Meet The Team

CEO, Managing Director

Mike Vaughan

Since co-founding the company in 2003, Mike Vaughan has been the visionary behind The Regis Company’s simulation platform and methodologies. Prior to Regis, Mike introduced one of the first learning management systems and learning content managements systems to the learning and development industry. Mike has served as an executive and technology officer at International Learning Systems and Alignmark, a Thomson Publishing company. Mike holds degrees in cognitive science, computer science and a masters in cognitive neuroscience. In addition to speaking at TedX on the power of questions, Mike authored “The Thinking Effect”, “The End of Training” and “Strategic Performance Learning: How to Rethink Thinking”. Mike continues to do research in the areas of mental models, team effectiveness and agility.
Vice President, Operations

Kevin Himmel

As vice president of operations at The Regis Company, Kevin Himmel is responsible for supporting and overseeing software development, experience design, global deployment, and support functions. Since joining The Regis Company in 2003, Kevin has contributed to spearheading transformative learning initiatives at some of the world’s largest companies. Kevin remains focused on driving The Regis Company’s operational efficiencies by building intuitive and scalable software, emphasizing human-centered design, and supporting greater value through the use of agile frameworks. Kevin earned a master’s degree in instructional technology and a bachelor’s degree in management and entrepreneurship, both from Northern Illinois University.
Vice President, Client Services

Joel Janov

As Vice President of Client Services, Joel Janov leads The Regis Company’s client services division bringing his experience in organizational development, leadership development, and operations leadership to bear on the design and delivery of leading-edge learning and development programs for clients around the globe. Joel has been instrumental in driving client success at organizations such as Abbott Laboratories, BNSF Railway, Novartis, Intel, Ernst & Young, UPS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and the U.S. Air Force. Joel has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in human resources development with a focus on organizational performance and change management. He is also a certified executive coach.
Vice President, International

John Thomas

John has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 corporate clients worldwide as well as with leading business schools. His 30+ year experience of designing, customizing and delivering The Regis Company’s 200+ simulations has provided John and TRC with a broad range of knowledge in the areas of leadership, strategy, organizational behavior, engaging others, customer intimacy and financial, business & industry acumen.
Sr. Director, Client Services

Tamika Pumphrey

Tamika Pumphrey is a Sr. Director of Client Services of The Regis Company. She advises consulting teams on solution design and delivery, enables learning and development across the team, and contributes to strategic planning and execution. Tamika brings 20+ years of professional services experience working with clients of all sizes from around the globe on Organization and Culture Change, Strategic Transformation, and key learning programs. Her background includes Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Design Thinking, Behavioral Science and Adult Learning. Internally and externally, Tamika is committed to growing people so they can have a positive impact on individuals, organizations and communities.
Vice President, Business Development

Kendrick McLish

As Vice President of Business Development, Kendrick leverages 20+ years of experience delivering innovative and effective learning technologies to drive meaningful personal development and organizational change and growth. Alongside his expert colleagues at The Regis Company, he works with clients to combine content, technology, and key outcome metrics to create learning experiences that address real business challenges and inspire meaningful changes across an organization.
Vice President, Business Development

Amy Zielinski

As Vice President of Business Development, Amy leverages 20+ years of experience in business development and marketing. Amy has served as a champion of growth for her clients in Learning and Development, Technology Services, and SaaS. She is passionate about learning, deeply vested in the success of her clients, and driven to create outcomes that drive sustainable business change.
Sr. Director of Deployment Services

Joanne Wichern

Joanne Wichern has over 15 years of experience working in large enterprises, startups, and non-profit sectors, converting opportunities into successes while driving profit and growth. Some of her achievements include growing a bootstrapped startup from 4 employees to 55 and increasing revenue from $0 to over $6M in five years, launching the franchise business at Gap Corp, and spearheading a multi- million-dollar controversial initiative mandated by Colorado that changed the way educators are evaluated at Denver Public Schools. She has partnered with Goldman Sachs, Gap Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chanel, Ulta, and Denver Public Schools to influence strategy and successfully deliver mission-critical initiatives. She is driven by entrepreneur culture, customer satisfaction, measurable results, and organizational impact. When Joanne is not working, she loves spending time with her three boys, two dogs, and husband in Denver, Colorado, while skiing, hiking, gardening, and playing tennis.