leading our clients. leading our teams. leading the way.

passionate and thoughtful. experienced and expressive. fun, caring, direct, and driven. our leadership team has it all.

Mike Gamble

With a background in science, Mike knows the industry and our clients’ business from the inside. He’s a great listener with a quiet demeanor, capable of really hearing and understanding the problem that needs to be solved. Plus, like his deep-seated passion for his sports teams, Mike has an unyielding loyalty to the relationships he’s built over the years. 

Mike’s extensive staffing background and even his sense of humor help him infuse different ways of looking at situations, welcomed by clients and colleagues looking for a creative, collaborative solution.

Mike has nearly 20 years of experience designing comprehensive talent acquisition solutions for leading healthcare and life science focused organizations. In his role, he is responsible for leading TSP's passionate group of recruiters and consultants. Prior to TSP, Mike worked for Yoh, a leading staffing and workforce solutions organization where he held various leadership and sales executive positions. He holds a bachelor’s of science in biology from Ursinus College and a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s University.

Angie Aldinger
Vice President, Business Development

Angie’s passion for the pharmaceutical industry – most importantly, the impact on patients – is the energizing force behind her engaging, savvy approach to business. She wants to know your story and what drives you, too. Then, we can partner together to create the perfect solution for you and your organization.

Angie leads business development efforts across all business lines at Taylor Strategy Partners, including RPO, Executive & Professional Search, Consulting & Assessment, and Sales Accelerator, a unique solution for sales force expansion.

Angie spent 21 years developing her career at Publicis Health, with positions in business development across all verticals, talent acquisition, and pharmaceutical sales. She holds a bachelor’s degree from York College of Pennsylvania.

Keiko Berg
Vice President, Operations & Strategy

Keiko is a talent acquisition leader with a 14-year career focused on bringing the best talent and customer experience to a wide variety of industries. She has a passion for leading and developing high performing teams, which allows her to exceed the expectations of both customers and candidates.

Keiko is a force to be reckoned with. The former soccer player holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and an MBA from Wright State University. On the weekends you will find her reading, cooking, exercising and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Jennifer McDonald
Vice President, RPO

Raised in New York and having spent the better part of the last two decades in the South, Jenn is the perfect combination of get-it-done assertiveness and good-natured collaboration. Her analytical approach not only contributes to the thoroughness of the end result, it educates everyone else along the way. With intimate knowledge of the R&D process and a great depth of experience in healthcare and life sciences, Jenn is the person you want to bounce ideas off of to make sure your team is in the best position to deliver results.

With her passion for training and development, Jenn is a great judge of talent, able to interpret data to accurately assess people’s strengths and weaknesses. She. Builds. Great. Teams.

Jenn has been recruiting and building top-performing talent for more than 15 years. Prior to TSP, Jenn worked for System One, Yoh, and Hudson, leading global talent acquisition teams for full-time, contract, and RPO projects. Jenn holds a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from the University of Houston.


Kenneth Amicon
Vice President, Managing Director - Executive & Professional Search

When you run into Ken at the office, you immediately feel his genuine interest in how you’re doing at that specific moment in time. Ken’s mild-mannered but intentional care for the people he works with makes it no surprise that he career double dipped, returning to the TSP team in 2015 after previously working for us in the mid '90s. Ken knows the people business. He blends that with a deep knowledge of the payer, provider, health and property & casualty insurance sectors, as well as medical affairs, clinical research, and corporate functions.

Ken has over 20 years of executive and professional search experience. He has conducted a wide variety of search assignments for large, multi-state healthcare and insurance companies, integrated delivery systems, Pharmaceutical Benefit Management (PBM) companies, specialty carve-out and venture capital-backed companies.

Previously, Ken served as a consultant with Witt/Kieffer, and was an integral part of their healthcare, managed care and insurance practices. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.

Shawn Kerek
Vice President, Managing Director - Executive & Professional Search

Confident. Credible. Easy-going. Shawn knows the pharmaceutical space, and he's the fearless leader of our search efforts across commercial functions. The opportunity to work with innovative companies, products, and people is what motivates Shawn to come to work every single day.

