OUR TEAM

Chief Executive Officer

John Courtney

John is the Chief Executive Officer and a founder of NextJob. He leads the company, focusing his efforts on strategic partnerships, sales and new initiatives. In his nonprofit work, John serves as the President of the American Institute for Full Employment, a nonprofit think tank that develops best practice reemployment programs and consults with state government workforce agencies. In a related business, John has served as a Director for SOS Staffing Company, a 22-state staffing agency.

John has developed model reemployment policy and program designs since 1998, working with state agencies across America, including Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Alabama, Hawaii and Utah including helping advance the $40 million Texas Back to Work initiative that won US Department of Labor’s 2010 Innovation Award. He has written on topics such as reemployment best practices, hiring statistics, job board innovation, unemployment insurance tax structure efficiency, wage subsidy programs, implementation of the Workforce Investment Act and the American Institute’s nationally-published state unemployment report cards. Most recently, John has written expert testimony for the Institute’s appearance in U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearings on job creation and unemployment policy.

John has practiced law since 1993 in business and employment issues and mergers and acquisitions and taught business planning at the Oregon Institute of Technology. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University, and both an MBA in Entrepreneurship and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. John is IAWP-certified as a Master of Workforce Development. He enjoys job coaching and is also certified as a Stephen Ministry life coach.

Director of Customer Happiness

Kristi Weigant

Kristi is the Director of Customer Happiness at NextJob. She oversees the service delivery, coaching teams, customer service, account managers, public relations, and company culture. Kristi has held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Business Development Officer and VP of Sales at NextJob. She is now solely focused on excellence in service delivery and ensuring that our customers and job seekers are raving fans of NextJob. Kristi joined NextJob in 2007 with a background in multimedia education and curriculum design that made her instrumental in helping NextJob develop industry-leading online job search training.

Prior to joining NextJob, Kristi led the writing and design of the first multimedia-delivered, full semester high school economics course in America. The product, “Thinking Economics,” went on to win first place in the New York Educational Multimedia Competition and set a standard for multimedia-delivered education. Thinking Economics is currently distributed by the Center for Economic Education, the leading organization for economics education in the United States and around the world.

Kristi has developed business/education partnerships in hundreds of elementary and secondary schools and has also managed major faith-based initiatives, including the development and funding of outreach ministries and discipleship centers.

Chief Business Development Officer

Tammy Mullin

Tammy is the Chief Business Development Officer. She oversees sales, is a liaison with key strategic partners and has primary responsibility for accounting and financial matters. Tammy joined NextJob in early 2015 with a background in Marketing, Product Management and Accounting.

Prior to joining NextJob, Tammy held the position of Senior Director of Product Management for the Equifax Workforce Solutions Unemployment Division where she executed against internal and external research plans using varied research methodologies to generate critical insights that enabled the creation and execution of comprehensive strategic plans and tools to achieve desired business results, including improved client retention, market acceptance of new product initiatives and increased user experience satisfaction.

Tammy’s financial experience includes time spent as the Senior Financial Officer at Equifax Workforce Solutions, working as the Chief Financial Officer at Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc. and as a Senior Audit Manager for Arthur Andersen LLP where, in addition to her audit work, she assisted clients with business transactions, including Initial Public Offerings, M&A activities and debt transactions. She was also in charge of the development and execution of various training courses which has led to a love of teaching over the years.

Tammy received her Certified Public Accounting license from the State of Pennsylvania, is Pragmatic Marketing Certified and graduated with a B.S. in Certified Public Accounting from the University of Delaware.

Chief Information Officer

Mike Chamberland

Mike is NextJob’s Chief Information Officer, leading a team of developers and overseeing much of NextJob’s operations. The NextJob Technical Team has built an application and an operations team uniquely suited to provide job search training with a close tie to one-on-one coaching with industry leading cost effectiveness.

Before joining NextJob, Mike served as Information Department director for over ten years at a $200 million private firm. At Hire Calling Holding Company, Mike has also served as Technical Lead in the Business Research division before joining NextJob.

Mike is also a Fellow with the American Institute for Full Employment, specializing in information systems and best practices in Unemployment Insurance and labor exchange programs. There, Mr. Chamberland authored the Institute’s study on Employment Exchange Board Best Practices – an in-depth study of public and private job boards, their design, innovation, content, effectiveness, and use of technology. This study is the basis for establishing best of breed standards as the rapidly expanding labor exchange industry continues to develop.

Mike earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

Chief Operations Officer

Terri ShephardTerri Shephard

Terri is the Chief Operations Officer for NextJob. She is responsible for accounting, tax and compliance as well as providing technical and operational support to customer service and the coaching teams. Terri also provides support in reporting, data analysis and recruitment and capacity planning allowing NextJob to continue to grow and meet the needs of its customers and job seekers.

