Meet the Team

Our team is critical to your success. The Metiss Group’s key to success lies in our people, the processes we employ, and the ways we interact with each other and with our clients.


Cyndi Gave, President



Cyndi has been leading The Metiss Group since 1996, but learned her passion for people long before. Raised outside of New York City, Cyndi earned a degree in Communications from Michigan State University where she taught public speaking as an undergrad for two years. Cyndi’s human behavior studies started first with an international temporary staffing company, reshaping their job matching and business model to earn the branch Profit Center of The Year.  Cyndi would go on to hold executive roles in HR departments for automotive, property management, distribution, publishing, and robotics industries. She has demonstrated her passion for aligning talent management strategies to business objectives throughout her whole career.

A business leader at heart, Cyndi has found her niche to impact business results best through advising leaders in their quest for an effective employee selection process, the means to accelerate employee performance, and strengthening organizational health.  Cyndi is the true driver of The Metiss Group and has expanded The Metiss Group’s proven processes from Metro Detroit to all of North America.

Cyndi is a certified resource for Vistage in North America and is also a repeated speaker to EO, Renaissance Executive Forum, Convene, and countless industry groups.  When not traveling, Cyndi can be found as close to the ocean as possible or on the golf course!

John Gave, Managing Partner



John joined The Metiss Group in the early years to create and streamline delivery processes.  Relying on over two decades of experience working with emerging organizations through growth and performance initiatives, John was able to accelerate the company’s growth. He draws experience from his software development, systems engineer, and distribution center management days to assist The Metiss Group and their clients create more predictable results through consistent process application. John also plays a crucial in developing new markets for The Metiss Group, relying on his experience expanding new product lines into multiple countries.

John’s day-to-day focus is product development for The Metiss Group and constantly keeps a pulse on the happenings in the business world.  His incessant “student” mentality allows The Metiss Group to stay on the cutting edge of technology and behavioral sciences.  John is recognized as having developed revolutionary job matching and performance acceleration processes for The Metiss Group clients.  While Cyndi and Jeremy go out to “make it happen”, John works behind the scenes to “make it work”.

John is an engineer by trade, an operations guy by experience, and a talent champion at heart.  He pushes the team to continually expand boundaries and is constantly filling the reading and listening queues of The Metiss Group and clients.  John is devout to his physical and mental development, and always makes time for golf!

Nancy Duhart, Vice President Client Services


With more than 25 years working in talent management, Nancy Duhart works closely with executives and business owners on the selection and development of senior managers and executives. With a rich background, including executive roles in starting two thriving talent management firms, Nancy joined The Metiss Group in 2004. A subject matter expert in talent management strategies, Nancy taps her experiences as she works to help senior executives navigate the selection process and accelerate employee performance.

Nancy earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University.

Donna Lester, Senior Advisor


As the first employee of The Metiss Group, Donna Lester has more than 20 years experience working in finance and human resources. With the right mix of intuition and science, Donna is able to combine her people skills with a full understanding of proven assessment processes. Prior to joining The Metiss Group, she was a contributing member of the Human Resource and Finance staffs at MascoTech.  

Donna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Walsh College.

Sara Daniels, Senior Advisor


Coming to The Metiss Group from high-level positions in Finance and Human Resources, Sara Daniels is also an Adjunct Professor/Corporate Facilitator. Sara calls upon this diverse background and breadth of experience in developing sound solutions for TMG clients.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Windsor.

Anne Wolf, Office Manager


With over a decade of office administration and executive assistant experience, Anne Wolf brings valuable insights to The Metiss Group. Her passion to help others and ensure success has earned her the nickname “The Wizard of Oz.”

Anne holds degrees from Michigan State University from James Madison College, College of Arts and Letters dual majoring in International Relations and East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Jeremy Gave, Practice Leader


Informally a part of the team since 1996, Jeremy Gave officially joined the team in 2016 after a 21 year interview (clearly The Metiss Group is serious about selection!!).  Jeremy resides in Charlotte, NC and leads the Carolina’s market for The Metiss Group.  Having grown up in and around The Metiss Group, he has assisted in the assessment learnings of John and Cyndi, taking his first suite of assessments at the age of 10! Jeremy relies on his High D and High I to bring new, creative ideas to The Metiss Group as well as their clients.

After being raised with an orientation to behavior analysis and attentiveness, Jeremy graduated from Michigan State University from the Eli Broad School of Business with a degree in Hospitality; he has practical work experience at several renowned hospitality venues as well as a NC IT staffing company.

In addition to contributing to our general focus as Behavior Experts At Work, Jeremy will be leading the efforts for our new service offering focused specifically on the “ground floor” employees. Jeremy’s high Utilitarian challenged the team to retool our already proven selection process to be scaled down and completed within days.  Now, the assessment, comparison, and interview schedule can be completed within minutes!

When Jeremy is not in the office, he can generally be found on the golf course or cheering on his beloved Detroit Red Wings and Michigan State Spartans.