Shalom Steckerl, Director
Mr. Steckerl is co-founder, co-owner, and President of The Sourcing Institute, a company dedicated to training individuals to become highly skilled sourcing professionals. He has eighteen years of sourcing and recruiting experience, holds dual degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is an Associate Adjunct Faculty at Temple University Fox School of Business. Mr. Steckerl is regularly contracted by several Fortune 500 companies to provide training to their sourcing staffs in the latest internet-based search techniques. Mr. Steckerl intends to commit approximately ten hours per week to The Sourcing Institute Foundation activities. His areas of responsibility will include curriculum development, delivering training modules to the individual beneficiaries of the Foundation, and fundraising as required to support the mission of the organization.
Shelley Zajic, Director
Ms. Shelley Zajic serves as global head of human resources for Patron Spirits where she is responsible for all the group's global HR initiatives. She reports directly to Patron' president and COO.
Formerly, she served as Vice President of Human Resources at Apollo Education Group, parent company to the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining Apollo Group in July 2009, Shelley held the position of Vice President, Human Resources at Schottenstein Stores Corporation, a privately held holding company consisting of numerous legal brands including DSW, Inc., American Eagle Outfitters, American Signature Furniture, Filene’s Basement, Judith Leiber and Steuben Glass.
Shelley also spent time in leadership human resources positions at United Health Group, Assurant Inc., Clifton Gunderson LLP, and Olsten Professional. Shelley started her career at Guardian Life in San Francisco.
Shelley has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
Robert Delp, Director
Mr. Delp is co-founder, co-owner, and Vice-President of The Sourcing Institute, a company dedicated to training individuals to become highly skilled sourcing professionals. He has fifteen years of business leadership experience across several functions, including five years of experience specific to sourcing and recruiting, and holds a degree from the University of Southern California. Mr. Delp intends to commit approximately ten hours per week to The Sourcing Institute Foundation activities. His areas of responsibility will include administrative management of the Foundation and fundraising as required to support the mission of the organization.
Robert N. Richardson, Director
Bob is a senior executive with TeamITAR and Orion Global Talent, firms specializing in search and talent services for the Life Sciences, Global Trade and Specialty Tax areas. He is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s robust growth plan which included orchestrating a comprehensive agreement with SpenglerFox of Copenhagen to broaden TeamITAR and Orion’s global services. He recently founded The Platelets for Life Foundation with the assistance of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to promote platelet education and donorship.
For several years he served as the Senior Vice President for Marketing for an international merger and acquisition firm headquartered in New York City where he was active facilitating the sale of several large businesses, including one that became part of a $1.5 billion dollar New York Stock Exchange public offering.
Earlier in his career he owned a metal processing plant in the Midwest where he successfully negotiated a European joint-venture to bring patented German processing technology to the US.
He received a BBA in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, an MBA from the University of Missouri in Personnel Management and an MS in Industrial Safety Engineering from Central Missouri State University.
Bob has also had an active Air Force and civilian career and is active in promoting veteran programs.
He is an active Rotarian and formerly served as a regional fund-raising manager for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.