Our Team

 OUR CORE TEAM

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Marc Effron 
President

Marc founded and leads The Talent Strategy Group and consults globally to the world’s largest and most successful corporations. He co-founded the Talent Management Institute and created and publishes Talent Quarterly magazine. He co-authored the Harvard Business Review Publishing best-seller One Page Talent Management and 8 Steps to High PerformanceHis prior corporate experience includes senior talent management roles at Bank of America and Avon Products. His prior consulting experience includes starting and leading the Global Leadership Consulting practice at Hewitt Associates.

He has an MBA from the Yale School of Management. For Marc's complete bio, click here.

 
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Beth Ann Mazzotta 
OPTM360 Director

Beth Ann Mazzotta is the OPTM360 Director for The Talent Strategy Group. Since it’s inception in 2010, Beth Ann has overseen the development and continuous improvement of our proprietary, web-based software program for 360° feedback – the OPTM360. Acutely client-focused, she builds and maintains strong customer relationships, going the extra mile in all aspects of sales, training and survey administration.

Beth Ann holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts in Human Resources from King’s College.

 

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Zac Upchurch 
Chief Operating Officer

Zac joined the Talent Strategy Group in 2016 and now directs the daily operations of the firm, including strategy, planning and finance, across all five lines of the TSG business. Zac also consults with select clients. Prior to this role, Zac managed strategy and growth for a global corporation and worked in the public sector as a speechwriter and political consultant for Congressional and State campaigns. Zac's work resulted in an award from the State of Arizona for outstanding service to the State. He is passionate about people, and what makes a person or company exceptional.

Zac graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Economics.

 

Bill Phillips 
Managing Editor, Talent Quarterly

Bill guides the strategy and execution of Talent Quarterly magazine including design, article development, creative, circulation, editing and more. An expert in making scientific findings practical, interesting and easy-to-consume, Bill's extensive media and magazine experience include serving as Editor-in-Chief of Men's Health and Executive Editor of Popular Mechanics magazine.