Team

Cheryl M Christensen, M.Ed.

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In February 2018, after working six years with Oracle, Inc. and IHS Markit, Inc. in Learning & Development and Sales Training & Enablement, Cheryl and her husband Bruce opened a consulting practice to share their expertise.  

  

With 33 years' knowledge behind her, spread between small and medium sized consulting firms, academia, and billion dollar publicly traded organizations, Cheryl is ready to share her innovative ideas about hiring, developing talent and leaders, and building sales enablement frameworks to support sales and operations. 

  

Data2Develop, Cheryl's first entrepreneurial pursuit, gives her immense pleasure as she builds an infrastructure to support her clients and scale as the consulting practice grows. Early in Cheryl's career she automated several small consulting practices, finance systems, and productivity tools as they transitioned from paper and mainframe computers to networked infrastructures. She built Project Management systems, CRM tools, administered Learning Management Systems and is now supporting organizations as they move to the Cloud. 

  

Cheryl is certified to facilitate Everything DiSC Workplace, PXT Select and Five Behaviors, and has also been the customer on the receiving end of these powerful tools while working at Oracle, Inc. and IHS Markit, Inc.

  

Data2Develop uses the PXT Select prior to hiring any team member and is proud to be an authorized partner of PXT Select, Everything DISC and Five Behaviors. Additionally, Data2Develop uses the Zoho integrated suite of applications to run the business and is excited to be an authorized partner of Zoho One and their suite of applications.


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Itauma Itauma, PhD

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Itauma joined Data2Develop, LLC in September 2019 after working in a curriculum development role in higher education.  As Chief Research and Development Officer, Itauma brings a wealth of skill sets to Data2Develop, LLC.as we focus on the build of platforms and apps to solve problems all of the team have seen in industry and academia.  

He will continue to do research and present at conferences regarding the value of data analytics in building an organization with the most critical assets - its people.


 Itauma has a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from Keiser University and is currently enrolled in the Harvard Business Analytics Program. He has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ilorin, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, majoring in human-robot interaction, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Wayne State University where his thesis was based on leveraging HPCC Systems for Big Data analytics. He is also interested in education analytics, health analytics, and increasing diversity in STEM. 

Bob Milliken

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Bob Milliken is a Managing Director at Data2Develop, LLC and is available as a CEO for hire in the Start-up or Turnaround Community.  He is best known by his colleagues as a strategy leader, mentor and motivator of people. Throughout his career of guidance and governance, he unearthed financial gains and empowered talent in eight diverse organizations. 


Bob’s approach to operational success is communicating with individuals and teams to get companies back on track, grow their revenue and drive (re)structure, while respecting their cultural initiatives.


Bob is masterful at planning and implementing short and long-term tactics that have proven to build a stronger, results-focused workforce, leveraging his extensive experience in sales, marketing, business development, and organizational strategy. His broad areas of expertise include P&L, startups and turnarounds, global business development, M&A, franchising, retailing, consulting, human resources, and executive leadership.


Prior to joining Data2Develop, Bob held various senior leadership positions within companies ranging from five million to two billion in sales, including his own as an entrepreneur. His expertise spans a multitude of industries, including downstream Oil & Gas, Biofuels, Convenience Store, Power Equipment, Horticulture, Consulting, Tobacco, Heating Oil & Propane, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Carwash. 


Bob earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from St. Mary’s College of California and achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Framingham State College, where he was recruited to play football. 


A recognized thought leader, Bob has facilitated speaking engagements and mentoring opportunities at many of his companies on the topics of brand strategy, marketing initiatives, human resource development and organizational direction.

Bruce Christensen

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 Working in the Nuclear Industry as a Quality Assurance Auditor, Bruce certified suppliers as compliant with Department of Energy (DOE) regulations. An entrepreneur at heart, Bruce owned and operated Business2Business Printing, Inc. for over 20 years until closing operations in 2010

Bruce is certified to facilitate Everything DiSC Workplace workshops. He has several years' experience presenting to both small and large audiences as a very effective educator and facilitator.

Brue is an FAA licensed Drone Pilot and can facilitate the use of drone photography in work shops with our clients.  He has always had a talent in photography and enjoys exploring the latest tools and gadgets.  

He is currently participating in a Voice Over Certification program as he will be the voice in many of the eLearnings created to support our clients.  He also loves playing taxi driver to Cheryl as they travel the Pacific Northwest meeting with clients all over the State of Washington.

In addition to facilitating workshops, taxiing, and flying his drone, Bruce has a beautiful tenor voice, having performed on stage in musicals and solo vocal work. 

