We are a team of driven and passionate people. We know talent management and we know our clients. There is nothing more satisfying to us than helping a client create a system or solution to develop their most valuable asset — people. We believe that with the right effort and the right tools, we can make things easier for our clients. That’s talent management simplified. That’s TalentQuest.
We care about what our colleagues and clients have to say. We’re curious and we want to understand. We keep an open mind.
We can always be better. We seek out opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We learn from each other.
We partner with colleagues and clients to make things happen. We are better together.
We exceed expectations. We make our clients look good. We have our clients’ best interests at heart. Relationships matter.
We do the right thing. We tell it like it is. We hold ourselves accountable.
We seek out different perspectives. After all, our differences make us strong.
We get involved. We give back. We want to make an impact.
We hit the target with the fewest bullets.
We Have Fun
We laugh. We play. We love what we do.
Our Rich History
For over 40 years, TalentQuest has delivered excellence in both talent management software and HCM consulting solutions. Unlike traditional talent management suite providers that offer poor integration and inadequate consulting services, we believe custom talent technology and consulting are key drivers for successfully integrated talent strategies and processes. Try asking any other talent management software company to help you develop custom competencies, implement a management training program or help you devise your total talent strategy. They’ll just refer you to a “partner.” Not us. We can do it all.
We develop and design solutions that are an authentic reflection of your individual business goals, culture and required skills. We also provide you with the highest level of support and service. We then work side by side with you to integrate these strategies and solutions into your talent management delivery systems. We get results, and we care about your satisfaction.
The goal is making great talent management a simple process... and TalentQuest is with you on the journey, every step of the way.
Chief Executive Officer
Frank – Description
Frank joined TalentQuest (then known as Bleke & Boyd) in 1985 and was named chief executive officer in 1993. With the support of his longtime mentor, Dr. Robert Bleke, Frank led the company’s transformation from a small boutique firm strictly providing niche-consulting services to a provider of fully integrated talent management solutions serving organizations nationwide.
Frank has dedicated his career to helping organizations maximize the value of their investment in people, earning a reputation as a respected leader and a trusted advisor. In addition to his leadership role at TalentQuest, Frank continues to actively consult in areas such as executive evaluation, succession planning, board development and management integration following mergers.
Frank earned a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, and a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Frank is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Georgia Psychological Association. He also serves on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce board of directors and has volunteered his time and professional services to many nonprofit institutions, including the Cancer Coalition of Georgia, the Jewish Federation of Atlanta, the Atlanta Opera and the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia.
Frank and his wife, Jan, live in Atlanta. They have four grown children.
Kevin – Description
Kevin Sessions is President of TalentQuest, a leading provider of talent management software and services. As President, Kevin is focused on building a culture that fosters innovation and exceptional levels of service and is responsible for overall business management, growth strategies and the delivery of TalentQuest’s integrated talent management solutions. His oversight includes sales, marketing, client success, public relations, and the direction and development of the company’s talent management software suite. In addition, Kevin manages all external partnerships and is committed to continually fostering TalentQuest’s competitive positioning as a unique solutions provider in the talent management marketplace.
Over the course of his career, Kevin has been instrumental in the growth of many companies through strategic planning, effective teambuilding, market and competitive analysis, designing and implementing sales and marketing programs, establishing partnerships, and other related brand-development efforts. Prior to joining TalentQuest, he served as Vice President of Business Development and Sales for WebRoomz, a provider of Web-based housing management software.
Kevin is heavily involved in the community where he sits on the Board of Directors and the Administrative Committee of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Council of Zoo Atlanta, and is Chairman of the Board of 21st Century Leaders, a non-profit focused on the development of high school youth. An avid tennis player, Kevin was a four-year letterman and captain of the University of Georgia tennis team. He stays connected to the tennis community through Board Seats with the Georgia Tennis Foundation and the Georgia Tennis Champions Club.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications from the University of Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, tennis, running, and spending time with his family. He and his wife Meg live in Atlanta and have three children, Weslyn, Charlie, and Rosemary.
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin – Description
Rachel joined the TalentQuest team in 1994. As chief operating officer, she is responsible for ongoing business operations and strategy of the company. In addition, Rachel leads the TalentQuest team of consulting professionals and Ph.D. psychologists who design custom competencies, provide coaching, conduct training, develop leaders and evaluate assessment data for clients. Rachel ensures that all TalentQuest consulting solutions are delivered to exceed client expectations every time. Rachel has spent the entirety of her TalentQuest career supporting the firm’s growth and evolution, and expanding our product offerings.
