Our Team

The Performance in Mind consulting team consists of lifelong learners, subject matter experts, and scholar-practitioners across multiple disciplinary fields with diverse expertise and deep business experience.

Dr. Nick Molinaro

Dr. Nick Molinaro

CEO/Founder

Dr. Nick is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience in clinical, sport, and performance psychology. He serves as a strategic performance consultant to Fortune 500 companies in the financial, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing sectors. His roster of elite athletes includes players in the PGA, LPGA, NBA, and NFL as well as USA Olympic team members in multiple sports.

Kieran Buckley

Kieran Buckley

Partner

Kieran is a strategy and analytics partner with experience in applying psychometrics to business cases.  He is a TAIS Qualified Professional II and has analyzed thousands of assessments. He has a BS in Evolutionary Anthropology from Rutgers University and a certificate in Data Science also from Rutgers University.

Joseph Schaffer

Joseph Schaffer

Consultant

Joe serves as the executive coach for the Rutgers Business School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program and is a senior editor for the Rutgers Business Review. He was formerly an Associate Dean at the Rutgers Business School and an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the school’s Supply Chain department. Joe holds a Master’s Degree in HRM from Rutgers University and an Executive Coaching certification from the Columbia Business School.

Bill Kane

Bill Kane

Consultant

Bill is an executive coach and highly accomplished practitioner in the Human Resources field, with 20 years of C-Suite experience in all aspects of global functional leadership across multiple industries in the Fortune 500 environment. He has specific expertise in leading, planning, and executing the people strategy associated with profitable business transformations. Bill is currently completing his Ph.D. at the Fielding Graduate University. He holds three master’s degrees and he is the author of The Truth about Thriving in Change.

Lorette Theron

Lorette Theron

Consultant

Lorette is a qualified industrial organizational psychologist with experience in psychological assessment for talent selection and development, leadership, career development, organizational culture, training facilitation and coaching. She holds a master’s degree and her research focuses on psychological capital.

Bobby Benson

Bobby Benson

Consultant

Bobby is the assisstant head coach for University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team. He previously coached for Johns Hopkins University for fourteen years, winning the national championship twice. He has mentored countless All-Americans, national team members, and professionals. Bobby holds a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MS in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University.

Ryan Crayne

Ryan Crayne

Consultant

Ryan is an active-duty U.S. Army Captain and full-time MBA candidate at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Ryan has served as an Infantry Officer since 2012 and has held leadership and Commander roles in conventional and special operations units throughout the U.S. Army and Allied NATO Force. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, a senior military parachutist, and U.S. Army Pathfinder.

Lin Coughlin

Lin Coughlin

Consultant

Lin is an executive coach and strategy expert. She provides interm executive and strategic advisory services to leaders who need to envision transformative strategies and implement those strategies for clients such as American Express, Citibank, Scudder Investments, Linkage, and Cendant Corporation. She is a former operating executive and general manager at global organizations. Lin serves on the board of RLH Corporation where she chairs the Compensation Committee.