About Us

Our Mission

”Our mission is to help organizations manage the people side of growth and change in a way that creates a sustainable competitive advantage. We understand that the real challenge is all about people and their impact on business growth and innovation.”

When you can think a few moves ahead, really understand the perspective of people, develop a useful array of options, and accurately measure your progress and results—your organization wins. O.E. Strategies is your winning partner. We look at the management of human potential as a science, and we make it simple.

O.E. Strategies can help you win through people!

Our Winning Team

Suzanne M. Miklos, Ph.D.

President and founder of O.E. Strategies, Inc., Suzanne Miklos has over fifteen years consulting experience in a variety of organizational effectiveness activities, including assessment centers, group process, competency based development programs, and culture identification and change programs. Clients appreciate her breadth of experience in talent assessment and executive coaching. Dr. Miklos supports successful client programs with an emphasis on using business strategy and data to drive dialogue about people strategy in manufacturing, professional service and public sector firms. Her project management skills consistently produce on time, value added results for clients. With an emphasis on life long development as a key part of her doctoral program, Dr. Miklos routinely speaks to business and HR groups about cross-generational mentoring, coaching female leaders, and executive development through building emotional intelligence. Dr. Miklos is a member of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Psychological Association (APA). She earned her doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron.

Chris Bamford, M.A.

Chris Bamford comes to O.E. Strategies with a diverse background in Human Resource experience including Acquisition Due Diligence, General Management and Human Resources leadership. His work with some of the Cleveland areas largest corporations has taken his management skills abroad to both Europe and Asia. He is a leader when it comes to establishing global networks, and developing and mentoring teams. Chris has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, and organizational and development management. Clients welcome Chris' candor and clarity when providing them with assessment feedback.

Chris' experience includes working as Director and General Manager, International Business for Americhem, as well as Senior Management Psychologist for PRADCO. He developed a Succession Planning process that encompassed bench-strength gap analysis, readiness charts, and career planning for entire management team. His areas of expertise include employee relations, executive coaching and executive assessments for selection and development.

Chris earned his MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron.

Speaking/Training Topics:

Recruiting Strategies
Retention Strategies
Customer Service
Behavioral Based Interviewing
Adult Learning Theory
Time Management
Value Based Selling
Coaching Others for Top Performance
Principles and Qualities of Genuine Leadership
Providing Constructive Feedback
Developing Others
Giving Recognition



Louis R. Forbringer, Ph.D.

Dr. Forbringer brings over 30 years of corporate and consulting experience to his practice; working with organizations in the areas of leadership development, succession planning, organization development and culture change. He served as the Vice President and Director of Leadership and Organization Effectiveness at Mercantile Bank where he was responsible for succession planning, selection testing, training, executive, managerial and organizational development. He also served as the Vice President of Organizational Talent Management at Catholic Health Initiatives where he was responsible for organization-wide Talent Management initiatives.

Dr. Forbringer has served as President on the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation Board. He received his Ph.D. and MA in Industrial/Organizational psychology from the University of Akron and his BA in Psychology from Allegheny College.

Charles Gerhold, M.A.

Charles Gerhold is the Managing Partner of Growth Engine, a Talent Management consulting firm focused on the acquisition, development, and deployment of talent.

Charles' consulting work has primarily focused on strategic HR alignment, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, executive coaching and sales force optimization with clients across North America, Latin America, and Europe. This work has included projects to create C-Suite alignment, driving improved business results through executive coaching and leadership development, creating cascading performance management programs, increasing profitable revenue through the assessment, realignment and development of sales teams, and closing the succession gap through the acceleration of leadership development of mid-level managers.

Charles' industry experience includes: Information Technology, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Financial, Insurance, Real Estate, Distribution, Consumer Products, Professional Services, Food & Beverage, and Manufacturing.

In addition to his work as a consultant, Charles has held internal business unit leadership and Human Resources roles, including leading the Human Capital Consulting business for Hudson Consulting in North America and leading Global Talent Management and Acquisition for Scotts Miracle-Gro. Charles began his career as an HR Generalist and Operations Supervisor.

Charles received his Master?s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa and his Bachelor?s degree in both Economics and Psychology from Marietta College.

Rebecca Toney, Ph.D. Independent Consultant


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