Leadership Team

With a rich, diverse background and extensive experience in industry and academia, the gOE leadership team brings a breadth of scientific and practical knowledge to all our work.

Our consultants have advanced degrees in areas such as Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Business, and Organizational Development and we’ve consulted in a vast array of business settings and challenges, from finance and IT functions to medical and combat teams … from boardrooms to oil rigs … from the manufacturing floor to cruise ships … from aerospace and aviation to sales and insurance.

Scott Tannenbaum, Ph.D.


Scott is President and Co-Founder of gOE. Throughout his career, Dr. Tannenbaum has served as a consultant and advisor to organizations across all major industries. Under his leadership, gOE has provided advice, tools, and training to over 500 organizations globally, including 30+ Fortune 100 companies and numerous government and military organizations.

He has worked with and supported a wide array of teams including senior leadership, medical, banking, retail, board of directors, sales, drilling, insurance, research & development, aviation, aerospace, and combat teams.

Formerly an award-winning tenured professor in the business school at the University at Albany in New York, he holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. A recognized expert on training, change management, and team effectiveness, Dr. Tannenbaum has over 175 publications and professional presentations. He has written books on knowledge management and human resource technologies, and reviewed for 20 professional journals. His research has been cited over 18,000 times and received awards from the National Academy of Management, the American Society for Training and Development, The Journal of Small Group Research, and Emerald Management Reviews. He was named a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists and was given their Distinguished Professional Contributions Award for lifetime achievements.

On a personal note…
Scott’s call sign bestowed upon him by military aviators is “gOE-Daddy.” He is a fairly good golfer with limited hope of becoming a really good golfer. Despite being born in the Bronx he is an avid Red Sox fan, so he understands about adversity.

Rebecca Beard, M.S.

Executive Vice President

Rebecca is a co-founder and Executive Vice President of the company. She has over 30 years experience in employee, management, and organizational development.

She has conducted numerous diagnostic, research and implementation efforts – for example, uncovering training needs; supporting change efforts; evaluating organizational, managerial, and team effectiveness; creating innovative training interventions; developing certification, competency, and performance management tools; facilitating strategic planning sessions; and enhancing internal HR effectiveness.

For instance, she helped the Alaska Smoke Jumpers improve their training to reduce mishaps; enabled the US Air Force to identify mission essential competencies for their warfighters and make evidence-based training decisions; and conducted “success model” studies for many corporations that uncover why certain people and teams thrive and then uses those insights to enhance overall effectiveness. One of her specialties is translating research into practice.

Ms. Beard serves a dual role within the organization. She manages and conducts hands-on work for a broad variety of clients. In addition, she oversees gOE’s overall practice, including finance, personnel and daily operations.

She is a designer of and on-going contributor to gOE’s two web-based tools, gOEbase and DebriefNow; was a key member of the team that won SIOP’s prestigious M. Scott Myers Applied Research in the Workplace Award; and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology.

On a personal note…
Rebecca works on her golf game, tries new things to conquer her fears (e.g., scuba diving, white water rafting, climbing Huayna Pichu) and enjoys a good book…

Jamie Levy, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

As a Consultant at gOE, Jamie supports corporate and public sector customers in projects that address a variety of organizational needs such as enhancing team effectiveness, designing and evaluating training, identifying competency gaps, analyzing job requirements, managing performance, facilitating organizational change, and developing and validating assessment tools.

Dr. Levy has worked in the organizational development and effectiveness field for over a dozen years. Her research interests and publications focus on teams , leadership, and training and she plays a key role in many of gOE’s research projects. Jamie brings a balance of strong analytical skills and scientific curiosity with a penchant for keeping things practical to her consulting work and research.

Early in her career, Jamie worked as a Personnel Research Psychologist at the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) developing assessment tools and processes for personnel selection, promotion, and certification programs. In her role at OPM and as an external consultant, Jamie had the opportunity to work with executives and professionals in a variety of Government agencies.

Jamie received her doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

On a personal note…
Among Jamie’s various titles, one of her favorites is “Tyden and Garrett’s Mom.” Living in a house full of boys has taught her to greet life’s curve balls with a sense of humor (it’s also taught her how to hit a curve ball). When she’s not sprinting after her two little boys, you’ll find Jamie competing in long distance runs, such as marathons and half-marathons.

Steve Bohler, M.S.

Technology Director

By combining his degrees in Computer Science and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Steve is well positioned to manage technological solutions at gOE. He is passionate about leveraging technology to improve personal, team and organizational development.

A 15-year IT and career development veteran, Steve acquired his expertise through a variety of experiences, including working in London as an officer for the international investment bank Morgan Stanley and as a coach for the prestigious Oxford University rowing team. Steve plays a key role in the design and development of technology-based solutions, tools and applications for gOE’s clients. He also ensures that the infrastructure behind gOE’s web-based products run smoothly and efficiently.

