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OUR MISSION

SOLVE TWO UNIVERSAL CHALLENGES

Selecting the best possible human capital for your team and maximizing the talent already within your organization.

WINNING IS ABOUT TWO THINGS: ASSEMBLING HIGH-PERFORMING TALENT AND ALIGNING INDIVIDUAL ASPIRATIONS WITH THE GOALS OF THE TEAM. 

At Tatnuck, we help teams and companies select and develop better people so you can out-perform your competitors. Through our best-in-class talent assessments, leadership development events, and executive coaching, our clients make better personnel decisions, maximize their in-house talent, and foster a culture that no one wants to leave.

TATNUCK CREATES

WINNING SOLUTIONS

THROUGH

ASSESSMENTS

Increase your hit-rate in talent acquisition. We team assessment/selection psychologists with an expert in your industry to deliver a comprehensive, concise view of a candidate that highlights their potential for success, as well as potential career de-railers in your unique culture.

EVENTS

Unify your people under a shared set of standards while arming them with skill-sets to excel both in their role, and as a member of your organization.

COACHING

Maximize your in-house talent by investing in their personal and professional growth. We make your best people even more formidable and prepared for any challenge that comes their way.

Why Choose Us

01.

Experienced

Combined 50+ years across multiple professional sports, businesses, and military special operations.

02.

Reliable

We use only evidence-based methods for assessing and developing talent.

03.

Results-driven

We have a proven track record of helping winning teams get better through customized, focused initiatives.

MEET OUR TEAM

We are a thoughtfully assembled group of subject matter experts with a track record of elevating organizational talent via custom human capital solutions.

Proud to be a black and hispanic owned company, we are a team of professional athletes, special operations veterans, PhDs and front-office executives, all hand-picked because of our expertise in identifying and developing winners.

AJ Scola

Following a nine-year career as an executive with the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians, AJ founded The Tatnuck Group in January 2020. During his tenure at the Braves, AJ directed a farm system that produced the youngest roster in Major League baseball while winning back-to-back NL East Division championships. In 2015 he pioneered the Braves leadership and cultural development program, the first of its kind in MLB, integrating American and Latino players, coaches and front office executives. Additionally, AJ was responsible for overseeing the pre-draft player character assessments and development plans for Braves personnel.

Prior to his front office career, AJ played two years of professional football in Europe after being a three sport athlete at Amherst College. AJ is an ICF Certified Performance Coach with a client list of professional athletes, coaches, and TV personalities. He holds certifications in administering and interpreting the Hogan Assessment, EQ-i 2.0, and EQ-360.

Ronnie Brown

A 10-year NFL veteran and Pro Bowler, Ronnie brings a wealth of experience both on and off the field to The Tatnuck Group. Selected number 2 overall by the Miami Dolphins out of Auburn University in the 2005 NFL Draft, Ronnie understands the unique leadership challenges and expectations that come with being a high-performer. While at Auburn he was a 2x All-SEC player and led the Tigers to a 13-0 season. His decorated career led to an induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2020.

A native of Cartersville, GA, Ronnie is a certified Financial Advisor and a member of the board of trustees at Pace Academy in Atlanta. Ronnie’s first-hand experience in the NFL, coupled with his dedication to bettering the lives of athletes on and off the field is unparalleled. With Tatnuck, Ronnie specializes in talent assessment and mentoring athletes, coaches and executives.

Canaan Severin

Following a storied career as a captain and All-ACC member of the University of Virginia football team, Canaan played 3-years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants. While at UVA, Canaan served on school president Teresa Sullivan’s Athletic Task Force, a focus group for assessing athletic personnel. Canaan was also the recipient of the ‘Joe Palumbo’ award given to the member of the UVA football team who embodies ‘self-sacrifice, dedication and enthusiasm for leadership’.

Upon completion of his playing career, Canaan transitioned to the talent assessment world, leading a team at Robert Half in assessing and placing CFOs, VPs of Finance, and HR Directors in some of the nation’s largest corporations. Canaan specializes in talent assessment and development of athletes for Tatnuck.

