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Blue Surface

About The Metiss Group

We don’t change the way our clients operate, we transform the way they think. As experts in behavioral science, we apply the scientific rigor of our proven process to your most important asset, your people. Our proven processes reinforce established principles and sophisticated business perspectives. The result is that the solutions we deploy are real, repeatable, and sustainable.


We Are Talent Selection Specialists And Much More.

We are changing the way talent is found in every industry, in any market, with companies of any size. From independent local organizations to large nationwide corporations, we have tailored recruitment selection solutions that work for their specific needs. And our leadership and culture development services are second to none.

With offices in Metro Detroit and Charlotte along with modern remote conferencing abilities, we are able to help companies anywhere in the U.S. get the right people for their culture.

Blue Surface

Our Core Values

Put The Oxygen Mask On Yourself First

Take care of ourselves first

and our clients will be better taken care of.

Our Team

Meet Cyndi Gave

President | Visionary of The Metiss Group

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! 


Meet Our Team

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John Gave

Managing Partner | Integrator

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 goes out to “make it happen”, John works behind the scenes to “make it work”.  


About Our Name

In 2011, we decided to rebrand from our previous HR Advantage, Inc. name.  The reality was we did not do HR work so we spent more time telling people what we don’t do then digging into what their talent issues were.  As we explored new names, we stumbled upon Metis who was the Greek Goddess of Wisdom and Good Counsel.  As we reviewed all the greek gods and goddesses (there are tons!) looking for one that came close to “trusted advisor,” Metis came screaming out as the perfect choice!  We eventually decided to add an extra “S” taking it from Metis to Metiss because we thought it would help in the correct pronunciation.  She’s been a great mascot, if not inspiration for how we approach our clients in a desire to Make A Difference.

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