Assistant Dean and Director, Career Management
Fred Staudmyer has had an extensive career in human resources, human capital consulting, entrepreneurial and small business development. During his career he has served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Ziff Communications and headed talent acquisition at Chase (now JPMorgan Chase). He was also Senior Vice President and General Manager at Manchester Partners, a human capital consulting firm. More recently he was co-founder and President of the Hobart West Group and CEO of Garrett Sayer Group; both private equity backed staffing and legal services companies that were sold to larger firms. Fred earned his BS in ILR from Cornell and also his MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell and was a "straight through". He has served on the Advisory Council for Entrepreneurship at Cornell. Fred is responsible for corporate outreach and leading the CMC in designing and implementing career development programs and processes. Areas of advising concentration: Fred is interested in working with any student on his or her career.
Senior Associate Director
Laurie Sedgwick has been providing career advising for graduate and undergraduate Cornell students for over eleven years. Laurie also has experience as an executive search consultant, program manager for a biotech start-up, and was the director of human resources for a non-profit. She had a six-year career with the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a parachutist, jumpmaster, platoon leader, and company commander. Laurie received a B.A. in English Literature from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing her M.S.Sc. degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Areas of advising concentration: self-assessment, AMBA and EMBA career development, and Career Work Groups.
Nicole is based in the NYC area and began her career at Kidder Peabody then moved to Banc of America Securities where she worked in Fixed Income Sales and as the Global High Grade Business Manager. After a decade on Wall Street, Nicole pursued her creative passions as a writer and producer with her most notable project at BBC Productions, where she was involved in all aspects of production including casting, negotiating trade-outs, and developing storylines. For the past six years, she has coached executives and emerging leaders with organizations such as Deustche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, and Target. Most recently, she worked with MLT, a non-profit focused on career development for MBAs. Nicole completed the Coach Training Program at Columbia University and she is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) and Suite of WholeBrain Creativity Assessments (NBI™). She graduated with a degree in History from the University of Virginia where she has served on the Ridley Scholarship Board. Areas of advising concentration: Executive MBAs.