PEAR™ Team

Deidre Koppelman

Founder & CEO

Since founding PEAR™ in 2003, Deidre has worked closely with senior level executives, business owners and organizational teams, providing strategic management counsel and solutions across a variety of industries. Deidre puts her focus into organizational development, leadership development and behavioral analytics for her clients. Deidre is one of 6 individuals in the State of New York that is a Kolbe® Certified Consultant.

Prior to founding PEAR™, Deidre served as President of a direct marketing catalog company, where she oversaw the operations and strategic direction of the 85-person organization. Deidre previously held various positions at Time Warner, NBC, GE Capital and Doubleday.

Currently a member of Vistage International; a group dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of Chief Executives, Deidre is also a member of the Strategic Coach program.  Deidre is always on the path to increase her knowledge so that she can share what she learns with every client.  Her well-developed “tool box” allows her to be creative in helping her clients solve their most difficult challenges.  Deidre provides insight and confidence to all she works with in order to help assist with creating the changes necessary to achieve results.

David Freedman, SHRM-SCP

Vice President of Organizational Development

Dave has 19 years of experience in human resources consulting, working with companies of all sizes, across industries, and including many of the Fortune 100 as well as state and federal government agencies.

His wide-ranging experiences include outsourced HR management, workplace investigations, employee handbooks, talent management system development, engagement and culture surveys, exit surveys, and multi-rater feedback processes. Additionally, he is also experienced in talent acquisition, including developing job descriptions, structured interviews, role-plays, and onboarding processes.

Dave’s unique combination of professionalism, approachability, and passion for solving problems means that PEAR’s clients can be assured that he will confidently guide them to the best solutions for their needs.

Sue A. Wilson, PHR, SHRM-CP

Vice President of Human Resources

With over 25 years of experience, Sue brings her unique combination of human resources experience and business acumen to PEAR. Sue has previously worked in HR outsourcing, and is an experienced corporate HR leader in both manufacturing (union and non-union) and service industries. Sue takes a holistic approach to human resources, ensuring organizations are operating to their maximum potential.

Sue’s expertise includes strategic HR planning, talent management, culture and engagement, compensation and benefits, HR technology know-how, employee relations, and compliance and risk management. Sue’s breadth of experience coupled with her communication skills and her trustworthiness, allow her to build and maintain relationships with all levels of employees, including CEO’s, Boards of Directors and Private Equity partners.

Sue is eager to use her expertise and hands-on approach to partner with PEAR’s clients and their teams, and to help them manage all phases of their business by managing people, processes, and projects successfully. Sue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College as well as her PHR and SHRM-CP certifications.


Stephanie Quinn-Schulman, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

Stephanie has provided stellar HR support to our clients for over 5 years. Stephanie graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a focus in Human Resources and a minor in Communications. Stephanie is best known for her calm demeanor on the outside and serious diligence to provide the absolute best in service to our clients.

In her previous position, she worked as a Customer Experience Manager where she gained knowledge of customer service management as well as recruitment and hiring. As a member of the PEAR team, Stephanie continues to take on more challenges and is always seeking to enhance the performance of PEAR Core Solutions and our clients.

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