TalentQuest Announces Executive Leadership Changes
Friday, January 21st, 2022
In a series of executive leadership changes, TalentQuest has named Dr. Frank Merritt as Executive Chairman. In his tenure, Dr. Merritt transformed TalentQuest from a boutique consultancy into a global SaaS talent management and learning technology and services organization. As Executive Chairman, Dr. Merritt will lead the ongoing strategy of the company while continuing to personally consult upon succession practices as well as executive team and board development. “After 30 years as CEO, I looked in the mirror and gave myself advice – it was time to turn the keys over to a highly capable CEO and executive team.”
Kevin Sessions will succeed Dr. Merritt as CEO. Sessions has held increasing leadership responsibilities throughout his career at TalentQuest – most recently as President and Chief Revenue Officer. His focus will be on accelerating the growth and success of TalentQuest by creating exceptional client experiences and leading the development and delivery of innovative talent and learning solutions. “We are blessed to have an outstanding team, industry leading products and services, and a fantastic community of clients and partners. I am excited and honored to have been entrusted to lead our next chapter and look forward to building on the legacy, standards, and success that Frank put in place.”
Rachel Finglass will become President and Chief Operating Officer, leading all client delivery aspects of the business including Client Success, Consulting Services, and Account Management. Her focus will be centered on assisting clients with the design and implementation of their talent and learning solutions by creating best-in- class experiences and demonstrating strong return on investment.
With Sessions’ move to CEO, Mahim Mishra will assume the role of Chief Revenue Officer, positioning TalentQuest for continued global growth. Mishra led PurpleFrame Technologies, USA, acquired by TalentQuest in 2016. He has rapidly scaled TalentQuest’s learning business by building a growing catalog of eLearning courses, designing effective custom learning solutions, and developing augmented and virtual reality learning experiences.