Our People


HORN leverages a diverse team with deep hands-on experience in sales, sales management, leadership, human resources, and adult education across multiple industry sectors such as consumer packaged goods, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and technology and telecommunications. This allows us to build solutions that are practical, real-world and that deliver lasting results.

Art Horn, Founder & President  

Art started HORN in 1984 with a mission to help people transform their lives by transforming the way they think. He has helped hundreds of thousands of people make valuable, meaningful improvements to their personal and professional lives. His professional focus is on the topic of self-management.

He applies principles from this field to help people influence others with integrity, manage change effectively, lead teams, and set and achieve personal objectives. Art is a highly regarded educator, consultant, speaker, and coach.

Art is the author of four books:

Art holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in Psychology and Philosophy.

Sales Team



Lynne Gallacher, Senior Vice President, Client Partnerships

Lynne leads HORN's sales, marketing and client relationship team. Lynne is passionate about delivering highly relevant, insightful and practical training and consulting solutions that improve our clients’ performance and business results.

During her tenure at HORN, Lynne has led both the Blended Learning Solutions and Organizational Excellence Solutions teams. Lynne leverages more than 15 years of high-level management experience in the consumer packaged goods industry at Kraft Foods and Kimberly-Clark. She has hands-on operational experience in sales, customer marketing, brand management, and corporate strategy and development.

She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a certificate in Mergers and Acquisitions from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Tim Dougan, Director, Client Partnerships

Tim is Director of Client Partnerships who passionately leads the relationships with HORN’s Financial Services clients. Tim is a deeply experienced learning professional, equipped with many years of business experience with a wide range of companies. He understands business direction and how to improve performance of teams and individuals. He genuinely enjoys helping clients determine areas of performance improvement and is creative in identifying learning solutions that drive lasting behaviour change and achievement of business goals.

Tim’s learning and development expertise is informed by over 20 years of direct experience in the learning field. Prior to HORN, he held several leadership roles at CIBC, consulting positions with IBM serving the Financial Services Sector, as well as facilitation, design, consulting, and front-line roles with TD Canada Trust.

 

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Deena Kruzic, Client Solutions Coordinator

Deena Kruzic, Client Relations Coordinator  

Deena joined HORN's team as Client Relations Coordinator in 2005. A member of the Sales and Marketing team, Deena provides high-level support for the HORN sales team and our clients, assisting with proposal reviews / edits, meeting preparation, calendar management, travel arrangements, and scheduling.

Deena brings with her nearly 15 years of administrative expertise within the business services and financial industries, and holds a Computer Networking and Technical Support Diploma from Seneca College.

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Facilitation Team



** In addition to our in-house facilitators HORN leverages a network of dozens of roster facilitators **

Sean Verhoeven, Senior Vice President, Facilitation

Sean has over 15 years experience as a corporate facilitator and public speaker. He leads HORN's facilitation team and ensures that all of HORN's facilitators hold themselves and their learners accountable in the learning environment. Sean is well known as an energized, dynamic public speaker who infuses passion, authenticity, knowledge, and his own professional and personal experience into every delivery. 

Sean leverages his prior real world experience in Marketing, Sales and Sales Management with well known brands such as Carling-O'Keefe Breweries, Molson Breweries, and Warner Lambert. He has extensive experience in every major industry vertical and has trained sales & leadership teams across North America and throughout Europe. 

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Graham Kaufmann. Senior Vice President, Coaching & Facilitation.

Graham Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Coaching & Facilitation

Graham is a sought-after facilitator and executive coach and has been with HORN since 2006. Graham is a charismatic and compelling public speaker who inspires audiences through passion, knowledge, and personal experience. He brings to the learning environment a successful track record in senior leadership, particularly in Marketing, Sales and Strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, he accumulated over fifteen years' experience working with companies in Canada and globally, including Labatt Breweries, Pfizer, Adams Brands and Cadbury Schweppes. Graham has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.

 

** In addition to our in-house facilitators HORN leverages a network of dozens of roster facilitators **

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Blended Learning Solutions Team


 

 

Lisa Young.  Senior Vice President, Blended Learning Solutions.

Lisa Young, Senior Vice President, Blended Learning Solutions

Lisa leads HORN's multi-disciplinary team of instructional designers, learning specialists and IT developers. She applies an advanced knowledge of instructional design to the design and development of complex, highly customized learning programs. Her extensive knowledge of online learning allows her to accurately analyze potential eLearning and/or blended learning opportunities based on organizational infrastructure and environment, to ensure that the training methodology utilized best suits the proposed training objectives.

She holds a Bachelor's of Science, a Bachelor's of Education, a Master's of Arts (Education) and is currently completing her Doctorate of Education at OISE/University of Toronto.

Lisa is a published author and has presented at numerous conferences in the fields of adult education, online learning, eLearning management, wearable technology, communities of practice, and telementoring.

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Lindsay Valve, Director, Design & Measurement

Lindsay Valve, Director, Design & Measurement

Lindsay works closely with clients to identify rich, holistic solutions that link learning objectives to key competencies that will have positive organizational results. She uses her strong knowledge of measurement and evaluation to provide multi-level assessments of training effectiveness; this includes demonstrating the business impact (ROI) of training initiatives. 

