About Regis

What should you know about The Regis Company?

Well, we’re not overly concerned with coloring inside the lines, and we don’t believe in baby steps — for ourselves or our clients. The immersive custom simulations we create fundamentally change the way people think, act, and interact from the outset. Instead of just being told what’s right and expecting leaders to memorize it, they experience it — through the results of their own decisions. This approach, and the creative, critical, and systems thinking it fosters, is unique to Regis.


Our team comprises knowledgeable, experienced experts from a variety of fields, each of whom is eager to get to know each client’s needs inside and out, right down to the acronyms, idiosyncrasies, and IT specs.  We are deeply committed to solving each client’s challenges, even if that means voicing opinions contrary to conventional wisdom. In other words, we ask a lot of questions so that we can find and recreate exact pathways to fast, positive, and permanent change.


By design, our engaging, intellectually rigorous business simulations are anything but ordinary. And they’ve generated extraordinary improvement for clients worldwide since our inception in 2003. Our world-class leadership and management solutions are deployed in scores of countries — from Belgium to Singapore to Zimbabwe — and we continue to shape great thinkers and leaders for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies around the globe.



Our core values drive everything we do

  • 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 strategic initiative.


At The Regis Company, we set high standards for ourselves and what we can achieve with our clients. This can-do attitude, plus 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 perspectives on organizational strategies. With our fundamental understanding of each client’s objectives, a demonstrated trust, a shared vision of success, and a history of producing impressive results, it’s no wonder that many of our clients return to us time and again for their leadership development.


Leadership Team

Michael Vaughan
Managing Director & CEO
Michael Kester
Managing Director & CFO
Kevin Himmel
Managing Director & COO

Regional Points of Contact

Bill Martin
Vice President, Northeastern U.S. Region
Pam Kelly
Vice President, Southeastern U.S. Region
Daniel R. Riis
Vice President, Midwestern U.S. Region
Elizabeth Buckley
Vice President, Western U.S. Region
Steven Orova
Senior Vice President, Central U.S. & International

You’ll see that in the past decade, we’ve attracted folks from surprising professional backgrounds. We’ve been entrepreneurs, part of Fortune 100 companies, business owners, and public servants. Our strength lies in the fact that we’re familiar with the inner workings of a huge spectrum of organizations — and can bring the best ideas we’ve encountered 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.


Our independent thinkers — from your primary contact to technical experts — are proud of the work they perform. Because we’re all an integral part of a problem-solving team, your business becomes our passion.

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