Terri joined NextJob in 2007 after nearly 15 years as an award-winning executive recruiter and manager in the staffing and permanent placement industry and has actively participated in building the coaching team at NextJob. With a previous career in public relations and communications, Terri has also been a contributor to our internal and external communications program, and has helped develop content for the NextJob Online Job Search Training Program.

Terri was educated at the University of Oregon with an emphasis in sociology and journalism. Her involvement in professional and service organizations have included membership roles in the Society for Human Resources Management, economic development committees and Rotary International.

Director of New Coach Development / Coach Team Manager

Christine StillerChristine Stiller

Christine joined NextJob as a Job Coach in 2010 and currently serves in the role of Director of New Coach Development / Coach Team Manager. In this role Christine oversees the development and implementation of training and mentoring strategies and processes for the successful onboarding of new coaches into the NextJob team. This process not only involves training on systems, tools and procedures but more importantly it focuses on integrating new coaches into the NextJob culture and philosophy of customer service. Christine’s goal is to ensure that new coaches have the knowledge, attitude, tools, resources, and skills they need in order to provide personalized NextJob service to job seekers.

A big picture / strategic thinker, Christine’s mission is to build the capacity of people and organizations. As a Human Resources Consultant Christine provided services in the areas of training & development, executive coaching, employee engagement and team effectiveness. In her 20 year HR career Christine has worked in or served leaders in a number of industries including nonprofits, healthcare, financial & professional services and manufacturing.

Christine is a PCC certified coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) – one of less than 5000 worldwide. She brings to NextJob a depth of coaching expertise from having served as New Coach Instructor for an IAC certified coaching school where she delivered a 5-month training curriculum that involved virtual class instruction, 1:1 mentoring and developmental feedback and coaching skills evaluation.

In addition to her certifications in Human Resources Management and Training & Development, Christine holds the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (Canada) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Director of Military Services

Kathy Malone

Kathy is a professional career transition coach, engaging speaker, best-selling author, successful internet marketer, and 26-year navy veteran. She is the founder of Front Line Success Systems, a personal development company committed to helping military people in transition. Since 2002, Kathy has coached hundreds of clients through radical career changes.

Kathy is considered an expert on issues faced by military personnel transitioning back to civilian life. After living the military lifestyle, particularly in a combat zone, it can be a daunting task to find employment, start a business or simply reconnect with your family. She offers experience and resources that help make her clients’ transitions less traumatic and even enjoyable and exciting.

Kathy co-authored a best-selling book, “Seizing Your Success,” with Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and others. Previously, she wrote an “Ask the Coach” column for Stars & Stripes Publications, which was distributed worldwide. She’s been quoted many times as a military transition expert in Civilian Job News and USAA Magazine, and interviewed on radio shows such as Job Talk hosted by Richard Bolles, author of “What Color is Your Parachute?”

Kathy earned a B.B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) from National University San Diego and is a graduate of Coach U, the world’s premier coaching institute. She’s a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), founding member of the International Association of Coaches, past president of the Nevada Professional Coaches Association and current member of the New Mexico ICF Chapter.

Coach Team Manager

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Dixie Bullock is a Coach Team Manager at NextJob. She manages a team of job coaches and is also the Quality Survey Manager at NextJob. Dixie has an intimate knowledge of the operational workings of NextJob and has a deep understanding of the back end logistics of the NextJob training software.

Dixie joined NextJob in 2010, as a NCHEC Certified Homeownership Counselor. Her non-profit work includes housing counseling, delinquency and foreclosure prevention and financial education.

Dixie’s coaching and employment-related services experience include over 15 years in staffing, recruiting, training, and job-matching while delivering exceptional service and solutions to a large client-base in a variety of industries and skill levels. With an aptitude for decision making and problem solving, she has been consistently successful in gathering information and providing guidance while helping others feel empowered about next steps, possible outcomes, and options.

Director of Job for Job

Dale FaliniDale Falini

Dale is the Director of Job for Job, NextJob’s charitable program, which helps non-profit organizations give clients a hand up into employment. She is responsible for the development of Job for Job, as well as the on-going operations and partner relationships. Dale identifies and screens potential non-profit partners, trains them in the use of our job search software and maintains relationships to ensure the successful and full utilization of our services.

With over 30 years of experience working with and within county and non-profit organizations, Dale is uniquely qualified to work with non-profit agencies to enhance the work they are already doing. As a program director, social worker and counselor, she is skilled in building relationships, collaborating and has great insight into the needs of organizations and the people they serve. Her passion has always been to work with those who are disadvantaged in life and give them hope and dignity.

Dale has a M.A. In Counseling, a B.A. in Social Work and is a certified coach through Coach Training Alliance.