The Notus Team
Rhett T. Kasparian - President
Rhett is a results-oriented trainer, motivator, mentor and personal coach. As President and CEO of Notus Career Management he opened and managed career management/advancement offices in Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Raleigh NC and Houston, TX receiving numerous Career Management awards and accolades. His dynamism is contagious. He developed his sales, marketing and training skills in the Banking and Risk Management industries. Traveling throughout the U.S. giving seminars and presentations, he learned to adapt corporate marketing strategies to individuals, how to enlist the help of others to accomplish goals and objectives, and how to remain positive and upbeat in spite of setbacks. Rhett now uses his unique hands-on and animated style to make a difference in other people's lives. Rhett has a degree from University of Utah in Organizational Communications, with a minor in Spanish, and is a member of the International Association of Career Management Professionals. Rhett has recently been nominated to the Business Journals prestigious "40 under 40" awards for business success.
Stephen D. Richter - Managing Partner
Steve is an action-oriented leader and coach with over 15 years experience in organizational development and career management. His diverse background in sales and marketing, business operations and education provides job seekers with a wealth of knowledge. Steve was the CEO of a career consulting company in Utah where he helped thousands of individuals regain a sense of momentum, balance and clarity in their lives. He has also been a partner in a multi-store retail business where he served as President overseeing all company operations. Throughout his career, Steve has always served as a coach or mentor whether in the business, social service, higher education arenas or as a community volunteer. Steve is an energetic and enthusiastic career coach who combines fresh, innovative and proven approaches to career change. His commitment to excellence and belief in others coupled with a passion for individual success and achievement is what drives him in his career. Steve's Bachelors of Integrated Studies degree is in Communications, Psychology and English.
Mary Doyl - Director of Client Relations
Mary was the owner of one of the largest match-making services in Utah and was a guest on numerous TV and radio shows while being featured in many newspaper articles. Mary then transitioned into the Career Management space as a Marketing Manager for a resume writing service where she utilized her exceptional writing and communication skills to help people better communicate their personal marketing messages and hone their interviewing skills, appearance and performance. Mary now brings her unprecedented talent for Match-making, Marketing and Communication to Notus Career Management where she marries client core career values with the needs of organizations worldwide. Mary has always been passionate, driven and focused on using her talents to help people improve their personal and professional lives.
Franklin A. Alvey, Ph.D. - Senior Vice President
Franklin is a writer, counselor, educator and leader with a personal and professional life that epitomizes excellence and accomplishment. He was Chief Operations Officer of one of the Northwest's leading non-profit consulting organizations dealing with youth-at-risk, where he received many prestigious professional and community awards for his dedication to mankind. As a District Sales Manager, he represented one of this nation's largest telecom companies with sales over $6 billion. Franklin believes strongly in the value of education having attended Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and University of Washington. He holds a Bachelors of Theology, a Masters in Communication, and a Doctorate in Economics respectively. Franklin has a uniquely engaging style that comes from a genuine interest in people. He is a "slave to the truth" and is driven by ideas and a strong desire to have a positive impact in the lives of others. His deep professional experience allows him to skillfully assess the marketplace and help clients position themselves accordingly. His keen insight and diverse talents have prepared thousands of clients for success.
Tony Martinez - Senior Consultant
Tony is a seasoned HR manager, recruiter and coach with real hard line experience in contracted programs, project-based outsourcing and client HR accounts management. Having gotten his feet wet in the ever changing, fast paced world of the staffing industry, he learned through baptism-by-fire experience about the way companies source and hire candidates. He’s been the guy on ‘the other side of the desk’ for over ten years, having been an interviewer, hiring manager and sourcing specialist in multiple outsourcing venues and for hundreds of client companies. Tony has advised and coached thousands of job seekers from all walks of life, with expertise ranging from entry-level skills to experienced managers and executives across the entire spectrum of job markets and industries nationwide. Tony is adept at business communications, training and personnel development—and has extensive experience as a personal development coach. He’s worked with individuals in career pathing strategy and as an individual and team performance facilitator in areas such as team building and infrastructure modeling.
KC Holmes - Director, Southwest Region
KC is a well-rounded executive with hands-on experience and success in finance, sales, and operations. He has run business units with hundreds of employees in multiple locations. Served on five corporate boards as Chairman or Member and completed over $60 million in equity and debt financing. KC successfully took a small private career services company to a listed public company with offices in three states. Additionally, he created and deployed a cutting edge job search portal called Myjobsearch.com. Hardy, resilient, and productive in almost any circumstance KC has proven his ability to make decisions that move an organization forward. Proficient at creating systems to monitor, measure, and improve results - KC is skilled at doing whatever it takes to get the right people in the right jobs.
Daren V. Gates - Senior Career Advisor
Daren is a results-oriented motivator and mentor with a passion for personal development, helping people in all aspects of their lives, with a special focus on their career and job search. Daren began working in the career services industry in 1997 and has won nearly every major award offered in both career coaching and job placement. He first developed his sales and marketing skills in the Investment and Finance industry achieving national recognition for his ability to establish and build client relationships nationwide. He has traveled throughout the U.S., England, Spain and China giving seminars and presentations that have helped individuals build their respective careers. His interpersonal style is refreshingly real and down-to-earth. Daren has a degree in Communications from Southern Utah University with a double major in Public Relations/Advertising and Radio/Television. He graduated with top academic honors and received the Outstanding Freshman of the Year award along with the Sigma Gamma Chi outstanding junior award, which is given to only one candidate nationwide. He is firmly committed to helping each Notus client succeed in their job search.