Prior to her appointment as COO, Rachel served as the TalentQuest Chief Relationship Officer and worked with an acute focus on fostering close, service-directed client partnerships. Prior to joining TalentQuest, she worked as an independent consultant helping organizations develop their human resources functions. Rachel leverages this background in human resources, business and consulting as she works with TalentQuest clients.
Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Vassar College and a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in human resources from Georgia State University.
Rachel is actively involved with her children’s school as well as the Atlanta Women’s Shelter.
She and her husband, Larry, live in Decatur, Ga., with their two young children.
Chief Technology Officer
Kevin – Description
As the CTO at TalentQuest, Niranjan leads Product Management, Software Development and Infrastructure. He is also responsible for the company’s information security policies and compliance. Niranjan joined TalentQuest in 2007.
Niranjan has more than 20 years of experience leading and managing small and large-scale software solutions in several countries. He has an extensive background in business requirements analysis, IT budgeting, global sourcing, vendor management, product design and agile product development across many business verticals, including manufacturing, financial services, and human capital management (HCM).
Niranjan has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science from the University of Pune, India. He enjoys playing guitar, NFL football and traveling. Niranjan and his wife, Eve, live in Sandy Springs, Ga.
For many years, TalentQuest has been working with select nonprofit organizations by offering software solutions and consulting services on a discounted or pro bono basis. We believe the work that nonprofit organizations perform is incredibly important to the communities they serve. To support these organizations, TalentQuest launched a strategic, formalized Giving Back program, to enable their leaders to focus less time and energy on talent management issues and more on accomplishing their organizations’ important missions. Within this program, several opportunities and contributions are available to qualified nonprofit organizations:
Qualified non-profit organizations have access to TalentQuest software solutions at a 50 percent discount, including online assessments, employee profiles, performance management tools, organizational surveys, compensation management tools, 360-degree reviews and more.
We give up to $100,000 in consulting services each year through a formal grant program. Qualified organizations may submit applications, which are reviewed by a committee composed of TalentQuest employees as well as select clients and nonprofit leaders. Each qualified organization is considered on a case-by-case basis, and grants are awarded according to services needed.
We donate up to $100,000 in consulting services and/or software solutions each year. As a token of our appreciation for continued patronage, select TalentQuest clients are given vouchers they can pass along to nonprofit organizations of their choice. These organizations may apply the vouchers toward a variety of consulting services or software solutions.
Giving back to the local communities where we live and work is a passion shared across the company. The TalentQuest Volunteer Program provides our employees four paid hours per month to serve their philanthropy of choice. Each year, our employees contribute more than 1,800 volunteer hours to numerous charitable organizations in all areas of service, including arts and sciences, health, the environment, technology, social justice and organizations supporting women and children.
Executive Assistant – Operations
Who Are We?
TalentQuest – We offer our clients the absolute best integrated approach to Talent Management and Development. Our proprietary SaaS-based system includes personality assessments, competency management, employee profiles, goal management, performance reviews, 360 surveys, organizational surveys, compensation management, succession management, recruiting management and learning management. Our consulting expertise includes the design of HR processes, competency modeling, targeted assessment methodologies for selection and development, immersive learning content creation, performance management, customized management training and leadership development, executive coaching, succession planning, and Board Reviews.
What is the role?
Executive Assistant to CEO
The Executive Assistant supports TalentQuest’s CEO, ensuring efficient provision of client deliverables and providing support for the CEO’s administrative needs.
What are the essential functions?
Provide direct administrative support to the CEO as needed, which includes:
- Calendar management
- Client communication
- Travel arrangements
- Drafting and editing correspondence
- Report editing
- Preparing meeting materials
- Creating and editing PowerPoint presentations
- Time and expense data entry
- Invoice review and approval
- Handling sensitive or confidential information
- Performing office/vendor management and other administrative responsibilities as necessary
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. Degree in psychology, English, journalism, or related field a plus.
- Minimum 1-2 years of experience supporting a C-level executive
Specific Skill and Proficiency Level:
- Process & detail oriented
- Strong prioritization and time management skills
- Self-starter who can make quick and sound decisions with little direction
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong team player
- Professional demeanor
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks and demands
- Comfort interacting with all levels in an organization, from senior executives to entry-level team members
- Resourceful and creative
- Strong customer service orientation
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
What We’re Offering!
- Competitive salary and full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, and life insurance)
- Primo, walkable Midtown office location
- We’ll handle the parking expenses
- A challenging, yet fun and engaging work environment
- Opportunities for growth and development
For nearly 40 years, TalentQuest has delivered excellence in both talent management software and HCM consulting solutions. We are a dynamic small business with a rich history and an unequivocal commitment to its values. Our work environment attracts smart, talented and motivated individuals. We encourage and reward teamwork and community activism. TalentQuest is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.