Bill Redmon, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
As Kintla CEO, Bill leads the development of ideas, products and services for applying neuroscience in organizations and is responsible for business operations. With his background in psychology and perspective on neuroscience and behavior, Bill brings a practical point of view to Kintla’s research, strategy and delivery. Bill strongly values collaborative working relationships and partnering with client teams to design and build customized neuroscience applications that fit their cultures and business needs.
Prior to joining Kintla, Bill was Principal Vice President and Manager of Talent and Development at Bechtel Corporation, a major Engineering and Construction company with more than 50,000 employees worldwide. At Bechtel, Bill was accountable for talent management and executive leadership programs. He worked with five global business units to develop strategies and processes for selecting, developing and managing talent at all levels. He also led Bechtel’s programs for executive coaching, team building, learning and development, and performance management.
Prior to joining Bechtel, Bill consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies in the private and public sectors to help refine their strategies and develop supporting performance systems. He and his consulting teams worked with companies in manufacturing, retail, engineering, and service sectors to implement culture change and develop innovative approaches in leadership, customer relationship management, quality, and safety.
Early in his career, Bill was a professor of industrial/organizational psychology where he directed graduate training and research in organization change, action research, and consulting. In this role, Bill developed and taught graduate courses in behavioral systems analysis, organizational change, and strategic planning. He also directed student research and field experience in private sector businesses. He is a licensed psychologist and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Jim Illich is a seasoned executive with 25 years of experience developing and executing complex, world-class infrastructure projects. Jim joined Bechtel Corporation in 1988 and initially served in a variety of roles including Thailand Country Manager, Business Development Manager for international markets, Corporate Manager of Human Resources and Project Director for major projects in Africa and Asia. After this assignment, he successfully ran some of Bechtel’s largest global businesses including LNG, Upstream Oil and Gas, and Downstream Refinery, Chemicals and Pipeline.
Jim gained extensive experience in international business, corporate strategy, government relations, local content expansion, crisis management, supply chain and logistics, health and safety initiatives, leadership and training programs, and developing new business and projects in both developed and emerging markets. He has developed and executed challenging LNG projects around the world as well as executed and/or sponsored several of the largest North American pipeline projects in the past two decades.
During his tenure at Bechtel, Jim was a member of important strategic and operational committees for the enterprise and was a director of several international joint stock companies and corporate entities in locations such as France, Nigeria, Thailand, India, Canada, and Trinidad. He was the Chairman of the Board for 4 years for Welded Construction, which is one of the largest pipeline contractors in North America. Jim was elected Senior Vice President and a Partner of privately held Bechtel in 2005 and retired from the company in 2012.
Passionate about education, Jim has been a guest lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business for the last 10 years and is involved in several philanthropic activities involving education in Southeast Asia and with STEM/K-12 initiatives in the U.S.
Jim earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. He was born and raised in Montana, is married and has two children.
Dr. Bruce Perry
Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. He serves as the inaugural Senior Fellow of the Berry Street Childhood Institute, an Australian based center of excellence focusing on the translation of theory into practice to improve the lives of children.
Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. His most recent multimedia books, BRIEF: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society and RESILIENT: Six Core Strengths for Healthy Development were released in 2013. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.
Dr. Perry was on the faculty of the Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry at the University of Chicago School Of Medicine from 1988 to 1991. From 1992 to 2001, Dr. Perry served as the Trammell Research Professor of Child Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During this time, Dr. Perry also was Chief of Psychiatry for Texas Children's Hospital and Vice-Chairman for Research within the Department of Psychiatry. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Perry served as the Medical Director for Provincial Programs in Children's Mental Health for the Alberta Mental Health Board. He continues to consult with the government of Alberta on children’s issues and serves as a founding member of the Premier’s Council of Alberta’s Promise.
Dr. Perry has conducted both basic neuroscience and clinical research. His neuroscience research has examined the effects of prenatal drug exposure on brain development, the neurobiology of human neuropsychiatric disorders, the neurophysiology of traumatic life events and basic mechanisms related to the development of neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. His clinical research and practice has focused on high-risk children. This work has examined the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, social, and physiological effects of neglect and trauma in children, adolescents and adults. This work has been instrumental in describing how childhood experiences, including neglect and traumatic stress, change the biology of the brain – and, thereby, the health of the child.
His clinical research over the last ten years has been focused on integrating emerging principles of developmental neuroscience into clinical practice. This work has resulted in the development of innovative clinical practices and programs working with maltreated and traumatized children, most prominently the Neurosequential Model©, a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical work (NMT), education (NME) and caregiving (NMC). This approach to clinical problem solving has been integrated into the programs at dozens of large public and non-profit organizations serving at-risk children and their families.
His experience as a clinician and a researcher with traumatized children has led many community and governmental agencies to consult Dr. Perry following high-profile incidents involving traumatized children such as the Branch Davidian siege in Waco (1993), the Oklahoma City bombing (1995), the Columbine school shootings (1999), the September 11th terrorist attacks (2001), Hurricane Katrina (2005), the FLDS polygamist sect (2008), the earthquake in Haiti (2010), the tsunami in Tohoku Japan (2011) and the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings (2012).
Dr. Perry is the author of over 500 journal articles, book chapters and scientific proceedings and is the recipient of numerous professional awards and honors, including the T. Berry Brazelton Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award, the Award for Leadership in Public Child Welfare and the Alberta Centennial Medal.
