Larry Strasner serves CoreAxis as Vice President of Sales. He has over 15 years experience as a Learning and Development sales executive and account manager, providing world class services and solutions to corporations and organizations throughout the United States and abroad.
President & Company Leader responsible for the Strategy Execution, Business Development, Account Management, Marketing, and Operational excellence for the Global Practice. Mark manages a multi-national team of industry consultants driving performance, operational effectiveness, leadership development, talent management, change management, L&E, and HR optimization and consulting engagements for fortune 100 companies.
Mark has over eighteen years of extensive consulting and execution orientated experience encompassing numerous areas, most notably business strategy & consulting, ERP and sales/business development leadership and action plans. Specific engagements include: Talent Management, RPO, Business Development, and Operational Effectiveness.
Mark is a leading expert on designing and implementing scalable business solutions related to optimizing the performance of a company or critical functional role (re: Sales, Channels, Operations, Finance, HR). His leadership style builds trust and confidence in the leaders and individuals he works with. Engaging with Mark enables leaders to actively sustain and drive of their capabilities to make better decisions, manage change and corporate culture; innovate, grow, execute, and drive both team and personal performance. As a very transparent and experienced business consultant and partner, he helps leaders and individual contributors become better strategic thinkers, viewing all sides of a challenge, leveraging behavioral strengths while stretching an individual’s traditional way of thinking. Through working with Mark, his clients become more aware of communication protocols, and how to take immediate action to make impact.
Katy Tynan is the bestselling author of practical guides to career transitions, and an internationally recognized expert on how work is evolving. In a world where 70% of employees are disengaged, Katy helps organizations ditch out of date management practices and create an inspiring, engaging culture.
Katy is an expert in how the employer/employee relationship is changing, and how individuals, businesses, and educational institutions need to adapt to the evolving landscape of work.
Over her 20 year career in IT and operations consulting, Katy has advised hundreds of organizations on how to find innovative solutions leveraging technology and human capital for competitive advantage. Katy has been part of multiple successful startup exits including Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola in 2003) and Thrive Networks (acquired by Staples in 2007).
Katy is the author of Survive Your Promotion! The 90 Day Success Plan for New Managers, and her most recent book Free Agent: The Independent Professional’s Roadmap to Self-Employment Success. When she’s not working, Katy can be found traveling, kayaking, sailing, or reading. Katy, her son, and her dog live near Boston, Massachusetts, and she is a proud graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Katy is a skilled instructional design professional with 15 years of industry experience. She is expert at partnering with businesses for training design, development and project management of eLearning, blended training solutions and assessments, designed to support learners while meeting business needs and functional objectives. Katy brings an organized, detail-oriented, collaborative approach and extensive experience applying adult learning theory in the corporate environment.
Katy’s background includes direct experience with designing leadership development training and support resources, including “manager toolkits” to support all new managers at a global pharmaceutical company, and interactive training for frontline customer service managers and employees at a global restaurant franchise.
Katy is consistently commended for her technical expertise, partnership ability, efficiency and commitment to quality. She is experienced in using current eLearning and training development software, such as the following: MS Office products, Adobe products, Articulate Storyline, Captivate and Photoshop.
Pinar has been training teams and their clients for leading marketing and advertising technology companies since the dawn of digital. Her passion for learning is paired with the ability to get to the core of needs. Pinar collaborates with stakeholders to set goals and design the path to achieve them. She believes learning is key to not only the growth and success of companies; it is at the core of a team’s success and the happiness of individuals.
Pinar holds a MA in Educational Communications and Technology, New York University and a BFA in Animation/Film/Video/Photography, University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Julie is a business consultant with over 25 years’ experience helping leaders create great organizations able to more effectively compete in a global marketplace. She helps leaders at all levels improve their organization’s ability to execute on the strategies they’ve identified and to deploy the learning support to take the organization to the next level.
Julie’s work helps leaders build a stronger more engaged work environment so that an organizations vision, mission and strategies can be executed. She believes it’s important to build relationships across the enterprise and streamline decision-making. It’s about building team effectiveness and aligning leaders. Her clients experience a greater sense of accomplishment and reduced stress – knowing they are focused on the things that truly matter. They recognize that they are finally making progress, actually making decisions, and executing on real strategic work.
Since 1998 Ralph Pastor has been working with his trusted clients to address their most complex strategic imperatives around workforce transformation and optimization, and organizational change management. Ralph launched his career in the nonprofit space, before ultimately transitioning into the corporate environment. This experience underlies his passion for solving problems, and helping individuals and organizations develop and grow.
Throughout his career, Ralph has worked with leading organizations, from VisioCom USA to CognitiveArts, an offshoot of the Institute for the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University. In the late ‘90s, the team was at the tip of the spear and pushing the envelope on what was possible with the newest modality to hit the corporate learning scene – Computer Based Training (CBT). It was there that Ralph began learning about effective Instructional Design, the cognitive thought process and adult learning theory. He was the recipient of a President’s Club award for being the most productive sales team member his first year there.
Over the next decade and a half, Ralph continued to hone his sales skills and sharpen his ID chops supporting Fortune 500 clients in every conceivable vertical to provide all manners of both strategic consulting as well as tactical solutions. He worked for large off-shore vendors and multi-national conglomerates as well as small “boutique” shops. Through these roles, Ralph gained extensive experience developing a wide array of solutions, including off-the-shelf programs, classroom-based programs, eLearning, and more.
Over the years and with his vast experience addressing his client’s most complex enterprise learning and development needs, Ralph has transitioned from selling custom learning solutions to becoming a trusted strategic advisor. Through his transparent approach to solution development and delivery, and the core values that define his longstanding relationships in the industry, Ralph builds long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships to create value and drive transformation and some of the most admired brands in the world.
In 2017, Ralph joined CoreAxis as Chief Revenue Officer, to bring his relationship-based approach to strategic learning and development solutions to the team. He will be working on strategic initiatives to drive and accelerate the growth and expansion of the CoreAxis brand.
Larry Strasner serves CoreAxis as Vice President of Sales. He has over 15 years experience as a Learning and Development sales executive and account manager, providing world class services and solutions to corporations and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. His focus includes acquiring new customers, account management, and ensuring successful product and service delivery. As a trusted advisor and learning expert, Larry calls on decision makers from Managers to C-Suite Executives to assist them with strategic planning and tactical execution. His clients have included many of the top Fortune 500 and other leading companies in the world.
Larry begins each new engagement by actively listening to his client's business needs in order to fully understand their desired business outcomes. Then follows the design and development of best-in-class solutions that align with the client's financial goals and deliverable dates. Larry knows that how a project begins often determines how successful it will be as it progresses towards completion. With this reality in mind, Larry works tirelessly to get it done right the first time.
Larry's expertise spans multiple industries including technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, retail and higher education. He has collaborated with hundreds of leaders within these verticals on professional skills projects ranging from executive leadership and change management to compliance and regulatory topics to new technical systems and products. Larry is able to leverage these learnings with new clients who are looking to develop their leaders, move into new markets and expand the knowledge base of their employees.
Located 30 minutes west of Boston, Larry is married and has five wonderful children. In his spare time, you will find Larry playing sports, engaged in creative writing, helping others, or enjoying day trips to his favorite New England town, Rockport, MA.