the challenge of a product management position with Macmillan Publishing. Later, after serving as Divisional Director for Lenox China, Bill decided to purchase the Taunton Silversmiths division from the corporation. Taking on the multiple responsibilities of Chairman, President, and CEO, he maintained the high quality standards which he had instituted during the Lenox years while continuing to help the firm move forward in terms of sales, visibility and reputation.
Looking for new frontiers, Bill made the decision to sell Taunton Silversmiths. Moving into the consulting world, he joined The Barrett Group and CareerChange.com.
A graduate of Bucknell University who has also attended the St. John’s School of Law, Bill is successful in his private life as well as in the business world. Happily married, and with a grown son and daughter, he looks forward to bringing his success-oriented, broad-based outlook to helping his clients realize the range of opportunities before them.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Donna spent several years working for Massachusetts General Hospital as a child advocate/government liaison. Donna then moved to Madrid. Networking led to an opportunity to teach graduate-level English to professionals and university students. After moving to Valencia, Donna was recruited by a major European clothing manufacturer to market their product line in southeastern Spain and in the fashion shows that took place in Barcelona and Valencia.
In 1984, Ms. Mase returned to the United States to further her career in sales and management, joining a large, national-level company in the food service industry and was rapidly promoted to Field Manager. She was the recipient of the national achievement award every month of her tenure. In 1994, United Educators recruited Donna as a Sales Manager for the Child Guidance division. In this position, she returned to her interest in the welfare and education of children. Within eight months, she was running the northeast sales division and became the top sales director in the country. Repeated success in hiring, training and managing teams led to the field of executive-level career management, joining the team at The Barrett Group and adding her talents to our management team.
Mr. Vignery's background features over 30 years of management with substantial responsibility at the Fortune 500 level. As author, teacher, radio host and marketer, he has contributed extensively to improving the lives of others. Michael began his career in the U.S. Army, subsequently joining KLOE as their television news director, where he spearheaded significant rating increases. As Executive Vice President of the local Chamber of Commerce, he tripled the membership in 18 months.
Mr. Vignery then launched his marketing career as a financial consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter for the New York Life Insurance Company; for the next 11 years, he successfully built multiple regional branch offices. He repeatedly earned the Million Dollar Round Table marketing award. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has served in the career management field for the past 19 years.
Mr. Spadoni's background is in the health and personal growth industries. He has helped to build and manange numerous privately held start-up companies. For 20 years he served as Executive Vice President, National Director and President for an international, medically supervised weight loss organization, personally building and managing all U.S. and Canadian operations. Joining the career management industry in 1994, Lou has assisted over 2000 professionals to maximize their career career potential.
His earlier experience includes management and executive positions with GNC and the Thomas H. Lee Company. Over a 30 year career, he has also developed a reputation as an expert on peak performance, personal image and self-esteem–topics on which he has lectured with celebrities such as Dr. Joyce Brothers. Lou has written two books on personal growth and peak performance, and has appeared on television and radio talk shows such "The Good Morning Show" and "Evening Magazine". Mr. Spadoni holds a degree in communications and is a former Dale Carnegie trainer.
Mr. Mason brings with him over 15 years of experience in sales, management, training and career counseling in corporate, entrepreneurial, and educational environments. Prior to joining The Barrett Group, Price led the cooperative education and employer relations efforts for the College of Business and School of Technology at Johnson & Wales University. He has also served as an executive recruiter with MRI for senior sales and marketing professionals spanning a breadth of industries ranging from technology to financial services.
Mr. Mason holds a bachelors degree from Bard College in New York and is a Certified Federal Career Counselor. He has been an active participant in the Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers and The New England Association for Cooperative Education & Field Experience. He is involved in several community organizations volunteering as a youth sports coach and teen mentor. Price serves on the Board of Directors of RiverzEdge Arts Projects, where he currently chairs the Executive Director Search Committee.
Trudy Michaud brings 30+ years experience in bioscience and business positions ranging from R&D and sales through sales management, business development, recruitment and employment counseling. Prior to joining The Barrett Group, Trudy held a number of increasingly responsible sales and management positions within the biotech industry, served as an executive recruiter at The Kent Group for life sciences sales and management professionals, and was the experiential education coordinator for the School of Technology at Johnson & Wales University.
Ms. Michaud holds a bachelors degree in chemistry from St. Joseph College and a masters degree in biochemistry from Southern Connecticut State University.
