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Joan’s Key Qualifications:

Joan Dutrow is a seasoned Human Resource professional capable of working across all levels of an organization. Clients consistently describe Joan as a critical HR partner and exceptional management/executive coach and facilitator who guides leaders and organizations to develop realistic solutions to grow and scale their business.

Her approach is simple. As an interim HR Director, HR Initiative Leader or Group Facilitator, she asks the right questions to quickly and accurately diagnose the organization/business issues and opportunities. She then links the people processes with the strategies that are essential to deliver the right business results. Working with the leader and/or team to develop an implementation plan completes the work that leads to better team/individual results.

Joan’s competencies include HR Business Leader, building and scaling HR departments, organization diagnosis and design, team diagnosis and development, business transition and change management. She is certified to deliver Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

Joan has led Line HR teams, organizational design, training and development, and internal communications. At a Fortune 1000 company, she worked with the Executive team to develop and facilitate an annual integrated business planning process. She developed a pay for performance compensation program for a small, growing company, led HR integration efforts for acquisitions, and been the change manager and senior facilitator for several critical organizational transitions. Joan built an Internal Communications function, improved employee engagement and coordinated the Fortune Magazine Great Place To Work application (Ranked #6 for 2006).

Joan’s corporate background includes: Network Appliance, Inc., Quantum, Storage Dimensions, 3Com Corporation, IBM Corporation and ROLM Corporation. She holds a BA Degree from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.ED from Ohio University.

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I am very indebted to Dave Brookmire and Corporate Performance Strategies. Faced with any talent quandary, Dave brings not only his wealth of experience and industrial psychology background, but also a practical tailored approach that is appealing to both HR and business leaders. Through our continued partnership with Dave and Corporate Performance Strategies, we have made significant progress in both our talent pipeline processes and outcomes here at The Cheesecake Factory Inc.

- Dina Barmasse-Gray, SVP Human Resources, HR Group "Celebrate the CAKE", The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

We first engaged CPS about five years ago to assist with integration planning and execution. At that time we looked for a partner that fit our unique methods, philosophy, style and culture, and was capable of helping us achieve our business goals. Over the years we have valued CPS’ professional expertise and high quality work. Dave and his team are preferred providers who have been able to meet our aggressive time schedules for starting and executing complex and large transactions across different industries. They quickly frame our requirements, execute project plans, meet deadlines and effectively translated our deal objectives into action plans. We receive positive feedback on their effectiveness from the sellers leadership team and from our senior partners in the firm. Their work has contributed substantially to the successful transitions of companies into the Platinum Equity portfolio.

- Mike Scott, Acquisition leader, Platinum Equity (Global with $27.5B in aggregate revenue acquired)

Corporate Performance Strategies and RARE Hospitality have shared a long-term business relationship because they make a practical difference for our people and our shareholders. Corporate Performance Strategies has been integrally involved in every phase of our talent management process, which is the lifeblood of our ability to successfully grow our company.

- Tom Gathers, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Atlanta-based RARE Hospitality International, Inc.