Lindsay has worked with clients in a number of industries, including:

  • Financial Services (Canadian Depository Services, Scotiabank, TD Financial Group,)
  • Telecommunications (Bell Canada, SaskTel, Yellow Pages Group)
  • Consumer Packaged Goods (Maple Leaf Foods)
  • Health Care (Janssen Inc. and Sanofi)

Lindsay's academic background includes a Bachelor of Science degree and current Master's studies in Education at OISE.

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Alan Roth, Senior Learning Consultant

Alan consults with clients in a variety of industries, designing learning initiatives that support business objectives and strategies. He blends strong analytical skills that quickly identify patterns, gaps, and linkages, with a keen creative ability to design engaging and practical programs. Alan is passionate about creating programs that allow participants to immediately recognize their world in the content and activities.

Alan has worked with a number of clients in the following industries:

  • Consumer Packaged Goods (Kraft, Lassonde, Maple Leaf)
  • Financial Services (Scotiabank, TD, CIBC)
  • Health Care (Abbott, Sanofi, Bayer)
  • Technology (Softchoice, Cortex)

Alan holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto in Sociology, an M.A., from the University of Toronto in Criminology, and a Training and Development Certificate from Ryerson University, where he also designed and taught both online and classroom courses.

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Jeff Geady, Senior Graphic Designer, Brand Developer

Jeff provides visual direction to HORN’s core content and front-end design for online programs, and collaborates with the design team to produce course materials that merge efficient and effective understanding with aesthetic pleasure.

Jeff has over 15 years of experience in the eLearning and training space, and holds certificates in Visual Arts and Interactive Multimedia from Niagara College, as well as post-graduate studies in Information Architecture. His passion for interface and information design has resulted in award-winning projects for a client list that includes Microsoft, General Mills, Pfizer, American Eagle Outfitters, CIBC, Labatt, Honeywell, and the Government of Canada.

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Stephen Dennis, Production Manager

With over 17 years’ experience in eLearning, Stephen Dennis is a well-versed multimedia artist and a professional Photographer.

Stephen has been with HORN since 2009. As part of the Blended Learning Solutions team, he works on a variety of projects in a variety of roles including software development, graphical manipulation and video production.

With four college diplomas including a three year Television and Film Broadcasting diploma, an Interactive Multimedia post graduate diploma, and certification in photography from Niagara, Stephen is a well rounded asset to the HORN team.

During his career, Stephen has worked on a number of different projects for a variety of clients such as Wind Mobile, Labatt, General Mills, Maple Leaf Foods, Sun Life, Scotiabank, RBC, CIBC, Canadian Depository Services, Yellow Pages, SaskTel, ExxonMobil, and GTAA.

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Adrienne Camilleri, Manager, BLS Project Execution

Adrienne has been at HORN since May 2000. She has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience in the areas of project scheduling, instructional design, development and measurement. She is fluent in both English and French.

Adrienne’s desktop publishing skills complement her instructional design abilities by giving her a ground-level approach to program design. The learning materials she creates are crisp, clean and rich with graphics that help make concepts clearer to learners. Adrienne assists in the collection and analysis of learning Measurement data at HORN. Her keen analytical abilities allow her to extract and communicate insights from data collected regarding the impact of HORN’s initiatives on learners.

Adrienne is a certified instructional designer (Langevin Learning Services) and has an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining HORN, Adrienne was the managing editor for a bimonthly medical journal.

Adrienne has worked with HORN clients in a variety of industries, including: Financial Services & Insurance (Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, Great West Life); Consumer Packaged Goods (Mars Canada, Maple Leaf Foods); Pharmaceuticals (Janssen Inc., Bayer, sanofi-aventis); and Healthcare (Canadian Blood Services).

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Ashley Sprogis, Project & Design Coordinator 

Ashley works on the Blended Learning Solutions team, in the function of Project Services. She is responsible for monitoring and executing on projects, ensuring each stays on track throughout their lifecycle. Her proactivity and attention to executional detail allow her to problem solve and manage risk with all of HORN’s clients, both internally and externally. Ashley’s keen eye on quality assurance and customer service expertise eases clients into feeling that the projects she is involved with are well under control.

Ashley has worked in the Training and Development industry since 2009. She holds two Masters Certificates: one in Adult Training and Development, and one in Project Management. Her many years of experience in the adult learning landscape have given Ashley the ability to meet the multiple demands of her role with a cool composure and a warm, friendly demeanor.

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Operations Team



Lisa Tomassetti.  Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

Lisa Tomassetti,  Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

Lisa manages all aspects of the financial and administrative team at HORN. She is responsible for managing the finance and office administration team as well as analyzing the profitability of the business, managing operations and partnering with the Sales team to deliver pricing for proposals and finalizing statements of work.

Lisa started with HORN in 1994 as an Executive Assistant to Art Horn. She continues in this role, and throughout her years of service, has worked in various capacities at HORN. Lisa has touched every part of the business and has an extensive knowledge of the inner workings of HORN. 

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, and started her career working with the Government, with both the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Government Services. 

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Barry Kirkey, Project Coordinator

Barry Kirkey, Project Coordinator and Office Manager

Barry plays a key role in keeping client projects on track, on time and on budget. Barry is an accomplished, thorough and detail-oriented problem solver and is committed to over-delivering on client expectations – both internally and externally.

He is proficient in HTML, SQL and FTP and with a wide variety of software applications including MS Project. Prior to joining HORN Barry worked with Scotiabank and RBC Insurance. Barry received a diploma in Journalism from Durham College. He won the Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild Award in 1998 and was the President's Honour Roll Journalism Graduate in 1999.

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