Sue Mitchell offers over twenty five years of experience in small business ownership and enterprise development consulting, business operations, human resource management and career counseling. Originally from New Zealand, Sue brings international experience to the Barrett Group in career and academic development as well as business practice.
Sue co-founded and grew a very successful horticultural business which became a market leader in specialized commercial cut flower production in New Zealand. In addition Sue spent many years as a mentor and trainer in higher education where she developed and taught management programs to a broad range of students. As the Head of the School of Management, Sue promoted management courses offered within the college’s Faculty of Business and managed a diverse group of academic teaching staff.
Initially Sue came to the United States to work with disadvantaged children as part of an international cultural teaching exchange and later was recruited as a consultant in the career management industry because of her diverse expertise and counseling talent. Sue has assisted many executives in transitioning careers and marketing their talents to top companies throughout the United States and overseas. Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Management (with an emphasis in sport).
Scott Woodard is a top employment strategist and career development expert with more than twenty-five years of success in client management, mentoring, training and program development in both the private and public sectors.
Scott works with clients to identify and articulate the value they bring to prospective employers. He helps his clients develop clear, concise and crisp (not canned) responses to convey their value; how they achieved that value; and examples of those achievements. By conveying and demonstrating their value and strengths to potential employers, his clients differentiate themselves as leading candidates for new positions.
Prior to his association with The Barrett Group, Scott was a senior consultant with a Colorado-based career management firm. He also enjoyed a long career as a successful policy advisor to state and local elected leaders in Colorado, resolving critical issues, developing key resources and streamlining decision-making. He was honored to receive a German Marshall Fund Fellowship in recognition of problem solving leadership.
Scott holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a BA in history.
He lives in Portland, Maine with his wife, a psychotherapist...so he is truly in touch with his feelings.
Paula brings deep experience in entrepreneurship, coaching, consulting and corporate executive experience to her clients. She is passionate about working with people committed to creating and managing positive and productive change in their careers. Paula has worked in Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, small businesses and consulting companies, holding titles such as: Vice President, Executive Vice President, COO and President/CEO.
She has worked with hundreds of professionals in career planning, management and transition across multiple industries and job titles, within industry leading career transition firms and in private practice. Her expertise in working with executives spans small and large companies, nonprofits, start-ups, and business planning for starting or buying an existing business.
Paula is passionate about community engagement and among her activities, she has been a consultant in marketing and business planning for the SBA – SCORE program as well as for the SBDC (Small Business Development Center).
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business from Pepperdine University, Malibu California. Paula completed Coaching Training through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) headquartered in San Rafael, California.
Mr. Bates brings fifteen years of experience helping professionals from all fields and levels across the country find productive and rewarding careers. Previous to his association with the Barrett Group, John served as Director of Client Services for the nation’s largest career management firm. In this capacity, John supervised three offices, eleven career advisors, research and administrative support. He has worked on over 4000 career campaigns which provide for him a solid understanding of how hiring decisions are made and a strong foundation of skills to quickly and accurately determine why job searches and internal growth efforts fall short. Prior to his career as a Career Consultant, John served as Director of Retail Services for the Boston office of a national executive search firm.
Mr. Libsohn has had a long and successful career as an attorney, law partner, general counsel and COO, CEO, and, most recently, consultant at TBG. Ralph has published numerous articles in the St. John’s University Law Review, Admiralty Law Review, Netcommerce magazine, The Mortgage News and the Mortgage Journal. Mr. Libsohn holds a BA in Political Science from Long Island University, Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law (Law Review) and is a member of the American and New York Bar Associations, the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association and the American Land Title Association. Ralph’s extensive legal background, combined with his business acumen, adds valuable knowledge and skills to the TBG service offerings.
Marc Weiner has over twenty-five years of experience in executive management, acquisitions/mergers and new business development. Marc has served as President of a major division of a billion dollar national physician practice management company, Executive Vice President, COO and CFO for several major corporations. He actively serves on numerous local, regional and national boards and committees, has published articles and taught as adjunct faculty. Mr. Weiner is a Certified Executive Coach, Dana Scholar and Guilford Fellow. He is a Fellow ACHE and has a Master's from Tulane University and Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Psychology from Guildford College. Known for his ardent support for the coaching process and positive enthusiasm in all endeavors, Marc ensures our clients have the focus and balance they need through the process.