AJ Scola

Following a nine-year career as an executive with the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians, AJ founded The Tatnuck Group in January 2020. During his tenure at the Braves, AJ directed a farm system that produced the youngest roster in Major League baseball while winning back-to-back NL East Division championships. In 2015 he pioneered the Braves leadership and cultural development program, the first of its kind in MLB, integrating American and Latino players, coaches and front office executives. Additionally, AJ was responsible for overseeing the pre-draft player character assessments and development plans for Braves personnel.

Prior to his front office career, AJ played two years of professional football in Europe after being a three sport athlete at Amherst College. AJ is an ICF Certified Performance Coach with a client list of professional athletes, coaches, and TV personalities. He holds certifications in administering and interpreting the Hogan Assessment, EQ-i 2.0, and EQ-360.

Ronnie Brown

A 10-year NFL veteran and Pro Bowler, Ronnie brings a wealth of experience both on and off the field to The Tatnuck Group. Selected number 2 overall by the Miami Dolphins out of Auburn University in the 2005 NFL Draft, Ronnie understands the unique leadership challenges and expectations that come with being a high-performer. While at Auburn he was a 2x All-SEC player and led the Tigers to a 13-0 season. His decorated career led to an induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 2020.

A native of Cartersville, GA, Ronnie is a certified Financial Advisor and a member of the board of trustees at Pace Academy in Atlanta. Ronnie’s first-hand experience in the NFL, coupled with his dedication to bettering the lives of athletes on and off the field is unparalleled. With Tatnuck, Ronnie specializes in talent assessment and mentoring athletes, coaches and executives.

Canaan Severin

Following a storied career as a captain and All-ACC member of the University of Virginia football team, Canaan played 3-years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants. While at UVA, Canaan served on school president Teresa Sullivan’s Athletic Task Force, a focus group for assessing athletic personnel. Canaan was also the recipient of the ‘Joe Palumbo’ award given to the member of the UVA football team who embodies ‘self-sacrifice, dedication and enthusiasm for leadership’.

Upon completion of his playing career, Canaan transitioned to the talent assessment world, leading a team at Robert Half in assessing and placing CFOs, VPs of Finance, and HR Directors in some of the nation’s largest corporations. Canaan specializes in talent assessment and development of athletes for Tatnuck.

Chris P.

A veteran of our nation’s military, Chris comes to Tatnuck after a 30-year career in both the private and government sectors.

Chris brings a wealth of experience from his time at JSOC, the Office of Special Warfare, the Secretary of Defense and the Interagency. During his tenure he helped design and execute some of our government and military’s premier talent selection and assessment programs.

In addition to his work in the public sector, Chris is an expert in operational design for Fortune 100 companies and professional sports organizations.

Performance Psychologist

A former college athlete and military veteran, our performance psychologist brings a wealth of experience from his career in performance, operational, and clinical psychology. His resume includes over a decade of experiences working with professional sports teams, elite military personnel, and other high performing individuals. At Tatnuck he is critical in our talent assessments, leadership development curriculum and executive coaching programs. Due to confidentiality and security, his identity is withheld from non-clients.

Assessment/Selection Psychologist

Our second psychologist comes to Tatnuck after a 20 year career at the United States Joint Special Operations Command with expertise in both clinical and assessment/selection psychology. In his time at JSOC, he helped select and develop some of our nation’s most sensitive and dynamic special operations teams.

In addition to his special operations work, he has years of experience consulting with the Department of Defense, and NFL and MLB organizations. He currently serves as an executive coach for C-Suite executives inside Fortune 100 companies. Due to the sensitive nature of the experience and work our psychologists perform, we keep their identity confidential to non-clients.

Steve Flaim, MBA

Steve brings a decorated career from Fortune 100 business to Tatnuck. A former VP at Coca-Cola, not only does Steve have decades of experience in sales and leadership, he has a distinguished track record as a professor in Leadership and Team-Building at Kennesaw State, DePaul and Northeastern Universities. Active in several secular and Christian non-profits, he is also the founder of First Water, a water purification company servicing first responder, military and philanthropic communities. Steve has an MBA in marketing from DePaul University. Leadership development and executive coaching are Steve’s areas of focus for the team at Tatnuck.

