Our Team of Training Specialists and Consultants

 

Click for David Zehren's bio.

Click for David Zehren's bio.

David Zehren

David served ten years as Director of the Evening MBA program at the University of Chicago.  He also sold computers for IBM, managed training activities for First Chicago, and started a training/consulting firm that grew into ZEHREN♦FRIEDMAN.  Read more…


Joe Friedman

Joe has over 20 years experience in sales, training, and consulting.  Joe's career path has taken him from the faculty at Northeastern Illinois University to First Chicago, to another training firm before joining his friend David (who kept calling, and calling, and calling) to form ZEHREN♦FRIEDMAN. Read more…

 

 


Bill Moller

Bill Moller, the most recent addition to the ZEHREN♦FRIEDMAN team, is a multiple award-winning broadcast journalist, public speaker, educator, and corporate communications coach. Bill knows how to craft “content” into a story for greater impact and then present and communicate that story most effectively.  Read more...


Blanche Roberts

Blanche joined us in 2007 as our newest Senior Consultant.  She has extensive client development experience in the professional and financial services industries including work with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arthur Andersen and ABN-AMRO.  Read more…

 


Jock Murray

Jock has extensive sales, sales management, and training experience in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas.  Jock joined us after 11 years at Abbott Labs, where he was a top performing sales representative, sales trainer, and sales manager in the Diagnostics Division.  Read more...


Tom Rosenak

Tom honed his selling skills working for Gateway Outdoor Advertising and 3M Media.  He then transferred those skills to a non-profit organization, where he marketed and delivered seminars focusing on interpersonal skills development.  When the corporate world beckoned again, the winner was… ZEHREN♦FRIEDMAN.  Read more…


Bobbie Thomas

Bobbie has over 20 years of experience in Sales, Sales Management, Consulting, Training, and Program Design. She is also on Faculty with Loyola University where she teaches in the MBA and Executive MBA Programs. Previously, Bobbie was the Senior Vice President of Sales for a leading management consulting and training firm. Her vision and leadership turned a failing sales force around to significant success.  Read more…


Judith Begoun

Judith is our Vice President and General Manager, responsible for client services and marketing operations.  Before blessing us with her presence and her skills, Judith worked as manager of treasury operations for Rand McNally and as CFO for an insurance industry service provider.

 


Rebecca Tanaka

Rebecca has over 20 years experience in training, adult learning, program design, and management. She has worked in Asia, Europe and the US in the public, private, and academic sectors. Rebecca holds an BA and MA in political science from Western Washington University, a certificate in adult education and curriculum design from Woodring College of Education, and a teaching certificate from Oxford University. She has published six books.  Read more…

 


Barry Kaufman

Newsweek magazine called Dr. Barry Kaufman “…one of the best health reporters in the country.”  For 15 years, Barry was full-time health reporter for WMAQ-TV, NBC, Chicago.  Barry created, produces and hosts several award-winning health promotion and wellness features for radio and provides presentation, media, and crisis communication training.


Lee Melchior

Lee has over 20 years of experience in the skills training and consulting business.  For much of that time, she served as Vice President of Design and Instruction for a national training firm that specializes, as we do, in selling skillsnegotiation skills, and presentation skills.