Keith Smith, First Vice President, Client Services, Fiserv, Jersey City, NJ

With Dick’s coaching, mentoring, advice and guidance, I successfully made the transition from manager to leader. Dick is an experienced professional with a personable style and affable approach. While retained by my employer and working with me, there was never a feeling of mixed loyalties. There was never any question in my mind…Dick worked for me, with me, in a trusting, open, honest and direct relationship, focusing only on maximizing my personal and professional potential.

During our conversations and one-on-one coaching sessions, Dick was quickly able to identify, quantify, demonstrate and explain my individual strengths and weaknesses…the very things that made me successful in my current role and the things that may plateau my career. He helped me develop strategies and modify behavior to leverage my strengths, then minimize and overcome weaknesses.

Dick helped me understand the importance of Team Dynamics and how my individual style enhanced or detracted from team environments. His knowledge of our business, his understanding of people, their motivations, their fears, their desires contribute greatly to his ability to take executives to the next level in their professional development.

In a business where we’re only as good as our word, I unconditionally recommend Dick Massimilian, without reservation.

Ivan Tornos, President, Europe, Middle-East and Africa Regions, EMEA Division, CR BARD Inc.

Dick has been a major influence in my career. His advice has been invaluable. He has an unusual combination of expertise. His business acumen has given me added perspective on key business drivers and helped me to better focus on them. He also has great instincts about people and organizations. Through working with Dick, I am better able to understand how to be successful in a large, complex organization. As a result, I have increased my leadership impact.

Dick has worked with executives all over the world and travels extensively. He is very knowledgeable about corporate culture in different parts of the world. He understands the pressures and demands on people who travel a lot. Working with Dick, I have achieved better personal/professional balance and have realized personal as well as professional goals.

Dick is always accessible and available. I am able to reach him regardless of time zone or where I happen to be. I can call him when something happens I want to discuss and receive good advice and insight. He is very direct but also easy to talk to. He is not afraid to challenge and is always honest. He focuses on my strengths and how to leverage them, as well as on where I need to improve. He is genuinely interested in my success.

I highly recommend Dick.

Global Lead Client Service Partner, Deloitte

What was most useful about my coaching experience with Dick was his perspective as a non D&T person with maturity and business experience.

Global Lead Client Service Partner, Deloitte

The opportunity to discuss my strengths and development needs and to improve my role within the firm was most useful to me.

Global Lead Client Service Partner, Deloitte

I found the feedback from a coach who has no internal agenda and simply only wants to help me improve most helpful. The use of the 360 tool including the live interviews were very helpful.

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Leadership Development

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Partner, Tax Management Consulting
Deloitte Tax LLP

I really valued the time that we spent together and wanted to let you know that your impact on my career will not be forgotten. I especially appreciate the safe place to speak my mind and your honest feedback and thoughts. Your ability to take my sometimes incoherent and not politically correct thoughts and turn them into golden nuggets was invaluable.”

Nicole Torgrimson
Director of Operations, Audit
Deloitte Calgary

I can’t thank you enough for all of your support over the past few years. This would not have happened without you. Your influence has changed the course of history for PREI.”

Cathy Marcus
Senior Portfolio Manager, Managing Director, PRISA
PREI

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Louis Ramunno
National Managing Principal
Deloitte Tax LLP

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CEO/Executive Vice President
Lavazza USA

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Deloitte

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Prudential Real Estate Investors
Parsippany, NJ

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Georg von Werz
CEO, AG Business
PREI

Meritas focuses on my strengths and how to leverage them, as well as on where I need to improve. Meritas is genuinely interested in my success.”

Ivan Tornos
President, Europe, Middle-East and Africa Regions
EMEA Division
CR BARD Inc.