Josie Harris-Walton, JD, LLM

A senior attorney at Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell & Dally, Josie brings an extensive background in law, business, and leadership. A US Army Reserve veteran, Josie is also a business-owner specializing in corporate consulting and tax litigation. A member of the Georgia Association of Black Women, Josie’s passion is assisting high-performance individuals better align and operate their business. At Tatnuck, Josie specializes in diversity, inclusion and organizational development

Chris P.

A veteran of our nation’s military, Chris comes to Tatnuck after a 30-year career in both the private and government sectors.

Chris brings a wealth of experience from his time at JSOC, the Office of Special Warfare, the Secretary of Defense and the Interagency. During his tenure he helped design and execute some of our government and military’s premier talent selection and assessment programs.

In addition to his work in the public sector, Chris is an expert in operational design for Fortune 100 companies and professional sports organizations.

Performance Psychologist

A former college athlete and military veteran, our performance psychologist brings a wealth of experience from his career in performance, operational, and clinical psychology. His resume includes over a decade of experiences working with professional sports teams, elite military personnel, and other high performing individuals. At Tatnuck he is critical in our talent assessments, leadership development curriculum and executive coaching programs. Due to confidentiality and security, his identity is withheld from non-clients.

Assessment/Selection Psychologist

Our second psychologist comes to Tatnuck after a 20 year career at the United States Joint Special Operations Command with expertise in both clinical and assessment/selection psychology. In his time at JSOC, he helped select and develop some of our nation’s most sensitive and dynamic special operations teams.

In addition to his special operations work, he has years of experience consulting with the Department of Defense, and NFL and MLB organizations. He currently serves as an executive coach for C-Suite executives inside Fortune 100 companies. Due to the sensitive nature of the experience and work our psychologists perform, we keep their identity confidential to non-clients.

Steve Flaim, MBA

Steve brings a decorated career from Fortune 100 business to Tatnuck. A former VP at Coca-Cola, not only does Steve have decades of experience in sales and leadership, he has a distinguished track record as a professor in Leadership and Team-Building at Kennesaw State, DePaul and Northeastern Universities. Active in several secular and Christian non-profits, he is also the founder of First Water, a water purification company servicing first responder, military and philanthropic communities. Steve has an MBA in marketing from DePaul University. Leadership development and executive coaching are Steve’s areas of focus for the team at Tatnuck.

Josie Harris-Walton, JD, LLM

A senior attorney at Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell & Dally, Josie brings an extensive background in law, business, and leadership. A US Army Reserve veteran, Josie is also a business-owner specializing in corporate consulting and tax litigation. A member of the Georgia Association of Black Women, Josie’s passion is assisting high-performance individuals better align and operate their business. At Tatnuck, Josie specializes in diversity, inclusion and organizational development

Jeffery Tobias Halter, MS

Jeffery is the founder of Fushian LLC, a strategy diversity consulting firm. A featured keynote speaker on Diversity Strategy, Jeffery is author of two books and a two-time TEDx speaker. His clients and best practices work include award winning companies such as IBM, Bristol Myers Squibb, Kimberly-Clark and dozens of other Fortune 100 companies.

Jeffery is the former Director of Diversity Strategy for The Coca-Cola Company and has trained thousands of senior and mid-level leaders on five continents. He is certified in DDI’s Targeted Selection and Maximizing Performance, PDI’s 360 Feedback and holds a Masters Certification in Achieve Global’s Leadership for Results. Jeffery brings over 20 years of human resources, diversity and inclusion strategy to Tatnuck.

Jeffery Tobias Halter, MS

Jeffery is the founder of Fushian LLC, a strategy diversity consulting firm. A featured keynote speaker on Diversity Strategy, Jeffery is author of two books and a two-time TEDx speaker. His clients and best practices work include award winning companies such as IBM, Bristol Myers Squibb, Kimberly-Clark and dozens of other Fortune 100 companies.

Jeffery is the former Director of Diversity Strategy for The Coca-Cola Company and has trained thousands of senior and mid-level leaders on five continents. He is certified in DDI’s Targeted Selection and Maximizing Performance, PDI’s 360 Feedback and holds a Masters Certification in Achieve Global’s Leadership for Results. Jeffery brings over 20 years of human resources, diversity and inclusion strategy to Tatnuck.

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