About Regis

We are a learning and development design firm passionate about solving problems. Our practice is based in neuroscience and is designed to get to the root of problems by understanding, changing, and analyzing mental models. Why Regis?

  • We develop authentic and compassionate relationships with our clients that lead to a deep understanding of their unique needs based on culture, industry and team structures.
  • We are a design-centered organization, meaning that we place users at the heart of every decision. Each program we create simulates the environment of our users to ensure the creation of relevant, immersive and empathetic solutions.
  • We have created powerful and flexible tools and practices that enable emotionally engaging and educationally rigorous simulations. Our aim is to teach team members how to think; not what to think. We bring innovative approaches to assessment and analytics that are unparalleled in our industry.
  • We foster a creative, authentic and open team environment where our leadership development consultants can help teams grow and make a difference.

Leadership Team

Michael Vaughan, Managing Director & CEO
Michael Kester, Managing Director & CFO
Kevin Himmel, Managing Director & COO
Doug Anders, Vice President
John Thomas, Vice President

Our Core Values Drive Us

  • Accountability & Integrity: We believe in what we do, and we are honest about what we can do for our clients.
  • Community: We genuinely care for one another’s success and growth.
  • Innovation: We embrace that change is constant, accelerating and invigorating.
  • Client Partnerships: We experience success when our clients trust us to partner on their most important strategic initiatives.

At The Regis Company, we set high standards for ourselves and what we seek to achieve alongside our clients. Both our ambitious goals and the relationships we build working alongside our clients set us apart.

Our clients often regard our senior advisors as integral members of their decision-making teams; talking with them regularly for guidance and perspective on organizational strategies.

With a fundamental understanding of each client’s objectives,  demonstrated trust and a shared vision of success it’s no wonder many of our clients return to us time and again for their leadership development training needs.

Points of Contact

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Rohit Shyam, Program Director
Eric Van Buskirk, Program Director, The Regis Company
Eric Van Buskirk, Program Director
Joel Janov, Program Director, The Regis Company
Joel Janov, Program Director
Sowmya Sudhindranath, Program Director, The Regis Company
Sowmya Sudhindranath, Program Director
Joe Varela, Program Director, The Regis Company
Joe Varela, Program Director
Lee Krieger, Program Director, The Regis Company
Lee Krieger, Program Director
Grace Chang, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer
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Dianne Miller, Director of Design Services
Bethany Kemp, Sales Operations and Marketing
Bill Martin, VP, Northeastern U.S. Region, The Regis Company
Bill Martin, VP, Northeastern U.S. Region
Daniel R. Riis, VP, Midwestern U.S. Region, The Regis Company
Daniel R. Riis, VP, Midwestern U.S. Region
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Marshall Bergmann, VP, New York Region
Ian Johnston, VP, West Coast Region
Richard Kelly, VP, Australia


In the past decade we’ve attracted professionals from diverse backgrounds. Our team is comprised of entrepreneurs, Fortune 100 executives, and public servants. Our strength lies in our familiarity with the inner workings of many organizations. We bring that knowledge and experience to your enterprise.

A flat organizational structure encourages collaboration within our company and in our client partnerships. You’ll find us as engaged in your leadership development process as you are.

Every one of our success stories started with a conversation. Begin yours now.


We are always looking for people driven by excellence. Join us.