Our Team

Margaret Billy Quandt, MILR is a seasoned human resources professional, with deep expertise in talent assessment, leadership coaching and organizational development.  She works closely with Artixan clients in understanding organizational needs and coaches managers at all levels to help them reach their best potential within this paradigmMargaret specializes in helping executives and teams identify what matters most to drive business outcomes by aligning personal and organizational goals.  She has Fortune 500 global, cross-industry experience in Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Consumer Products, and Construction.  In her career, Margaret has worked as both an HR business partner as well as a talent management specialist, and held Human Resources positions in Skanska USA, Anheuser Busch InBev, Citigroup and Bristol Myers Squibb.  She is certified in Korn Ferry’s Voices 360 degree assessment (Lominger), Hogan Assessment Systems; Personality Inventory, Challenge Report, Motivators, Values and Preferences Inventory, and is a certified professional coach through The Hudson Institute of Coaching in California, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program. She is also part-time faculty at Rutgers University where she teaches Leadership Development to undergraduates in the SMLR program.   Margaret is a graduate of Cornell University, holding a BS in Human Development and Family Studies as well as a Master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.


Bill Hector is an executive coach and leadership development expert who has guided  dozens of global executives and their businesses over two decades to enhance leadership excellence and drive performance improvement.  He has a breadth of coaching and leadership development experience across multiple sectors: financial services, professional services and consumer/business products. Bill combines his business savvy gained as a senior HR executive in Fortune 100 organizations with his hands-on experience drawn from management/leader development and executive coaching fundamentals to help Artixan clients.  He draws from his personal experience as a people leader, having managed and developed his own teams for over 25 years.  He led numerous global initiatives at several organizations, focusing on leadership development and transformational change strategies. Bill is currently a master facilitator/coach for several national training organizations including Hogan Assessment Systems and GP Strategies.  He designed and facilitated global leadership programs within Citigroup’s global leadership suite and currently is on faculty for Prudential, J&J, and e-Cornell.  Bill holds an MS in Organization Development from American University.

Mary Macnab Kennedy has a 30-year career in Human Resources, with deep expertise in employee relations and training — working closely with business leaders in establishing sound workplace practices and investigating and resolving a multitude of workplace issues, including harassment, discrimination, and compliance challenges.  Mary is a graduate of New York University’s Sloan Undergraduate School of Business, and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California in Social Work.  Her professional background includes extensive time in executive staff positions at Condé Nast, Ziff-Davis Publishing, and Miller Publishing, living and working in both New York and Los Angeles over her long career. Her balanced and thorough practices have often resulted in being labeled the “conscience” of companies.   In addition to Mary’s HR expertise, she was an adjunct instructor at USC’s Graduate School of Social Work, where she taught various organizational and social issue courses during her tenure in California.Mary’s combined business acumen, preemptive instructional philosophy, dedication to the equitable resolution of social issues, and analytical approach to problem solving have provided Mary with a unique perspective and highly effective methodology in resolving workplace conflicts and issues.