Our Team

We are a hard-working team with years of education and experience.

Denny O. Clark

Denny O. Clark

Owner and Lead Consultant

Denny is a visionary and Senior Executive in both the public and private sectors. He has a strong, award-winning record of achievements in performance improvement, training, recruiting and diversity, and with additional expertise in business operations and sales leadership. He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He is also a graduate of Florida School of Banking and Florida State University. Denny is a Certified Engagement and Performance Coach (CEP) through the Human Capital Institute and holds certifications in franchise business development, business risk management, and mentoring programs.

Denny spent the bulk of his career to date in the private sector with Wachovia (Wells Fargo) Bank.  He was promoted from Branch Manager to Director of Consumer Bank Training in HR. He oversaw teams focused on training and developing branch staff, including tellers, lenders, and managers. Denny’s signature position with Wells Fargo was his tenure as Director of Recruiting. In this role, he was charged with:

  • Directing recruiting for the third largest bank in the country, with over 100,000 employees, and overseeing a 315-person staff located in 11 states. His efforts led to national industry recognition, including:
    • IQPC: Best Recruiting Organization and Most Innovative Recruiting Organization.
    • Workforce Management Magazine: Optimas Award for Recruiting Excellence.
    • Wachovia HR Division: Leslie Lloyd Award of Human Resources Excellence (HR MVP).

Upon transitioning from Wachovia (Wells Fargo), Denny co-created Thought Leadership Institute (TLI), where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. He led a nationally-recognized development organization which created “exchanges” for recruiting leaders to discuss the challenges facing the recruiting industry. TLI attracted paying membership and guests from many Fortune 500; and Fortune Most Admired companies with diverse, highly evolved recruiting and sourcing functions.

Filiz Aktan, Ph.D

Filiz Aktan, Ph.D

Instructional Designer and Performance Technologist

Filiz Aktan is an Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies professional with a Ph.D from Florida State University. She also has masters’ degrees in Instructional Systems and Educational Technology. Filiz is a native-born Turkish citizen. She has worked with corporations, consulting companies, and state agencies to create progressive and world-class instructional design. She is certified in Online Teaching, Human Performance Improvement, Green Belt, and Coaching for Employee Retention and Engagement.

Her mission is to take people and organizations to the next level. She is an instructional design visionary and performance technologist with a strong desire to improve learning using technology. She specializes in using technology in education, learning styles, cognitive load theory, and organizational performance improvement. She has worked on major projects, such as hybrid curriculum development, organizational performance management, online and face-to-face design and development, and on-the-job training delivery.  


  • Ph.D in Instructional Design and Performance Technology
  • Certified in Augmented Reality training
  • Six Sigma Certified
  • Google and Facebook Partner-Certified
  • Coaching for Engagement and Performance Certified
    Kevin T. Kjellerup, M.Ed.

    Kevin T. Kjellerup, M.Ed.

    Consultant and Coach

    Kevin Kjellerup is the Education and Training Administrator for the Florida Office of the Attorney General and consultant and coach with Pinnacle Performance.

    One of few in the country who consult using the quality management principles and System of Profound Knowledge originating with Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Kevin has trained in the private and public sectors, working with professionals in government, education and industry.  He designs, develops, and delivers seminars, multi-day leadership development workshops, computer and web-based courses, and train-the-trainer instruction programs, and is expanding his channels for delivery through use of virtual reality and mobile applications.


    • B.A., Philosophy 
    • Minors in Political Science and Latin
    • Graduate Work in Philosophy
    • M.Ed., Teaching and Instruction
    • Agile Scrum Certification
    • Lean Management Certification

    We Strive for Excellence

    Our priority is to be recognized for being a BEACON of Excellence, the BEST IN CLASS training, consulting, and coaching firm as determined by our industry peers, our customers, and the communities we serve.

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