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January 8, 2020

Novo Group, Inc. Names Mike McElherne Managing Director

Mike McElherne

Novo Group, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Mike McElherne as Managing Director and as a member of the Leadership Team.  Mike will be responsible for building awareness of Novo’s service offerings by proposing strategic solutions to help our clients solve their complex people challenges. 

“Mike’s experience, talents and skills are excellent compliments to the suite of Novo’s solution offerings.  He’s sat in both the delivery and client seats, so he possesses valuable perspectives.  We are really looking forward to what his talent will bring to our team.” Said Kelly Renz, Novo’s President & CEO.

Throughout his professional career, Mike has helped clients navigate every aspect of the Talent Acquisition process.  Leading the charge as a former head of Talent Acquisition, for some of the world's most recognized companies in Retail, Pharma, Biotech, Supply Chain and Banking, he has personally hired over 7,000 professionals.  Among the many awards he has achieved, he was honored and recognized by LinkedIn as a Top 100 Talent Professional for his work in Talent Acquisition & Talent Management.

Prior to joining Novo Group, Inc., Mike has held leadership positions at Standout Career Services, VIP Mortgage, Inc., Dohmen Life Science Services, Waterstone Mortgage Corporation and MRI Sales Consultants. In these roles, he had the privilege of collaborating with companies and clients to advance their organizational and professional agendas respectively, via practical talent solutions and strategies to deliver lasting positive impacts.

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October 21, 2019

Novo Group, Inc. Names Joy Duce Chief Operating Officer

Novo Group, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Joy Duce as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the Executive Team.  Joy is responsible for leading the overall Talent Acquisition and Xcellero Talent Effectiveness Solution set of practices offerings.

“Joy brings incredible Human Capital experience and client service excellence philosophies to Novo.  She is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Novo’s operations,” said Kelly Renz, President and CEO of Novo Group. “She’s joining an already successful, energetic organization at the perfect time to help lead Novo to its next phase of innovation and growth within the marketplace.”

Joy will join Novo’s roster of nationally known speakers on all things talent, and is a well-known figure in the human capital, talent development and organizational change industry with 15 years of experience helping organizations enable their strategic business objectives through talent management and organizational effectiveness solutions. Her deep human capital expertise, her mix of consulting and functional experience, as well as her proven record of building long-term business relationships will complement and enhance Novo’s ability to meet the needs of our clients as we continue to provide quality, next-generation solutions to the marketplace.

Prior to joining Novo Group, Inc., Joy held executive leadership positions at Sikich LLP, Kolb+Co, Beer Capitol Distributing Co., Inc. and Aurora Health Care.  In these roles, she had the privilege of collaborating with a wide range of companies to advance their organizational agendas via practical talent solutions to deliver lasting business impact.