We help our clients achieve measurable results through elevating team performance, applying behavioral analytics, benchmarking talent and developing leaders.
We are all certified in the Predictive Index and are part of a global community of management consultants who specialize in helping companies reach their goals. Our team is battle-tested from executive level career tenure in a variety of industries – so we’ve lived it and we get it.
Brett is the Chief Operating Officer for Talent Suite and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The CFO Suite. Previously, Brett was a founding partner of The Controller Group (“TCG”).
Under Brett’s strategic and operational leadership, TCG and The CFO Suite have each been honored as two-time winners in the Dallas 100TM. TCG successfully merged with Tatum, LLC in 2006 where Brett played an integral role in developing a national presence for the consulting practice.
Brett began his career with Ernst & Young gaining a broad range of experience within the Entrepreneurial Services Assurance practice in the UK and Dallas office. During this time, he was also a member of the National Training Team responsible for the creation and instruction of many E&Y education programs.
Brett graduated from the University of Warwick in the UK and is a Chartered Accountant. He currently serves on the advisory board for Civitas Capital Management, LLC, a specialty financial services and investment management company and is an active angel investor in many Texas based startups. He is also active in various philanthropic organizations including the North Texas Food Bank.
VP OF CLIENT ENGAGEMENT
Kelly Rao is VP of Client Engagement at Talent Suite. In addition to her recruiting and talent management experience, Kelly brings over 20 years of extensive marketing, strategy and business development experience, having been a marketing executive previously with The Container Store. During her tenure there, she worked as part of the leadership team building the company from early stage to the iconic brand it is today.
Kelly naturally employs a customer success approach to business and has a keen ability to think like the consumer. She has a built a career in uncovering what motivates and drives people and embodies Talent Suite’s mission of building stronger more productive workplaces.
In her current role at Talent Suite, Kelly is a valued business partner to our clients helping them engage, develop and retain top talent to gain competitive advantage and fuel company growth. Her unique blend of experience allows her to work with Executives through many lenses, adapting to the needs of each client individually.
Kelly is a graduate of Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is a Predictive Index Certified Practitioner. Kelly volunteers her time at her son’s school, with several local nonprofit community outreach programs and currently serves on the Wellesley College Board.
Summer Pailet has a genuine passion for people and connection, a self-professed Soulpreneur, someone who chooses to rise up and work their light in a soul-driven career or business and in 2019 Summer founded the SoulPreneurs Consortium. Valuing the potential in everyone, her innate skills of relationship-building and insightful communication consistently retains loyal clients year after year. She has a background in psychology and fashion merchandising from the University of Texas-Austin, understanding success is from the inside out and outside in, a holistic approach. Summer is considered a thought leader to all of the organizations and their people that she touches.
Summer’s has a wealth of experience in professional presence, branding, strengths building, and effective communication in many industries that include, Healthcare & Pharma, Technology, Architecture, Financial Services, Shipping & Transportation, Hospitality, Auto, Cosmetics, Apparel & Footwear, Construction and other Retail Consumer Goods. She facilitates and coaches with contagious enthusiasm and energy. Her commitment to supporting the personal and professional growth of others is with boundless energy.
Summer is a recipient of the Teacher’s Excellence Award from SMU BLC Cox School ofBusiness for her Personal Brand Impact program in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Bringing social awareness and impact to her community and beyond is a ‘must’, serving as aBoard Member to a non-profit organization supporting Israel as well as, a member of IsraelBonds Dallas Women’s Leadership Council.
Sandi Knight is an Executive Consultant at Talent Suite. Sandi’s true passion is to inspire and impact others. As an executive coach, mentor and trusted advisor, Sandi helps executives improve their career strategy, leadership, and executive presence. She has extensive experience in Human Resources across multiple industries including Retail, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology and Healthcare. Sandi has worked with corporate offices, field offices, and multi-state locations.
She is passionate about helping organizations create a culture of great employee experiences for them and their family. Equally important to Sandi is incorporating coaching and mentoring to build communication and trust between leaders and their teams.
Sandi received her B.S. in Sociology and her M.S. Ed Psychology from Cal State and her Executive Coaching Certification (ACC) from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is certified with HRCI and has her SPHR.
Sandi also enjoys serving as a member of the Society of Human Resource Management, Dallas Human Resource Management Association, Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Roundtable and is on the board of the International Coach Federation – North Texas Chapter.
Merrit Alve is Operations Coordinator of Talent Suite. In addition to her daily responsibilities of process and project management, Merrit also enjoys the customer service aspect of her role as she loves working with people. Merrit brings with her over 20 years of customer service and sales experience. She specialized in sales and management in the dental field by creating systems for an ever-growing dental practice which makes her a wonderful addition to the team.
Merrit is an avid baker and spends her free time creating custom cakes and teaching decorating skills. Merrit loves to give back to the community and one focus area in particular is raising money for breast cancer research.