As Director of Audio and Video Productions for Data2Develop, he enjoys perfecting his talent to support our clients.

Sue Zepeda

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Sue is a Doer and early in in her career she volunteered at the local Crisis Pregnancy Center; first, as a crisis counselor, than invited to sit on the advisory board developing a parenting class for teen moms.  From the basics of parenting to balancing work schedules, school studies, and new parenting responsibilities, Sue did this while preparing for her fourth child.


While raising 4 children, Sue has dealt with life's challenges including home schooling her 15 year old son after he was diagnosed with Acute T-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia (A.L.L.)  Teaching her youngest child to read at just three years old was one of Sue's most rewarding accomplishments, and one that would lead her to tutoring students privately in her home. Eventually she was also hired at a nearby charter school, successfully tutoring fourteen students who were reading below their grade level. 


In January 2004, Sue launched her own professional organizing business, Within Reach Organizing.  She has since been a 2007 board member-at-Large for NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), where she enjoyed being the Training & Development Activity Group Leader.


Sue is a published author with various articles for numerous publications; sat on boards of multiple business organizations; presented to myriad audiences and groups.  Sue isn't afraid of the camera as she also participated in Tucson's KOLD's Channel 9 news special, 'Organized '08' and was a speaker at the 2009 Women's Entrepreneurial Bootcamp in Scottsdale, Arizona. 


Sue lives in Tucson, Arizona with Mark, her husband of nearly thirty years. who she also supports in his business operations.

Dean Meyers

Dean Meyers

Dean is a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator and brings years of experience as a visual facilitator conducting workshops on change management.  He provides thought leadership on the visual integrations and platforms Data2Develop, LLC and its subsidiaries are scoping out.   Dean is a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).  


His research interest include VR/AR, graphics, video and media, design, innovation and visual storytelling including the hardware and technology that makes it all possible. His background in technology originates as the Sales Technology Support Rep with the launch of the Apple Macintosh supporting Apple customers throughout Central and Latin America and the Carribbean.  He has stayed on the forefront of technology ever since.


A brilliantly talented artist, musician, composer, opera singer - Cheryl's kind of team member!  Thanks to Wiley Workplace Tools - Everything DiSC and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team programs, Cheryl and Dean met, bonded, the rest is history.  Cheryl knew Dean needed to join her team as his talent in Change Management through Visual Thinking workshops was exactly what Cheryl's clients are looking for.  Cheryl cannot speak highly enough of this gentle man and his talents.



Christina Chew, MBA

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Christina brings an incredible background in the health care industry and marketing analytics.   She is a storyteller by numbers, motivated by leveraging insights from data and transforming them into actionable business goals. With 20 years experience in marketing, consulting and finance, Christina has successfully led teams, made sound business decisions and influenced senior management based on clear-cut data analytics in startup, turnaround, and growth environments. She brings fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Malaysian.


Christina assists our clients with data analytics and visualization, consulting / professional services, program / project management, insights generation, market analytics, product marketing / management / co-marketing, content marketing, financial modeling, cross-functional leadership, market research.


She is a dynamic self-starter and problem solver bringing a broad background and analytics expertise to Data2Develop, LLC and its clients.

Lilian Gillie

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With an entrepreneurial spirit, Lilian brings a strong background in an educational start-up that transitioned to a successful franchise model.  She is helping Data2Develop build its curriculum offerings and programs in critical skill sets currently lacking in today's workplaces.  She brings several years of experience working in internet based industries. She is a strong education professional skilled in Research, Management, and is a cryptocurrency trainer and Amazon FBA Seller. 


As a certified facilitator of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Lilian can help organizations with change management inititiaves, leadership development, staff planning, and growth.  She has experienced growing a start-up to a multi-million dollar organization with several franchise owners in the Brazilian marketplace.

Lilian brings Portugese fluency to Data2Develop, LLC.

Nancy Fawakhiri

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Nancy is a welcome addition to Data2Develop, LLC as her focus has been in Urban Planning for the last few years as she worked on her Master's degree in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.  The Digital Transformation is impacting our local governments and their staff; Nancy is focused on  helping these team develop their teams.


Having been introduced to the psychometric tools we use, Nancy is a natural consultant and looking forward to working with our clients in academia, institutions of learning in K-12 as well as higher education.  City, County, and State governments will also benefit from the experience she gained while interning with the Planning and Economic Development team for the City of Des Plaines and the City of Evanston, both in the Greater Chicago area.  


We are excited she has relocated to Seattle, Washington as we can keep her busy with the data and planning needs as our municipalities focus on talent development.  Nancy speaks Arabic so we add yet another language skill to the diverse team that is Data2Develop, LLC