Experienced industry professionals invested in your success

Passionate thought leaders and professionals committed to adapting development to support the ever-changing workforce. We're committed to helping everyone discover their hidden talents and develop into their full potential.

Nancy Parsons | President, Founding Partner

Nancy Parsons is one of today’s foremost experts in combining the science of assessments with the art of developing people. As CEO & President of CDR Companies, LLC, she sheds new light on personality strengths, inherent risks and motivation and change performance, careers and lives. Esteemed author of the Amazon best-seller, Women Are Creating the Glass Ceiling and Have the Power to End It, Nancy is the 2019 MEECO International Thought Leader of Distinction in Executive Coaching and continues to break barriers in her field. 

In 1998, Nancy co-authored the breakthrough CDR 3-D Assessment Suite®. Combining this scientifically-validated assessment suite with cutting-edge technology, Nancy and her team launched CDR-U Coach in July of 2020.

Nancy provides executive coaching services for the C-Suite and leaders across all sectors, facilitates strategic executive team development sessions, and instructs custom “Authentic Leadership” and “Women in Leadership” workshops. Additionally, she instructs and leads CDR Executive Coaches’ Certification Workshops and teaches advanced coaches’ programs.

Kimberly Leveridge, Ph.D. | Chief Research and Analytics Officer/Consultant, Partner

With more than 25 years of professional experience, Kimberly is an exceptional authority on organizational leadership and effectiveness.

She has in-depth expertise in: development of personality and motivational assessment tools, executive and professional coaching, performance measurement, personnel selection, leadership development, management of work teams, facilitating teams, work motivation, management, employee relations, in-depth technical research and validity analysis linking assessments to performance measures, design and delivery of workshops and certification programs, mentoring and training staff, strategic management, salary administration, customer relations, and health and stress issues in organizations.

Prior to co-founding CDR Assessment Group, Inc. with Nancy Parsons in 1998, Kimberly served six years as a Senior Client Services & Operations Consultant for Hogan Assessment Systems (HAS). She is considered an industry expert on using psychological measurement to develop, retain, and motivate leaders and professionals.

Christine Klatt | Vice President of Business Operations, Partner

Christine brings 25 years of experience in resource and project management to CDR/CDR-U from the geosynthetics industry. During her tenure in geosynthetics, she successfully managed her division through a merger, a change of ownership, an acquisition, two enterprise software implementations, an expansion of double size and capacity, and through reductions.

With a talent for forward thinking and her comprehensive approach to accomplishing goals, she set the bar for field services, and professional organizations in the geosynthetics’ industry adopted her company’s criteria for levels of professional certification.

Sydney Hoffman| Marketing Specialist

Sydney joined the CDR team in January 2022. She has experience in different areas of marketing and public relations. Sydney works to bring innovation to the marketing strategy and explore new ways for CDR Companies to connect with audiences. She has a BBA in Management and a BA in Public Relations. She enjoys concerts, Broadway musicals, and spending time with her three dogs.

Ed White | Senior Consultant Special Projects

Ed brings over 30 years of industry experience to CDR. During his career with a major petroleum company, Ed worked in all facets of Training & Development including assessing needs, designing, planning, implementing, delivering, facilitating, and measuring results of training programs. Ed built and implemented a competency assessment program for managers and provided one-on-one coaching to managers based on their individual competency assessment results. Ed and his staff received an award from the Oklahoma chapter of the American Society of Training and Development for the most innovative solution to leadership development.

Ed’s academic credentials including a master’s in statistics, and MBA in management, and a doctorate in educational psychological provide him a unique perspective on understanding how managers learn and development in the workplace.

Advisory Board

Chris Fehrnstrom

Lawrence Levin, Ph.D.

Patricia Wheeler, Ph.D.