He has presented about child maltreatment, children's mental health, neurodevelopment and youth violence in a variety of venues including policy-making bodies such as the White House Summit on Violence, the California Assembly and U.S. House Committee on Education. Dr. Perry has been featured in a wide range of media including National Public Radio, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS News and the Oprah Winfrey Show. His work has been featured in documentaries produced by Dateline NBC, 20/20, the BBC, Nightline, CBC, PBS, as well as dozen international documentaries. Many print media have highlighted the clinical and research activities of Dr. Perry including a Pulitzer-prize winning series in the Chicago Tribune, US News and World Report, Time, Newsweek, Forbes ASAP, Washington Post, the New York Times and Rolling Stone.
Dr. Perry, a native of Bismarck, North Dakota, was an undergraduate at Stanford University and Amherst College. He attended medical and graduate school at Northwestern University, receiving both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Dr. Perry completed a residency in general psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The University of Chicago.
Joe Laipple, Ph.D.
Client Solutions Manager
Joe is Kintla's Client Solutions manager, which involves applying neuroscience principles to the design and delivery of individual and organization improvement programs. He works closely with client teams to assess current needs, customize Kintla's neuroscience approach to fit their culture, and deliver sustained change. Joe values creating sustained change by working collaboratively with HR, internal consultant teams, home office and field organizations to create "local" ownership.
Prior to joining Kintla, Joe worked as an engagement leader for programs to improve strategy, productivity, sales, quality and safety across a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, biotech, manufacturing, oil and gas, telecommunications, banking, financial services, healthcare and technology. He is a specialist in organizational development with 20 years of experience in facilitating major change initiatives across more than thirty midsize and large businesses within North America, Asia and Europe.
Joe is an experienced psychologist, master facilitator, coach and trainer and has designed and delivered many high-engagement learning and personal improvement programs. He has work with leaders of all levels from front-line supervisors and individual contributors to senior executives and their teams.
Joe is the author of numerous publications on productivity, performance improvement and organizational change including two recent books:
Rapid Change: Immediate Action for the Impatient Leader (2012). Performance Management Press.
Precision Selling: A Guide for Coaching Sales Professionals (2006). Performance Management Press.
Implementation Team Lead
Wendy collaborates with clients to guide the development of customized Kintla neuroscience-based change and innovation programs, facilitates skills-building sessions and supports internal client teams during implementation.
Before joining the Kintla team, she worked in significant project management and organizational change roles across a broad array of industries including engineering, construction, government, hospitality and health care. She has deep experience in performance management process management, software/systems implementation, leadership development, talent management, and employee engagement.
As Kintla’s marketing coordinator, Emmett works closely with the Kintla team to ensure effective workflow with clients and works with customers to ensure the highest quality of service from the Kintla team. An office manager by training, Emmett also handles the details of Kintla’s collaborative workspace.
Prior to joining Kintla, Emmett worked in the non-profit sector, predominantly in low-income and low-skill unemployment. Working with 100+ clients a day in an emotionally-charged, high-stress environment led him to the neuroscience principle of reflection. At Kintla, Emmett assists in the delivery of scientifically grounded applications to companies that, more than ever, need time for reflection in an over-connected, over-accessible world.
Blending his non-profit background with his business experience, Emmett has also worked in San Francisco’s startup scene, matching small startups with talented jobseekers throughout the Bay Area. Emmett plans on bringing Kintla’s neuroscience principles to the startup community and lead in developing effective, science-based trainings for their growing businesses.
A former competitive rower, Emmett finds time for reflection on the water and in the workout. Emmett is a San Francisco native and lives in the Richmond district, where he can be near Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and San Francisco’s beaches. Emmett balances his role at Kintla while finishing his business studies, focusing on organizational structure, growth, and change.
Roxanna Salim, M.A.
As a Neuroscience Associate, Roxanna offers insights from research on current topics in the field of cognitive neuroscience. Roxanna also provides education on current findings in neuroimaging methodology, cognitive appraisal, and stress that relate to the techniques utilized by Kintla.
Roxanna is currently completing her Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Psychology with a focus on Neuroendocrinology at Claremont Graduate University. Her dissertation research focuses on the relationship between psychological and neurophysiological markers of stress, and their collective influence on behavioral outcomes. Prior to starting work on her dissertation, Roxanna worked as a Research Associate at Kaiser Permanente where she utilized her statistical and methodological knowledge to present findings for employee-based organizational research projects.
Roxanna also works as the Research Director for the Psychology Department at Pomona College where she manages a number of ongoing studies in three psychophysiological research labs.
Bill Leach has 20+ years of experience helping leaders optimize organizational and personal leadership effectiveness. His areas of expertise include strategy, culture change, organization effectiveness, and leadership development and coaching. His approach is built on establishing trusting partnerships with leaders at all levels to help them develop and apply critical leadership capabilities.
During his career, Bill has consulted with businesses in more than 25 countries and a variety of industries including finance, health-care, construction/engineering, consumer products, telecommunications, energy, and aerospace enterprises.
Earlier in his career, Bill spent was a senior consultant with Dove Consulting, an international management consulting firm focused on educating leaders in change leadership and driving strategic change in rapidly evolving business environments. He also served as an internal change agent for employee engagement at Motorola, Inc
Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree in communication from Montana State University and a Master’s degree in organizational communication from San Diego State University.