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Janet Lockhart-Jones
Founder/Chief Learning Leader

Since 2004, Janet has served as President/Principal Consultant for Project Partners Consulting, Inc. In this capacity, she has traveled the globe supporting Fortune 500 company initiatives in the capacity of a senior program manager or project consultant, strategic planning leader, leadership consultant, organizational change consultant, or workshop/motivational speaker.


Janet has led the development and launch of corporate-wide talent development and process improvement initiatives, built leadership development and coaching practices, and led the implementation of change management efforts and communications strategies for companies undergoing change. A portion of Dr. Lockhart's change work has centered around working with clients to move learning online and to a digital format. Converting traditional instructor-led training to live virtual training is a specialty area of consulting and coaching where PPCI has seen the demand increase exponentially.


Janet’s background as a learning and development leader spans a broad range of industries. Those serviced include technology, healthcare, government, financial services, energy, food service, academia, and non-profit organizations.   

Janet’s work has led to assignments all over the globe.  She has worked extensively in the United States with many Silicon Valley-based companies, and all over Europe, India, South America, the Caribbean, and Canada. A native San Franciscan, Dr. Lockhart-Jones currently resides in Northern California.  She holds a Doctorate Degree in Organization and Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. She is also a Certified Human Resources Strategist, an ICF-Certified Work and Life Coach (ACC), a Licensed and Accredited Insights Discovery Practitioner, a Certified DISC Practitioner, and a Certified EIQ-2 (Emotional Intelligence) Consultant.

Gail Russell-Cary
Vice-President, Sales/Marketing

Gail is masterful at strategic marketing and B2B sales. She has managed territorial sales staff numbering over 600 with business revenue exceeding $50M.  Gail's Marketing and Sales expertise include selling to C-Suite executives across a broad range of industries including retail, medical, and hospitality. 


In addition to Sales, Marketing, and general business acumen, Gail has superior skills in sales program management and onboarding new sales hires. Gail possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.


Gail believes that creatively engaging, motivating and influencing staff at all organizational levels has been key to her success. Adding to this is her ability to build and effectively lead functionally and culturally diverse teams.

Brian Kadish
Learning Consultant/Senior Advisor

Brian's passion is to help people reach their full potential and demonstrate why he believes in learning and development. With a diverse background in learning management, needs development, curriculum development, blended learning, virtual training, microlearning, and stakeholder management, Brian brings an innovative approach and deep expertise to his work.  

Brian's accomplishments include: 

  • Launched a virtual sales training program for partner sales organization reaching over 3000+ sellers worldwide

  • Developed  a program resulting in 75% year over year utilization growth of vendor libraries, including, Skillsoft, Harvard ManageMentor, and Udemy

  • Led efforts to create 100+ learning paths based on business unit and user input, providing users with access to courses and videos within weeks rather than months.

  • Reduced overall learning development costs by moving the company from a custom design model to leveraging very relevant, well-regarded, pre-purchased curricula.

  • Facilitated on-boarding program for over 14k+ learners  

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