Shawn has been in the recruiting industry for over 10 years, 8 of them in the life sciences space. In his 3 years at TSP, he has focused on recruiting a wide variety of commercial roles, including sales, marketing, market access, and analytics.

Prior to TSP, Shawn was a Branch Manager with Robert Half, and a Branch Manager with Maxim Healthcare. He holds a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Mount Union where he played 4 years of baseball.



Megan Van Hoy
Vice President, Managing Director – Consulting & Assessment

Megan is a people expert. She has the Ph.D. to prove it – and if you spend just a few minutes with her, you'll see why she leads our consulting & assessment practice. Megan is confident, driven, and gets the big picture. She knows what it means to “be in tune.”

Megan helps organizations use the best data and insights to make informed decisions about people. The tools and systems she works on get to the heart of the people industry and bring incredible value to our clients.

Megan has over 10 years of consulting experience. Prior to joining TSP, she worked for Press Ganey, helping healthcare organizations build and sustain employee engagement. Megan earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron and undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University.

Jackie Tisch
Director, Search Team - Clinical Director, Client Engagement

Jackie Tisch does not give up. Put her on your toughest search, and she won't stop until the job is done. If you need someone motivated, efficient, and ambitious, Jackie is your person.

Jackie manages senior level searches and leads a team of recruiters on clinical searches. She serves a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, healthcare, payer/provider, health systems, and academic medical centers. Her understanding of life sciences enables her to effectively assess a candidate’s qualifications and institutional fit. 

Jackie has 20 years of experience in executive and professional search – both retained and contingent – and five years in life sciences. She joined Taylor Strategy Partners in 2013 as a Director in the Executive & Professional Search practice. Jackie holds a bachelor's degree from The Ohio University.

Tom Cocchiola
Director, Sales Accelerator

With 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and sales within the life science industry, Tom just gets it. His ability to bring energy and passion has allowed him to thrive with Syneos and TSP for the last six years. As the Director, Sales Accelerator, he focuses on the creation and execution of recruiting, sourcing and engagement, and retention strategies within our Sales Accelerator RPO model.

Tom’s combination of drive, fun and enthusiasm allows him to approach to talent acquisition with the ideal mindset—always trying to make the right fit for both the client and the candidate. He firmly believes in doing what is best for both parties.

Tom is a former youth wrestling coach and remains a huge fan of collegiate and high school wrestling. In his down time you can find this New York Giant’s fan clocking some quality time with his wife, two kids and dog.

Julie Phelan
Search Team Director, Commercial

Julie is a search guru who has placed candidates in leadership roles across the country. She has experience managing the full recruitment cycle in hospitals and health systems, as well as pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies.

Julie attended Ohio University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. When she’s not working, she can be found parenting her teenagers and taking care of her family’s small zoo. This animal lover’s other passions include being outdoors or traveling as much as possible.

Jarrett Rowoldt
RPO Team Leader

You can count on Jarrett for a lot of things. He’ll solve tough problems. He’ll find excellent candidates. He’ll lead teams to success. Oh, and along the way, he’ll definitely make you laugh. When Jarrett is on your team, you’ll get the results you need – and you’ll have fun along the way.

Jarrett cares about creating a great experience for our RPO clients. He manages a team of RPO recruiters to find the top candidates in research & development, engineering, manufacturing, commercial & advertising, information technology, and more.

Jarrett has ten years of experience in recruitment and customer facing interaction. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio University.


Ashley Stipes
Associate Director - Brand, Culture, and Recruitment Marketing

From cow town USA to Hollywood, California, this small-town-turned-city girl has a knack for working with creative and professional talent. Her passion for people has transcended industries. That’s why Ashley continues growing her career by leading cross-functional teams. Her experience in both creative and people-driven roles in the entertainment industry prepared her for taking on the Brand, Culture, and Recruitment Marketing department at TSP. She leads marketing and engagement through tspSTORYTELLER.

Interviewing celebrities on red carpets was glitz and glamor, but playing a role in impacting healthcare is more in line with who she is—an empathetic leader who wants to see good things happen in the world. She believes in what we do, and when you meet her, it’s evident.

Ashley brings more than a decade of experience in talent marketing, acquisition, management, and development to TSP. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.