October 6, 2016

Meet the Team

We are HR professionals that are dedicated to helping individuals reach the full potential.

Learn about the team that brings you workshops and career coaching!

Deidre Koppelman - Chief Success Strategist

Since founding PEAR™ in 2003, Deidre has worked closely with senior level executives, business owners and organizational teams, providing strategic management counsel and solutions across a variety of industries. Deidre puts her focus into organizational development, leadership development and behavioral analytics for her clients. Deidre is one of 6 individuals in the State of New York that is a Kolbe® Certified Consultant.


Prior to founding PEAR™, Deidre served as President of a direct marketing catalog company, where she oversaw the operations and strategic direction of the 85-person organization. Deidre previously held various positions at Time Warner, NBC, GE Capital and Doubleday.


Currently a member of Vistage International; a group dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of Chief Executives, Deidre is also a member of the Strategic Coach program.  Deidre is always on the path to increase her knowledge so that she can share what she learns with every client.  Her well-developed “tool box” allows her to be creative in helping her clients solve their most difficult challenges.  Deidre provides insight and confidence to all she works with in order to help assist with creating the changes necessary to achieve results.

Jonathan Gassman - Success Strategist

Jon’s background includes advising highly respected C-level executives and fortune 500 companies in a multitude of disciplines. As Founder and CEO of the Gassman Financial Group, Jonathan continues to guide management teams across a variety of sectors through pivotal business operations including: organizational health analyses, succession planning, compensation and benefits programs, talent acquisition, talent leadership and development, assessing and developing sales objectives, creating a culture of accountability, team building, and creating process efficiencies.

David Freedman - Chief Success Coach

Dave has 18 years of experience in human resources consulting, working with companies of all sizes, across multiple industries, and including many of the Fortune 100 as well as state and federal government agencies.


His wide-ranging experiences include employee coaching and leadership development, outsourced HR management, workplace investigations, employee handbook development, talent management, engagement and culture surveys, exit surveys, and multi-rater feedback processes. He is also experienced in talent acquisition, including developing job descriptions, structured interviews, executing role-plays, and onboarding new employees.


Dave is at his best when building collaborative client relationships. His unique combination of professionalism, approachability, and passion for solving problems means that PEAR’s clients can be assured that he will confidently guide them to the best solutions for their needs.


Stephanie Quinn - Success Coach

Stephanie, AKA “Quinn”, joined the PEAR talent acquisition team with tremendous passion. She graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources and a minor in Communications. “Quinn” is best known for her calm demeanor on the outside and serious diligence to provide the absolute best in service to our clients.


In her previous position, she worked as a Customer Experience Manager where she gained knowledge of customer service management as well as recruitment and hiring. As a member of the PEAR team, Stephanie continues to take on more challenges and is always seeking to enhance the performance of the PEAR talent acquisition team.

Christine Mathewson - Boot Camp Coordinator

Christine started as an intern at PEAR in early 2012 and upon her college graduation she became a full time member of the PEAR team. As her journey progresses at PEAR, Christine has grown into an all-star support member to our talent acquisition team, the outsourced human resource management team and the behavioral analytics team.


Christine has a BA degree in Professional Communications and a Minor in Sociology from Farmingdale State College.


Always reliable and always focused on how best to service our team and our clients, Christine exudes what PEAR is all about.


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