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Debra Boggs, MSM

Co-Founder

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As the Co-Founder of D&S Executive Career Management, Debra works with interesting, talented, and successful executives from all over the globe to equip them with the tools they need to compete for the top jobs in their fields.

 

Debra has been recognized as a resume, LinkedIn, and job search expert by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Inc, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, and many others in addition to serving as an international speaker and guest for top-rated podcasts. In 2021, she was recognized by Forbes as a NEXT 1000 Entrepreneur. 

 

She holds a Master of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and an Associate of Science in Labor Studies. She is also an active member of Career Thought Leaders, a Founding Member of the Career Industry Authority, and a member of CHIEF, a private network for the most powerful women in leadership. 

Debra, her husband, and her two boys are located on the southern coast of Maine. 

Michelle Deatherage

Director of Client Success

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Michelle Deatherage brings diverse experience including a 15-year tenure with Lowe’s, a Fortune 50-ranked market leader, where she led sales efforts at the regional, national, and international levels for multibillion-dollar programs.

Following her corporate career, Michelle launched, led, and profitably sold an award-winning natural grocery store brand. As a former D&S client now in semi-retirement, Michelle joined the firm to put her years of experience as a hiring manager and business leader, as well as her creative energy and passion for connecting with others to good use working with our global clients. 

She is currently located in Reno where she and her husband spend the winters skiing. 

Michelle Merritt

Executive Resume Writer & Coach

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Michelle Merritt brings over a decade of experience guiding executive leaders through the entire job search process, from resume writing to negotiating offers. Drawing on her 20-year corporate career as a Fortune 500 recruiter, Corporate Culture executive, and Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Michelle provides a wealth of experience for her clients. 

Known as a ‘corporate cheerleader’, she embraces her unique blend of positivity and a direct communication style to teach others how to build strong networks and develop their strengths.

 

Michelle is an alumna of Loyola University, the recipient of a 40 Under 40 Award, a regular speaker and trainer on career-related topics, and has served on countless community and volunteer boards. She and her husband Jason are based in central Indiana near Indianapolis. 

Jessica Simko

Executive Resume Writer 

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Jessica Simko leverages her 15+ years as a senior-level HR leader in her work as an executive resume writer. After driving all facets of talent management and recruitment for multiple organizations, Jessica brings a unique perspective to her work writing resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other career-related documents and knows exactly what it takes to get noticed.

As a talented writer and career industry expert, she is a contributor to the Huffington Post’s career advice blog and author of the upcoming book, Why Can't I Be Me?: Understanding and Rising Above the 'Fake It To Make It' Work Culture.

Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and business administration from Bowling Green State University.

Norma Dávila, Ph.D., CPRW, CPCC, SHRM-SCP

Executive Resume Writer & Career Coach 

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Dr. Norma Dávila brings an authenticity, commitment to service, and deep expertise in career management to her work with senior-level clients across all industries.

 

Norma’s work is greatly enhanced by her PhD in Psychology from the University of Chicago and her bachelor’s degree from Yale University. Her industry-leading designations include a Senior Certified Professional for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) as well as a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), both through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW).

 

Recently, Norma co-authored several books for the Association of Talent Development (ATD) and was a contributor to the Career Thought Leaders Consortium, Careers Industry Trends Report: 5 Career Industry Megatrends for 2022.  She is also an international speaker for organizations such as SHRM, Ellevate, ATD, and many others.

 

Norma and her husband live in Puerto Rico near San Juan where she has been involved in many local organizations such as the Best Employers of Puerto Rico Selection Committee for Aon.

Charlie Drozdyk

Executive Resume Writer & Career Coach 

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Charlie brings deep expertise as a published career expert, former tech executive for human resource software, and an earlier career in advertising strategy.

 

As a respected thought leader on careers and job search strategy, Charlie has published multiple books for job seekers by HarperCollins and Ballantine Books, was a regular on CNN as their "Jobs Guy", and has appeared in Rolling Stone magazine as well as on ABC, CBS, and Fox.

 

In addition to his work in executive career management, Charlie served as a C-level leader for two Human Resource software firms where he has partnered and managed integrations with some of the largest ATSs being used today. Prior to that, he was VP of Strategy for some of the largest ad firms in the US, including DDB Advertising Worldwide and Publicis.

 

Charlie lives in Austin, Texas where he loves cycling and hiking with his two dogs.

Trish McGrath, CCTC, CDCS, MBTI

Executive Resume Writer & Career Coach 

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An executive career consultant specializing in senior leadership advancement and pivots, Trish McGrath has delivered exceptional results for leaders across more than 30 industries. Offering an objective view of employer needs and candidate marketability, she helps top performers increase their long-term earning power and career satisfaction.

 

Known for her direct, solutions-focused approach, Trish is a recognized subject matter expert in distilling broad professional accomplishments into relatable, quantified facts and overcoming age bias in the hiring process. Applying a wealth of coaching, higher ed, and corporate experience, Trish makes sure each client is ready, confident and positioned for success.

 

Her process-driven job search strategies get clients noticed and hired into great roles with their target companies, which she shares as author of the recent book, “New Rules for the 6-Figure Job Search”.

 

Trish is an active member of Career Thought Leaders, Career Directors International, and the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches. In addition to several career industry certifications, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

 

The proud mother of two grown children, Trish and her husband relocated to Sanibel Island, Florida from Connecticut in 2019.

Lynda Grossman

Executive Resume Writer & Career Coach 

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Lynda has dedicated her career to working with job seekers at every level. After more than 25 years in higher education career services leadership for institutions such as Xavier and Northeastern, Lynda transitioned to helping senior and executive leaders as a comprehensive job search strategist and resume writer.

She holds industry-leading certifications including the Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) and the Academy Certified Digital Branding Strategist, both through Career Thought Leaders. She is also a member of the Career Industry Authority.

Lynda earned a master's degree in counseling from Northeastern University after completing her bachelor's in psychology at SUNY-Binghamton. 

Lynda lives in the Cincinnati, OH area with her husband, daughter, and Shih-poo.

Kelli Caroll

Executive Resume Writer & Career Coach 

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Kelli has earned a reputation in the careers industry for ushering in a new generation of leaders focused on excellence in resume writing and career management. In addition to her nearly decade of resume writing experience for clients at all levels, she also serves as an executive recruiter for a national firm and Career Services Manager for an EdTech Bootcamp program. Before that, her early career included working as a technical recruiter and HR administrator.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations at Claflin University, the oldest HBCU in South Carolina, before completing her Master of Science from the University of Miami.

Currently located in Fort Lauderdale, Kelli serves as President-Elect for the Florida Career Development Association and is an active member of the Career Thought Leaders Consortium, the society of Elite Resume Writers, and several other industry-leading organizations. 

Jennifer Alonzo Reule, CPRW

Executive Resume Writer

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Jennifer Alonzo Reule is a certified and published resume writer who has dedicated the past 15 years to developing high-impact career branding documents and LinkedIn profiles for thousands of candidates around the globe. As a top writer in the field, her work was featured in the book Modernize Your Resume: Get Noticed…Get Hired.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Kansas State University. Additionally, she has held the Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) designation through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches for over a decade.

Alexander Logan, MS, MBA

Executive Resume Writer

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Alex Logan is a long-time certified resume writer and has served as a key member of the D&S team since 2016 leveraging his work experience in defense, government, banking, media, and military.

Alex holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Management and Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Ever the glutton for classroom-induced punishment, Alex is currently a law student at Syracuse University College of Law’s JD Interactive Program.

Alex and his family currently live near Austin, Texas after relocating from northern Nevada in 2017.