About Herrmann International

Changing the world through Transformative Thinking

At Herrmann International, we come to work every day because we want to help organizations adapt to today’s technological advances and economic changes through Transformative Thinking.

We deliver proven, highly validated tools and systems that increase thinking agility so that you can achieve higher levels of performance. Our practical, easy-to-apply programs and methods help you achieve success in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

Because thinking influences everything you do, you must understand your thinking to apply it for better productivity, communication, collaboration, and innovation.

Read more about Whole Brain® Thinking and our HBDI® assessment.

Our Story

A history of innovation in business

Ned HerrmannNed Herrmann, founder of Herrmann International and originator of Whole Brain® Thinking, first pioneered the study of the brain in the field of business while in charge of Management Education at General Electric Corporation’s world-class corporate university, Crotonville. He published his initial research as a two-part series in T+D Magazine in 1981-1982 (The Creative Brain, Parts I & II).

His first widely acclaimed book, “The Creative Brain,” traced the scientific and historical roots of his innovative Whole Brain® Thinking approach. In 1995, his groundbreaking “The Whole Brain Business Book” (McGraw Hill) created a new benchmark in thinking styles research specifically as it applies to critical business areas such as leadership, productivity, sales and teamwork.

The pioneering work, research and spirit of Ned Herrmann continue to drive the company three decades later. Ned viewed the Whole Brain® Model as metaphor for an organizing principle of how the brain works, and as clients and practitioners around the world demonstrate every day, the exponential applications of one simple model have created a system that can improve virtually all aspects of individual and organizational performance.

Today, our clients use Whole Brain® Thinking and the HBDI® to across multiple business challenges:

  • brand & messaging strategy
  • coaching relationships
  • communication improvement
  • company culture alignment
  • change management
  • creativity nurturing
  • customer engagement
  • decision making
  • individual productivity & engagement
  • innovation process
  • leadership & manager development
  • meeting management
  • mentor match
  • new product & service development
  • problem solving
  • revenue growth
  • sales team skill development
  • succession planning
  • team cohesion and productivity

Meet the Team

We endeavor to apply a Whole Brain® approach in all that we do

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

CEO
Karim Nehdi

Karim Nehdi

Head of Global Innovation
Dominic Coletto

Dominic Coletto

Executive Vice President of Sales
John "JT" Tompkins

John "JT" Tompkins

Director of Strategic Accounts and Resellers
Betsy Summers

Betsy Summers

Marketing Director
Valentina Diamante

Valentina Diamante

Manager of Client Services
Leslie Flack

Leslie Flack

Finance Manager
Sarah Fritz

Sarah Fritz

Client Relationship Manager
Quinton Arledge

Quinton Arledge

Client Relationship Manager
Zechariah Boyd

Zechariah Boyd

Client Relationship Manager
Jennifer Lyons

Jennifer Lyons

Events & Marketing Project Manager
Yosuke Carter

Yosuke Carter

Digital Marketing Manager
Christina Kaputsos

Christina Kaputsos

Lead Designer
Donna Martin

Donna Martin

Client Relationship Manager
Kim Zappel

Kim Zappel

Client Service Representative
Emily Sims

Emily Sims

Client Service Representative
Toni Merck

Toni Merck

Client Service Representative
Ashley Baker

Ashley Baker

Sales Assistant
Andrew Swerlick

Andrew Swerlick

Senior Software Engineer
Jacob Helman

Jacob Helman

Software Engineer
Dorothy Roche

Dorothy Roche

Director of Operations
Shawna Hughes

Shawna Hughes

Finance Assistant
Jessica McFarland

Jessica McFarland

Finance Assistant

We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team. Learn more about working at Herrmann apply for a job today.

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