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Jessica A. Jane is vice president of human resources and administration and serves as a strategic leader for Guidepost Solutions. She directs program development for all people functions. With more than 15 years of human resources and operations management experience, Ms. Jane oversees the company’s human resources, payroll and administration functions. She brings a critical perspective to the company; focusing on how business and human resource plans impact people and operations. Ms. Jane works closely with other key functional leaders within legal, compliance, finance and accounting, information technology and marketing. Her role has contributed to the implementation of best practices and programs in employee relations, performance management, talent management, organizational and employee development, and human resource information systems.
Ms. Jane joined Guidepost Solutions via its predecessors, SafirRosetti and Global Options. At Global Options, she worked closely with key stakeholders through several acquisitions, integrations, and process re-engineering within human resources, accounting, information technology, office administration, production, and consulting. Ms. Jane played a key role in the transformation of the company, now Guidepost Solutions, into a global organization.
Prior to SafirRosetti, Ms. Jane worked in customer relations, human resources and operations management positions. She held these positions within a variety of industries; including, professional services, software and technology-focused media at companies such as Extricity Software, Peregrine Systems and Computerworld, Inc.
Ms. Jane enjoys giving back to the community. She is a passionate and active participant in the All Stars Program, a national non-profit organization that provides innovative inner-city youth development programs. Each summer, as a key representative for Guidepost Solutions, Ms. Jane serves as a sponsor for the Development for School Youth (DSY) internship program; focusing on students age 16 to 21. She also is a member of the DSY internship leadership committee and serves as a panelist helping to lead discussions aimed at attracting new partners and guiding supervisors from other companies around the Bay Area. Ms. Jane’s participation in this program has helped students succeed in their career growth and development.
Ms. Jane graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), and the California Chamber of Commerce.
Tammy Mangan leads the marketing and communications team at Guidepost Solutions. She brings executive level experience driving strategy and directing business development, marketing and communications initiatives, as well as building high performance, data-driven marketing teams.
Ms. Mangan most recently served as the chief marketing officer at Cole Scholtz where she is credited with initiating practice group strategic planning, the roll out of a cloud-based sales pipeline software platform and launching the firm’s Cannabis Law Group. Previously, she played a leadership role in branding one of the largest intellectual property firms in the United States, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. There she built the marketing, communications and business development programs and infrastructure.
Known as an innovator, Ms. Mangan has also driven the creative process for an animated short aimed at recruits, developed an award-winning business development training program for attorneys, and led her teams to win numerous awards from the Legal Marketing Association, including top honors in the practice development and website categories. She is an accomplished author and speaker, and served as co-executive editor of Strategies, the Journal of Legal Marketing.
Ms. Mangan earned her bachelor’s degree in international studies magna cum laude from Trinity College.
Patricia Gambale is a seasoned, marketing communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience working with professional service firms and nonprofit organizations. She joined Guidepost Solutions in 2013 as the director of marketing and is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the company’s marketing and business development initiatives. Most recently, she led the company’s rebranding and new website design to refocus its core service offerings under one unified brand.
By harnessing her experience and extensive background in corporate identity, branding, advertising, targeted marketing, creative direction, event planning and public relations, Ms. Gambale focuses her strategy on building brands and increasing an organization’s visibility. She’s had similar responsibilities with national accounting providers Marcum LLP and CBIZ MHM; the international law firm Nixon Peabody; and Aon Consulting, a global consulting company. In addition, she launched marketing departments from the ground up for nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Gambale is passionate about advancing her knowledge and sharing her expertise with others. She is a member of the Public Relations Professional of Long Island and has served on its Board of Directors as president and treasurer. Ms. Gambale is also a member of the Legal Marketing Association and an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the New York Institute of Technology. She received both a Master of Arts degree in corporate communications and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the institution.
Joseph Chapman has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience within a variety of industries including finance, media, technology, and consulting. He joined Guidepost Solutions’ predecessor in 2005 and currently oversees the company’s day-to-day accounting department operations throughout all of its regional offices.
Mr. Chapman has an extensive background with planning and analysis activities, financial reporting and acquisition integrations. Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, he was the budgeting and reporting manager for a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal. Mr. Chapman spent more than 13 years with Charles Schwab in a variety of finance and accounting roles, which included the financial planning and analysis function for the firm’s retail marketing division. He also served as a financial consultant for Silicon Valley technology companies.
Mr. Chapman received a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Ohio University.