On a personal note…
When Steve is not diligently addressing problems, he can be found golfing or serving as a regional certified beer judge. He is a renowned typist and confidently believes he could win a bronze medal if they would allow typing to be an Olympic sport. He also claims to be an avid outdoor enthusiast and often tells of his goal of climbing all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks (only 45 more to go apparently).

We work with these individuals on a regular basis:

Eduardo Salas

Dr. Salas has collaborated with gOE for over 20 years. He is a frequent thought partner of ours and has worked closely with us on many projects involving team and training effectiveness.

Eduardo is a Professor and Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair in Psychology at Rice University. He is a former President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, has served on the editorial boards of numerous prestigious journals, and is a Fellow of several scientific societies. He is a prolific publisher, having co-authored over 450 journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited over 25 books. Among his many awards, he received the Society for Human Resource Management’s Losey Lifetime Achievement Award.

His expertise includes helping organizations to foster teamwork, design and implement team training strategies, facilitate training effectiveness, manage decision making under stress, develop performance measurement tools, and design learning and simulation-based environments. In addition to his research expertise, he has extensive experience in a variety of medical, corporate, military, manufacturing, aviation, pharmaceutical, and governmental organizations.

John Mathieu

Dr. Mathieu is a regular partner of ours on a wide range of applied research efforts. We are proud that he is part of gOE’s “extended family.”

John is a Professor and Friar Chair in Leadership and Teams at the University of Connecticut (UConn). His primary areas of expertise include training effectiveness, team composition and development, and research design and measurement. He has well over 100 publications, 200 presentations at national and international conferences, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has guest edited special volumes of top-level journals. He was recently noted as one of the top 150 cited Management Scholars in the past 25 years and was given the prestigious Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups.

His world-class research skills have been an invaluable addition to various gOE projects, as has his applied experience with Fortune 500 companies, the armed services (i.e., Army, Navy, and Air Force), federal and state agencies, and many other public and private organizations.

Diane Selleck

Diane has partnered with gOE for many years, for example leading numerous Internal Consulting Skills Workshops for HR professionals. Diane is a valued collaborator for building the capabilities of our clients.

Diane is the president of Organization Success and Development, Inc. (www.theOSDgroup.com). She has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development (OD). Prior to starting her own firm she was an OD leader for The St. Paul Companies, managed a change management consulting group, and worked for US Bancorp, Mayo Medical Center, and Abbott-Northwestern Hospital.

Diane holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Organization from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, where she has also served as an adjunct instructor in the area of organizational effectiveness and change management. She is a member of the OD Network, American Society for Training and Development, The Human Resource Planning Society and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from SHRM.

Bill Baetz

Dr. Baetz spent many years as a member of gOE’s leadership team, and he continues to partner with us and provide us with his sage advice – particularly related to boosting our clients’ HR readiness. He is currently Vice President, Organizational Development Consulting for Perceptyx.

Over his career, Bill served in consulting, learning and development, and line management capacities, including extensive experience in training, marketing, sales, engineering, R&D, and manufacturing roles for General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, and Eastman Kodak. He helped develop and market gOE’s innovative gOEbase application and facilitated numerous “HR Consulting Skills Workshops” for us.

Bill holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Studies, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He is also a Certified Co-active Professional Coach (CPCC) from Coaches Training Institute (CTI).

We are pleased that Bill remains a trusted member of gOE’s “family.”

George Alliger

George was a member of gOE’s leadership team for twenty years, and continues to support gOE as a trusted advisor and consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University at Akron.
Dr. Alliger has managed and participated in projects for customers in both the private and public sector, where his contributions ranged from group facilitation to work analysis, to application programming or statistical analysis. He helped design and develop gOEbase, for which he continues to create resources.

George worked previously at IBM and, for many years, as a professor of Psychology. His areas of expertise include testing, measurement and statistics, job and work analysis, training and training evaluation, expert knowledge elicitation and the structure of expertise, competency development, certification, job engagement and the meaning of work, the development of job aids, and the application of these topics in user-friendly tools and systems. He is an active researcher and has over 100 scientific publications and conference presentations. In the broadest sense, he is interested in the application of science to practical problems within the world of work. Some of his research (on training criteria and Mission Essential Competencies) has been recognized by awards from professional societies. He is an editor of the recent Handbook of Work Analysis.

On a personal note…
George enjoys building and construction, where his goal is to create something durable (such as a shed or deck) while maintaining personal physical integrity (that is, without injury!). He often succeeds in one or the other of these, sometimes in both. His teammates consider him a polymath.