Robert Scher, President
Rob Scher has served as President of Scher Group
since he founded the Performance Improvement Company
in 1994, leveraging over 20 years of entrepreneurial
experience. Rob has broadened the products and
customer base by developing elearning products,
organizational assessments, workplace compliance
products, and other tools used by government and
business. Recently, Scher Group has formed alliances
with several B2B publishers to launch collaborative
Knowledge communities (CKC). These vertical communities
are a one stop resource for business and career
development. Rob's direction for the company is
focused on partnering with clients to help organizations
improve their performance and consistency through
effective training and leading edge technology.
Rob has a Bachelor of Business Administration
from Northwood University. Under Rob's leadership,
Scher Group has realized consistent growth and
has been recognized as a Weatherhead 100 Outstanding
Rob is a recognized speaker and expert in the
field of e-learning and performance improvement.
Rob has presented at such events including Realcomm's
International Commercial Real Estate Conference,
ACTIF's national auto rental conference, American
Business Media's Top Management Meeting and University
of the Aftermarket as a keynote speaker.
Jan Benroth, Chief Financial Officer
& Director of Administration
Accounting, administration and human
resources departments report to Jan. He is responsible
for not only overseeing the day to day financial
and staffing obligations, but Scher Group's financial
forecasting as well.
Jan joined Scher Group in 1995 with more than
20 years of experience as a corporate controller
and chief financial officer for several Fortune
500 companies. In addition, he has a myriad of
experience working in finance outside of the corporate
umbrella, previously, as an entrepreneur of a
financial consulting firm. His experience also
extends to education, serving as an accounting
and business administration instructor at the
secondary level. He has a Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration from Bluffton College
and a Masters of Business Administration in accounting
from Cleveland State University.
Jennifer H. Waldeck, Ph.D.
Jennifer is director of Curriculum Development
for Scher Group, a Cleveland-based performance
improvement consulting firm. Waldeck earned her
M.A. in instructional communication from California
State University, Long Beach, and her Ph.D. in
Organizational Communication from the University
of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining Scher
Group, she served as Professor of Communication
Studies and Director of the Graduate Teaching
Assistant program at the University of Kansas.
Dr. Waldeck has conducted and published numerous
research studies on human learning, and has been
involved in continuing education initiatives throughout
her career. The recipient of numerous teaching
awards, she has a dynamic and engaging classroom
style whether in front of 5 or 500 learners.
Michael Seligman, National Sales Director
As National Sales Director for Scher Group, Michael is
responsible for managing and directing all daily sales operations,
functions, personnel and programs. This includes all customer relationships,
sales force development and coaching to ensure sales growth. Michael provides over
two decades of sales and marketing experience to our staff and partners.
Before joining Scher Group, he was the Vice President of Sales for
Skyline Trade Show Marketing. In addition, he previously held the position of District Retail
Trainer for Hallmark Cards, in both Kansas City, MO, and Long Island, New York. Michael has a Bachelor of
Science in Business Administration.
Andrew Hallock, Chief Architect
Mr. Hallock earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from
the State University of New York Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the
Scher Group, he worked as a software developer for EIS Creative Media in Akron, OH.
Mr. Hallock is also a contributor to several open-source software projects in the .NET
community, which encourages shorter development cycles and easily testable software.
With those tools and methodologies, he is building next generation features onto Shoutback.com.