Ed Johnson - Vice President/Director of Operations
Ed has an extensive client relations, service operations and information technology management background. His career management approach is rooted in the very deep and thorough understanding of business process management and productivity improvement he developed for employers including transportation operations centers with staff of several hundred. Ed is known as a straight-shooter that tells it like it is. Clients love his clear, directive style that helps them attain a high level of job search effectiveness. No one is better at organizing and prioritizing the job search components and activities that will drive success. Ed has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Oregon.
Rod Rockwell – Director, East Coast
Born in the Mid West and having a diverse business and personal background, Rod put his action-oriented, work with a purpose drive and determination to good use as CEO of three businesses. Rod majored in Psychology and Sociology and put some of his education to use while counseling individuals in county jails and the prison system. Rod is a compassionate straight-shooter, who works with his clients in tackling their liabilities and creating a game plan to drive the process forward to a positive conclusion. Rod has trained hundreds of people in the art of business leadership and sales excellence. He currently helps individuals channel these principles in marketing and selling themselves - providing a real-world application that delivers results.
Jim Clark - Associate Partner
Jim is action-oriented, yet easy going, with over 25 years VP level, national and international level experience in marketing, sales, and customer service. He has held Vice President positions responsible for managing and directing marketing, sales, budgeting, shipping and customer service for several international organizations. As National Accounts Sales Manager for Polaroid Corporation, he developed customized programs for all national account sales activities throughout the Western United States. As District Manager with Kimberly-Clark Corp. he was the official trainer for all new sales employees. His educational background includes Pacific Lutheran University, Wayland Baptist University, Columbia Basin College, Xerox Advanced Sales training and American Management Association and American Marketing Association programs and courses. Jim is able to analyze and correct inconsistent, impractical and inefficient processes and practices. He now successfully markets individuals.
Joel A. Kasparian - Advisor
Joel is Mr. enthusiasm. He is resourceful, creative and energetic in helping others achieve their objectives. His personal slogan: "Make it happen," sums up what he's all about. For 10 years he has tackled the toughest job search, transition and career guidance challenges in the diversity that is California. He takes a very can-do approach to every employment case, infusing clients with understanding, skill, confidence, motivation, courage and optimism. He's also an exceptional teacher, manager and trainer. His education includes a BA in International Relations from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in International Development Administration from the University of Utah. He has traveled, studied or worked in Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. He's fluent in Spanish and has a knowledge of Arabic. While Joel's early interest was to improve the condition of those living outside the US, here at home he has lead, directed or personally provided career services to thousands in helping them find their way.
Carl D. McIntosh - Career Advisor
Born and raised in a diverse community in New York City, Carl is deeply sensitive and understanding of people from all walks of life. He is imbued with compassion and a desire to assist all human beings achieve their greatest potential. For Carl, it is a life calling, one that he knew he would follow as friends and family came to him for advice and assistance in their hour of need. Carl is highly competitive, as MVP on his High School basketball team it was his drive, determination and passion that made him successful. He turned down scholarship offers to play college ball, choosing to chart a professional course that would be focused on making a genuine difference in people lives. Carl is a graduate of Duke University with a Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching and has developed a broad professional acumen in areas ranging from Technical Services, Accounting, Database Engineering, Electricity Trading, Power Marketing and Management.
Carey Hochman - Senior Career Manager
Carey is a passionate, genuine and accomplished leader with a proven track record of coaching individuals, teams and organizations to reach their goals and exceed expectations. He is a gifted communicator, uniquely skilled at bringing out the best in others. He is adept at creating an atmosphere where communication is relaxed yet focused and centered on success. He holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree and has spent several years in the field of Education. During Carey's tenure as President of Eagle Gate College, he developed a Career Service Department designed for graduates to enter their career field with a clear strategy and in a timely manner - maintaining an unprecedented 90+% career placement rate, raising the bar for others to emulate. He brings that level of success and commitment to each of his clients.
Robert Tobys - Director of Marketing/IT Manager/Webmaster
Robert began his career in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) after completing his BS. During his time as a GIS Manager, he continued his education and received his MBA. After realizing how much he enjoyed melding his technologic and IT knowledge with online marketing, Robert transitioned his career toward the Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) industries. Today, he continues to expand and develop new marketing methodologies to meet the demands of today's marketplace.
Alexa Memory - Director of Communications
Alexa has diverse experiences in human resources, technical recruiting, client relationship management, staff management, and quality assurance. She is results-driven with strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Alexa draws on her recruiting expertise when advising individuals on career changes, job searching tools and techniques as well as networking strategies. Her achievements include creating a quality management system, which was ISO-9000 certified. Passionate about coaching others through self-discovery, she empowers individuals to follow their true career aspirations. Having lived abroad and with roots on the east coast, she has decided to settle in the Northwest. Alexa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Wake Forest University and is a part-time student in Portland State University's Master in Counseling program. She is a Member of the Northwest Corporate Recruiters Association and the Portland Chapter of the International Association of Career Management professionals. In addition, Alexa is working towards becoming a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has passed the National Counselors Exam through the National Board of Certified Counselors.