Seminars Selecting the right people is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.

Our Team

Principals – California

Leif Everest, executive vice president of Management Team Consultants, Inc., has over a dozen years experience working as a consultant, facilitator and instructional designer in competency-based behavioral interviewing techniques. He has consulted in a wide range of industries, including high tech, engineering, legal, financial services, healthcare, and hospitality. With his combined background in computer training, program design and web development, Everest managed the implementation of Effective Interviewing!® e- Learning and HirePath Online Interview Tools. Formerly, Everest was an Account Manager for TMP Worldwide, one of the world's largest recruitment advertising agencies. He earned a BA in Communications with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara, and holds a certificate as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Jim Kennedy, founder and president of Management Team Consultants, Inc., is a leading authority on selection interviewing. He has spent many years training seasoned professionals to interview more effectively. He is also the author of Getting Behind the Resume: Interviewing Today's Candidates, and his ideas appear frequently in the Wall Street Journal and other publications. No newcomer to intercultural training issues, Kennedy is the former Director of Human Resources for J. Walter Thompson, a global advertising agency. Kennedy is a graduate of Stanford University and the Harvard Business School Middle Management Program, and was formerly Manager of Employment for General Foods Corporation (now Kraft Foods).

Anna Everest, vice president of Management Team Consultants, Inc., is an instructional program designer and skilled seminar trainer, as well as a co-author of many articles on interviewing culturally diverse candidates. She draws on her own diverse background and many years of business experience, including KPMG Peat Marwick, to help companies respond to today's interviewing and selection issues. Everest has degrees in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and Psychology from University of Colorado and a Master's degree in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior.