Our Consultants

Aaron Phillips

As the owner of Decision Associates since 2020, Aaron Phillips leads a team of consultants committed to helping both businesses and nonprofit organizations "be better than they thought they could be." Aaron brings more than two decades of experience to his work in strategy, succession, recruiting and organizational development.
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Donald W. Moore

The founder of Decision Associates, Don Moore has helped hundreds of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies develop and implement plans for sustainable improvement and growth. After heading Decision Associates for more than 35 years, Don now focuses on client needs in mergers and acquisitions as well as succession and...
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Terry Cascioli

With more than 30 years of experience, Terry Cascioli leads Decision Associates' Marketing/Sales practice. Terry offers clients deep knowledge of sales development and sales training as well as marketing, customer service and strategic planning. A highly respected business coach, Terry has held executive leadership roles with several print and digital...
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Elizabeth Cipolla, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Elizabeth Cipolla is an experienced human resources executive with more than 20 years of practice as an influencer and leader helping companies to raise the bar in achieving their goals. In both her company leadership and consulting experience, she's demonstrated a passion for helping organizations increase their capacity and resilience...
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Ken Jurino

As administrative assistant at Decision Associates, Ken Jurino works with all consultants to provide a wide range of project support. With some 20 years of experience, Ken is heavily involved in everything from strategic planning and executive search to focus groups and email marketing.
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B.J. Lechner

As a partner in Decision Associates M&A, B.J. Lechner guides owners through the process of sales, mergers and acquisitions, market assessments, market strategy and market positioning. When companies are not ready to "go to market," he works with the team at Decision Associates to help owners build the value of...
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James T. Ryan

Jim Ryan (of counsel) is a leader in human capital management and executive recruiting with more than 40 years of experience in human resource management, operations and executive positions. He has been instrumental in bringing about organizational change in virtually every company he has served, including his own.
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Mike Smiley

With more than four decades of experience, Mike Smiley has earned an outstanding reputation for building brands, engaging audiences and growing market share for businesses and nonprofit organizations. His expertise spans all facets of business development, marketing and communications.
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Amanda Kochirka

Working with Decision Associates' Human Capital and Marketing/Sales practices, Amanda Kochirka brings wide-ranging expertise to the clients she serves. From executive search and organizational development to marketing, market research and strategic planning, Amanda has served companies throughout the region.
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"We engaged Decision Associates in our search for Executive Director of Erie Center for Arts and Technology. We could not have had a more professional search for the most critical role in our organization. Everything throughout the process lined up better than we expected. The best part of the engagement with Decision Associates was the homework they used to prepare us for this hire. Decision Associates legitimized the search and we feel this attracted the best candidates for the role."

~ Charles "Boo" Hagerty
Board Chair, ECAT

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