Get to Know Our Executive Recruiting Consultants

We’re in the relationship business. We’ve earned our experience one handshake at a time, earning more than 25 years of trust, knowledge and understanding. We know you can’t talk to a computer or confide in a website. Anyone can buy technology, but four out of five managerial, professional and executive jobs are filled through the market intelligence gained by talking with people. Our business is a people thing — not a portal thing. Whether you need executive recruiting, coaching or help with outplacement and career transition, we look forward to partnering with you.

Ralph Dise

Founder & President

Ralph Dise is founder and president of Dise & Company. Ralph has a life-long interest in developing leaders and helping enterprises succeed. He learned his earliest leadership lessons as a teenager attending a summer military program.

Mark Gonska

Executive Vice President

Mark Gonska is Executive Vice President and leads the Outplacement Practice for Dise & Company. He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make: retaining employees they should release. Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers. He also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally.

Susan Paley Zak

Director of Executive Recruiting

In her position as Director of Executive Recruiting at Dise & Company since 2004, Susan Paley Zak leverages her broad network of contacts in business, professional and nonprofit communities to help clients find the right talent for their organizations. Throughout her successful career in human resources, Susan’s signature accomplishment has been to bring an entrepreneurial zeal to whatever she touches.

Greg Reynolds

Director Emeritus

Greg is an experienced human resources executive who assists clients in recruiting key talent, building organizational bench strength and optimizing workforce performance by enhancing leadership skills. He is skilled in creating outplacement services that meet the needs of both organizations and individuals affected by reductions in force. His clients have ranged from small businesses to Fortune 100 organizations in the public and private sectors. He has deep experience in service, industrial, nonprofit, and technology environments.

Susan Brophy

Senior Career Transition Advisor

Susan Brophy is a nationally recognized career transition coach, LinkedIn strategist and workforce/higher education development consultant, whose mission and passion is career transition services and advisement to both candidates and employers.  

As Senior Career Transition Advisor, Susan guides and coaches management and executive level candidates experiencing career transition and job loss.  Susan is a trusted advisor to candidates and is proud to provide solid strategies that lead to successful employment, power networking and career advancement.

Jennifer Otto

Director of Client Services & Corporate Development

Director, Client Services and Corporate Development, Jennifer Otto assists clients in developing their job search. She guides clients through the onboarding process and helps maintain communication. In addition to drafting resumes and cover letters, she provides assistance with various search databases as well as technical support.

P. William Marshall

Executive Vice President of Search Practice

Bill Marshall, Executive Vice President of Dise & Company’s Search Practice, has twenty-five plus years of experience in executive recruitment for a broad spectrum of industries and functions. Acknowledged throughout the region as one of the leading experts on recruitment, he is regularly called upon to assist in recruiting top talent to his diverse group of corporate clients.

Dori Lieber

Research Director

Dori Lieber has a distinguished record of involvement in nonprofit community activities. Her additional success in corporate and entrepreneurial businesses make her a great fit for the firm, which works at the intersection of those worlds. She has worked in radio sales and marketing in New York City. In 1979, she and her husband Joel established what would soon become a five-store retail chain, where she served as general manager. She later joined Jewish Vocational Services, where she became the Associate Director of Corporate Connection, an executive-recruitment division of a nonprofit agency. The program became self-sustaining within its first year of business, developing crucial non-restricted funding for the agency.

Phyllis Webb

Research Associate

Research Associate, Phyllis Webb brings a track record of success as a senior IT leader. As a long term IT Director at Progressive Insurance, she has been responsible for managing large organizations and has directed the implementation of many large, multi-year, multi-million dollar projects.