Robert Kocik, Senior Consultant

As a Senior Consultant for Vinciguerra Consulting Group, Bob works collaboratively with academic, corporate, government, and economic development organizations to multiply the many resources in our community to spur business growth. Bob’s 23 years of experience includes operations leadership positions with PPC, New Process Gear, and Service Merchandise. In these roles, he managed process improvement efforts including project selection and planning, Kaizen events, standard work, cycle time reduction, cellular workflow, and team building. Bob managed several Human Resource development initiatives including staff training, on-boarding, evaluations, HR strategic planning and succession planning.  Bob has a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual majors in Business Management and Human Resource Management from Columbia College. He holds professional certifications for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Supervisory Leadership, OSHA HAZWOPER, and CPTAE. He is also a TWI Institute Certified trainer.

Jesan Sorrells, Senior Consultant

Jesan’s expertise focuses on delivering corporate training solutions in the areas of conflict communication, social media marketing and entrepreneurship for local and regional clients ranging from higher education institutions to businesses.  His Earbud U Podcast is currently available online and he is an ongoing contributor focusing on content marketing, conflict engagement, communication tips and techniques for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals online, at the  As Owner and Principal Conflict Engagement consultant at Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT) based in Endicott, NY, Jesan has an active blog presence through the HSCT Communication Blog as well as an ever-expanding content footprint on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Jesan earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Bemidji State University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Conflict Resolution & Mediation from Abilene Christian University.